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803 Discover a Proven Approach to Organization Development Using Data

8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
Friday, April 14

Tracks: Data & Platforms

With limited budgets and resources, HR & training groups are challenged with how best to address a wide variety of organizational needs that will have the biggest impact on performance. In this session we will explore advanced data analytics and assessment tools available to assist with identifying and prioritizing programs that will have proven results on employee retention and effectiveness. Beginning with diagnosing your organization’s development needs, attendees will have the opportunity to complete an organization development assessment and create a scorecard (prior and during the session) that will provide immediate insights to targeted programs and solutions. We will share case studies and best practices of how other organizations have used this information and celebrated measurable success. Walk away from the session with a clear plan of action and ideas on ways to measure and track results. The assessment evaluates five main organization competency areas. We will review each of the competencies and share with participants best practices, case studies, and unique approaches to make a real difference in the organization. Create a strategic plan that allows you to identify targeted training that is scalable to meets your organization’s needs.

In this session you will learn:

  • Tools to diagnose your organization’s development needs
  • Tips and best practices from case studies to address targeted training
  • A strategic roadmap for targeted training programs and other solutions
  • Tracking options for continuous improvement

Technology discussed:

Organization development assessment

Dennis Koerner

President, CEO

ITN Analytics

Dennis W. Koerner is president and CEO of ITN Analytics. ITN is a leading provider of statistical services related to workforce development. Previously Dennis held the position of president of RING Industrial Group, a diverse, national, plastics product manufacturer, chief operating officer of ACH Foods, an international food and chemical company; and vice president of research and development at Kraft Foods. Dennis was also an adjunct faculty member at the University of Memphis in the Herff College of Engineering. He currently serves as chairman of the Assessment Standards Institute and on a number of other corporate and community boards.

Cindy Ogden



Cindy Ogden is president of FUEL it, an organization development solutions company in Memphis, TN. She has more than 20 years of talent strategy and development experience, working for both large and small businesses. Previously, Cindy held positions as the training and development and IT implementation leader for a national Fortune 500 service company along with leading the IT development team for a global third-party logistics provider before forming FUEL it in 2014. She earned a Six Sigma Black Belt certification through Price Waterhouse Cooper and practiced as a Black Belt solving process-related operational problems for several years.