Conference Sessions

 

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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