Back to All Events

hr connection Best Practice Exchange

  • Calhoun Beach Club 2925 Dean Parkway Minneapolis, MN, 55416 United States (map)

Designing and Implementing a Sustainable Talent Management System:  A Case Study

  • Are you challenged with designing and implementing a sustainable talent management system for your organization based on your unique culture?

  • How can small to mid-size firms find the time, energy, and resources to develop such a system?

In this presentation, Tracy Engstrand - Director Human Resources and Melissa Borths - Talent Development Manager from Fabcon will be here to share the discipline and unique talent management foundation that has been built for their organization to develop both leadership and employees.

Tracy and Melissa will share their talent management journey beginning with the engagement of senior leaders in initial steps of the process and how this talent management system has impacted all areas of Human Resources including:  Selection, Assessments, Development Planning, Succession Planning, Coaching, High Potential Development and Employee Development. It is an impressive and thoughtful HR work product that has been designed for the Fabcon organization.

Melissa Borths                                                     Tracy Engstrand

Melissa Borths                                                     Tracy Engstrand

Melissa Borths joined Fabcon (Savage, MN) in April 2012 as a Training Development Specialist, and assumed her current role as Talent Development Manager in August 2015. Prior to joining Fabcon, Melissa earned a Master of Arts degree in Communication from Bethel University, and worked as a college instructor teaching subjects such as Speech and Introduction to Communication. Key areas of focus in her present position include leadership development and cultural advancement.

Tracy Engstrand joined Fabcon in April of 2007 as Director, HR. Prior to joining Fabcon, Tracy held senior HR leadership positions at Viking Electric Supply, Sonepar, Degussa and the Turkey Store Company. Tracy has also worked in a variety of specialist roles in the areas of benefits and compensation, employee relations and HRIS. Tracy has an MBA from the University of Minnesota and has a Doctorate in Organization Development from the University of St. Thomas. He also is a reviewer for WorldatWork and is a SHRM-SCP.

Best Practice Exchanges are free for hr connection members and their guests.  There is a $35 charge for non-members.  Please register with Sandra at  Because our small group membership is limited to internal HR leaders only, we kindly request that only internal HR practitioners register for our events.


Earlier Event: February 12
hr connection Best Practice Exchange
Later Event: August 31
HR and Strategic Management