InKlaritas CEO Ken Blackwell to chair CEO Summit

Ken Blackwell, InKlaritas CEO

Ken Blackwell,
InKlaritas CEO

InKlaritas CEO Ken Blackwell is the program chair for the Greater Philadelphia Senior Executive Group (GPSEG)’s 3rd  CEO Summit: “Smart Growth – Getting it Right, Lessons from Successful Philadelphia CEOs” on Wednesday, June 1, 2016.

The CEO Summit is designed to provide a forum for CEOs of successful Philadelphia companies to engage with more than 100 senior business leaders and aspiring C-Suite executives in a candid conversation about how they were able to seize opportunities, adjust strategies, and overcome obstacles so their companies would grow.  The CEOs will present candid thoughts and experiences regarding their successes, lessons learned, advice, and thought processes.  

This Summit’s panel includes: Donna Allie, of Team Clean who grew a small home cleaning business grew to become a successful commercial janitorial services serving Lincoln Field and Camden Yards; Blake Krapf, of Krapf Bus Companies, a 3rd Generation CEO who used acquisitions and organic growth to become one of the largest regional private school bus contractors; Philip Jaurigue, of Sabre Systems, Inc., a technology consultant became one of the most successful government contractors in the security industry and Michael Anastasio, of Bala Engineering, who used  strategic mergers to win the contract to engineer part of the new Comcast tower, soon to be the tallest building in Center City Philadelphia.

The CEO Summit will be taking place from 7:30AM-10:30AM at the Radnor Valley Country Club in Villanova, PA.

The event is open to the public.  For more information and to register, consult GPSEG's CEO Summit Series webpage. 

Ken Blackwell, CEO of InKlaritas, named to Board of Directors of Association for Talent Development - Greater Philadelphia (ATD-PHL)

Ken Blackwell, CEO of InKlaritas

Ken Blackwell, CEO of InKlaritas

Ken Blackwell, CEO of InKlaritas, was recently named to the Board of Directors of the Association for Talent Development - Greater Philadelphia Chapter (ATD-PHL) as VP of Partnerships.

In his dual role, Ken will be responsible for establishing alliances with corporations and other human resources, learning & development and professional organizations throughout the Philadelphia region. Ken brings over 20 years experience as a coach, trainer & facilitator, working with organizations from a wide range of industries to rescue their "accidental leaders" and dysfunctional teams. 

ATD-PHL, established in 1978, is among the largest chapters of the international Association for Talent Development (ATD). A vibrant community of professionals who develop talent in organizations, ATD includes trainers, facilitators, instructional designers, organizational development consultants, and educators from multiple disciplines. The chapter is noted for its high quality programming, popular special interest groups (SIGs), and outstanding regional conference (now in its 4th year).

ATD-PHL is an invaluable source of information, support, and networking for L&D professionals in the Philadelphia metro area. To that end, the chapter selects top speakers and exceptional venues for its monthly events and schedules additional social functions throughout the year. The chapter is also committed to fostering strong partnerships with area companies and universities in order to advance the field of L&D and ensure its success as the business landscape changes.

Thanks and Giving

Happy Thanksgiving Everyone! 

Today we take time to reflect inwardly on all we have and ask: "What am I thankful for?" It's a very beneficial annual exercise in gratitude for the health, wealth and happiness that we sometimes overlook. 

At the same time, we should remember to reflect outwardly to those in need around us and ask: "How can I give?" Besides charitable donations and volunteering time, consider some non-traditional ways to give to others: listen, be appreciative, call just to say "Hello", send a personal note, be curious, hold open a door, be a friend, practice random acts of kindness.

Let's make sure to put the Giving as well as the Thanks into Thanksgiving. Carry that spirit with you throughout the year, experience gratitude and practice giving every day, not just the 4th Thursday in November.

What are you thankful for?  How are you giving back?