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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 →

Episode May 06 2019, 9:12 am

Closing the Skills Gap: Bringing the Language of Skills to the Future of Work

In this 30-minute episode, host Rick Maher is joined by Shannon Block, executive director of Skillful Colorado, who discusses how Skillful develops skills-based training and employment practices to help Americans get good jobs in a rapidly changing economy. Discover the innovative tools her team is using, including the Skillful… Read more →

Episode June 12 2019, 8:39 am

Advancing Occupational Readiness: Preparing Job Seekers For Good Jobs In Growth Sectors

In this 55-minute episode, host Rick Maher is joined by Walter Simmons, President and CEO of Employ Prince George’s Inc., Paul Grzella, Director of the Greater Raritan Workforce Development Board, and Kirkland Murray, President and CEO of Anne Arundel Workforce Development Corporation. All three organizations were awardees… Read more →

Episode July 17 2019, 9:00 am

Looking Beyond the Job, Investing in Entrepreneurship to Transform Lives and Communities

In this 29-minute episode, host Rick Maher is joined by Alfa Demmellash, CEO and Co-founder of Rising Tide Capital, as well as Alex Forrester, Co-founder and Chief Strategy and Innovation Officer of Rising Tide, as they discuss the support that they offer entrepreneurs from disadvantaged communities to help them… Read more →

Episode September 25 2019, 8:59 am

Washington State’s Task Force on the Future of Work: Understanding the Workforce Challenges of Tomorrow

In this 45-minute episode, host Rick Maher is joined by Eleni Papadakis, Executive Director of Washington State’s Workforce Training and Education Coordinating Board, as they discuss Washington’s new Future of Work Task Force. Eleni reveals why they decided to create the task force, the progress… Read more →

Episode October 28 2019, 9:05 am

Predictions About the Future of Work: Technology, Trends, and the Role of Employers

In this 32-minute episode, host Rick Maher is joined by Kristen Fyfe-Mills, Director of Marketing and Strategic Communications from the Association for Talent Development (ATD), as they discuss the report from ATD Research entitled “The Future of Work: Technology, Predictions, and Preparing the Workforce.” Discover the critical… Read more →

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