TalentBall – Applying Successfull Moneyball Tactics to Drive Talent and Business Results
2016-04-27 12:00:00 2016-04-28 18:00:00 America/Chicago Pro Style Results Applying Successful Moneyball Tactics to Drive Talent Results Globe Life Park Arlington, TX Best Practice Institute scottbaxt@bestpracticeinstitute.org

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TalentBall - Applying Successful "MoneyBall" Tactics to

Drive Talent and Business Results


Immerse yourself in the data driven “moneyball” world of major league baseball. For two days, we’ll gather at Globe Life Park, home of the Texas Rangers to share methods, models and equations behind the game of talent data, analytics, and metrics, and connect the success that major league baseball has proven directly to a model that can be implemented into corporate talent practices.


New Models for Analyzing data of all kinds


Develop acquisition, learning, performance, and succession plans based on data and analytics


How to communicate analytics throughout your entire organization


Create your own algorithms and analytics and leave with a blueprint for action back at your organization

Experiential Learning

Through BPI’s proprietary methodology, thought leaders and learning team leaders, all participants will leave the event with a blueprint of how they can implement and improve their own analytics program within their own organization.

Speakers and Learning Team Leaders

keynote Sarah Stone Marketing & Advertising Manager, Texas Rangers
keynote Haig R. Nalbantian Senior Partner, Co-founder and Co-leader, Mercer Workforce Sciences Institute
keynote Thad Levine Assistant General Manager, Texas Rangers
keynote Todd Slavinsky Director, Baseball Analytics, Texas Rangers
keynote Mercedes Riley Director of Human Resources, Texas Rangers
keynote Kellie Fischer Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer, Texas Rangers
keynote Patrick Carmichael Vice President, BPI Senior Executive Board
keynote Steve VanWieren Principal Data Scientist, Ultimate Software
keynote Keri Pearlson President, KP Partners
guest John Lipinski, Ph.D. Data Scientist: Human Capital Analytics, Humana
guest Chris Cappy Founder & President, Pilot Consulting
keynote Cecile Alper-Leroux Vice President, HCM Innovation, Ultimate Software
keynote Bob Beaudine Board Member, Texas Rangers
keynote Jon Daniels President of Baseball Operations & General Manager, Texas Rangers
keynote Ray Davis Principal Owner and the Co-Chairman of the Board of Directors, Texas Rangers


Shortest way to explore what will happen
Day 1 27 April 2016
09:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Opening Learning Team Leader Exercises

Facilitated exercises with learning team leaders and your new teammates. Create a team name based on what your group’s desired outcomes are. Questions to Address: 1)This is who I am – name, title, company. 2) This is why I came/why I’m here… 3)This is what I would like to leave ...
10:00 AM - 11:15 AM
Center Room

Haig Nalbantian

Haig Nalbantian will provide the framework for TalentBall based on his work about the evolution of a "new science" of human capital management - "Workforce Sciences" - that integrates the learnings/perspectives of economics and organizational psychology along with statistical methods to enable an asset management approach to securing and ...
27 April, 2016


11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Center Room

Blueprinting exercise and Q&A with Haig

• LTLs work with teams to help you build your talent analytics model. • What came up during Haig’s talk for you? • What is the main question you have for Haig? • Come up with your team’s main question for Haig that will help to build your model. • Report Out Questions to Haig for ...
27 April, 2016


03:45 PM - 04:30 PM
Center Room

Meet & Greet with players and coaches

We’ll move down to the field level during pre-game warmups to meet Texas Rangers’ players and coaches. In addition, we’ll conduct diads where you’ll identify “What is one thing that your buddy can do for you to support your talent analytics during the year.”
04:30 PM - 05:30 PM
Center Room

Blueprinting Exercise – Part 2

• Reflections on Day 1, and preparation for Day 2. • Identify areas needed to create the model. • Describe one thing you may be looking out for tonight as you watch the game.
Day 2 28 April 2016
08:15 AM - 08:45 AM

Working Continental Breakfast

Meet with your teams, continental breakfast, and discuss reflections on last night’s game, and what you want from today’s session.
08:45 AM - 09:00 AM

Day 2 Begins

Conference Chairperson Haig Nalbantian welcomes everyone back – Reflections on Day 1, last night’s game, what we’ve learned, and what we will do today.
09:00 AM - 09:45 AM

The Power of Predictive and Prescriptive Analytics: from Insight to Action

More than ever, companies are realizing their workforce data is a strategic asset. Once used only for sales and marketing functions, companies today have access to analytical tools that can help them use their HR data effectively to make fact-based decisions about their human capital investments.
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

How to Build & Implement an Analytics Strategy

Texas Rangers Director of Baseball Analytics, Todd Slavinsky, along with BPI’s facilitator will present his models and work, as well as teach his methodologies. The group will then be engaged by the facilitator in roundtables around how they will apply the work to their HR departments and management. • How to ...
28 April, 2016


28 April, 2016


01:00 PM - 02:00 PM

Blueprinting with Haig and LTLs

Questions to be answered: In your view, what individual or group attributes (e.g. Industry Experience, educational attainment, specific competencies, etc.) have the biggest influence on the performance measures discussed? What workforce management practices (e.g. sourcing, incentives, performance management, etc.) most affect the workforce drivers of performance?    
28 April, 2016


03:00 PM - 04:15 PM

Blueprinting with Haig and LTLs

You’ll work with your team, your LTLs and Haig to finalize your blueprint based on the learnings of the past 2 days.

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2016-04-27 12:00:00 2016-04-28 18:00:00 America/Chicago Pro Style Results Applying Successful Moneyball Tactics to Drive Talent Results Globe Life Park Arlington, TX Best Practice Institute scottbaxt@bestpracticeinstitute.org