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Doris Bentley speaks to small or large groups on contemporary and innovative people practices that can transform an organization to meet the challenges of today's workplace. She adapts topics to fit specific groups and presentation formats, whether professional association meetings, executive peer groups, corporate retreats, keynotes, or management skill-building.

Doris has delivered presentations to the following groups in 2018 and 2019:

MacKay CEO Forums
Canadian Manufacturers and Exporters Executive Peer Groups
APICS – Association of Supply Management Professionals
CPHR (Chartered Professional of Human Resources) Association of BC
Engineering Human Resources Association
Centra Construction Group

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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.