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AZHREF March 18, 2020 Program

March 18, 2020
8:00 AM - 11:00 AM
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SkySong 3 135 Synergy II
1365 North Scottsdale Road
Scottsdale, AZ 85257



This program has been submitted for HRCI and SHRM-PDC recertification credit.


Help Them Grow or Watch Them Go with Julie Winkle-Giulioni

Help Them Grow or Watch Them Go

Despite being consistently linked with high levels of engagement, discretionary effort, retention and results, career development continues to be among the greatest sources of employee dissatisfaction in today’s workplace. And in a workplace characterized by a tightening labor market, that represents a significant problem.  It also represents an opportunity for those in Human Resources to assume their leadership role in driving business success by helping their organizations win the war for talent.

Attracting and retaining top performers demands a genuine commitment to employees and their development. Yet too few organizations have discovered how to accomplish this in a sustained and sustainable fashion. Short-term career initiatives, IDP (individual development planning) systems, and featured ‘programs-of-the-month’ fail to deliver intended results... and in some cases further undermine employee satisfaction.

Now is the time for Human Resources professionals to crack the code on career development.  Julie Winkle Giulioni, co-author of Help Them Grow or Watch Them Grow: Career Conversations Organizations Need and Employees Want, will share her findings from decades of field research. She’ll deconstruct effective career development, offering a practical framework that makes it more doable and durable. Human Resources professionals will walk away with in-the-trenches advice they can begin implementing immediately to drive enhanced career development and the many business outcomes that accompany it.

By the end of this session Human Resources professionals will be able to:

  • Tap the potential of career development to drive organizational outcomes
  • Leverage a multi-dimensional framework for change
  • Redefine career development in a way that’s consistent with today’s realities
  • Help managers address their most prevalent excuses for not engaging in career development
  • Evaluate organizational culture to identify career development drivers and stallers


Presenter Background

Julie Winkle-Giulioni works with a wide range of organizations and businesses to improve productivity and results through learning and development. She works with clients domestically and internationally to design, develop, facilitate, and evaluate performance improvement strategies in support of business needs.  Specializing in commercial product development and custom training, Ms. Winkle-Giulioni and her firm provide ‘learning that works’. 

Previous to founding DesignArounds, Ms. Winkle-Giulioni led the product development effort at AchieveGlobal, the world’s largest training provider at the time.  In that role, she architected, conducted and published feasibility and competency research.  She conceived and developed award-winning products that included electronic and non-electronic assessment, instructional and reinforcement components.  Managing cross-functional and international teams of marketing, creative, instructional design, writing, video/audio and production professionals, she led the creation and launch of sales, service and leadership products that are used in tens of thousands of organizations worldwide.

Industry awards and recognition include Human Resource Executive Magazine’s Top Ten Training Products, Training Industry Editor’s Readership Award, Global HR Excellence Award for Strategic Leadership, New Media Invision, ITVA, New York Film Festival, Lguide recognition for developing “e-learning at its best.” 

Ms. Winkle-Giulioni is the co-author of the Amazon bestseller, Help Them Grow or Watch Them Go: Career Conversations Organizations Need and Employees Want. She’s been identified by Inc. Magazine as one the Top 100 Leadership Speakers. She writes a monthly column for Training Industry Magazine and Saba’s Talent Space and regularly contributes to The Economist, SmartBrief, Saba’s TalentSpace, the Conference Board’s Human Capital Exchange and other publications. She also offers thoughts on leadership, career development and more via her weekly blog at

Program Agenda:
Networking - 8:00 - 8:30am
Announcements and Introductions:  8:30 - 8:45 am
Program: 8:45 - 10:45 am
Q&A, Program Conclusion and Networking:  10:45 - 11:00am


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