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Saturday Seminar – February 20, 2016.

Ten Lessons Learned in the First 10 Years of Launching and Growing a Training and Development Organization


Explore the ten Lessons learned in the first ten years of launching and growing Newleaf, a training and development organization.

Newleaf Training and Development delivers seminars, keynotes, coaching and online to help people and organizations, better manage themselves, lead others and build business financial intelligence. Based in Los Angeles County, they have served 178 clients in 28 states, China, India and Western Europe. Corporate clients include; CB Richard Ellis, Citrix, DirecTV, EMCOR, ITT Aerospace, Lockheed Martin and Princess Cruises. Other clients include; Caltech, JPL/NASA, Pepperdine University, most of the Claremont Colleges, United Way and the Huntington Library.

Paul’s presentation will address:

  • Why America is a great place to start and launch a business
  • How to get significant and sustainable results from training and development
  • The importance of being financially intelligent
  • How appropriate pricing can help your business
  • Be reminded that it’s not just about the training delivery
  • Why your Business Brand must be your Personal Brand
  • Time, Time, Time – the importance of focusing your most precious resource

Presented by:

Paul Butler

Paul Butler started Newleaf Training and Development while 5,000 miles away, in the United Kingdom. He resigned as Regional Finance Director for Marriott International and moved to the United States in February 2006 to launch Newleaf Training and Development. The company started on an Entrepreneurial Visa (an E2) and was awarded a Green Card in 2009, based on extraordinary ability. The company celebrates ten years in business in February 2016. Paul, his wife Gaynor, and their two children (Brodia and Henry) will become citizens of the United States in 2016.

Training a Dispersed Workforce

Have you ever struggled to figure out the right blend of e-learning, virtual sessions, and classroom training to serve a globally dispersed workforce? These presenters will share their best practices to managing this tension and how it remains agile and responsive to a rapidly evolving business climate.

Together, they will present “The Journey to Developing a World Class Learning Strategy” that:

  • Designs and delivers just-in-time training to a globally dispersed workforce
  • Remains agile and responsive to a quickly evolving organization
  • Stays relevant
  • Balances the reality of using technology to stay current yet always having to live in beta

Presented by:

Ferril Onyett

Ferril Onyett

Ferril Onyett is Director, People Development and Global Learning at Taco Bell. She has extensive experience in Training and Development, Organizational Development, and Operations in multiple industries. She has worked internationally and was on an ex-pat assignment for the opening of Tokyo, Disneyland.

Ferril’s education includes an undergraduate degree in Operations Management from California State University, Fullerton and an MBA from Pepperdine University. She is on the board of Make a Wish, Orange County and the Inland Empire.

Mazen Albatarseh

Mazen Albatarseh

Mazen Albatarseh is the Director of Management Systems and the Customer Engagement team at Taco Bell’s global headquarters in Irvine, CA. Mazen’s team designs and develops the people systems, vision, and strategy and ensure all programs, services, and systems are simple, integrated, and executable. This includes management roles, routines, and restaurant systems that enable people development, improve customer service, and grow profits.

Prior to his current role, he worked as the KFC Operations Director for KFC in the Middle East, North Africa, Pakistan & Turkey where he worked with franchisees and operators to drive Regional excellence and deliver outstanding balanced scorecard (people, customer and financial) results. He also worked as the Taco Bell International Operations and Training leader supporting both new and existing business units in countries around the world including Mexico, Middle East, India, South America, and Europe.

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