Practical Genius: Change the Game for You and Your Business

SHRM 2012 Talent Management Conference
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Most people consider genius to be a gift, a lightning bolt from the gods that strikes folks like Einstein or Mozart but not the rest of us. Not true! Practical Genius argues that every one of us has a capacity for genius—a unique, instinctive, everyday genius that is waiting to be unleashed on our own lives. In this high-energy, interactive keynote, Rudan takes you on a transformative journey that is both inspirational and practical, showing you how to use your personal power to open doors, attract opportunity and succeed beyond your wildest dreams.

Date(s) & Time(s): 
Wednesday, May 2, 2012 - 11:30am to 12:30pm

Gina Rudan


Gina Rudan is the President of Genuine Insights Inc. a contemporary professional development and training practice whose mission is to leverage the genius within every individual and organization. Gina spoke on the subject of genius at the 2010 TED Global conference at Oxford University and is the author of PRACTICAL GENIUS: The Real Smarts You Need to Get Your Passions and Talents Working for You which was published by Touchstone/Simon & Schuster in the fall of 2011.

Gina has been a guest lecturer, trainer and strategist for organizations including Merck Co., the BET Network, the Interpublic Group, the United States Department of Agriculture and the Stern School of Business at New York University among many others. She is the curator of TEDxMIA, an independent movement to spread genius in southern Florida and is a member of the Visionary advisory board for the Wolfsonian – FIU Museum. Before launching her own practice, Gina held management positions at Fortune 500 companies including Avon Products and PR Newswire, where she was responsible for spearheading multicultural and international marketing efforts.

In 2010 Gina was selected as one of Poder Magazine’s top “20 Under 40” Hispanics in the United States. A native New Yorker, Gina graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in English Literature from Binghamton University and is a National Urban Fellow holding a Master’s degree in Public Administration from Baruch College in New York City.

Maryland Ballroom
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