Needs Assessments: Design and Execution for Success

Thursday, August 23, 2018 10:00am - 11:00am EDT

Host: Association for Talent Development
By: Megan Cole, Research Analyst, ATD and Gus Prestera

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In Needs Assessments: Design and Execution for Success—the latest research report by the Association for Talent Development (ATD)—results show that needs assessments are used by only a slight majority of organizations. In fact, only 56 percent of participating organizations use needs assessments.

In this webcast, you will:

  • Discover findings from the report.
  • Explore current practices and trends in needs assessments.
  • Gain insights and recommendations on how talent development professionals can overcome key challenges to improve their needs assessments efforts.

Joining us will be subject matter expert Gus Prestera, PhD, MBA, president of Prestera FX Inc.


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Megan Cole
Megan Cole

Research Analyst, ATD

Megan Cole is a research analyst at the Association for Talent Development (ATD). Her primary responsibilities include creating and programming surveys, cleaning and analyzing data, and writing research reports for publication. Prior to working at ATD, she worked as a market research analyst for a marketing company that specialized in association marketing. Megan received bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of Central Florida. She earned a doctorate in communication from Arizona State University.

Gus Prestera
Gus Prestera

Gus Prestera is an organizational effectiveness consultant, educator, and coach. He supports innovative HR and business leaders who are transforming their workforce, making big changes to how they engage, manage and develop their people. He has over 20 years of human capital management experience. Through his consulting firm, Prestera FX, Gus and his team have helped change agents improve employee engagement, capabilities and performance in mid- to large-sized businesses, including AIG, Endo Pharmaceuticals, Johnson & Johnson, Main Line Health, Dialight, and Bristol-Myers Squibb. Gus holds a PhD in Education, with a minor in Management, and an MBA, frequently speaks at local and national industry events, and regularly facilitates skill-building workshops for HR and business leaders. He is an advisory board member for American University’s Human Resources Analytics and Management MS program and has taught graduate-level courses at Penn State University.

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