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Maher to present “Building Workforce Engagement” in NAWA Digital Transformation Masterclass: Workforce Leaders Leverage Modern Tech to Advance Customer Value.
20 Aug

Maher to present “Building Workforce Engagement” in NAWA Digital Transformation Masterclass: Workforce Leaders Leverage Modern Tech to Advance Customer Value.

Adaptive Human Capital’s President & CEO, Richard (“Rick”) Maher will be presenting at this week’s Accelerating Workforce Digital Transformation Masterclass to a group of workforce development leaders. Hosted by the National Association of State Workforce Agencies (NASWA) and their Workfor...

By: Rick | 6 months, 5 days, 19 hours, and 10 minutes ago.
Rick Maher to lead national webcast on digital transformation in government …
21 Jun

Rick Maher to lead national webcast on digital transformation in government …

Adaptive Human Capital’s President & CEO, Richard (“Rick”) Maher, will be leading a national webcast hosted by the United States Department of Labor’s Employment and Training Administration (USDOL-ETA) and the National Association of State Workforce Agencies (NASWA). The webcast is schedule...

By: Rick | 8 months, 4 days, 13 hours, and 11 minutes ago.
Rick Maher to present “Your Brain on Change” at Pennsylvania Conference
27 Apr

Rick Maher to present “Your Brain on Change” at Pennsylvania Conference

The Pennsylvania Workforce Development Association (PWDA) annual conference kicks off again next week in Hershey, and AHC President, Richard (“Rick”) Maher will be a presenter again this year. “Your Brain on Change: Manage your Mindset, Balance Your Life” is scheduled for Wednesday, May 3. Ric...

By: Rick | 9 months, 30 days, -1 hours, and 27 minutes ago.
Disruption by Design Leadership Training Builds Change Agility: GSETA Institute Series of 5 Leadership Skill-building Sessions Begins.
03 Apr

Disruption by Design Leadership Training Builds Change Agility: GSETA Institute Series of 5 Leadership Skill-building Sessions Begins.

AHC’s President Richard (“Rick”) Maher has been working with a select group of leaders from New Jersey’s workforce development system to build a more nimble and innovative organizational culture, and the early results are in! Again, this month New Jersey’s GSETA Institute (the training arm o...

By: Rick | 10 months, 22 days, 20 hours, and 29 minutes ago.
Maher to Present “Building Trust” Workshop for GSETA Institute
14 Mar

Maher to Present “Building Trust” Workshop for GSETA Institute

AHC’s President Richard (“Rick”) Maher will be presenting again next week to leaders of New Jersey’s GSETA Institute (the training arm of New Jersey’s Garden State Employment and Training Association), as part of a leadership development workshop series he began last month. The Series, kicke...

By: Rick | 11 months, 11 days, 21 hours, and 59 minutes ago.
Maher Kicks-off Disruption by Design Masterclass for GSETA: February 22 Session Starts 5-event Series.
20 Feb

Maher Kicks-off Disruption by Design Masterclass for GSETA: February 22 Session Starts 5-event Series.

AHC President Richard “Rick” Maher will lead a leadership training series for the Garden State Employment and Training Association (GSETA) this week. Based on our Disruption by Design leadership model, the Series will explore the “Six Traits of Agile Organizations” in detail with leaders from N...

By: Rick | 1 year, 5 days, 23 hours, and 20 minutes ago.
Maher Presents Building Resilience Workshop in NYC:  Partners with WPTI to build workforce system capacity.
20 Jan

Maher Presents Building Resilience Workshop in NYC: Partners with WPTI to build workforce system capacity.

Adaptive Human Capital’s President & CEO, Richard (“Rick”) Maher presented on building resilience to change and uncertainty yesterday in partnership with our friends at Workforce Professional Training Institute (WPTI). The session brought staff from NYC’s Department of Youth and Community D...

By: Rick | 1 year, 1 month, 5 days, 23 hours, and 37 minutes ago.
Bring a Disruptive Mindset to 2023!  What goal were you afraid to pursue last year?
05 Jan

Bring a Disruptive Mindset to 2023! What goal were you afraid to pursue last year?

I’d like to invite you to re-think your mindset as we approach a new year --- to push yourself toward uncomfortable goals in 2023. I know that can sound scary, and that’s exactly why you should consider it. New research shows that growth comes from pursuing “scary” and uncomfortable goals. We...

By: Rick | 1 year, 1 month, 20 days, 22 hours, and 27 minutes ago.
Rick Maher to Present at HPMA:  Princeton SHRM affiliate to explore “Building Resilience”
12 Dec

Rick Maher to Present at HPMA: Princeton SHRM affiliate to explore “Building Resilience”

Adaptive Human Capital’s President & CEO, Richard (“Rick”) Maher will be presenting tomorrow at the Princeton Human Resource Management Associate (HRMA), an affiliate of SHRM. This marks another in multiple SHRM chapters to have him as a guest. “The Building Your Change Resilience” ses...

By: Rick | 1 year, 2 months, 13 days, 15 hours, and 2 minutes ago.
Maher to present at GSETA Conference:  “Your Brain on Change” will be LIVE on October 18th!
10 Oct

Maher to present at GSETA Conference: “Your Brain on Change” will be LIVE on October 18th!

Adaptive Human Capital’s President & CEO, Richard (“Rick”) Maher will be presenting at next week’s Garden State Employment and Training Association (GSETA) Conference to New Jersey’s largest assembly of workforce development leaders. “I’ve been privileged to appear at GSETA many, many time...

By: Rick | 1 year, 4 months, 16 days, -1 hours, and 24 minutes ago.
Meet Rick at “Lead Change 2022”
29 Sep

Meet Rick at “Lead Change 2022”

Change Management Review™ is partnering with ACMP New England and ACMP Atlantic Canada to bring you live learning from change leaders in the industry trendsetting event called Lead Change 2022. Adaptive Human Capital’s President & CEO, Richard (“Rick”) Maher, has been chosen as one of t...

By: Rick | 1 year, 4 months, 27 days, 20 hours, and 42 minutes ago.
Maher to present “Building Agile Cultures” at Global Talent Summit:  Global leaders gather next week at Gallup’s Headquarters in D.C.
29 Sep

Maher to present “Building Agile Cultures” at Global Talent Summit: Global leaders gather next week at Gallup’s Headquarters in D.C.

Adaptive Human Capital’s President & CEO, Richard (“Rick”) Maher will be presenting at next week’s Global Talent Summit 2022 to a group of talent development leaders in Washington, D.C. Hosted by Diplomatic Courier, Gallup and Skills Baby, the session will be held at Gallup’s headquarters...

By: Rick | 1 year, 4 months, 27 days, 21 hours, and 58 minutes ago.
Two Weeks, 3 Conferences …  We’re on a mission to build a more agile workforce system!
27 Sep

Two Weeks, 3 Conferences … We’re on a mission to build a more agile workforce system!

Adaptive Human Capital’s President & CEO, Richard (“Rick”) Maher wrapped up a busy two-weeks addressing Workforce Development leaders about the need to be more agile, innovative, and disruptive in pursuit of a next-generation response to a post-COVID economy. Here’s a re-cap of his sess...

By: Rick | 1 year, 4 months, 29 days, 21 hours, and 45 minutes ago.
Rick Maher to present Keynote Address at PWDA 2022 Workforce Symposium
14 Sep

Rick Maher to present Keynote Address at PWDA 2022 Workforce Symposium

Adaptive Human Capital’s President & CEO, Richard (“Rick”) Maher will deliver a keynote address at next week’s Workforce Symposium in State College, Pennsylvania. The Pennsylvania Workforce Development Association’s (PWDA) 2022 Workforce Development Symposium brings professionals from acros...

By: Rick | 1 year, 5 months, 11 days, 10 hours, and 55 minutes ago.
Your Brain on Change: Manage Your Mindset, Balance Your Life
08 Sep

Your Brain on Change: Manage Your Mindset, Balance Your Life

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

By: Rick | 1 year, 5 months, 17 days, 22 hours, and 34 minutes ago.
We’re at it again …  Rick Maher is online and, on the road, spreading Resilience!
13 Jul

We’re at it again … Rick Maher is online and, on the road, spreading Resilience!

As we advance our mission to create more resilient individuals, organizations, and communities, Adaptive Human Capital’s President & CEO, Richard D. (“Rick”) Maher will be addressing audiences both virtually and in-person in the coming months. Maher is addressing the need for a new leadersh...

By: Rick | 1 year, 7 months, 12 days, 22 hours, and 23 minutes ago.
Rick Maher to Present Building Resilience Workshop for WPTI
07 Jul

Rick Maher to Present Building Resilience Workshop for WPTI

As part of our work to bring innovation and agility to the professional staff of the Nation’s Workforce Development System, AHC has partnered with New York’s Workforce Professional Training Institute (WPTI) to bring a high-intensity, research-based workshop to their clientele.

By: Rick | 1 year, 7 months, 18 days, 20 hours, and 11 minutes ago.
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 action...

By: Rick | 1 year, 9 months, 19 days, 21 hours, and 43 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 | 2 years, 4 months, 16 days, 18 hours, and 58 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 | 2 years, 6 months, 8 days, 9 hours, and 19 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 | 2 years, 6 months, 9 days, 15 hours, and 24 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 | 2 years, 6 months, 10 days, 18 hours, and 53 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 | 2 years, 8 months, 19 days, and 8 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 | 2 years, 9 months, 29 days, 20 hours, and 23 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 | 2 years, 10 months, 8 days, 22 hours, and 50 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 | 2 years, 10 months, 12 days, 22 hours, and 29 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 | 3 years, 1 day, 23 hours, and 16 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 | 3 years, 4 months, 29 days, 11 hours, and 21 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 | 3 years, 5 months, 21 days, 15 hours, and 16 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 | 3 years, 8 months, 15 days, 20 hours, and 36 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 | 3 years, 9 months, 27 days, -1 hours, and 2 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 | 4 years, 1 month, 10 days, 20 hours, and 52 minutes 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 | 4 years, 4 months, 27 days, -1 hours, and 44 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 | 4 years, 5 months, 1 day, 20 hours, and 50 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 | 4 years, 7 months, 8 days, 18 hours, and 50 minutes ago.