Speaker Spotlight: Ryan Estis – #SHRM11

by The Red Recruiter on June 27, 2011

Ryan Estis - SpeakerI first met Ryan Estis back in 2009 during the SHRM Staffing Management conference here in Las Vegas. Ryan is a memorable figure and very popular on the SHRM circuit.  His action-oriented approach to sharing thought leadership make his presentations both powerful and memorable!

When I found out that Ryan was speaking at #SHRM11, I decided to take some time out to ask him a few questions about his session and what participants should plan to take away.

Session:  Passion on Purpose

Date:  June 28th, 2011

Time:  10:45 AM – 12:00 PM

Room: Ballroom B

Q&A with Ryan Estis

Q:  Tell me about Passion on Purpose.  What will you cover in the presentation?

A:  I’m going to be presenting a conversation on leadership, culture, influence and the role that HR can play in accelerating business performance through their people strategies.

Q:  What spurred this topic?

A:  HR practitioners have a real opportunity to take ownership of essential parts of the business.  Everything from talent to overall business performance.  I think it’s time that practitioners take their roles to the next level by translating their work into overall business success.  Focus and accountability for how talent impacts company success is the logical next step.

Q:  What are the 3 main takeaways attendees should plan to receive?

  1. How Culture is becoming the competitive advantage and how to leverage it.
  2. How HR has an opportunity to connect leadership to culture.
  3. How HR needs to approach the communication issues within their companies.

If you are attending SHRM here in Las Vegas and want to take in a great presentation, I highly recommend attending Ryan’s session tomorrow.  It’s sure to be thought provoking and filled with actionable takeaways.

Special thanks to Ryan for taking time out to discuss his upcoming presentation!

Follow Ryan Estis on Twitter (@ryanestis) or visit his website.

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