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Talent & Organization Development Mini-Conference

The Queens Master of Science in Talent & Organization Development (MSTOD) program offers a mini-conference to the public each year with a new theme.

Summer 2024 explores Coaching in Organizations with multiple sessions that address coaching from an interpersonal to an organizational level. With interactive sessions led by coaching professionals and experts, participants will engage with the content while networking with other professionals.

MSTOD mini-conference

The sessions are designed to support professional coaches, individuals working in talent development, and individuals working in human resources.

Four CE credit hours available through International Coaching Federation (ICF), Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM), and Human Resources Certification Institute (HRCI) are pending approval.

Conference Details

Wednesday, July 24, 2024

Sarah Belk Gambrell Center for the Arts
and Civic Engagement
Queens University of Charlotte

12:30 p.m. | Registration

1:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. | Mini-Conference

5:30 p.m. | Reception


Queens alumni / staff / ELI coaches: $100
Early bird (through June 15): $125
Regular (after June 15): $150
Table (6 seats): $600

Current Queens graduate students attend free.

Registration is sold out for the MSTOD Mini-Conference 2024. To join the waitlist, please complete our form and you will be notified if a spot becomes available.


John Bennett

Session 1: Building Coaching Capabilities: People Leaders as Coaches

John Bennett, Ph.D., Queens University of Charlotte

People leaders support team members in their development, performance, and transitions. In this interactive session, we will explore the role of managers in coaching others, address some of the challenges managers face when coaching team members, and identify opportunities to develop people leaders to coach others. Participants will leave with tools they can use as managers to coach others. Professional coaches will leave with an understanding of how they can support managers in coaching team members.

Susan Johnson O’Neil

Session 2: Managing Connection in Coaching Relationships through Presence, Resonance, & Resilience

Susan Johnson O’Neil, Ph.D., Cambria Consulting

Effective coaching relationships are partnerships of shared growth and challenge. By attending to and working with presence and quality of resonance, coaches can influence their clients’ context for growth in the session and model methods to build resilience beyond their conversations. In this session, we will consider practices, tools, and mindsets that enrich the quality of connection and increase balance and well-being for coaches and clients.

Tim Hutchison

Session 3: Neurodiversity in the Workplace: The Coaching Opportunity

Tim Hutchison, ICF Charlotte Area Charter Chapter

Organizations are looking for ways to maximize their DEI and may realize that neurodiversity has a major part to play. In this session, we will discover the opportunities that could await organizations should neurodiversity be a part of their strategic internal focus. Participants will gain insights into how coaching is such a powerful tool for the neurodiverse.

Megan Marshall

Session 4: Future-Proofing Your Leadership Pipeline

Megan Marshall, MSTOD, AIIR Consulting

In today’s rapidly evolving business landscape, the ability to develop and maintain a robust leadership pipeline is more critical than ever.

“Future-Proofing Your Leadership Pipeline” is a dynamic session designed for talent development professionals, HR executives, organizational leaders, and executive coaches committed to building a leadership succession pipeline that flows from front-line management to the C-suite.

The session will help attendees ensure that their organizations remain resilient, agile, and prepared for the challenges of today and the future.


Conference Contact

Jennifer DeKnight
Director, Student Success & Strategic Initiatives
McColl School of Business