LDP Connect Webinars

NEW!  Starting in October 2018, LDP Connect is launching monthly webinars on various topics of interest to the community. Access is free to LDP Connect members of all levels (with a nominal fee for non-members). Whether you’d like to actively join the discussion or sit in the background and learn, our webinars will provide actionable takeaways.  See below for upcoming webinars.


October 2018 Webinar: “Uncovering Hidden Potential”

How much of your interview process is based on “gut feel” and pre-existing biases – even though you have a well-thought out selection framework?  How often do your interviewers (particularly executives) ignore your competency-based selection framework during an interview and just have a “conversation” with an applicant? How many hires have you made who were a good fit for a job, or a particular manager, rather than a fit for your program?

Selection bias can derail your program’s strategic value, and cause you to miss great talent. How can you minimize it? Join Katy Campbell and Kim Gaber of DDI for a practical talk on eliminating institutional bias in your selection process. Learn about how your systematic, data-driven approach can be sold to your interviewers so that they support your program’s mission – and not just their short-term need for an employee. 

October 25, 2018

12:00 pm eastern

November 2018 Webinar: “Good Manager (or Terrible Boss”)?

What sort of manager should you be helping your program participants become? What are the traits employees associate with great managers, so-so managers and terrible managers? There is definitive data on that very topic. Join Thad Peterson of The Predictive Index for a review of findings from its 2018 Management Survey, canvassing 5,103 respondents across many industries. It’s the biggest survey of its kind. Let’s take a look at what the data tell us about the traits of good (and terrible) managers.

November 15, 2018

1:30 pm eastern


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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