Human Capital: Success & Succession Planning


Human Capital: Success & Succession Planning

What makes for highly effective Leader/Company matches can be complex; however, there are practical tools and approaches you can use to build best-in-class succession capabilities.  Done right, talent can be a unique and extremely valuable competitive advantage.  Together we will explore value creation through exemplary succession practices.

Before Laura’s human capital success and succession planning insights, there will be 30 minutes of guided virtual networking.

Learning Objectives:

  • Success is contextual – What is the context and what are the expectations?
  • Tie talent to business strategy, purpose, mission, values and more
  • Define success now and for the future.  A shift in leadership capabilities – criteria for success in periods of chaos and uncertainty.
  • Measure the impact of leadership
  • Recognize and build best-in-class succession and other critical talent practices


About the Presenter:

Learn from industry expert Laura Queen, EdD, Founder, CEO, HCM consultant 29Bison and AlphaCalc, about human capital.

Meet the Presenter


The EPI Local Chapter is different than other groups because it brings together a diverse group of professionals from a wide range of specialties that can naturally work collaboratively on exit planning, succession planning, value growth, transaction or any engagement from both sides of the equation. The chapter meets regularly to network, reconnect, grow knowledge, and sharpen their skills with a common goal: Change the outcome for transitioning business owners. Make plans to join us for future events and connect with the local leadership by visiting

About the Presenter

Laura Queen, EdD

Laura Queen, EdD

Founder, CEO, HCM consultant 29Bison and AlphaCalc

 Meet Laura Kellers Queen, Ed.D.

With more than 25 years of leadership experience in human capital and talent management, Laura Kellers Queen has emerged as a leading voice in the HR field. She has quite literally changed the language within these arenas to better reflect and quantify the role and impact of the workforce on corporate performance. “People Alpha” – or the excess return available to investors who recognize talent as strategic business assets — has arrived and is creating advantages for those who adopt a more systematic, outcome-oriented approach to human capital management.

With an EdD in Human and Organization Learning from George Washington University, and an MSA in HR Administration from West Chester University of Pennsylvania, Laura’s detour from a traditional career path in human resources was the culmination of an idea, a feeling, and a drive to recognize employees as true business assets versus merely an expense on the balance sheet. As the founder and CEO of HCM consultant 29Bison and AlphaCalc (a talent and intangible-asset valuation tool), in addition to frequent public speaking, Laura continues to light the way for those with a blind spot when it comes to assessing and valuing the role of people in the success of business.

Laura is an adjunct faculty member of graduate studies for Moravian College, a member of the board of directors for Aries Foundation for Financial Education and Juniper Productions.  She has been the Mentorship Advisor for and a former member of the Advisory Board of the Healthcare Businesswoman’s Association’s (HBA) Greater Philadelphia Chapter, Chairman of the Leadership Advisory Council for Moravian College, and a Consortia member of the Center for Positive Organizations at the Ross School, University of Michigan.

She has a Doctorate in Human and Organizational Learning from The George Washington University (Washington, DC), an MSA in Human Resources Administration from West Chester University (West Chester, PA) and a BA in Industrial Organizational Psychology from Moravian College (Bethlehem, PA).

Laura and her husband live in Bucks County, PA, they enjoy traveling, camping, gardening, skiing, bicycling, are avid cooks and love spending time with their adult children and fur babies.