Emerging Leaders Career Development - Session 3 - Virtual Meeting

Calling on his experience as a CHRO, faculty member at Penn, IT project leader at IBM and conversations with 75+ senior leaders, Wayne Tarken will take the audience on his journey to identify 7 key practices (EBIT2DA) that every HR leader at any level can leverage to improve the performance of their HR programs. We will explore the lessons learned from companies such as ING, IBM, Comcast, DuPont and others and how they got started and what they learned from using agile HR. This experiential session will take the mystery our of agile HR and provide the attendees with practical techniques that they can use right away to improve themselves and their organizations.

About the HR Career Development Series:

Develop your career to maximize your opportunity for success. The HR Career Development Series designed to provide valuable career information for current or aspiring HR professionals. Whether you are pursuing entry into the profession, are in transition, or are looking to solidify your career objectives; this series will help you establish a definitive plan for entry and progression in the field relative to your interests and goals.

Meet the presenters:

Wayne Tarken, SPHR, CSM

Wayne Tarken, CHRO / Senior Adviser has 20+ years of experience working with CHROs, CEOs, business leaders, startups in the development and implementation of innovative people and business strategies

Tarken works with HR leader to implement agile HR practices that are designed to increase HR responsiveness and agility, improve project and transformation performance while ensuring alignment with operational goals and increasing HR’s capacity and capability to respond to changing business requirements

As an adviser to www.CHREATE.net (a global consortium of top 100+ CHROs he co-authored the book, “Black Holes and White Spaces: Reimagining the Future of Work and HR”, where his insights on how “Good HR Is Not Just Good HR Anymore” developed leading-edge thinking about the emerging roles and capabilities of HR leaders in 2025

Tarken has worked with leaders at organizations such as, IBM, Comcast, J&J, Coca Cola, Merck, Starbucks, American Express, Campbell Soup, Bank of America, Astra Zeneca, PwC, Glaxo, Boston Consulting Group, Children’s Hospital, SEPTA, PGW, etc.

He’s also recognized as an outstanding educator, highly valued speaker who has taught at Cornell, Temple, Penn State Universities and delivered global presentations on innovative and leading-edge HR practices.

He graduated from Temple University with an M.B.A. in Management and a B.A in Economics.


Stephen G. Hart

Steve is an Executive Coach with The Professional Development Group, LLC, coaching inspiring leaders, developing high performing teams, and creating great places to work. Prior to joining The Professional Development Group in October 2019, Steve served as Vice President of Human Resources for the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia, where he steered strategic talent management, HRIS and Analytics, Diversity and Inclusion, Recruiting, and Employee Relations. Throughout his tenure, Steve led numerous initiatives in organizational effectiveness, culture, and change, both in the Philadelphia Bank as well as across the Federal Reserve System.

Steve is one of the founding members of The Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware Distance Learning Association (PADLA) where he still serves as its President of the Board..

As an Affiliate Faculty member at the University of Pennsylvania, Steve teaches graduate level courses on Strategic Human Capital Management and Leadership, Developing the Agile Leader and Their Organization for Penn’s Organizational Dynamics Master’s Degree Program. He also co-teaches the course “How to Think, Speak, and Act Like a Great CEO” with Shawn Kent Hayashi founder and CEO of The Professional Development Group.

As the host of Penn’s Organizational Dynamics Program’s podcast series Learning Aloud, Steve features interviews with prominent thought leaders, authors, faculty, students, and alumni who are engaged in interesting aspects of organizational work and leadership.

Steve earned a M.S. in Organizational Dynamics from the University of Pennsylvania, and is a graduate of the University of Durham, England and LaSalle University, Philadelphia, and the Stonier Graduate School of Banking. He is also a 2009 Fellow of Leadership Philadelphia. Steve is a published singer and songwriter and leads his own acoustic band, HMS.