Talent Development's Role in Organizational Culture Transformation

Friday, December 17, 2021 2:00pm - 3:00pm EST

Host: Association for Talent Development
By: Regina Hartley, Vice President, Global Talent Management, UPS; Rebecca Jones, Chief People Officer, Orvis; Jim Woolsey, President, Defense Acquisition University; and John Cone', Principal Catalyst, the 11th Hour Group

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In this panel discussion, talent development (TD) executives will discuss the role of the profession in driving organizational culture. They will describe how the TD function must lead culture development and transformation and how to achieve this by becoming nurturers of the culture, communicating about it, and helping leaders understand how to be effective in their role as culture owners.

During this webinar, you will learn how to:

  • Become a keeper and nurturer of your organizational culture.
  • Communicate strategies to effectively establish yourself and your leaders as owners of the culture.
  • Define and promote behaviors that are aligned with your desired organizational culture.


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Regina Hartley
Regina Hartley

Vice President, Global Talent Management, UPS

As UPS Vice President of Global Talent Management, Regina Hartley is an accomplished HR professional with experience in talent acquisition, succession planning, learning and development, organizational design, employee relations, communications, total rewards, and organizational transformation. Throughout her career, Regina has seen how, given the opportunity, people with passion and purpose will astound you. Her TED talk, “Why the Best Hire Might Not Have the Perfect Resume,” has been viewed more than 3.5 million times and has started a global conversation about the merits of hiring “scrappers”—people who have overcome adversity. A strong evangelist for giving back and “paying it forward,” Regina is chairperson of the board of trustees of the Independent College Fund of New Jersey; a trustee of the Ramsey, New Jersey, Public Education Foundation; a member of the United Way of Bergen County’s Women United in Philanthropy giving circle; and coach to a CYO boys basketball team.

Rebecca Jones
Rebecca Jones

Chief People Officer, Orvis

Rebecca Jones, chief people officer, oversees the people and culture strategy and internal communications at The Orvis Company. Headquartered in Sunderland, Vermont, Rebecca supports talent across all aspects of the business, including retail stores, manufacturing, warehouse, contact center and the companies adventure facilities. She’s also responsible for the development and execution of the organization’s human capital strategy. Rebecca contributes to employee engagement and high performance with relevant, impactful, and growth-orientated acquisition, learning, and talent development solutions.

Rebecca’s experience prior to Orvis was chief people officer at European Wax Center (EWCZ). Previous positions include talent leadership roles with an international jewelry brand, a global travel retail organization under the LVMH umbrella in the US, and training, development, and communication roles in Australia and Europe. She is from Australia and currently calls Dallas, TX home.

Jim Woolsey
Jim Woolsey

President, Defense Acquisition University

James (Jim) Woolsey is president of Defense Acquisition University (DAU). He is responsible for the delivery of learning products throughout the DAU regions, the Defense Systems Management College, and the College of Contract Management; curriculum development; online learning programs; learning technology; and library services for a major Department of Defense corporate university. DAU, located within five geographical regions across the country and servicing a global workforce, provides practitioner training, career management, and services that enable the acquisition, technology, and logistics community to make smart business decisions and deliver timely and affordable capabilities to the warfighter.

Jim has a bachelor’s degree in aerospace engineering from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University and a master’s in business administration from George Mason University, and he was a fellow in the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Seminar XXI on international relations. Under his leadership, DAU has been recognized in the public and private sectors as one of the best corporate universities in the world. In 2016, he was honored as the leader of the year by his learning and development peers and for his distinguished service by the Department of Defense. In 2017, DAU was nationally recognized as the organization of the year in a worldwide benchmarking event that included many of the world’s best-known private-sector firms.

John Cone'
John Cone'

Principal Catalyst, the 11th Hour Group

John Coné has worked in talent development for more than 40 years. During that time, he’s served as a chief learning officer (CLO), a vice president of HR, on the boards of nonprofit and for-profit learning companies and organizations, including ATD, and as a consultant and advisor to CLOs at more than a dozen major companies and to the federal government. He writes and speaks on issues of talent development, with emphasis on strategy, the implications of technology, and the future of learning. He chairs the chief learning and talent officers board for the Institute for Corporate Productivity. He serves as catalyst of Chief Talent Development Officer (CTDO) Next, and in this role, he facilitates a think-tank approach to the network’s applied thought leadership.