Come join us for our June chapter event.... 

When: June 27th

Where: RedThread, East Hartford, CT

Time: 6:15

Food and Drink Provided!!

Transforming Talent Development by Revolutionizing the World of Psychometric

  Presented by Lumina Learning's Rebecca Bales and Donna Horrigan


After the meeting, attendees will be offered the  opportunity to experience a complementary next-generation assessment tool  Lumina Spark....a $250 value!!



Session overview

Employee engagement is stagnant across the US since 2011 per the recent Gallup studies, with the percentage of engaged employees hovering between 29 to 32% across the years. Yet the solution we often use in the world of Talent Development, to help individuals raise their own self-awareness as well as understand the value and talents of those we work with, are the same employee assessment tools that were created back in 1943. 

So how is that working for you?  Why do we continue to gravitate back to these assessment tools designed to categorize others?  Join us for an interactive presentation that explores a revolutionary approach to the world of psychometric tools designed to disrupt this pattern of categorization and transform the way organizations view the diversity of their people, including thought, communication and work style.  Experience the power of using assessment tools which pave the way to a more inclusive culture which recognizes and embraces the unique talents of its people and empowers you to provide disruptively innovative learning solutions, tools and resources. Each participate will receive access to a mobile App designed to speed read and create their own personality Splash.  Hints and tips on how to build rapport and increase connection to others is included.  And we’ll be putting the App into action in the meeting by sharing & comparing with others.

Session Learning Objectives

  1. Understand how psychometrics can create limiting results that disengage workers
  2. Learn new ways of disrupting old patterns which allow organizations to create a culture where individuals can thrive
  3. Discover your own uniqueness in areas where you may embrace the paradox of behavior

About our presenters…

Rebecca is an expert in Organizational Development and a Change Management specialist.  She has worked in this field since 1993 and has a background in Psychology and Human Dynamics with her graduate work in Organizational Development.  She is an ACC certified coach through the International Coaching Federation and is a CSP (Certified Professional Speaker) through the National Speakers Association.  Rebecca is currently the Global Partner, USA for Lumina Learning, a worldwide talent development organization headquartered in London.  Rebecca is a published author of Step Up to the Plate, The Power of Passion and Determination which focuses on personal change and transformation. She also is a co-author with Drs. Ken Blanchard and Deepak Chopra in Roadmap to Success.  Rebecca lives and has offices in Dallas, Texas where she oversees clients and practitioners across the US. Her business has recently opened an office in Connecticut which serves the northeast. 

Donna Horrigan

Donna has over 20 years of experience helping clients solve business problems by leveraging innovative learning solutions that drive and enable business growth and profitability. Her organizational roles over the years have included global account management, performance improvement consulting, and business development strategy. For the last nine years, while at Career Systems International she partnered with clients to design and implement resilient talent management strategies to engage, develop and retain key talent.  Donna is a client advocate who approaches opportunities with creativity and a focus on results. She is consistently seen as a trusted advisor to clients through her exceptional service, responsiveness, and learning and development expertise.

2017 Meeting Calendar 

  • February 9th - Kick-Off with Connectand
  • April 6th - Gamification with Jonathan Peters
  • June 27th - Transforming Talent Development by Revolutionizing the World of Psychometrics
  • September 7th - TBD
  • November 15th - TBD
  • December 14th - Holiday Networking


Thanks to Jon Peters for a Great Virtual 

Presentation on Gamification

Join us on April 6th as we welcome Jonathan Peters from Sententia as he discusses the role that gamification plays in employee engagement, knowledge retention and delivering increased ROI to organizations

Click on the link to the left to register!

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