HR Academy Course #1: Leadership Presence: Using Analytics to Improve Outcomes

Executives understand the importance of measuring business outcomes and continue to debate how best to identify potential HR issues through predictive analytics. Mastering these challenges is key to a leadership presence that makes a positive impact on your organization. Drawing on insights available from a powerful tool known as the Judgment Index, participants will learn how analytics can be used to inform hiring, succession planning, leadership development, coaching, safety, and wellness, to name just a few purposes. The Judgement Index is not a personality, EQ, nor iQ assessment but rather a measure of the strength of an individual's ability to make good judgments based on personal values, as our values tend to drive the choices we make in life. The good news is that these measures can be developed and strengthened with intention and determination.

Explore the science behind studies of team dynamics and decision making by leaders, and learn the “whys” that support concepts you may already intuitively understand: that balance between work- and self-sides results in stronger leadership and more productive teams, and that strength without balance can lead to toxic work environments, declining productivity, increased accident rates, and higher turnover. Participants who register by March 7th will have an opportunity to take the Judgment Index assessment prior to the workshop and receive feedback on their results.

Featured Presenters:

Phyllis H. Sarkaria
Founder and Principal
The Sarkaria Group

Phyllis H. Sarkaria is a leadership and team coach, culture consultant, and faculty member at Claremont Lincoln University.  In these roles she brings straight talk from the heart to her work that helps executives lead authentically and make a positive impact on their organizations.  Before starting her consulting practice, Phyllis was Vice President, Human Resources for Quidel Corporation, a medical diagnostics manufacturer, where she oversaw the company's global HR strategy and programs for over 12 years. Prior to life sciences, Phyllis worked in the energy industry in financial analysis, strategic planning, government affairs, and HR roles.

Phyllis earned a BBA in Finance and an MBA, both from Texas Tech University, and an MA in Ethical Leadership from Claremont Lincoln University. She holds SPHR, SHRM-SCP, CCP, and CEBS certifications, is a published author, taught Extension courses in HR at the University of California - San Diego for almost a decade, and has spoken on a variety of topics at regulatory, leadership, and human resources forums. 

Judy Issokson
Issokson & Associates

Judy Issokson is an organizational consultant and executive coach, working with individual leaders and intact teams to improve leadership effectiveness, align people and processes, identify emerging issues, and assess the sustainability of organizational interventions. Her passion is to build people’s capacity to ask better questions—of themselves, their colleagues, and their organizations. She possesses the capabilities to readily adapt to the dynamics of the engagement—functioning as consultant, coach, facilitator, program designer, or advisor.  Clients appreciate her attention to designing actionable solutions and her willingness to adapt to doing business in their terms.

Over the past twenty years, Judy has worked in multiple industries with internal and external clients eager to align organizational structure to emerging business needs, improve global implementations, define improved strategies for effective transitions for both individuals and organizations, and fine tune business integration processes. Her work experience includes Management Training and Organizational Development roles at Apple, Sun Microsystems, Hewlett-Packard, and Agilent Technologies.  Judy holds a Doctorate in Educational Leadership and Masters in Education from Northeastern University and a BS in English Education from Boston University.