Tapping into the Leadership Potential of your Engineers!
Please join the CommNexus HR sig and a panel of subject matter experts as they share their successful ideas, strategies and best practices for developing high potential engineering talent. Contrary to the Dilbert Principle, the Peter Principle assumes that people are promoted because they are competent, but the tasks higher up require skills they don’t possess, so they fail.
Learn how a successful company has built multiple tracks for different stages of development of engineers to give them the training they need to succeed. We hope you can join us. Please invite your engineering colleagues – they can be your best internal champions!
Director of Human Resources, VIASAT, Inc.
With a background in teaching, both in Academic and corporate environments, Melinda came to ViaSat in 2001 with the mission of building an Education & Development function. She helped develop a competency based leadership curriculum, a succession planning and people review process and ViaSat’s Leadership 360 instrument. Today her role has broadened to include Education, Compensation, Benefits, Employee Relations, Immigration and HRIS. She leads a team of talented Human Resources professionals who get to practice “unconventional” HR in ViaSat’s dynamic engineering environment.
VP Quality, VIASAT, Inc.
Simon Kuo started as a Member of the Technical Staff at ViaSat fifteen years ago, and is now leading the quality organization at ViaSat by day, and oversees ViaSat’s Beijing office by night. Throughout his tenure at ViaSat, he has participated in the ViaSat Leadership Institute, EPSE, and other professional development programs. Prior to ViaSat, Simon has also been an engineer at RD Instruments, ARINC, PCSI, and TV/Com. Simon is much more interesting when he is interacting (than making a speech), so make sure a lot of questions are asked.
Director of Engineering, VIASAT, Inc.
Madonna Bentz, VP, Human Resources, Solekai Systems
Jean Center, President, Center Group Consulting, Fmr HR Director, Brooktree Corporation
Shannon Conway, Business Consultant, TriNet
D. Loc Epsten, Director, Corporate Education, UCSD
Reid Marquand, Account Executive, Barney & Barney
Brandon Willenberg, Associate, Mintz Levin
Suzanne Zoumaras, Vice President, Worldwide Human Resources, Entropic Communications
DATE: September 13th, 2012
6:00PM Program Begins
7:30PM Program Ends
9171 Towne Centre Dr., Suite 500
San Diego, CA 92122
**You may pay to park at Barney & Barney or FREE parking is available on the side streets and across the street at the UTC mall (at your own risk!)**
Pre-Registration: (Please pre-register by noon on 9/12/12)
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$20.00 - Non-Sponsor
FREE - Mentor Sponsor
At the Door:
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$30.00 - Non-Sponsor
FREE - Mentor Sponsor
Students, Military & Press: FREE