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February Chapter Meeting: Leading Effectively in the Age of AI
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Leading Effectively in the Age of AI

When: Thursday, February 28th
Where: RTP Foundation
12 Davis Drive
RTP, North Carolina  27713
United States
Contact: TSHRM Secretary

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"As machines increasingly complement human labor in the workplace, we will all need to adjust to reap the benefits." - Manika, J. & Sneader, K. (Executive Briefing, McKinsey Global Institute, June 2018)

Machines and artificial intelligence that can complement, replace, and even outperform humans are rapidly changing our understandings of work and the future of the workforce. How will your organization likely be affected by these game changers? What is your responsibility to the organization and its employees? How should you respond?

 This session will help you:

  • Identify the impacts that automation and AI are likely to have on your workforce in the next 0-3 years
  • Explore approaches/strategies that you, as a leader or HR professional, can employ to help your organization effectively navigate the challenges and opportunities associated with automation and AI


Speaker: Leigh Shamblin, Ed. D., NC State Executive Education

Dr. Leigh Shamblin is Director of Leadership and a Professor of Practice in the Poole College of Management. She joined NC State in 2014.

Shamblin is an educator, international development professional, and former USAID foreign-service officer with 20+ years of global leadership experience in education, international development, business performance, non-profit management, technology, and healthcare. She has served as Executive Director for the MBA Enterprise Corps at the Kenan Institute of Private Enterprise; Dean of the MBA program at the University of International Business in Almaty, Kazakhstan; Director of the Health and Education Offices for USAID in Macedonia and Jamaica; and, prior to joining NC State, as Sr. Program Manager in charge of US support for Kenya programs for IntraHealth International in Chapel Hill, NC. In these and other roles, she has helped companies and organizations in more than 20 countries improve their performance.

Her current teaching, practice and scholarship focus areas include: leadership, design thinking, innovation, executive education, business/life coaching, change management, evaluation/assessment, serious games, and sustainability. She earned her doctorate in adult education from NC State, her master in business administration from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and her bachelor’s degree in business from the University of North Carolina-Asheville.