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Cultural Agility & Change: Scaling "Performance Development" at GE
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When: Tuesday, March 21st
From 7:30 AM to 11 AM
Where: The Conference Center at Bentley University
175 Forest Street
LaCava Campus Center #300
Waltham, Massachusetts  02452
United States
Contact: Karen Murphy

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Schedule Snapshot:

7:30 AM - 8:30 AM Continental Breakfast and Networking
7:30 AM - 8:30 AM New Member Orientation
8:30 AM - 11:00 AM Program
10:00 AM - 10:15 AM Break
11:00 AM Program Concludes

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Cultural Agility & Change: Scaling "Performance Development" at GE

Join Janice Semper, Culture Leader at GE, as she discusses the journey of scaling Performance Development, GE’s new approach to employee development focused on real-time Insights, frequent Touchpoints and customer-focused Priorities, across a population of over 250,000 employees, ending a legacy management system from the 1970s. Janice will give an in-depth explanation of how FastWorks methodology, GE’s set of tools and principles that encourages testing assumptions quickly, helped her to build an approach for development designed with and for employees.

In a world where change seems to be the only constant, Janice understands and embraces the need to be adaptive and simpler. With over 20 years of experience in the Human Resources function, Janice fuses her deep domain expertise with her drive for continued learning and development to keep this 125-year old company as competitive and relevant as ever.

Janice L. Semper, Manager, Executive Development in GE Corporate

Janice L. Semper is Manager, Executive Development in GE Corporate. She is responsible for the performance management, talent management and other corporate leadership development processes and the Senior Executive Leadership curriculum at Crotonville. Prior to her current position, she was appointed as the HR Director for GE Capital Solutions Europe in 2006 based in London. GE Capital Solutions provided asset-based financing and services including equipment financing programs, fleet leasing and inventory finance. It employed over 5000 employees across Europe and had $25B in net earning assets. She also served as the HR Director for European Equipment Finance from 2004-2006.

Janice has been with GE for 17 years. Before moving to Europe, she held the position of HR Director for GE Capital Aviation Services in Stamford, Connecticut. She also served as the HR Director for GE Equity and GE Capital Markets Services in addition to two roles in GE Capital Corporate - HR Specialist, Diversity and HR Leader for GE Capital Risk and Sourcing.

Janice began her career with Pepsi-Cola Company where she worked for six years holding a number of positions in Human Resources including Management Development, Organization Development and Training Specialist.

Janice earned a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Muhlenberg College in Pennsylvania and M.A. in Organization Psychology from Columbia University in New York.

A panel of Janice's peers will be joining her for this discussion:

  • Leys Bostrom: Manager, FastWorks Digital Experience (GE Corporate) 
  • Mariana Sokolowski: Organization & Talent Development Leader (Current, powered by GE)
  • Matt Brooks: Director, Audit Analytics (GE Corporate)


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