Navigating the Corporate Landscape: Expectations vs. Reality in Leadership Development (Brittainy Charette)

Navigating the Corporate Landscape: Expectations vs. Reality in Leadership Development (Brittainy Charette)





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In this insightful session, we’ll delve into the challenges and triumphs of the leadership development field, contrasting the idealistic expectations formed during graduate studies with the realities of the corporate world. Our speaker, a seasoned professional in the field, will share their personal journey, shedding light on the sometimes surprising disparities between academic theory and practical application.

Through candid anecdotes and real-world examples, attendees will gain a deeper understanding of the obstacles faced by leadership and organization development practitioners within corporate environments. From navigating complex organizational politics to adapting to ever-changing business priorities, this session will equip attendees with valuable insights and strategies for thriving in this dynamic field.

Additionally, our speaker will highlight the victories and successes that make the journey worthwhile, showcasing the profound impact that effective leadership development can have on organizational culture, employee engagement, and bottom-line results.

Whether you’re a seasoned pro in the field of leadership development, or merely have an interest in the topic, this session promises to be an eye-opening – and sometimes humorous – experience.


After spending over 10 years in healthcare, Brittainy Charette has been a part of the talent development team at WEX, Inc. since early 2018, where she has designed, facilitated, and managed a number of leadership and organizational development experiences and programs. She takes pride in advocating for initiatives that benefit the culture and the well-being of teams, and doesn’t shy away from a healthy debate. Her unwavering perseverance and diligent work ethic are attributed to her French-Acadian heritage, prevalent in northern Maine, where she’s lucky enough to call home again after many years of living away. Brittainy holds a Doctor of Psychology in Organizational Leadership from William James College, a Master of Science in Industrial-Organizational Psychology from SNHU, and a Bachelor of Science in Behavioral Science from UMFK.



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