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Learn St. Louis 2017 Conference

  • 19 Oct 2017
  • 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Saint Louis University - Busch Student Center. 20 N Grand Blvd, St. Louis, MO 63103


  • Price active THROUGH SEP 17th
  • Thru Sep 30: Price when you register yourself and 4 or more from your organization
  • Guests from our neighboring ATD Chapters - contact St. Louis for code.

Become a 

Learning & Development Olympian 


Keynote Presentation

Zach Schaefer, Spark the Discussion™

Talent Development is a 

Marathon Relay, Not a Sprint

In the T&D field, everyone wants to develop talent, contribute to their companies, and be a member of a winning team. The challenge is that we all approach talent development from our individual strengths, knowledge, and experiences and have difficulty thinking through talent problems from a more collaborative perspective. We treat talent development like a sprint rather than a marathon. That’s a good first step the most useful perspective is to view talent development as a marathon relay race. 

This keynote will discuss why talent development is a team sport and its success depends on the combined strengths of a variety of talent disciplines and professionals. Dr. Z will highlight three reasons why companies drop the talent baton and what talent magnets (successful companies) use to anchor their “marathon relay teams.” 

Dr. Zach Schaefer works with companies to build high performing teams by providing Data Driven Talent™ solutions and helping leaders connect human strategy to business strategy. As a thought leader in workplace communication, Dr. Z’s commentary has been featured in the Harvard Business Review, CNBC, and Fast Company. He works only with the best and brightest, including Fortune 500 companies like Edward Jones, Ameren, Express Scripts, and Centene, as well as mission driven organizations like the St. Louis Police Department, The Apartment Community at the Lady of our Snows Shrine, and the Auxiliary Coast Guard.


Conference Location:

Saint Louis University

Busch Student Center

20 N Grand Blvd, St. Louis, MO 63103


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