Building a Talent-Centric Workforce

Recorded On: 01/16/2020

Are you changing as fast as the world around us? Talent drives success, but the talent practices many local governments use are vestiges of another era. They were designed for predictable environments, traditional ways of getting work done, and organizations where lines and boxes defined how people were managed. Modern leaders recognize that talent selection decisions are an increasingly important determinant of organizational performance and success. For many organizations, they are the most mission-critical decisions they make. Those organizations that attract and retain the right kind of talent and treat it, reward it, develop it, and deploy it correctly, perform better than those that simply fill jobs with people. In this session, learn the five elements of a Talent Formula that will ensure you have a motivated, engaged, and knowledgeable workforce. 

ICMA Practice Areas: [4] Staff Effectiveness; [5] Personal Resiliency and Development; [13] Human Resources Management and Workforce Engagement

Patrick Ibarra

Co-founder; Mejorando Group

Patrick Ibarra is an architect of innovation and entrepreneur of ideas, who seeks to challenge the status quo thinking of the “we’ve always done it that way” approach. With experience as a city manager and human resource director, Patrick is co-founder and partner of the Mejorando Group, an organizational effectiveness consulting firm that brings fresh thinking, innovation, and new ideas to help governments succeed in the 21st century.  Mejorando is a Spanish word meaning “getting better all the time” and it reflects Patrick and his firm’s approach as they advise top organizations and high achievers, helping them clarify their direction, focus their efforts and execute to reach the right results faster. The Mejorando Group’s clients include a variety of public sector organizations throughout the nation.


01/16/2020 at 1:00 PM (EST)   |  90 minutes
01/16/2020 at 1:00 PM (EST)   |  90 minutes
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1.50 ICMA CE credits  |  Certificate available
1.50 ICMA CE credits  |  Certificate available