Leadership Workshop

Winning at the Game of Office Politics 

Wednesday, Oct 8th  from 12:30 PM – 2:15 PM. Session will repeat from 2:45 PM – 4:30 PM.

Speaker: Jo Miller
In every workplace there are smart, talented women going about their work, hoping to attract recognition. While they wait, their colleagues are getting ahead by politicking and schmoozing. Is it possible to navigate office politics without becoming a political animal?

Topics include:

  • Developing positive political savvy
  • How to understand the dynamics of power in your organization
  • The shadow organization map
  • Identifying the unwritten, unspoken ‘rules of the game’

Communicating for Impact and Influence

Wednesday, Oct 8th  from 12:30 PM – 2:15 PM. Session will repeat from 2:45 PM – 4:30 PM.

Speaker: Denise Brosseau

To get ahead in today’s workplace, women must develop their skills as highly effective communicators. Whether you need to craft winning emails, answer that oft-asked question ‘what do you do?’ or present a your ideas to higher-ups, how you present your ideas (and yourself) can mean the difference between creating a reputation as an influential leader or being overlooked or easily sidelined.

In this workshop, Denise Brosseau, will share some actionable strategies for Preparing, Presenting & Prevailing as Influential Communicators. She will also share the templates and strategies of some of the world’s best communicators – including top-rated TED presenters, platform speakers and best-selling authors.

You Will Learn How To:

Prepare – What should you be thinking about BEFORE you present?

  • Think through ‘what’s in it for them?’ and craft your ‘why to buy’ message
  • Implement a tried-and-true technique for making a lasting first impression
  • Explore the common objections to your ideas and how to overcome them
  • Determine the best format(s) for communicating your message

Present – What strategies will make you successful DURING a communication?

  • Use some tricks of the trade to convey your message more effectively
  • ‘Read’ your audience so you model your communications appropriately
  • Claim your expertise so others take you seriously

Prevail – What follow-up strategies work best AFTER to assure your success?

  • Stay on track when others weigh in on your ideas
  • Recover — when you didn’t do it right the first time
  • Build in and on the ideas of others to assure momentum