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Bringing Professionals Together

Transform Technical and Professional Expertise Into Extraordinary Leadership

Thursday, February 2, 2023 2:00pm - 3:00pm EST

Host: Association for Talent Development
By: Joe Folkman, Co-Founder and President , Zenger Folkman and Jack Zenger, Zenger Folkman

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As individuals move up the chain of leadership, they can’t leave behind the technical skills that got them there. Indeed, a leader’s ability to retain expertise fosters trust, speed, and good judgment. But how can we leverage their technical expertise to help them become extraordinary leaders?

Join the ATD Forum for our February ConnectSpark to hear ways to enable extraordinary leadership AND technical expertise as Joe Folkman and Jack Zenger share their extensive research. Attendees will also have the opportunity to take the Zenger Folkman Technical Preference Self-Assessment and receive a copy of their strengths-builder development guide.

Expected Takeaways for Participants:
• Learn how to leverage and utilize expertise in leadership roles.
• Identify strength-building behaviors that can boost your expertise to higher levels.
• Interrogate the impact of technical expertise throughout your career.


Joe Folkman
Joe Folkman

Co-Founder and President, Zenger Folkman

Joe Folkman is co-founder and president of Zenger Folkman, a firm specializing in leadership and organizational development. As one of the nation’s renowned psychometricians, his extensive expertise focuses on survey research and change management. He has more than 30 years of experience, consulting with some of the world’s most prestigious and successful organizations. In 2021, he was honored with ATD’s Distinguished Contribution to Talent Development award.

As distinguished expert in the field of measurement, his unique surveys and assessments are designed using a database of over a million assessments on 110,000 leaders. Because these tools specifically address critical business results, facilitating development and change is the focus of measurement efforts. Joe has had engagements with clients such as AT&T, Celgene, General Motors, General Mills, Reed-Elsevier, Invesco, Wells Fargo, MUFG, and Yale University.

Joe’s research has been published in publications including, The Harvard Business Review, Forbes, and Training and Development magazine. He is the author or co-author of nine books: Turning Feedback Into Change, Making Feedback Work, Employee Surveys That Make a Difference, The Extraordinary Leader, The Handbook for Leaders, The Power of Feedback, The Inspiring Leader, How to Be Exceptional and his latest endeavor SPEED—How Leaders Accelerate Successful Execution.

Jack  Zenger
Jack Zenger

Zenger Folkman

John H. “Jack” Zenger is the co-founder and CEO of Zenger Folkman, a professional services firm providing consulting and leadership development programs for organizational effectiveness initiatives. He is a bestselling author, speaker, and national columnist for Forbes and the Harvard Business Review. With over five decades of experience, Jack is considered a world expert in the field of leadership development and organizational behavior. He is a highly esteemed and influential speaker, consultant, and executive coach with the ability to connect with audiences through compelling research and inspiring stories.

His career has combined entrepreneurial, corporate, and academic activities. He co-founded and served as the president and CEO of Zenger-Miller, named by the Wall Street Journal as one of the 10 best suppliers of executive development. He has also served as the president of Provant, group vice president of the Times Mirror Corporation, and vice president of human resources for the Syntex Corporation.

He has received several recognitions and awards, including being named Jack “Top Leader of the Year” by HR.com, receiving the 2014 Thought Leader award from ISA and the Lifetime Achievement in Workplace Learning and Performance award from the American Society of Training and Development, and induction into the Human Resources Development Hall of Fame. Additionally, he and his wife Holly both received honorary doctoral degrees from Utah Valley University.

Jack holds a doctorate in business administration from the University of Southern California, an MBA from UCLA, and a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Brigham Young University. He has served as the Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Utah Valley University and later a Regent for the higher education system in the State of Utah.

His expertise has led him to author or co-author 150 articles on leadership, productivity, e-learning, training, and measurement. He is also the co-author of seven books on leadership: SPEED—How Leaders Accelerate Successful Execution (McGraw-Hill 2017), How to Be Exceptional ( McGraw-Hill 2012), The Extraordinary Coach: How the Best Leaders Help Others Grow (McGraw-Hill 2010), The Inspiring Leader: Unlocking the Secrets of How Extraordinary Leaders Motivate (McGraw-Hill 2009), The Handbook for Leaders (McGraw-Hill 2004), The Best-Selling Extraordinary Leader: Turning Good Managers Into Great Leaders (McGraw-Hill, 2002), and Results-Based Leadership (Harvard Business School Press, 1999), which was voted Best Business Book in 2000.

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