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Trends and Best Practies in Talent Development - a panel discussion

  • Thursday, November 07, 2019
  • 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
  • The Wild Goose Meeting House


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Join us for an engaging, audience-driven discussion on trends and best practices in the talent development industry. Hear from local experts as they:

  • speak to best practices based on their experiences
  • explain how their team employs best practices in their current work
  •  discuss trends they have identified
  • answer your questions!
4:00pm - 4:30pm: networking

4:30pm - 5:30pm: panel discussion


Tom Crouser

Tom is the Chief Learning Officer for Minds Emerging | Talent Development, and is also

Past-President of the Pikes Peak Chapter of the Association for Talent Development.

Tom leads a team of awesome Respiratory Biologics Specialists responsible for launching specialized medicines. He creates, customizes, and facilitates (in collaboration with the Commercial Learning + Innovation Center) valuable learning experiences to help front-line manager colleagues become more effective leaders. He launched, and continues to lead, AZ’s national Field Based Trainer (FBT) program for the Respiratory Biologics franchise (with CLIC partners + 3 Regional DSM leads).

Beyond his current role, Tom is a Professional Speaker with the National Speakers Association (NSA), (2014-current), a Chief Learning Officer for Minds Emerging Talent Development (2015-current), Creative Director and Film Producer for TOLIAN Productions (2018-current
), Led Emerging Manager,  Field-Based Trainer programs for Genentech’s commercial sales org. (2013-14), Past-President for Pikes Peak Chapter of the Association for Talent Development (ATD: 2010-13)

Jamie Lanphear: 

Jamie has extensive corporate training acumen and experience partnering with business leaders to determine the root causes of performance issues, recommending the best course of action, and assisting with the delivery and sustainment of training solutions. She recently served as a strategic and operating planning manager where she documented and communicated progress towards achievement of business goals for senior-level executives.  In her current role, she leads talent development for GE Johnson Construction and drives a culture of continuous workplace learning. 

Ben Lucero

Ben Lucero is a Sr. Instructional Designer who helps Colorado Springs Utilities achieve its mission of providing safe, reliable, competitively priced electric, natural gas, water and wastewater services to its citizen owners and customers. Ben does this by collaborating with clients to uncover underlying business challenges and works with them to develop meaningful and measurable solutions.


After six years in public education as a band director and then as a technology consultant for three years, Ben became a Colorado Springs Utilities’ employee in 2000 as a Sr. IT Trainer where he trained the workforce on a wide variety of technology tools and processes. He soon transitioned into the first ever e-Learning Specialist position at Colorado Springs Utilities. In this role, Ben led an effort to transition the organization into the world of online (asynchronous) training. Ben then transitioned into a Sr. instructional design role where he advanced online training opportunities and injected media development into the mix. For the past 20 years, Ben has designed and developed multitudes of training and media solutions for Colorado Springs Utilities. He is also responsible for onboarding an enterprise-wide video content platform that allows all employees to develop, manage, and deliver streamed media content to Colorado Springs Utilities. In recent years, Ben led the effort to revamp the front-end analysis process for the University of Springs Utilities and continues to be the lead evangelist for this effort. A quote Ben often references is from Rita Smith’s book “Strategic Learning Alignment, “The only reason that learning functions exist is to drive business outcomes.”


Thursday, November 7th, 4:00pm - 5:30pm


The Wild Goose Meeting House

401 N. Tejon St., Colorado Springs



All-Inclusive Members - $0 (USD)

Members – $25.00 (USD)

Non-Member – $35.00 (USD)

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