SIG Event: Leadership & OD SIG

  • November 02, 2017
  • 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
  • West Pharmaceutical Services, 530 Herman O. West Drive, Exton, PA 19341
  • 17


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Leadership & Organization Development in a Global Organization 

Program Description:  

Leadership & organization development initiatives can be challenging in any organization. However, with today’s ever increasing global presence, many organizations also have to factor in learners and locations outside the U.S. where time zones, cultures, needs, and support differ to varying degrees.

Learn how three prominent companies – West Pharmaceutical Services, GlaxoSmithKline, and Keystone Foods – are dealing with the challenges of designing, coordinating, and implementing leadership and organization development initiatives in their global organizations.

Our goal is for you to come away with some key learnings that you can apply to your organization or clients – whether or not they are global:

  • Balancing the organization's and learners' needs,
  • Staying focused on both the immediate and the future
  • Gaining support throughout the organization
  • Coordinating various programs across multiple departments and locations

About our Speakers:

Sandy Aman Keller - West Pharmaceutical Services (VP, HR)

Sandy Aman Keller is the Vice President, Human Resources at West Pharmaceuticals Services, Inc., a leading global manufacturer of packaging components and delivery systems for injectable drugs and healthcare products.

At West, Sandy is charged with leading the Learning & Development team, as well as overseeing the Human Resources efforts to support West’s Innovation and Technology business function.

Prior to joining West, Sandy spent about 15 years with AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals, where she held various leadership roles including Executive Director; managing benefits, recruitment, employee relations, HR services and compensation centers of expertise for the US. She has 20 years of HR experience spanning both US domestic and global markets.  Sandy holds a BA in Organizational Psychology from The Pennsylvania State University.


Sarah Leonard - GlaxoSmithKline (Chief Learning Officer & VP, Organisation Capability & Learning)

Sarah Leonard is the Chief Learning Officer & VP Organisation Capability & Learning for GlaxoSmithKline.  In this capacity she is responsible for determining overall people and organisational learning & development strategies for GSK.

Sarah works with C-Suite executives and senior HR business partners on the global learning & development agenda to ensure that this strategic enabler and engagement lever is fully leveraged for GSK’s growth agenda.

Sarah joined GSK 23 years ago and held roles of increasing responsibility within the Organisation Development function across all of its business divisions including Corporate Groups, commercial businesses for both Consumer and Pharmaceuticals (Europe, EMAP, Latina, MEA etc), as well as the Pharma R&D business and GSK Vaccines.

Sarah graduated from Leeds University in the UK (Modern Languages and Business Studies) and her early career roles were across marketing, sales and finance.

Lynn DiBonaventura - Keystone Foods (Sr. Director of Global Talent)

Lynn DiBonaventura is the Sr. Director of Global Talent for Keystone Foods, the main poultry supplier to McDonalds.  She is responsible for building a global talent architecture in the US and APMEA regions to support the future growth of the company.

Prior to joining Keystone Foods, Lynn was the Director of Global Talent for Teleflex, Inc., a rapidly growing medical device company. Previously she had her own change management consulting company. 

At Shire, where she was Director of Sales and Leadership Training, Lynn worked globally and cross-functionally to implement marketplace sales differentiation through performance improvement.  And at Wilmington Trust, Lynn was Vice President of Organizational Learning and Effectiveness, where she collaborated across business areas to set performance requirements and metrics to build and implement an integrated talent management support system and respond to market shifts. 

Lynn holds a BA in Communications/Advertising from The Pennsylvania State University.

Hosted & Sponsored by West Pharmaceutical Services


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