**Note: This event is being offered through the Bismarck-Mandan Chapter of ATD and will be located in Bismarck.
Virtues and Talent: The Need in Recruitment and Development, Presented by Karel Sovak
In today’s competitive environment for talent acquisition and retention, companies are looking for any advantage when it comes to being a company of choice. Instilling the virtues into an organization’s culture can be one source of competitive advantage for companies willing to invest in the values that employees seek out when they are deciding on a career path. This presentation focuses on the use of the Cardinal virtues (prudence, justice, temperance and courage), as well as magnanimity and humility as cultural characteristics that are easy to apply to any organization. Additionally, the presentation addresses the challenges and obstacles organizations may face in moving to a virtuous environment.
Karel Sovak is an associate professor in the Gary Tharaldson School of Business at the University of Mary and program director for Management and Marketing. Karel is also co-founder of the I.D.E.A. Center, and founder of the iSEEu Project. His areas of expertise are in management, marketing, entrepreneurship and leadership. He completed his PhD in Applied Management and Decision Sciences, specializing in Organizational Change and Leadership. Karel is active throughout the state, assisting non-profits with strategic planning and execution, board governance, feasibility studies and risk assessments. Originally from Ohio, Karel is married with five children.
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