PAFOW Academy - Fall 2019

PAFOW Academy - Fall 2019

from 1,595.00

November 4th - 6th, 2019


Join colleagues for the People Analytics & Future of Work Academy, in Santa Cruz, CA. Explore leading practices, emerging innovations in AI, machine learning, and neural networks, and how they'll be affecting employee experiences, data, analytics, and the future of work.


  • Stacia Garr

  • Al Adamsen

  • Among others

Click here to make your reservation at The Dream Inn, the only beach front hotel in Santa Cruz. Space is limited to 24 professionals, so register at your earliest convenience to secure your spot.

Who’ll benefit from the Academy? Anyone interested in how people data and analytics will affect the future of work, from how it’ll change talent strategy formulation, measure, and management to how it’ll affect organizational culture — specifically individual, team, and organizational behavior. The Academy starts on Wednesday, the 22nd, at 3:00pm, and will run through Friday at 3:00pm. To be fair to everyone, participants must attend the full program. Academy content will build on itself and there will be pre-work and sharing, thus continuous participation will not only benefit you, the participant, it will benefit your fellow cohort members as well.

The Academy is what we call an education/consulting hybrid. Yes, you will learn about concepts, models, and use cases, yet you will also create deliverables specific to your company. The high flow of the 2.5 days is as follows:

  • The Current & Future States of Organizations, Talent Strategy, & People Analytics

  • Useful Models and Leading Practices

  • Engaging in the Audit, Vision, & Roadmap (AVR) Process for your Organization

  • Use Cases and Cautionary Tales

  • Prioritization: What Stories Need to be Told? For Who? And for the Sake of What?

  • Beginning with the End in Mind: Change-Making Communications with Data & Story-telling

  • Appropriate Strategies Given the Pervasive Nature of Data & Analytics in HR and beyond

  • Flexing the Muscle: Practicing YOUR Role in the Data-to-Change Process

  • Putting Together the Organizational Roadmap as well as the Personal Development Plan

In the end, participants will walk away with a personal development plan, an organizational roadmap to imbed data-based decision-making, and a set of experiences that will take concepts out of the theoretical realm and into day-to-day actionable reality. For questions, please don’t hesitate to contact Lyndsey Sanders at Hope to see you there!

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  • Culture, Engagement, & Employee Experience

  • Digital &/or Business Transformation

  • The Future of Work and Re-imagining Work

  • Talent Acquisition & Recruiting Leaders & Analysts

  • Talent Development & Learning Leaders & Analysts

  • Comp & Ben Leaders & Analysts

  • Diversity, Inclusion, & Belonging

  • Workforce Planners & Organizational Designers

  • Workforce Analysts aspiring to use more sophisticated analytical tools and techniques



Applicants will need to be in a relevant role in an organization committed to improving the way it formulates, measures, and manages talent strategy. Each cohort will be limited to 20 professionals to ensure ample attention and learning quality.  Those selected will be committed to exploring new tools and ideas as well as contribute. The WIA is an education/consulting hybrid.  As such, students will not only be learning about models, leading practices, and emerging trends, they'll also be addressing existing challenges and opportunities within their organizations. The goal will be to advance individual learning, yes.  It will also be to advance the sponsoring organization's capability in the areas for workforce planning, people analytics, and talent strategy.



Al Adamsen, Founder & Executive Director of the Global People Analytics Network (GPAN), PAFOW Conference Series, and Insight222 will lead the program. Al is one of the few who's lead the creation of a workforce analytics function at a large organization (Gap Inc.), served as an executive with a leading vendor (Infohrm, now SuccessFactors/SAP), and has also advised some of the world's leading companies.  In addition to the GPAN and the People Analytics & Future of Work (PAFOW) Conference Series, Al co-runs the People Analytics Program under Insight222.  Al's also authored several frameworks, white papers, articles, and research on people analytics, talent measurement, workforce planning, talent strategy, and the future of work. He a frequent conference speaker, executive facilitator, and influencer. You can learn more about Al here.  



Our previous program has looked like this:

  • Day 1, ORIENTATION: Arrive, Welcome Address & Orientation, and attend Group Dinner

  • Day 2, ASSESSING NEED VIA AUDIT, VISION, ROADMAP (AVR) PROCESS: People Analytics Basics to Innovations, Needs & Prioritization, Reimagining Work, Employee Experience Design, Talent & Work Measurement, Analytical Techniques,

  • Day 3, INNOVATING AND ENABLING CHANGE: Tools & Technologies, Data-based Communication/Story-telling, Workforce Planning, Supply Forecasting, Demand Forecasting, Talent Marketing Analytics, Talent Strategy Formulation, and Enabling the HRBP Community and others.