2011 Talent Summit

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The purpose of the Talent Summit is to discuss the ways in which diversity relates to the Talent Cycle (i.e., recruitment, development, and retention). This educational event helps companies maximize the talents and skills of current employees, and highlights best practices for recruiting a diverse workforce.

Orlando Talent Summit

Date: November 8th, 2011
Time: 9:00-11:30am
Place: Nova Southeastern University – Orlando
Address: 4850 Millenia Blvd., Orlando, FL

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Christina Weaver

Christina Weaver

For a little over a year, Christina has been the Manager of Global Inclusion & Compliance for Harris Corporation worldwide. In this role Christina is responsible for the Program Management of company-wide inclusion strategies and programs. Christina provides leadership in the creation and cultivation of a value-based and compelling culture focused on the constant leveraging of business strategies and talent needs to drive high performance and deliver sustainable competitive growth. Previous to this role Christina was a leader in the Talent Management Center where she managed domestic and International staffing for Harris’ Broadcast Communications segment.

Prior to Harris, Christina spent 11 years in the Staffing Industry. During her tenure in the Staffing industry she worked for industry leaders: TekSystems, Volt Information Sciences, Smith Hanley & Hudson. Her roles included Recruiting and Sales. Her recruitment and sales experience spanned various levels of recruiting within the High Tech Industry.

Christina earned her BS in Business Administration from the University of Central Florida. She received her PHR (Professional in Human Resources) certification in January of 2008 and was recertified in 2011. She received her HCS (Human Capital Strategist) certification in May of 2010.

Cama Piccini

Cama Piccini

For the past six months, Cama has been the Talent Development Manager for Harris Corporation worldwide. In this newly created role, Cama is responsible for the creation, implementation and delivery of Learning and Development initiatives across the corporation. She works closely with all levels of the organization to define the immediate and long term L&D strategies that support both the domestic and global business objectives. Previous to this role Cama was Human Resources Business Partner for the Government Communication Systems Segment and Corporate Headquarters where she had responsibility for Performance Management, Salary Planning, Learning & Development, Employee Relations and Employee Development. In addition, she was a leader in the Talent Management Center where she managed Exempt and Executive staffing for Harris’ Corporate Headquarters.

Prior to Harris, Cama spent 10 years in the Staffing Industry. During her tenure in the Staffing industry she worked for industry leaders: Aerotek, Robert Half and Volt Information Sciences. Her roles included Recruiting, Sales, Program Management and Branch Management. Her recruitment and management experience spanned all levels of recruiting: from non-exempt to exempt, temp to direct, domestic to international, and administrative to the board room.

Cama earned an MA in Higher Education and Student Affairs from The Ohio State University and her BA in Mass Communication from Denison University. She is a certified Six Sigma Yellow Belt and a Green Belt Candidate. She received her PHR (Professional in Human Resources) certification in January of 2008 and was recertified in 2011.

Emily Ingram

Emily Ingram

Emily Ingram is currently the Senior Vice President, Organizational Effectiveness for Wyndham Vacation Ownership, where she is responsible for Talent Management, Leadership Development, building Organizational Capability, Operational Excellence, and Diversity. She has been with Wyndham since 2003 and has held a number of different positions as part of the Human Resources team.

Emily’s work experience includes tenure with Hyatt Hotels, Shaklee Corporation, and Convergys Corporation.

Passionate about learning both in and out of the workplace, Emily holds a Bachelor of Science from Cornell University and the Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) Certification. She is a member of the National Association of Professional Women (NAPW) and the Society of Human Resources Management (SHRM). She also serves as a member of the advisory board for Human Resources People & Strategy (HRPS).

Emily loves travel and works on word searches to relax. She and her family relocated to Orlando in late 2009 and love the sunshine!

Lucas Daniel Boyce

Lucas Daniel Boyce

Lucas Boyce is the Director of Community Relations, Multicultural Insights, Cause Marketing and Government Affairs for the Orlando Magic, joining the organization in July 2008.  His responsibilities include strategic business planning and directing the organization’s multicultural and community initiatives and diverse outreach. He also oversees the company’s efforts in corporate citizenship, supplier diversity and government affairs.

Prior to joining the Magic, Boyce served at the White House in the Office of Political Affairs where he monitored political activity and tracked key races across the Plains-Southwest region of the United States.  Boyce also coordinated pro-active communication, public relations and education outreach across diverse communities, constituencies and issues on behalf of the President.  

During his tenure at the White House, Boyce also served in the Office of Public Liaison. In this role, he directed African-American and Professional Sports Outreach in addition to event related work in the fields of healthcare and economic policy.  Prior to this, Boyce worked for a public affairs firm in Alexandria, Virginia, Direct Impact, and served in the Vice President’s Political and Communications Office.

Lucas is the author of Living Proof: From Foster Care to the White House and the NBA, published in January 2011. Learn more by visiting www.lucasdanielboyce.com. He travels throughout Central Florida and across the country giving speeches designed to motivate young adults to make an impact in their generation.

Boyce received his bachelor’s degree in political science and speech communication from the University of Central Missouri. He is currently pursuing his MBA at Rollins College in Orlando Florida.

Nancy Zentis

Nancy Zentis

As a leader in the field of Talent Management, Dr. Zentis is the founder of the Institute of Organizational Development (instituteod.com) a learning institute that prepares individuals in the learning and advancement of the OD field. Also she is the Director of HRTalentPro (hrtalentpro.com) founded 25 years ago, a global consulting firm providing corporate training programs, organizational development solutions, and consulting services to support business growth and challenges, changing culture and technology, and other factors that require more effective human resource ROI.

Nancy Zentis has over 30 years of experience developing Talent Management strategies working with global private and public organizations such as Motorola, Pratt and Whitney, Pepsico, Tyco, Baptist Health, Miami Children’s Hospital, Montenay Power, Florida Power and Light, Astra Zenica, Volvo, and American Express, Broward County Aviation, Avaya, and Orange County Courts of California.

Nancy’s expertise is in the area of 360 Feedback Assessments, Competency Development, Succession Planning, Developing High Potentials, Employee Engagement, Performance Management, Leadership Development, Career Development and Mentoring.

Dr. Zentis has contributed to several articles to the Organizational Development Journal for ASTD on the topic of Talent Management and Leadership Development. She has also published a book on Action Research Tools for Leadership Development.

Her passion is to advance the field of Organization Development. She has developed an online Organization Development Certificate Program and it is offered throughout the Americas, India, Middle East. Asia and Africa.

Nancy founded the regional chapter of the South Florida Organizational Development Network (www.sflodn.org) in 1999 and leads the chapter since then. She promotes the learning and development of the OD field and OD practitioners by creating a network of professionals and coordinating monthly events with other professionals. She is a past president of ASTD South Florida Chapter and has presented at many professional conferences including IAF, ISPI, ASTD, and SHRM.

Nancy holds a Master’s in Business Management & HRM and a Ph.D. in Organizational Development from Capella University.