The "Change" Mindset from Transactional to Transformational: A Case Study for HR Professionals

The focus of this presentation is to provide examples of how, as an HR Executive, you forge the change of the organization to a transformational shift. In many cases, HR Executives are forced with the day to day transactional occurrences and are not granted the opportunities to focus on strategy for transformation. During this presentation, the how, tools, stakeholders and structure will be discussed in how your move from transactional to transformational. Real life examples will be provided and discussed during the interactive session.

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DeRetta Cole

DeRetta Cole
Chief HR Officer

YMCA of Metro Atlanta

DeRetta Assumed the position of Chief Human Resources Officer in 2015.

In addition to human resources responsibilities like compensation and benefits, compliance, training, and employment policies, DeRetta brings an expansive, strategic talent management philosophy to the Y,  She supports strategic board level initiatives and is a though leader and contributor to the leadership team. 
DeRetta came to the Y from First Data, where she provided consultation on human capital and organizational development strategies for over 5,000 First Data Colleagues within Financial Services and Consumer and Network Solutions. 
Previously, DeRetta was Vice President of Human Resources for  Turner Broadcasting Systems, Inc., supporting Global Technology Operations. Before joining Turner, DeRetta held leadership roles with Ernst & Young, ADP, and Yum! Brand. 
DeRetta grew up in Kansas City and moved to Georgia when she was in high school.  She earned a bachelor's degree from the University of Georgia, an MBA from Clark Atlanta University and a doctorate in adult education from the University of Georgia. 
In her spare time, DeRetta likes to travel, golf and cook. DeRetta has two sons Cole and Austin.  They attend Lanier High School and participate in football and baseball.