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Dean Carter

Dean Carter

    • Chief People and Purpose Officer at Guild
    • Leading a CHRO movement to unlock opportunity by rethinking talent as boundless and abundant
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The Changemaker’s Backpack: 5 Practices for Leaders to Make and Move with Change - with Dean Carter

The Changemaker’s Backpack: 5 Practices for Leaders to Make and Move with Change - with Dean Carter

Dean Carter interview with Al Adamsen at TALREOS 2023

Dean Carter interview with Al Adamsen at TALREOS 2023

CORPORATE CITIZENSHIP with Patagonia’s Dean Carter

CORPORATE CITIZENSHIP with Patagonia’s Dean Carter

Dean Carter Speaker Biography

Dean Carter is the Chief People and Purpose Officer at Guild, a Public Benefit Corporation that provides employees of America’s largest companies access to education, skilling, and career mobility through their employers without paying for tuition or career services on their own. In the last year, more than 5 million Americans had access to Guild’s Career Opportunity Platform™ through their employers, including Walmart, Chipotle, Discover, Hilton, Target, The Walt Disney Company, and healthcare systems like Providence Health and UCHealth.

Guild was named to TIME's list of the 100 Most Influential Companies of 2022, the Fortune Change the World List in 2022, the Inc Best Led Companies List in 2021, and was recognized as a winner of Fast Company’s 2020 World Changing Ideas award. Guild has been named among the CNBC Disruptor 50 for the past four years and LinkedIn’s Top Startups for the past three.

Dean has been an innovative and industry-recognized leader of people and culture for over two decades across Fortune 50, high-growth, and culture-driven organizations. A former CHRO at Patagonia, Sears and Fossil, he also served in HR and management roles at Pier 1 Imports, Pearle Vision and Procter & Gamble. Dean's innovative perspectives on HR, go-big cultures and employee experience have been featured in The Economist, NBC, Harvard Business Review, NPR and The Wall Street Journal. The work on his HR teams has led to Brandon Hall's Gold Award for Innovation in HR and SHRM's prestigious HRM Impact Award.

The Great Reset: The Irreversible Connection of People and Purpose

Discover Dean Carter’s expert insights on how HR is at the helm of instilling purpose and creating a better organization – starting with the talent pool.

Topics discussed will include:

  • Purpose & People – a movement to rethink the role of CHRO.
  • Unlocking the opportunities of our American Workforce
  • The imperative for regenerative and human practices
  • Responsibly shaping the Future of Work through AI and the practice of data-ba

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