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The Leadership and Organizational Development (L&OD) SIG is for talent development professionals who are interested in learning more about what enables organizations to be highly successful in terms of employee engagement, highly skilled workforce, excellent talent development systems, learning/development culture, etc.

A unique feature of the L&OD SIG is that the speakers hold senior-level leadership positions (CEO, CLO, VP or Director) within organizations from various industries. They focus on achievements, future initiatives, major business challenges, and how their organizations and talent development functions address these challenges. The format is panel, roundtable or speaker, and is highly interactive.

A few examples of past programs include “How a "Putting People First" Culture Drives Business Results”, “Learning & Development in a Global Organization”, “Aligning Talent Development with the Business Strategy”, and our annual “CEOs’ Perspective and Expectations of Talent Development”.

Come learn what’s important from the perspective of executive leadership and to how L&D/talent development can make a difference. 

Click here to find out more about our L&OD SIG Lead

Mark Spool

Mark Spool, Ph.D. is President of Management Development Solutions, a leadership development consulting firm that helps organizations achieve their vision and results through exemplary management practices.

Mark is a pragmatic, results-oriented professional, He has over 30 years experience in leadership development, working inside companies as a leadership development executive and as an external consultant. He has consulted for many organizations across a variety of industries (manufacturing, finance, retail, pharmaceutical, food & beverage, petrol-chemical, health services, family-owned businesses and non-for-profit organizations).

Justin Schakelman

I'm currently Director of Learning & Leadership Development for Citadel, a top-ranked federal credit union, and one of Greater Philadelphia’s largest, locally owned financial institutions with more than $4.5B in assets. I take an entrepreneurial approach to the toughest challenges and get energy from big ideas. I've spent more than 20 years helping organizations of all sizes grow with innovative learning strategies and solutions. My work and commentary have been featured on CBS News, ABC, CBS MoneyWatch, MarketWatch, NPR, USA Today, Philadelphia Inquirer, The News Journal, as well as peer-reviewed academic publications.

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