​Boost Your HR Practices with Design Thinking

Has your role as an HR professional expanded to include strategic partners, catalyst, and problem solvers?  Five decades ago, architects found themselves in the middle of a similar shift.  The advent of design thinking revolutionized the practice of architecture from mundane to user-centered. Our work with clients shows that design thinking is highly relevant for addressing the people needs of the business.  Starting with uncovering wicked problems, to rapid solution design, and implementation, design thinking offers methodologies that can help HR drive business impact with every interaction.   This webinar will address the role of designing thinking and evidence-based talent management in developing tailored solutions to people problems.  Participants will benefit from learning practical ways of implementing design thinking in their everyday work.


  1. Become familiar with the concept of design thinking.
  2. Understand how design thinking enhances the practice of evidence-based talent management.
  3. Gain awareness of how design thinking contributes to HR innovation.
  4. Gain access to a resource guide for implementing design thinking in your everyday work.

Who Should Attend:

This session will provide new insights for anyone leading HR transformation or for individuals who own the charter to deliver business-focused talent solutions.


​Dr. Shreya Sarkar-Barney is the president of Human Capital Growth. Shreya’s consulting and analytics work has helped decision makers in Fortune 100 organizations make better choices related to talent and program investments. She previously chaired the SHRM (US) effort on developing an ANSI standard on employee turnover. She also holds a lecturer appointment at University of California, Berkeley. Shreya has over 30 publications and is a frequent speaker at professional conferences. Shreya has a Masters and Ph.D. in Industrial and Organizational Psychology from Bowling Green State University. She enjoys living in beautiful northern California with her husband and two children.

Dr. Shreya Sarker-Barney

Shreya Sarkar-Barney. Ph.D.

​Founder and CEO

Human Capital Growth

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