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Upcoming events

    • 09 Mar 2021
    • 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM (EST)
    • Zoom Meeting
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    Tuesday,

    March 9, 2021

    6:00 - 7:30 pm

    Virtual Workshop

    Unleash People’s Potential
    to Deliver Superior Results

    Presented by:





    Kimberly Janson, 
    CEO of Janson Associates       


    Build a talented and motivated workforce
    by demystifying Talent Management


    ATD's new Talent Development Capability Model is a framework to guide the TD profession in what practitioners need to know and do to develop themselves, others, and their organizations. It is a blueprint for impact. Over 6,500 ATD members have completed a self-assessment and Talent Management and Strategy as identified one of the weakest capabilities.  Yet, there are practical steps you can take to engage, motivate and develop your workforce. 

    In this combined chapter event with ATD Southern CT and Long Island New York Chapters, Morgean Hirt of ATD National will provide a brief overview of the ATD model followed by author, exemplar leader, consultant and expert Kimberly Janson who will share strategies, insights from her research, and case studies demonstrating practical application with her clients to take our skills to the next level.

    In this session, you will take a 360-degree point of view on talent and learn how each stakeholder views the elements of people management, what they need from each  element, and what confusion and conflicts arise among stakeholders which ultimately limits people’s potential.  


    VIRTUAL EVENT DETAILS:

    Location: Online Zoom Meeting

    The Zoom link will be emailed to registered participants.

    Date: Tuesday, March 9, 2021

    Time: 6:00 pm

    Participant Registration: $15 

    No refunds are granted within 48 hours of event.


    Speaker Bio: 

    Kim Janson is the CEO of Janson Associates, a firm dedicated to helping teams, individuals, leaders, executives and organizations be incredibly successful. Prior to establishing Janson Associates, Kim was the Chief Talent Management Officer at the H. J Heinz Company. At Heinz she was responsible for leadership development, organizational effectiveness, learning, diversity, change management, performance management, succession and executive coaching. She also has extensive people management experience as a Senior Vice President at Bank of America, and as a senior leader at Hasbro, BancBoston Mortgage Corporation, and Bank of Boston. While at Hasbro she won the Society for Human Resources Innovative Practice Award for her diversity work and she was featured in HR Magazine on the leadership development program she built in partnership with Tuck Business School.



    • 24 Mar 2021
    • 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM (EDT)
    • Zoom Meeting
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    Wednesday,

    March 24, 2021

    7:00 - 8:00 pm

    Virtual Event

    Developing Leaders Remotely: Lonely Learning or

    Virtual Victory? 

    Presented by:

    Broadridge Financial Solutions

     



    Mary Beth Schroeder

    Senior Director Leadership Development, and Talent Management 

    &


    Clyfford Hazéll,

    Director, Learning and Development and Talent Management


    Join us for a Fintech case study presented by Mary Beth Schroeder and Clyfford Hazéll. They will tell the tale of leadership program transformation at Broadridge Financial Solutions for global, 100% virtual delivery during the COVID-19 pandemic. They will share the methods they chose to sustain learner engagement, build networks, and foster the growth of the leadership competencies -- including D, E, and I skills, that are critical today. You will get a taste for what it is like to participate in one of their programs, walk away with lessons learned, and explore the evidence we gathered to measure whether our experiment was a success. 


    VIRTUAL EVENT DETAILS:

    Location: Online Zoom Meeting

    The Zoom link will be emailed to registered participants.

    Date: Wednesday, March 24, 2021

    Time: 7:00 pm

    Participant Registration: $15

    No refunds are granted within 48 hours of event.


    Speaker Bio: 

    Mary Beth Schroeder is a dynamic, creative Talent Management leader and business partner with over 20 years of experience supporting global organizations in fintech, financial services, insurance, marketing services, consumer products and electronics manufacturing. She has been blessed with a career filled with opportunities to pursue her passions for helping others grow in their work and to use data to make decisions and tell a compelling story.

    She brings these passions and subject matter expertise in L&D, talent management and assessment, change management, onboarding and employee engagement to her role at Broadridge Financial Solutions where she leads the global L&D team and employee engagement and executive selection and onboarding initiatives. Mary Beth is also a doctoral candidate in the Industrial/Organizational Psychology program at Baruch College of the City University of New York. Her doctoral research will explore the role of intellectual humility in team creativity. 


    Clyfford Hazéll is an engaging learning and development professional with over 20 years of experience in the field and has been with ADP Brokerage Services / Broadridge Financial Solutions many of those years.  He is currently Director, Learning & Development in the Talent Management organization. His responsibilities include the coordination and implementation of a variety of learning and development initiatives including the Leading People: Foundations and Leading People: Advanced programs.

    He also partners with leaders domestically and internationally in the development and delivery of targeted team development solutions. He possesses rich experience in the facilitation of learning content spanning non-management to senior-level management audiences in the data processing, manufacturing, and legal industries. Clyfford derives his energy and enthusiasm by seeing the impact of associates leveraging learning and development solutions in the achievement of their individual and organizational goals.  Clyfford earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology and Chemistry from Oakwood University and Master of Arts Degree in Personnel Psychology from New York University.

    • 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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