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Keynote Speakers


Paul Falcone
HR Secrets to Share with Managers: Hire, Develop and Keep Great Employees

People power your business—and success can hinge on your hiring, inspiring and keeping the right ones. As a manager, are you cultivating this vital resource? Is there more you could be doing? Are you just winging it? Every HR executive has a laundry list of things they wish managers knew: best practices that would enable the entire organization to operate more effectively...transforming those managers into exceptional—and highly promotable—leaders. Paul will share a few secrets from his new accessible and practical playbook, 75 Ways for Managers to Hire, Develop and Keep Great Employees.

Paul Falcone is a leadership and human resources consultant in Southern California, and has held senior-level HR executive positions with Nickelodeon, Paramount Pictures and Time Warner. He is the author of several best-selling books, including 2600 Phrases for Effective Performance Reviews, 2600 Phrases for Setting Effective Performance Goals, 101 Sample Write-Ups for Documenting Employee Performance Problems, 101 Tough Conversations to Have with Employees and 96 Great Interview Questions to Ask Before You Hire. Paul's consulting practice focuses on effective hiring, performance management, leadership development and strengthening the muscle of a company’s frontline leadership team. He is a long-term contributor to HR Magazine.


Kimberly Currier

Global Leadership Development

At Kimberly-Clark, the Global Learning and Development team's vision is to strengthen and sustain a culture of learning. A culture that not only supports learners, but also encourages them to learn and grow every day, no matter where they are. They support the development of individuals and teams in order to develop a stronger Kimberly-Clark. And, in doing so, work hard and have fun. Kimberly Currier will share the Global Learning and Development Strategy used to achieve their vision.

Kimberly Currier, Global Director for Learning and Development with Kimberly-Clark Corporation is a 19 year talent development professional. As the L&D leader, Kimberly has lead the development of the global center of excellent, working with global partners to build a consistent approach to L&D. As a learning leader, Kimberly believes in a solutions approach to learning consulting that drives business needs and results. An experienced facilitator, consultant and trainer, Kimberly’s focus is to develop learning solutions for people, teams and the organization. Kimberly leads learning and development utilizing systems thinking to connect, design and deliver human performance and development strategies to all levels of staff. She is a vision-centered leader and manager who taps into the strengths of the people she works with to help them reach their full potential.



Brent Altomare
Effectiveness Through Innovative Communication

Brent will wrap up the day’s conference topics in a fun and interactive session focused on ways HR and T&D pros can boost their effectiveness through innovative communications. He’ll share engaging examples, while attendees will have the opportunity to pose questions and share their stories.

Brent Altomare is the owner and executive producer at Groovy Like a Movie. Groovy’s mission is to inspire people to think, feel and do. Brent and the team at Groovy have been creating videos for training, content delivery, marketing, advertising and entertainment since 2000. Brent balances his creative and analytical sides to create powerful media that gets results. He combines his passion for storytelling and his technical expertise to build effective communication tools for client companies. From corporate training videos to marketing videos to television commercials, Brent and his team consistently provide excellent results within budget for clients including Bayer Animal Health, Illumina, The US Marine Corp, the Better Business Bureau and many more.