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Upcoming events

    • 21 Apr 2021
    • 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM (EDT)
    • Zoom Meeting
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    Wednesday,

    April 21, 2021

    7:00 - 8:00 pm

    Virtual Event

    L&D’s Playbook
    for the Digital Age

    Presented by:




    Brandon Carson

    Director of Learning, Delta Air Lines

           

    The digital age has created a massive increase in the speed and complexity of business, fundamentally disrupting the workplace and making it necessary for corporate learning organizations to reorient to the digital age. L&D must take a leadership role in driving the business transformation from a performance perspective. Please join me where I will discuss how to create a new playbook for L&D in the digital age.


    VIRTUAL EVENT DETAILS:

    Location: Online Zoom Meeting

    The Zoom link will be emailed to registered participants.

    Date: Wednesday, April 21, 2021

    Time: 7:00 pm

    Participant Registration: $15

    Preferred Registration: Day before event 

    No refunds are granted within 48 hours of event.


    Speaker Bio: 

    Brandon Carson is the author of Learning in the Age of Immediacy: Five Factors for How We Connect, Communicate, and Get Work Done and the forthcoming L&D’s Playbook for the Digital Age (ATD Press). Brandon is a strategic business leader with 25 years of experience in learning and development, organizational design, and leadership development. He is a transformational and forward-looking leader focused on aligning business and human capital strategies to achieve desired outcomes. As Director of Learning at Delta Air Lines, Brandon is responsible for learning and development for the company's global airport operations. 

    • 19 May 2021
    • 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM (EDT)
    • Zoom Meeting
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    Wednesday,

    May 19, 2021

    7:00 - 8:00 pm

    Virtual Event

    Nail Your Remote Presentations

    Presented by:


    Debbie Fay, founder

    bespeak presentation solutions, llc

           

    Despite the world slowly opening back up, odds are we will be presenting remotely for the foreseeable future. This means our pitch presentations, our instructional presentations and our internal presentations will be delivered remotely. Getting it right is critical. But what does that mean?  How do we look and sound our best? If we’re using visuals, (PowerPoint, Keynote, etc.) do they play a bigger role? (hint: YES THEY DO.) How can we ensure our presentations will be as captivating as those we gave live and in-person? Join us and learn how.

    VIRTUAL EVENT DETAILS:

    Location: Online Zoom Meeting

    The Zoom link will be emailed to registered participants.

    Date: Wednesday, May 19, 2021

    Time: 7:00 pm

    Participant Registration: $15

    Preferred Registration: Day before event 

    No refunds are granted within 48 hours of event.


    Speaker Bio: 

    Debbie Fay is founder of bespeak presentation solutions, llc, providing high-stakes presentation development, public speaking coaching, and presentations training to businesses worldwide. Bespeak’s clients include: Fiserv, US Fund for UNICEF, NYC Economic Development Corporation, Sabra Dipping Products and many others. Debbie helps her clients present themselves with confidence, conviction, and clarity, delivering presentations that get heard and get results.   Debbie is a sought-after speaker and contributing author to forbes.com and the Huffington Post.
    Debbie’s book, “Nail it. Create and deliver presentations that connect, compel, and convince.” hailed by Kirkus Reviews as “
    Compassionate, positive encouragement for speakers who need to improve their games.” is available from Amazon and other book retailers. To learn more about Debbie, go to: www.bespeakpresentations.com

    • 16 Jun 2021
    • 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM (EDT)
    • Zoom Meeting
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    Wednesday,

    June 16, 2021

    7:00 - 8:00 pm

    Virtual Event

    How To Embrace & Live Out Your Organizational Culture

    Presented by:


    Suri Surinder, CEO

    CTR Factor, Inc.

           

    A positive workplace culture where people love going to work is invaluable to any organization. But an inclusive workplace culture isn’t easy to create and maintain. Companies winning at building an inclusive workplace culture have made it more than a poster on a wall, words in a white paper, or a presentation slide deck. They make culture a living, breathing part of every phase of an employee’s work life cycle. In order to truly drive an inclusive workplace, leaders need to understand and embrace their organizational workplace culture and be able to communicate and teach their employees and colleagues what the organizational culture means to the business. In this train-the-trainer session, CTR Factor will address the culture we want to achieve, and provide a quantitative way to measure how well people embody those principles through the assessment tool. It also creates ways for managers to enhance culturally appropriate behaviors on their teams through story-telling, demonstrating, coaching, and reinforcing. This program provides an aspirational ladder to becoming better at exhibiting the cultural norms through the white belt, yellow belt, green belt, black belt approach. CTR Factors Culture, Diversity & Inclusion Initiative views diversity and inclusion within this cultural framework instead of as a separate issue but identifying different leadership styles based on the strengths exhibited on the cultural norms.

    VIRTUAL EVENT DETAILS:

    Location: Online Zoom Meeting

    The Zoom link will be emailed to registered participants.

    Date: Wednesday, June 16, 2021

    Time: 7:00 pm

    Participant Registration: $15

    Preferred Registration: Day before event 

    No refunds are granted within 48 hours of event.


    Speaker Bio: 

    Suri Surinderis co-founder & CEO of CTR Factor, a Tampa- based minority-and woman-owned advisory services firm with a successful 10 year track record of providing speaking, training, assessment, coaching, consulting and digital services to 140 companies in 12 different industry sectors on the topics of leadership, diversity, and inclusion.

    In addition to the above role, Mr. Surinder also serves in the following capacities:

    • CEO of QuantumFLY, an innovative online platform for project-based collaboration among clients and experts.

    • CEO of MyRequest US, a one-of-a-kind provider of concierge services for apartment renters through a mobile app.

    • Chief Learning Officer of Diversity MBA, a Chicago-based premier media and events company in the diversity space, and CEO of the CTR Factor Leadership Institute at Diversity MBA.

    • Strategic Partner to:

    Bold Business, a cutting edge digital marketing and media company out of Tampa/St. Petersburg on an innovative learning platform for micro-learning
    Diverst, a Montreal-based company with a cutting edge digital platform for diversity and inclusion

    RLC Diversity, a Dallas-based company with deep expertise in supplier diversity that drives revenue and expense outcomes by bringing innovative vendors and providers to companies
    Trivie, a Dallas based business with a state-of-the-art digital platform that gamifies learning, and improves retention and application of information

    Resiliti, a New Jersey based consulting and training business in the areas of ethics and compliance that drives individual level behavior change through immersive programs

    • Expert in leadership, diversity and inclusion at GLG & RSM, two global advisory services companies in the management consulting and the accounting sectors respectively

    • Senior board member of the CTR Factor Non-Profit Alliance, a 501C3 organization focused on bringing new approaches to helping veterans and active military personnel

    • Board member at Whileofone, a mobile apps development company out of Chennai, India.

    Immediately prior to these current roles, Mr. Surinder has been Chief Learning Officer at Kaleidoscope Group, a highly respected Chicago-based full service D&I provider with a distinguished history of serving clients for 25 years, supporting companies like Lubrizol, Thrivent, Ohio Health, and Heidrick & Struggles.

    He has also been Chief Learning Officer at ALPFA, the nation’s largest Latino professional membership association in the US with almost 100,000 members in the finance and accounting industry, and 190+ chapters in cities across America, as well as Chief Operating Officer at ALPFA Institute. In this role, he led the development of strategic relationships and design and delivery of learning programs for clients such as Walmart, PwC, EY, Santander, MassMutual, Voya, Disney, New York Life, P&G, HJ Heinz, JB Hunt, and Accenture.

    In his corporate career, Mr. Surinder has worked in telecom, banking, consulting, & healthcare at companies like Pfizer, Verizon, McKinsey, Centurylink, Capital One, & Barclays, where he has served in C-level roles running billion dollar business units & large global functional groups:

    • CEO of $1.7B regional P&L,5K employees
    • CEO of $2.7B regional P&L,3K employees
    • CMO of $1B P&L serving 50M customers
    • CHRO of $1.8B global P&L

    • Chief of Staff to COO of $39B P&L
    • Global Head of $350M call center operation
    • Head of Process Re-engineering of $1.2B unit
    • Expert in Customer Experience at McKinsey
    • Head of $3B early stage Collections at leading credit card provider

    He has been a member of 3 boards & Adjunct Professor of Strategic Management at Baruch College, the business school in the City University of New York system. He has been recognized as one of the Top 100 under 50 Senior Executives by Diversity MBA magazine, & been acknowledged by the US Government as a person of extraordinary ability in business. He is the author of the forthcoming book is entitled “The CTR Factor - How High Is Your Leadership Quotient”.

    Mr. Surinder’s overall experience spans 30 years as an executive, consultant, board member, author, entrepreneur & professor. His Linked-in profile has earned 2,750+ endorsements in 50 different competencies. His Linked-in posts have garnered 1.5 million global views, & he has 51,000+ connections & followers combined.

    He holds a BS in Civil Engineering, MS in Structural Engineering, DBA in Marketing.




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