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  • 19 May 2022
  • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • TBD/Zoom
  • 46


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ATD Charlotte Chapter Meeting

Join ATD Charlotte for our monthly chapter meeting. Meet other talent development professionals in the Charlotte area, discover job opportunities and - if you're recruiting - connect with job seekers, hear about the latest chapter news, and participate in a fantastic program.

Meeting Schedule:

All times Eastern Time (US & Canada)

  • 5:50pm - Virtual Lobby Opens
  • 6:00pm - Networking & Job Forum
  • 6:30pm - Chapter Announcements
  • 6:45pm - Presentation Begins

Session Description:


Presenter:  Jessica Bronzert

Topic Overview: We live in a world of ever-increasing complexity and are frequently confronted by shifting threats, disruptive change and overwhelming access to opportunities. The traditional methods of leadership development have not kept up. Merely concentrating on building skills does not increase our ability to understand and respond to the multifaceted challenges we face.

Today we will change the game by introducing Vertical Development, a process that enables you to mature as a leader – to literally “grow up.” You will discover how you can increase your capacity for growth, respond to the world more thoughtfully and deepen your understanding of culture and strategy.

Growth starts with seeing yourself differently and more clearly. You must appreciate multiple perspectives and understand that the systems we all operate in are part of a larger whole. Vertical Development fundamentally changes the game by shifting our focus so that we can recalculate our strategy and create new outcomes.

During our time together, you will locate yourself within the vertical framework and learn how you can elevate and improve your responses to organizational dilemmas. You will leave with an understanding of how you can use agile decision-making to create improved outcomes.

Adopting the Vertical Development method will empower you and your team to face complex challenges and opportunities now and in the future.

Bio: Motivated by the diversity of the human experience and organizational life, Jessica employs her MBA, specialized change and coaching training, and years of corporate and non-profit experience to help clients make the changes that make a difference to them and in the world.

As an executive coach, change management consultant, speaker,
and founder of The Sparks Group, Jessica is changing the way leaders think by unlocking how they view challenges while also giving them the tools to successfully navigate change, both personally and professionally.
Jessica’s deep expertise and specialized training support her belief that traditional leadership development is broken.
The antidote – Vertical Development.
Jessica’s ability to take Vertical Development from theory to implementation is a game changer for organizations and teams. This cutting-edge approach combines leadership development with change management to exponentially increase the effectiveness resulting in real change inside an organization to up-level the structure and functionality of the organization and develop the capacity – not just the skills – they need to be personally and professionally successful in the face of ever-increasing change and complexity.
Jessica lives in Charlotte, NC with her family. She serves on the board at Pine Lake Preparatory, volunteers her skills with Queens University, the Third Sector Leadership Program, and Leadership North Carolina. She is a member of Women Executives and Women’s Impact Fund. Jessica was named one of the 50 most influential women in Charlotte.

Websites: www.jessicabronzert.com


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