Adaptive Human Capital Blog

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

Posted Jun 07, 2021 by Rick

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 years. As he has in the past, AHC President & CEO, Richard (“Rick”) D. Maher will be presenting to an audience of workforce leaders.

The workshop, entitled “Six Traits of Agile Organizations and Leaders Who Lead Them” is designed for leaders that want to better understand how they can cultivate a culture of innovation while managing themselves and others through disruptive change.

Rick will be facilitating the workshop on Tuesday, August 17th and challenging participants to adopt a new mindset – a disruptive one – to meet the challenge of re-skilling millions of Americans as we exit the pandemic and prepare for the Future of Work (FoW). “If you think the pace of change in your organization is overwhelming now, hang on. We’re never going to change this slow again,” says Maher.

The session will be conducted virtually and will include Adaptive Human Capital’s Individual Resiliency Assessment – a private, online, self-assessment that will help individuals better understand their natural response to change and uncertainty.

Maher has been working on the issues of disruptive change and how people and organizations can better cope with change for nearly 30 years. He believes that unless leaders and workers become more resilient and adaptable, many companies - perhaps entire industries – will be at risk for failure. (Think Blockbuster and venerable retailers like Sears.) “It’s urgent that we work on changing the mindset of the American workforce and develop the skills it takes to adapt quickly in response to chaos and uncertainty.” In other words, he wants leaders to decide that disruption will be baked into their business model: Maher calls it “Disruption by Design.”

Organizations interested in building a more adaptive culture can learn more here, or contact us for a no-obligation consultation.