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January Chapter Meeting: Ryan

  • 21 Jan 2014
  • 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
  • Ryan | Three Galleria Tower 13155 Noel Road Suite 100 Dallas, TX 75240-5090
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  • Member registration with Dallas ASTD Membership.
  • Member registration with Dallas ASTD and National ASTD memberships.

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  Two-time National ASTD BEST Winner - Ryan


Results-Focused Training for Results-Focused Flexible Working Environment

In 2008, Ryan was successful and poised for continued success. However, the CEO was concerned about workers leaving the organization in growing numbers. The annual attrition rate - though still below the industry norm was creeping up. Exit interviews indicated that employees were leaving because of work rules that didn't fit today's professionals. The CEO realized that change was needed. He decided to take significant risk and embark on a journey to create a results-focused, flexible, and innovative work environment. The myRyan initiative was created and learning was a critical component from the onset. The organization has rapidly grown and changed in recent years, as has the world of work, and learning has been a critical part of business strategy.

Join us in January as Ryan shares their BEST practices in implementing a learning strategy to support a key business strategy and take away new insights on how learning & development function can support strategic change within your organization


Kathy Weaver
Kathy Weaver is responsible for leading Ryan’s Career Development efforts, supporting personal and professional development through technical training and professional learning opportunities. With more than 15 years of experience in the consulting industry, she has a proven track record of developing and leading high-performing teams and delivering results that align with business objectives.

Kathy joined the Firm in 2006 and has been involved with several key Firm-wide initiatives, including myRyan and the development of the Firm’s premier Leadership Development Program. She has been instrumental in supporting high-velocity growth through learning and development programs, which have been internationally recognized with the American Society of Training and Development’s BEST award.

Kathy is certified as a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management and Administration from Bradley University in Peoria, Illinois.

Delta Emerson
Delta has responsibility for corporate excellence; organizational development and culture initiatives; and researching, prioritizing, and monitoring matters of importance to the Chairman and CEO. She also serves as Executive Director and Vice Chair of the Ryan Foundation, a 501(c)(3), overseeing corporate philanthropy and community outreach initiatives.

With more than 25 years of human resources, training, and organizational development leadership experience in professional services, information technology, and financial services companies, Delta has played key roles in both start-up and Fortune 1000 entities. Prior to assuming her current role, Delta held progressively responsible executive management positions at Ryan, establishing and overseeing global Human Resources and Learning and Organizational Development functions. She created and implemented a strategy for external recognition and branding, resulting in more than 70 international, national, state, and local awards and certifications in "Best Employer," client service, training, and other competitions. Delta facilitated the design and rollout of a major award-winning culture change initiative that moved Ryan from a traditional to a flexible “myRyan” working environment.

Delta is certified as a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) and holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in English and Journalism from Angelo State University and a Master of Arts degree in Dispute Resolution from Southern Methodist University

Directions can be found here!

Meeting Schedule:
5:30 - 6:30 - Registration/Networking/Snacks
6:30 - 7:30 - Presentation

Registration cut-off is 12pm Monday Jan. 20th. $10 increase in price for on-site registrations: $25 - Members $35- Non-Members, be sure to register early!


14070 Proton Rd. - Suite 100
Dallas, TX 75244

Email: info@tddallas.org

Phone: 972-233-9107 ex. 224

Fax: 972-490-4219

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