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Monthly Program: April 2020 - VIRTUAL ONLY

  • 23 Apr 2020
  • 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
  • https://zoom.us/j/322731779
  • 25


  • Prospective Member - limit one event per year. Discounted due to virtual only.
  • TODN/ICF Member. Discounted due to virtual only.

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Learning Leaders Panel


Due to recommendations in response to COVID-19, this event is now virtual only and non-member registrations will be discounted. 

If you experience a problem logging into the zoom meeting, email us at zoom.host.atdrta@gmail.com.

ATD Capabilities: Collaboration & Leadership, Lifelong Learning, Career & Leadership Development, Talent Strategy & Management, and Future Readiness


Moderated by Jim Reklis (Reklis Consulting), the Learning Leaders Panel will feature innovate leaders from the Triangle's top businesses. This session will feature open networking, a moderated panel, and a Q&A session.

This event is designed with you in mind! In order to meet the needs of our diverse membership, we've made every effort to ensure that the session is engaging to you no matter where you are in your career - a student looking for your first role, a tenured professional staying on top of industry trends, or a learning leader yourself engaging with your peers.

We encourage you to bring your boss! This event is a great opportunity to showcase what you love about your profession and what makes you want to be a part of our chapter. When you register yourself, use the "add a guest" feature to bring your boss (or co-worker, friend, etc.) for free!

We will provide drinks and appetizers for attendees.


Michael Grant, AICPA

Experienced Learning and Development professional specializing in instructional design for adult learning, interactive media, global eLearning design and development, serious games, blended learning design, curricula development, LMS management, process improvement and project management. 

Throughout my 15 year career, I have helped lead L&D teams, and instructionally designed and developed effective learning solutions for Fortune 500 companies. I have traveled extensively conducting professional presentations on my research and expertise in leveraging eLearning and interactive technology for positive behavior change and measurable human performance improvement.

Mike Davis, Trial Card

Mike Davis is the Vice President of Learning & Development at Trial Card, a technology-enabled pharmaceutical solutions company based in Morrisville.  Over the past year, Mike has also grown the relationship between Trial Card and ATD RTA.

Sarah Polasik, Genworth

Sarah currently leads Talent Development at Genworth Mortgage Insurance. Throughout her 8 years at Genworth, she has held built expertise in technical training, curriculum design and delivery, and creating and managing strategic talent initiatives, specifically around early career talent and manager capabilities. She has previously worked for the NC State University Communication Department, the Duke University Career Center and Hilton Hotels Human Resources. She is particularly passionate about how to build creative skill-growth solutions to support the a values-based organizational culture. In her spare time, Sarah enjoys watching her kids’ sports and activities (hockey in particular!) and spending time with her family whether on the move, on vacation, or in front of a good movie.  

Maureen Farmer, PPD

Maureen Farmer is Director, Enterprise Learning at PPD. She is responsible to drive the overall strategy for the global learning services delivery group, including instructional design, development, delivery and program management of key programs. Maureen has a Bachelor of Science degree in Dietetics from Indiana University of Pennsylvania and Master of Science degree in Training and Organizational Development from St. Joseph’s University. She is a registered dietitian, a certified Prosci change management practitioner and train-the-trainer.

Maureen is active in the local ATD Chapter, previously serving as a SIG Specialist for the Learning Trends SIG and currently, being a member of the learning executive
forum. Maureen has over 20 years’ experience in the learning and development industry including healthcare, biotechnology and banking. Her passion in supporting the professional development of others is evident through her focus on learner-centered learning solutions, mentoring and coaching. 


Jim Reklis, Center for Coaching Excellence

Jim began his own signature business, Reklis Coaching and Consulting, with a vision to maximize leaders potential for lasting influence. Drawing from his 30+ years in leadership and training, Jim's experience includes working as a leader in nonprofits and a consultant and coach for entrepreneurs, business leaders, non-profits, and churches in the US and internationally. Jim has a Master of Leadership, holds a professional coach certification, trains professional coaches with the Center for Coaching Excellence and has also served as an associate trainer with John Maxwell's Equip International.

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