Developing Capabilities of Young Emerging Leaders

  • 18 May 2016
  • 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
  • Udemy, 600 Harrison Street, 3rd Floor, San Francisco, CA 94107
  • 41


  • Current Golden Gate Chapter AND National Members
  • Mt Diablo / Sacramento Chapter Members
  • SBODN-South Bay Organizational Development Network
    NSA – National Speakers Association
    BAODN – Bay Area Organizational Development Network
    BAHREC – Bay Area Human Resources Executive Council
    ICF – International Coaching Federation
  • Requires code.

Please register before 5pm on May 17.

Join us in exploring how to  develop the capabilities of young emerging leaders during our upcoming networking and ​panel event where you'll h​ear both from industry experts and young leaders alike.

With Baby Boomers heading into retirement in droves and a lack of Generation-Xers to fill their shoes, Millennials (born roughly 1981 to 2000) are being thrust into leadership positions earlier than ever before. Yet according to a recent study in Training & Development magazine, 40 percent of these young folks say they don't feel they're entering the workforce equipped with sufficient leadership skills.

How are we addressing the development needs of these young emerging leaders?

That's the focus of our upcoming panel discussion and networking event co-hosted by the Association for Talent Development (ATD) Golden Gate Chapter and the Bay Area Organization Development Network (BAodn).

This will be a great opportunity to hear from experts in the field of leadership development, network with like-minded professionals, share your thoughts and experience and ask questions. Plus, there’s pizza and beer!

Discover how some organizations and learning professionals are currently approaching the development of young leaders and find out what knowledge and skills experts believe are most critical for them to develop.

You’ll learn answers to questions like:

  • What are the specific challenges that young leaders face as they approach leadership roles?
  • Do Millennials lack certain soft skills? What skills are most crucial for young leaders to be effective?
  • What resources exist both internally/externally for young leaders seeking development?
  • How do talent development professionals ensure young people are growing the necessary capabilities to be effective leaders?
  • Are any differences between younger and older leaders being noticed in the workplace? If so, what are they?



Terry Barton is the 2017 ATD Golden Gate President Elect and brings over 20 years of Management and Organizational Development experience to the chapter. She is currently Director of Systemwide Staff Development Programs at The University of California Office of the President and is the founding member and principal consultant of The Barton Group. Terry has held leadership positions in the retail, container shipping and biotech industries.

Passionate about learning, you might say she is “in the family business”; hailing from a long line of educators, coaches and consultants. Terry holds a Master of Science degree in Management and Organizational Development, which she earned from the University of San Francisco and has been an Adjunct Faculty member at Chabot College since 2005. Terry is an active member of several community groups and is a contributing author in the book Savvy Leadership Strategies for Women.

Laura Dannels is passionate about transforming organizations through their greatest asset, their people. A graduate of the UC Berkeley Executive Coaching Institute, a certified SPHR and an MBA by background, Laura has spent nine years aligning people strategies with business objectives. Her background includes designing and delivering leadership development programs, career planning, employee engagement, coaching, change leadership, organizational design and talent acquisition. Laura currently works as a Leadership Development Consultant at PG&E in San Francisco.

Paula Grace designs and manages leadership development initiative for organizations and is currently the Director of Organizational & Talent Development at New Relic. As president of her own consultancy for twenty years, she worked with a wide variety of non-profits and companies like DHL Worldwide Express and RingCentral to help them solve leadership problems and enhance their success through training and coaching.

Kyle Wild is the CEO/co-founder of Keen IO, a cloud-based analytics platform and API that lets businesses collect, explore and visualize data anywhere. As a former Googler on Google Analytics and lead engineer at several start-ups before founding Keen, Kyle has been a life-long student of social, cognitive and computer systems and has strived to build Keen IO as a values-driven organization that values Personal Agency and Continuous Learning.

Chelsea Kahler (Moderator) is passionate about helping others realize and reach their potential, which is why she’s chosen a career centered on collaborating with leadership teams to develop programs designed to attract, develop, motivate and retain productive, engaged employees. Chelsea received her MBA in 2014 and spent the last several years managing corporate training programs first as an external consultant then internally on the client-side. Most recently, she worked for Sephora’s corporate HQ in San Francisco managing the training and development for a team of 70 people.

Chelsea began as an ATD Golden Gate Chapter volunteer in 2014 and joined the board as Co-VP of Programs in 2015. She’s taken on a broader board position in 2016, helping her fellow board members on special projects and acting as secretary. She is excited to bring members this event on Leadership Development, a topic of great interest and importance to her.



6:00 – 7:00
Check-in; Networking; Pizza & Beer will be served.
7:00 – 7:50
Panel Discussion
7:50 – 8:10
Q & A
8:10 – 8:30

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