Rotaract Roundtable with Catherine Stakenas
Tuesday, November 18
Union League Club of Chicago, 65 W. Jackson
Please join us for our November Roundtable. Everyone is welcome to attend and remember to bring your friends. The Union League Club requests a business casual dress code. See below for our guest speaker's, Catherine Stakenas, bio.
Catherine is the founder and President of CS Consulting, formerly CPS Corporate Consultants Inc. in 1996. She provides clients with the tools and coaching they need to educate, assess, and measure their business and the performance of their employees. Catherine is a specialist in building the skills for individuals, teams, and organizations to successfully manage change. This translates into bottom line returns through increased sales, productivity, communication, and awareness.
She offers mastery-level skills in training, design, development, and delivery paired with consulting and coaching expertise. Her analytic approach to coaching employs self-assessment instruments and behavioral awareness in the development process. Her grass-roots experience is grounded in her background in medical technology, multi-million dollar sales, service, and operations management, as well as, her experience in working with small business owners through Lennox Corporation throughout North America.
Catherine earned her M.A. in Integrated Professional Studies from DePaul University and is an Associate Professor at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology since 2004. She is certified in the use and interpretation of more than 20 self-assessment instruments and inventories including the Everything DiSC, Emotional Intelligence, Leadership Styles, Organizational Climate Surveys, MBTI, Situational Leadership, Conflict Management, Discovering Diversity, Coping and Stress, Listening, and Team Behaviors and Dimensions to name a few.
Consulting are courses that she teaches with a strong focus on Organizational Behavior, Organizational Culture and Design. Catherine designs and teaches online, blended, and on-campus courses.
Catherine currently works as the HR Manager of Organizational Development at ASCP where she has built their Leadership Academy for all directors and senior staff. This advanced leadership initiative seeks to tap the experience of their leaders and help redirect and broaden their skills. The Leadership Academy requires 70 classroom hours composed of core, elective, online courses, and the Sharing Think Tank (STT). The STT is where participants share their stories in a Presentation Of Learning” demonstrating how they utilized what they learned in the classroom and applied on the job. The Sharing Think Tanks are scheduled 3-5 weeks after completing the classroom course.
Her other responsibilities include HR support in Performance Management and Recruitment.
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