"Leading in the Gap” – Army Futures Command: Finding & Amplifying Talent
In This Video
Angela Spencer, SVP for AndPlus’ Digital Transformation practice, speaks with Kate Kelley, Chief Human Capital Officer, U.S. Army Futures Command, about:
- How AFC challenged a key belief about finding and up-skilling talent
- AFC’s campaign to identify existing talent in the Army
- Challenge in building out new career paths
About the "Leading in the Gap" Series
Leading transformation is challenging work and for companies undergoing transformation, everyone is living in the gap – the gap that exists between the current state and the desired future state (i.e., where the organization aspires to be.) The responsibility of transformation leaders is to lead through this gap and bring people and organizations along the way. This brings special leadership challenges.
In the “Leading in the Gap” series you will hear from transformation leaders working in various industries and explore their thoughts and experiences about the challenges of leading in the gap, what has worked for them, lessons learned along the way, and what they wish someone had told them to better prepare for the role of leading in the gap.
Host: Angela Spencer, SVP for AndPlus’ Digital Transformation practice.
Guest: Katharine Kelley (Kate) is the Chief Human Capital Officer (CHCO), U.S. Army Futures Command (AFC), Austin, TX. She serves as the senior advisor on all aspects of Human Resources providing overall direction, guidance, theories, and principles of sound Human Capital management. In this role, she is responsible for transformation strategies that align engagement, talent management, and workforce planning tailored to the Army Modernization Enterprise. She leads an empowered team of Human Resources professionals supporting a workforce of 20,000 located in both the United States and overseas. Kate has served in connection with the U.S. Army for more than 20 years, from active duty as an officer to civilian to contractor, and her distinguished career has resulted in numerous honors and medals.