Category: Conference Sessions

2019 Session | Radical Candor: Better Relationships at Work

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The relationships you have with your team are at the center of being a great leader. In her best-selling book Radical Candor, author Kim Scott outlined a new framework for being an amazing boss and colleague that centers on challenging directly while showing that you care personally. In this workshop, learn how to better fulfill your core responsibilities as a leader by creating a culture of feedback, helping the people on your team achieve their fullest potential, and driving results collaboratively. This workshop is for anyone who wants to give high-quality feedback, communicate clearly and directly, and build better relationships at work. Read More

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2019 Session | Mind the Gap: Negotiation & Getting Paid

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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. Read More

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2019 Session | Pioneering Equity & Diversity in Your Organization

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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 perspective on driving diversity, including practical strategies to tackle structural bias individually and organizationally. Sharing best practices and lessons learned from their first-hand experiences, this panel of experts will examine what works, what doesn’t, and what each of us can do right now to create systems in which all people can thrive. Read More

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2019 Session | Leading with Empathy: How to Be the Boss Without Losing Your Humanity

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As a leader, your role is to guide your team to achieve results. But in the pursuit of excellence, many undervalue the impact and importance of empathy. In this conversation, learn how bringing your humanity to work can have a significant impact on your career, your team, and even diversity and inclusion in our workplaces. Executive leaders will offer advice to help you balance being empathetic with being decisive and share practical tips for becoming a better boss, colleague, and collaborator. Read More

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2019 Session | Mental Health Check-Up

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Everyone struggles with mental health issues from time to time. Knowing how to care for your well being and when to seek professional help is as vital as caring for your physical health. From finding the best therapist to navigating harmful and toxic relationships and everything in between, licensed marriage and family therapist, author, and YouTube sensation Kati Morton clarifies and de-stigmatizes the struggles so many of us go through. In this workshop, she shares strategies for managing stress, facing challenging emotions, and the red flags of mental health issues. Attendees will learn the best ways of talking about mental health with family, friends, and colleagues, and seeking support for themselves or others in difficult times. Read More

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2019 Session | Managing Up: Achieve Success in the Workplace with Any Type of Boss

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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 grow a successful career. Leadership consultant Mary Abbajay and a panel of experts will share actionable tips to understand your manager’s work and behavioral style and adjust yours accordingly, enhance your self-awareness and become more adaptable, read body language better, and develop true, lasting connections. Read More

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2019 Session | Influence: Leadership That Changes Minds

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The ability to influence others is a fundamental leadership skill. But how skilled are we at this role? It turns out that many of our instincts―from relying on facts and figures to shape opinions, to insisting others are wrong or attempting to exert control―are ineffective because they are incompatible with how the human mind operates. Neurologist Tari Sharot shares how to avoid these pitfalls, and how an attempt to change beliefs and actions is only successful when it is well-matched with the core elements that govern the human brain. She reveals the critical role of emotions in influence, the weakness of data, and the power of curiosity. Relying on the latest research in neuroscience, behavioral economics, and psychology, this workshop provides fascinating insight into the complex power of influence in the workplace and beyond. Read More

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2019 Session | How Women Rise: Break the Twelve Habits Holding You Back from Your Next Raise, Promotion or Job

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Even in 2019, women often face different roadblocks than men as they seek to advance in the workplace. Rising to the next level—whether that means a new job, a challenging promotion, an entrepreneurial venture, or a whole new direction—usually requires a different approach than that which got you to where you are. In fact, the very skills that drove your success early in your career may hinder your progress as you seek to move higher. In this workshop, leadership expert Sally Helgesen shares the twelve habits most likely to undermine women in their quest to become more successful and create careers that are energizing, sustainable, and rewarding. And she offers a clear template for changing behaviors that get in your way so you can forge a more powerful path forward. Read More

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2019 Session | How to Live Forever: Legacy and Longevity

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Today, there are more Americans over 60 than there are under 18. We are living longer, and with increased longevity comes new opportunities to have a meaningful impact on the world. In this workshop, social entrepreneur Marc Freedman will explore the possibilities that come when we know life is long, but time is short. Whether you are considering a second act career at midlife or the impact you can have in retirement, join this conversation to plot your course forward and shift your perspective on fulfillment, connection, and building your legacy. Read More

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2019 Session | How Women Rise: A Panel on Taking the Next Step in Your Career

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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 often hear the phrase, “what got you here won’t get you there,” but less frequently hear what it takes in management style or leadership methods to move forward. Come learn from this panel of successful women about their career trajectories: what drove their advancement early on, what slowed them down, and what ultimately contributed to their rise through the ranks. Leadership expert Sally Helgesen will lead the conversation, identifying specific behaviors that may keep you from your goals and real solutions for realizing your full potential, no matter what stage in your career. Read More

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