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America’s Comeback from COVID – Let’s Get Disruptive!
06 May

America’s Comeback from COVID – Let’s Get Disruptive!

Yesterday’s session at the PWDA Conference in Hershey, PA was a great experience for me! I got to work with a diverse, standing room only crowd of workforce development professionals as we explored “America’s Comeback from COVID.” I was impressed with the group’s acceptance of my call to actio...

By: Rick | 10 days, 2 hours, and 52 minutes ago.
Rick Maher to present at SHRM-NJ 2021 Conference
09 Oct

Rick Maher to present at SHRM-NJ 2021 Conference

We’re pleased to announce that AHC’s President & CEO, Richard (“Rick”) Maher, will be presenting again at this year’s Garden State Chapter of Society of Human Resources (SHRM) conference. The GSC-SHRM Conference & Expo, scheduled for October 17-19, 2021, marks the 30th anniversary o...

By: Rick | 7 months, 7 days, and 7 minutes ago.
The Six Traits of Agile Organizations: What Participants Said.
17 Aug

The Six Traits of Agile Organizations: What Participants Said.

Adaptive Human Capital’s President & CEO, Richard (“Rick”) Maher’s presentation (“The Six Traits of Agile Organizations and the Leaders Who Lead Them”) this week at Maryland’s “Raising the Bar Conference” got rave reviews. Listen to the feedback we got ….

By: Rick | 8 months, 28 days, 14 hours, and 28 minutes ago.
Rick Maher to Lead Future-Focused “Crossing the Lines” Conference.
16 Aug

Rick Maher to Lead Future-Focused “Crossing the Lines” Conference.

The Workforce Alliance: Innovating through regional collaboration. Adaptive Human Capital’s President & CEO, Richard (“Rick”) Maher will be facilitating a conference session for The Workforce Alliance focused on the future need for improved regional collaboration across their 3-state col...

By: Rick | 8 months, 29 days, 20 hours, and 33 minutes ago.
Rick Maher to Present at Maryland’s State Conference
15 Aug

Rick Maher to Present at Maryland’s State Conference

Adaptive Human Capital’s President & CEO, Richard (“Rick”) Maher will be presenting again at the “Raising the Bar Conference.” The annual conference of Maryland’s State Workforce Association, Raising the Bar is the state’s preeminent learning event for workforce development professionals fr...

By: Rick | 9 months, 1 day, and 2 minutes ago.
We’re Raising the Bar … again: Rick Maher to present at Maryland Conference!
07 Jun

We’re Raising the Bar … again: Rick Maher to present at Maryland Conference!

Once again, Adaptive Human Capital will be helping leaders in the Maryland Workforce System “Raise the Bar” on the future of workforce development. Raising the Bar is Maryland Workforce Association’s annual conference and has been a staple in professional development gatherings in recent ye...

By: Rick | 11 months, 9 days, 5 hours, and 17 minutes ago.
GSETA: Meeting the Challenge of Changing Times…  Today’s “Building Resiliency Workshop” Includes Individual Resiliency Assessment
27 Apr

GSETA: Meeting the Challenge of Changing Times… Today’s “Building Resiliency Workshop” Includes Individual Resiliency Assessment

GSETA: Meeting the Challenge of Changing Times… Today’s “Building Resiliency Workshop” Includes Individual Resiliency Assessment Adaptive Human Capital’s Disruption by Design Leadership Workshop will be presented today to another group of GSETA members and will include our Individual Resiliency...

By: Rick | 1 year, 19 days, 1 hour, and 32 minutes ago.
We’re at it again …  GSETA Workshop Repeats this Month!!
17 Apr

We’re at it again … GSETA Workshop Repeats this Month!!

Again, in April, our Disruption by Design: A Leadership Series program is being offered by the GSETA Institute (the training arm of New Jersey’s Garden State Employment and Training Association, which is the professional association for the state’s workforce development system). The Workshop wi...

By: Rick | 1 year, 29 days, 3 hours, and 59 minutes ago.
APA Survey Shows Stress at Peak Levels: Follow simple steps to protect your emotional well-being.
13 Apr

APA Survey Shows Stress at Peak Levels: Follow simple steps to protect your emotional well-being.

In an annual survey of stress in America conducted in January of this year, the American Psychological Association (APA) found that “84% of adults reported feeling at least one emotion associated with prolonged stress in the prior two weeks.” The most common feelings being expressed were anxiet...

By: Rick | 1 year, 1 month, 3 days, 3 hours, and 38 minutes ago.
GSETA Institute to offer AHC's Disruption by Design: A Leadership Series
24 Feb

GSETA Institute to offer AHC's Disruption by Design: A Leadership Series

“If you think the pace of change in your organization is overwhelming now, hang on. We’ve not nearly reached peak acceleration yet.” That’s from Rick Maher, president of Adaptive Human Capital, LLC. He’s a veteran of the workforce development industry and a recognized leader in the fields of ma...

By: Austin | 1 year, 2 months, 22 days, 4 hours, and 25 minutes ago.
Rick Maher to Present at SHRM Conference October 11th
27 Sep

Rick Maher to Present at SHRM Conference October 11th

We’re pleased to announce that AHC’s President & CEO, Richard (“Rick”) Maher, will be leading a workshop at this year’s Garden State Chapter of Society of Human Resources (SHRM) conference. The GSC-SHRM Conference & Expo, scheduled for October 11-13, 2020, marks the 29th anniversary of ...

By: Austin | 1 year, 7 months, 18 days, 16 hours, and 30 minutes ago.
Maher to Address 2020 Global Talent Summit
04 Sep

Maher to Address 2020 Global Talent Summit

We are so pleased to announce that AHC President & CEO, Richard D. (“Rick”) Maher will be presenting at next week’s 2020 Global Talent Summit, which is scheduled for September 8th and 9th online. The Summit is produced by Diplomatic Courier, in partnership with Minerva, and will delve into ...

By: Austin | 1 year, 8 months, 11 days, 20 hours, and 25 minutes ago.
AHC CEO Rick Maher talks about resiliency on new podcast
10 Jun

AHC CEO Rick Maher talks about resiliency on new podcast

Adaptive Human Capital’s CEO, Richard (“Rick”) Maher sat down with podcaster Kelly Bailey this week to talk about building more adaptive responses to change in a wide-ranging and engaging fifty-minute discussion.

By: Austin | 1 year, 11 months, 6 days, 1 hour, and 45 minutes ago.
"Normal" wasn't working anyway...
30 Apr

"Normal" wasn't working anyway...

Today’s challenging, competitive environment means most of us are working at a fever pitch. Long hours, tight deadlines and staff that don’t have time to train. Constantly changing mandates and the need to pivot on a dime. It all adds up to a high stress environment. Add the current COVID crisi...

By: Austin | 2 years, 16 days, 4 hours, and 11 minutes ago.
AHC Featured at Jacksonville’s Talent 2030 Forum
15 Jan

AHC Featured at Jacksonville’s Talent 2030 Forum

Rick Maher’s Keynote to Focus on a New Mindset for Leaders in the Age of Uncertainty “If you think the pace of change in business is overwhelming now, hang on. We’ve not nearly reached peak acceleration yet.” That’s from Rick Maher, President of Adaptive HumanCapital (AHC). Maher has been work...

By: Austin | 2 years, 4 months, 1 day, and 2 hours ago.
GSETA 2019: Meeting the Challenge of Changing Times.
30 Sep

GSETA 2019: Meeting the Challenge of Changing Times.

“Building Resiliency Workshop” Includes Individual Resiliency Assessment Adaptive Human Capital’s Building Resiliency Workshopwill be presented on Wednesday, October 2nd at GSETA 2019 in Atlantic City, and will include both individual and organizational agility assessments that will drive a per...

By: Austin | 2 years, 7 months, 16 days, 4 hours, and 53 minutes ago.
Rick Maher to Present at GSETA 2019:
24 Sep

Rick Maher to Present at GSETA 2019:

Adaptive Human Capital’s President & CEO, Richard (“Rick”) Maher will be presenting at the Garden State Education and Training Association’s 37th Annual Conference next week in Atlantic City. Maher’s workshop, “Be Agile or Be Disrupted: Organizational Agility for the Future of Work,” will e...

By: Austin | 2 years, 7 months, 22 days, 1 hour, and 59 minutes ago.
Introducing Adaptive Human Capital: A personal journey, a personal commitment
17 Jul

Introducing Adaptive Human Capital: A personal journey, a personal commitment

Over the last 30+ years, I have had the good fortune to have been involved in a number of high-profile change initiatives in both the public and private sector clients at my former firm - specialized change management and talent development consulting firm, Maher & Maher. For a relatively s...

By: Rick | 2 years, 9 months, 28 days, 23 hours, and 59 minutes ago.