Please join us for our next meeting.

Date:   Tues September 8, 2015
Time:   5:30pm to 8:00pm
Place:  ClearVision Optical
425 Rabro Drive
Hauppauge, NY 11788

Members are FREE. Non-Members pay $25. A light dinner will be served.
For more information, e-mail Jerry Siegel or call 516-364-1116,

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Management vs. Leadership Skills

An Educational & Enjoyable Evening for Business Owners, Executives, Leaders, and Managers to learn a variety of skill-sets to be utilized when guiding a staff to higher performance. The panel will be moderated by ODNLI''s former president, David Schwartz, President of Executive Confidential.

Key points will include:

  • Definitions of Leadership and Management
  • Are different skills required for each role?
  • Best practices for management skill development
  • How to help managers become leaders
ODNLI is fortunate to offer this panel with many years of experience, and expects this program to begin another banner year for networking and learning! You won't want to miss this meeting:

  • Marc Miller, Ph.D., An industrial psychologist who coaches and consults with professionals, business owners, and leaders, along with organizational teams to improve performance based on recognizing that successful communication comes in many varieties. He is also a divorce mediator, specializing in providing divorce mediation to parents who want to ensure that their children thrive during and following the divorce process.
  • Stephan R. Grillo, CPA Currently Chief Financial Officer for the A+ Technology Group he has responsibility for: finance, administration, treasury, operational efficiency, business strategies, acquisitions, negotiations, and risk management. He is experienced in strategic planning & execution, systems development, and leadership team building.
  • Sy Islam has over 10 years of experience in a variety of corporate, academic, and applied settings. He is currently an Assistant Professor of Industrial Organizational Psychology at Farmingdale State College and a consultant with his consulting firm, Talent Metrics, LLC.
This promises to be a very special night that will benefit everyone.
Please join us and invite your friends. They'll be glad you did!

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ODNLI 2015/2016 Program Schedule

  • September 8 . . Leadership vs. Management Skills   (Stephan Grillo, Marc Miller & Sy Islam)
  • October 6 . . Social Media   (Paul Rubell)
  • November 3 . . LGBT How To Create A Safe Space For All Employees (Aaron Braun)
  • December 8 . . Mentoring Employees & Managers   (Beth Meixner & Mentee)
  • January 5 . . Family Business Issues (Rob Bier)
  • February 2 . . Communication   (Marla Seiden)
  • March 1 . . Health & Wellness  
  • April 5 . . TBD   (Nancy Englehart)
  • May 3 . . CEO Panel   (Steve Ramerini)
  • June 7 . . Managing Millennials