December 11 Evening Networking and Panel Discussion

  • 11 Dec 2013
  • 5:00 PM - 7:30 PM
  • Holiday Inn Fort Myers Airport 9931 Interstate Commerce Drive Fort Myers, FL 33913

December 11th, 2013

Networking Evening Event to Celebrate ELW

ASTD of Southwest Florida is celebrating “Employee Learning Week” in December!  The meeting will focus on businesses that believe in the importance and benefits of training and investing in their workforce.  It is important that we emphasize the significance of a well trained and informed staff, and ultimately how it affects the bottom line of any business or organization.

Please join us for an evening gathering where networking will be as important as the meeting! The informal meeting portion will include a distinguished panel from local businesses that will discuss their learning processes, with time for questions & answers.  Our guest panel includes:

  • Michael Cilla - Program Manager at Global HR Research
  • Dr. William Moskel - Organization Development and Leadership Coach
  • Todd Thomas, Sr. - Manager of Technical Training Sony Customer Experience Center

The event will be held at Holiday Inn at Towne Center from 5pm to 7:30pm. The first 45 minutes will be for networking followed by the panel and discussion with time at the end for additional networking, after all, it is the holiday season! We will be offering hors d'oeuvres and a cash bar. 

There is no charge for this special evening event, but we do ask that you please RSVP.

Holiday Inn Fort Myers Airport (Alico Road exit on I-75)

Please Click Below to Register, or let us know you can't make it.

Meet the Panelists

Michael Cilla Michael Cilla is the program manager for talent acquisition and pre-employment assessment at Global HR Research. Pursuant to that end, he has a solid background in Cross-Cultural Industrial-Organizational Psychology and a profound appreciation for the dynamics of sociocultural effects in personnel selection. Gamification is an emerging trend in Talent Management. As the emerging workforce demographic shifts more and more toward digital natives and millennials, games will continue to be extremely popular compared to legacy talent management programs. 


Dr Bill

Dr. Moskal, an architect of organization-wide change for over 35 years, specializes in Leadership Coaching, focusing on helping leaders manage change by modifying individual behavior and creating extraordinary teams.  Bill has installed Fastrack Teams and Employee Engagement Teams in over 200 organizations. Bill served as the first Corporate Director of Organization Development with Henry Ford Health System. He was Assistant Superintendent of the Peaceful Integration Project with the Archdiocesan Schools in Detroit, Michigan and an Associate Professor at Oakland University. Bill also taught as Adjunct Faculty with Seton Hall University and Hodges University. He also served as a Team and Leadership consultant with 14 Indian Health Service clinics and hospitals. He will discuss why Employee Engagement Doesn't Really Work.

Todd Thomas

Todd Thomas Sr. has over 20 years of experience in the Consumer Electronics industry.  He has worked for Sony Electronics for the past 18 years, with a brief stay at Chico’s sandwiched in between.  He has worked as a trainer for over 15 years, traveling to 8 countries while training, working to start up call centers, and promoting the Sony brand image.  He has designed, developed, and delivered training in multiple countries and environments.  He currently manages the Technical Training department at the Sony Customer Experience Center in Fort Myers, Florida.  “Training in a Multi-Cultural World with Multiple IT Infrastructures” Using his experiences he will discuss the trials and tribulations of moving training from a singular solution to multiple solutions that span the globe and encompass different cultures and infrastructures

We look forward to seeing you at this evening event as we close out the 2013 year.  If you have any questions please feel free to contact me.

Charlie Carpenter

VP of Communications and Technology, Southwest Florida Chapter of ASTD

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