SOURCE: Thunderbird


April 22, 2014 08:00 ET

Thunderbird School of Global Management to Offer 2014 SHRM Conference Attendees Insight on Current Global Trends in a Turbulent Marketplace

Thunderbird Faculty to Lead Executive Education Session: Talent as a Global Phenomenon

GLENDALE, AZ--(Marketwired - April 22, 2014) - Thunderbird School of Global Management will present "Talent as a Global Phenomenon" as part of the Executive Education sessions at the Society for Human Resource Management's (SHRM) upcoming 2014 SHRM Annual Conference and Exposition, June 21-25, 2014, in Orlando. Thunderbird faculty will offer guidance on current trends in global talent management as well as explore core capabilities required of Human Resource (HR) professionals.

SHRM's Executive Education programs partner with renowned colleges and educational institutions nationwide, like Thunderbird, to deliver timely topics that enhance leadership skills and strategic outlook for HR executives. Executive Education is a supplement to the regular conference, available only to attendees who pre-register, and the session offers recertification credits for participants' PHR, SPHR and GPHR certification. 

"Thunderbird is excited to deepen our partnership with SHRM, and bring our expertise in global leadership and global talent management to SHRM members," said Dennis Baltzley, senior vice president of Executive Education for Thunderbird. "A global mindset is critical today in every organization and in their Human Resource professionals. Even companies that appear focused in a single domestic market, their workforce, supply chain, and especially competitors are all increasingly global."

Presenters from Thunderbird for this pre-conference session include Baltzley; Paul Kinsinger, executive director of Executive Education; and Karen Walch, associate professor. Their insights will be complemented by a division president, human resource director and an executive recruiter, soon to be announced.

Also at this year's conference, Mansour Javidan, Ph.D., director of Najafi Global Mindset Institute at Thunderbird, will be presenting "Evidence-based Global Succession Planning" on Mon., June 23, 2014, from 2:00 p.m. - 3:25 p.m. This session will give attendees new insights that will help them craft solid global succession plans, which have an additional level of complexity beyond traditional plans.

"Talent as a Global Phenomenon," presented in partnership with Thunderbird School of Global Management, will precede the regular conference sessions starting on Sat., June 21 from 8 a.m. - 5:30 p.m., Sun., June 22 from 8 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. and Mon., June 23 from 1:15 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, FL. You can register online at or call (800) 283-7476 for more information.

About Thunderbird School of Global Management

Thunderbird is the world's No.1-ranked school of international business with nearly 70 years of experience in developing leaders with the global mindset, business skills and social responsibility necessary to create real, sustainable value for their organizations, communities and the world. Dedicated to preparing students to be global leaders and committed global citizens, Thunderbird was the first graduate business school to adopt a Professional Oath of Honor. Thunderbird's global network of alumni numbers 40,000 graduates in more than 140 nations worldwide. The school is sought out by graduate students, working professionals and companies seeking to gain the skills necessary for success in today's global economy. For more about Thunderbird, visit

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