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Developing Next Generation Leaders

Presentation Summary:

How are you preparing your next generation of leaders?

An HBR study shows that on average, leadership training is provided to employees in their 40s – a decade too late! In this session, Melissa shares how Porter Novelli, a global public relations, firm trains their emerging leaders using a theory-based approach to provide practical, engaging and inspiring learning.

She shares how the program is designed, content covered and lessons learned.


Presenter Bio:

Melissa Kraus Taylor Partner, Global Learning and Development Porter Novelli

Melissa is the Global Learning and Development director and brings more than two decades of experience social marketing and strategic planning and research. She has counseled numerous clients in the area of social impact, including the Almond Board of California, Florida Department of Citrus, CDC, CARE and Habitat for Humanity.

Consistently rated by participants as an engaging, enthusiastic and knowledgeable presenter, Melissa has traveled around the globe conducting training on a variety of topics, including branding, presentation skills, talent management, behavior change theory and numerous research methodologies.

Melissa earned her MA in Health Communication from the University of Maryland, College Park. She loves teaching and for over a decade has taught Social Marketing at Emory University’s Graduate School of Public Health, where she was awarded Adjunct Faculty Honoree for Excellence.

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