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Featured Speakers

Dr. Brad Shuck

Dr. Brad Shuck

Brad Shuck is an internationally recognized thought-leader in the areas of employee engagement, leadership, and employee health and wellbeing. His evidenced-based, story-driven, and visually inspiring presentations detail how leaders at all levels can build positive and inspiring places of work that drive performance, increase employee wellbeing, and influence peak motivation.

Participants have called his talks “tremendous”, “moving”, and “motivating.” “Brad's presentation and material were fabulous. He presents in a way that makes you want to go back to your workplace and empower your employees.”

Shuck has worked with leaders in virtually every industry throughout the public and private sectors across four continents. His insights are widely applied in both the world’s largest Fortune 500 and Fortune 50 companies, as well as small and medium-sized organizations seeking to grow and empower employees. 

Learn more about Dr. Shuck

RPI Blog Posts:
EVP explores the optimal way to recognize employee
Don’t Get Skunked: The Health Risks of a Dysfunctional Workplace

Dr. Charles Scherbaum

Dr. Charles Scherbaum

Dr. Charles Scherbaum received his B.S. in psychology from the University of Washington and his Ph.D. in industrial and organizational psychology from Ohio University. He is currently an associate professor of psychology at Baruch College and on the doctoral faculty at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York.

Dr. Scherbaum’s research focuses on issues of diversity and equal opportunity in the context of employee selection, measuring individual differences, and assessing employee attitudes. Recent research has focused on sources of construct-irrelevant variance on standardized cognitive tests, non-cognitive predictors of job performance, detecting lying and dishonest responding, attitudes toward stigmatized employees, alternative validation strategies, attitude measurement, linking employee attitudes to organizational outcomes, employee survey methods, and employee selection. This research draws heavily on recent advances in analytical and methodological techniques.

Watch a video about Dr. Scherbaum 

Jake Herway, Gallup

Jake Herway

Jake Herway is a Subject Matter Expert at Gallup. His primary area of expertise is leadership and workplace excellence, linking employee behavior to successful strategy execution and sustainable change. He consults with and coaches executives to develop solutions to drive measurable business results by integrating customer insights into company culture and talent management and development strategies.

Prior to joining Gallup, Jake served as an international credit portfolio officer with a major global bank. In addition to his banking responsibilities, he led the integration process for his team during a major bank merger.

>> Check out Jakes article on Four Steps to Creating Engagement Every Day

Rhonda A. Scott, PhD, RN, NE-BC, NEA-BC

Rhonda A. Scott, PhD

Grady Health
Executive Vice President / Chief Operating Officer

Rhonda A. Scott, Grady’s chief operating officer, is often credited for eliminating nurse contract labor, improving nursing, patient and physician satisfaction and enhancing nurse recruitment and retention.

When she joined Grady in 2004, Rhonda had 20 years of nursing experience at some of the finest healthcare institutions in the U.S., including the University of Chicago Medical Center, University of Alabama Medical Center, Louis A. Weiss Memorial Hospital and Saint Joseph’s Hospital of Atlanta.