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Developing Leaders in Your Organization: Panel Discussion

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Soft Skills Forum #2:

The stakes of leadership development are high.

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 crucial differences between effective and ineffective leadership development policies?

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 Consultant

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.

Sally Simms, Founder and CEO at Group Project

Sally Simms is the founder and CEO of Group Project, a SaaS company that maps employees' capabilities, then uses that data to match people to work that fits them. Their talent tools simplify complex people challenges, and empower people with a smarter, dynamic management model that starts with understanding who people are, and what they can do, and then creates the right team at the right time to get the work done.

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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WHEN:
March 28th @ 6:30pm

WHERE:
WeWork
115 Broadway
5th Floor
New York, NY 10006


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The NYC Soft Skills Forum hosts regular events for professionals and managers to learn insights and share ideas on all areas of professional soft skills.

What are soft skills? Often intangible and difficult to measure, they are critical skills for all industries and careers. Unlike hard skills which are specific to certain fields and determined by objective metrics, soft skills are less cut-and-dry, but make all the difference for a successful and productive team.

Soft skills include:
-Adaptability
-Collaboration and teamwork
-Creativity
-Interpersonal communication
-Leadership
-Meeting management and facilitation
-Negotiation and conflict resolution
-Persuasion
-Presentation and public speaking skills
-Time management

LinkedIn consistently finds soft skills are in high demand by employers: https://www.cnbc.com/2019/01/04/the-30-most-in-demand-skills-in-2019-according-to-linkedin-.html

Join us to hear presentations from experts, panel discussions with business leaders, networking opportunities, and more.

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