NJBankers Emerging Leaders Program Kicks Off With Orientation

EMERGING LEADERS Program Orientation Agenda

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

  • Welcome & Introduction
  • Participant Intros
  • Program Overview
  • Mentor/Mentee Meetings
  • Lunch

Session 1:    YOU AS A LEADERCynthia 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:

Amboy Bank
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

Investors Bank
Robin Humes, VP/Government Banking                            Brian Doran, SVP/General Counsel
Linda Martin, Senior Marketing Manager                          Paul Kalamaras, EVP/Chief Retail Officer

Lakeland Bank
Karen Garrera, SVP/Regional Administrator                   Ron Schwarz, EVP/Chief Retail Officer

Manasquan Bank
Richard J. Lanza, Jr., VP/IT Officer                                      James Vaccaro, Chairman & President/CEO

Northfield Bank
Tracey Eschavarria, AVP                                                             James Green, VP/Home Equity Lending

OceanFirst Bank
Suzanne Wegryn, SVP/Senior Credit Officer                    Margaret Lanning, 1st Senior VP/Chief Credit Officer

Peapack-Gladstone Bank
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

Unity Bank
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:

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Posted in Continuing Education, Leadership, Professional Development, Training
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