David Forman

HCI Faculty

David C Forman is the President of Sage Learning Systems. The courses he has developed and taught for HCI have been taken by thousands of HR professionals all over the world.  In 2002, David worked with SHRM to create materials to support the GPHR certification program.  Prior to these experiences, David spent 25 years in the training industry, working with large global organizations to improve the knowledge, skills and performance of their people. Major clients include FedEx, IBM, DuPont, Microsoft, SAP, American Express, PwC, Ford, Prudential, Apple, Scripps Healthcare, Allstate Insurance and the University of Farmers.  In 1984, David had the unique opportunity to work with Apple on the release of the Macintosh; and several years later to help IBM streamline and cross-train over 22,000 manufacturing employees.

David has written more than 40 articles on talent management, analytics, strategic human resources, learning systems, high-performance cultures and leadership. He has also spoken at many national and global talent and leadership conferences, both in his role of hosting HCI’s conferences for many years but also as a key note speaker.

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HR Levers to Drive Business Results

November 29, 2016 | David Forman

Explore the three primary drivers for improved outcomes for business results, and continue beyond these general drivers to discover an additional ten levers in which HR adds value to business.

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Lessons from Fearless HR

September 26, 2016 | David Forman

The story of Fearless HR also applies to the Learning and Development profession, because it suffers, as well, from less than flattering historical perceptions and conflicting purposes.  Once it is irrevocably stated that L&D’s ...

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Fearless HR

July 25, 2016 | David Forman

David Forman spent 2 years writing his book Fearless HR, six months of which involved developing a meaningful point of view and value proposition. Beyond that, he has leveraged his more than four decades of experience in the talent management ...

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The Fearless HR Story

January 13, 2016 | David Forman

In order to drive change and become a truly strategic partner HR must be fearless in its approach to seize future opportunities to drive business results.