November 13, 2023
TIME: 12:00 - 12:55 pm
Coffee Chat & Career Paths! (Virtual Event)
Join us for an informal coffee chat - a time for our members to connect!
All are invited to help us continue to grow the connections and support that we as long-term members already know and enjoy! If you are new to our chapter, have questions about your membership, or want to learn more about becoming a member, this is the perfect event for you!
These informal events are also a great way to get to know your board members, other members and local TD professionals, and share and learn with one another.
This Coffee Chat starts at 12 PM—bring yourself, your lunch, and your coffee!
Topic for this month's chat:
In this month's Coffee Chat, we'll focus on our individual career paths: where have we been, what got us here, and where are we hoping to go?
Come ready to share your journey and any ideas you have on how to support each other in exploring career options in the Talent development space!
12:00 - 12:05 pm Welcome & grab your coffee
12:05 - 12:50 pm Discussion
12:50 - 12:55 pm Meeting Close
- Chapter members = Free
- Student members = Free
- Non-member guests = $10
Registrations are not considered definite or confirmed until payment has been submitted.
About the Facilitator: Jen Laidlaw
Jen Laidlaw is the current president of our chapter and owner of TeamWerks Talent Development and Consulting where she supports small businesses in team and leadership training with a focus on values and positive company culture.
Jen spent over 20 years in manufacturing and digital marketing before starting her own practice. Her experience includes:
- training and coaching front-line leaders
- applying agile practices to cross-discipline teams and managers
- developing custom learning programs to nurture and solidify positive company culture
Her training focuses on the learner experience, engaging participants for learning that has meaningful outcomes including increased team satisfaction and retention, a sustained people-focused culture, and increased profitability.
She partners with owners to solve talent development problems by creating learning experiences that are honest, fun, practical, and effective.
Jen is also a speaker for local WXW and SHRM chapters as well as a current board member of the New Enterprise Forum (NEF).
Her belief: For training to be truly successful, something must feel different afterward!