Association of Talent Development - Greater Cincinnati Chapter

Kelly Young | Lead HR Business Partner, Humana Pharmacy Solutions

Using the "Escape Room" Concept in Corporate Learning


Escape Rooms have popped up in cities across the US, but have you ever thought about designing one to address learning needs at work? In this session, you will get hands on experience seeing how one is used in a corporate environment, learn best practices for building a low cost, reusable solution, and think through scenarios within your workplace that might lend themselves well to this exciting learning methodology sure to engage your participants.

      About Kelly Young

      Kelly Young is the lead HR Business Partner for Humana Pharmacy Solutions. She is responsible for talent management, succession planning, and strategic HR support for approximately 5000 associates, supporting both professional roles as well as two large mail order pharmacies in West Chester, OH and Phoenix, AZ.

      During her tenure at Humana, she has served in a variety of roles- leading Workforce Development and an internal Career Services team, leading Leadership Development strategy for new and emerging leaders, as well as leading Humana's internal Learning Consortium (made up of 38 business unit Learning Groups and over 600 Learning and Training professionals across the organization). She has a passion for developing talent of individuals and creating pathways to career progression within organizations.

      In addition to her work at Humana, Kelly is also a member of the Advisory Board for the University of Louisville's Masters in Human Resources Development program. Prior to joining Humana, Kelly worked in learning and leadership roles at Eskanazi Health and Indiana University.

      Kelly has an MBA from Indiana Wesleyan University, and an undergraduate degree in Psychology, Criminal Justice, and Business from Indiana University Bloomington. She also earned her SPHR certification from the HR Certification Institute. In October 2012, Kelly was honored as one of Elliot Masie’s “30 Under 30” People to Watch.

      Kelly is an avid reader with a goal of reading 60 books this year. In her free time, she enjoys traveling and spending time outdoors. Kelly and her husband, Chris, reside in Indianapolis with their two children.

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