St. Louis Organization Development Network      


High Potential Development: Best - and Next – Practices

  • 11 Oct 2018
  • 7:30 AM - 9:30 AM
  • The Heights of Richmond Heights, 8001 Dale Avenue, Richmond Heights, MO
  • 19


  • For 2nd time quests to STLODN programs we offer the opportunity to attend your second program at the member rate of $15.00

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High Potential Development:  Best – and Next – Practices

Presented by Jordan Blackhurst, MA and Anna Lehrke, MHR

Finding, engaging and preparing future leaders is a critical need for many organizations, even as they undergo massive workplace changes. OD practitioners need to be ready to bring a range of solutions to help tomorrow’s leaders emerge from across generations and the business. Join us to learn about best practices, methods, and lessons learned by two internal OD Consultants at Ameren, which has an extensive leadership development process. Come prepared to exchange success stories and questions with other OD professionals.

This session will enable you to:

  • Discuss culture factors that support or stifle readiness for leveraging best and next practices
  • Explore methods of operationalizing experience-based-leadership development
  • Hear about Ameren initiatives aimed at building a strong, diverse leadership pipeline
  • Learn from peers about what’s working with high-potential development 

Join us for a lively conversation about best – and next – practices that prepare tomorrow’s leaders, strengthen talent management capabilities and drive strategic success.  

About the Facilitators


Leadership and Organization Effectiveness Consultant, Ameren Services

Jordan serves at the lead for Ameren’s Succession Efforts, Leadership Assessment Processes, and Corporate Mentoring Programs. Jordan earned a Bachelor of Science in Psychology with a minor in Women’s Studies from Southern Illinois University, where she also obtained a Master of Arts in Industrial/Organizational Psychology in 2016. While at SIUE, Jordan's research efforts focused on gender disparities in the workplace, and she has coauthored several chapters, professional presentations, and publications on a variety of topics such as sexual harassment, sexism, gender differences, work-family balance, and stress. Jordan is actively involved in Ameren's Employee Resource Group, Women Influencing Success in Energy (WISE) and Connections to Success – a St. Louis based nonprofit with a mission to break the cycle of poverty through hope, resources and a plan.


Leadership and Organization Effectiveness Consultant, Ameren Services

Anna supports Ameren’s high potential leadership development, collaborating with key stakeholders to build a focused approach for accelerating leadership capability. Anna earned a Master of Human Relations from the University of Oklahoma, and a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of Tulsa. Anna’s experience includes internal and external consulting in HR, OD and L&D. In addition to volunteering with BJC Hospice, Anna serves on the STL-ODN programs committee, and as the Immediate Past President of Lewis & Clark SHRM.

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