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Shaping Talent for Success: Pruning the Vines – Competencies: Prune to Encourage Growth

Join us on Thursday, August 18 from 12:00 to 12:30 CDT for the second webinar in Humaculture, Inc.’s “People Development: A Humaculture® Perspective Series”, to learn how to shape talent for success by “Pruning the Vines,” using competencies to encourage growth in employees to fulfill their potential and maximize alignment and productivity.


  • Steve Cyboran, ASA, MAAA, FCA, CEBS, actuary and strategy consultant
  • Wes Rogers, Humaculturist® and strategy consultant
  • Christi Green, RN, MS, PHR, strategy and people consultant


This webinar explores ways organizations can shape talent for the future. Competencies can be used to help organizations select the best plants, determine how best to organize them in the garden, identify strengths and weaknesses, prune away distractions (weak branches) to encourage growth and fruit production.

Key Takeaways

During this session, participants will learn that:

  • Competencies are not just a checklist of skills to manage
  • People that focus on everything may not be very good at anything
  • Highly skilled employees may not thrive in management or leadership
  • Effective people development:
    • Is rooted in a clear understanding of organizational vision
    • Facilitates growth, supports optimal organizational (garden) design
    • Assesses skills and needs to support strategic priorities
    • Explores the employee’s interests, abilities, and desires
    • Identifies potential for transitions, management, or leadership
    • Applies principles that work