Pre-Conference Seminars: March 28, 2016

These special pre-conference seminars are available only to registered attendees of the Leadership Conference. Register now to take advantage of these value-added offerings.

Registration Fee: $99 per session

10:00 am - 11:45 am
From Vision to Voice: Becoming a Visionary Leader
Cynthia Ingols

Research suggests that having and articulating a vision is one of the most difficult leadership behaviors that men and women need to develop and demonstrate. Additional research reports that women are particularly vulnerable to charges that they do not own and drive their visions to the finish line.

Join us for this session to learn to identify, develop, and articulate your vision. This session will give you the steps you need to move your preliminary vision into a vision you own and drive to completion.

1:00 pm - 2:45 pm
Building and Maintaining Strategic Mentoring Relationships
Stacy Blake-Beard

There is a great deal of attention on the power of mentoring relationships in our careers. Those who have access to mentors have been shown to fare better on several outcomes — they receive more promotions and higher salaries. They are more satisfied with their careers and less likely to leave their organizations. They gain access to the perspective and experience of seasoned others, and they are more likely to act as mentors to those coming behind them. With all of these benefits, we'd expect for everyone to have a mentoring relationships! But these important developmental relationships require concentrated effort and attention.

In this session, we will talk about how to effectively identify and build a mentoring connection. We will also discuss the challenges and opportunities in maintaining mentoring relationships, particularly across dimensions of difference. This interactive session will conclude with best practices and action planning to bring these practices into use.

3:00 - 4:45 pm
Change the Way You Think About Money: Why Money Matters More for Women
Lynne Marino

To quote Henry David Thoreau, "Wealth is the ability to fully experience life!" Because you are the creator of your own wealth, now is the time to take charge of managing it. Make your own life choices. Don't rely on others - your family, your company, your government - to make these critical choices for you. Planning for the unexpected can provide you with peace of mind. In this workshop, you will learn eight tips to empower you to make sound money decisions. Building your money confidence will make an important difference for you and your loved ones.