Developing Leaders in Your Organization: Panel Discussion (Soft Skills Forum #2)
Soft Skills Forum #2:
Excellent leaders can motivate, inspire and empower their teams to achieve above-average results. Poorly-trained, inadequate leaders cost organizations billions of dollars and thousands of jobs. In a competitive marketplace, good leadership development is a necessity, from rapidly growing startups all the way to established Fortune 500s.
What are the main qualities we should be looking for in potential leaders?
What are the most common pitfalls of leadership development programs?
What are the costs and benefits of leadership development and what is a reasonable budget for this process?
In this panel discussion, we will hear insights on these and other questions from a group of individuals who have direct experience in developing leaders:
Saira Sethi, Learning and Development Specialist at Albatross CX
Saira Sethi is a skilled Learning & Development Specialist with a Degree in Psychology & Diploma in Counseling. With over 12 years of experience in the luxury retail industry, her strong suit lies in facilitating training programs in sales, managerial skills as well as one-on-one leadership coaching. As part of her global work experience, Saira led the Learning & Development department for a Luxury group based out of Singapore and is passionate about working with the retail sector.
Maxine Swick, Manager, Learning & Talent Development at Exiger
Maxine Swick is a Learning & Talent Development Manager at Exiger. She received her Masters Degree in Industrial/Organizational Psychology and started her career as a Human Resource Generalist. Over the past few years, Maxine transitioned into the Learning & Development space and has helped Exiger transform and implement the full cycle performance management process, ongoing feedback, learning, and training opportunities for all Exiger professionals on a global level.
Mike Thurlow, Certified Professional Coach, Situational Leadership Trainer
Mike Thurlow is a New York City-based Leadership Coach. He helps new managers who want to become confident and successful leaders delivering great results for their teams and companies. His mission is to help create the next generation of Inspirational, Effective, Powerful Leaders in Our Communities, in Our Companies, and in Our World. He also helps struggling and burned out managers build the personal tools they need to prioritize self-care and self-leadership so that they can revive their passion for leadership and find success in their careers.
Justin Aquino, Moderator, is founder of the Soft Skills Forum and Cool Communicator LLC, a coaching and training company specializing in public speaking, presentation skills and professional communication skills. He has worked with individuals and teams across all industries to help them articulate their message with confidence, effectiveness and authenticity. His clients include business innovators, senior executives, TEDx speakers, and more.
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