Building the Skill-centric Organization, how Novartis is Leading the Way

Sitting Down with Novartis’s Head of Strategic Workforce Planning, Rene Gessenich

In this webinar, Jeff Schwartz and Rene Gessenich discuss the tools and frameworks that support Novartis’s skills-based talent management strategy and share best practices for leaders looking to fuel their own skills imperative.

The race for skills is on. According to Gartner, building critical competencies ranks as leaders’ number one priority. But what does a winning approach to skill-building look like?

To answer this question, join us on March 10th. Our own Jeff Schwartz will sit down with Rene Gessenich, Head of Strategic Workforce Planning at Novartis, to explore how the pharmaceutical leader is fueling the skills imperative. 

If you want to uncover the tools and frameworks that Novartits utilizes to put skills at the center of their talent management strategy, this is a discussion you can’t miss. You’ll even have the chance to get your burning questions answered by Jeff and Rene at the end of the session!

About the speakers

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Rene Gessenich

Head of Strategic Workforce Planning at Novartis

Rene has 12+ years of experience in the pharmaceutical and life science industry with Novartis, Merck, and Boehringer Ingelheim. He is passionate about building the bridge between business and talent strategy, to create a competitive advantage for organizations. At Novartis, he is currently heading up the global skill-based Strategic Workforce Planning practice, while also leading the enterprise-wide work on developing a skills management approach. He has been recognized as Top People Analytics Leader to watch out for in 2022.

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Jeff Schwartz

VP of Insights and Impact at Gloat

Prior to joining Gloat, Schwartz was a principal with Deloitte Consulting LLP for 20 years, most recently as the U.S. Leader for the future of work and as a senior partner in the firm’s Global Human Capital executive since 2003.  His leadership roles have included global and U.S. marketing, eminence, and brand, leading the organization, change, and talent practices, and growing the firm’s global delivery capabilities in India. Schwartz also has been a leading innovator and was the founding editor and a principal author of Deloitte’s global human capital trends report since 2011 and the co-founder of Catalyst Tel Aviv, the firm’s first global innovation tech hub. It was in Tel Aviv in 2016 that Schwartz first met the founders of Gloat while researching one of the first future of work start-up landscape surveys.

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