How to Be Heard: Effective Communication for Career Advancement | 2019 Session

Effective communication is about more than just words and phrases. It’s a projection of your competence and even your potential as a leader. Great communicators can voice their vision confidently, move plans and projects forward,  and present their ideas across all levels of an organization. Join this workshop for actionable steps to develop your own communication style. Learn about speaking with clarity and confidence so that your ideas are heard, your value is clear, and your opinions are remembered.

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How to Be Heard: Effective Communication for Career Advancement | 2019 Session

Effective communication is about more than just words and phrases. It’s a projection of your competence and even your potential as a leader. Great communicators can voice their vision confidently, move plans and projects forward,  and present their ideas across all levels of an organization. Join this workshop for actionable steps to develop your own communication style. Learn about speaking with clarity and confidence so that your ideas are heard, your value is clear, and your opinions are remembered.

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Navigating Conflict & Difficult Conversations | 2019 Session

We all want to work with people who are polite, considerate and kind. But it’s possible to be too nice: failing to disagree when it’s important to do so, or holding back from surfacing new ideas and innovations. Healthy, constructive conflicts are an essential part of producing good work; yet many people don’t have the skills to disagree in a professional, productive way. In this session, Amy Gallo combines management research and practical insights to provide straightforward advice on how to navigate difficult conversations so you can develop collaborative resolutions and be more effective at work.  Attendees will learn how to:

  • Recognize whether you and others tend to seek or avoid conflict
  • Assess your options for addressing a disagreement and knowing when to walk away
  • Manage your emotions
  • Prepare for and engage in difficult conversations.

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How to Lead and Succeed in the Multigenerational Workplace | 2019 Session

Diversity in the workplace has been proven to benefit people and organizations. But managing and communicating effectively across diverse teams can present some challenges. So, how do you harness the unique strengths of diverse team members who—especially due to generational differences—bring different styles and values to the workplace? In this session, Dr. Candace Steele Flippin, a leading researcher on generations in the workforce, and a panel of experts will share their insights into these different generations. Attend to learn clear strategies for communicating and team-building that will help you turn generational diversity into business success.

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We Need to Talk | 2019 Session

“We need to talk.” These may be some of the most dreaded words ever spoken in an office or over the dinner table. But in our personal and professional lives, civil discourse can be a potent tool to diffuse conflict, find understanding, and feel connected. As a radio host, Celeste Headlee has interviewed thousands of people on all sides of every equation. These years of experience give her a unique perspective on how to have a conversation with people who disagree with you. In this workshop–inspired by her book We Need to Talk and her wildly popular TED Talk–she offers simple tools that anyone can adopt to turn a difficult conversation into a productive one.

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Networking and Mentoring: Build Relationships, Not Just Contacts | 2019 Session

Developing a strong network of mentors and advocates is critical to career success. These meaningful relationships will serve you throughout your career and can help you be a  valuable connection for others. A lot of hard work, networking and mentors helped FOX’s NFL reporter Laura Okmin break through the barriers in a male-dominated field and ultimately cover the biggest names on the biggest stages. Now, she’s paying it forward by helping to train, mentor and prepare the next generation of women with her new GALvanize program. Laura will help you understand who you need to meet, how to meet them and how to form lasting relationships (even if you’re an introvert!) Whether you are looking for success in a mentor-mentee program or growing your career by building meaningful relationships, she will share the best practices for creating the most successful two-sided relationship to ensure it is a win-win.

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Your Brand: How to Define and Market Yourself | 2019 Session

People tend to come up with their own perceptions about who you are, what you’re good at—and, quite likely, what you’re not good at. They “brand” you in their own minds, which means your brand is created by default, rather than by intentional design. Why let others define your reputation? Join this session to explore how to brand or rebrand yourself. Experts will share their personal experiences to help you reassess your brand –in person and online— so that your brand reflects who you are, not who others want you to be.

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Mind the Gap: Negotiating Your Salary | 2019 Session

Are you negotiating to the best of your ability? No matter what industry you are in, knowing how to negotiate is an essential skill for communicating your value and advancing your career. Whether you are negotiating on behalf of yourself or others, this session will cover how to prepare for a negotiation, present yourself effectively, and respond to pushback. A panel of experts will provide you with important talking points and insights to consider before your next business negotiation.

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The Myth of the Nice Girl: Leading with Strength and Kindness | 2019 Session

Even in 2019, we continue to grapple with the negative perception of women’s “niceness” in the business world. If women are nice, they are seen as weak and ineffective. But if they are tough, they are labeled a bitch. This is the perfect session for women trying to navigate the complexity of relationships at work while staying kind and respectful. This session will explore how women can reclaim “nice” and sidestep regressive stereotypes about what a strong leader looks like.  Sharing her time-tested strategies, Fran Hauser will prove that women don’t have to sacrifice their values or hide their authentic personalities to be successful. Together, we will explore how to:

  • Balance being empathetic and decisive
  • Ask for what you want without feeling badly
  • Become a boss who is not feared but respected
  • Lead with kindness, empathy, humanity and STRENGTH.

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Ditch Workplace Drama and Drive Results | 2019 Session

Ego-driven behaviors are the #1 source of drama in workplaces today, generating huge amounts of emotional waste. Some people thrive on the drama and toxicity; but for most of us, this is an unwanted distraction. How do we eliminate the big egos and frenzy from our organizations? Leadership expert Cy Wakeman will show you how to ditch the drama so you can be responsible for your own success and learn to love your job again.She will provide you with the tips and tools for cultivating accountability so you can help drive results and restore sanity to the workplace.

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