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Name: David Cegelski
Title: Partner
Company: Dynamic Growth Strategies
Session title: It’s More Than A Hiring Decision
Session date/time: Monday, October 21 – 11:00 AM
LinkedIn profile: http://www.linkedin.com/in/dcegelski

Profile: David has spent the last 29 years helping organizations shape their future through innovative organizational development with a keen focus on growth strategies.  Much of his work has been on developing large-scale plans and processes that teams and managers can implement.  He provides expertise, experience, and knowledge in the nonprofit, religious, and educational arenas.  He’s known for his ability to translate large-scale change to practical solutions while ensuring the overall mission and values of the organization remain intact.

Most of David’s career was at Nortel Networks where he held leadership positions in Training, Organizational Development, Sales Operations, and Marketing.  In addition to Nortel, he has worked in banking, higher education, retail, and nonprofit organizations.  His work has included enterprise-wide projects as well as individual coaching.  He has been a successful small-business owner for ten years in consulting, retail, and leasing.  This breadth of experience enables him to work to improve a range of companies, organizations, and individuals.

David is a member of the American Society for Training and Development.  He has a M. Ed. in Human Resource Development and a B. S. in Organizational Communication, both from The University of Texas at Austin.  He holds licenses from the Center for Creative Leadership, Inscape/John Wiley, and CPP/Myers-Briggs.  He regularly teaches at Brookhaven College in Dallas and Collin College in Plano.  In Dallas, he serves on the City of Dallas Advisory Committee for CERT, Business Advisory Council for Brookhaven College and is active in other community and educational organizations.

David will present on strategic and Human Resources planning. When it’s time to hire someone, organizations often take the proven approach of job description, posting, interviewing, and selection.  Yes, it works. But does this process enhance the overall success of the organization? Does it look to the future? Does it utilize alternative selection methods and channels? Does it consider alternative work arrangements? This session will explore how you can turn a simple “selection process” into an opportunity to grow your organization at all levels. Attend this session and learn about issues beyond selection including succession, Board relationships, community involvement. Participants will also learn from case studies where a new approach to hiring transformed a nonprofit organization to be more strategically-focused and connect better with constituents.

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