Join the Learning & Development Professionals of Greater Philadelphia and the Mid New Jersey Chapter of ATD for a combined event to close out a fantastic year of programming!
We’re trying something new for this evening. With “Table Topics,” attendees will form groups and rotate among tables where our guest speakers will share insights, trends, and tools on important talent management topics. After a few minutes of discussion, groups will move to the next table. After several 15-minute rounds, attendees can move to the table of their choice or remain where they are for the duration. Our goal is to create an informal and fun atmosphere while generating some lively conversation and, of course, networking!
Our lineup includes:
- Conversational Intelligence - Ken Blackwell - (CEO, Inklaritas)
- Succession Planning - Betsy Wallace rincipal - Wallace Consulting
- Executive Coaching - Jeanette Iglesias - (Executive & Leadership Coach, Lee Hecht Harrison)
- Leadership Assessments - Alex Winnicker (Principal, Winning Consultations)
- Mindful Leadership - Due Quach - (CEO, Calm Clartiy)
A dinner buffet with refreshments is included.
Due Quach (pronounced ‘Zway Kwok’) is the author of Calm Clarity: How to Use Science to Rewire Your Brain for Greater Wisdom, Fulfillment and Joy, one of Fast Company’s best business books of 2018. She is also the founder and CEO of Calm Clarity, a social enterprise that uses neuroscience and mindfulness to empower people to overcome adversity and develop a mindset for growth, leadership, and resilience, and to guide organizations to address unconscious bias and build a high-performing and inclusive culture. Having started life in poverty as a refugee in inner-city Philadelphia, Due turned to neuroscience to heal the long-term effects of trauma, graduate from Harvard College and the Wharton School of Business, and build a successful international business career in management consulting and private equity investments. To increase socioeconomic inclusion, she founded the Collective Success Network, a nonprofit that supports low-income, first-generation college students to successfully navigate college and enter professional careers. Due’s inspiring story is featured in The Portal, a documentary film about meditation as a portal for transformation (in select theaters November 2019).
Ken brings over 25 years of experience as a certified coach and trainer to his signature practice of “rescuing Accidental Leaders and Dysfunctional Teams”. By enabling them to connect, communicate and collaborate more effectively, they form stronger, more resilient individual relationships, which in turn enables them to build stronger, more productive organizations.
As CEO of InKlaritas, a Princeton-based leadership and team development practice, Ken works with a diverse mix of US and international companies across a wide range of industries. Clients experience Ken as centered, engaged, and optimistic; at the same time, his work is grounded, realistic, and practical. He creates an open, inclusive environment that makes it safe for participants to tackle difficult issues that may be outside their comfort zone. Ken approaches even the most difficult situations with good humor and a smile. Whether he is working with individual contributors and front-line supervisors or members of the C-Suite, he tailors his approach to their specific needs rather than applying a “one size fits all” mindset.
A pioneer in the 360 Degree Feedback process, Ken has coached hundreds of senior executives in bridging performance gaps so they can create long-term success for themselves and for their organizations.
Ken continues to be part of the leading edge of the personal and professional development profession. Ken is one of a few consultants worldwide to be Certified in Conversational Intelligence® (C-IQ), a revolutionary methodology that leverages the power of neuroscience to elevate performance and create lasting change for individuals, teams and entire organizations. He is also an Everything DiSC® Certified Trainer and a Five Behaviors of a Cohesive TeamTM Accredited Facilitator.
Ken is an active member of the Princeton Mercer Chamber of Commerce, the Philadelphia Society for People and Strategy (PSPS), and is Chair of the Princeton Executives subgroup of Beacon – Networking for Life. Ken also serves on several non-profit boards such as Mercer Street Friends, Learning & Development Professionals of Greater Philadelphia, National Speakers Association’s Philadelphia Chapter, and is Past-President of the Board of Directors for the Friends Camp Association of Pennsylvania.
Ken is a sought-after speaker and has presented at a variety of organizations and many corporate conferences. He has appeared as a guest on Comcast Network’s Money Matters and ABC's Good Morning America. Ken is also the host of the “Insight at Work with Ken Blackwell” podcast.
For more than 20 years Betsy has worked with individuals and groups to enhance their individual, team, and organizational effectiveness. During seven years with Merrill Lynch, Betsy managed the Executive Development group for a 15,000-person business unit. Her team designed Succession Planning and development processes to build the bench strength of the top 300 leaders. She was then selected to build two new Human Resource organizations. Leading the annual Succession Planning Review was one of Betsy’s key responsibilities.
Recently Betsy has been helping nonprofit organizations develop Succession Planning processes. In May Betsy was the keynote speaker at the VolunteerConnect Leadership Forum on Succession Planning.
With a Master’s degree in Organizational Communication, Betsy’s first love is interpersonal communication skills coaching for executives, leaders, professionals, and students, developing their potential within the context of their organizational and career goals.
Alex, who specializes in Leadership Development and Team-Building, holds vast experience developing, delivering and facilitating large-scale programs to a wide array of individuals, including the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). He has served as a Certified Authorized Everything DiSC® and Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team™ Partner and Trainer since 2016.
Prior to his current role as a leadership development consultant and trainer, Alex served for 15 years in athletics administration at several NCAA Division III institutions throughout the Mid-Atlantic and New England regions, and more recently as an executive leader in the non-profit sector. In addition, he has presented higher education courses on a broad range of topics ranging from compliance, business and professional communications to human resource management and business ethics. These endeavors, coupled with a master’s degree in organizational communication – with a focus on leadership – have shaped Alex’s approach to leadership coaching and team dynamics.
A native of Michigan, Alex earned an MA in Organizational Communication from Kean University in New Jersey, and an M.Ed. in Athletic Administration from Endicott College in Massachusetts. He is also a graduate of Penn State University, where he earned a BA, and serves as Director of Programming for the Mid-New Jersey Chapter of the Association for Talent Development (ATD)
Jeanette Iglesias is President of JI Coaching & Consulting, LLC, an executive coaching, leadership development, and consulting practice. In her practice, she supports leaders to maximize their innate leadership talents and drive organizational results. In addition to leading her practice, she is also an executive coach and facilitator for Lee Hecht Harrison (LHH), a global leader in talent management. At LHH, she coaches senior Fortune 500 senior leaders and hi-potentials. She also co-facilitates the Coach the Coach program that certifies new coaches.
She is a diverse international ICF certified Professional Certified Coach (PCC), working with clients in the US, Middle East, and Europe. Her coaching spans various industries; she specializes in supporting healthcare, marketing, creative, technology, pharmaceutical, and finance leaders, particularly in regards to Social & Emotional Intelligence.
Jeanette is passionate about diversity and inclusion. She serves on the Princeton Regional Chamber of Commerce, Diversity Committee; she is a Program Director for the NJ Governors Hispanic Fellows and leads the Princeton Area Coaches Group. Jeanette also serves on several boards and coordinates the Princeton Area Coaches community of practice group.
Jeanette holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Bernard Baruch College.