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Looking for a speaker with experienced-based knowledge across many industry sectors? Doris Bentley is an engaging and knowledgeable presenter on contemporary people practices. She adapts topics to fit specific groups and presentation formats, whether professional association meetings, executive peer groups, corporate retreats, keynotes, or management skill-building.

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Current Presentation Topics

Basic to Brilliant: Transform Your People Practices
For small to mid-market companies, the continual and urgent need to find, attract, hire, and retain the right people can be the biggest barrier to innovation and business growth. To succeed, basic approaches to people practices are no longer enough. What’s needed is a transformational approach to become talent competitive and able to win. Based on Doris Bentley’s new book Basic to Brilliant, this presentation explores how talent innovation can be the difference maker in a constantly changing and unpredictable environment.

Winning at Hiring
Recruitment and selection is arguably one of the most important human systems in any business, yet it’s the one area in almost every company that requires dramatic improvement. Leader involvement in key stages of the process can ensure their company hires better, less often, and retains more. In this presentation, leaders learn where their contributions can add the most value.

Your Emerging Leaders: Identifying and Developing Top Talent
Wondering whether the key individuals in your business have the “right stuff” to take on greater responsibility? Struggling to identify the true potential of your top players? Trying to determine if your emerging leaders are truly rising stars or simply high performers?  Don’t leave the identification and development of your top talent to chance; find out how to distinguish performance from potential and prepare rising stars for future opportunities.

Succession Planning: Identifying and Developing Future Leaders
This half-day working session offers a practical roadmap that simplifies what’s often viewed as a complicated process. Leaders will take stock of their mindset about their current and potential future leaders. They’ll acquire a new understanding of what makes rising star talent tick and the implications for internal promotions and external hires. Using a Succession Planning Playbook, they’ll have the tools for making the right match of people with positions and creating leader success at the next level.

Leadership in Transition: Are You Ready for What’s Next?
For small to mid-market companies and family-owned enterprises, leadership is in transition like never before, as approximately half of Canadian business owners will be retiring in the next five to seven years.  Learn how to best manage the people side of business transition – the steps necessary for founders and leaders to exit successfully regardless of the goal:  transitioning through leadership succession or preparing their companies for sale.

Finding and Keeping Great People: The Role Operational Leaders Play
Operations leaders are often the front line of any company’s people strategy. They need to stay on top of the game when it comes to attracting, hiring, and retaining great employees who get up to speed faster and stay longer. This presentation takes a fresh look at today’s recruitment practices and the time-honoured approaches for keeping team members fulfilled and satisfied over the long term.