NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--BTS, a leading strategy implementation firm, will host leaders from Fortune 500 companies at its Assessing Top Talent for Business Success Summit on April 7, 2015. Held at the Gramercy Park Hotel in New York City, the interactive, hands-on experience will be facilitated by Richard Dapra, Ph.D and Managing Director of the Assessment Practice, and Sandra Hartog, Ph.D and Head of Virtual Assessment Solutions at BTS. Engaging in a deep dialogue, attendees will be immersed in high-impact tools for identifying and developing the right talent; share insights on talent management trends and challenges; and experience the components and results of a virtual assessment center.
Identifying and developing exceptional leaders requires focusing not only on people leadership capabilities, but also on the business capabilities necessary to execute on company strategy. Finding this crucial balance requires more than traditional assessment techniques can offer. Assessment tools and technologies must meet and exceed today’s business challenges, or companies risk leaving valuable capabilities behind in their talent management strategies.
The experiential event will explore innovative assessment methods for identifying talent, with a focus on high potential leaders. Attendees will be immersed in the technologies and solutions that have proven effective in assessing and developing the business and leadership capabilities key to success. Specific topics include:
- The power of a business simulation in creating a leadership laboratory and measuring critical strategy execution-based leadership capabilities
- The integrated components and comprehensive results of a virtual assessment center for high potential leaders
- The future of technology-enhanced assessment at lower organizational levels with large incumbent populations
Co-leading the event, Richard Dapra is an industry veteran of assessment center design and implementation in business and government. Rich was one of the original officers of Development Dimensions International and a founder of Resource Analysis and Development Corporation. He has held the most senior level development positions at Pitney Bowes, Aetna, and most recently, was the CLO at Liberty Mutual.
Prior to BTS, Sandra Hartog was President and CEO of Fenestra, Inc., a leading provider of assessment technology solutions acquired by BTS in 2014. Sandra has over 20 years of experience as a consultant to Fortune 500 companies and other organizations, including Edward Jones, Bank of America, Kellogg’s, Merck Pharmaceuticals, MetLife, Verizon and others.
“We are delighted to welcome senior leaders from major global companies to this event,” reflected Dan Parisi, Executive Vice President at BTS. “The experience will create rich dialogue around how to assess top talent at their organizations. Attendees will leave with insights and tools to identify and develop the business and leadership capabilities key to success.”
Learn more at www.bts.com.
About BTS Group
BTS is a world leading strategy implementation firm. The company accelerates execution by ensuring the workforce is aligned to the strategy, has the right mindset, and has mastered the capabilities needed to deliver business results. BTS leverages customized business simulations and targeted experiential learning initiatives to develop the leadership, business acumen and sales skills necessary for superior strategy execution. Partnering with today’s leading corporations, BTS consultants bring passion and deep industry insight to deliver high-impact solutions that help clients achieve better results, faster.
Headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden, BTS has approximately 350 professionals in over 25 offices located on six continents. Partnering with nearly 400 organizations, including more than 30 of the world’s largest corporations, BTS’s major clients are some of the most respected names in business: Anglo American, AT&T, Chevron, Coca-Cola, Ericsson, HP, Rio Tinto, Sony, Telefonica, and Unilever.
For more information, please visit www.bts.com. BTS is a public company listed on the NASDAQ-OMX Stockholm and trades under the symbol BTS b.