Session Description and Speaker Bio
Speaker: Keith Friede; Arthur J. Gallagher & Co., Area Vice President, Talent & Organizational Development
Topic: Leading as an Human Resource Professional
It’s the challenge of every serious HR professional – operating more strategically, to be more influential and get a “seat at the head table.” But crafting a brilliant strategy is only a start, because the world is not likely to beat a path to your doorstep. In this session, we’ll go beyond the “what” to address what is, arguably, more important – the “how”: establishing credibility as a business professional, developing your ability to influence, developing a dense web of trusting relationships inside and outside your organization, and communicating more effectively as a leader. You’ll have an opportunity in the session to actively begin developing action plans for improving your business influence, expanding your network, and communicating – and to practice all three with new network acquaintances!
1. Develop greater credibility within their organizations as business leaders.
2. Develop influence and leadership skills by understanding and applying concepts such as courageous followership & leadership, the Leadership FingerprintTM, position power and leadership fluidity.
3. Utilize active, reflective listening skills to improve the quality of communication, deepen relationships and make better decisions
Keith leads the Talent & Organization Development practice for Arthur J. Gallagher & Co.’s North Central Region. His primary consulting focus is delivering strategic consulting expertise, talent development programs and organization development interventions to client organizations. He also mentors, coaches and trains Gallagher employees in developing their strategic consulting capabilities. Keith is a frequent presenter at national and regional professional conferences throughout the U.S.
With over 25 years of experience in organizational leadership, human resource development, and benefits & human resource compliance, his breadth of expertise and capabilities results in his work delivering significant strategic, behavioral and bottom-line impact to client organizations.
Keith’s core areas of consulting expertise include leadership and management, total rewards strategy, presentation skills, interpersonal communication, and individual leadership coaching. His approach is application-oriented, with a strong bias for action learning, experiential learning, and real-time practical application of skills.
Keith is also a leading authority on strategically-oriented risk management related to employee benefits and human resources regulatory requirements, including healthcare reform (PPACA), FMLA, ADA, COBRA, HIPAA, HRAs, HSAs and Section 125 cafeteria plans.
Prior to joining Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. in 2003, Keith was president of A.E. Roberts Company, then one of the nation’s premier training and consulting organizations specializing in employee benefits and human resources compliance education. Earlier, he was an independent human resource development consultant, and a training & organization development consultant with ITT.
Keith holds an M.A. in human resource development from the University of St. Thomas. His ground-breaking post-graduate research on leadership in virtual organizations led to an ongoing association as an advisor and contributor to the Centre for Applied Leadership. Beyond Gallagher, Keith plays bass in several jazz groups and is the P.A. announcer for varsity soccer, basketball and baseball games at the high school from which he graduated.
Sinclair Community College
Building 12, Ponitz Conference Center, Room 127
444 West Third St.
Dayton, Ohio 45402
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