Dan L. Ward is the senior human capital strategy advisor within the MITRE Corporation’s Federally Funded Research and Development Center (FFRDC) for National Security Engineering. In this role, he provides guidance on strategic workforce planning, organization design, people strategy, and change management activities. He provides advice and counsel to U.S. government agencies.
Danny earned his bachelor’s degree in social science and his master’s in workforce/human capital economics from the University of North Texas. Prior to joining MITRE in 2007, he held senior level roles in HR, knowledge management, and strategic planning at GTE, Texaco, and EDS. One-third of the Fortune 100 companies have sought his counsel on advanced people strategies. He started his career as a management scientist developing workforce simulation studies for AT&T/Western Electric/Bell Labs.
Fortune, Business Week, the Wall Street Journal, and Work in America Institute studies have referenced Ward’s cost-benefit studies on alternate staffing strategies. He was the senior editor of AMACOM’s 2013 book: Positioned: Strategic Workforce Planning that Gets the Right Person in the Right Job. Danny also served as the senior editor for Best Practices in Human Resource Forecasting and Modeling, which was a popular people strategy college textbook in the late 1990s.
Mr. Ward is an award-winning photographer and has published four photography books. During his misspent youth, he traveled the world, playing guitar in the US Navy rock band, Fly in the Soup and trumpet in the US Navy jazz band, the Ambassadors.
Content Featuring Dan L. Ward
Calculating compensation and rewards without the traditional performance review? It can be done. In this HCI Keynote video, Julie Gravallase and Dan Ward of the MITRE Corporation walk you through how they separated reviews from rewards for an ...Read more
In this 11 minute interview with Dan L. Ward, Chief Workforce Economist, The MITRE Corporation, we ask him:
How how can you identify individual potential and performance?
How can you fairly compensate employees without ...
The discipline known as workforce planning has existed in one form or another for decades and, until recently, was primarily focused on basic reporting and headcount planning for organizations. In this Executive Interview, Dan L. Ward, Senior ...Read more
When it comes to strategic workforce planning, getting started is often the hardest part. In this Executive Interview, Dan L. Ward, Senior Principal and Leader for Strategic Workforce Planning at MITRE Corporation, shares his thoughts and advice ...Read more
Implementing a strategic workforce planning process represents a major change at all levels of an organization and can be fraught with traps and pitfalls. In this Executive Interview, Dan L. Ward, Senior Principal and Leader for Strategic ...Read more
Great HR leaders never worry about having at seat at the table in their organizations because they bring data-driven insights to help leaders improve operations, fuel innovation and execute on organizational goals. In this video, Dan L. Ward, ...Read more