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Professional Development for Women and Minorities



No one is more responsible for your professional development than you. Career Communications Group (ccgmag.com) makes that possible by bringing you cutting edge management seminars with the nation's leading corporations and agencies executives.



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Started from the bottom, now you’re here?Started from the bottom, now you’re here?

Thu, 15 Jun 2017 22:11:31 GMT

(BEYA 2608) Started from the bottom, now you’re here? Surround Yourself with Success, If You Want to Be the Best (Networking101) Learning Outcomes: Increase professional and personal development 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.


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http://lexus2514.hipcast.com/podcast/download/9BhN9GQ/lexus2514-20170306154929-5650.mp3




Fresh, Clean, and Fly in Corporate AmericaFresh, Clean, and Fly in Corporate America

Thu, 15 Jun 2017 22:08:03 GMT

(BEYA 2606) Fresh, Clean, and Fly in Corporate America: Grooming and Image Secrets to Power, Style, and Grace Learning Objective: Enhance professionalism and image As soon as you step into an office, you have spoken about 1,000 words with your appearance alone. Wouldn’t it be nice if the first 3 words were fresh, clean, and fly? All Professionals should invest time in grooming and developing an effective personal image appropriate for their work environment. This seminar will feature executives that have mastered the art of looking and feeling good on their journey to the top. At the end of this seminar, participants will be able to: a. List ways to improve image and personal hygiene. b. Explore ways to build and express self-confidence. c. Engage in candid conversations with professionals about perceptions and stereotypes. d. Examine specific corporate dress tips. e. Explore ways to express professionalism and personal style.


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High Performance CollaborationHigh Performance Collaboration

Wed, 03 May 2017 17:50:29 GMT

High Performance Collaboration: Leadership, Teamwork, and Negotiation Learning Outcome: Discuss the essential skills to develop and expand your leadership repertoire Are leaders born or made? How do aspiring managers succeed in an ever-changing business environment? How do they lead different groups to action? Throughout this seminar, we will explore how great leaders assess themselves and lead collaborative teams that effectively manage negotiations and conflict. At the end of this seminar, participants will be able to: a. Discover how leaders communicate through storytelling and employ other communication strategies to influence. b. Explore and analyze leadership styles. c. Identify how organizations can develop team charters to optimize their groups, and develop a game plan for effective negotiation


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"Can You Hear Me Out There?""Can You Hear Me Out There?"

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 19:51:25 GMT

(BEYA 2601) "Can You Hear Me Out There?" The Power of Public Speaking Learning Objective: Explore speaking styles to build speaking skills The confident speaker, despite title or position, will have a competitive edge over just about everyone. Cultivating the ability to communicate, choose your words carefully, and engage people is the best investment you could ever make. This seminar will help attendees to understand the principles of active listening and how to apply them to ensure that we collect necessary information needed in order to attain success. Learn how to take the lead and motivate the masses by expressing your message with passion and inspiration.   At the end of this course, participants will be able to: a. Examine the principles of active listening. b. Explore active listening skills for better communication. c. Learn techniques to convey your message accurately and directly. d. Explore mental coaching techniques to address fear.


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http://lexus2514.hipcast.com/podcast/download/9BhN9GQ/lexus2514-20170306154302-6274.mp3




Savviness versus Sell-OutSavviness versus Sell-Out

Tue, 07 Mar 2017 20:12:43 GMT

(WOC 1707) Savviness versus Sell-Out (Presented by Consumers Energy) Are you unsure of how to “play the game” to win when it comes to corporate politics? It doesn’t matter whether or not you believe in office politics, they still exist. Learn how to master office politics in this intensive deep dive with savvy leaders who take a realistic approach to managing workplace politics. Enhance your understanding on how to navigate competing interests, scarce resources, ambiguity in authority, unclear rules and lack of information in the corporate environment. The main thing to remember when dealing with office politics is that you CAN still be “you” while adjusting your style to fit the situation. “Early in my career I despised the thought of having to dance through corporate politics. I thought I’m just not good at it and I’m not selling out just to get ahead. Little did I know back then how completely misguided I was until I began practicing true relationship building and removed “office politics” from my vocabulary. Building professional relationships is an art, a fine art mind you, every leader should understand. Like every rare and expensive art piece.. it takes skill, practice, and time.” – Charles Crews VP Consumers Energy


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http://lexus2514.hipcast.com/podcast/download/9BhN9GQ/lexus2514-20170306153624-1290.mp3




Navigating Career Challenges for Women and People of ColorNavigating Career Challenges for Women and People of Color

Tue, 07 Mar 2017 20:08:29 GMT

(WOC 1717) Navigating Career Challenges for Women and People of Color (Presented by Jackson Insurance)


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Think, Act, Achieve Extraordinary ResultsThink, Act, Achieve Extraordinary Results

Tue, 07 Mar 2017 19:26:22 GMT

(WOC 1310) Think, Act, Achieve Extraordinary Results- Winning Executive Coaching Strategies for the Leader and the Coach Learning Objective: This seminar provides a vault of pioneering concepts, tools, and resources that move leaders from innovative thought to strategic action. Leadership is about moving toward important goals, and embracing the potential and growth power of people. Whether you are a top CEO, federal executive, director, team lead, or beginning your career, you should be asking yourself one critical question. How can I grow and achieve personal excellence? Executive coaching is a strategic partnership that maximizes performance and growth potential to drive enhanced business outcomes. Get ready to be challenged, take risks, and achieve extraordinary results. At the end of this seminar, participants will be able to: a. Create a plan and vision that supports business, professional, and life mission b. Use leadership techniques and communication strategies that support vision c. List tools to overcome resistance, act, and make strategic decisions d. Examine coaching competencies to assist success of future leaders and team members e. Use strategies to get out of your comfort zone, generate ideas, and expand vision


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http://lexus2514.hipcast.com/podcast/download/9BhN9GQ/lexus2514-20170306150547-7031.mp3




Savviness versus Sell-OutSavviness versus Sell-Out

Tue, 07 Mar 2017 19:24:44 GMT

(WOC 1707) Savviness versus Sell-Out (Presented by Consumers Energy) Are you unsure of how to “play the game” to win when it comes to corporate politics? It doesn’t matter whether or not you believe in office politics, they still exist. Learn how to master office politics in this intensive deep dive with savvy leaders who take a realistic approach to managing workplace politics. Enhance your understanding on how to navigate competing interests, scarce resources, ambiguity in authority, unclear rules and lack of information in the corporate environment. The main thing to remember when dealing with office politics is that you CAN still be “you” while adjusting your style to fit the situation. “Early in my career I despised the thought of having to dance through corporate politics. I thought I’m just not good at it and I’m not selling out just to get ahead. Little did I know back then how completely misguided I was until I began practicing true relationship building and removed “office politics” from my vocabulary. Building professional relationships is an art, a fine art mind you, every leader should understand. Like every rare and expensive art piece.. it takes skill, practice, and time.” – Charles Crews VP Consumers Energy


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http://lexus2514.hipcast.com/podcast/download/9BhN9GQ/lexus2514-20170306153624-1290.mp3




Top ChefTop Chef

Mon, 06 Mar 2017 22:11:00 GMT

(WOC 1909) Top Chef – Beyond the Meals Learning Objective- Learn strategies to plan prepare and manage stress to create, restore, or protect the tradition of meal planning. Did you know that family meal times can impact achievement? Sitting down to break bread with your family or friends goes far beyond eating. In fact, community development researchers suggest that everything from literacy to academic achievement may be impacted by the simple family practice of sharing meals together on a regular basis. Mealtimes include cooking, preparing, eating, and cleaning up after a meal. This is a discipline that can restore much needed balance to the family and bring more structure to your schedule. Take time to go beyond the meal, learn ways to protect meal times by implementing strategies that work, even for the super busy. At the end of this seminar, participants will be able to: a. Examine the research and benefits of mealtime traditions b. Use time management tools to protect your tradition c. Examine the role of meal planning for families and singles d. Identify tools and tips for preparation and planning e. Create a fall back plan


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Performance PlanningPerformance Planning

Mon, 06 Mar 2017 22:09:42 GMT

(WOC 1908) : How to reduce stress and get the RIGHT things done? Learning Objective: Examine techniques for reducing stress and increasing workplace productivity We have all heard the saying, “if we fail to plan, we plan to fail.” The fear of failure can add stress to our busy lifestyle and Planning is the key to increasing productivity and efficiency. This course will guide you through a series of powerful activities that will help you relax, gain clarity, and break unproductive habits that may be holding you back. At the end of this seminar, participants will be able to: a. Identify internal and external stressors that impact performance. b. Discuss techniques for dealing with stress and gaining focus. c. Create targeted professional and personal tasks lists that help attain organizational goals. d. Explore personal application plan to support increased performance and productivity.


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(WOC 1717) Navigating Career Challenges for Women(WOC 1717) Navigating Career Challenges for Women

Mon, 06 Mar 2017 22:09:40 GMT

1717: Navigating Career Challenges for Women and People of Color (Presented by Jackson Insurance)


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Caregiver in ChiefCaregiver in Chief

Mon, 06 Mar 2017 22:07:29 GMT

(WOC 1906) Caregiver in Chief Learning Objective: Examine the process of caring for family members The pressures of being the family caregiver can take their toll quickly on today’s businesswomen. As the U.S. population continues to age and the number of employee caregivers grows, eldercare issues will continue to affect worker productivity. Emotional burnout, stress, and grief will reduce the productivity, creativity, and overall performance of the caregiver. In this seminar, we’ll talk about how it feels to be burned out physically, emotionally, and spiritually. Then we’ll move to a discussion of proactive steps a family caregiver can take now to help battle those inevitable days of caregiver burnout. At the end of this seminar, participants will be able to: a. Discuss the physical and emotional feelings that caregivers frequently experience. b. Identify positive coping strategies to deal with feelings and burnout. c. Employ strategies that help the caregiver cope and maintain quality of life.


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http://lexus2514.hipcast.com/podcast/download/9BhN9GQ/lexus2514-20170306160308-3326.mp3




Leading on the EdgeLeading on the Edge

Mon, 06 Mar 2017 22:05:58 GMT

(WOC 1716) Leading on the Edge: Developing Leadership Skills for High-Risk, High-Payoff Roles (Presented by Northrop Grumman Corporation) Learning Objective: Strengthen your techniques for leading highly technical teams on high-risk programs We live in a rapidly changing world, and it’s an exciting time to lead advanced technology programs that make an impact. How do you lead a team working on a complex problem, trying to come up with a solution that’s never been done before while dealing with constant unknowns? How do you manage a project when traditional tools or program management skills just don’t apply? What do you do when you’re facing high-risk, high-stress situations daily? You’re not alone. Learn from experienced leaders who are currently leading teams through unchartered territory on high-risk, high-technology programs. At the end of this seminar, participants will be able to: a. Gain perspectives from the panelists on how they’ve overcome similar challenges b. Develop skills while gaining insight to new tools and leadership characteristics to come out on top c. Identify ways to elevate your leadership brand


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http://lexus2514.hipcast.com/podcast/download/9BhN9GQ/lexus2514-20170306155757-3032.mp3




Powerful Women in LeadershipPowerful Women in Leadership

Mon, 06 Mar 2017 22:03:17 GMT

(WOC 1713) Powerful Women in Leadership: Lessons in Leading from the Front, the Back and the Middle (Presented by The Boeing Company) Realizing the value and contributions of women professionals influencing STEM from various levels of leadership.


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The 2016 Women of Color in Technology Executive Roundtable SThe 2016 Women of Color in Technology Executive Roundtable S

Mon, 06 Mar 2017 21:57:47 GMT

(WOC 1712) The 2016 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, Workforce Diversity Catalyst for Change, and Raina Washington, Vice President, Culture, Diversity and EO Programs, Lockheed Martin, attendees will hear from women executives who have 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 do the following: 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. Learning Outcomes: • Increase awareness of the challenges that women may encounter on their career journey, and strategies to address those obstacles; • Discover techniques that encourage women to succeed on reaching the management level.


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A Perspective From Executives and Trailblazers A Perspective From Executives and Trailblazers

Mon, 06 Mar 2017 21:55:27 GMT

(WOC 1710)A Perspective From Executives and Trailblazers (Presented by NASA)


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Enterprise CapabilitiesEnterprise Capabilities

Mon, 06 Mar 2017 21:53:53 GMT

(WOC 1711) Enterprise Capabilities: Redefining Ingenuity With Integrated Services and Solutions (Presented by SAIC) Learning objective: The goal of this signature seminar is to highlight the countless opportunities to participate in the development of solutions that are changing the world in real and measureable ways in our technical, engineering, and enterprise IT core business areas including the required skills. The seminar will further explore all that SAIC has to offer to help individuals to enhance their visibility and excel in their career. The presentation will highlight the opportunities, challenges, and learning that SAIC provide to move individuals forward in their STEM career and aspirations.


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Daring to be DifferentDaring to be Different

Mon, 06 Mar 2017 21:47:21 GMT

(WOC 1709) Daring to be Different; Breaking the Glass Ceiling and Riding the Glass Escalator (Presented by Lockheed Martin Corporation) Dr. Maya Angelou stated, “Achievement brings its own anticlimax.” Nowhere is this truer than in the lives of women of color, as they seek accomplishment and prominence in the face of adversity. In addition to the glass ceiling, which already is stopping women from climbing higher in success in the workplace, a parallel phenomenon called the "glass escalator" is also occurring. This can be defined as how more men are joining fields that were previously occupied mainly by women and within these job fields, the men are riding right past women and going straight to the top, similarly to if they were on an escalator and a woman was taking stairs. At the end of this seminar participants will be able to: a. Better understand these phenomena b. Identify techniques and strategies to successfully navigate these challenges


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http://lexus2514.hipcast.com/podcast/download/9BhN9GQ/lexus2514-20170306154134-9690.mp3




Executive Presence Executive Presence

Mon, 06 Mar 2017 21:44:53 GMT

(WOC 1708) Executive Presence (Presented by Northrop Grumman Corporation) We’ve all witnessed that moment when a leader walks into a room and instantly attracts attention. The air shifts. Heads turn. People gravitate towards them. In short, they have a “WOW” factor. The “WOW” factor is often called “Executive Presence.” Executive Presence is a blending of temperament, competencies, and skills that, when combined, send all the right signals. Leaders know they must embody executive presence to get ahead, influence others, and drive results. Do you want the WOW factor of Executive Presence? Attend this workshop and gain a proven approach on how to obtain Executive Presence. Get ready for your next promotion.


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Savviness versus Sell-Out Savviness versus Sell-Out

Mon, 06 Mar 2017 21:40:29 GMT

(WOC 1707) Savviness versus Sell-Out (Presented by Consumers Energy) Are you unsure of how to “play the game” to win when it comes to corporate politics? It doesn’t matter whether or not you believe in office politics, they still exist. Learn how to master office politics in this intensive deep dive with savvy leaders who take a realistic approach to managing workplace politics. Enhance your understanding on how to navigate competing interests, scarce resources, ambiguity in authority, unclear rules and lack of information in the corporate environment. The main thing to remember when dealing with office politics is that you CAN still be “you” while adjusting your style to fit the situation. “Early in my career I despised the thought of having to dance through corporate politics. I thought I’m just not good at it and I’m not selling out just to get ahead. Little did I know back then how completely misguided I was until I began practicing true relationship building and removed “office politics” from my vocabulary. Building professional relationships is an art, a fine art mind you, every leader should understand. Like every rare and expensive art piece.. it takes skill, practice, and time.” – Charles Crews VP Consumers Energy


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http://lexus2514.hipcast.com/podcast/download/9BhN9GQ/lexus2514-20170306153624-1290.mp3




Want an upgradeWant an upgrade

Mon, 06 Mar 2017 21:36:12 GMT

(WOC 1615) Want an upgrade? Winning Resumes and Lasting Impressions First Impressions open doors!! Do you look and act like a winner? Are you prepared to compete and get noticed? The first step to success is making sure your resume, words, and image reflect your true value. You will have an edge if you understand what employers are looking for in potential candidates. In this seminar, human resource professionals will help you build a resume, polish your image, and say the right things. Get ready to take action and win! At the end of this seminar, participants will be able to: a. Build or upgrade a winning resume b. List dos and don’ts of interviewing c. Use Critical Networking techniques d. Identify specific questions to ask potential employers


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http://lexus2514.hipcast.com/podcast/download/9BhN9GQ/lexus2514-20170306153206-9251.mp3




College Study HallCollege Study Hall

Mon, 06 Mar 2017 21:36:12 GMT

(WOC 1611) College Study Hall- Access Mentors, Build Resumes, Get Academic Support and Guidance Learning Objective: Discuss techniques for developing your career plan There seems to be an endless stream of things to do and not enough time to do it. The pressures to succeed and compete for opportunities are greater than ever. No worthy accomplishment is realized without sacrifice. Take this time to work on your plan. Students can talk to mentors about their specific needs. Or you may need to build or revise your resume. In this session, you can get advice about graduate school or talk to someone about academic challenges. Take advantage of the opportunity to leave the conference with a solid plan for achieving your goals and a few key things checked off of your list. At the end of this seminar, participants will be able to: a. Talk to potential mentors or coaches b. Work on resume building strategies c. Access support for navigating academic pressures, schedules, and choices d. Explore plans and “to do” items for the graduate school application process e. Share personal school and career game plan


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"Can You Hear Me Out There?" The Power of Public Speaking"Can You Hear Me Out There?" The Power of Public Speaking

Mon, 06 Mar 2017 21:32:40 GMT

(WOC 1601) "Can You Hear Me Out There?" The Power of Public Speaking Learning Objective: Explore speaking styles to build speaking skills The confident speaker, despite title or position, will have a competitive edge over just about everyone. Cultivating the ability to communicate, choose your words carefully, and engage people is the best investment you could ever make. This seminar will help attendees to understand the principles of active listening and how to apply them to ensure that we collect necessary information needed in order to attain success. Learn how to take the lead and motivate the masses by expressing your message with passion and inspiration. At the end of this course, participants will be able to: a. Examine the principles of active listening. b. Explore active listening skills for better communication. c. Learn techniques to convey your message accurately and directly. d. Explore mental coaching techniques to address fear.


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http://lexus2514.hipcast.com/podcast/download/9BhN9GQ/lexus2514-20170306152443-8487.mp3




Women in TechWomen in Tech

Mon, 06 Mar 2017 21:24:59 GMT

(WOC 1505) Women in Tech: More than Just a Pipeline Issue Learning Objective: Examine the factors for low numbers of women in the tech field and how to retain women tech professionals Research has shown that most women leave the tech workforce after an average of 7 years. This is a huge, unnecessary loss of talent in a field facing a short of talent. Since the tech field is a major driver of the U.S. economy, this shortage impacts everyone. Some tech companies are struggling to hire and retain employees. When men and women with the same qualifications apply for the same job, studies have shown that they are evaluated differently. These biases may occur unconsciously and without intention or malice. This seminar will address the issue of how to address the gap. At the end of this seminar, participants will be able to: a. Examine the causes behind the lack of women in the tech field. b. Discuss the natural bias that exists in our workforce culture. c. Explore ways to change the workforce bias.


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http://lexus2514.hipcast.com/podcast/download/9BhN9GQ/lexus2514-20170306152056-5541.mp3




Leadership and Excellence in DiversityLeadership and Excellence in Diversity

Mon, 06 Mar 2017 21:20:00 GMT

(WOC 1504) Leadership and Excellence in Diversity: Sustaining the Diversity Momentum in Changing Times Learning Objective: Diversity leaders create a brand and image that supports and reflects competence and business value. What does it mean to be a diversity leader? Over the past several years, diversity has been a hot topic. However, as times change, and business challenges increase, the term has become a stale reference to check off a list of politically correct requirements. 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 advisors 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. At the end of this workshop, participants will be able to: a. Explore key diversity and inclusion leadership and management skills b. Understand strategies for building the right brand and image c. Examine what it means to transform organizational culture d. Create a plan for excellence in diversity and inclusion leadership e. Explore business challenges that impact diversity and inclusion leaders


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http://lexus2514.hipcast.com/podcast/download/9BhN9GQ/lexus2514-20170306151643-1274.mp3




IIoT:The Career DisruptorIIoT:The Career Disruptor

Mon, 06 Mar 2017 21:15:54 GMT

(WOC 1401) IIoT:The Career Disruptor The Internet of Things refers to the networking of physical objects through the use of embedded sensors, actuators, and other devices that can collect or transmit information about the objects. The data amassed from these devices can then be analyzed to optimize products, services, and operations. During this session, participants will understand how the industrial adoption of the Internet of Things will drastically change every market vertical and disrupt current roles within enterprises and creating new roles and career opportunities. At the end of this seminar, participants will exit this seminar with the following knowledge: a. A clear understanding of the Industrial Internet of Things and why it is an important market trend to follow. b. The changes and disruptions that IoT will bring to every industry and market vertical. c. The career and revenue opportunities that will be introduced through IoT global adoption.


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http://lexus2514.hipcast.com/podcast/download/9BhN9GQ/lexus2514-20170306151258-5844.mp3




Top Ten Careers in STEM by 2020Top Ten Careers in STEM by 2020

Mon, 06 Mar 2017 21:14:47 GMT

(WOC 1400) Top Ten Careers in STEM by 2020 A recent report published by the Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates that the U.S. will add roughly 20 million new jobs by the year 2020. Estimates indicate that careers in the STEM fields can account for over 10 million of the new job created. Given the strong correlation between higher education and economic growth, some experts have been bold enough to claim that the growth of the U.S. economy through 2020 and beyond will be tied directly to the level of education achieved by its workforce. Join us for an eye opening discussion on market trends in the future of the STEM careers. At the end of this seminar, participants will acquire insight into market trends and innovative factors that will influence STEM professional careers within the next five years. This seminar will explore and analyze how to: a. Identify the STEM professions that are in high demand and will command the highest earning opportunities. b. Leverage their current professional skills towards career advancement. c. Increase their market value by becoming a SWAT professional.


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Think, Act, Achieve Extraordinary ResultsThink, Act, Achieve Extraordinary Results

Mon, 06 Mar 2017 21:11:46 GMT

(WOC 1310) Think, Act, Achieve Extraordinary Results- Winning Executive Coaching Strategies for the Leader and the Coach Learning Objective: This seminar provides a vault of pioneering concepts, tools, and resources that move leaders from innovative thought to strategic action. Leadership is about moving toward important goals, and embracing the potential and growth power of people. Whether you are a top CEO, federal executive, director, team lead, or beginning your career, you should be asking yourself one critical question. How can I grow and achieve personal excellence? Executive coaching is a strategic partnership that maximizes performance and growth potential to drive enhanced business outcomes. Get ready to be challenged, take risks, and achieve extraordinary results. At the end of this seminar, participants will be able to: a. Create a plan and vision that supports business, professional, and life mission b. Use leadership techniques and communication strategies that support vision c. List tools to overcome resistance, act, and make strategic decisions d. Examine coaching competencies to assist success of future leaders and team members e. Use strategies to get out of your comfort zone, generate ideas, and expand vision


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http://lexus2514.hipcast.com/podcast/download/9BhN9GQ/lexus2514-20170306150547-7031.mp3




Want a Security Clearance? This is what you need to knowWant a Security Clearance? This is what you need to know

Mon, 06 Mar 2017 21:07:38 GMT

WOC 1308) Want a Security Clearance? This is what you need to know Learning Objective: Examine the process of achieving a U.S. Security Clearance 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 seminar will guide you through the processing of getting and keeping a U.S. security clearance. Further, we will explore the future and emerging career opportunities that require various clearance levels. 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.


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Unleash your Professional Savvy Unleash your Professional Savvy

Mon, 06 Mar 2017 20:59:44 GMT

Learning Objective: Access your competitive edge by designing a winning image, building self-confidence, and communicating value with style and grace. Are you on top of your game? In today’s competitive market, the professional woman must understand what it means to project a powerful image. Your ability to build professional savvy is the key to breaking through barriers and achieving success. Technical skills, education, specialized career training, and performance are only the beginning. Did you know that 90% of your ability to move up the corporate and federal executive ladder is influenced by your personal brand and image, credibility, and communication skills? If image if everything, then everything matters. Whether you are seeking recognition, promotion, or just entering the workforce, this seminar will help you capitalize on your hard work as you unleash the best you. At the end of this seminar, participants will be able to: a. Explore ways to build and express self-confidence b. Create a winning image and leverage your circles of influence c. Examine professional savvy and politics d. Design a plan to increase recognition and value in the workplace e. Explore 10 critical style tips for today’s professional woman


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The Heart and Soul of Financial PlanningThe Heart and Soul of Financial Planning

Mon, 06 Mar 2017 20:55:36 GMT

Learning Outcome: Discuss financial goals and successful techniques for achieving those goals How much money do you have? How much money do you want? For most, the idea of answering the first question brings up mixed emotions. No matter what your financial position is, many often wonder if they really have enough. For some women, money is a topic that brings up anxiety and shame. Finance guru, Suze Orman, says “to truly be powerful in life, you must make money moves that work for you.” This workshop will help you build inner strength, reclaim financial power, and create a plan for the future. Your money doesn’t have to change, YOU DO! At the end of this workshop, participants will be able to: a. Use finance fundamentals. b. List ways to build financial portfolios. c. Explore beginner investment best practices (retirement). d. Examine how personal habits and values may impact a strong financial future. e. Create an action plan and financial goals.


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The Change MatrixThe Change Matrix

Mon, 06 Mar 2017 20:41:52 GMT

Learning Objective: Examine strategies for effectively dealing with change in the workplace The next generation of corporate and federal executive leaders is faced with unique challenges and changes as business threats and solutions change rapidly. It is critical to continue to assess position and purpose to stay ahead of the competition. The key to success is not always trying to figure out what will happen next, but about developing the strategy to manage changes, turn obstacles into opportunities, and thrive in the face of great uncertainty. A Matrix of Change is one strategy that can help leaders anticipate the complexity of how people, processes, and systems impact each other. At the end of this seminar, participants will be able to: a. Examine the change matrix and associated management skills b. Explore how management and leadership skills impact the change process c. Explore ways to stay inspired and committed d. Identify specific strategies and examples of how obstacles and change can be stepping stones for great opportunities e. Examine how to support teams through change.


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Inspirational LeadershipInspirational Leadership

Mon, 06 Mar 2017 20:36:58 GMT

Learning Outcome: Explore traits that make a successful leader and how women leaders can inspire others In today’s workforce, standout leaders come in all shapes and sizes. She could be a blue jeans marketing student who is running a major company out of her apartment or a middle aged woman presenting the latest groundbreaking device at a major conference. What really matters is that leaders are able to create enthusiasm, empower their workers, instill confidence and be inspiring to those around them. Join us as we address what great women leaders do every day. At the end of this seminar, participants will be able to: a. Explore your own leadership style through conversations with your peers. b. Develop the necessary self-confidence to help make good decisions based on the opinions and ideas of others. c. Examine perspectives on leadership from outstanding experts in the leadership field.


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High Performance CollaborationHigh Performance Collaboration

Mon, 06 Mar 2017 20:16:36 GMT

Learning Outcome: Discuss the essential skills to develop and expand your leadership repertoire Are leaders born or made? How do aspiring managers succeed in an ever-changing business environment? How do they lead different groups to action? Throughout this seminar, we will explore how great leaders assess themselves and lead collaborative teams that effectively manage negotiations and conflict. At the end of this seminar, participants will be able to: a. Discover how leaders communicate through storytelling and employ other communication strategies to influence. b. Explore and analyze leadership styles. c. Identify how organizations can develop team charters to optimize their groups, and develop a game plan for effective negotiation


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Licensure as a Professional EngineerLicensure as a Professional Engineer

Mon, 06 Mar 2017 20:15:33 GMT

(BEYA 2312) Licensure as a Professional Engineer -- Its Value and the Steps to Take


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

Mon, 06 Mar 2017 20:15:08 GMT

Learning Objective: Examine the challenges and strategies of gender barriers 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 leaders together to share perceptions, management challenges, and leadership strategies. Leaders speak up and share candid thoughts for getting results and overcoming stereotypes and barriers. If information is power, this workshop is your source. 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.


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Do You Know Who is Moving Your Cheese?Do You Know Who is Moving Your Cheese?

Mon, 06 Mar 2017 20:13:55 GMT

(BEYA 2311) Do You Know Who is Moving Your Cheese? Navigating and Surviving Organizational Politics like a Pro Learning objective: Assessing methods for navigating corporate politics Do you know how to golf? Have you ever thought that if only you could change the system in your organization, you would be a lot happier? There have been countless studies outlining the differences between men and women in corporate environments. Often, many professional women report feeling left out of key decisions or impacted by politics that seem to devalue her contributions. At the same time, several top women executives who continue to excel say YOU must learn to understand, rise above, and effectively use politics to get things done. At the end of this seminar, participants will be able to: a. List tips to survive organizational politics. b. Identify ways to utilize productive organizational politics. c. Explore specific organizational challenges and prepare a plan to overcome them.


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Breakthrough the Glass Ceiling!Breakthrough the Glass Ceiling!

Mon, 06 Mar 2017 20:13:09 GMT

(BEYA 2310) Breakthrough the Glass Ceiling! Career Path Discovery Workshop Learning objective: Examine success factors and establish career goals For every dream and desire, there are limitless paths to get there. This workshop will help you create your personal vision of success and happiness. Whether you are clear on what you want to do or still trying to find your way, you will gain clarity and create a plan to overcome barriers. If you are willing to address your weaknesses, capitalize on your strengths, and take control of your future, this workshop is for you. At the end of this session participants will be able to: a. Conduct individual personality assessment workshop. b. Design personalized career goals. c. Identify strengths, preferences, values, and weaknesses through a variety of career assessment tools. d. Create a personalized action plan to think outside of the box and breakthrough barriers.


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Want a Security ClearanceWant a Security Clearance

Mon, 06 Mar 2017 20:10:04 GMT

(BEYA 2308) Want a Security Clearance? This is what you need to know Learning Outcome: Increase knowledge and awareness around the US security Clearance process 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. 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 option. c. Review the security clearance process and associated misconceptions and mistakes.


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

Mon, 06 Mar 2017 20:08:42 GMT

Learning Objective: Examine the challenges and strategies of gender barriers 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 leaders together to share perceptions, management challenges, and leadership strategies. Leaders speak up and share candid thoughts for getting results and overcoming stereotypes and barriers. If information is power, this workshop is your source. 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.


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Next Gen SmartNext Gen Smart

Mon, 06 Mar 2017 20:05:53 GMT

(BEYA 2117) Next Gen Smart: Innovative Practices to Launch Diverse Future Leaders Today There is one thing that we all can agree on-The World is Changing! The next generation of innovators and leaders will need a unique combination of skills to manage and lead an evolving business landscape. NextGen Smart is about the capacity to motivate and inspire new paths to greatness. Join us to discuss what it will take for leaders to be the change we want to see in the world. At the end of our discussion, we will: a. Examine the definition of NextGen Smart. b. Identify strategies to have conversations around human difference. c. Explore the future of diversity, race, inclusion, and team morale. d. Examine competencies that build global and culturally ready leaders. e. Explore game changing skills that will give the next generation of leaders an edge to thrive through change.


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Path to Being the Best LeaderPath to Being the Best Leader

Mon, 06 Mar 2017 20:03:50 GMT

BEYA 2017 The Path to Being the Best Leader: How to Lead with Charisma, Integrity, and Conviction Learning Objective: Discuss methods that increase leadership skills The quality of an organization’s leadership and management is critical to its success. This is true at team, department, and organizational levels. But what’s the secret to that quality? How do you ensure it throughout the organization? How do you become an excellent leader and manager yourself? As with any professional skills, the skills of leadership and management can be learned and practiced. This course is specifically designed to help you do just that, whatever your role in the organization. At the end of this seminar, participants will be able to: a. Understand the skills needed to be a successful leader. b. Examine ways to manage staff performance. c. Learn how to evaluate your own style. d. Develop skills that help deliver your objectives.


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Creating Your Best Future!Creating Your Best Future!

Mon, 06 Mar 2017 19:25:26 GMT

Hang in there! You are somebody's hope. There is a rumor mulling around in colleges across the land that science, technology, engineering, and math are the "hardcore" fields that some advance, others try, and many avoid. Women and minorities are grossly underrepresented in STEM careers and the numbers continue to decline. In a 2010 Bayer Corp. survey of 1,226 women and underrepresented minority chemists and chemical engineers, 40 percent said they were discouraged from pursuing a STEM career. Sixty percent said college was where most of the discouragement happened. STEM careers offer a rewarding journey of innovation and powerful contributions, solutions, and tools that secure and advance our future. So, what do you need to do to overcome challenges and succeed in these fields? At the end of this workshop, college students will: a. Explore STEM Stats and common reasons students get discouraged. b. Create a resource toolbox and networking plan to overcome challenges. c. Explore 7 key habits that can increase success. d. Examine the benefits and options of a great STEM Career Path.


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Corporate GovernanceCorporate Governance

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 22:21:30 GMT

Corporate Governance: Increasing the Number of African American Corporate Directors


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Life in the ZoneLife in the Zone

Thu, 12 Jan 2017 20:19:54 GMT

Learning Objective: Learn strategies to increase balance, clarity, and efficiency for better life and work outcomes. Many women feel torn between competing priorities, obligations, and personal goals. Some experience a daily struggle to find the balance that reflects harmony and fulfillment. There are two zones of professional and personal fulfillment. One is lived in the comfort zone and the other is in the life zone. You can only be in one zone at a time. In the Comfort Zone, you are driven by fear and perceive life as a series of risks you rather not take. But, in the Life Zone you are tuned into actions, decisions, and ways of thinking that are in line with your success vision. This seminar will provide inspiration, motivation, strategies, and mental shifts that may change your life. Join our diverse panel as they share tips to feel good, balance your life and work, and make each day count. At the end of this seminar, participants will be able to: a. Explore personal definitions of success b. Examine stress management tools to relax your mind and increase clarity c. Use organizational and motivational tools to control the calendar/schedule d. List solutions and tips to stay motivated and inspired e. Create a personalized strategy for weighing the costs and benefits of important decisions


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Lessons in LeadershipLessons in Leadership

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 02:18:34 GMT

Leaders and managers are charged with meeting diverse needs to maximize value and productivity. As a proficient leader and manager, your role is to create opportunities, to empower others, and leverage the specialized skills of employees. One continuing challenge is managing team members from various cultures, locations, and backgrounds. Communication presents numerous impediments such as how to increase quality and efficiency of knowledge sharing and how do we improve value? Collaboration and sharing of knowledge practices are essential to finding a workable solution augmenting professional relationships, increasing productivity, and cultivating work quality. This session will discuss the tools needed to transform your team’s working experience to achieve amplified results.


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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 G[...]


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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, Capita[...]


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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, [...]


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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, Ass[...]


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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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