Executive Advisory Council Roundtable

  • 16 Nov 2017
  • 5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
  • BASF North American Headquarters, 100 Park Ave, Florham Park, NJ 07932


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Annual Executive Advisory Council Roundtable
(formerly the Cracker Barrel)


November 16, 2017


100 Park Avenue, Florham Park, New Jersey

Innovative Heads of Learning & Development Provide Tested Approaches to Solving Business Challenges in Interactive Roundtable Discussions.

Each Roundtable session is 30 minutes so you will have an opportunity to sit in on 4 Roundtable discussions.

(There will be 5 minute break between each session)


About this Event:   

Table Topics:

Modern Learning: A Transformational Shift in Learning and Development

We are rapidly entering a new era in which our economy, our institutions, and our societal structures–indeed, the very bedrock of our lives– are shifting at an accelerating pace.  This new era promises to change learning in the first place.  Come learn how companies are managing the transformational shift in learning and development.  As you explore the future of learning with us, we invite you to unleash your imagination, consider new possibilities for learning, and explore how we might create a better future for all learners. 

Table Leaders

Kathy Sherwood, Director of Leadership and OD, Infopro Learning; Rachel Horwitz, Global IT College Director, Mars; Christine Troianello, VP Talent Development, Prudential 

Coaching: How to Build Sustainability for Yourself and Clients

Coaching–Learn basic principles in coaching that may provide you with insights to help you make break throughs, and changes.  Not sure where to begin?  Hear from certified coaches on how to find the vision, energy and confidence to make the changes you are longing for.  You will learn how to translate your insights to provide your clients with the tools and insights they need to make changes.  All that is required is the courage to open the door and walk through.        

Table Leaders

Frederica Peterson, M.A., CEO, Unique Insights Coaching; Scott Gingold, Vice President, WJM Associates, Inc.; Robin Moriates, MBA, MA, CPC, Head of Learning & Development, Dassault Aviation.

Consulting Well: Developing Flourishing Consultant-Client Relationships

A consultant-client relationship that flourishes is a good indication that effective consulting is taking place.  It reflects the client's sense that his or her aspirations for the assignment are being steadily realized and the consultant's sense that she or he is fully contributing.  A healthy relationship and successful outcomes go hand in hand; management consulting can be a practically and emotionally regarding experience for clients and consultants.  Learn how through self-awareness and personal understanding, you can build impactful results for your clients and your client's relationships.        

Table Leaders

Marty Finkle, CEO, AscendU Group; Vince Varallo, Managing Partner, Lead in English, LLC; Marian Janes, President, Jancom Associates

The Human Side of Leadership: Understanding What Leaders Expect and What People Need

An interactive roundtable discussion regarding how leaders must focus on meeting the expectations of colleagues and employees.

  • Building self-awareness beyond leadership competencies and skills development. 
  • Discovering the importance of engaging with teams and the work population to drive partnerships. 
  • Gaining insights into how leaders need to look inward and to look outward regarding relationships. 

Table Leaders

Paul Fein, Managing Director, The IDD Leadership Group LLC; Guy Gosselin, Sr. Manager, Organizational Development and Learning, Benjamin Moore; Rick Sawyer, Director, Learning & Development, Wyndham Worldwide


Light Dinner / Networking - 5:30- 6:00 pm

Introductions and Welcome - 6:00 – 6:15 pm

  • Tony Irace  (Consultant)
  • Meg Paradise (Global Learning & Development, Covance Inc.)
  • Co-Chairs, Executive Advisory Council
  • Pam Lambert  – (Prudential), President, NNJ ATD
  • Charles Walters – BASF - Learning & Development (Event Host)

Breakout Sessions: 6:30 - 8:45 pm

  • Session 1 - 6:15 – 6:45 pm
  • Session 2 – 6:50– 7:20 pm
  • Session 3 - 7:25 – 7:55 pm
  • Session 4 - 8:00 – 8:30 pm

Adjournment – 8:45 – 9:00 pm 



NNJ-ATD Member - $45.00 (USD)
NNJ-ATD Member Executive Package - $45.00 (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:
Tony Irace at tony.irace@gmail.com
 or Meg Paradise at margaretparadise@comcast.net.

Event Sponsors




A special thank you to our location sponsor:


If you are interested in becoming a sponsor, please reach out to Meg Paradise or Tony Irace.         
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