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    • 18 May 2021
    • 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM (EDT)
    • Zoom

    Grit, Grace, & Gravitas: The Three Keys to Transforming Leadership, Presence and Impact

    Presented by Jane Firth and Andrea Zintz

    We are living and working in unprecedented times – where exemplary leadership is needed more than ever. Beginning with the onset of Covid19, we’ve encountered many unexpected challenges that have impacted our work and home environments and have had an emotional impact on all of our lives. Hundreds of articles attempt to describe the complexities involved, complexities that now have us standing together at the beginning of a new era in which exemplary leadership and teamwork is needed now, more than ever. It is an era calling for more harmony and a different type of precision and rigor that is less command and control; where leaders have the skills that allow them to foster cultures of collaboration, inspiration, and innovation.

    What skills are needed that help us effectively shape the exemplary leadership required for this new era? Through our work and research, we’ve found that while every leader is unique, exemplary leaders possess and lead through a combination of three critical, non-negotiable factors:

    1) they have grit—an uncompromising commitment to performance excellence and strategic focus, and

    2) they have gravitas—a depth of professional knowledge and competence that contributes to excellence in performance, and most importantly

    3) they have grace – with the two pillars of grace, which are reaction management and relationship intelligence Grace becomes their game-changer. 

    As leaders integrate the social-emotional skills of grace into their leadership, they will simultaneously increase the value of their grit (persistence and perseverance), and their gravitas (a depth of know-how and experience) that are critical to achieving success in this new era. Exemplary leaders will generate cultures in which people thrive and excel, and will be, as Kathryn Dill writes in the Wall Street Journal, “prized for being social-emotional experts.”

    We’ll provide a short abstract of our book ahead of time, and will walk through our framework, in preparation for our conversation. Together, we will discuss how the tools and stories from our book enhance development of one’s leadership presence and how it transforms the impact of one’s leadership.

    Andrea Zintz, Ph.D. specializes in executive and high potential leadership strategy, succession and development. She has over 45 years of experience in Leadership Development, Change Management, Human Resources Development and Training.  In her work in these areas, she designed and executed landmark work in the development of executives for their advancement, executive teams for strategic alignment and high performance, and with HR leaders and their role as internal coaches within their organizations.

    Andrea cultivated her experiences as a consultant, trainer; executive coach; the development of executives and hi-potential leaders; and in talent optimization and change management, working primarily within the diversified healthcare and pharmaceutical, defense, and retail industries. As Vice President of Human Resources and Management Board member of the Johnson & Johnson (J&J) subsidiary, Ortho Biotech, Inc., Andrea helped lead the growth of the company from $40 million to $500 million in a 6-year period and participated in launching 2 breakthrough biotech products that led the market.  

    Currently, Andrea is an executive coach, working primarily with senior and high-potential leaders in business units of Fortune 500 corporations and mid-sized companies in a variety of business sectors.  She has provided consulting services to companies in consumer products, pharmaceuticals, electronics, consumer health care, commercial real estate, energy, advertising, medical device, defense, manufacturing and financial services.  Andrea’s strategic focus is the development of a strong leadership pipeline.  She has deep expertise in raising self-awareness and creating high performance teams through coaching and mentoring.

    Andrea co-authored her first book, Orchestrating Sustainable Innovation: A Symphony in Sound Bites with Marilyn Blocker and Megan Mitchell. In addition to Andrea's section of the book regarding how to lead innovation, the book includes advice by best-selling authors, leading business consultants, educators from highly regarded academic institutions, and executives and practitioners at innovation-leading companies.

    Andrea and Jane Firth co-authored the book, Grit, Grace and Gravitas: The Three Keys for Transforming Leadership, Presence and impact. It offers fresh ideas, stories, and tools that help leaders to become exemplary. Readers learn how grace, and the way it enhances the impact of their grit and gravitas, is the game-changing strength of exemplary leadership and executive presence. Here is the link to their website: http://www.gritgracegravitas.com.

    Andrea received her M.A. and Ph.D. from Fielding Graduate University and is a member of the National OD Network.  To learn more about Andrea’s background and work, go to http://www.strategicleadershipresources.com or http://www.linkedin.com/in/andrea-zintz.

    Jane Firth advises executives and their teams, and provides deep expertise in the areas of leadership, performance, and executive presence. For her outstanding work Jane was awarded the Philadelphia Business Journal’s Women of Distinction Award.

    As an industry innovator, Jane has created state of the art leadership development programs and tools. Her studies in human behavior, executive performance, and organizational culture combined with her expertise as an executive coach led to the development of concepts and models now revealed in Grit, Grace and Gravitas, the Three Keys to Transforming Leadership, Presence and Impact, co-written with Andrea Zintz. Jane’s other programs include The Inspiritor Generative Leadership Program, Mastering the Complexities of Change Leadership, The Executive Empowerment Program: Leadership, Identity and Executive Presence.

    In addition to her work with executives, professionals, entrepreneurs, consultants and philanthropists, Jane has been a champion for women executives and advancing women’s roles on executive teams and corporate boards.

    A member of the Forum of Executive Women, Jane chaired the Women in Executive Leadership and Governance Committee of the Forum of Executive Women dedicated to increasing women’s participation on public, private, and not for profit Boards, and in the executive suites of regional companies. She has been a strategic partner in developing the Forum’s ‘Within the Boardroom’ program series and Women in Leadership A Status Report: Women in Boardrooms, Executive Suites and Elected Offices.

    Jane has an M.S. in Organizational Dynamics from the University of Pennsylvania and has completed extensive studies in Leadership, the Psychology of Leadership, Transformational Leadership, Human Potential, Human Behavior and Development, Educational Psychology, Art Therapy, Psychoanalytic Theory, and Eastern Philosophies.

    Jane is a co-founding partner of Globalislocal, a collaborative funding partnership investing in solutions to poverty in Africa, Asia, and Latin America. Also a founder of the Beyond Our Differences Foundation, Jane was a strategic advisor in the creation of the award-winning documentary film of the same name, which premiered on PBS on Bill Moyers Journal. Jane served on the Board of Advisors of the National Disease Research Interchange and the Board of the Forum of Executive Women. She currently serves on the Board of Governors of The Pyramid Club. Jane is a Founder of the University of Pennsylvania Center for Organizational Dynamics and a Founder of the Psychoanalytic Coaches Association.


    • 20 May 2021
    • 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM (EDT)
    • Zoom

    Join us for a brainstorming session to help out one of our SIG members who is looking for:

    • Best practices
    • Case studies (where it worked or didn't)
    • Innovative ideas

    to help foster higher employee engagement and better diversity and equity outcomes across a global organization that has:

    • manufacturing, 
    • retail sales and marketing
    • R&D
    • Support functions 

    in multiple sites 

    Register here or email Rich McLaughlin at rmclaughlinNJ@gmail.com to reserve a spot.

    • 26 May 2021
    • 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM (EDT)
    • Zoom Meeting

    ATD Mid New Jersey is proud to participate in the ATD Regional Webinar Series. This collaboration of 6 ATD chapters (including Eastern PA, Greater Philadelphia, Mid NJ, Northern NJ, Long Island & New York City) is bringing together the best of our networks to provide world class presenters and content.  We look forward to sharing these webinars with you throughout 2021.

    People often tell you, "Think out of the box," but no one tells you what the box is, or how to think out of it. 

    In our session we will take the phrase think out of the box literally, and create a physical box that represents the unconscious short cuts of our thinking that serve us most of the time but sometimes get in the way of getting what we really want. 

    The BX is not just about creativity, it is about mindset change to improved results. We don't just think out of the box, we need to think into a better box by making conscious adjustments to our unconscious thinking. 

    The delivery of this webinar is a mixture of metaphor, storytelling, self-reflection, personal sharing, mindfulness and goal achievement. 

    This webinar is particularly well suited for those who:

    • are facing change
    • are unable to achieve goals or targets
    • want a more creative approach to life's challenges
    • want a simple tool for living in a VUCA world
    • hate the cliche, "Think out of the box"

    Jimbo Clark is the founder of InnoGreat, a consulting firm which focuses on creativity and innovation in the decision-making process. He helps leadership teams and organizations solve challenging situations with improved thinking aligned to a shared vision of the future.

    Jimbo has worked with more than 40 Fortune 500 companies in more than 25 countries. He has trained and certified 200 facilitators in his methodology, and is equally capable in face to face or virtual delivery.

    Jimbo is the creator of Thinking in and Out of the Box, a mindset improvement tool used around the world to increase creativity, empathy and inclusion. He is also co-founder of Brains on the Beach with whom he co-created the ClockWise creative innovation methodology.

    • 02 Jun 2021
    • 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM (EDT)
    • Virtual

    Once a quarter, come join us for our Mid New Jersey Chapter ATD Member Experiences.

    During our 1-hour together, chapter members + guests will network with each other - catch up and meet new people!

    With our new platform, Wonder, feel free to come to by our "roundtable" to hear about chapter updates, chapter member & ATD resources, and so much more!   We’re excited to see you there!

    Are you constantly busy with getting work done, but never connecting with others about more resources, finding better ways to do things, or sharing what it is you do? Come to this event to accomplish all of this with others in the L&D industry and more!

    • 08 Jun 2021
    • 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM (EDT)
    • Zoom

    Learning Objectives:

    • Session attendees will learn how to identify talent development program outcomes.
    • Session attendees will learn how to develop a data driven story based on their talent development program outcomes.

    Human resources professionals often face challenges measuring the ROI of talent development programs. Organizational investments into tech platforms, training programs, and executive coaching often deliver value that HR professionals struggle with identifying. The present program will show attendees how to measure the return on investment of talent development programs. Session attendees will learn how to identify appropriate criteria for talent development program outcomes. Then using those criteria how they can tell the story of their talent development programs’ effectiveness.

    Dr. Sy Islam has over 10 years of experience in a variety of corporate, academic, and applied settings. He is a co-founder and a Vice President of Consulting with Talent Metrics and an Associate Professor of Industrial Organizational psychology at Farmingdale State College. Dr. Islam won the Society for Industrial-Organizational Psychology’s Scientist-Practitioner Presidential Recognition Award for his focus on science driven practices in training and talent development and won the Farmingdale State College Center for Technology, Learning, and Teaching’s Faculty Mentorship award. Through Talent Metrics he has consulted with fortune 100 companies like IBM and sports teams like the Florida Panthers. His research has been published in “Learning and Individual Differences” and the “Journal of Management and Innovation”. His book co-authored with Dr. Gordon Schmidt “Leaders Assemble! Leadership in the Marvel Cinematic Universe” will be published in 2022.  

Past events

06 May 2021 ATD NYC Chapter: DE&I: What’s Talent Development (TD) Got to Do with It? with Juliet Hart
05 May 2021 Onboarding: A Virtual Path to Success
28 Apr 2021 ATD Regional Webinar: Addressing Diversity, Equity and Inclusion: Going Beyond the Benchmark - Alethea Marie Batts
22 Apr 2021 Overview of the ATD Talent Development Model
15 Apr 2021 Facilitation SIG April Meeting
13 Apr 2021 Results through Relationships Intelligence with the Strength Deployment Inventory 2.0
07 Apr 2021 Technology SIG April Meeting: Augmented Reality with BUNDLAR - Speaker: Matt Wren
24 Mar 2021 ATD Regional Webinar: Your Virtual Presence: How to Authentically Engage and Connect in any Situation
11 Mar 2021 Meet the Author - Kevin Eikenberry
11 Mar 2021 ATD-PHL Chapter: The Evolving Role of the Learning Leader
09 Mar 2021 Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DE&I) Panel Event
24 Feb 2021 ATD Regional Webinar: Professional Development for Instructional Designers
17 Feb 2021 Member Experience Winter 2021
09 Feb 2021 Inclusion and Team Decision-Making: Creating Psychological Safety in the Team
27 Jan 2021 Regional Webinar Series: The Role & Use of Assessments in Learning & Development
30 Dec 2020 Regional Webinar Series: Why Learning Operations Matters & How You Can Put It Into Action Today
16 Dec 2020 Holiday Party
08 Dec 2020 Conflict – NOT Combat! with Kimi Hirotsu Ziemski
02 Dec 2020 ATD-PHL Chapter Virtual Networking Event
25 Nov 2020 Regional Webinar Series: It’s time for Online Blended Training!
10 Nov 2020 The Evolution of Onboarding and Development – Where Does Your Journey Begin? with Stephanie Stevens
28 Oct 2020 Regional Webinar Series: How to Show Evidence of Learning Impact
15 Oct 2020 Building Blocks of Transformation: Three Things That Change Everything with Malkia Payton-Jackson
29 Sep 2020 Technology Showcase 2020 (9/29-10/1/2020)
29 Sep 2020 Technology Showcase 2020 Sponsor Registration
15 Sep 2020 Chapter Meeting - Guest: Andre Young (The Leader's 7)
03 Sep 2020 Digital Transformation and L&D: How Are You Positioned? with Sabrina Teekah
27 Aug 2020 Make the Most of Microsoft Teams: Meet, Instruct, Collaborate with Rich Atkins
26 Aug 2020 Regional Webinar Series: Unleash The Power on Your Team!
20 Aug 2020 Large System Change Approaches: Compliance or Commitment
29 Jul 2020 Regional Webinar Series: Master your Digital Body Language
10 Jul 2020 ATD Forte Executive Webinar Series: July 10: Tij Nerurkar, Academy Head - North America at Cognizant Technology Solutions Topic: Learning Experience Platforms
09 Jul 2020 Bi-Weekly Meeting - Zoom, Google Meet, Microsoft Teams - What works best for you?
26 Jun 2020 ATD Forte Executive Webinar Series: June 26: Todd Maddox, PhD, Data Scientist, IKONA Health
25 Jun 2020 Bi-Weekly Meeting - Designing Leadership and Soft Skills for Online/Blended Learning
24 Jun 2020 Regional Webinar Series: Harnessing Community and Connection in Online Environments for Impact
18 Jun 2020 Essentials of Organizational Design
12 Jun 2020 ATD Forte Executive Webinar Series: June 12: Peter Mostachetti, Global Leader, Workforce Transformation at IBM
11 Jun 2020 Weekly Meeting - Productively Funny
03 Jun 2020 Better eLearning with Chatbots by Alex Salas
03 Jun 2020 Better eLearning with Chatbots by Alex Salas
29 May 2020 ATD Forte Executive Webinar Series: May 29: KC Blonski, North American Corporate Learning and Government Solutions Lead for the American Management Association (AMA)
28 May 2020 Weekly Meeting - Breakout Bonanza
27 May 2020 Regional Webinar Series: Smart Choices for Digital Delivery: VILT, Asynchronous e-Learning & Beyond
22 May 2020 ATD Forte Executive Webinar Series: May 22: Matthew Kleinman, PhD, VP Organizational Effectiveness & Work Science at Gartner
21 May 2020 Tapping Team Creativity and Innovation Remotely
21 May 2020 Weekly Meeting - Optimism and Resilience: Managing the People Side of Change with Sarah Scala
15 May 2020 ATD Forte Executive Webinar Series: May 15: Stephanie Trotter, Executive Coach, GSK Group Coaching: Creating Connection Through Conversations
14 May 2020 Weekly Meeting: Mindful Leadership with Joshua Ehrlich
08 May 2020 ATD Forte Executive Webinar Series: Cameron Hedrick, CLO, Citi
07 May 2020 Weekly Meeting: Selecting the Best Web Conferencing Tool for Your Audience with Nick Floro
06 May 2020 Technology SIG: Essentials of Question Writing and Reviewing, James Lehman
01 May 2020 ATD Forte Executive Webinar Series: Michael Casale, PhD, Chief Science Officer, STRIVR
30 Apr 2020 Weekly Meeting: Webinar-Based Icebreaker & Exercises to Stimulate Engagement with a Virtual Audience
29 Apr 2020 Regional Webinar Series: Sales Enablement: Improving Sales Performance through Great Training (Roger Grannis)
24 Apr 2020 ATD Forte Executive Webinar Series: Ruth Gotian, EdD, MS, Assistant Dean for Mentoring & CLO in Anesthesiology, Weill Cornell Medicine
23 Apr 2020 Weekly Meeting: 5 Simple Rules to Become An Explanation Expert
17 Apr 2020 ATD Forte Executive Webinar Series: Jeanine DeFalco, PhD, Adaptive Research Scientist, CCDC-STTC Army Futures Command
16 Apr 2020 Faciliation SIG: Creating "Psychological Safety" in Team Meetings/Training
16 Apr 2020 Join a Degreed Online Event
10 Apr 2020 ATD Forte Executive Webinar Series: JD Dillon, Chief Learning Architect, Axonify
09 Apr 2020 Weekly Meeting: What is the next thing you and your organization are working on to prepare for the future months of remote work?
02 Apr 2020 Weekly Meeting: How is your business changing to adapt to the recent radical changes in society?
26 Mar 2020 Virtual Tips and Tricks Webinar
25 Mar 2020 Regional Webinar Series: Evaluating AI Tools for Hiring and Talent Development
10 Mar 2020 Trends of the Industry
04 Mar 2020 Technology SIG: Meeting March 2020 (Virtual) 5 Simple Rules to Become an Explanation Expert featuring mysimpleshow
26 Feb 2020 Change Management SIG: Kick-Off Meeting - February 2020
26 Feb 2020 Regional Webinar Series: Story Design in Real Life, from Analysis to Delivery
20 Feb 2020 Facilitation SIG: Opening the Oyster: Methods to Increase Participation in Decision Making of People who Do Not Want to Participate
11 Feb 2020 Learning & Development in the Future of Work
05 Feb 2020 Technology SIG: Meeting February 2020
29 Jan 2020 Regional Webinar Series: Preparing Today's Workforce for Tomorrow
15 Jan 2020 Happy New Year Networking
08 Jan 2020 Technology SIG Meeting January 2020 (Virtual)
19 Dec 2019 Facilitation & Experiential Learning SIG Group Meeting December 2019
12 Dec 2019 L&D Topics Roundtable - Mid New Jersey ATD and L&D Philadelphia
21 Nov 2019 Facilitation & Experiential Learning SIG Group Meeting November 2019
21 Nov 2019 ATD North New Jersey: Executive Round Table
06 Nov 2019 Technology SIG Meeting November 2019 (Virtual)
04 Nov 2019 Networking Event - Mid New Jersey ATD
02 Oct 2019 ATD NYC Chapter Networking Event:Bryant Park October Fest
02 Oct 2019 Mid New Jersey ATD - 2019 Technology Showcase
04 Sep 2019 Technology SIG Meeting September 2019
20 Aug 2019 Facilitation & Experiential Learning SIG - August 20, 2019
13 Aug 2019 Joint Chapter Networking Event with Northern New Jersey ATD Chapter
07 Aug 2019 Tech SIG Meeting August 7, 2019
22 Jul 2019 Change Management SIG Kick-Off Meeting - July 2019
10 Jul 2019 Tech SIG Meeting July 2019
05 Jun 2019 June Technology SIG
21 May 2019 "Meetup" at ATD ICE 2019 in Washington DC!
07 May 2019 Trends of the Industry
01 May 2019 Technology SIG
09 Apr 2019 Networking Event - Mid New Jersey ATD
19 Feb 2019 C-Suite Secrets: Getting to "Yes"at Your Next Executive Level Presentation
10 Dec 2018 December Social
14 Nov 2018 Networking and Whitespace Event: Change Management in the Workplace, get help with YOUR current challenges!
13 Sep 2018 Boost Your Impact: Create Higher Engagement by Training "Outside the Box" Thru Experiential Learning
12 Sep 2018 Articulate Storyline 3 for Beginners
14 Aug 2018 Joint Chapter Networking Event
15 Jun 2018 Client/Supplier Relationships: Win-Win Strategies that Work!
16 May 2018 Articulate Storyline for Beginners
17 Apr 2018 Mid New Jersey ATD - 2018 Technology Showcase
06 Mar 2018 Trends of the Industry- Panel Discussion Event
23 Jan 2018 New Year Networking and Talk about Technology
02 Dec 2017 Mid New Jersey ATD - December Luncheon
14 Sep 2017 Mid New Jersey ATD Networking Event
17 Aug 2017 Northern New Jersey and Mid New Jersey ATD - Joint Chapter Networking Event
04 Apr 2017 An Evening with Andrea Proccacino - Vice President & Chief Learning Officer at New York-Presbyterian Hospital (NYP)
30 Jan 2017 New Year / New Relationships
18 Nov 2016 Pricing Your Services Webinar
26 Oct 2016 The Essentials of Story: Using the Power of Storytelling to Engage, Enrich, and Influence Others
24 Aug 2016 Northern New Jersey ATD & Mid New Jersey ATD Joint Chapter Event
07 Jun 2016 Trends in Management & Leadership Development
07 Apr 2016 NNJ ATD Sponsored Event: Mastering Storytelling for Maximum Impact.
24 Mar 2016 2016 Kick Off Meeting
15 Oct 2015 What is YOUR pressing Talent Development Challenge?
26 Aug 2015 Northern New Jersey ATD & Mid New Jersey ATD Joint Networking Event
19 Mar 2015 Networking Meeting and Elections
17 Feb 2015 Lunch and Learn: Mobile Learning
26 Aug 2014 Mid NJ and NNJ Joint Networking Event
10 Jun 2014 Wisdom for Balance, Resilience, Leadership & Change
13 May 2014 The Human Touch: When Emails and Texts Aren't Enough
09 Apr 2014 New Learning Technologies for 2014
04 Mar 2014 Walking the Talk
16 Nov 2013 Adobe Captivate 7.0 - The Basics
12 Nov 2013 Gallup’s Approach to Organizational Success using the Clifton StrengthsFinder
16 Sep 2013 LinkedIn learning executive presents case study: How LinkedIn developed their internal learning platform for informal learning, formal learning, and peer-to-peer knowledge sharing
08 May 2013 (Webinar) Rethinking Learning Design for the 21st Century: A Whack on the Side of the Head
23 Apr 2013 7th Annual Technology Showcase - From Mobile Learning to Gamification
13 Mar 2013 Building an Accountable Organization: “ No Excuses”
05 Mar 2013 Life Sciences SIG Meeting, "A Culture of Compliance—Learning & Development’s Role in Leading the Charge"
05 Dec 2012 How to Be a Productivity Rock Star
17 Oct 2012 The Business of You! Balance Your Life, Reduce Your Stress & Double Your Productivity
19 Sep 2012 What Everyone Must Know about Learning 2.0
13 Sep 2012 Adobe Captivate 6.0 - The Basics
20 Jun 2012 Accelerating Performance Through a Clear and Effective Mobile Strategy
29 May 2012 Social Media as a Communication and Learning Asset: Life Sciences Special Interest Group (SIG) Meeting
16 May 2012 Influence With Impact: Proven Guidelines to Gain Others’ Commitment and Support
19 Apr 2012 Change Management -T&D’s Role in Moving from Strategy to Successful Execution
22 Mar 2012 Nuts & Bolts of Talent Management with Global Best Practices
09 Feb 2012 Going Global: Taking Your Training to Tahiti (or Tel Aviv)
27 Jan 2012 Managing the Learning Function, Life Sciences Special Interest Group (SIG) Kickoff Meeting
07 Dec 2011 Mid NJ ASTD Learning Awards and Holiday Gala
16 Nov 2011 6th Annual Technology Showcase - Technology Touchdown
11 Oct 2011 Webinar-The Fallacy of ROI Calculations
27 Sep 2011 Become an Authentic Leader - Inspire Results
09 Jun 2011 Tips to Becoming an E-Learning Pro
08 Jun 2011 Joint Meeting with ASTD-Philly: How to Cultivate Shared Practice Communities
08 Jun 2011 Sales Coaching for Business Impact Certificate Program
07 Jun 2011 2nd Annual Sales L&D Best Practices Showcase-Developing 21st Century Sales Leaders
18 May 2011 Webinar-Facilitating Organizational Change
13 Apr 2011 Don Kirkpatrick-His Final Tour-Four Levels of Evaluation - Meet a Legend!
24 Mar 2011 VideoCharisma: Discover Your On-Camera Star Quality!
24 Feb 2011 Elminated, Now What?
20 Jan 2011 Informal Learning, Are We Missing a HUGE Opportunity?
31 Dec 2000 Presenter Proposal Form

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Princeton, NJ 08543

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