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Arend Schuring

Arend Schuring

OCM Senior Manager, Workforce and Organization, Enterprise Transformation and Invent
Columbus, Ohio


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Business transformation

Tell me about your career journey at Capgemini.

I’ve been with Capgemini for almost six years. When I joined in 2017, it was actually my third time working with the company. When I first graduated from Baylor University back in 2000, I initially joined Ernst & Young as an instructional designer, and my first client was Capgemini in Amsterdam. Then I got into leading training strategies and curricula. I branched out into communications, and then grew into change management as I jumped from place to place and project to project. I was a change-management contractor with Sogeti over a decade ago and was also hired at Capgemini Government Solutions on an Oracle project with the Air Force in Dayton. Finally, I officially joined Capgemini Group in 2017.

What is your current role?

I’m in the change-acceleration practice and help with the adoption of change in the Workforce & Organization group. I help with the training, communications, stakeholder management, and leadership alignment when it comes to moving from one technology to another, or moving from one process to another.

How are you involved with Capgemini’s employee resource groups (ERGs)?

I got involved with OUTfront almost two years ago, and it’s been very rewarding. I’ve gotten to meet people I otherwise wouldn’t interact with, and to connect on different opportunities I wouldn’t normally have. As one of the national leads, I help facilitate our monthly townhall calls and plan events we host throughout the year, which coincide with Pride or National Coming Out Day, or International Transgender Day of Visibility. It’s been challenging, and it’s been a lot of fun getting to know people from different parts of the company. Engaging with ERGs gives you a chance to meet other people and get involved in some fun initiatives. Capgemini is an entrepreneurial company, so it’s great to have ERGs as an outlet for using skills we might not otherwise use in our everyday projects. We have two-year rotations in roles within our ERGs, so I’m transitioning into a role that leads skill building within OUTfront. We’ve recently created other roles that provide more structure within the ERG governance.

Can you share one of your favorite memories about your work here?

One of my favorite memories is the ERG Summit we held last year. It was great seeing like-minded leaders from the other ERGs, and getting a chance to talk to them, especially after working remotely for so long. It was good to see everyone in person.

What has kept you coming back to Capgemini?

It’s the people: they’re helpful and very collaborative. It’s a fun place to work.

How has Capgemini helped you get the future you want?

Capgemini allows me the space to pursue activities I’m passionate about. I’m the lead for Knowledge Management within the Workforce and Organization space in North America. And if there’s anything else I’m passionate about, I have the opportunity and space to pursue that.