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News & Events

Honored to receive the Global Learning & Development Leadership Award in Mumbai, India 2/15/17

 

New article on how to improve Performance Management: "New Year, New Workforce Processes" in Small Biz Daily (1/24/17): http://www.smallbizdaily.com/new-year-new-workforce-approach-small-business-owners-should-focus-on-employee-improvement-not-on-ratings-and-documentation-failure/

 

Hear me speak about alternative career tracks on the How to Be Awesome at Your Job Podcast (Episode #82): https://awesomeatyourjob.com/podcast/

 

Come see me at ATD International Conference & Expo: "The Surefire Path to Successful Talent Management." May 24 at 3 pm in Denver.

 

"What Talent Management Really Is" Opening Keynote at Global Conference for Talent Management in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, October 19, 2015. http://www.gcetd.com/?page_id=1723&lang=en

 

"Managers Are People Too." Closing keynote at HCI's Employee Engagement Conference July 28-29 in San Francisco: http://www.hci.org/hr-conferences/2015-Employee-Engagement/overview

 

Stop by the Pepperdine booth at SHRM in Las Vegas to say hello June 29, June 30, July 1.

 

Live webinar on 4/23: Driving Business Outcomes with Learning & Development http://www.capsim.com/events/driving-business-outcomes-with-learning-and-development-programs/

 

Keynote address at HCI Human Capital Summit: HR Transformation: New Roles in Talent Management. Orlando, April 1, 2015

 

Save the date: Pepperdine University's Talent Management Symposium: April 24, 2015 in Los Angeles.

 

Archived webcast: Successful Strategic Workforce Planning: http://www.hci.org/lib/successful-strategic-workforce-planning-through-collaboration-analytics-and-technology

 

Archived webinar: Finding Your Aha Moments in Talent Management.  http://www.hci.org/lib/finding-your-aha-moments-talent-management

The latest book by Mark Allen, Aha Moments in Talent Management, has been released by ASTD Press. The book is available at Amazon.com or ASTD.org.

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Mark Allen, Ph.D.

          Mark Allen is an educator, speaker, consultant, and author who specializes in talent management and corporate universities. He is the author of Aha Moments in Talent Management (published by ASTD Press in 2014) and the co-author and editor of The Next Generation of Corporate Universities (Pfeiffer, 2007), and The Corporate University Handbook (Amacom Books, 2002). He has also written numerous articles in practitioner and academic publications. He was the recipient of the 2017 Global Training and Development Leadership Award given by the World Human Resource Development Congress.

 

            Mark is a member of the faculty of Pepperdine University’s Graziadio School of Business and Management, where he also serves as Academic Director of the Master of Science in Human Resources program. He is also a Senior Associate with the Kiely Group, a senior faculty member of the Human Capital Institute, and has taught  for Vatel University and the American Management Association.

 

            As an internationally-recognized authority, he is a popular speaker and has presented his research in numerous countries including China, France, Italy, Mexico, Turkey, Saudi Arabia, Colombia, Australia, India, and throughout the United States and Canada. In addition to his expertise in talent management and learning & development, his other research interests include the assessment of training and development programs, the evaluation of teaching and learning in postsecondary and adult education, and creativity and innovation. Mark consults with both new and mature corporate universities and has served on the Board of Regents of the University of Farmers at Farmers Insurance and the Board of Advisors of the Global Council of Corporate Universities.

 

            Mark has a Bachelor’s degree in psychology from Columbia University, an MBA from Pepperdine University, and a Ph.D. in Education from USC. An award-winning teacher, Mark teaches courses in Leadership, Management, Creativity, and Adult Learning at Pepperdine’s Graziadio School of Business and Management and Graduate School of Education and Psychology and has taught business and management courses at a number of institutions.

 

            He has consulted with or delivered executive development programs for 3M, Alpha Natural Resources, AT&T, Boeing, Caesars World, Farmers Insurance, Kaiser Permanente, the Los Angeles Police Department, Samsung, Southern California Edison, the government of Taiwan, Verizon, and many other global organizations.

 

            Previously, Mark was Program Director in Executive Education at the University of Southern California’s Marshall School of Business where he developed a variety of highly successful executive education programs. He has also held managerial positions at Kaplan, Integrated Data Concepts, and SRS Publishing.

 

            He lives in Redondo Beach, CA with his wife Dayna and their two sons, Skyler and Dylan.

 

          Mark has been involved with fantasy baseball practically since its inception. He is a founding member of the Roach Motel League, the world's oldest continuously running fantasy sports league (since 1981). In 2002, he was invited by USA Today to compete in the LABR experts fantasy baseball league with some of the nation's top fantasy baseball experts. He finished in first place and was not invited back.

 

          Mark is also an avid poker player, having cashed in the World Series of Poker four times, including finishing in 24th place out of a field of over 7,800 players in the 2014 Monster Stack Event.

 

         

 

 

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