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Leadership & OD SIG: "Best Practices of High Potential Programs"

  • May 14, 2024
  • 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Judge Learning Solutions: 151 S. Warner Road, Suite 100 Wayne, PA 19087
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High-potential employees are considered to have the ability to move to higher-level positions with greater responsibility quicker than other employees. They represent the future leaders within their organization. Most organizations have a process of identifying and developing them. But according to a recent poll, many organizations aren’t satisfied with their processes and believe there is a lot of room for improvement.

Whether you are responsible for or involved in talent development in your organization or are just curious about how heads of talent development view high potentials, you will find this Leadership & OD SIG program very informative. Hear from those who have implemented high-potential programs in their organization, what they’ve experienced (i.e., what’s worked/not worked), what they still hope to achieve, and what advice would you give to those who are thinking of starting such a program.

You’ll hear from:

  • AnaMaria Herrera – Director of Enterprise Learning for Thomas Jefferson University and Jefferson Health

  • Christopher Leady – Lead of Global Talent Management for Axalta Coating Systems

  • Jenn Nyiri – Vice President of Enterprise Talent Management & Accelerated Development for Comcast NBCUniversal

  • Elyse Rubin – Senior Talent Development and Learning Program Manager for Bentley Systems

Moderator: Justin Schakelman – Head of Talent Development for Citadel Federal Credit Union

Agenda: 5:30 – 8:00 pm

5:30 – 6:15 pm: Registration / Light Meal / Networking
6:15 – 6:30 pm: Announcements
6:30 – 8:00 pm: Welcome & Program

This event is sponsored by:

The Judge Group

Speaker Bios:

AnaMaria Herrera | Director of Enterprise Learning for Thomas Jefferson University and Jefferson Health

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AnaMaria Herrera is the Director of Enterprise Learning for Thomas Jefferson University and Jefferson Health, and has over 20 years of experience in Learning and Organizational Development. She has a broad portfolio of expertise in system-wide leadership and staff development programs, customized training for specific departments and organizational development initiatives, succession planning, learning management systems (LMS), and digital learning content to support enterprise initiatives and strategy. 

AnaMaria is passionate about coaching and supporting individuals in their professional and personal development and is steadfast in her commitment to continuous improvement in all that she does. 

AnaMaria is a doctoral student in Organizational Development & Change at Fielding University. She has a Master’s of Science in Human Resource Development (MSHRD) from Drexel University and is a Certified Professional in Talent Development (CPTD).

Christopher Leady | Global Talent Management for Axalta Coating Systems

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Christopher Leady leads Global Talent Management for Axalta Coating Systems, which specializes in coatings in a wide variety of industrial applications, materials and sectors, including automotive paints. He has over 25 years’ experience in leading Global Talent Management, Leadership, Executive Assessment, Coaching, Employee Engagement, Organizational Development, Learning, Culture and Diversity.  His impact and accomplishments span across multiple Fortune 500 organizations and industries including financial services, consumer products, health care and chemical coatings. 

Christopher has lectured as a keynote speaker on topics related to Global Learning Strategies, High Potential Talent Development, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion as well as Culture Transformation.  

Christopher earned his M.S. degree in Organizational Dynamics, with a minor in leadership development, executive coaching and strategic human resource solutions, from the University of Pennsylvania, is certified in multiple psychometric instruments and executive coaching tools, as well as plays an active role across several volunteer boards.

Jenn Nyiri | Vice President of Enterprise Talent Management & Accelerated Development for Comcast NBCUniversal

Jenn Nyiri

Jenn Nyiri serves as the Vice President of Enterprise Talent Management & Accelerated Development for Comcast NBCUniversal where she leads a team focused on the development of critical talent spanning early career through executive level succession preparation. Jenn joined Comcast NBCUniversal’s Integrated Talent Management team in 2013 to implement new, lead current and build future rotational programs that support the organization’s long-term talent strategy across Comcast and NBCU. Over the past 10 years, her role expanded to lead Talent Management for the Corporate and Cable Headquarters organizations, and most recently leading the Accelerated Development team to support critical successor development.

Prior to joining Comcast NBCUniversal, Jenn spent close to a decade with Aramark Corporation. Her most recent role was leading Talent Management & Acquisition for their Sports, Leisure & Corrections group.

Jenn has a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from the Temple University Fox School of Business and a Master’s Degree in Organizational Development & Leadership from Saint Joseph’s University. She is also a graduate of the Internal Coaching Intensive of the Columbia University’s Advanced Coaching Certification Program.

Elyse Rubin | Senior Talent Development and Learning Program Manager for Bentley Systems

Elyse Rubin

Elyse Rubin is a Senior Talent Development and Learning Program Manager for Bentley Systems, the infrastructure engineering software company that provides innovative software to advance the world’s infrastructure. With over six years fostering a culture of learning, she has been instrumental in shaping the future of managerial development, women’s mentorship, and executive leadership programs. Elyse’s recent endeavors include crafting a comprehensive talent management strategy, overseeing performance review processes, and introducing a high-potential framework to drive organizational growth. 

Her academic journey, marked by a master’s degree in Organizational Development and Leadership from Saint Joseph’s University, is further complemented by her impending graduation from Leadership Chester County. Beyond her professional pursuits, Elyse’s passion for music and nature shines through. A skilled harpist, she shares her gift with Chester County Hospital oncology patients and the greater community, and her love for the outdoors is evident in her enthusiasm for hiking, biking, kayaking, and camping.

Justin Schakelman Ed.D., SPHR | Head of Talent Development for Citadel

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Justin Schakelman Ed.D., SPHR, is Head of Talent Development for Citadel, one of the nation’s largest credit unions, and one of Greater Philadelphia’s largest, locally owned financial institutions with more than $5.7 billion in assets. He takes an entrepreneurial approach to the toughest challenges and gets energy from big, innovative ideas. He’s spent 25 years helping organizations of all sizes grow with new strategies and solutions. Justin’s work and commentary have been featured on CBS News, ABC, CBS MoneyWatch, FOX Business, MarketWatch, NPR, USA Today, Philadelphia Inquirer, HR Grapevine, The News Journal, as well as peer-reviewed academic publications.

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