Steve Trautman to Conduct Workshop at CLTD Summit

May 07, 2013 (PRLEAP.COM) Business News
ATLANTA, Georgia May 7, 2013 Steve Trautman, founder and principal of The Steve Trautman Co., will conduct a master class at the upcoming Corporate Learning and Talent Development (CLTD) Summit. The summit, which brings together corporate leaders from throughout the country, will be held April 28-30 at the Ritz-Carlton in the Buckhead district of Atlanta, Georgia.

Each attendee at the CLTD Summit is carefully selected from the country's best senior-level executives. These executives come together to discuss issues impacting the corporate world today and learn from other business leaders. The summit also includes chosen HR leaders and talent management executives to discuss hiring techniques and practices.

Trautman is a valuable asset to this year's summit. Many business leaders are concerned about the mass exodus of longtime talent as many baby boomers hit retirement age. Trautman specializes in knowledge transfer strategies that can help businesses shift skills and information from one generation of workers to the next.

"Many organizations are concerned about having a workforce that is fully in place and ready to work," Trautman says. "We hope to be able to reach them with helpful advice on how to replicate their top talent."

Trautman began his work in knowledge transfer while at Microsoft while developers were creating what would become Microsoft Word 1.0. At that time, knowledge transfer was called "peer mentoring," and Trautman was helping with the translation of Microsoft to five different languages. A couple of years later, Trautman led up a team responsible for ensuring Microsoft staff were fully trained on various aspects of the company's software shipping operations. Fast forward to today, and The Steve Trautman Co. has been working with blue-chip companies such as Boeing, Nike, Aetna, Costco and Microsoft for almost 20 years.

As Trautman will explain in the workshop, in the next few years it will become more important than ever that businesses have learning leaders in place. Skilled workers with decades of experience will be leaving the workforce, taking their hard-earned knowledge with them. Complicating this will be the economy, picking up after years of sluggishness. This will reduce the pool of talent available to businesses, Trautman believes, making it more important that businesses build on the talent they currently have available.

Knowledge transfer goes beyond simple training. Trautman works with businesses to facilitate learning and documentation of procedures. By preparing in advance for inevitable employee turnover, Trautman believes businesses can prevent knowledge loss. Through his workshops and speaking engagements, he outlines his Knowledge Silo Matrix, a tool that is designed specifically to address today's baby boomer-related aging worker crisis.

The Corporate Learning and Talent Development Summit is produced by marcus evans, host of summits and conferences held throughout the world. By bringing together professionals to strategize and come up with solutions to the issues facing today's leaders, marcus evans hopes to create a stronger global marketplace.

In addition to his workshops and summits, Steve Trautman has authored two books on the subject of knowledge transfer. Those books, Teach What You Know: A Practical Leader's Guide to Knowledge Transfer Using Peer Mentoring and The Executive Guide to High-Impact Talent Management are available at The Steve Trautman Co. website:

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