EMERGING LEADERS Program Orientation Agenda
Wednesday, September 28, 2016
- Welcome & Introduction
- Participant Intros
- Program Overview
- Mentor/Mentee Meetings
Session 1: YOU AS A LEADER – Cynthia S. Rowan, Ph.D.
In partnership with CFT, the first-ever NJBankers Emerging Leaders Program was launched on Wednesday, September 28, 2016. The 9-month program combines classroom, online, and experiential learning on topics designed to develop emerging bank leaders in the areas of leadership behavior, communication, team development, change management, talent development, and leadership strategy.
At the program orientation, participants and their mentors each met the Academy’s faculty, Cindy Rowan, Ph.D. (Performance Management Solutions), Al Giobbie (The Provident Bank), Susan Mach, Ph.D. (Mach Creative Services Inc.), and Connie Whitman (Whitman & Associates.)
Cindy facilitated the Orientation Agenda and explained the program’s expected outcomes. She introduced the NJBankers staff and asked faculty members to introduce themselves and talk a little about their part in this program. Cindy also asked Karen McMullen, Senior Vice President/Regional Director of CFT to say a few words about the launch of the leadership program which she and Cindy had been developing for nearly two years. Karen said she was delighted that NJBankers saw value in the curriculum and added the Leadership Academy, in partnership with CFT, to their menu of offerings.
Participants then shared their “Me Box” which included their personal values, describing the people who influence their lives, and explaining how they chose their mentors. They also shared the goals they want to achieve in the program.
The program participants and their Mentors are:
Ellen Simons, HR Generalist Stanley J. Koreyva, Jr., SVP/COO
Tammara Feldman, AVP/Loan Servicing Manager Karen Sweeney, HR Director
Connect One Bank
Kate Perlman, SVP/HR Director William S. Burns, EVP/CFO
Fulton Bank of NJ
Keith German, Community Reinvestment Officer Stephen Miller, President & COO
Robin Humes, VP/Government Banking Brian Doran, SVP/General Counsel
Linda Martin, Senior Marketing Manager Paul Kalamaras, EVP/Chief Retail Officer
Karen Garrera, SVP/Regional Administrator Ron Schwarz, EVP/Chief Retail Officer
Richard J. Lanza, Jr., VP/IT Officer James Vaccaro, Chairman & President/CEO
Tracey Eschavarria, AVP James Green, VP/Home Equity Lending
Suzanne Wegryn, SVP/Senior Credit Officer Margaret Lanning, 1st Senior VP/Chief Credit Officer
Matthew Kelly, Electronic Banking Manager Sean Martin, SVP/Senior Operations Officer
Kate Sant’Angelo, VP/Retail Private Banker Kim Waldron, Managing Director/Commercial Real Estate
The Provident Bank
Aisha Hollins, Trainer III Elaine P. Cullen, 1st VP/Director Training & Development
Corinne Kison, VP, Client Support Manager Bernadette N. Macko, SVP-Corporate Cash Management Manager
Spencer Savings Bank
Michael Tripicchio, AVP/ IT Manager Michael Irslinger, VP/Retail Service Manager
Lauren Christie, VP/Loan Operations Manager Bridget Walsh, SPHR/VP HR Resources Director
Rebecca Kugelman, VP/Deposit Operations
The Program Overview included expectations, session highlights, the online learning segment, the Call to Leadership project, the Learning Journal Leadership Blueprint (IDP), and Mentoring.
At noon, the Mentees and Mentors worked together and then had lunch.
Scenes From the Orientation: