Alec Levenson regularly makes presentations and leads executive education workshops. He has trained professionals from a broad range of Fortune 500 and Global 500 companies in human capital analytics. Below is a selection of Alec’s events.


Workshop – Analytics and Design for High Performance

San Jose (hosted by Flex)
Jan 17-19, 2018 (two days total: started at noon on 1/17 and ended at 1pm on 1/19)
with Alec Levenson (Senior Research Scientist, CEO) and Alexis Fink (General Manager, Talent Intelligence Analytics, Intel)
Analytics and Design for High Performance Workshop Agenda

This program addressed two major trends in companies today: the rapid growth and evolution of analytics, and the ever-increasing emphasis on organizational performance.

Analytics has exploded in recent years. On the customer side, social media, product digitization, location services, AI, the Internet of Things and more are creating a true revolution and fundamental organizational change. On the employee side, the rapid growth in workforce analytics expertise promises to deliver new insight into the drivers of motivation and productivity. Yet the depth of insights on people and talent has fallen far short of potential.

Rather than lead with analytics, we need to increase the depth of insights on people and talent by focusing on the right problems to solve and the right tools needed to solve them, including critical fundamental skills like high performance work design.

In this workshop, Alec Levenson and Alexis Fink showed how to use analytics and work design tools to improve job, team and organizational performance.

Workshop – Strategic HR Analytics Workshop, San Francisco, California

May 10-12, 2017. Featured speaker.

HR analytics is at a crossroads today. We have at our fingertips access to the most powerful computers, the largest databases on organizational processes, and ever-expanding information on consumer behavior and the way commerce is conducted worldwide. The number of HR analytics articles, surveys and events proliferates while the depth of insights aren’t keeping pace. Organizations struggle as much as ever to achieve strategic objectives while HR strives to make effective decisions when dealing with tight budgets and competing business priorities.

Alexis Fink and I led a learning program on May 10-12 in San Francisco on Strategic Analytics that provided tools and skill building to close the gaps. We showed how to use analytics to make better strategic decisions and be a stronger business partner and leader. Participants learned how to:

  • Bring together the business and HR to effectively identify and solve systematic talent and business challenges
  • Analyze and decide when to focus on improving current HR practice, and when to rethink how everything fits together to support the business
  • Determine whether you can rely on the data you have at hand in your HR systems to make strategic decisions, or go out and collect different information
  • Identity where to find additional sources of data where needed
  • Forge your own path when benchmarks would lead you astray
  • Integrate analytics and influencing to get results

Specific examples from the participants’ current business, human capital and analytics challenges were used throughout the workshop to demonstrate how to apply the Strategic Analytics approach, and determine what to do and what not to do. Whether you are a business leader, HR professional, or analyst, the workshop helped participants make better business and human capital decisions, and direct the analytics conducted in your organization for more actionable insights.

Alexis and I jointly led the workshop, combining our 35 plus years of working and consulting with organizations on how to optimize integrated talent management systems, total rewards, leadership and talent development, competency systems, HR and predictive analytics, strategic workforce planning, spans of control, team dynamics, organizational design, and matrix-based decision making processes.

The workshop provides participants with models and a process for conducting analytics that support improved organizational effectiveness and strategy execution. It incorporates the enterprise approach used by senior business leaders, and the human capital approach used by HR and frontline managers, which are usually applied separately and fail to find the root causes of organizational problems. The workshop shows how to integrate them for a comprehensive, systems approach to diagnosing the sources of strategy execution failure. The insights have direct implications for enterprise investment that can be used to inform annual planning and budgeting decisions.

Individuals and teams interested in using data and analytics to improve organization effectiveness and strategy execution should consider attending future iterations of this workshop. It is appropriate for HR professionals, analytics experts, function and unit leaders, line managers, and others involved with diagnosing and improving organizational effectiveness and strategy execution.


Workshop – Strategic Analytics: Leverage Analytics to Improve Business Results and Organization Effectiveness

Los Angeles, May 17-19, 2016 (two days total: starts at 1 pm on 5/17 and ends around lunchtime on 5/19)

with Alec Levenson (Senior Research Scientist, CEO) and guest speaker Bernard Bedon (Vice President, HR, Amgen). Hosted by Capital Group.

HR analytics and business analytics are at a crossroads today. We have at our fingertips access to the most powerful computers, the largest databases on organizational processes, and ever-expanding information on consumer behavior and the way commerce is conducted worldwide. Yet organizations struggle as much as ever to achieve strategic objectives and improve organizational effectiveness.

Whether you are a business leader, HR professional, or analyst, the workshop will help you make better business and human capital decisions, and direct the analytics conducted in your organization for more actionable insights. The workshop includes specific guidance on what to do and what not to do. 


Workshop – Organization Effectiveness Analytics: Leverage Analytics to Improve Strategy Execution

January 27-29, 2015 (two days total: starts at 1 pm on 1/27 and ends around lunchtime on 1/29)

Leverage analytics to improve insights and impact. Organizations are most effective when they successfully execute the business strategy and accomplish the business objectives, yet strategy execution is a fundamental weakness across all industries. Leaders struggle with execution and organization effectiveness in most cases because there are insufficient analytics to diagnose where improvements need to be made.

Webinars, Webcasts and Radio

Tucana People Analytics Podcast

May 1, 2017. Alec is interviewed on the Tucana People Analytics Podcast. Listen to the podcast here (courtesy TPAP).


(Scroll down to click on the link to listen.) Alec discusses the impact of teams and high-performance work design.

Radio Interview – KGNU’s “It’s the Economy” program

January 14, 2016. Alec is interviewed by KGNU’s Claudia Cragg about millennials and his new book, What Millennials Want from Work (2016). LISTEN to the entire interview here (courtesy KGNU).

Strategic Analytics

December 1, 2015. This webinar aligned with Alec Levenson’s new book, Strategic Analytics: Advancing Strategy Execution and Organizational Effectiveness. He took a dive into some of the themes in the book and answered questions from participants. Watch a replay of the webinar here.

The New Frontier of Analytics: Going Beyond Data and ROI

December 2, 2014, 9-10 am (PT). HR and human capital analytics in organizations today are providing more and more insights into patterns of employee behavior and talent management that previously seemed “hidden” in data that hadn’t been fully analyzed. Yet the growing number of data-based facts that are emerging about what takes place in organizations falls short of what is needed to maximize strategy execution and organization effectiveness…. Click to learn more.

Speaking Engagements

Corporate Research Forum, London, UK

November 7, 2017. Keynote speaker on HR analytics.

Corporate Research Forum, Paris, France

November 9, 2017. Keynote speaker on HR analytics.

People Analytics World, London, UK

April 25-26, 2017. Keynote speaker.

HRPS New Jersey

March 2, 2017. Keynote speaker at the event.

Society of Consulting Psychology Conference, Seattle, Washington

February 10, 2017. Alec and Jennifer Deal delivered a keynote address on “What Millennials Want From Work.”

CHO Group, Phoenix, Arizona

October 26, 2016. Alec Levenson discussed “What Millennials Want From Work: How to Maximize Engagement in Today’s Workforce.”

ATD Webcast

October 25, 2016. Alec spoke on “Maximizing the Value of Talent Management.”

SHRM Thought Leaders Retreat, Seattle, Washington

September 26, 2016. Alec spoke at the retreat on “Using Workforce Analytics for Competitive Advantage.”

HR Executive Summit, Shanghai, China

June 2-4, 2016.  Alec made a keynote speech and led a workshop on Strategic Analytics at this summit.

G100 Talent Consortium, New York City

April 14, 2016. Alec and  Jennifer Deal spoke about their new book, What Millennials Want From Work.

People Analytics Conference, Minneapolis

March 24, 2016. Alec presented a keynote address on Strategic People Analytics.

Deploying Strategic Analytics to Maximize HR’s Impact

Presenter at NYHRPS, New York, March 16, 2016. Alec Levenson presented a new, unified way of addressing both business and HR challenges, using integrated analytics. His framework can be used to address any pressing business or talent issue to improve strategy execution and organizational effectiveness, and does not require a degree in advanced statistics to implement. Designed for both generalists and analysts, the framework has been successfully applied to unearth solutions to challenging business performance across a wide range of industries and business contexts.

Using Strategic Analytics to Maximize Workforce Engagement and the Bottom Line

Speaker at the WorldAtWork Future of Work Forum, New Orleans, March 8, 2016. L Alec Levenson introduced  a step-by-step approach for structuring analytics to get to strategic insight with minimum effort. 

Learning Analytics for Impact

vSession presenter at ATD Forum, October 2015.

Building Your HR Strategy and Decision Making to Improve Performance 

SHRM Workforce Strategies Conference keynote speaker, San Diego, September 2015. 

Integrating Business and Human Capital Analytics for Strategic Insights

Featured speaker at CHO Group, Seattle, May 27, 2015.  Alec Levenson presented a comprehensive approach to conducting enterprise and human capital analytics in an integrated way to maximize both organizational capability and bottom line impact. 

Tying Together Human Capital Analytics and Business Strategy Execution to Truly Impact the Entire Enterprise

Keynote address at TMA Human Capital Analytics Summit, Miami, February 23, 2015. In order to be truly strategic in our impact on the organization, we need a comprehensive understanding of the effectiveness of evidence based decision-making and the role that human capital analytics plays relative to other HR programs and the business initiatives. Systems diagnosis coupled with human capital analysis provide the right framework for understanding what levers HR can pull that contribute to the bottom line, and where it needs to be integrated with other efforts for maximum impact.

Using Social Media Platforms to Promote Innovation and Better Product Marketing Decisions

Keynote address at TMA Marketing and Sales Analytics Summit, Miami, February 24, 2015. As part of a larger study on organizational innovation and new technologies, Alec will hone in on how leading companies are using social media platforms with their marketing and strategy leaders to drive innovation. He will highlight examples of engagement with both external and internal stakeholders to broaden the data available for making the right marketing decisions in product design, prototyping and delivery.



Mistakes working with workforce analytics data]

Advice to HR professionals on working with analytics.

Alec Levenson discusses using analytics strategically in HR.

Alec Levenson speaks on integrating business strategy analytics and human capital analytics.

Alec Levenson discusses practical workforce planning through human capital analytics and organizational effectiveness.

Everyone is doing employee surveys, but how does employee engagement relate to the goals of the organization?

Alec Levenson talks about surveys and survey fatigue.

This video series is from Bellevue University’s Human Capital Lab presentation that Alec Levenson gave on Measuring and Increasing the Impact of Learning and Organizational Development.

A Selection of Executive Education Programs, Speaking Engagements, and Webinars


  • Organization Design and Talent Strategies for Emerging Markets
  • Leadership Development in Pacific Rim Firms
  • The Promise and Realities of Emerging Markets
  • Global Talent Management for Japanese Companies in Developed and Emerging Markets
  • Managing the Millennials
  • Achieving High Performance through Organization Design
  • Strategic HR Transformation & Future of HR
  • Targeted Analytics: Improving Organizational and Talent Decisions
  • Strategy Execution and Investment Analytics
  • HR Analytics and Strategic Thinking
  • The Promise of Big Data for HR: Old Wine and New Frontiers
  • Using HR Analytics for Modeling and Making Sense of Compensation
  • Workforce Planning: Strategic Analytics
  • Maximizing the Return on Your Survey and Analytics Work
  • Workforce Sensing and Analytics
  • Aligning Strategic Metrics to the Overall Business Goals
  • Using Change Management and Measurement to Make an Impact
  • Maximizing the Return on Your Survey and Measurement Work

Sample Audiences:

  • UPS Global HR Meeting
  • McKesson
  • SK (Korea) HR Development Program
  • Exelon
  • Gilead
  • DIRECTV Global HR Meeting
  • Microsoft Global HR Meeting
  • Boeing
  • EQUATE Petrochemical (Kuwait)
  • Dow Chemical
  • Center for Effective Organizations Sponsors Meeting
  • Singapore Public Service Division
  • Sinopec Nanjing Engineering Inc.
  • American Chamber of Commerce Shanghai
  • Academy of Management
  • REITI Japanese Personnel Management Symposium
  • Society of Labor Economists
  • Nanjing University Business School
  • International Association of Chinese Management Research
  • Bay Area Executive Development Network
  • The Conference Board
  • Talent Management Alliance
  • IQPC
  • i4CP
  • Human Capital Institute