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IPMA: Working with Data Analytics, Artificial Intelligence, and Other Emerging Technologies in HR

March 4 @ 8:00 am - 10:30 am

Data analytics and artificial intelligence (AI) are terms increasingly gaining momentum with each passing day. But what are they exactly and are they something we can learn, develop, and implement into our organizations? Let’s begin with and never deviate from the initial conversation with our team members to collectively move toward the ‘yes’ and gain the affirmative that we can collaborate by capitalizing on each other’s strengths to develop a data system to the benefit of the people in our organizations. The benefits for people and organization are many but without the ‘buy‐in’ and like any other change effort, it won’t have a chance. By expressing a genuine value in each team member’s strengths, creativity and innovations you can develop a system which positions for growth, promotes employee retention, supports the purpose of the organization and enhances a superior employee experience which minimizes turnover.

In the HR world, data analytics can help identify internal talent camouflaged within the pockets of an organization, reveal insight into the candidate experience as well as employee engagement, point out areas for desired growth and provide a clear picture for how organizations can retain talent. Data analytics helps support these conversations that HR practitioners already have and in turn, makes the practitioners more available for “strategic planning, connecting with employees and implementing initiatives that make the company better” (Forbes, Nine Benefits of Embracing Big Data in Human Resources).

For the practitioner, it’s important to learn these skills and how to work with these technologies to remain indispensable members in our organizations because it will be up to us to train the algorithms with the right data germane to the vision, mission and growth strategies. For the organization, it will be critical to keep pace with industry so that talent is not courted away.

About the Presenter:

Robert (Bobby) Balke has a varied career background in higher education, business and training and development. In 2013, Bobby found a way to marry his career interests by pursuing graduate studies at University of Minnesota – Twin Cities where his research focused on adult education, organizational development and change management. Bobby’s research has informed his practice since and particularly within his most recent role as an Academic Advisor/Enrollment Manager at University of Denver, University College where he managed the Strategic Human Resources and Healthcare Management graduate programs serving as sort of an HR Generalist. Additionally, Bobby helped develop a data system for his assigned programs which is currently being implemented across all graduate programs at University College. The data system has enabled the college to maintain its model of ‘high touch’ advising while positioning for significant growth.

Bobby’s interest in data analytics was born from being a life‐long baseball player where everything is counted often making it maddening to be a White Sox fan in recent years. Most fortunately, he has a wonderful family which includes two young daughters who are masterful at distracting him. When that doesn’t work, he enjoys bass fishing, hitting the gym and seeing live music.


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  • Guests invited to attend by a current member receive one free meeting registration. Must use valid registration code.
  • No charge for current members
  • Small fee for non-members
  • No charge for current members
  • Discounted fee for non-member students


8:00-8:30          Check-in, breakfast and networking

8:30-10:00        Program/Presentation

10:00-10:15      Questions and Answers (if applicable)


University of Denver – Sturm Hall, Room 251 (Lecture Hall)

2000 East Asbury Avenue

Denver, CO 80210

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In order for us to get an accurate headcount for meeting materials and coffee/breakfast, all attendees MUST register via our website prior to the day of the event. Members – if you are interested in bringing a guest, please contact ipmahrcolorado@gmail.com for the special guest registration code.

Special thanks to our Corporate Sponsors!


March 4
8:00 am - 10:30 am
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University of Denver, Strum Hall
2000 East Asbury Avenue
Denver, CO 80210
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