Free Agent CoP: The Art of Partnership

  • 24 Oct 2014
  • 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
  • La Madeleine, 7607 Old Georgetown Rd, Bethesda, MD 20814


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Humans are social beings, and so partnerships between individuals, businesses, and governments have always been and remain commonplace. Federal contracts are increasingly requiring partnerships between vendors. This session will explore different types of partnerships, partnerships dynamics and lessons learned during a recent collaboration on a federal project.

Session Objectives:

In this session you will:
• Identify benefits of inter-company partnerships
• Discover when partnerships are most useful
• Share partnership success stories (audience participation)

Catherine Zaranis is an award winning Performance Consultant, Instructional Designer and Educator.  In 2012, she founded Perform-Link, LLC. Perform-link enables individual and organizational excellence by continuously improving quality, systems and leadership to support the mission and the bottom line.

Catherine has led the re-design of instructional content for over 100+ courses for public and private sector clients, government, non-for-profits and higher education. Her high quality and high-energy programs are well researched and delivered in a memorable down-to-earth style.
Catherine teaches EDUC 689 Connecting ISD and HPI. Prior to joining the University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC) Instructional Systems Development Faculty, Catherine was a successful Senior Leadership Development Consultant with Management Concepts, in Tyson's Corner, Virginia.

Gabe Hamda is President and CEO of ICATT Consulting, Inc. Gabe holds a Ph.D. in Instructional System Design from Florida State University and is a certified Senior Professional in Human Resources.

Gabe founded ICATT Consulting in 1994. ICATT ( improves organizational performance through customized training, strategic recruitment, organizational effectiveness consulting, IT Training and IT Solutions.

Gabe’s career experiences include human capital consulting in a healthcare organization, learning consulting in a financial services firm, human resource consulting in various state agencies and professor of human resources in a graduate school. As a senior executive, Gabe’s roles include: strategic direction setting, managing client relations, providing project oversight, talent management, leadership coaching and mentoring, financial management, continuous quality improvement, and team development.

Point of contact

Pete Smith