Robin Nurse is the founder and CEO of 10 Steps Ahead Strategies. Robin has 20+ years of global experience leading career and talent development, change management, and human resources in Fortune 200 organizations and top-tier business schools. She has developed strategies for recruiting, hiring and retention, in addition to designing talent development and learning strategies at all organizational levels for businesses in Asia, North and Central America, and Europe.
James Chen is the founder and Managing Director at Empowering Management. James is a highly respected and experienced consultant with a focus on learning strategies and solutions. James has led and advised in a multitude of projects at the intersection of training, human resource management, organizational change, and administration. Multilingual, James has worked in China, Taiwan, Boston, LATAM, India, and the U.K. for clients as diverse as Chanel and Cardinal Health, to Silicon Valley Bank, and the Energy Foundation of China.
VOLKER FRANKE is Professor of Conflict Management at Kennesaw State University (KSU) and the Founding Director of KSU’s Ph.D. program in International Conflict Management. Dr. Franke is also Founder and Chairman of TRENDS Global, an Atlanta-area based nonprofit dedicated to research and engagement in diverse communities. Previously, Dr. Franke served as part-time Visiting Professor with the Peacekeeping and Stability Operations Institute at the U.S Army War College in Carlisle, PA (2016-19) and as Director of Research at the Bonn International Center for Conversion (BICC), one of Germany’s premier peace and conflict research and capacity building institutes.