Be proactive. Address problems. Build resilience.

Gather, interpret, and use people data to focus efforts on the best solutions to complex business problems.

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Elevate Talent.
Optimize Results.
Solve Problems.

ENGAGE is a 4-week self-paced training program that empowers professionals to be the HR leaders of their organization. ENGAGE teaches you how to work through complex situations and remove obstacles with survey planning, creating and utilizing feedback, and developing strategic action plans. ENGAGE teaches how to sustain the health of your business and build the confidence to face difficult problems head-on.

The ENGAGE Program Offers

2 scheduled 1:1 calls with an HR Consultant to implement the tools and practices into your business. 

Weekly Video Lessons that Provide Training and “How-To” Examples

12+ Free Ready-to-Use Employee Surveys

Community of HR Professionals Focused on Optimizing Talent

Free 30-day TOP HR Office Hours Membership

ENGAGE your team to elevate your people and optimize your business.

4-week Program Outline

Engaged at the Top

  • Creating the Culture to Hear Feedback
  • Feedback as a Gift
  • Creating the Plan to Solicit Feedback
  • How To: Engage Your Leadership Team 


  • Asking the questions you are Ready to Solve
  • Engaging in the Culture
  • Engaging before the HIRE
  • Engaging to INSPIRE
  • Engage to Understand
  • How To: Engage Where it Matters Most

Analyze Results

  • What Data Talks?
  • Presenting Data that Impacts Results
  • Engage the Leadership Team
  • How to: Impact Behaviors with Data

Implement Strategic Actions

  • Communication that Drives Results
  • Important Vs. Easy Implementation
  • Owning Our Success
  • How To: Implement Strategic Actions that Stick 

Ready to solve the root problems of your organization?

Dig in with ENGAGE and start implementing change for the better.

Frequently Asked Questions

How long is the program?

This is a 4-week, on-demand program. The entire program is available at the time of purchase, so, if you like to binge and then spend a couple days implementing for a project, you can do that!    

When does the next program start?

ENGAGE is available at any time as an online, on-demand, 4-week course.

Is the course in person, online, or hybrid?

This program is a combination of the following: 

  • 3-5 video lessons each week ranging from 10 to 30 minutes 
  • Implementation guide for you to take notes, work through concepts and gain clarity on the material 
  • Templates for you to implement into your business. 
  • 2-hours of 1:1 Consulting with one of our certified HR consultants—can be used as a kick-off, implementation, or wrap-up session. (Additional hours can be purchased in 25 hour increments. Receive a 10% discount with purchase of this program.)
Who leads the program?

Traci Scherck, MPA, SPHR, SHRM-SCP, CPC is the Chief Talent Officer and owner of Elevated Talent Consulting. Traci is a certified HR professional with nearly two decades of experience in employee development and engagement, performance consulting and training facilitation building HR departments from the ground up

Are there payment options?

No, this course requires full payment of $1,500 to participate.

What exactly do I get by joining this program?

You will receive the following with this program:  

  • 3-5 video lessons each week ranging from 10 to 30 minutes 
  • Implementation guide for you to take notes, work through concepts and gain clarity on the material 
  • Templates for you to implement into your business including employee surveys at hire, learning about benefits, employee engagement, talent pathway planning and exit surveys.
  • Access to recorded webinars and grouped podcasts that provide you with SHRM PDC’s
  • 2 x HR consulting hours with a certified member of our team to assist you in implementing the program outcomes.  
  • 10% discount on any HR Consulting “Bank of Hours” Purchase.  (These are made in 25-hour increments.) 
Is this program eligible for SHRM PDCs?

Yes, all our our training programs are eligible for SHRM PDCs, provided upon completion of the program.

I have to get approval from my manager, can we chat?

Of course!  You can schedule a time with Traci to determine if this is the right program for you here. 

What our clients are saying:

Elevated Talent Consulting listened to our needs and was able to coach us in developing the HR foundations that fit our company. I trust Traci to steer our organization to meet our business objectives with strong human capital operations.
Shelley TaylorConsortium For Educational Change
Traci is a consummate example of courage under fire in difficult decisions. She taught me the subtle art of soft skills by watching her perform her craft.
Travis EaganAmerican Mortgage
When Traci did her Career Goal Setting workshop, it was clear she knows how to connect to her audience. Despite a Zoom format, she tailored her comments to the audience giving them actionable information.
Brian MorelloBeloit College
Traci gave us a full update on HR, OSHA, and legal concerns related to COVID-19 for healthcare organizations and members of the Northwest Illinois Preparedness and Response Coalition. What an incredible resource for Human Resource information!
Diane LogsdonLogsdon Consultation Services, Inc.
On behalf of the Cottage Grove Chamber of Commerce, we would like to thank Traci for spending an afternoon with us at our recent membership meeting. With a full room, Traci's energtic, thorough, and well craftted presentation, "The Great Retention", was not only delivered with extreme professionalism but Traci also did a great job of adjusting as needed based on audience engagement. Our membership is filled with a mix of medium-to-small business owners, executive level management, managers, employees, non-profits and civic organizations and Traci managed to make the content relievant to all. Our membership feedback on the presentation was "Excellent", "Perfect timing," "She was great!" When you hear feedback like that it makes it pretty easy to make an organizational decision that Traci will most certianly be invited back to present again.
Sarah Hurleyon behalf of the Cottage Grove Chamber of Commerce