Monthly Chapter Meeting: Developing an Impactful and Effective Learning Culture
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When: 6/12/2019
11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Where: Corporate College East
4400 Richmond Rd.
Warrensville Heights, Ohio  44128
United States
Contact: Pam Smith, CSHRM Administrator
440.940.6534 vm/216.533.3661 cell

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Monthly Chapter Meeting

Session Title - Developing an Impactful and Effective Learning Culture

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Date:  Wednesday, June 12, 2019 (11:30 AM - 1:30 PM) - Live Webcast Also Available

Session Description:

A panel of learning experts will discuss their strategic philosophy and execution advice when developing and implementing a learning culture within an organization that is focused on improving the results of the organization while enhancing the effectiveness of your talent management strategy.

Learning Objectives:

1.       Explore new and progressive ways to develop a learning culture strategy into an organization

2.       Connecting the dots between the investment made in learning resources to a return on investment from the organization

3.       Discuss lessons learned and best practices when implementing and executing a learning culture that receives organizational-wide buy-in


Jill Windelspecht, Talent Specialists

Jill Windelspecht is an Organization Consultant, Executive Coach, National Speaker, Podcaster and Leadership Trainer who partners with executives and their teams achieve their business strategies by creating organizational climates that lead to lifelong prosperity. Jill brings over 20 years of global experience in talent management and organization effectiveness, working internally with executives and their teams in 15 countries in organizations including Eaton, Honeywell and FirstEnergy. In addition to leading herown executive consulting organization, she is an Executive Coach with Korn Ferry, Executive Consultant with Predictive Index and is the Cleveland Chapter President of IAW (International Association of Women).  She holds a Masters in Organizational Behavior, Executive Masters in Neuroleadership, Bachelors in Psychology and Sociology, coaching certifications from Gestalt Institute, Weatherhead (Emotional Intelligence) and the John Maxwell Team. Organization Design certification through the University of Southern California – Center for Effective Organizations, Performance Management Innovation & Human Capital Strategist certifications through Human Capital Institute (HCI), Organization Change Practitioner certification with Prosci and Six Sigma Green & Black Belt.


Chris Hatala, Games Done Legit

After graduating from the Ohio State University with a bachelor's in journalism, as part of his hobby of videogaming, Chris Hatala traveled the country to compete in gaming competitions. Soon after he co-founded what became the world's second-largest tournament. Seven years later, he'd found his passion -- making people smile through special events -- and he saw how the social, uniting, motivational power of gaming could add an exciting new dimension to corporate events, training, and team building. Chris's latest initiative is using virtual reality to reimagine job training while he aims to find work-life balance with his wife, Cait, and their newborn baby, Josie.


Jeff Berquist, Heinen’s

Jeff Berquist has worked for Heinens since 2003 and currently serves as a Training & Development Specialist.  Jeff is responsible for running all the leadership programs, overseeing our learning management system and creating and implementing a competency model for the organization.  Previously, Jeff worked as a store manager. Jeff graduated from Cleveland State University with a degree in Early Childhood Education.  He has a passion for leadership and development.  You can find Jeff rooting for the Ohio State Buckeyes or any of the Cleveland sports teams.  You can also find Jeff devoting his time to his wife of 9 years and his 3 boys.


John Bernatovicz, Willory (Moderator)

John is the President and Founder of Willory, a staffing and consulting firm solely focused in HR and payroll. Willory has achieved great results including NorthCoast 99, Weatherhead 100, Crain's 52, and Inc. 5000 John was an Academic All-American in Golf at Kent State University and has played in three United States Golf Association events. He began his professional career at ADP, one of the world's largest payroll and HR outsourcing solutions providers. Following his successful career at ADP and preceding the establishment of Willory, John joined a boutique search and consulting firm as a partner, where he expanded his expertise into successfully growing a staffing practice. John has spoken at local and regional events including American Payroll Association, DisruptHR, Ohio Conference for Payroll Professionals, and many others. Married since 1997, John is a life-long Northeast Ohio resident, has two wonderful children, loves to golf, coach football, Cleveland sports teams (he is a die-hard), and runs the Akron Marathon relay race alongside other members of the Willory team.

Lunch Buffet will be served.

This program has been approved for 1.25 SHRM PDCs.

This program has been pre-approved for 1.25 Business re-certification credits.

Location:  Corporate College East

Date:  Wednesday, June 12, 2019


Registration/Networking: 11:30 AM - 11:50 AM

Welcome/Announcements: 11:50 AM - 12:15 PM

Lunch/Program (Webcast) 12:15 PM - 1:30 PM

RSVP by Friday, June 7th at NOON!


Cleveland SHRM Member: $30
Nonmembers/Guests: $40
Students/Members in Transition: $15

Can't attend in person?

We also do a live broadcast of the event. Registration costs are the same to help cover
the costs incurred to provide this service.  Access information will be sent once registration payment has been received.


Cleveland SHRM is committed to the full inclusion of all its members. As part of this commitment starting January 2017, CSHRM will make every attempt to ensure that all members with disabilities are provided a reasonable accommodation to participate to the highest degree possible in all CSHRM activities. Accommodations will be provided to CSHRM members through collaborative efforts with the Cuyahoga County Board of Developmental Disabilities, local non-profits, and other community organizations to acquire accommodations that are being provided to CSHRM members.

To request an accommodation for a workshop or CSHRM activity, please contact the Reasonable Accommodation Coordinator below.
Katti Sorboro
: Email:  Text: 330.990.3046


RSVP by Friday, June 7th by NOON!