September 15, 2022
|"Executive presence" is a term that's often used and sought after but is consider magical and elusive. Professional presence is critical, but it doesn't need to be mysterious. Executive presence is a skill not a trait — happily this means it's something you can cultivate and build. In this four-hour workshop, we'll be breaking down the essential traits to inspire confidence and trust in both yourself and colleagues by assessing five areas of influence: first impressions, presence, perceptiveness, leadership and charisma. Presence and leadership start by looking inward so get read to do some self-reflection and consider other people's perceptions of who you are as a leader. Body language, micro-facial expressions, likability and relatability will be discussed.
|Being the Change
||In‑Person: September 29, 2022
The executive leader plays a critical role in enacting successful changes in their organization. As leaders advance to the executive level, the importance on how they lead change management escalates. This program will identify how a leader can be active and visible to ensure change success. Learn how leaders can serve as the change sponsors and how to build a change management sponsorship model. In addition, the topics of managing resistance, use of key metrics, communication strategies, team engagement and others areas integral to change management will be covered. As a refresher, this session will also include a review of change management concepts, processes and factors impacting change.
|Equity, Diversity and Inclusion
||In‑Person October 6, 2022
||Understand the complexities associated with diversity dynamics in the workplace. Discover how your organization can meet your customer needs, promote top talent and contribute to the overall organization’s mission statement. Explore new methods to cultivate a workplace culture that can effectively leverage employees' diverse talents, while supporting leaders in becoming sensitive to and skilled in responding to the growing needs of a multicultural workforce.In this workshop, you’ll gain strategies and skills for engaging employees in diversity initiatives, while understanding the invisible role that power dynamics play and its direct relationship to diversity, equity, inclusion, access and belonging while helping your organization leverage diversity as a competitive advantage.
|Building Close Networks
||In-Person: October 13, 2022
||It takes a village to have a successful career. Make meaningful connections that evolve into career-impacting relationships. Learn how can relationships impact your work and your connection to community. Learn how to connect with people who will provide you with information, help you meet other people who can collaborate with you, help you get your job done, advocate for you, and mentor and guide you. To build a close network you need to really think about how you want it to work. In this session, you will have an opportunity to practice what you learn in class through takeaway reference materials, interactive activities, and reality-based case studies. You will leave feeling prepared to connect, mentor and positively impact your own and other people’s lives.
||In-Person: October 27, 2022
||Negotiation is the process by which two or more parties seek to satisfy their respective interests by attempting to come to some agreement. The way in which negotiations are conducted has an enormous impact on your business and organization. Most importantly, your ability to negotiate can impact your career in many ways. The best way to reﬁne your negotiation skills is through practice. In this session, you will engage in three real-life negotiation models which executives commonly have to deal with across industries. Leaders at all levels of experience will ﬁnd value as you challenge yourself and your team to reach further for what you want to achieve using authenticity, integrity and creativity.
November 3, 2022
|Learn how to relate to your teams and inspire more effective action by developing authenticity as a leader. Commit to bettering yourself and cultivate self-awareness. Build discipline and a deep commitment to the organization's mission. Gain trust and help others mobilize around the mission.
||In-Person: November 17, 2022
||Entrepreneurs remind us how to be creative enough to make new things, stay motivated through the tough times, and be more fulfilled as professionals by making more significant contributions. Gain the confidence to take risks, accept critique, take credit when it’s due, and stand your ground on what matters to you. This session will also help you avoid burnout from trying to squeeze out more at the expense of sleep, exercise, diet, and time with the people you love. Finding this balance will help you to renew your physical energy, reduce anxiety and muscle tension. You’ll perform better at work, get thinking in new ways and make unexpected associations for better problem-solving at work. Build your resilience. Keep learning. Develop an entrepreneurial mindset and remember to take a 10,000-foot view.