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2021 Kelly Gust “Why People Leave: Understanding the Drivers of Employee Engagement”

Event Type
EnterpriseWorks, Research Park
Nov 16, 2021   12:00 - 1:00 pm  
Cathy McArthur
Originating Calendar
Research Park Events

Join us from 12:00-1:00pm on Tuesday, November 16 for a workshop, “Why People Leave: Understanding the Drivers of Employee Engagement” with the Research Park’s HR Expert in Residence, Kelly Gust. Learn more about and grow your understanding of employee engagement in this session.

Kelly will be presenting virtually on Zoom; however, we will livestream this event in EW Room 130 at EnterpriseWorks and provide lunch for those who would like to attend in person. This event is free; however, registration is required. 24-hour cancellation notice is appreciated. Please register HERE.



Kelly Gust is the Human Resources Expert-in-Residence for the Research Park. She helps organizations connect their people strategy to their business strategy using data-driven solutions to hire, inspire and engage teams to perform.  Kelly is the president and principal talent optimizer for HR Full Circle, a company that provides workforce strategy, talent optimization services and general human resources consulting to organizations of all sizes and stages, and is a certified partner of the Predictive Index.


Kelly’s background is in strategic human resources, talent optimization, leadership development, assessment, performance coaching, training, and change management. Growing up in a small business, she understands the challenges many owners face in finding, keeping and scaling great talent. Her experience spans multiple industries such as utilities, travel and leisure, retail, pharma and engineering in organizations large and small. She has a master’s degree in industrial/organizational psychology, and loves helping individuals and organizations reach their potential.  She serves on the growth advisory panel for Innovate Springfield, the University of Illinois Springfield-led social innovation and business incubator program. She also serves on the board of Women Entrepreneurs of Central Illinois and is a certified Senior Professional in Human Resources.


If you have any questions or need any accommodations, please contact Cathy McArthur at mcarthur@illinois.edu.

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