Greater Philadelphia Chapter


ASTD PHL D.E.L.Awareness SIG 


Wednesday, October 24, 2012 
5:30 PM -6:30 PM Registration, Networking and Dinner (a light meal will be provided)
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM Meeting Presentation

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WSFS Bank 
500 Delaware Avenue
Wilmington, DE 19801

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D.E.L. Awareness SIG 

Adult Learners and Generational Differences with Marian Ward Vallotton, Cheryl Hagerty and Jason L. James, Jr.

Program Description:
Do you sometimes wonder why you’re just not getting through to one or more of your class participants?  It might just be because of differences due to a generational gap. For the first time in history, employers are challenged with meeting the different needs of four generations in the workplace.  In order to help prevent misunderstandings and conflicts, it is critical to understand the differences within each generation.  Please join us for an engaging panel discussion as we explore generational preferences regarding learning and communication styles and motivation. 

Panel Members:

Marian Ward Vallotton – Marian is a Director of Training & Organizational Development at MidAtlantic Employers Association.  She is experienced in senior management, organizational development, coaching and training and has worked across a wide range of industries.  Her expertise is in partnering with senior management to develop in-house talent, strategically affect corporate culture, and improve business results.  She is a graduate of the University of Dayton with a Bachelor of Science in Marketing and has completed Master’s-level coursework in Instructional Systems at Penn State University. 

Cheryl Hagerty - Cheryl is a Training Project Manager for a Wealth Management area within a global financial services organization and a member of ASTD.  She has an M.S. in Strategic Leadership from Neumann University and is a leader with twenty plus years of diversified business experiences. Her recent work in driving strategic initiatives includes Working with Four Generations in the Workplace.

Jason L. James Jr. - Jason is a VP & Senior Training Consultant with a global financial services organization and is a member of ASTD.  He has a B.S. in Finance & Business Management from the University of Delaware and an M.S. in Strategic Leadership from Neumann University. Currently he is a 3rd year Doctorate of Education (Leadership & Innovation) student at Wilmington University and a major part of his study focuses on generational differences.

Wednesday, October 24, 2012
5:30 – 6:30: Dinner & Networking
6:30 – 7:00: Introduction
7:00 – 8:30: Program

WSFS Bank Center
500 Delaware Ave
Wilmington, DE  19801



From North
Take Interstate 95 South to Exit 7B. Take the off ramp to the first light. Turn left at the light onto Delaware Avenue. Continue through 3 lights and the Bank Center will be on the right side.  Turn right on Washington St.  The parking garage will be on your right attached to the WSFS building.  Once you enter the garage, be sure to take a token.

From South

Take I-95 North to Exit 7 (Delaware Avenue/Route 52). At the fourth light, turn right onto Delaware Avenue. The Bank Center is 2 blocks down on the right, directly across from the YMCA.  Turn right on Washington St.  The parking garage will be on your right attached to the WSFS building.  Once you enter the garage, be sure to take a token.



Meeting Details:

Cost: Free for Philly ASTD members, $20 for non-members. Non-members may attend 2 SIG meetings for free before being asked to join the chapter or pay $20 per meeting.