Congratulations to the 2019 LDP Award Winners!

Now Accepting Nominations for 2020

Have you done something extraordinary or creative this past year? Do you know of a colleague or peer who has? Nominate yourself, or a colleague the LDP Innovation Award.

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2019 LDP Award Winners

What is the LDP Innovation Award?




What was the business need and what was the potential impact of leaving the issue unaddressed? What was the measurable risk?


What was the proposed solution? What alternatives were explored? Why was the innovative idea/practice/process designed in the manner it was? Why was the proposed solution considered innovative?

Evaluation STrategy

What metrics were identified to be used in assessing the success of the innovative idea/practice/process. What was the plan for evaluation?


How was the innovative idea/practice/process implemented? What challenges were encountered and how were they addressed?


What measurable impact did the innovative idea/practice/process have on the business, the program and/or program participants?


LDP Connect is grateful to our volunteer evaluation committee

Angelisse Canady

Angelisse Canady

Leadership Development Program Manager

Angelisse Canady manages High Potential Programs for Lockheed Martin including the early career Leadership Development Program, diverse leadership focused Program Management Talent Initiative (PMTI) and Lead and Innovate for Tomorrow (LIFT), a program centered on the development of cross functional high potential senior managers. She has over 12 years’ experience with Lockheed Martin, holding various positions within Corporate Talent Management, HR Business Partner, EEO/Diversity, Labor Relations and Staffing. Mrs. Canady is a proud military wife. Her husband Marcus currently serves as a Commander in the United States Coast Guard assigned as the head of Operations at Air Station Corpus Christi. They have two children who keep them very busy and blessed.

Brenden Beckstein

Brenden Beckstein

Director, Organizational Effectiveness

Brenden Beckstein is an Organization Effectiveness leader at Raytheon where he partners with business and HR leadership to enable strategic organization culture change that drives increased business results. Over the past 20 years, Brenden’s held a variety of learning and development and talent management roles at Raytheon, Thermo Fisher Scientific, and Liberty Mutual where he demonstrates his passion for helping organizations, teams, and employees grow and succeed. He also teaches Organizational Behavior at Merrimack College and is a proud graduate of Providence College. He’s earned master’s degrees in Industrial and Organizational Psychology from the University of New Haven and Louisiana State University and is ABD (all but dissertation) from LSU.

Farah Bernier

Farah Bernier

Head of Human Resources

Farah Bernier is the Head of Human Resources for Google’s Android, Pixel, Play, Wear and Unicorn Product Area, and Founder & Principal Coach of Farah Bernier Coaching. Based on her extensive human resources and talent management experience, Ms. Bernier consults with senior leaders in the organization to assess both business and individual progression and partners across leadership teams to define and execute on agreed upon individual and team strategies for success. Ms. Bernier frequently delivers workshops on cultural dexterity, personal branding, and other various professional development focus areas. Ms. Bernier is a graduate of Boston College’s Carroll School of Management, earned her MBA in Global Studies and Entrepreneurship from Babson College, and her CPC and ELI-MP through the Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching.

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