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Build It, Be It: How to Create a Powerful Personal Brand Online (W)

PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT TRACK: Offering advice to help you enhance your life, grow and create more positive personal experiences outside of the workplace Session III: 3:00 – 4:00 pm  First impressions have always been critical, and in 2019 your first impression is likely to be a digital one. The key difference? You have far more control over the perception you create online versus when you meet someone in “real life.” In this … [ more ]

ENCORE: Choose Wonder Over Worry: Moving Beyond Fear (W)

EMERGING PROFESSIONALS: Designed for Millennials and newer professionals entering or re-entering the workforce Session III: 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm Worry. Fear. Doubt. It can stifle a dream, hinder a relationship, or bring your life and career to a halt. But while we often think fear is a challenge to overcome, what if instead it’s an ally on the path to unlocking our full potential? Author, speaker, and artist Amber Rae … [ more ]

ENCORE: Budget for Life

PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT TRACK: Offering advice to help you enhance your life, grow and create more positive personal experiences outside of the workplace Session III: 3:00 – 4:00 pm  Do you have the funds to support a rich and meaningful life? If your credit is lacking, your debt is out of control, your investing is aspirational at best, and your finances are frankly a mess, it’s time to start budgeting for life. … [ more ]

The Future of Work: Thriving in the Gig Economy (POE)

TRANSITIONS TRACK: Offering expertise for maneuvering career and life transitions Session III: 3:00 – 4:00 pm The rise of the gig economy has brought new complexity–and opportunities–to the world of work. Many people are finding that short term contracts can develop their skill sets, build their professional networks, position them for a career pivot, and give them freedom to work how and when they want. But being your own boss isn’t … [ more ]

Managing Up: Achieve Success in the Workplace with Any Type of Boss (POE)

EMERGING PROFESSIONALS TRACK: Designed for Millennials and newer professionals entering or re-entering the workforce Session II: 11:30 am – 12:30 pm Managing up is one of the most valuable soft skills you can develop in your career. It’s about building a relationship that fosters more communication, collaboration, and understanding between people at different levels of power, perspectives, and skills. Mastering these skills will help you build your reputation for effectiveness and … [ more ]

The Introverted Leader: Building on Your Quiet Strength (POE)

CAREER ADVANCEMENT TRACK: Designed for the mid/senior level professional with significant experience looking for advice around professional skills and job advancement Session II: 11:30 am – 12:30 pm  To advance their careers, many introverts think they must subvert their natural tendencies and change who they are. But you don’t have to pretend to be an extrovert to rise to the top. By recognizing the value in listening, carefully preparing, and making … [ more ]

How to Be Heard: Effective Communication for Career Advancement (W)

CAREER ADVANCEMENT TRACK: Designed for the mid/senior level professional with significant experience looking for advice around professional skills and job advancement Session III: 3:00 – 4:00 pm Effective communication is 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. … [ more ]

Pioneering Equity & Diversity in Your Organization (POE)

CAREER ADVANCEMENT TRACK: Designed for the mid/senior level professional with significant experience looking for advice around professional skills and job advancement Session III: 3:00 – 4:00 pm Are you waiting for diversity gaps to be addressed in your organization? It’s time to create the changes you want to see. Each of us, regardless of positional power, has a role to play in affecting organizational change. Join this conversation for a fresh … [ more ]

How Women Rise: A Panel on Taking the Next Step in Your Career (POE)

CAREER ADVANCEMENT TRACK: Designed for the mid/senior level professional with significant experience looking for advice around professional skills and job advancement Session II: 11:30 am – 12:30 pm  Whether climbing the corporate ladder or striking out on your own as an entrepreneur, the very skills and habits that made you successful early on could actually be holding you back as you advance to the next stage of your working life. We … [ more ]

Building Trust & Navigating the Workplace After #MeToo (POE)

LEADERSHIP TRACK: Designed for a seasoned or aspiring leader looking to climb the ladder and shatter the glass ceiling Session I: 10:00 – 11:00 am The #MeToo movement has led us to a watershed moment. Cultural norms and workplace policies are evolving. And new questions and realities are starting to surface. A recent study by LeanIn.Org and SurveyMonkey showed that twice as many male managers now feel uncomfortable working alone with, … [ more ]

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