Trish Holliday, Ed.D.

Assistant Commissioner/Chief Learning Officer, Department of Human Resources, State of Tennessee

 Tennessee was the first state in the country to establish the executive position of Chief Learning Officer (CLO), appointing Dr. Trish Holliday to this role. Trish fosters a culture that promotes engagement, encourages retention, and provides continuous learning and leadership development for all employees, ultimately positioning the state as a learning organization.

Dr. Holliday’s commitment and passion for helping professionals reach their greatest potential is rooted in her experience as an adult educator and executive coach, and her early years in full-time ministry as a missionary in Tennessee Appalachia. As a successful change agent, facilitator, and storyteller, she is often asked by executive leaders to undertake complex problem solving opportunities by bringing people together and helping them discover innovative solutions, and develop the leaders needed to execute.

In 2017, Trish was recipient of the Corporate Learning Network Learning Leader of the Year award, the Tennessee SHRM Human Resource Management Excellence award, the CLO Learning Innovator Leader of the Year award, and the Leadership Excellence award Top Corporate Leader, ranked 2nd worldwide. As a result of her influence as a leader, Trish is a Leadership Tennessee 2017 Class IV graduate and a current participant in the Leadership Middle Tennessee Class of 2018. She enjoys serving as an Adjunct Professor at Trevecca Nazarene University, preparing future leaders in human resources leadership and management.

Trish is an active member in the following international, national, state, and local organizations: TNCPE, IPMA-HR, TPMA, MTSHRM, TNSHRM, and NASPE. She is an inaugural member of the TEDxNashville Society of Fellows. She serves on various boards and as a speaker at the local, national, and international level. Trish was a founding board member of the non-profit, Impact Nashville and currently serves as the community liaison.

Doc Holliday is driven to help leaders develop strategies, create learning organizations and implement effective change initiatives!

Upcoming Conference Sessions Featuring Trish Holliday, Ed.D.


The 3 R’s of Engagement: Embracing the New Paradigm

Organizations are increasingly challenged to attract and retain staff. Retirement, private, and public-sector competition and evolving workplace expectations are beginning to stack up against traditional workplace practices. Questions about mobility, collaboration spaces and recruiting tools are becoming common during the interview process, and organizations are not always prepared to offer competitive answers in today’s fluid and highly-competitive job market. This interactive session offers a look at what innovative organizations including Tennessee State Government are doing to scrap outmoded practices and embrace new paradigms and the tools they use to equip and optimize their workforce.

You will learn:

How to develop a business case for creating an organizational employee engagement strategy
Employee engagement approaches and tools that have demonstrated effectiveness
Explore new paradigms and tips for success to apply back on the job
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