April Monthly Meeting

  • Wed, April 17, 2019
  • 11:00 AM - 1:30 PM
  • Norris Conference Center - 2525 West Anderson Lane, Austin, TX 78757


(depends on selected options)

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The Changing Face of Leadership -
Implications for Leadership Development

This session has been approved for 1 hour of Business credit through HRCI & SHRM.

Alice Mar Rocher 

Alice Mar Rocher discusses the evolvement of Leadership Development (LD) efforts through it’s history as a management tool, and the implications for Human Resource professionals as the demographic profile of leaders has changed fundamentally since LD was initially created.

In this powerful overview and call to action, Ms Rocher relates the beginnings of the practice now known as leadership development including theories of leadership and shows how the practice’s beginnings and evolution - dominated by a white male mindset - have caused challenges for women and people of color since. Ms Rocher identifies programmatic aspects HR professionals need to consider to drive development for all leaders today. She includes objective 21st century data showing diverse leadership teams outperforming non-diverse groups, as well as emerging research indicating women have a significant advantage relative to leadership competencies vs men, which begs the question: why are women not more highly represented in C-level leadership roles?

Finally, to enable HR practitioners to create change in their organizations, Ms Rocher discusses what works in developing women as leaders, effective practices in model companies today, the role of men in developing women leaders and key elements of an inclusive development practice.

Program Learning Objectives:

  1. Be able to effectively describe Leadership Development and its intent and programmatic key elements
  2. Be able to identify necessary structural and cultural components for an inclusive Leadership Development practice
  3. Be able to recognize the primary roadblocks to an effective inclusive Leadership Development practice enabling HR leaders to address same
  4. Be able to discuss and reinforce the primary leadership competencies women may leverage to increase their leadership development activities 

Speaker Bio:

Alice Mar Rocher is the founder and principal at Mea Crescendo, a personal practice focused on development with senior leaders, high potentials, and individual contributors.  Her work includes focus on competency development, efficiency in development and practical deployment of action plans supporting business outcomes.

Her 20 years of HR experience include leadership roles at Emerson Process Management, TECO-Westinghouse and Gila Corporation, and her background also includes working with adult learners at CLL Language Centers.

Ms Rocher holds a Bachelor of Science (BS) in Organizational Communication from the University of Texas at Austin and a Master of Arts (MA) in Human Resources Leadership Leadership Development from the University of Texas at Austin.

She is certified as a Master Practitioner and Trainer in Neurolinguistic Programming from the Empowerment Partnership and is a Coach for Strategic Intervention Bootcamp having attended training with Robbins-Madanes.

Thank you to SagePoint Financials!  Our sponsor for this event!

The Luncheon Meeting Format:

Location: Norris Conference Center
2525 West Anderson Lane, Austin, TX 78757

10:30 am - Registration and Networking
10:55 am - Open Buffet
11:25 am - President's Remarks & Board Announcements
11:45 am - Hot Topics
12:00 pm - Featured Speaker
12:55 pm - Closing Remarks/Drawing
1:00 pm - Finish

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Reservation/Cancellation Policy

Registrations must be received before close of business on the Monday prior to the event so that we may turn in a headcount.  Onsite registrations are accepted at the door on a first-come, first-served basis. If you can't make the event, please let us know 72 hours beforehand by sending an email to ahrma@austinhumanresource.org, so that we can cancel your registration. Please note, refunds will not be issued after the 72 hour mark as we pay the venue based on the number of attendees reserved - including no-shows.

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