On Leadership: What I know now that I wish I had known back then

Monday, March 4 2019

The Most Important Things We Learned as OD Leaders
Over the Last 10 Years
That We Wish We Had Learned During Our First 10 Years

LISTEN to session on Leadership Principles

The distinguished panel of Silicon Valley leaders includes:

Colleen Slyngstad, Jocelyn King and Russell Singleton

Join us to engage in a lively discussion on leading in today’s hyper-competitive business environment from our group of senior executives with deep ties to Silicon Valley’s culture.  Our panel includes Vice President, Operational Excellence, the Managing Partner at Vonzos Partner venture capital firm and VP of New Business Development for Medrobotics.

Enjoy some WINE and a light snack while networking with other leaders!

Getting to know our panelists and one of their key insights…

Join us as we tap into the wisdom that only comes from decades of excellence and introspection to distill the essential lessons of a life of leadership and take away invaluable leadership lessons

Directing the conversation is a long time SVODN member who’s familiar with facilitating spirited conversations among senior leaders, while ensuring your voices are integrated into the discussion.  Thanks Karen!

Join this leadership conversation in person and follow-up online as SVODN starts our digital transformation to engage more OD experts and business leaders in meaningful interactions! 

Key Questions we’ll Explore Together:

  • What are the top leadership principles that guide you?  How did these emerge over your career?
  • What is different for you in what you do as a leader now versus what you practiced during your first 10 years?
  • How critical is “change management” given today’s generational distribution? What adjustments have you made to the process?
  • How do you bridge the gap between the generations to better lead your organizations?
  • What advice do you have for managing the diversity of today’s modern business environments?

SVODN has stepped back to reflect on our journey to assess how we need to change to better meet the needs of our diverse community.  This ‘senior leadership series’ is one of the unique ways we want to shift the dialog from keynotes to interactive discussions that shift to our online GroupMind platform.  Come for a moment or stay for awhile!  We’re looking for new opportunities to engage new leaders who are ready, willing and able to help drive these OD related conversations by sharing their expertise and passion.   Stay tuned for more details and how you can get more involved.

Event Agenda:

• 5:30 pm – Registration, Light Snacks & Beverages
• 6:00-7:30 pm – Keynote Program
• 7:30-7:45 pm – Continue to network and share insights
• 7:45-9:00 pm – Social hour across street at Dish N Dash (optional)

 Speaker’s Bio:

Colleen Slynstad – Over the course of her career, Colleen has served in executive
leadership capacities with prominent national TPA’s and insurance carriers, including
Sedgwick CMS, Claims Management Inc., Kemper Insurance Companies and Fireman’s
Fund Insurance Co. In her position as Vice President, Operational Excellence – Claim
Operations, Colleen Slyngstad employs her deep domain expertise in claims operations,
insurance practices, product innovation and business analytics to create the best client
service experience possible. Colleen is an expert in maximizing client satisfaction and
value, and possesses expansive worker’s compensation claims operations and
management experience. ​
Jocelyn King – ​Jocelyn is a Silicon Valley executive with 20 years of transforming
company cost centers into customer growth engines. She uniquely brings a combination
of start-up expertise, Fortune 100 global management, and physics and neuroscience
studies to her strategic leadership. Twice named a ‘Top 20 Women to Watch,’ she is a
sought-after authority on business, marketing and revenue growth. ​ She is a Managing Partner at Vonzos Partner venture capital firm, President and CMO of The Founder’s CMO, Chief Growth Officer at Sprimo Labs and board president of MOCCA professional association on operational excellence in marketing. ​Jocelyn earned a B.S. degree from the University of San Francisco and an M.B.A. from Saint Mary’s College of California
Russell Singleton – Russ is VP of New Business Development for Medrobotics, a
privately-held, commercial stage surgical robotics company. Russ joined Medrobotics in
2013 as interim VP of R&D to jumpstart stalled efforts to secure CE Mark. After successful
approval in 2014, he was hired full-time to lead transformation of the R&D organization.
Prior to Medrobotics, Russ has had extensive experience including CEO, COO, general
management and VP R&D. Throughout his executive leadership career, he has led teams
to challenge ingrained assumptions, harness underappreciated trends, and effectively
leverage resources to creatively solve complex customer problems. He has earned a
reputation as a divergent thinker able to remove critical hurdles, transform the strategic
direction of diverse businesses, stretch performance beyond previously accepted limits,
and leave a legacy of innovation. Russ holds a Ph.D. and M.S. in electrical engineering

Moderator Bio:

Karen Mathews Radau, CEO 
Karen is the CEO of Small Business HR Services, an outsource HR solution for small to mid-size companies. She is certified as an HR Professional, has an M.A. in Organizational Psychology and a B.S. in Business Management. Karen has additional training and certifications, most notably as a Certified Coach and NLP (Neuro-Linguistic Programming) Master Practitioner.

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Date(s) - 03/04/2019
5:30 PM - 7:45 PM

International Technological University (ITU)