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Act Like a CEO, Think Like a LeaderAct Like a CEO, Think Like a Leader

Thu, 14 Jul 2016 19:57:51 GMT

Act Like a CEO, Think Like a Leader: Top Men and Women Leaders Get Real About Gender, Leadership, and Perceptions 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 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: Examine the challenges and strategies of gender barriers At the end of this seminar, 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 Presenter: Cheryl Moo-Young, Senior Infrastructure Manager, Accenture, LLP Panelists: Nicole Funk, Senior Vice President, Defense & Intelligence Group, Booz Allen Hamilton Theresa Spralling, CEO, Women of AT&T


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Business Cultural Competence and EtiquetteBusiness Cultural Competence and Etiquette

Thu, 14 Jul 2016 15:26:46 GMT

Business Cultural Competence and Etiquette: Understanding Culturally Sensitive Executive Manners Learning Objective: To improve the capacity to understand and negotiate around business and cultural expectations to increase interpersonal effectiveness. Executive manners refer to professional and corporate expectations. Cultural competence includes the capacity to apply and adapt executive manners in a wide variety of settings and cultures. We all make occasional cultural and business missteps and will likely agree that a better understanding of appropriate practices help protect and enhance our image. There are bad manners that can be avoided with awareness and education. This session is designed for both new and seasoned professionals to gain understanding of new ways to attract diverse talent, influence customers, and maximize interpersonal effectiveness. At the end of this seminar, participants will be able to: 1. Identify and explore common business etiquette mistakes. 2. Explore global cultural practices and blunders made by professionals. 3. Identify personal and professional expectations based on cultural experiences. 4. Explore opportunities to learn more about executive manners and cultural competence. Panelists: Beth Howell, U.S. Employment Compliance Officer, General Dynamics Land Systems Melisa Folwer, Sr. Business Project Manager, PECO Pamela Harris, Director, Raytheon Company


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The Future Started YesterdayThe Future Started Yesterday

Wed, 13 Jul 2016 13:48:42 GMT

The Future Started Yesterday: The Top Ten Computer and IT Trends This seminar looks at the forefront of technology trends in the community for technology leaders. As a technology professional, staying on top of trends is crucial. Below is a list of technology topics that this seminar will cover. LEARNING OBJECTIVE: Discuss the upcoming trends of information technology 1. Emergence of the Mobile Cloud – Mobile distributed computing paradigm will lead to explosion of new services. 2. From Internet of Things to Web of Things – Need connectivity, internetworking to link physical and digital. 3. From Big Data to Extreme Data – Simpler analytics tools needed to leverage the data deluge. 4. The Revolution Will Be 3D – New tools; techniques bring 3D printing power to masses. 5. Supporting New Learning Styles – Online courses demand seamless, ubiquitous approach. 6. Next-generation Mobile Networks – Mobile infrastructure must catch up with user needs. 7. Balancing Identity and Privacy – Growing risks and concerns about social networks. 8. Smart and Connected Healthcare – Intelligent systems, assistive devices will improve health. 9. E-Government – Interoperability a big challenge to delivering information. 10. Scientific Cloud Computing – Key to solving grand challenges, pursuing breakthroughs At the end of this seminar, participants will be able to: a. Explore the multiple uses of the internet b. Identify ways that technology can make our society more productive c. Examine what we give up when we advance technologically MODERATOR: Theodore Colbert, Vice President, The Boeing Company PANELISTS: Renata Spinks, Lead IT Project Manager, Dept of the Treasury Gerard Thomas, Senior Systems Lead, Lockheed Martin Corporation


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The Importance of Diversity and InclusionThe Importance of Diversity and Inclusion

Mon, 11 Jul 2016 14:18:57 GMT

The Importance of Diversity and Inclusion in a STEM Workplace Presented by Aerotek & EASi Organizations whose workplaces are heavily dominated by a STEM workforce must deliberately promote diversity and inclusion as a means to fuel continuous innovation. This must be done in the face of certain unique challenges that confront a STEM Workforce. The purpose of this seminar is to examine the unique challenges faced by organizations that hire predominantly STEM graduates and discuss some practical steps for promoting diversity and inclusion as a means generate and sustain innovation in such organization. By the end of this seminar, attendees will be able to learn: a. The unique diversity and inclusion challenges that confront STEM workers b. The benefits of diversity and inclusion to any workforce c. How to promote diversity and inclusion in a STEM workplace d. How to promote team success using diversity and inclusion e. How to promote diversity and inclusion in virtual environment. MODERATOR: Sherry Matlock, Senior Quality Manager, EASi


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Diversity of ThoughtDiversity of Thought

Mon, 11 Jul 2016 13:46:51 GMT

Diversity of Thought – What Is It and How Do You Implement It as a Diversity Initiative LEARNING OBJECTIVE: Define diversity of thought and how to implement it. Diversity is a resource to be accessed and utilized for superior performance and innovation in part because of “more- than-one-way- thinking” which results in innovation and creates an agile workforce. Access to diversity of thought is blocked unless organizations also create an environment of fairness, non-discrimination, respect, trust and where employees feel that their voices matters. The social justice side of the diversity conversation is directly linked to the performance side, without it, Diversity of Thought is a human resource withheld. Diversity of thought allows for differing perspectives on ideas and unique insights into problems, it creates opportunities for innovation and partnerships in unexpected places where ideas will develop into newer and more forward-thinking ideas that can be implemented as successful business strategies. At the end of this seminar participants will be able to: a. Define Diversity of Thought Evolution b. Examine how to create a culture and the challenges that embraces diversity of thought c. How to measure Diversity of Thought and measure innovation results d. Identify where companies should focus their energy to develop a Diversity of Thought program e. List the Four Point Sequence and the Predictive model framework for Diversity of Thought MODERATOR: Lonney Gregory, Principal Consultant, Linkage Inc. PANELISTS: Amanda Vallejo, Diversity & Inclusion Manager and EEO Compliance Officer, Huntington Ingalls Industries Shanna Travis, Senior Advisor to the COO, Department of Treasury


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Leadership Excellence in ActionLeadership Excellence in Action

Mon, 11 Jul 2016 13:39:05 GMT

Leadership Excellence in Action: Roadmap to Inspire and Engage LEARNING OBJECTIVE: Increase techniques for strengthening team leadership 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 leadership. 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 MODERATOR: Thomas Stanton, Director, International Business Development, Lockheed Martin Corporation PANELISTS: Darryl Stokes, Vice President, Electric Transmissions and Substations, BGE, an Exelon Company Rick Wilson, Project Manager, Systems Engineer, Northrop Grumman Corporation


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I Just want to Be SuccessfulI Just want to Be Successful

Thu, 30 Jun 2016 19:28:46 GMT

LEARNING OBJECTIVE: Increase professional leadership qualities, confidence, and competence. Are you playing the game, or is the game playing you? Great Leadership happens when you understand the game and sharpen the right tools to play effectively. Achieving greatness is no easy task. Each person has a unique path with its own set of challenges and obstacles to overcome. As emerging leaders, you must explore who you are and understand how all life experiences contribute value to your journey. On this path, most will discover that success is about embracing and using your individuality to achieve greatness. On this path, you will discover that great men make great leaders. What truly makes you great? Who do you consider great? This seminar will explore life and leadership while examining the impact of hip-hop culture and its impact on definitions and perspectives of success.


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Interview SkillsInterview Skills

Tue, 31 May 2016 18:22:50 GMT

Interview Skills That Get You Hired! Do you know the benefits of establishing a positive and professional self-representation during an interview? Promotions depend on preparation and practice, but knowing what to prepare and how to practice is essential. Mastering the Interview Training Materials holds the knowledge of the qualities that employers desire. Expanding your expectations of the questions that will be asked during an interview can give you an incredible advantage over other applicants for the position. Even more, being able to demonstrate your unique skills through a well-articulated answer to interview questions will put you in the lead. Taking the initiative to prepare for an interview can create new opportunities for career development in your industry. By the end of this workshop, participants will be able to answer the following questions: 1) What are the common interview questions, and how do you prepare your answers? 2) What information do I need to know for every interview? 3) How do I answer difficult questions? 4) What are good questions to ask your interviewer? 5) How do I answer the question “So tell me about yourself”? 6) What do I do after the interview? Presenter: Talia Fox, CEO, KUSI Visions


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The Power of Creative LeadershipThe Power of Creative Leadership

Tue, 24 May 2016 13:30:18 GMT

The Power of Creative Leadership: How Do Great Leaders Push Through Adversity? Learning Objective: Discuss the use of creativity to motivate employees Creativity is a core competence of organizations. Good leaders strive to use creativity to improve capacity, manage change, and overcome adversity. This seminar will not only arm you with change management strategies but also examine ways to solve problems and create growth opportunities. New and seasoned leaders seek novel approaches to move teams through adversity, strengthen commitment and performance, and encourage creative problem solving. Join us as experienced leaders share ways to creatively impact and influence positive change and support their people. At the end of this seminar, participants will be able to: 1. Examine specific creative leadership strategies. 2. Explore ways to help teams stay inspired and committed. 3. Identify specific tools and examples of how obstacles and change can be stepping stones for great opportunities. 4. Examine how to motivate teams through change and retain valuable talent. 5. Examine top qualities of creative leadership. Moderator: Denise Evans, Vice President, Women & Diversity B2B Marketing, IBM Corporation Panelists: Shanna Travis, Advisor to the Deputy Director, U.S. Department of the Treasury Malissia Clinton, Senior Vice President and General Counsel, The Aerospace Corporation Ron Bradley, Vice President, PECO


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Unleash Your PotentialUnleash Your Potential

Tue, 17 May 2016 13:46:50 GMT

Unleash Your Potential! Successfully Navigate Your Way through Global and Virtual Teams Presented by General Dynamics Learning Objective: Explore how to engage in and lead nontraditional teams. Work teams are no longer limited to co-workers within the same four walls. In today’s global marketplace teams can span across time zones, cultures, real space, and cyberspace. Virtual team environment is fundamentally different and hence traditional concepts of team leadership take on a new direction. Understanding how your personal style relates in a nontraditional team setting is key to unleashing your global potential. In this seminar, General Dynamics leaders will discuss how their experiences have prepared them to lead global and virtual teams. At the end of this seminar, participants will be able to: 1. Understanding challenges of global and virtual teams 2. Understand personal style and behavioral differences 3. Explore personal stories and examine effective strategies for team leadership 4. Identify the unique characteristics of virtual team members and leaders 5. Develop an awareness of geographic and cultural differences amongst team members Moderator: Howard Jenkins, Manager of HR Diversity and Outreach, General Dynamics Electric Boat Panelists: Beth Howell, U.S. Employment Compliance Officer, General Dynamics Land System Sarah Nicholson, Manager, HR Compliance and Special Projects, General Dynamics Bath Iron Works Amanda Thomas, Human Resources Generalist/Recruiter, General Dynamics NASSCO Dorothy Goetller, Program Manager, General Dynamics Electric Boat Sarah Walker, Director of Diversity and Inclusion, General Dynamics Mission Systems


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A CEO's Perspective on DiversityA CEO's Perspective on Diversity

Mon, 02 May 2016 20:35:13 GMT

A CEO’s Perspectives on the Value of Diversity, Inclusion and Innovation Presented by Northrop Grumman Corporation Most people understand the definition of diversity and inclusion, but do they know why it’s so important? In this interactive seminar, a Fortune 500 CEO will provide his view of how diversity & inclusion impacts collaboration, innovation and growth. He will share his vision on creating a diverse workforce that through its unique differences will grow his company through innovative technologies, fresh ideas on solving a customer’s needs and identifying solutions for the world’s future problems. Speaker: Wes Bush, CEO, Northrop Grumman Corporation Participants: Darryl Fraser, Vice President, Communications Mark Caylor, President, Enterprise Services and Chief Strategy Officer Chris Jones, President, Technology Services (2016 BEYA winner) Tom Vice, President, Aerospace Systems Sector Kathy Warden, President, Missions Systems


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Strategic Executive LeadershipStrategic Executive Leadership

Tue, 12 Apr 2016 13:57:08 GMT

Strategic Executive Leadership: Discover Essential Leadership Skills That Change the Game Learning Objective: Learn techniques and approaches to increase team and individual performance by implementing strategic leadership skills. Ever wonder what separates “good” from “great”? The most effective leaders think ahead, keep the big picture in mind, and plan to get results. Key leaders will share their winning strategic moves and skills you can use to thrive as a leader and move to the next level. 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? The key to success is planning a strategy and using the science of leadership to give you an edge. At the end of this seminar, participants will be able to: 1. Understand top five strategies used to get results. 2. Review key leadership knowledge and techniques that have transformed industries. 3. Identify personal leadership strategies. Moderator: Bryan Scott, Site Leader, The Boeing Company Panelists: Vernon Ross, Director, SAIC Darryl Stokes, Vice President, Transmission & Substation, BGE


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Diversity and Inclusion in ActionDiversity and Inclusion in Action

Tue, 05 Apr 2016 13:24:45 GMT

Turning Information Chaos Into Reliable Data: Tools and Techniques to Interpret, Organize, and Increase Reliable Business Results Learning Objective: Increase professional effectiveness, data management, and analytical skills with evolving technology, many people are overloaded and overwhelmed with information and data. Businesses now have access to large amounts of feedback from internal and external sources. How do we make sense of all of the information? Is the data reliable? How can we manage and utilize the data in order to impact business goals, visions, and mission? This seminar with help you turn your information overload into powerful and reliable data that you can use to meet organizational goals. At the end of this seminar, participants will be able to: 1. Assess and categorize data and information. 2. Identify tools and techniques to organize and interpret data. 3. Explore productivity tools and techniques. 4. Examine common data management challenges and solutions Panelists: Christine Lara, Civil Structural Engineer, Black & Veatch Corporation Sharon Norris, Occupational and Aerospace Medicine Chief Physician, The Boeing Company Charles Glover, Associate Data Scientist, Booz Allen Hamilton


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Situational LeadershipSituational Leadership

Tue, 29 Mar 2016 13:37:33 GMT

Situational Leadership: The Shift Every Leader Must Make to Be Effective Learning Objective: Identify personal leadership styles What is your leadership style? Do you handle everyone and every situation the same way despite the circumstances? One of the key qualities many great leaders share is the ability to adapt. The way you manage and lead depends on the needs of the situation and the people executing the tasks. Awareness of how these elements change and flow will enable you to adapt your style and preferences to meet the needs of the vision, mission, and goals. You can’t be a leader if you don’t have followers or if you lack the ability to bring your vision to fruition. At the end of this seminar, participants will be able to: 1. Identify your personal leadership style. 2. Explore leadership style models to discover ways to adapt your style. 3. Participate in mock leadership challenges to practice adapting and applying situational leadership strategies. Moderator: Barry Edwards, Organization Effectiveness Consultant, Northrop Grumman Corporation Panelists: Shanna Travis, Advisor to the Deputy Director, U.S. Department of the Treasury Gregory West, Chief Engineer, Northrop Grumman Corporation Malissia Clinton, Senior Vice President and General Counsel, The Aerospace Corporation


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How Energy can Supercharge a CompanyHow Energy can Supercharge a Company

Tue, 22 Mar 2016 15:57:11 GMT

How the Shale Energy Revolution Can Supercharge Any Company’s Drive From the Ground Up! Learning Objective: Learn and explore the energy benefits of the Marcellus Shale energy wells With natural gas flowing out of the Marcellus Shale’s bountiful wells, this workshop will focus on how companies can profit by joining the push toward “distributed energy production.” Philadelphia is home to one of the nation’s oldest centers of refining, chemical manufacturing, and other industrial production centers, revitalizing local economies and bringing a rebirth of industry. Take advantage of BEYA 2016 in Philadelphia to see firsthand how others are maximizing the advantages. Combined Heat & Power systems, demonstrated at the Marcellus Coalition’s “Shale Insight 2015” Conference in Philadelphia, make it possible for companies to generate their own electric power while cutting the cost of heating and cooling for their facilities. Exemplars are close at hand in Philadelphia’s Naval Yard Industrial Center, the Southeast Pennsylvania Transportation Authority, and the city’s own Water Department. At the end of this session, participants will be able to: 1. Explore factors that affect the cost of natural gas production. 2. Examine top strategies that lead to operating cost-effective facilities. 3. Discuss methods that will cut consumer costs and generate customer satisfaction. Moderator: Michael Cromer, Senior Hydrogeologist, Pennoni Panelists: Dave Ferro, Pennoni Gerald Thomas, Rutgers University Chuck Miller, Washington Gas


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BEYA'16: Money on my MindBEYA'16: Money on my Mind

Mon, 14 Mar 2016 19:04:33 GMT

Money on My Mind: Creative Financial Planning Strategies Learning Objective: Increase financial literacy and money management capacity How does money support your big vision for your life? What are your short- and long-term strategies for making your dreams a reality? To manage money effectively and prepare for a secure and prosperous future, you must focus on gaining knowledge and taking action. The key to success and wealth is developing sound financial habits early. Time is money. This seminar will help you get started on the path to getting and saving more of both. At the end of this session, participants will be able to: 1. Explore basic money management techniques. 2. Examine individual relationship with money and how to make money work for you. 3. Use tips to streamline the planning process. 4. Identify an action plan starting from current financial position. 5. Identify the top ten money mistakes young people make and how to avoid them. Moderator: Ian Browne, Program Manager, Lockheed Martin Corporation Panelists: Renata Spinks, Information Technology Manager, U.S. Government Davyd Jones, Financial Advisor, Raymond James & Associates, Inc.


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2016 HBCU Dean's Roundtable (BEYA)2016 HBCU Dean's Roundtable (BEYA)

Mon, 14 Mar 2016 17:12:57 GMT

Dean's Roundtable from the 2016 BEYA STEM awards conference.


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2015 WOC Executive Roundtable2015 WOC Executive Roundtable

Wed, 27 Jan 2016 15:36:03 GMT

The 2015 Women of Color in Technology Executive Roundtable Session Our business community must confront the challenges of the shortage of women in STEM leadership positions in today’s workplace, and the entrance of vast numbers of millennial talent who will reshape the workforce, and the rules of the workplace. The next generation of female leaders will contribute to, be heard, and influence the dialog driving these changes. They will have particular impact on conversations addressing gender related workplace challenges and solutions. We must address the gender gap, and the overall lack of diversity in senior leadership. How we do so must be an important component of our national and global talent strategies, and work in conjunction with systemic change efforts effecting our workforce. But to get this right, first, organizations must better understand how to attract, develop, and retain female and other diverse talent from the millennial generation. We hope that our 2015 Women of Color in Technology Executive Roundtable is a livewire symposium. Our interchange will examine the 21st Century challenges of women in today’s technology driven workplace and why it is seen as a man’s world. Moderated by Ted Childs, Diversity Workforce Catalyst for change, attendees will hear from women executives who have s competed in high intensity, competitive, technology driven workplaces. We do not want a discussion about what women have not done, or cannot do. We have assembled a panel of accomplished executive women to discuss their career journeys, and observations about strategies to succeed in today’s complex, challenging workplace. After the seminar, participants will be able to: a. Engage in a candid dialogue about the challenges women face in today’s workplace, including at the executive level. b. Explore factors that limit women from breaking the glass ceiling. c. Identify best practices in diversity workforce change. d. Discuss ways to overcome challenges and stereotypes. Moderator: Ted Childs, Strategic Diversity Advisor, Ted Childs LLC


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Women of Color All-StarsWomen of Color All-Stars

Wed, 23 Dec 2015 18:27:02 GMT

Women of Color All-Stars: Game Changing Leadership Skills, Life Lessons, and Mistakes 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 successes, roadblocks, and lessons learned. This workshop will help you learn from the greats and understand your true role as a leader. At the end of this seminar, participants will be able to: a. Explore personal stories and lessons from past WOC winners. b. Examine CEO’s top ranked leadership strategies. c. Explore 7 transformational leadership techniques. d. List ineffective leadership habits and mistakes to avoid. Panelists: Linda Taliaferro, Vice President, Global Quality, Meritor, Inc. Monica Emerson, Principal, Inclusive Performance Solutions Moderator: Jasmine Dolfus, Diversity and Inclusion Consultant, Justice Via Dharma LLC


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Culture and PowerCulture and Power

Wed, 23 Dec 2015 15:01:09 GMT

Culture and Power! Perceptions, Cross-Cultural Communications, and Other Cultural Factors that Impact Women and Success The perception of power is a cultural phenomenon. Different cultures accept the dynamic of power in very different ways. Some accept unequally distributed power as a natural part of the professional world, where other cultures engage and view that power is equal among contributors. This cultural concept is known as power distance. When in a “high power distance” culture, the relationship between bosses and subordinates is one of dependence. When in a “low power distance” society, the relationship between bosses and subordinates is one of interdependence. Knowledge of how you and your team perceive power and accept structure will impact the ease of communication and affect leadership style choices. Culture is a powerful dynamic that helps us understand and be more specific about relationship conflicts and triumphs.  At the end of this seminar, participants will be able to: a. Leaders share cultural challenges and solutions. b. Identify core issues and strategies to manage communication styles and differences. c. Explore potential impact of language on perceived confidence and value. d. Examine leadership styles and principles to accommodate power distance cultural factors. Panelists: Jodi Turner, Associate Director, UNC Charlotte; Zohra Hemani, IT Program Manager, Northrop Grumman Corporation Moderator: Jasmine Dolfus, Diversity & Inclusion Consultant, Justice Via Dharma LLC 


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Diversity and InclusionDiversity and Inclusion

Tue, 22 Dec 2015 21:27:10 GMT

In Sheryl Sandberg’s book, Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead, her point comes through clearly. Her point is that notwithstanding the many gender biases that still take place in the workplace, excuses and justifications won’t get women anywhere. Instead, believe in yourself, give it your all, “lean in,” and “don’t leave before you leave”―which is to say, don’t doubt your ability to combine work and family. Leaning in can help you juggle work and family, step forward, and succeed professionally. This puts you in a better position to ask for what you want and make changes that can benefit others. At the end of this seminar, participants will be able to: a. Explore ways that race and gender impact achievement. b. Discuss necessary changes that can benefit professional women in the workplace. c. Examine behaviors and cultural practices that create diversity challenges. Panelists: Jessica Gomez, Engineering Manager, Huntington Ingalls Industries; LaQuita Hall, VP, Global Managed Services Operations, AT&T; Cathy Hendrian, Vice President, Human Resources, Consumers Energy Moderator: JasmineDolfus, Diversity & Inclusion Consultant, Justice Via Dharma LLC


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Interview SkillsInterview Skills

Wed, 02 Dec 2015 15:52:57 GMT

Do you know the benefits of establishing a positive and professional self-representation during an interview? Promotions depend on preparation and practice, but knowing what to prepare and how to practice is essential. Mastering the Interview Training Materials holds the knowledge of the qualities that employers desire. Expanding your expectations of the questions that will be asked during an interview can give you an incredible advantage over other applicants for the position. Even more, being able to demonstrate your unique skills through a well-articulated answer to interview questions will put you in the lead. Taking the initiative to prepare for an interview can create new opportunities for career development in your industry. By the end of this workshop, participants will be able to answer the following questions: 1) What are the common interview questions, and how do you prepare your answers? 2) What information do I need to know for every interview? 3) How do I answer difficult questions? 4) What are good questions to ask your interviewer? 5) How do I answer the question “So tell me about yourself”? 6) What do I do after the interview? Presenter: Talia Fox, CEO, KUSI Visions


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Sonya SephabanSonya Sephaban

Tue, 13 Oct 2015 13:42:40 GMT

Sonya Sepahban, 2012 Women of Color Technologist of the Year, was Thursday's guest on the Women of Color Webinar series hosted by Tyrone Taborn, founder of the Women of Color STEM Conference and publisher of Women of Color magazine.


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The Future Started YesterdayThe Future Started Yesterday

Mon, 05 Oct 2015 16:26:42 GMT

The Future Started Yesterday: The Top Ten Computer and IT Trends This seminar looks at the forefront of technology trends in the community for technology leaders. As a technology professional, staying on top of trends is crucial. Below is a list of technology topics that this seminar will cover. LEARNING OBJECTIVE: Discuss the upcoming trends of information technology 1. Emergence of the Mobile Cloud – Mobile distributed computing paradigm will lead to explosion of new services. 2. From Internet of Things to Web of Things – Need connectivity, internetworking to link physical and digital. 3. From Big Data to Extreme Data – Simpler analytics tools needed to leverage the data deluge. 4. The Revolution Will Be 3D – New tools; techniques bring 3D printing power to masses. 5. Supporting New Learning Styles – Online courses demand seamless, ubiquitous approach. 6. Next-generation Mobile Networks – Mobile infrastructure must catch up with user needs. 7. Balancing Identity and Privacy – Growing risks and concerns about social networks. 8. Smart and Connected Healthcare – Intelligent systems, assistive devices will improve health. 9. E-Government – Interoperability a big challenge to delivering information. 10. Scientific Cloud Computing – Key to solving grand challenges, pursuing breakthroughs At the end of this seminar, participants will be able to: a. Explore the multiple uses of the internet b. Identify ways that technology can make our society more productive c. Examine what we give up when we advance technologically MODERATOR: Theodore Colbert, Vice President, The Boeing Company PANELISTS: Renata Spinks, Lead IT Project Manager, Dept of the Treasury Gerard Thomas, Senior Systems Lead, Lockheed Martin Corporation


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Self-Promoting StrategiesSelf-Promoting Strategies

Mon, 05 Oct 2015 13:17:14 GMT

Join us as Lockheed Martin's Latasha Dandy, System Engineer Senior, gives us her strategies on how to self-promote and build your own brand in the workplace.


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Taking Control of your CareerTaking Control of your Career

Mon, 05 Oct 2015 13:16:24 GMT

#STEMISAGIRLTHING webinar presenter Imani Carter hosted Rupali Lunani, Thursday, September 24. Lunani, a manager at General Dynamics, treated the audience to her insights and expertise on taking responsibility for one's career in the automotive industry.


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Playing in the SandboxPlaying in the Sandbox

Mon, 28 Sep 2015 13:13:13 GMT

Playing in the Sandbox: Effective Strategies for Managing Multi-Generational Teams LEARNING OBJECTIVE: Enhance techniques for successful collaboration among teams. Managers are charged with meeting diverse needs to maximize value and productivity. To be a competent leader and manager, your role is to create opportunities, empower others, and leverage the specialized skills of employees. One continuing challenge is managing multi-generational teams. The complexity of communication presents two core challenges. How do we increase quality and efficiency of knowledge sharing? How do we improve value? Collaboration and knowledge sharing practices are essential to solving problems, enhancing professional relationships, increasing productivity, and improving work quality. Building communities that continue to address knowledge sharing and collaboration systems is the key to remaining competitive. At the end of this seminar participants will be able to: a. Explore knowledge sharing techniques to stay ahead of the competition b. Identify new and innovative ways that organizations share knowledge and collaborate c. Explore ways to foster communities that embrace successful collaborative exchanges d. Examine global and multi-generational knowledge sharing opportunities and challenges MODERATOR: Reggie Grant, Director, Program Management, Lockheed Martin Corporation PANELISTS: LaSonya Berry, CEO, McPherson Berry Michael Powell, Vice President, Organizational Development & Training, Powell Consulting Group Marvy Moore, Asst V.P., Market Development, ATT


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Creating Enviroments Where Women ThriveCreating Enviroments Where Women Thrive

Fri, 18 Sep 2015 21:53:40 GMT

Strategies For Creating an Environment Where Women Thrive- Angela Ivery Angela Ivery of Lockheed Martin sits down with Career Communications Group's CEO Dr. Tyrone Taborn, and discuss her experiences working for Lockheed Martin. A company that has created an environment where women can thrive http://blackengineer.com/artman2/publish/WOMEN_OF_COLOR_56/A-Company-Where-Women-Thrive.shtml


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Monica Emerson- Bias in the WorkplaceMonica Emerson- Bias in the Workplace

Mon, 14 Sep 2015 15:25:12 GMT

Monica Emerson, the national chairperson of the Women of Color STEM Conference, is back on the Women of Color #STEMISAGIRLTHING Webinar Series. This episode, is the second in the nine-week series, and is focused on bias in the workplace.


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Unlocking InnovationUnlocking Innovation

Mon, 14 Sep 2015 14:57:17 GMT

Unlocking Innovation: Training for Breakthroughs LEARNING OBJECTIVE: Improve team creativity and development. In order to stay ahead of the competition, people and teams must be creative and innovative. The key to success is engaging in ways of thinking that inspires breakthroughs. Science and technology is about using talent and skills to create possibilities. Did you know that there are proven tools to inspire teams to have every day breakthroughs? Uncover hidden talent on your team; learn strategies that are not only fun and creative, but also just might help you create the next breakthrough. At the end of this seminar participants will be able to: a. Explore leadership skills that encourage creativity b. Learn techniques and tools that support an inventive mind c. Play games that inspire creativity and innovation PANELISTS: Paul Chi, Vice President, Strategic Innovation Group, Booz Allen Terita Norton, Senior Project Leader, The Aerospace Corporation Rodney Elmore, Solutions Architect, Health Division, Northrop Grumman Corporation


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Leadership Excellence in ActionLeadership Excellence in Action

Tue, 08 Sep 2015 15:35:11 GMT

Leadership Excellence in Action: Roadmap to Inspire and Engage LEARNING OBJECTIVE: Increase techniques for strengthening team leadership 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 leadership. 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 MODERATOR: Thomas Stanton, Director, International Business Development, Lockheed Martin Corporation PANELISTS: Darryl Stokes, Vice President, Electric Transmissions and Substations, BGE, an Exelon Company Rick Wilson, Project Manager, Systems Engineer, Northrop Grumman Corporation


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Time to Take ControlTime to Take Control

Tue, 08 Sep 2015 12:46:49 GMT

In the Women of Color in STEM series, a second edition kicked off last week with Delene Sedillo, associate director of procurement at the NASA Johnson Space Center and 2015 Women of Color Award winner for Managerial Leadership in Government. http://blackengineer.com/artman2/publish/WOMEN_OF_COLOR_56/Women-of-Color-Magazine-launches-a.shtml


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The Importance of Diversity and InclusionThe Importance of Diversity and Inclusion

Mon, 31 Aug 2015 13:47:39 GMT

The Importance of Diversity and Inclusion in a STEM Workplace Presented by Aerotek & EASi Organizations whose workplaces are heavily dominated by a STEM workforce must deliberately promote diversity and inclusion as a means to fuel continuous innovation. This must be done in the face of certain unique challenges that confront a STEM Workforce. The purpose of this seminar is to examine the unique challenges faced by organizations that hire predominantly STEM graduates and discuss some practical steps for promoting diversity and inclusion as a means generate and sustain innovation in such organization. By the end of this seminar, attendees will be able to learn: a. The unique diversity and inclusion challenges that confront STEM workers b. The benefits of diversity and inclusion to any workforce c. How to promote diversity and inclusion in a STEM workplace d. How to promote team success using diversity and inclusion e. How to promote diversity and inclusion in virtual environment. MODERATOR: Sherry Matlock, Senior Quality Manager, EASi


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Situational LeadershipSituational Leadership

Mon, 24 Aug 2015 13:54:47 GMT

Situational Leadership: The Shift Every Leader Must Make to be Effective LEARNING OBJECTIVE: Identify personal leadership styles What is your leadership style? Do you handle everyone and every situation the same way despite the circumstances? One of the key qualities many great leaders share is the ability to adapt. The way you manage and lead depends on the needs of the situation and the people executing the tasks. Awareness of how these elements change and flow will enable you to adapt your style and preferences to meet the needs of the vision, mission and goals. You can’t be a leader if you don’t have followers or if you lack the ability to bring your vision to fruition. At the end of this session, participants will be able to: a. Identify your personal leadership style b. Explore leadership style model to discover ways to adapt your style c. Participate in mock leadership challenges to practices adapting and applying situational leadership strategies MODERATOR: Rainia Washington, Vice President, Culture, Diversity and Equal Opportunity Program, Lockheed Martin Corporation PANELISTS: Shanna Travis, Senior Advisor to the COO, Department of Treasury Gregory West, Chief Engineer, Northrop Grumman Corporation Dave Persson, Director of Business Operations, Aerotek


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Personality, Leadership and Emotional IntelligencePersonality, Leadership and Emotional Intelligence

Mon, 17 Aug 2015 13:18:23 GMT

Personality, Leadership and Emotional Intelligence: Strategies and Assessments LEARNING OBJECTIVE: Explore the benefits of emotional intelligence Is your personality and leadership style helping or hurting you? Some studies have shown that emotional intelligence is a better predictor of success than technical or intellectual capacity. Effective leaders invest in a lifelong journey of self- assessment and learning. Not only must they understand the business environment, challenges, and opportunities associated with growth, they also need understanding of how his/her personality, skills, experiences impact people and contribute to goal attainment. Leaders must work on capacity to manage self, have a positive outlook, and effectively recognize the needs of others. As the complexity of interactions change, more leaders are forced to use emotional intelligence to cultivate viable relationships with customers and employees. Join us as we assess varying levels of emotional intelligence and explore unique personal skills that will help you continue to develop as a leader. At the end of this seminar, participants will be able to: a. Assess current level of emotional intelligence b. Explore concepts of personality and habits c. View scenarios and case studies to identify emotionally intelligent strategies d. Examine the levels of emotional intelligent leadership MODERATOR: Brigette Blair, Mission Assurance Engineer, Northrop Grumman Corporation PANELISTS: Talia Fox, CEO, KUSI Vision Ted Imes, Director, Talent Discovery, Northrop Grumman Corporation Atherton A. Carty, Deputy Program Manager, Lockheed Martin Corporation


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Diversity of ThoughtDiversity of Thought

Mon, 10 Aug 2015 13:19:11 GMT

Diversity of Thought – What Is It and How Do You Implement It as a Diversity Initiative LEARNING OBJECTIVE: Define diversity of thought and how to implement it. Diversity is a resource to be accessed and utilized for superior performance and innovation in part because of “more- than-one-way- thinking” which results in innovation and creates an agile workforce. Access to diversity of thought is blocked unless organizations also create an environment of fairness, non-discrimination, respect, trust and where employees feel that their voices matters. The social justice side of the diversity conversation is directly linked to the performance side, without it, Diversity of Thought is a human resource withheld. Diversity of thought allows for differing perspectives on ideas and unique insights into problems, it creates opportunities for innovation and partnerships in unexpected places where ideas will develop into newer and more forward-thinking ideas that can be implemented as successful business strategies. At the end of this seminar participants will be able to: a. Define Diversity of Thought Evolution b. Examine how to create a culture and the challenges that embraces diversity of thought c. How to measure Diversity of Thought and measure innovation results d. Identify where companies should focus their energy to develop a Diversity of Thought program e. List the Four Point Sequence and the Predictive model framework for Diversity of Thought MODERATOR: Lonney Gregory, Principal Consultant, Linkage Inc. PANELISTS: Amanda Vallejo, Diversity & Inclusion Manager and EEO Compliance Officer, Huntington Ingalls Industries Shanna Travis, Senior Advisor to the COO, Department of Treasury


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Techno FuturesTechno Futures

Mon, 03 Aug 2015 14:02:11 GMT

Techno Futures: How Leading-Edge Technology Will Transform Business in the Next Century LEARNING OBJECTIVE: Explore how technology will impact the future of business. From health care to bioengineered makeovers, the fast pace of technology will make us re-evaluate everything from entrepreneurial moves to our company’s market position in the future. This seminar will help us understand the potential impact of technological change (both the good and bad) in the business environment. Major issues like speed of change and innovation make this seminar critical for managers seeking to understand change and adaption in watching out for out-of-the-box competitors. At the end of this seminar, participants will be able to: a. Discuss the impact that technology has on our environment b. Examine our business and cultural dependence on technology c. Assess where technology is going and what we need to do to keep up PANELISTS: Tami Randolph, Director of Technology, Northrop Grumman Corporation Aknesha Miller, Senior Program Manager, Lockheed Martin Corporation Reginald Gillins, Security Management Technology, The Boeing Company


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The Reality of DiversityThe Reality of Diversity

Mon, 27 Jul 2015 13:22:46 GMT

The Reality of Diversity: Myth vs. Truths Presented by Raytheon Raytheon recognizes that the commitment with diversity starts at the “Top” and our commitment to diversity has been acknowledged around the world. The leadership of Raytheon believes that diversity across the company is vital to ensure that we continue to be a dominant force for providing defense systems to the warfighters around the globe. Diversity is one of our strategic pillars that allows for the continuous competitive growth and extensive enterprise collaborations of our company. These Leaders will share with you how we do it and its proven value in our ability to support our customers, to acknowledge our employees and to position the company to have a global impact that is unprecedented. This session will also address the truths about diversity and how it works in Corporate America. We will discuss the barriers to diversity and how to engage middle management? And lastly we will discuss the kinds of changes that will have the most impact? MODERATOR: Hayward Bell, Chief Diversity Officer, The Raytheon Company PANELISTS: Pam Wickham, Vice President of Corporate Affairs and Communications, The Raytheon Company Randa Newsome, Vice President of Human Resources and Global Security Services, The Raytheon Company Benita Fortner, Director of Supplier Diversity, The Raytheon Company


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Innovative ElectronicsInnovative Electronics

Mon, 20 Jul 2015 13:08:28 GMT

Innovative Electronics for National Security Presented by Northrop Grumman Corporation Over the past 50 years technology has changed our lives at a rapid pace and continues to play a critical role in modern warfare. Our country is changing how we respond to threats to our national security by deploying advanced technologies for applications from outer space to underseas to cyberspace. The benefits to our warfighters are being realized in terms of innovative new products with a focus on affordability. Northrop Grumman, as a leader in advanced technologies, presents this workshop providing an overview of the history, current capabilities and the future of electronics to protect our nation. LEARNING OUTCOMES: Increase awareness and knowledge of the challenges of national security and the importance of innovation in advance technology At the end of this seminar, participants will be able to: a. Understand the evolution of technology b. Explore the challenges of national security c. Explore the importance of advance technology d. Explore how advance technology benefits national security PANELIST: Steve Bocskor, Director, Business Management, Advanced Concepts & Technology Division


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The "X" FactorThe "X" Factor

Mon, 13 Jul 2015 13:59:41 GMT

The “X” Factor: Strategies for Winning Images, Lasting Impressions, and Brilliant Brands LEARNING OBJECTIVE: Identify and enhance personal brand image Everyone is looking for ways to gain a competitive edge. How can we ensure success? Or, how can we avoid mistakes and pitfalls? The secret to long-term success is leaving lasting impressions. You may need a brand and image makeover. We all have an image, whether good or bad, that leaves an impression on everyone we meet. We are often unaware of what that image is really saying. When people hear your name or look at you, they have a series of perceptions that determine their decisions and thoughts. These consistent thoughts define your brand. Your visual appearance, actions, reactions, and reputation impact those perceptions. “Behavior is the mirror in which everyone shows their image.” –Johann Wolfgang von Goethe As professional women, it is critical to be deliberate about designing an image and brand that support career goals and personal values. Come join a panel of peers discuss critical factors that make or break your winning image, lasting impression, and brilliant brand. At the end of this workshop, participants will be able to: a. Explore what their personal image conveys b. Examine ways to build personal image conveys c. Discuss common mistakes that make or break a winning image and brand d. Create strategies for building a brand and image that works for their organization’s culture MODERATOR: Pauline Mosley, Professor of Information Technology, Pace University PANELISTS: Michael Powell, Vice President, Organizational Development & Training, Powell Consulting Group Veronica Nelson, Talent Capture and Redeployment, Northrop Grumman Corporation


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TechutritionTechutrition

Thu, 02 Jul 2015 18:43:48 GMT

Techutrition: Promoting Technology and Science Careers in Food and Nutrition What is Techutrition? A series of actions and activities designed to teach the public about the technology and science behind the processing and marketing of healthy, nutritious foods. Most STEM students and professionals know the name George Washington Carver, the Black agronomist who is an icon of food and nutritional science. Dr. Carver worked at Tuskegee University, a historically Black school. Young people hear his name constantly during Black History Month. But how many would guess that he was a pioneer in the field of nutrition and science as a means for improving the quality of life. Major issues such as the role that technology and nutrition play in living better, longer, and having a successful career in these fields will be addressed. At the end of this seminar, participants will be able to: a. Increase knowledge of the technical, scientific, and professional skill sets involved in food manufacturing, processing, and marketing, and to create awareness of the kind of education and training needed to access careers in these fields b. Promote the field of nutrition as one that provides rewarding and rich careers that will give STEM students and professionals both personal growth and the ability to enhance the standard of living of their communities c. Help inspire innovators to establish businesses that can be part of, and benefit from, the multitrillion-dollar food and nutrition industries d. Show the potential of using Web-based technology to increase awareness about nutrition e. Encourage the use of technology to promote good nutritional health


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WANT A SECURITY CLEARANCE?WANT A SECURITY CLEARANCE?

Mon, 22 Jun 2015 14:09:29 GMT

As you create your master plan for success, consider the variety of tools needed to gain a competitive edge in your industry. By familiarizing oneself with the extensive US Security Clearance Process, you can begin to prepare and access opportunities that help you excel. This workshop will guide you through the processing of getting and keeping a US security clearance. Further, we will explore the future and emerging career opportunities that require various clearance levels. LEARNING OUTCOMES: Increase knowledge and awareness around the US security clearance process. At the end of this seminar, participants will be able to: a) Identify a series of career paths and associated tools to improve job marketability b) List a series of certification and association options c) Review the security clearance process and associated misconceptions and mistakes PANELISTS: Michael Belzil, Security Director, Lockheed Martin Corporation; Adrienne Williams, Systems Engineer Manager, Northrop Grumman Corporation


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The Digital EconomyThe Digital Economy

Mon, 15 Jun 2015 14:08:02 GMT

The Digital Economy: How the Cashless Society Will Impact Finance, Retail and Privacy LEARNING OBJECTIVE: Discover how changes in banking can change human nature The introduction of electronic banking, online transactions and mobile banking has paved way for a new era, where the use and demand for physical cash is gradually declining. This recent evolution of technology in financial institutions poses interesting questions for economists, financial institutions, business analysts and the government regarding the status, logistics, and availability of instruments to guarantee economic growth and stability, efficiency and effectiveness of the cashless policy. Recently, India has launched a nationwide program involving the allocation of a Unique Identification Number (UID) to every single one of its 1.2 billion residents. Each of the numbers will be tied to the biometric data of the recipient using three different forms of information – fingerprints, iris scans, and pictures of the face. All ten digits of the hand will be recorded, and both eyes will be scanned. At the end of this seminar, participants will be able to: a. Assess what advantages we gain and what rights we lose in a cashless environment b. Explore how a cashless society depowers the individual and empowers government and retail c. Investigate how a cashless society would make the world a safer place MODERATOR: Kendall Williams, Assistant Professor, United States Military Academy PANELISTS: Gail Ball, Head, Payments Studies Group, Federal Reserve Bank Reginald Gillins, Security Management Technology, The Boeing Company Colleen Taylor, EVP, Capital One Bank


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The Digital EconomyThe Digital Economy

Mon, 15 Jun 2015 14:04:24 GMT

The Digital Economy: How the Cashless Society Will Impact Finance, Retail and Privacy LEARNING OBJECTIVE: Discover how changes in banking can change human nature The introduction of electronic banking, online transactions and mobile banking has paved way for a new era, where the use and demand for physical cash is gradually declining. This recent evolution of technology in financial institutions poses interesting questions for economists, financial institutions, business analysts and the government regarding the status, logistics, and availability of instruments to guarantee economic growth and stability, efficiency and effectiveness of the cashless policy. Recently, India has launched a nationwide program involving the allocation of a Unique Identification Number (UID) to every single one of its 1.2 billion residents. Each of the numbers will be tied to the biometric data of the recipient using three different forms of information – fingerprints, iris scans, and pictures of the face. All ten digits of the hand will be recorded, and both eyes will be scanned. At the end of this seminar, participants will be able to: a. Assess what advantages we gain and what rights we lose in a cashless environment b. Explore how a cashless society depowers the individual and empowers government and retail c. Investigate how a cashless society would make the world a safer place MODERATOR: Kendall Williams, Assistant Professor, United States Military Academy PANELISTS: Gail Ball, Head, Payments Studies Group, Federal Reserve Bank Reginald Gillins, Security Management Technology, The Boeing Company Colleen Taylor, EVP, Capital One Bank


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Shaping a Brighter FutureShaping a Brighter Future

Mon, 01 Jun 2015 18:05:03 GMT

Shaping a Brighter Future: New Advancements in Healthcare Technology LEARNING OBJECTIVE: Address the challenges of healthcare under Obamacare Health IT is a major component of healthcare reform. The Obama Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) aims to reduce cost of health care and decrease the number of uninsured Americans. Advancement in Healthcare technology will be a critical player in improving healthcare outcomes and streamlining the delivery of health care. As we move forward, Health IT will continue to strive to meet the demands for existing and new drug channels, advancing drug discovery, and development, increased quality care, efficiency, and cost-effectiveness. This seminar will examine the role of PPCA in advancing healthcare technology to meet increasing Healthcare needs and demands. At the end of this seminar participants will be able to: a. Identify challenges in healthcare delivery systems b. Examine existing and new drug channels c. Explore Systems Pharmacology Goals and Supply Chain integrity d. Explore the Obama Patient Protection and Affordability Care Act and its impact on Healthcare technology


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LIQUIDATING BRAIN POWERLIQUIDATING BRAIN POWER

Fri, 15 May 2015 16:05:10 GMT

LIQUIDATING BRAIN POWER: BRAIN EXERCISES WITH HIGH ROIS Is intelligence a function of nature or nurture? Are people born smart or do they become smart? The safest answers are “it depends” or “all of the above”. Despite the differences among us, we all search for ways to maximize our potential. There are some key habits, exercises, and ways of thinking that can help you increase your memory, make more strategic decisions, increase understanding, and enhance mental clarity. This workshop will expose you to simple things that you can do on a regularly basis to challenge your mind, engage your thinking, and access greater creativity and intellectual focus. LEARNING OUTCOMES: Increase capacity to encourage innovation and motivation in self and others. At the end of this workshop, participants will be able to: a) Identify habits to increase memory and thinking b) Explore strategies to increase creativity c) Play brain teasing games to enhance focus PANELISTS: Lonney Gregory, Director, Learning Technology and Operations, Northrop Grumman Corporation; Kimberly Rattley, President, Creative Synergy Solutions, Inc.; Kenneth Washington, Lockheed Martin Corporation


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MANAGING CYBER THREATSMANAGING CYBER THREATS

Mon, 11 May 2015 13:42:28 GMT

MANAGING CYBER THREATS: A CYBER SECURITY CONVERSATION WITH THE EXPERTS Cyber security has become as important as locking your front door. We must protect and secure information. As our reliance on technology increases, the need to build innovative approaches to cyber security efforts becomes critical. The opportunities in this field are great. Cyber Security is a National Priority. Join our panel of experts as we talk about managing cyber threats and ways to gain access to cyber security opportunities. LEARNING OUTCOMES: Increase Cyber Security knowledge, technical skills, and awareness of trends At the end of this seminar, participants will be able to: a) Identify required skills and areas in cyber security careers b) Explore opportunities and challenges in Cyber security c) Examine critical success factors d) Connect with other successful cybersecurity professionals e) Explore trends and best practices for 2013 in Cyberspace MODERATOR: Simone Thomas, Systems Engineer, Sr., Lockheed Martin Corporation PANELISTS: Renata Spinks, Special Assistant to the Chief Technology Officer, Office of Financial Research; Reginald Gillins, Security Management Technology, The Boeing Company


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WOW! HOW TO GIVE THE BEST PRESENTATIONWOW! HOW TO GIVE THE BEST PRESENTATION

Mon, 04 May 2015 13:43:04 GMT

SEMINAR: WOW! HOW TO GIVE THE BEST PRESENTATION OF YOUR CAREER True greatness is seen in the ability to convince others they, too, are great! Your experiences and stories of triumph are your most useful tool to make a difference in your professional and personal world. The essence of great leadership is finding ways to bring life to your vision. Learn to articulate your story and others will be motivated to move quickly toward a call of action. This skill is the essence of honing your personal power to affect others.. LEARNING OUTCOMES: Increase professional presentation skills. At the end of this course, participants will be able to: a) Identify elements of a motivational speeches and dynamic presentations b) Explore the use of stories in effective presentation c) Use vocal techniques and strategies that make an impact d) Learn how to adapt your speaking style e) Explore ways to use powerpoint and other visual Aids as a tool for engagement MODERATOR: Talia Fox, Chief Executive Officer, Kusi Visions, LLC PANELISTS: Lonney Gregory, Director, Learning Technology and Operations, Northrop Grumman Corporation; G. Derrick Hinton, Principal Deputy Director, United States Department of Defense


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PRODUCING A TRUST DIVIDENDPRODUCING A TRUST DIVIDEND

Mon, 27 Apr 2015 14:12:10 GMT

PRODUCING A TRUST DIVIDEND (PRESENTED BY THE BOEING COMPANY) PANEL 1: Producing A Trust Dividend A Boeing Executive Panel discussion on how trust dividend is developed through relationships, partnership, and leadership within corporate structure. The speed of trust begins within each of us personally, continues into our relationships, expands into our organizations, and ultimately encompasses our global society. PANEL 2: Accelerating Technical Performance A Boeing Technical Panel on how trust is a measurable accelerator to performance through integrity, competency, and credibility. As trust increases, the speed of technical progress goes up, and the cost of gaining higher performance goes down. MODERATOR PANEL 1: Bryan T. Scott, Director of Quality MODERATOR PANEL 2: Darlene Fox, Manager, Noise, Weights & Scientific Computing PANELISTS PANEL 1: Richard D. Baily, Vice President of Engineering, Mission Assurance & Product Support; Joan R. Robinson-Berry, Vice President of Supplier Management, Shared Services Group; Ms. Bavan M. Holloway, Vice President of Corporate Audit; Alan R. May, Vice President of Human Resources Boeing Commercial Airplane PANELISTS PANEL 2: Tanya G. Mayer, Associate Technical Fellow; Christopher Ryan Miller, F-15 International Suite Technical Integrator; Dr. Charles Weatherford, Professor and Interim Associate Vice President for Research; Lisa M. Valle, Manager, IT Service Management COORDINATORS: Dr. Nathan R. Brooks, Associate Technical Fellow; Dr. George A. Parker, Associate Technical fellow, Technical Lead Engineer of BR&T Chemical Technology


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The Power of Creative LeadershipThe Power of Creative Leadership

Mon, 20 Apr 2015 13:40:51 GMT

The Power of Creative Leadership: How Do Great Leaders Push Through Adversity? LEARNING OBJECTIVE: Discuss the use of creativity to motivate employees Creativity is a core competence of organizations. Good leaders strive to use creativity to improve capacity, manage change and overcome adversity. This seminar will not only arm you with change management strategies, but also examine ways to solve problems and create growth opportunities. New and seasoned leaders seek novel approaches to move teams through adversity, strengthen commitment and performance, and encourage creative problem solving. Join us at BEYA 2013 as experienced leaders share ways to creatively impact and influence positive change and support their people. At the end of this seminar participants will be able to: a. Examine specific creative leadership strategies b. Explore ways to help teams stay inspired and committed c. Identify specific tools and examples of how obstacles and change can be stepping stones for great opportunities d. Examine how to motivate teams through change and retain valuable talent e. Examine top qualities of creative leadership MODERATOR: Edward Asher, Director, Organizational Effectiveness, Northrop Grumman Corporation PANELISTS: Joan Berry-Robinson, Vice President, Supplier Management, The Boeing Company Willie Simmons, Engineering Program Manager, Northrop Grumman Corporation


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Executive ChattingExecutive Chatting

Mon, 13 Apr 2015 14:45:13 GMT

Executive Chatting: Cultivating Your Personal Leadership Voice 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: Increase personal communication style At the end of this seminar, participants will be able to: a. Practice using and interpreting nonverbal cues b. Explore ways to articulate mission and values c. Explore techniques to build executive presence d. Identify individual listening and communication styles e. Examine personal communication challenges and ways to address them Presenter: Talia Fox, CEO, KUSI Visions, LLC Panelists: Shelley Mills-Brinkley, Partner, IBM Corporation Vernice “FlyGirl” Armour, CBO, VAI Consulting and Training, LLC


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2015 Top HBCU Supporters Announcement 2015 Top HBCU Supporters Announcement

Tue, 07 Apr 2015 20:28:43 GMT

US Black Engineer & Information Technology magazine and AMIE announce the 2015 Top Supporters of Historically Black College and Universities (HBCU) Engineering Schools. Join us as we discuss the significance of this honor, and announce the 2015 HBCU Top Corporate and Government Supporters!


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Words Matter, So Speak UpWords Matter, So Speak Up

Fri, 03 Apr 2015 14:36:53 GMT

Words Matter so Speak UP! Leading by Example “She’s too aggressive, too bossy. Girls aren’t supposed to lead.” Many young girls are taught this message growing up, which influences their decisions and ambition as an adult. This workshop will examine the many ways women are discouraged from speaking up in the workforce and techniques to overcome the fear of being disliked by their peers. Learning Objective: Boost executive leadership skills At the end of this seminar, participants will be able to: a. Examine the negative connotation of “bossy” in the workforce. b. Discover your inner voice and how to make yourself heard. c. Tap into sources of natural power and persuasion d. Learn the strategies of executive leadership skills Moderator: Adrienne Williams, Systems Engineer Manager, Northrop Grumman Corporation Presenter: Shanna Travis, Senior Advisor to the COO, U.S. Department of the Treasury Panelists: Aylin Robertson, Manager, Quality Assurance, Huntington Ingalls Industries Demonia Dean, Senior Lead Technologist, Booz Allen Hamilton


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Act like a CEO Think Like a LeaderAct like a CEO Think Like a Leader

Mon, 30 Mar 2015 13:32:46 GMT

Act Like a CEO, Think Like a Leader: Top Men and Women Leaders Get Real About Gender, Leadership, and Perceptions 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 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: Examine the challenges and strategies of gender barriers At the end of this seminar, 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 Presenter: Cheryl Moo-Young, Senior Infrastructure Manager, Accenture, LLP Panelists: Nicole Funk, Senior Vice President, Defense & Intelligence Group, Booz Allen Hamilton Theresa Spralling, CEO, Women of AT&T


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MANAGING WHEN YOU ARE NOT IN CHARGEMANAGING WHEN YOU ARE NOT IN CHARGE

Mon, 23 Mar 2015 13:32:03 GMT

(DIEL) LET’S GET READY TO RUMBLE! MANAGING GROUPS AND CULTURES WHEN YOU ARE NOT IN CHARGE Are you a team player? Do you have the skills to thrive and contribute value in groups? In order to be effective, it is helpful to understand the complexity of group dynamics and people. This seminar will support you in understanding group dynamics, dealing with difficult people, and maintaining your professionalism in a variety of group challenges. Further, we will discuss the role of culture, values, and perceptions in-group interactions. This high level seminar will transform any new professional into a savvy communicator and thoughtful collaborator. LEARNING OUTCOMES: Increase communication and team building skill. At the end of this seminar, participants will be able to: a) Explore common group dynamics and goals b) Examine common challenges and struggles c) Discuss self-management and emotional intelligence d) Explore the role of culture, values, and perceptions in group situations MODERATOR: Diana Wu, Test Engineer, Northrop Grumman Corporation PANELISTS: Aknesha Miller, Senior Program Manager, Lockheed Martin Corporation; Rodney Bailey, Department Manager, Systems Architecture, Design and Integration Directorate, The Raytheon Company


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THE POWER OF FOCUSTHE POWER OF FOCUS

Mon, 02 Mar 2015 14:55:24 GMT

THE POWER OF FOCUS: TUNING INTO THE RIGHT PRIORITIES We have access to limitless information in our rapidly changing world as we face competing priorities. There are so many opportunities, options, paths, new developments, and discoveries that fight for our limited attention. With this in mind, clarity and focus are skills critical to ensure we reach our most important milestones. If you can conquer the art of focus, you will prosper, be more effective, and increase the quality of your life and work. This workshop will provide specific focusing strategies to help you make decisive moves, change bad habits, minimize your weaknesses, and maximize your strengths. LEARNING OUTCOMES: Increase Professional and personal productivity and workplace efficiency. At the end of this workshop, participants will be able to: a) Explore specific strategies and habits that support mental clarity b) List common distractions and ways to manage them c) Identify priorities and strategies to create better work/Life balance d) Examine habits and activities that help or hurt ANY goal MODERATOR: Da’Shaun Joseph, Senior Systems Engineer, Lockheed Martin Corporation PANELISTS: Femi Osidipe, Lead System Engineer, Space Navigation, Northrop Grumman Corporation Rod McLean, Vice President and General Manager, F-16/F-22 Integrated Fighter Group, Lockheed Martin Corporation Shadrack Orero, Principal Transmission Specialist, Constellation, Exelon Corporation


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OWN THE BUSINESS YOU ARE IN!OWN THE BUSINESS YOU ARE IN!

Mon, 23 Feb 2015 15:03:20 GMT

OWN THE BUSINESS YOU ARE IN! INTRAPRENEURSHIP STRATEGIES TO TAKE CHARGE OF YOUR DESTINY, TRANSFORM YOUR CAREER, AND CREATE POWER FROM WITHIN. Rumor has it that job security is a thing of the past. As the many businesses and industries are faced with uncertain futures, employees are left with a few narrow options. Some begin looking for other positions to secure a “back up” plan, while others sit back, fingers crossed, hoping things will get better. Who is ultimately responsible for the success or failure of a business? What role do you really play? Intrapreneurship is a term coined in the 1980’s and refers to an “entrepreneur type” mindset among leaders and employee within a corporation. Intrapreneurs approach their jobs with entrepreneurial zest. Within the company’s guidelines, they have all of the resources and people available to them to create an impact on success and innovation. Although they may not own the company, they are accountable for the power to change the future of their company. This workshop will arm you with the tools to own the business you are in. LEARNING OUTCOMES: Increase business management and leadership skills and enhance professional productivity. At the end of this workshop, participants will be able to: a) Explore the benefi ts of intrapreneurship b) Identify the skills needed to transform from employee to a strategic contributor c) Converse with successful intrapreneurers d) Build an intrapreneurer action plan PANELISTS: Norma Clayton, Vice-President, Learning Training & Development, The Boeing Company; Theodore Johnson, Director IT, Exelon Corporation; Terrence Head, Director of Productization, BAE Systems, Inc.


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Leadership Series: Dr. Lydia ThomasLeadership Series: Dr. Lydia Thomas

Fri, 30 Jan 2015 21:44:00 GMT

Join us this week as we sit down with Dr. Lydia Thomas. Dr. Thomas was the 2003 Black Engineer of the Year. As CEO of Noblis, Inc. from 1996 to 2007, Dr. Thomas led a dynamic nonprofit corporation with a charter to perform advanced research on engineering science and technology.


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Leadership Series: Stephanie C. HillLeadership Series: Stephanie C. Hill

Thu, 22 Jan 2015 20:03:55 GMT

Join us as we sit down with Lockheed Martin's Stephanie C. Hill. Today's topic will be, "Mentoring the Next Generation".


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Women of Color All StarsWomen of Color All Stars

Thu, 22 Jan 2015 15:31:41 GMT

Women of Color All Stars: Game Changing Leadership Skills, Life Lessons, and Mistakes 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 secrets of their success. This workshop will help you learn from the greats and understand your true role as a leader. Learning Objective: Explore and discuss successful leadership strategies 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 d. List Ineffective Leadership Habits and mistakes to avoid Moderator: Adrienne Williams, Systems Engineer Manager, Northrop Grumman Corporation Presenter: LaSonya Berry, President & CEO, McPherson, Berry & Associates, Inc. Panelists: Shelley Mills-Brinkley, Partner, IBM Corporation Veronica Nelson, Corporate Campus Relations, Northrop Grumman Corporation


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Leadership Series: Gen. Kip WardLeadership Series: Gen. Kip Ward

Mon, 19 Jan 2015 14:48:38 GMT

Join us as we sit down with General Kip Ward and discuss military leadership, veterans, and the Veteran's Initiative at this year's BEYA global STEM Conference. General Ward is a retired commander of the United States Africa Command. He is currently president of Sentel Corporation, a global information technology, intelligence, integrated logistics and engineering services company based in Virginia.


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STARTED FROM THE BOTTOM, NOW YOU’RE HERE?STARTED FROM THE BOTTOM, NOW YOU’RE HERE?

Fri, 16 Jan 2015 21:26:28 GMT

(DIEL) STARTED FROM THE BOTTOM, NOW YOU’RE HERE? SURROUND YOURSELF WITH SUCCESS, IF YOU WANT TO BE THE BEST (NETWORKING 101) Connections are your greatest sources of power. They serve as personal consultants, mentors, teachers, and resources. The ability to build effective power networks will increase your ability to learn and grow. Learn how to step out of your comfort zone and be assertive about seeking and developing key relationships. This seminar will help you create a power network map that will keep you at the top of your game. At the end of this seminar, participants will be able to: a)Explore tools and techniques to gain access to wider networks b) Examine communication skills that will engage leaders and managers c) Identify ways to provide value to personal networks d) Identify the people that everyone should have in his/her network e) Explore common networking/relationship building mistakes and approaches PANELISTS: Mike Powell, Vice President, Organizational Development & Training, Powell Consulting Group; Seanna Garrett, Mission Assurance Manager, Northrop Grumman Corporation


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Leadership Series: Linda GoodenLeadership Series: Linda Gooden

Mon, 12 Jan 2015 15:46:39 GMT

Join us as we sit down with this week's guest Ms. Linda Gooden.


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The Power PyramidThe Power Pyramid

Mon, 12 Jan 2015 15:24:01 GMT

The Power Pyramid: Mastering Negotiating, Power, and Influence Learning Outcomes: Increase capacity to negotiate, communi- cate, and develop associated core professional and leadership skills. The power pyramid may be the most important set of skills 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. Your feelings about this word is likely contributing to your professional confidence and your leadership effectiveness. 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. This workshop will help you learn to understand, rise above, and effectively use politics, influence, and negotiation skills to get things done. At the end of this session, participants will be able to: a) Use praise, support, and team building as a strategy to gain influence and power b) Identify ways to use, understand, and survive organizational politics c) Explore practical strategies for successful negotiation d) Examine individual negotiating and influencing styles e) Explore techniques to master the art of influence 


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The D&I Value PropositionThe D&I Value Proposition

Mon, 22 Dec 2014 14:52:41 GMT

THE D&I VALUE PROPOSITION: HOW DO OUTSTANDING DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION LEADERS CREATE THE RIGHT BRAND AND IMAGE? As leaders in diversity, we are challenged to educate, energize, and excite our organization around diversity initiatives. These initiatives build the foundation of creativity, innovation, and transformative results. Diversity and Inclusion leaders are key players on the executive leadership team with the specific responsibility for ensuring that human resources are honored, embraced, and ready to contribute great value. Diversity and Inclusion leaders are trusted advisers that fundamentally create strategies that result in corporate cultural transformations to effectively support the mission and vision of the organization. To continue to be successful and safeguard the great work and efforts of those before you, you must create a brand and image that reflects high integrity and strong leadership capacity. This workshop will arm you with the skills you need to change your leadership image and effectively function as a vital part of the leadership vision. LEARNING OUTCOMES: This seminar is designed to explore career and professional development opportunities in diversity and inclusion. At the end of this seminar, participants will be able to: a) Explore strategies for building the right brand and image b) Examine what it means to transform organizational culture c) Create a personal plan for excellence in diversity and inclusion leadership d) Explore business challenges that impact diversity and inclusion leaders MODERATOR: William Patrick, Sr. IT Security Analyst, Northrop Grumman Corporation PANELISTS: Nicole Durham, Director, Diversity & Inclusion, Exelon Corporation; Chavis Harris, Director Ethics, EEO and Corporate Citizenship, Huntington Ingalls Industries


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Leadership Series: BEYA SeminarsLeadership Series: BEYA Seminars

Thu, 18 Dec 2014 21:57:54 GMT

Thank you for joining us for this week's webinar series, "Beya Seminars: Behind the Scenes". Please enjoy as Talia Fox and George Johnston, take you behind the scenes of a few of this year's upcoming BEYA seminars.


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Unlocking InnovationUnlocking Innovation

Fri, 12 Dec 2014 19:30:01 GMT

SEMINAR: UNLOCKING INNOVATION: TRAINING TEAMS AND INDIVIDUALS TO HAVE EVERY DAY BREAKTHROUGHS In order to stay ahead of the competition, people and teams must be creative and innovative. The key to success is engaging in ways of thinking that inspires breakthroughs. Science and technology is about using talent and skills to create possibilities. Did you know that there are proven tools to inspire teams to have every day breakthroughs? Uncover hidden talent on your team; learn strategies that are not only fun and creative, but also just might help you create the next breakthrough. LEARNING OUTCOMES: Improve leadership skills to motivate, inspire, and foster innovation within an organization. At the end of this seminar participants will be able to: a) Explore leadership skills that encourage creativity b) Learn techniques and tools that support an inventive mind c) Play games that inspire creativity and innovation PANELISTS: Lonney Gregory, Director, Learning Technology and Operations, Northrop Grumman Corporation; Victor Gavin, Program Executive Officer, Enterprise Information Systems (PEO EIS), Department of the Navy


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Leadership Series: Ted ChildsLeadership Series: Ted Childs

Fri, 12 Dec 2014 19:15:19 GMT

Join us as we go one on one with J.T. (Ted) Childs on this weeks Leadership Series


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Diversity and Inclusion FatigueDiversity and Inclusion Fatigue

Mon, 08 Dec 2014 14:48:33 GMT

DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION FATIGUE: TRANSFORMING YOUR DIVERSITY INITIATIVE INTO A STRATEGIC INNOVATION APPROACH Organizations need to refresh, and sometimes, reinvent their diversity initiatives. A successful diversity strategy should be an innovative management and leadership approach. There is a process by which you can successfully roll out a robust and sustainable diversity initiative. Clarifying and effectively mapping your direction will save you and your organization time and resources. This process includes understanding specific diversity challenges that are tied to the business goals of the organization. Often companies start with external recruiting, employee resource groups, and other sources that may not yield maximum results. What does success mean to your organization and how can your initiatives contribute to this greater purpose? In this seminar, top diversity and inclusion leaders share ways to drive a sound message, implement best practices, and integrate diversity strategies into the bigger organizational picture. These strategies will increase talent acquisition, enhance performance, and strengthen leadership skills. LEARNING OUTCOMES: Increase leadership effectiveness in areas of Diversity and Inclusion. At the end of this seminar, participants will be able to: a) Explore strategic approaches to increase diversity and inclusion effectiveness b) Examine ways to refresh and assess current diversity strategies c) Examine talent acquisition, performance, and leadership tools and techniques MODERATOR: Amanda Vallejo, Diversity and Inclusion Manager and EEO Compliance Officer, Huntington Ingalls Industries PANELISTS: Dr. Vernon Ross, Director, Workforce Strategy, Analytics, and Acquisition, Lockheed Martin Corporation Paul Tchounwou, Associate Dean & Presidential Distinguished Professor, Jackson State University Shanna Travis, Administrator, U.S. Department of Treasury


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High Impact SolutionsHigh Impact Solutions

Mon, 24 Nov 2014 14:47:09 GMT

HIGH IMPACT SOLUTIONS FOR COMPLEX BUSINESS CHALLENGES: IMPROVE ANALYTICAL AND PROBLEM SOLVING SKILLS What are the most valuable skills in today’s business world? Technical skills, people skills, and management and leadership skills all make the top few critical skills needed to create impact. The development of these skills will support professionals in increasing capacity to analyze and solve problems. Technical skills give you the foundation to make informed decisions based on facts and people skills help you utilize the contributions of others. In order to solve complex problems and analyze decisions, professionals need a strategy that considers technical, analytical, and communication skills. This workshop will feature an expert panel that will share their winning strategies and approaches to analyze and solve problems and apply these models to complex business challenges. LEARNING OUTCOMES: Increase analytical and problem solving skills. At the end of this seminar, participants will be able to: a) Explore models that increase problem solving effectiveness. b) Review complex workplace and business challenges and apply analytical techniques. c) Engage in problem solving challenges.


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High Impact Solutions High Impact Solutions

Mon, 24 Nov 2014 14:25:45 GMT

HIGH IMPACT SOLUTIONS FOR COMPLEX BUSINESS CHALLENGES: IMPROVE ANALYTICAL AND PROBLEM SOLVING SKILLS What are the most valuable skills in today’s business world? Technical skills, people skills, and management and leadership skills all make the top few critical skills needed to create impact. The development of these skills will support professionals in increasing capacity to analyze and solve problems. Technical skills give you the foundation to make informed decisions based on facts and people skills help you utilize the contributions of others. In order to solve complex problems and analyze decisions, professionals need a strategy that considers technical, analytical, and communication skills. This workshop will feature an expert panel that will share their winning strategies and approaches to analyze and solve problems and apply these models to complex business challenges. LEARNING OUTCOMES: Increase analytical and problem solving skills. At the end of this seminar, participants will be able to: a) Explore models that increase problem solving effectiveness. b) Review complex workplace and business challenges and apply analytical techniques. c) Engage in problem solving challenges.


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Today's STEM WorkforceToday's STEM Workforce

Mon, 10 Nov 2014 14:15:41 GMT

NAVIGATING THE COMPLEXITIES OF TODAY’S STEM WORKFORCE (PRESENTED BY AEROTEK) The war for top talent in STEM fields continues to accelerate as leaders struggle to build a strong talent pipeline in the face of increased global competition. The demand for highly skilled workers in STEM related fields continues to increase, straining our ability to fill critical positions. Every leader is now faced with the task of identifying, developing and retaining the best and brightest talent. In order to grow, it will be imperative that companies embrace innovative short-term and long term solutions for addressing these challenges. In this interactive session, industry leaders are invited to engage in a robust dialogue to: · Better understand the STEM talent pipeline, how it is evolving and what is needed · Discuss changing workforce needs and dynamics · Explore the opportunity for diversity and the STEM workforce


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Unlocking InnovationUnlocking Innovation

Thu, 30 Oct 2014 19:07:19 GMT

SEMINAR: UNLOCKING INNOVATION: TRAINING TEAMS AND INDIVIDUALS TO HAVE EVERY DAY BREAKTHROUGHS In order to stay ahead of the competition, people and teams must be creative and innovative. The key to success is engaging in ways of thinking that inspires breakthroughs. Science and technology is about using talent and skills to create possibilities. Did you know that there are proven tools to inspire teams to have every day breakthroughs? Uncover hidden talent on your team; learn strategies that are not only fun and creative, but also just might help you create the next breakthrough. LEARNING OUTCOMES: Improve leadership skills to motivate, inspire, and foster innovation within an organization. At the end of this seminar participants will be able to: a) Explore leadership skills that encourage creativity b) Learn techniques and tools that support an inventive mind c) Play games that inspire creativity and innovation PANELISTS: Lonney Gregory, Director, Learning Technology and Operations, Northrop Grumman Corporation; Victor Gavin, Program Executive Officer, Enterprise Information Systems (PEO EIS), Department of the Navy


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Culture and Power!Culture and Power!

Mon, 27 Oct 2014 14:24:01 GMT

CULTURE AND POWER! PERCEPTIONS, CROSS-CULTURAL COMMUNICATION, AND OTHER CULTURAL FACTORS THAT IMPACT EMPLOYEE SUCCESS, POLICIES, SYSTEMS, AND PROGRAMS The perception of power is a cultural phenomenon. Different cultures accept the dynamic of power in very different ways. Some accept unequally distributed power as a natural part of the professional world, where other cultures engage and view that power is equal among contributors. This cultural concept is known as power distance. When in a “high power distance” culture, the relationship between bosses and subordinates is one of dependence. When in a “low power distance” society, the relationship between bosses and subordinates is one of interdependence. Knowledge of how you and your team perceive power and accept structure will impact the ease of communication and affect leadership style choices. Culture is a powerful dynamic that helps us understand and be more specific about relationship conflicts and triumphs. LEARNING OUTCOMES: Increase professional development, awareness, and communication strategies. At the end of this seminar, participants will be able to: a) Examine specific tools for organizing material b) Practice ways to present technical information c) Deliver and design a short presentation d) Explore mental coaching techniques to address fear e) Identify best practices of visual aids (i.e., PowerPoint) MODERATOR: Kia Silver Hodges, Corporate Manager, Diversity Recruitment Programs, Northrop Grumman Corporation PANELISTS: Delores Alexander, Director, Supplier Management IT, The Boeing Company; Carl Brooks, Operations Manager/Advanced Interconnects & Multilayer Solutions, Northrop Grumman Corporation Shanna Travis, Administrator, United State Department of Treasury


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Turning Information Chaos into Reliable DataTurning Information Chaos into Reliable Data

Fri, 17 Oct 2014 15:23:54 GMT

TURNING INFORMATION CHAOS INTO RELIABLE DATA: TOOLS AND TECHNIQUES TO INTERPRET, ORGANIZE, AND INCREASE RELIABLE BUSINESS RESULTS With evolving technology, many people are overloaded and overwhelmed with information and data. Businesses now have access to large amounts of feedback from internal and external sources. How do we make sense of the all of the information? Is the data reliable? How can we manage and utilize the data in order to impact business goals, visions, and mission? This seminar with help you turn your information overload into powerful and reliable data that you can use to meet organizational goals. LEARNING OUTCOMES: Increase professional effectiveness, data management, and analytical skills. At the end of this seminar, participants will be able to: a) Assess and categorize data and information b) Identify tools and techniques to organize and interpret data c) Explore productivity tools and techniques d) Examine common data management challenges and solutions MODERATOR: Nannette Kelly, Sr. Software Quality Assurance Engineer, Northrop Grumman Corporation PANELISTS: Roderick McLean, Vice President of Engineering, Mission Assurance & Product Support, Lockheed Martin Corporation; William Patrick, Sr. IT Security Analyst, Northrop Grumman Corporation; Brian Keller, Data Scientist, Booz Allen Hamilton


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Stephanie Brown-Houston: Leadership ImpactsStephanie Brown-Houston: Leadership Impacts

Fri, 17 Oct 2014 15:02:40 GMT

Imani Carter hosted NASA’s Stephanie Brown-Houston on Thursday. Brown-Houston, an education program specialist at NASA Glenn Research Center, will receive the 2014 Corporate Promotion of Education Award. Join us as Stephanie discusses "Leadership Impacts".


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Cultivating LeadersCultivating Leaders

Mon, 13 Oct 2014 13:55:20 GMT

SEMINAR: CULTIVATING LEADERS THROUGHOUT THE ORGANIZATION: INFLUENCING WITHOUT AUTHORITY On the path to success, results and impact happen before the promotion. How can you achieve goals before you have positional or decision making power? Most employees are expected and encouraged to achieve results, yet many often feel frustrated with limited power and authority. The key to addressing this challenge is to fully leverage multiple sources of power effectively…despite positional authority. Employees throughout organizations have access to many sources of power. The critical shift is to acknowledge how these talents, resources, and personal qualities impact change and influence stakeholders. Leadership decisions are influenced by influential and vocal employees at all levels throughout the organization. This workshop will help you develop a strategy to gain power and influence among decision makers in your organization. These skills will contribute to your ability to move up the corporate latter, gain recognition, support team members, and create value. LEARNING OUTCOMES: Enhance employee productivity, engagement, and effectiveness at all levels of the organization. At the end of this workshop, participants will be able to: a) Identify different sources of power within an organization b) Explore ways to prepare for increased responsibility before you have it c) Explore organizational value proposition and strategies to be more influential d) Learn how to effectively use and navigate organizational politics to get results MODERATOR: Talia Fox, Chief Executive Officer, Kusi Visions, LLC PANELISTS: Terrence Head, Director of Productization, BAE Systems, Inc.; Olabisi Boyle, Director, Engineering Planning & Technical Cost Reduction, Chrysler Group, LLC; Ted Imes, Director, ES Talent Acquisition, Northrop Grumman Corporation


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Dawnielle Farrar-Gaines: Unlocking InnovationDawnielle Farrar-Gaines: Unlocking Innovation

Fri, 10 Oct 2014 15:07:44 GMT

Thursday's panelist on the seventh episode of the 2014 Women of Color Webinar series is Technical Innovation nominee Dawnielle Farrar-Gaines, a senior electrical and materials engineer at The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory.


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Global and Virtual LeadersGlobal and Virtual Leaders

Mon, 06 Oct 2014 13:52:59 GMT

GLOBAL AND VIRTUAL LEADERS: INCREASING PERFORMANCE AND RELATIONSHIPS FOR VIRTUAL AND REMOTE TEAMS Leadership experts challenge leaders to engage employees, carve out more face time, and employ strategies that seem impossible when your team is scattered around the world. This team structure and challenge is becoming increasingly popular with evolving technology. How can leaders increase the effectiveness of remote and global teams? There are several specifi c tasks and approaches that every leader should consider when managing and leading remote teams. Virtual connections must rely on specifi c tools, techniques, and skills to effectively build relationships and accomplish tasks. This workshop will give you these tools to transform your team’s virtual experience. LEARNING OUTCOMES: This seminar is designed to support leadership effectiveness in managing remote and virtual teams. At the end of this session, participants will be able to: a) Examine how current leaders manage remote and global teams b) Explore best practices c) Explore the limitations and role of technology in leading remote teams d) Examine cultural and other factors that impact virtual effectiveness MODERATOR: Diana Wu, Test Engineer, Northrop Grumman Corporation PANELISTS: Lonney Gregory, Director, Learning Technology and Operations, Northrop Grumman Corporation; Adrienne Williams, Systems Engineer Manager, Northrop Grumman Corporation; Marc Tate, Principal, Booz Allen Hamilton


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Angela Barbee-Hatter: FundamentalsAngela Barbee-Hatter: Fundamentals

Fri, 03 Oct 2014 22:20:21 GMT

Join us this week as Angela Barbee-Hatter goes one on one with Dr. Tyrone Taborn, and discuss the fundamentals of executive leadership.


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Cheryl Moo-Young: TeambuildingCheryl Moo-Young: Teambuilding

Mon, 29 Sep 2014 14:54:48 GMT

Join us this week as our guest Cheryl Moo-Young and Host, Dr. Tyrone Taborn, discuss the topic of Teambuilding. Cheryl Moo-Young is a 2014 Women of Color Special Recognition Award recipient. The Morgan State graduate is a senior infrastructure manager for Acenture LLP, a company she joined back in 2000.


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Shelley Mills Brinkley: Empowering WomenShelley Mills Brinkley: Empowering Women

Mon, 22 Sep 2014 14:07:52 GMT

Join us for our this week as we sit down with 2014 Women of Color award recipient Shelley Mills Brinkley. In today's discussion we talk about Empowering Women in the Workplace. Shelley Mills Brinkley is a Partner at IBM in their Global Business Services. For the last 14 years she has built her career with IBM serving in various capacities and increasing responsibilities. Shelley will be receiving the award for Managerial Leadership at this year's Women of Color STEM conference.


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Theresa Spralling: The Case for Employee Networking GroupsTheresa Spralling: The Case for Employee Networking Groups

Mon, 15 Sep 2014 15:35:31 GMT

Theresa Spralling joins us this week for our 3rd installment of the 2014 Women of Color Webinar Series, brought to you by Lockheed Martin Corporation. Theresa Spralling is the CEO of Women of AT&T. Women of AT&T is an organization that connects and inspires it's members to achieve their personal and professional goals and to effect change in the community. The organization currently has over 17,000 members. Join us as we discuss major issues affecting women in the STEM workforce, and how networking and networking groups can help you overcome some of these obstacles.


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Changing the Conversation Ep. 2Changing the Conversation Ep. 2

Mon, 08 Sep 2014 15:31:54 GMT

The 11th Women of Color Technologist of the Year, Ms. Chineta Davis is this week's guest speaker on "Changing the Conversation for Women in Technology" webinar series. Trailblazing Chineta K. Davis was senior vice president for Northrop Grumman's Electronic Systems business unit when she won the top Women of Color award in 2007. Davis was one of the first women of color to hold this title at any Fortune 100 defense company. Since she retired, Davis has put her executive skills to good use. She serves as the second vice chair of the Associated Black Charities. Join the conversation as Host Tyrone Taborn and Ms. Davis discuss some of today's most pressing challenges and solutions facing Women in the Workplace. Don't forget to follow us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/wocitc or all your Women of Color news and updates!


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Changing the Conversation Ep. 2Changing the Conversation Ep. 2

Mon, 08 Sep 2014 15:30:42 GMT

The 11th Women of Color Technologist of the Year, Ms. Chineta Davis is this week's guest speaker on "Changing the Conversation for Women in Technology" webinar series. Trailblazing Chineta K. Davis was senior vice president for Northrop Grumman's Electronic Systems business unit when she won the top Women of Color award in 2007. Davis was one of the first women of color to hold this title at any Fortune 100 defense company. Since she retired, Davis has put her executive skills to good use. She serves as the second vice chair of the Associated Black Charities. Join the conversation as Host Tyrone Taborn and Ms. Davis discuss some of today's most pressing challenges and solutions facing Women in the Workplace. Don't forget to follow us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/wocitc or all your Women of Color news and updates!


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Chineta Davis on Professional DevelopmentChineta Davis on Professional Development

Sat, 06 Sep 2014 00:55:59 GMT

Chineta Davis, Retired Vice President of Northrop Grumman talks about professional development.


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How to Motivate, Manage, and Lead...How to Motivate, Manage, and Lead...

Fri, 05 Sep 2014 15:13:46 GMT

How to motivate, Manage, and Lead Difficult Employees and Bosses The ability to motivate others, resolve conflict, and manage diverse personalities is at the core of a competent and successful leadership. Where there are people, there are bound to be difficulties. With this in mind, leaders who fail to increase ability to manage and lead difficult people will likely struggle or fail. Not only do leaders have to manage their employees, but employees also should implement strategies to effectively manage and lead their bosses. This represents the ideal interdependent relationship where the team respects final decision-making, yet commits to ensuring that there is mutual understanding around workflow and organizational priorities. Great leaders know how to lead and be lead. This seminar will explore ways to manage and lead difficult people with or without positional authority. LEARNING OUTCOMES: This seminar is designed to support leadership and management in resolving conflict and increasing interpersonal effectiveness. At the end of this session, participants will be able to: a) Examine common types of difficult people and associated strategies to motivate them. b) Explore the power relationship between boss and subordinate and the “power questions” that improve this relationship dynamic. c) Examine communication techniques to diffuse conflict. d) Explore strategies to motivate and engage ANYONE. MODERATOR: Shanna Travis, Administrator, United State Department of Treasury PANELISTS: Talia Fox, Chief Executive Offi cer, Kusi Visions, LLC; Ronald Yates, senior manager of program operations, strategic missile and defense systems, The Boeing Company; T. Patrice Waters, Senior Capabilities[...]


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Nominating a WinnerNominating a Winner

Fri, 05 Sep 2014 15:10:19 GMT

Nominating a Winner: Your Package is Your Candidate. Career Communications Group is committed to selecting and reviewing the most talented and accomplished leaders in STEM. Our selection committee gets the opportunity, each year, to meet these candidates through nomination packages. We want to ensure that your candidate’s values, contributions, and talents are clearly expressed. This workshop will provide government, military and corporate communities with a step-by-step review of designing a nomination package that conveys the greatness of your organization. As many of you know, becoming a BEYA winner is a highly respected honor that refl ects appreciation and commitment to honoring service, diversity, and outstanding leadership. At the end of the workshop, participants will be able to: a) Review the selection and award process b) Examine best practices and recommendations c) Identify Nomination Package preparation tips d) Access resources and support PANELISTS: Angela Barbee-Hatter, Director, Global Business Operations & Systems-Design Center Global Operations, General Motors; Daniel Ellerman, Director, Diversity and Inclusion, Northrop Grumman Corporation


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Diversity and Inclusion Boot CampDiversity and Inclusion Boot Camp

Mon, 25 Aug 2014 15:20:21 GMT

DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION BOOT-CAMP: THE TOPICS, THE STRATEGIES, THE SOLUTIONS Organizations recognize the importance of diversity and inclusion strategies, yet many leaders search for the specific relevance to their business practice, outcomes, and industry. This seminar will explore specific diversity and inclusion definitions, topics, strategies, and solutions to common concerns and challenges. Join our expert panel as we explore the world of diversity and inclusion, challenge leaders to stay informed, and increase awareness about the great value a clear and well-implemented strategy can add to business outcomes. LEARNING OUTCOMES: Support leaders throughout an organization by increasing knowledge, awareness, and skills around diversity and inclusion practices. At the end of this seminar, participants will be able to: a) Explore varying defi nitions of diversity and inclusion b) Examine common concerns and challenges c) Explore roles and responsibilities of leadership in diversity strategies d) Discuss the future of diversity and inclusion initiatives PANELISTS: Monica Emerson, Principal, Inclusive Performance Solutions


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What is Your Social Media Strategy?What is Your Social Media Strategy?

Mon, 25 Aug 2014 15:16:09 GMT

What is Your Personal and Business Social Media Strategy? Maximizing Social Media Results All professionals must plan their social media strategy. If you are not an active participant or knowledgeable about the world of social media, how will you respond to needs, stay current, and brand yourself offline? Is this approach possible or effective? Are you aware of how or if your organization uses social media analytics? Innovative businesses are always looking for new ways to encourage loyalty, build relationships, and respond to customer needs. Social media analytics gives organizations a snapshot of these needs with insights gained from online conversations. New technology has the capacity to capture customer information with remarkable power to impact and drive revenue. Social Media Analytics uses social listening and predictive analytic techniques that help corporations manage the brand and reputation of products and services. This workshop will increase your knowledge and awareness of social media analytics and explore new and innovative social media strategies that impact professional and business productivity. Learning Outcomes: This workshop will explore effective tools, for building, interpreting and using social media to increase professional and corporate effectiveness. At the end of this workshop, participants will be able to: a) Explore how social media helps corporation predict trends b) Examine how information and data is analyzed c) Identify which types of industries can benefit from social media analytics d) Explore trends and innovation around social media for business outcomes and professional development [...]


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Expect the UnexpectedExpect the Unexpected

Mon, 11 Aug 2014 15:37:48 GMT

Expect the Unexpected: Navigationg your Career 2.0 (Presented by Northrop Grumman Corporation) Today's Workplace is not your parent's workplace. Did you know that approximately 27% of college graduates work in the field in which they majored, or that you are likely to change jobs 11 times in you lifetime and change careers 5-7 times? Whether you are halfway up the corporate ladder, or entering the first rung, come join us for a lively discussion where Northrop Grumman leaders and executives will provide you the GPS to help you Navigate Your Career 2.0. These Panelists are excited to provide you a behind the curtain view of their career journey to include struggles and successes. Join us! Moderator: Anisa Rashad, Manager of Organizational Effectiveness, Northrop Grumman Corporation Panelists: Robyn De Wees, Director, Mission Assurance, Information Systems Sector, Northrop Grumman Corporation Art Lofton, Vice President, Global Quality, Aerospace Systems Sectors, Northrop Grumman Corporation Veronica Nelson, Manager, University Campus Relations, Northrop Grumman Corporation Dr. Chris Jones, President, Technical Service Sector, Northrop Grumman Corporation


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Creative Customer Retension and EngagementCreative Customer Retension and Engagement

Mon, 11 Aug 2014 15:11:10 GMT

Creative Customer Retention and Engagement Strategies: 10 ways to increase team productivity and keep customers satisfied Learning Outcomes: Increase productivity and customer engagement skills Are you committed to a workforce development strategy that focuses on skills that retain, engage, and cultivate customers? As organizations invest time, money, and other valuable resources in products and services for customers, it is critical not to overlook the intangible value that employees can provide customers with increased interpersonal effectiveness, focused communication strategies, and proven methods that increase customer loyalty. As competition increases and the economy fluctuates, it is more important than ever to ensure that front line employees and leaders throughout the organization have the skills to transform the customer experience. This seminar will explore top ten real-world strategies that create cultures where customers and employees are loyal and happy. At the end of this seminar, participants will be able to: a) Examine common mistakes that businesses make with loyal customers. b) Explore communication strategies and questioning techniques that clarify customer needs and values. c) Identify tools to increase customer loyalty and satisfaction. d) Examine strategies to encourage a customer centric culture and increase team productivity. Moderator: Lonney Gregory, Director, Learning Technology and Operations, Northrop Grumman Corporation Speakers: Shandra Richardson, Account Manager, Ross Cook Dan Scott, Sector Director, Business & Advanced Sys[...]


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Reinvent your Diversity/ Inclusion StrategyReinvent your Diversity/ Inclusion Strategy

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 21:31:01 GMT

Reinvent your Diversity and Inclusion Strategy by Changing Your Corporate Language Join us for a panel of diversity and inclusion leaders as they explore the next step in enhancing D&I programs. Although many organizations that attend BEYA are making outstanding strides in honoring diversity and inclusion, we are committed to continuing to explore improvement processes and share best practices. This workshop will examine the role of language in diversity strategies. Do your corporate culture and language support effective diversity and inclusion outcomes? Learning outcomes: This seminar is designed to support leaders throughout the organization implement, assess, and enhance corporate diversity strategies. At the end of this seminar, participants will be able to: a) Explore new approaches to diversity and inclusion b) Analyze case studies and best practices of effective D&I initiatives c) Explore the role of language in diversity strategies d) Identify what language/strategies attract and retain diverse talent Moderator: Dr. Tershia Pinder-Grover, Assistant Director, Center for Research on Learning and Technology, University of Michigan Panelists: Kimberly Rattley, President, Creative Synergy Solutions, Inc Pamela Harris, Corporate Diversity Program Manager, Raytheon Company


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Managing and Leading a Technical Work ForceManaging and Leading a Technical Work Force

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 21:29:51 GMT

Managing and Leading a Technical Work Force: The New Leadership Approach The modern workforce is transforming from employees to valuable contributors, strategists, and subject matter superstars. Effective managers and leaders must creatively engage employees and seek new ways to honor and utilize increasing knowledge and talent. This seminar will review the unique challenges of managing highly intelligent STEM leaders and explore winning strategies to maximize potential and get the most out of teams. Learning Outcome: This seminar is designed to support leaders at all levels in managing a highly skilled and competitive workforce. At the end of this seminar, participants will be able to: a) Explore types of employees and workforce teams b) Examine situational leadership strategies c) Identify creative leadership approaches to engage and retain great talent d) Examine new workforce trends, options, and challenges Moderator: Kim Admire, Vice President of Culture Diversity and Equal Opportunity Programs, Lockheed Martin Corporation Panelists: Melanie Parker, Director of HR, Lockheed Martin Corporation Melvin Greer, Senior Fellow and Chief Strategists, Lockheed Martin Corporation Darrell Durst, Vice President Cyber Solutions, Lockheed Martin Corporation Shawn Hicks, Systems Engineering Manager, Lockheed Martin Corporation


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Leadership Generation UXLeadership Generation UX

Fri, 18 Jul 2014 21:24:45 GMT

Learning Outcomes: Increase technical leadership effectiveness and productivity According to the Harvard Business Review Journal, the modern day technology leader must intimately know their products. The rise of UX, user experience, leadership among great modern leaders has spread beyond the tech world into many industries. Trailblazers like the late Steve Jobs, approached product design in a way that transformed CEO’s into chief product designers. The rise of UX leadership will continue to evolve. “The nitty gritty of product design has become a badge of pride in many organizations, like Facebook, which has embraced a “learn by making” culture of innovation (Harvard Business Review Journal). Join lead product designers as they share how to cultivate customer focused product designers and leaders that adapt a hands-on approach. At the end of this seminar, participants will be able to: a. Explore UX leadership b. Examine strategies to engage leadership and employees in product design process c. Examine strategies to increase technical innovation and leadership d. Explore customer engagement techniques


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Business Etiquette Prep School:Business Etiquette Prep School:

Fri, 18 Jul 2014 21:23:17 GMT

Learning Outcomes: Increase professional and personal development In the workplace, what you don’t know can definitely hurt you. Business etiquette and executive manners are an important part of the relationship building process. Some of these unstated rules are in place to respect and protect time, people, and processes. This seminar takes an in depth look at everyday social interactions and attitudes that impact business success. When you understand the rules and expectations, you gain greater confidence and assertiveness as you navigate organizational politics and develop key connections. "The love is in the details." – Oprah Winfrey At the end of this seminar, participants will be able to: a) Explore business etiquette and executive manners b) Identify common misconceptions and mistakes c) Explore the role of culture and authenticity d) Identify resources fro further personal and professional development e) Discuss body language, communication skills, punctuality, and work ethics Moderator: Veronica Nelson, Corporate Campus Relations Manager, Northrop Grumman Corporation Panelists: Dr. Thaddaeus Irby, Capture Engineer Manager/Technology & Integration, Lockheed Martin Corporation Valencia Mance, Program Manager, Lockheed Martin Corporation Dominique Brown, I & C System Engineer, Exelon Generation, Exelon Corporation


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A True Commitment to SustainabilityA True Commitment to Sustainability

Fri, 11 Jul 2014 20:44:57 GMT

A True Commitment to Sustainability Learning Outcomes: Increase knowledge and awareness of current trends and business outcomes of green initiatives. A “green” business is committed to considering the impact that strategy and products have on the environment and the community. Going “green” ensures that business practices, policies, and procedures are designed based on values that improve the quality of life for customers and employees. Businesses are becoming more environmentally conscious as the long -term benefits of sustainable business practices become more apparent. According to a 2011 study by MIT, sustainability is now a permanent part of 70% of corporate agendas. Most companies now also consider green practices to be vital to remaining competitive and many affirm that these practices are contributing to profits. This seminar will explore the value and process of going green. At the end of the seminar, participants will be able to: a) Explore innovative and sustainable green initiatives b) Examine the values and benefits of green business practices c) Identify the role of leadership in sustainability d) Explore for the future of green business practices Moderator: Denise Evans, Vice President, Market Development, IBM Panelist: Carl Brooks, Operations Manager/Advance Interconnects & Multi-layer Solutions, Northrop Grumman Corporation Panelist: Scot T. Spencer, Influence Center for Community and Economic Opportunit[...]


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The Big Climate Change SpeechThe Big Climate Change Speech

Fri, 11 Jul 2014 20:30:50 GMT

The Big Climate Change Speech: Why Tackling Climate Change is one of America's Greatest Economic Opportunities Learning Outcomes: Increase knowledge and awareness of current events and business trends in climate change and future outcomes. How will technology impact global energy and climate challenges? What are the facts, the politics, the opportunities, and challenges for businesses? Join us for an extensive discussion of Obama’s climate speech impact on corporate and technology outcomes. Increase your knowledge, awareness, understand the facts, and assess the views. At the end of this seminar, participants will be able to: a) Explore Obama’s climate speech b) Examine global challenges and business impact c) Discuss the future of climate change, explore technology, and analyze business opportunities


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Women and LeadershipWomen and Leadership

Tue, 31 Dec 2013 15:26:16 GMT

Women and Leadership...the Unforeseen Barriers For women, the discriminatory tendencies of some men (both conscious and unconscious) are not the only issue. What cuts deeper is the lack of support they get from established women and one another. "I would describe the relationship between... various women in corporate America as an uneasy truce," said Dr. Stacy Blake-Beard, a female professor at Simmons College. Have baby boomer women really tried to understand the generation that is coming next? The good news is that we think it stems from benign neglect rather than bold prejudice. That means we can change it by increasing awareness. Luckily, this is also a problem that women can solve all by themselves. to make progress in today's workplace, all female leaders must acknowledge their part in the divide and begin to work together for their mutual benefit. Moderator: Ted Imes, Director, ES Talent Acquisition, Northrop Grumman Corporation


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Getting Results without AuthorityGetting Results without Authority

Tue, 31 Dec 2013 15:25:22 GMT

Getting Results Without Authority: How Employees Influence Change and Create Power On the path to success, results and impact happen before the promotion. How can you achieve goals before you have positional or decision making power? Professionals are expected to get results yet often feel frustrated with limited power and authority. The key is to fully leverage multiple sources of power effectively despite positional authority. Employees throughout organizations have access to many sources of power. The critical shift is to acknowledge how these talents, resources, and personal qualities impact change and influence stakeholders. Leadership decisions are influenced by influential and vocal employees at all levels throughout the organization. This workshop will help you develop a strategy to gain power and influence among decision makers in your organization. These skills will help you move up the corporate latter, gain recognition, support team members, and create value. Outcomes- Increase professional and leadership confidence and competence. At the end of this workshop, participants will be able to: A. Identify different sources of power within an organization. B. Explore organizational value proposition and strategies to be more influential. C. Learn how to effectively use and navigate organizational politics to get results. Speaker: Denise Lutcher Had[...]


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