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Leading Through Learning in Turbulent Times like Covid (Part 2 of 2): Renew Your Employee Value Proposition



All organizations experience turbulent times whether from high growth, rapid decline, changes in leadership, mergers, acquisitions, a scandal, economic influences and these unprecedented times with Covid-19. How can human resources, talent management and the learning and development functions leverage a leading through learning strategy to help their organizations to get back on track? That’s the question that Pris Nelson, CEO and Ed Cohen, Executive Vice President of Nelson Cohen Global Consulting will answer in this two-part series. Both are no stranger to turbulent times, having been leaders in learning and talent development for more than 40 years working with high growth companies. They have led through mergers, acquisitions, upturns and downturns including the recession of the 80’s, Y2K. the dot COM era, September 11, 2001 and the 2009 economic crisis. None of these compare to their experiences while living in India. While executives at Satyam Computer Services, Nelson and Cohen experienced an Enron-type scandal with its top leadership falsely reporting its profits they played a significant role in steadying the company in the midst of the crisis.

Part 2. Renew Your Employee Value Proposition

With a Lights On Strategy in place, how can you quickly shift the organization during turbulent times like Covid-19 where it is absolutely critical to leverage leading through learning to revisit and reinforce core purpose and values? Pris Nelson will share the steps to make this happen along with answering your questions and leveraging the knowledge of the participants. From here, she will also provide a model for rapid moving up the employee relationship chain to reinvigorate employee engagement during these tough times.

Attendees will learn

  • Four steps to renew your organization’s employee value proposition.
  • To identify the different between a conscious and accidental culture.
  • How to strategically revisit core purpose and values during turbulent times.
  • To leverage a process to move your organization up the relationship chain.


Pris Nelson, President and Chief Executive Officer of Nelson Cohen Global Consulting, is a subject matter expert in leveraging learning & leadership to navigate business turbulence, executive coaching, leadership development, and organizational & team development. Nelson is a senior learning leader who advised Tech Mahindra (Satyam) in the wake of the public scandal, ousted leadership, and stock collapse that impacted more than 53,000 people. Nelson has more than 40 years of experience advising and coaching Fortune 500 leaders & international business executives. She is the co-author of Riding the Tiger: Leading Through Learning in Turbulent Times and Leadership Traits: Insights for Today, Pathway to the Future, and a contributor to the ATD Leadership Handbook. Nelson is a master-certified corporate executive coach, has her masters of science in human resource economics and masters of arts in community counseling. Connect with Pris Nelson on LinkedIn or visit


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