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    February Chapter Meeting - Money Matters: Using Pay Practices to Support Talent Development

    Date: February 20, 2020, 7:30am
    James T. Stodd, MS, SPHR, SHRMSCP
    Crowne Plaza Baton Rouge
    $0.00 for Members / $30 for Non-Members
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    Program Description

    Stimulus-Response-Reward...we all get it! But what’s happening with the “reward” part?

    The science of human behavior teaches us that “rewards” are key to the basic learning paradigm, motivating individuals to grow in capability, competency, and proficiency, and to achieve and sustain high levels of performance. Research has also shown that within our business environment the most flexible, useful, appealing and powerful formal reward systems involve “pay”.Pay is central to the employment relationship and is one of the most important variables involved in attracting, retaining and engaging top talent. Yet, many of today’s organizations design, implement and maintain complex and costly talent development programs without having the formal reward systems in place to adequately support those programs or ensure their long-term success. And as we know, without the “reward” part...well, according to Skinner, Hull, Vroom and a host of other learning and motivation experts, the whole venture is likely to fall apart for lack of results (“extinction”). The purpose of this program is to a) reinforce the critical importance of “pay” in the design and administration of talent development initiatives, and b) equip HR and talent development professionals to ensure all the pieces are squarely in place to maximize the prospects of success. When equipped with these concepts and alternative approaches, talent development professionals will be in much better situation to capably guide senior management decision-making and ensure the effectiveness of their talent development programs. 

    Presenter Bio

    Jim offers seasoned experience in strategic and organizational planning, change management, as well as compensation and rewards.  He has assisted numerous clients to implement the organizational architecture, structure,  infrastructure, and strategic plans required to achieve their visions and goals.  In addition, he has assisted other organizations build strategically-focused compensation & reward programs, as well as other human resource management initiatives, by introducing forward-thinking approaches to talent management.

    During his career, Jim has served as the CHRO for several prominent organizations including BroMenn Healthcare (Bloomington, IL), Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center (Baton Rouge, LA), SCAN Health Plan (Long Beach, CA), and the Office of the Legislative Auditor (Baton Rouge, LA). He has also been associated with several leading consulting firms including Ernst & Young LLP, Hay Management Consultants,  and First Transitions.  Jim currently maintains an independent consulting practice under the umbrella of JT Stodd & Associates and has provided consulting services to a diverse mix of clients including those in the healthcare, manufacturing, technology, construction, professional services, petrochemical, finance, government, education, and nonprofit sectors.

    In addition to his career as a management consultant, Jim also teaches classes in Organizational Leadership and Human Resource Management at Louisiana State University and serves as the principal instructor for the Human Capital Management Certificate Program at the University of New Orleans.  Prior to that, he taught related subjects at the University of California-Irvine where he received UCI’s “2010 Distinguished Instructor” award.  His educational preparation includes a B.A. in Psychology from Saint Louis University and an M.S. in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from Illinois State University.  He also completed extensive post-graduate work at the Industrial Relations Center of the University of Minnesota. Jim has earned lifetime certification as a “Senior Professional in Human Resources” (SPHR) as well as a SHRM-SCP credential.

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