Conference Sessions

 

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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