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Talent Talks

The Talent Talks Podcast

With Host Rick Maher

In-depth discussions and expert insights into how to reinvent America’s Talent Development and Education Systems to drive global economic competitiveness for future generations.


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Each month, host Rick Maher is joined by our nation’s thought leaders to explore emerging trends and disruptive ideas on how we can use data and evidence to drive innovation, improve outcomes, and position America’s students, workers, employers, and communities for future prosperity.

Rick Maher is a veteran of the human resources industry, and a recognized leader in the fields of managing organizational change and the strategic management of human capital. Listen in on engaging conversations full of insights, ideas, and evidence-based solutions that are working right now.

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Recent Episodes

Episode October 19 2018, 12:55 pm

Keeping U.S. Higher Education Competitive For 2030 and Beyond, The 4th Industrial Revolution

In this 35-minute episode, host Rick Maher is joined by Dr. James Applegate from the Office of the President at the Center for Educational Policy at Illinois State University. Dr. Applegate discusses the coming “Fourth Industrial Revolution” that will have the capacity to disrupt the… Read more →

Episode November 19 2018, 1:24 pm

Future Trends in Workforce and Education, the Age of Disruption

In this 30-minute episode, host Rick Maher is joined by Emily Stover DeRocco, CEO/Principal at E3 consulting, who shares her thoughts on trends that are impacting the workforce and education systems, and the need for all systems to become nimbler and more responsive. Emily shares insights… Read more →

Episode December 19 2018, 1:46 pm

Reshaping Education For the Workforce of Tomorrow, Beyond The “Carnegie Unit”

In this 30-minute episode, host Rick Maher is joined by Dr. Ken Ender, President of William Rainey Harper College and Co-Chair of the Board of Directors of the Chicago/Cook Workforce Development Board. Dr. Ender explains how the “Carnegie Unit” became the standard for packaging… Read more →

Episode February 15 2019, 10:22 am

The Federal Reserve’s Role in Workforce Development

In this 35-minutes episode, host Rick Maher is joined by Stuart Andreason, Director of the Center for Workforce and Economic Opportunity at the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta. Stuart explains the role of the Federal Reserve in the workforce development system, and how data drives that work.… Read more →

Episode April 09 2019, 10:36 am

Local Innovators in Action: Volume 1- Getting to Regional Operations: 3 Areas, 3 Strategies that Worked

In this 30-minute episode (the first in a 2-part series), host Rick Maher is joined by three “innovators in action” -- Judy Emery from the Colorado Urban Workforce Alliance, Bruce Ferguson from CareerSource Northeast Florida, and Jacob Maas of West Michigan… Read more →

Episode April 09 2019, 10:59 am

Local Innovators in Action: Volume 2- Getting Employers Engaged with Sectors: Strategies to Get Started and Show Results

In this 25-minute episode (the second in a 2-part series), host Rick Maher is joined by local “innovators in action” -- Judy Emery from the Colorado Urban Workforce Alliance, Bruce Ferguson from CareerSource Northeast Florida, and Jacob Maas of West Michigan… Read more →

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