SIG Event: Leadership & OD SIG

  • April 26, 2017
  • 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Unisys Corporation (801 Lakeview Drive, Suite 100, Blue Bell, PA 19422)
  • 27


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Creating and Sustaining a Learning Culture

Program Description:  

A learning culture is a set of organizational values, processes and practices that encourage both individuals and the organization to increase knowledge, competence and performance.  According to a study by Bersin & Associates, high-impact learning organizations that have a strong learning foundation in place tend to significantly outperform their peers in employee productivity, delivering quality products, meeting customer needs, and being a market share leader.  Yet, it is easier said than done when wanting to create a learning culture that works in your organization.

Our 3 speakers (heads of training/learning and organizational development from Martin Guitar, De Lage Landen Financial Services, and NFI)  will give us ideas and practical tips on how to create and sustain a learning culture in our organizations.  Please join us!

Note: Space is limited, so register early (first come, first served).


  • Joan Zachary - Training Manager (C.F. Martin & Co., Inc.)
  • Matthew Bain - Learning Consultant - Americas Region (De Lage Landen Financial Services, Inc.)
  • Susanne Krivanek - Director, Learning & Organizational Development (NFI)

 Joan Zachary (Training Manager for C.F. Martin & Co., Inc) began her career in training and development with WordStar, training at the Philadelphia Navy Base and has spanned over thirty years since then.  She worked for Microsoft, Apple Computer, and the University of Pennsylvania, before landing at Martin Guitar in 1998 as the historic company’s first in-house computer trainer.  Joan was promoted to training manager in 2002, and she has been her role until retiring in April 2017. 

Matthew Bain (Learning Consultant for De Lage Landen Financial Services, Inc.) began his career spending almost 2 decades in the Sales and Hospitality industries. Upon transitioning into the HR field, including completing degrees in Business, Psychology and a graduate degree in Human Resource Management, he spent several years as an HR generalist, thereby discovering his passion for the Learning & Development specialty. Since that time, he has spent almost 15 years in the L&D/OD space. Matthew’s current role has responsibilities for all L&D/OD for DLL Financial Group Americas, covering all locations in Brazil, Argentina, Chile, Mexico, Canada and the U.S.

Susanne Krivanek (Director, Learning & Organizational Development for NFI) has experience building learning cultures in a diverse set of companies at various points in their cultural journey - from larger organizations such as Johnson & Johnson and Exelon (PECO) to smaller organizations such as PHH Mortgage and her current organization, NFI.  As part of her role, Ms. Krivanek is responsible for supporting the organization’s cultural strategy development and execution.  She is also an adjunct professor for Rutgers University School of Business in Camden, N, and holds an M.B.A. in HR from Temple University, is a Six Sigma Green Belt and a Certified Denison Culture Facilitator, Leadership Coach, and Performance Technologist.  

Sponsored by IMS - Institute for Management Studies

Hosted by  Unisys Corporation


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