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HR Event – How to Win the War for Talent (Indianapolis)


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Effective business execution requires the right people with the right talent at the right time. In today’s war for talent, most businesses fail to address their talent strategy in their planning and without it, their business and financial plans are useless. In addition to talent strategy, recruitment and retention are two factors in which each organization needs to take time to invest. Successfully engaging employees requires leaders to be intentional about moving the needle. However, how do you engage employees to make sure they are committed to your mission and its success?

Join us on Tuesday, May 7th as we take a deeper dive into these hot topics. Deirdre Bird, Director of HR Consulting Services at VonLehman CPA & Advisory Firm, will discuss best practices for leaders of organizations to engage and retain your employees, bettering your workforce. Mike Lantz, President and Founder of ML Talent Strategies, will unpack the key elements to building a world-class TalentDNA inside your organization that will attract top talent and put you on the path to winning the war for talent.


11:30 – Registration/Networking

12:00 – Deirdre Bird, VonLehman CPA & Advisory Firm

12:30 – Mike Lantz, ML Talent Strategies

1:00 – Q/A

1:30 – Program concludes

About the Speakers:

Deirdre Bird has over 20 years of human resources management and management consulting experience. She works closely with clients in multiple industries on all things HR, including facilitating organizational design, succession planning, performance management, recruiting, coaching, and development. Deirdre engages with company leadership of small and mid-sized companies to develop highly customized solutions that achieve organizational goals and impact bottom-line performance. She has previous experience working for large media companies, directing and managing HR operations focused on training. What distinguishes her from others in her field of expertise is her passion for enhancing organizations’ and employees’ effectiveness through talent.

Mike Lantz is a twenty-year veteran in the talent strategy, training, coaching and leadership development space. Prior to launching ML Talent Strategies, Lantz spent nearly eight years as the Chief Learning Officer for DEFENDERS, a $550M company with 2,700 team members. Early in his tenure with DEFENDERS’, Lantz cast the vision and developed the strategy for learning & development to be the cornerstone for DEFENDERS’ growth. Before joining DEFENDERS, Mike owned and operated LQ Performance Strategies for 10 years before selling the company in 2009. LQ, a full-service talent strategy firm, served over 250 different companies in 31 industries by developing and implementing customized employee development solutions in the areas of sales and leadership.

Event Details

Date & Time

05/07/2019, 11:30 am - 1:30 pm


Ivy Tech Culinary and Conference Center
2820 North Meridian Street
Indianapolis, IN 46208

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