Leadership Trends Roundtable

  • 14 Jun 2018
  • 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
  • Best Western-Fairfield, NJ



    Leadership Trends Roundtable
Building Bench Strength
How prepared are leaders to take the field?

About This Event

Our interactive and engaging event brings together thought leaders with different areas of leadership development expertise to highlight key aspects, best practices, trends and challenges for Talent professionals across the spectrum of our profession. Our conversations will particularly connect the areas of Talent Development and HR/Talent Management toward preparing leaders to navigate the complexity and challenges of a leadership role in organizations today and into the future. 

How ready is your leadership development and talent management strategy to identify high potentials in the young professional workforce? How adept and adaptive are your plans to develop a multi-generational workforce strategy to begin the transition process for succession planning? What considerations have you made around gender equality and women in leadership opportunities? 

Join us to create an active dialogue around sharing ideas to address priorities like cultivating critical capabilities like agility, managing the tidal wave of disruption in organizations, innovation, change management, cultural intelligence, emotional & social intelligence, unconscious bias remediation, gender equality, etc. How effectively have you aligned your leadership development strategy with your business strategy? 

We are delighted that we have a deeply experienced moderator and exceptional panel to share their perspectives with you. We anticipate a very lively discussion! Attendees are encouraged to bring their leadership challenges, questions and ideas to share!


Learning Outcomes      

At the end of this session, participants will be able to:

  • Identify the latest trends and best practices for leadership development.
  • Experience interactive discussions with other professionals that assist you in building your knowledge and bring new ideas back to your organizations and/or your clients.
  • Discuss the current landscape of promoting women leaders and the path of women’s empowerment in the workplace.
  • Explore the development needs of young professionals that enable you to shift your talent development programming to focus on your future leaders.
  • Learn from the experts and from each other on how to address your challenges, needs and questions through our facilitated discussions

ATD Competency Model

This session complements the Evaluation Learning Impact, Managing Learning Programs, Integrated Talent Management, Coaching, Business Skills and Industry Knowledge competencies. 

About Our Panelists


Robin Moriates, MBA, MA, CPC, SHRM-SCP

Head of Learning & Development for Dassault Aviation  

Robin is an experienced leader with extensive background in Leadership and Professional Development programs, Corporate Coaching, Talent Management, Human Resources and Sales Communications.  Robin’s current role is the Head of Learning and Development for Dassault Aviation.  Dassault is an international French aircraft manufacturer of military, regional, and business jets.

Robin is a deeply experienced Learning & Development leader and offers a breadth of expertise across the Talent Development, Talent Management and Organizational Development functions.  She has held global leadership positions across various industries including: Pharmaceuticals, Consumer Packaged Goods and Food/Beverage for companies such as Unilever, Pfizer and Novartis.

In addition, Robin is a professional corporate coach who is certified through the Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching (iPEC).  She also holds a Senior Certified Professional in Human Resources certificate through the Society of Human Resources.

Ken Starr, North America Training Manager

Atlas Copco North America LLC

Ken has thirty years Training and Development experience with Continental Insurance, American International Group (AIG), and Atlas Copco. 

Since April 2014, he has been the North America Training Manager for Atlas Copco, a 145-year-old industrial group based in Stockholm with world-leading positions in compressors, vacuum solutions, air treatment systems, construction equipment, power tools, and assembly systems.

In this role, Ken has leadership responsibility for all training activities for North American Operations (5,000+ employees) including a New Manager Training Program.  He oversees targeted and structured competence development activities including: design and delivery of training programs with a strong correlation to Atlas Copco's nine core competencies, vendor relations, competency modeling and learning management system. 

He has a strategic role to address learning trends in his organization. 

Ken engages with all organization levels and can speak to middle management and senior leader development strategies and initiatives.

Ken is a graduate of Boston University and has an MBA from Temple University.

Mary Anne Kochut, MSOD, Managing Director

Champions for Success

Mary Anne is an author, motivational speaker, coach, trainer and organization/management development professional who is skilled in group dynamics, consultation and facilitation.

Her first book, Power vs. Perception: Ten Characteristics of Self-Empowerment for Women was released in August 2013. She is an engaging and energetic speaker who inspires her audiences through her own personal experiences combined with her commitment to excellence and professional expertise.

Mary Anne’s expertise in women in leadership, career development and mentoring programs, leadership, management development and skill development courses to employees at all levels of the organization.

Mary Anne has spoken at numerous Women’s Empowerment Conferences.   She holds a Master’s of Science Degree in Organization Development from the American University/National Training Laboratories program in Washington, DC. Additionally, she holds the National Training Laboratories Certificate for Organization Development and is certified to administer the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator.  Mary Anne is a professor at Fairleigh Dickinson University and a variety of NJ colleges.

About the Moderator 

Pamela C. Sammarco, M.S. Industrial/Organizational Psychology, Certified Professional in Learning & Performance (CPLP), Hogan Leadership Assessment Systems Certified, Leader & Workforce Readiness Partners DBA, President & CEO, Green Training Associates LLC. Business confidence and exceptional performance are outcomes of developing leadership capabilities. Leader & Workforce Readiness Partners identify, assess, develop, coach and mentor your talent pipeline to build your sustainable organization. Our mission is to prepare the leaders of the future to be competent, knowledgeable and skilled, supporting your organizational strategy and driving business success, through leadership development journeys, leadership eco-systems design, leadership scorecards, mentoring partnerships, IT Professional Capabilities Curriculum (developing non-technical skills), onboarding, training, performance coaching and organizational effectiveness. Pam has over 30 years in corporate learning & development previously working for companies like Citicorp, American Express, Lucent Technologies Bell Labs Innovation and Medco Health Solutions. Pam is an NNJ ATD Past President and currently Vice President, Talent & Leadership Development.


5:30 - Networking and Light Snack
6:15 - Welcome & Chapter Business
6:30 - Program
8:30 - Wrap-Up / Network


NNJ-ATD Member - $45.00 (USD)
NNJ-ATD Member Executive Package - $0 (USD)
NNJ-ATD Non-Member - $60.00 (USD)
Non-Member but Member of Mid-NJ ATD or Morris County SHRM - $45.00 (USD)

Event Contact

For any questions about this event, please contact:
Marc Strano at marc@SHIFTourLeadership.com
 or at 844-453-7747
Pamela Lambert at Pamela.lambert@prudential.com

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