2nd WI SHRM Conference Keynote Speaker Announced

We are pleased to welcome Rich Horwath as our 2nd keynote speaker at the 2011 Wisconsin SHRM State Conference taking place October 12-14 at the Monona Terrace in Madison.

Rich Horwath is a national thought-leader on strategy, having appeared on NBC, WGN, and FOX TV to discuss the strategic aspect of current issues. He is the founder and president of the Strategic Thinking Institute, a former chief strategy officer, and professor of strategy at the Lake Forest Graduate School of Management. Rich is the author of four books and more than 75 articles on strategic thinking and his work has been profiled in business media around the world, including Investor’s Business Daily and Forbes.com. He is a highly sought after keynote speaker, having been ranked the #1 speaker out of 162 on strategy by the Society for Healthcare Strategy. His book, Deep Dive: The Proven Method for Building Strategy has been described by the Director of Worldwide Operations for McDonalds as “…the most valuable book ever written on strategic thinking.”

Rich works with world-class organizations located in North America, Europe and Asia-Pacific. He helps companies increase their organizational competency in strategic thinking and guides executive management teams through the strategy development process. As a pioneer in the field of strategic thinking, Rich created the Deep Dive Learning System to help managers become truly strategic leaders through assessments, books, workbooks, software, group workshops, instructional videos, templates and one-to-one strategic counsel. His monthly e-publication entitled Strategic Thinker is read by thousands of business leaders and academicians around the world.

Rich earned an MBA with Distinction from the Kellstadt Graduate School of Business at DePaul University and has completed post-graduate studies in strategy at the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business and the Amos Tuck School of Business Administration at Dartmouth College. He resides in Barrington Hills, Illinois.

You can check out details about his work at http://www.strategyskills.com/

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