“The Best Boss I Ever Had”: Investing in Great Managers
Wednesday, December 12 @ 10am MST
Answering “why did I become a manager?” is a hard question for many to answer. Generational, cultural, racial, gender, financial - the factors that divide peers are plentiful. Add to that the complexities of the manager and employee relationship, and it seems that being a good, effective manager is not as easy as it sounds. Or has it been the approach to how and who we promote as managers that has been the issue all along?
Join our panelists from General Electric and Mountain America Credit Union, as they share how cultivating future-ready leaders through carefully curated leadership learning pathways and development programs, and how these programs help:
- To understand and define which factors make a good manager, who is able to break down barriers through influence, rather than force
- Remove generational biases to uncover tremendous leadership talent
- To carefully, yet consistently, identify the next generation of high potential leadership cohorts based on prescriptively meticulous guidelines of leaders
- Enable their respective organizations to create a rich environment for ideas, innovation, and drive for success
VP of Talent Development, MACU
Jarron is the VP of Talent Development at Mountain America Credit Union. Prior to joining the team, he worked for two Fortune 50 companies, IBM and GE, where he was a well-known and recognized manager in his division world-wide. Jarron has a passion for educating, inspiring, and amusing his clients, teams, and peers.
His work has allowed him to travel the world, visiting clients and partners, where he focused his efforts on digital transformation for a variety of industries, such as Education, Finance, and Energy. He has worked to launch new learning management systems with his teams, all while streamlining content, creating new, more efficient tools, and empowering his team to be exceptional at what they do. His work, and the work of his team, was manifested in one company's highest satisfaction survey results. He recently began work partnering with a private higher education institution to assist in developing a new mastering leadership program that will catapult the leadership skillsets at Mountain America.
Global Learning Leader, XLP and CAS Career Accelerator Programs, GE
Amy develops the future leaders of GE. In her current role, she leads the curriculum strategy for GE's Career Accelerator programs for high potential employees.This includes the design and delivery of training to develop both core and functional capabilities for 800+ full time program participants. Program participants represent all GE businesses and are located throughout the world.
Amy has been a leader for GE's L&D initiatives for nearly a decade. Prior to GE, Amy pioneered leadership development programs at Morgan Stanley, Wells Fargo and March, Inc. She has a B.S. in Entrepreneurship and an M.B.A. from Babson College.