Taking The Guess Out Of Assess

  • 20 Jan 2016
  • 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
  • Scotwork North America, 400 Lanidex Plaza, Parsippany, New Jersey 07054


  • $55 st the Door
  • $70 at the door
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Chapter Meeting
 "Taking The Guess Out Of Assess"

 Discovering Insights into the value of assessments and the impact on Talent Development and Organizational Effectiveness

About the Session

Choosing which assessment to use in any particular situation can be a challenging unless you understand the approaches and objectives of the many options.

Join us and our panelists as they share their expertise and provide examples and insights from their own experience. Together we will explore the assessment tools widely used by talent development professionals and how they add value to our effectiveness as Talent Development leaders.

This session will provide you with an understanding of some of the assessment tools widely used by talent development professionals in the following areas. 

  • Behavioral tendencies
  • Personality styles
  • Emotional intelligence
  • Leadership effectiveness
  • Coaching Effectiveness

Panelists with expertise in implementing select assessments will share real-life practical examples and case studies including:

  • Overview of the assessment and targeted area to add value 
  • When and how it was most effectively applied               
  • Expected outcomes
  • Practical application and results and insights gained upon implementation regarding overall impact     

The evening will conclude with questions and with table group sharing of examples and best practices regarding assessment implementation with your peers and colleagues.


Linda Trignano 
Founder, Trignano Consulting. 

I am focused on helping individuals and teams improve their communication style both personally and professionally. As an accomplished speaker on communication skills and Grief in the Workplace topics I provide coaching and consulting to individuals, managers and teams to improve communications and increase productivity by creating communication programs that transform the way people and business groups communicate, connect and collaborate with their peers and customers.


Panel Moderator

Marian Janes
Founder and Chief Opportunity Officer, Jancom Associates.  

A passionate and dynamic professional growth and transformation leader and Associate Certified Coach possessing an innate ability to help people discover and apply their core potential to make progress towards their vision. Encourage and inspires clients to discover possibilities in their lives and connect with opportunity amidst ongoing change and uncertainty through a creative process that unleashes potential to ignite personal and professional to growth.


Meet Our Panelists

DiSC 5 Behaviors of a Cohesive Team

Diane Brescher
Founder and Chief Leadership Development Officer. DB Consulting Partners LLC. Leadership and Talent Development Executive and Coach. 25+ years’ experience helping organizations and leaders improve business results through enhancing individual and team performance.  Diane specializes in the design, development, and facilitation of multi-tiered leadership and coaching programs. She works with individual leaders offering coaching including various assessment tools for themselves and for their teams offering them flexible, customized, face to face, hybrid, and virtual solutions.


Lumina Spark

Fredeswinda Collazo
Global Learning Design and Development at Moody's AnalyticsFreddie is a specialist in training analysis, design, development, delivery, and evaluations of blended learning initiatives in sales and leadership development. She has experience creating and implementing learning strategies by integrating customized cutting-edge learning into curriculums. She possesses a deep understanding of adult education and distance learning theories and how to translate them into learning solutions to impact business results. She spearheaded the recent selection and global implementation of the Lumina Sparks assessment initiative.



Cathy Lyons
MBTI® Master Practitioner. Cathy has more than 10 years of HR Management experience as a Certified HR Professional.  She has held HR Leadership positions in both privately held companies and public global Fortune 500 companies.  Cathy has used the MBTI® for internal employee and leadership development and team building.  She has also utilized the MBTI® to conduct individual development workshops and to provide coaching while volunteering with non-profit organizations.


EQ 2.0

Beth Williams 
CEO Forward Focus Inc. Beth brings 25+ years of sales, marketing, management and Human /Organizational development experience.  With an impressive list of client companies including KPMG, Thomson Reuters, Novartis, Los Angeles Times, Philips Van Heusen, CareerBuilder formally CareerPath.com, Zillow, Hearst Newspapers, she has positively impacted hundreds of people - all leaders – who have transformed their organizations as a result of Forward Focus coaching, training facilitation and consulting.



Nataliya Adelson, Ph.d.
Nataliya is an executive and leadership development consultant, organizational psychologist, and a managing partner of Altgate Partners, LLC. Her expertise is in assessments, executive coaching and accelerated leadership development solutions that enable leaders, teams, and broader organizations to transform the way they think and operate, and to be able to elevate their game by becoming more self-aware, strategic, and effective. Nataliya works with leaders in industries such as Financial, Professional Services, Technology, Bio-Pharma as well as other businesses. She helps her clients to develop new capacities to tackle complex business challenges and a readiness to assume higher-level roles.







  • 5:30-6:15:  Networking
  • 6:15-6:30:  ATD Chapter Welcome
  • 6:30-8:00:  Program
  • 8:00-8:30:  Q&A


  • NNJ-ATD Member - $45.00
  • Non-members - $60.00
  • Local ATD chapters and SHRM members - $45.00
  • Professionals in Transition/Students - $35.00

ATD Competency

  • Coaching
  • Performance Improvement
  • Integrated Talent Management


Event Contact

For any questions about this event, please contact: Marian Janes, VP Programming at: mj@jancomassociates.com.


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