OC August Chapter Learning Event: Accelerating a Learning Environment through Leadership Competencies

  • 08/26/2015
  • 6:00 PM - 8:15 PM
  • DoubleTree Club Hotel, 7 Hutton Centre Dr., Santa Ana, CA


  • For registrations after earlybird pricing ends and walkins. Members can only register other members under the same registration. If you want to register a different member type, please start another registration.
  • You must be a member of ATD-LA, ATD-SD, ATD-IE ISPI-OC or ISPI-LA to be eligible for this rate. (If you are a member of ATD-OC DO NOT Register under this category. Please login and register as a member.)
  • You must be a member of ATD-LA, ATD-SD, ATD-IE ISPI-OC or ISPI-LA to be eligible for this rate.
  • For registrations after earlybird pricing ends and walkins.

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Pre-registration is now closed, but we welcome walkins at the door!

Even outstanding learning and development efforts will be limited unless senior management commits to a learning vision and culture. Ventura Foods has proven it is committed to learning and development.

Last year, Ed Rodriquez, VP of Organizational and Leadership Development for Ventura Foods, shared with ATD-OC how they achieved success with their Staying Sharp Initiative by securing executive sponsorship, establishing a clear link to the organization’s strategy and vision, and taking a leadership approach.

Peter Fisher, Vice President of Field HR at Ventura Foods, shares the implementation of leadership competencies at Ventura Foods and the integration of those competencies into its performance management system. Peter will share the lessons learned and attendees will learn how to start the competency development process and put these competencies into action at their respective organizations.

Attendees are provided:

  • A view of the materials that Ventura Foods developed to implement its leadership competency model. 
  • Key design and implementation elements invaluable to anyone looking to design similar competencies or elevate their current competencies.
  • Answers to guide competency development in their workplace
  • The steps to take to ensure a successful implementation of organizational competencies

Through the program, Peter gives a clear roadmap to apply this knowledge in any organization. In doing so attendees learn, and can easily refer back to the roadmap in the future.

About the presenter:

Peter Fisher, Ventura Foods Vice President of Field HR, holds a BS in Psychology from Brigham Young University, an MBA and Masters in Information Management from Arizona State University, and a Masters in Industrial and Labor Relations from Cornell University. 

Peter’s team of 10 HR Generalists covers the 11 Ventura Foods manufacturing and distribution locations across the United States and the 2,200 employees in those facilities.  As the largest maker of vegetable oil-based products in the U.S., Ventura Foods exceeds $2.5 billion in revenue and produces over three billion pounds of finished goods each year. Prior to joining Ventura Foods in 2012, Peter held the role of Sr. Director of Human Resources for PepsiCo, covering the California Region. During his 5 years at PepsiCo Peter worked in HR in various roles of progressive responsibility, after working at Rolls-Royce for two years.

Peter’s other awards include the Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) designation. Pete has been a speaker at the HR & Workforce Analytics Innovation Summit and a guest speaker of The Talent Talk Radio Show.

Pete is a native of Chicago, IL, and currently resides in Orange County, CA with his wife and three children.  In his spare time he enjoys mountain biking, golfing and taking his children to Disneyland.

Peter Fisher can be reach at pfisher@venturafoods.com



6:00 PM   Registration & Doors Open~Informal Networking

6:20 PM   Welcome, Structured Networking Activity

7:00 PM   Dinner

7:15 PM   Keynote Speaker

8:15 PM   Adjourn

This topic aligns with ATD competencies of:
Change Management, Integrated Talent Management, Performance Improvement
To find out more about the ASTD Competency Model for the Training and Development Profession, visit http://www.astd.org/Certification/Competency-Model.

Take your knowledge to a new level and get access to exclusive info about the Competency Model for ASTD National members by becoming a Power Member (member of the Orange County Chapter and National). Find out more here.

About Registration:

Earlybird registration ends at noon on the Monday before the meeting.

For evening meetings: Pre-registration closes at noon on the day of the meeting, but walkins are welcome.

For lunch meetings: Pre-registration closes at noon on the day before the meeting, but walkins are welcome.

Cancellation/refund deadline is noon on the Monday before the meeting. No shows will be charged in full.

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