All times listed below are Central Time Zone
Tuesday, April 20, 2021
10:00 am - 10:15 am: Welcome and Opening Remarks
Women in Industry Chair Rebecca Falish will kick-off the conference with a warm welcome and a few announcements.
10:15 am - 11:00 am: Opening Keynote: Passport to Excellence: Making the Most of Your Personal and Professional Journey with Tami Evans
Life is an adventure, and often we are expected to know where we are going, how to get there, and even to help guide others. During this entertaining and interactive program, participants will work on: motivation, communication, and self-confidence - the tools you need to help increase engagement, create communication cohesion, and elevate self-confidence, for leadership and life. Tami Evans will take you on an adventure “around the world," providing helpful tips and tools that will help you laugh your glass half full, and set everyone on a renewed path for a happier, healthier and more productive journey!
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11:00 am - 11:15 am: Break
11:15 am - 12:00 pm: Lights, Camera, Action! Virtual Presentation Hacks for Participants & Presenters Alike with Sima Dahl
Skyped out? Zoomed to tears? You're not alone! While the world readies itself to reopen, virtual meetings are likely here to stay. Join Sime Dahl, CSP for a fast-paced, engaging session on how to participate with panache and present like a pro online. A certified Virtual Presenter herself, Sima will share tips, tricks, and time-saving hacks to ensure your next meeting is nothing short of a show-stopper.
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Wednesday, April 21, 2021
1:00 pm - 1:40 pm: Influencing Without Authority with Patti Schmeda
In today’s uncertain environment, a company’s success is more dependent than ever on collaboration across multiple functions and people, including outside your range of direct influence. This can be challenging. How do you get the cooperation and buy in from your colleagues regardless of the reporting hierarchy? What do you need to do to get the job done?
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Thursday, April 22, 2021
1:00 pm - 1:40 pm: Leading Remote Teams with Tracie Sponenberg
Last year, many companies were forced to make an immediate change in how they worked, with employees all over the globe "forced" to work remotely almost overnight. Now that we've been living in a covid world for over a year, we've learned a lot. The world of work is never going back to the way it was in january 2020. "9 to 5" is gone and remote work is here to stay in some way, shape or form. This is a challenge for many people leaders. How do you keep your team connected when you only see each other on a screen? Can you really hire someone without ever meeting them in person? how does that all work? And what if some or all of your team works in a hybrid fashion?
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Friday, April 23, 2021
1:00 pm - 1:40 pm: Crucial Conversations with Judith Honesty
A crucial conversation is a discussion between two or more people where the stakes are high, opinions vary, and emotions run strong. When conversations turn crucial, people tend to follow one of two ineffective paths: they either speak directly and abrasively to get the results they want but harm relationships, or they remain silent with the hope of preserving relationships only to sacrifice results.
There's a better way. Crucial conversations gives people the skills to step into disagreement - rather than over or around it - and turn disagreement into dialogue for improved relationships and results.
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