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The Power Pyramid: Mastering Negotiating, Influence, and Politics

Day/Time: Friday, October 12th, 8:30 a.m. - 9:45 a.m.

Room: Cortez CD

Description: Ladies, the power pyramid may be the most important skill you have in your toolbox for success. Some people are excited when they hear the word power, while others cringe at the idea of it. How you feel about this word, could be your breakthrough answer? Standing in a position of power alone is not enough, you need influence and negotiation skills to use your power effectively. There are several sources of power. Your task is to identify them, be influential,understand the political angle, and negotiate your way to excellence. Several top women executives who continue to excel say YOU must learn to understand, rise above, and effectively use politics, influence, and negotiation skills to get things done.

Learning Objective:This workshop will offer you proven techniques to make an impact, get results and gain/keep power and respect in the workplace.

Outcomes-At the end of this session, participants will be able to:

a. Use praise, support, and team building as a strategy to influence and power

b. Identify ways to use, understand, and survive organizational politics

c. Learn a practical strategy for successful negotiation

d. Discover their natural negotiating and influencing style

e. Tap into sources of natural power and persuasion

Executive Chatting: Cultivating Your Personal Leadership Voice

Day/Time: Friday, October 12th, 10:00 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.

Room: Cortez CD

Description: Do you know what you are saying? Before you speak a single word, you have said so much. Your body language, facial expressions, and attitude tell their own story. A strong leader knows how to say what she means. Her voice is strong; her points are clear, and she talks about the big picture. She invests in increasing her vocabulary and uses language that reflects core values, missions, and goals. She can take these skills straight to the bank as she rises to the top.

Learning Objective: This workshop will teach women to increase communication, leadership, and presentation style to become more effective managers and leaders

Outcomes-At the end of this course, participants will be able to:

  1. Practice using and interpreting nonverbal cues
  2. Explore ways to articulate mission and values
  3. Explore techniques to build executive presence
  4. Identify individual listening and communication styles
  5. Examine personal communication challenges and ways to address them

Act Like a CEO, Think Like a Leader: Top Men and Women Leaders Get Real About Gender, Leadership, and Perceptions

Day/Time: Friday, October 12th, 2:15 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Room: Cortez CD

Description: Be strong in the work place? Wait, not too strong? Be assertive? Wait, that’s aggressive? For every piece of advice a woman leader receives, there is an equal and opposite reaction. This workshop brings corporate and federal executive men and women leaders together to share perceptions, management challenges, and leadership strategies. Men leaders speak up and share candid thoughts for getting results and overcoming stereotypes and barriers. If information is power, this workshop is your source.

Learning Objective: This workshop will help you understand the business impact of behavior, attitudes, perceptions, and beliefs.

Outcomes- At the end of this workshop, participants will be able to:

a. Engage in a candid dialogue regarding the perceived challenges of managing/leading women and being managed/led by women

b. Discuss mutually beneficial techniques to build strong professional relationships

c. Explore the impact of race, gender, and perceptions on pay and promotion

Leadership Excellence in Action: A Roadmap to Inspire and Engage People and Teams

Day/Time: Friday, October 12th, 3:45 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Room: Cortez CD

Description: The concept of leadership is talked about so much, we all should be experts. We use and hear words like inspire, engage, and motivate as we seek real solutions to leadership challenges. This workshop looks at the concept of leadership in action. What behaviors, knowledge, and skills do you need to grow and develop as a leader? How will you measure success? What unique qualities, power, and influence impact people and teams? Engage with federal executives and discover ways to turn YOU into tangible leadership value. This roadmap will take you from good to great leadershiip

.Learning Objective: Learn critical leadership skills and apply them to work and life situations

Outcomes- At the end of this workshop, participants will be able to:

a. List sources of power needed to be influential

b. Take a self-assessment to identify personal leadership strengths

c. Explore the art of delegation and effective team leadership

d. Explore the role of feedback and performance measures

e. Create an action list with and explore plans to measure success

The Fundamentals of Executive Leadership: The 5 Most Critical Leadership Skills that Change the Game

Day/Time: Saturday, October 13th, 9:15 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

Room: Cortez CD

Description: Most of us have been to countless leadership seminars. Some of us skim through several leadership books and pick up on tidbits of leadership strategies and knowledge from speeches at conferences like these. So, the question is, of all of the leadership advice, what actually works? What are the top key strategies that we need to embrace to make the difference in the way we manage ourselves, people, and competing values? Top women of color leaders in STEM join together to share their success, roadblocks, and lessons learned.

Learning Objective: This workshop will help you learn from the greats and assess your role as a leader to increase personal productivity and performance.

Outcomes-At the end of this seminar, participants will be able to:

a. Explore personal stories and lessons from past WOC winners

b. Examine CEO top Ranked Leadership Strategies

c. Explore 7 Transformational Leadership Techniques

List Ineffective Leadership Habits and mistakes to avoid


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