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William J. Rothwell

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William J. Rothwell

William J. Rothwell, Ph.D., SPHR, SHRM-SCP, CPLP Fellow is President of Rothwell & Associates, Inc. He has worked in HR for more than 40 years and has also worked as a consultant for more than 50 multinational corporations--including Motorola China, General Motors, Ford, and many others. In 2012 he earned ASTD’s prestigious Distinguished Contribution to Workplace Learning and Performance Award, and in 2013 ASTD honored him by naming him as a Certified Professional in Learning and Performance (CPLP) Fellow. (ASTD is now called ATD.) In 2014 he was given the Asia-Pacific International Personality Brandlaureate Award.

He has authored, coauthored, edited or coedited 115 books since 1987. His recent books since 2017 include Virtual Coaching to Improve Group Relationships: Process Consultation Reimagined (Routledge, 2021), The Essential Human Resource Guide for Small Business and Start Ups (Society for Human Resource Management, 2020); Increasing Learning and Development’s Impact Through Accreditation (Palgrave, 2020); Workforce Development: Guidelines for Community College Professionals, 2nd ed. (Rowman-Littlefield, 2020); Human Performance Improvement: Building Practitioner Performance, 3rd ed. (Routledge, 2018);  Innovation Leadership (Routledge, 2018), Evaluating Organization Development: How to Ensure and Sustain the Successful Transformation (CRC Press, 2017), Marketing Organization Development Consulting: A How-To Guide for OD Consultants (CRC Press, 2017), Assessment and Diagnosis for Organization Development: Powerful Tools and Perspectives for the OD practitioner (CRC Press, 2017). He also authored such books as The Leader’s Daily Role in Talent Management (2015), Effective Succession Planning, 5th ed. (2015), and Becoming an Effective Mentoring Leader (2013).

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By: William J. Rothwell

Feb. 26, 2021

Beyond training: Diagnosing problems with employee performance

Managers often confront problems with worker behavior or job performance. Yet solving those problems is not a topic in business education, and even MBA holders (and HR practitioners!) have not bee…

Industry: HR Compliance   Duration: 60 Minutes   Time: 12:00 PM PST | 03:00 PM EST

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By: William J. Rothwell

Recorded Session

Competency Management: Getting the Most from Your People

Most organizations today are trying to get more work done at lower cost. One way to do that is to focus on individual productivity differences. According to research, some people are much more pro…

Industry: HR Compliance   Duration: 90 Minutes  

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By: William J. Rothwell

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The Nuts and Bolts of Performance Management: What Works and What's New

Performance management (PM) has emerged as a topical issue. Organizational leaders question whether PM and pay should be linked Some leading organizations have decided to reinvent PM to more frequ…

Industry: HR Compliance   Duration: 90 Minutes  

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By: William J. Rothwell

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Technical Succession Planning for Knowledge Workers: Recruiting, Training, Retaining Knowledge Workers and Transferring their Technical Knowledge

Managers have an obligation to get the best value for the money they invest on behalf of their organizations. That is as true for the human side of the business as it is for making investment deci…

Industry: HR Compliance   Duration: 60 Minutes  

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By: William J. Rothwell

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Effective Succession Planning

Succession planning has emerged as an important issue as the world’s population ages under the dual impact of falling birth rates globally and improved healthcare. Neither is it easy to assu…

Industry: HR Compliance   Duration: 60 Minutes