"CEO's Perspective and Expectations of Learning & Development in their Organization"
How can L&D create a competitive advantage for a company? What role should L&D play in their organization? And what do L&D professionals need to know to truly have a positive impact/be value-added?
At this Leadership and OD SIG meeting, we have an excellent opportunity to hear the answers to these and other questions directly from the CEOs of two prominent and well-respected organizations - Vertex, Inc. (Jeff Westphal) and DoubleStar, Inc. (Harry Griendling). They will share their viewpoints on the critical role learning and development plays in their companies.
We will also have ample opportunity for an interactive discussion through a question and answer period.
5:30 – 6:30 pm: Registration / Light Meal / Networking
6:30 – 8:00 pm: Program
Jeff Westphal – President and CEO of Vertex, Inc. (the leading provider of corporate tax software and services for companies of all sizes)
Harry Griendling – CEO of DoubleStar, Inc. (a leading consulting firm focused on implementing innovative and cost-effective recruitment, talent management, and human capital analytics solutions)
Sponsor: Vertex, Inc. (www.vertexinc.com)
Location: 1031 Old Cassatt Road, Berwyn, PA 19312
Note: When turning left into the Vertex complex from Old Cassatt Road, our meeting will be in the building on the RIGHT (the sign 1031 will be in front). Upon entering the 1031building, go upstairs (there is no elevator) and follow the signs to our meeting room.
If you have any questions, contact Mark Spool at (610) 986-4393.
About the Panelists:
Jeff Westphal is President, Chief Executive Officer and co-owner of Vertex Inc., the leading provider of corporate tax software and services for companies of all sizes, from small to medium-sized businesses to global multinationals.
In 1988, he joined the company founded by his father, Ray Westphal. During Jeff's tenure, Vertex was awarded one of the "Top Workplaces" in the Delaware Valley and "The Best Place to Work in Pennsylvania.” Since its start in 1978, Vertex has grown to around 900 professionals at its headquarters in the U.S. (Berwyn, PA) and its global offices in Europe, South America, and various locations in North America.
Harry Griendling is the founder and CEO of DoubleStar, Inc., one of the country's leading consulting firms focused on implementing innovative and cost-effective recruitment, talent management, and human capital analytics solutions for a global client base.Harry is widely recognized as a thought leader on recruiting and talent management practices, having authored and delivered numerous seminars and presentations at regional, national and international HR industry events. Under Harry's leadership, DoubleStar has appeared twice on the INC 500 list of America's Fastest Growing Companies and 6 times on the Philly 100 list of fastest growing private companies.