Engage and Connect Series Part 1: Redesigning the Workplace (with Women in Mind)
Jan
24
7:15 AM07:15

Engage and Connect Series Part 1: Redesigning the Workplace (with Women in Mind)

In a LinkedIn article titled, We’re Sending our Daughters into a Workplace Designed For Our Dads, Melinda Gates said, “The American workplace was set up based on the assumption that employees had partners who would stay home to do the unpaid work of caring for family and tending to the house.” Today, 47% of the workforce is comprised of women, and yet few companies have reengineered their workplace to reflect this change.

Join WCL and Katie Augsburger of Future Work Design to discuss how gender dynamics influence us at work. Learn why women were not set up to be successful in our current work environment, and reimagine what a workplace would look like if it were designed with a woman’s needs in mind. Finally, focusing on solutions, discuss how we can positively impact the workplace to make it a better environment for women.

Katie is deeply passionate about making work more equitable and liberating. With 15 years of experience in human resources, she focuses on improving the employee experience and creating more progressive workplace policies. Katie has a M.Ed in Curriculum and Instruction as well as a B.S in Sociology. She is a Certified Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) as well as SHRM Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP) and Certified Compensation Professional (CCP).



LOCATION: The Standard Building, Atrium Room, 900 Southwest 5th Avenue, Portland, OR, 97204. (The building with the marble sculpture)


PRICE: $35 per person. Includes lecture, breakfast and parking at the Standard Plaza, 1100 SW 6th Ave, Portland, OR 97204. Read our event cancellation/refund policy.

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This is the first event in our Engage and Connect Series:

  1. Part 1– Redesigning the Workplace for Women. January 24th, 7:15-9 am, the Standard

  2. Part 2– Reshape the team: using human experience as the bond. February 21st, 7:15-9 am, the Standard

  3. Part 3– Rethink our happiness at work: focus on Emotional Intelligence. March 21st, 7:15-9 am, the Standard

Purchase all three and save $25 or sign up individually. $85/person for the series. You do not need to sign up for all three to attend one.

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Engage and Connect Series Part 2: Reshape the Team—Using Human Experience as the Bond
Feb
21
7:15 AM07:15

Engage and Connect Series Part 2: Reshape the Team—Using Human Experience as the Bond

RESHAPE THE TEAM:USING HUMAN EXPERIENCE AS THE BOND

How do we solve for the problem of disengaged teams? Kristen Gallagher, CEO of Edify, a learning strategy consultancy, believes “great learning experiences can empower employees and make teams more effective and connected.” The results from the 2016 Gallop poll concur; “boosting engagement involves focused efforts on complex elements that drive day-to-day performance -- including role clarity, opportunities to develop, and feedback and progress discussions.”

Rapidly shifting organizations and change fatigue can leave employees feeling disenfranchised or frustrated. In this workshop-style talk, we will focus on how delivering a great team learning experience can connect, energize and drive better results. You will learn several key development activities you can build into your leadership portfolio to motivate and grow your team. These can be used as a manager or a team member. 

  • Learn activities to integrate new team members of all levels

  • Discover a framework to reset your team after a challenging situation

  • Experience activities that will help you scale your team


Kristen brings over a decade of learning and development and business partnership experience to Edify. She has architected and delivered onboarding and training programs ranging for organizations from large companies to small non-profits. She believes that we can make work “work” for the better. She serves on the board of Business for a Better Portland, is an guide onor and curriculum designer for the 



LOCATION: The Standard Building, Atrium Room, 900 Southwest 5th Avenue, Portland, OR, 97204. (The building with the marble sculpture)


PRICE: $35 per person. Includes lecture, breakfast and parking at the Standard Plaza, 1100 SW 6th Ave, Portland, OR 97204. Read our event cancellation/refund policy.

CLICK HERE FOR PARKING MAP



This is the second event in our Engage and Connect Series:

  1. Part 1– Redesigning the Workplace for Women. January 24th, 7:15-9 am, the Standard

  2. Part 2– Reshape the team: using human experience as the bond. February 21st, 7:15-9 am, the Standard

  3. Part 3– Rethink our happiness at work: focus on Emotional Intelligence. March 21st, 7:15-9 am, the Standard

Purchase all three and save $25 or sign up individually. $85/person for the series. You do not need to sign up for all three to attend one.

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Engage and Connect Series Part 3: Reboot Satisfaction at Work— Focus on Emotional Intelligence
Mar
21
7:15 AM07:15

Engage and Connect Series Part 3: Reboot Satisfaction at Work— Focus on Emotional Intelligence

REBOOT SATISFACTION AT WORK: FOCUS ON EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE

Advocates of EQ, or emotional intelligence, suggest that one trait happy and engaged people have in common is Emotional Intelligence. A 2013 Gallup study found that only 13% of us consider ourselves to be “happily engaged at work”,  and that “business units with highly engaged employees average 21% higher profitability”. Emotional Intelligence is also core to high performers. Daniel Goleman sites,  “of the competencies required for excellence in performance in the job studies, 67 percent were emotional competencies."



Join WCL and Emily Lily, Director of Culture at FULLY,to examine this critical skill.  Emily has dedicated her energy to raising the EQ of individuals, teams and organizations, by welcoming human emotion into the workplace. In this session, Emily will guide on how to develop gratitude, active listening and the practice of mindfulness to increase our self-awareness in life and in work. As creatures who think, then feel, then act, adopting these practices will increase our emotional intelligence, individual productivity and happiness.



In addition to her position at FULLY,  Emily is a certified Martha Beck Life Coach and a Reiki Master. For the past five years, Emily has helped build and nurture FULLY by inspiring employee retention, satisfaction, and engagement — helping it remain one of Oregon’s Fastest Growing Companies by Portland Business Journal for five consecutive years, as well as one of Oregon’s Top 100 Best Places to Work by Oregon Business Magazine. 



LOCATION: The Standard Building, Atrium Room, 900 Southwest 5th Avenue, Portland, OR, 97204. (The building with the marble sculpture)


PRICE: $35 per person. Includes lecture, breakfast and parking at the Standard Plaza, 1100 SW 6th Ave, Portland, OR 97204. Read our event cancellation/refund policy.

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This is the third event in our Engage and Connect Series:

  1. Part 1– Redesigning the Workplace for Women. January 24th, 7:15-9 am, the Standard

  2. Part 2– Reshape the team: using human experience as the bond. February 21st, 7:15-9 am, the Standard

  3. Part 3– Rethink our happiness at work: focus on Emotional Intelligence. March 21st, 7:15-9 am, the Standard

Purchase all three and save $25 or sign up individually. $85/person for the series. You do not need to sign up for all three to attend one.

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Dec
13
7:15 AM07:15

Equity & Inclusion Series: How to Become an Equity Advocate

How to Become an Equity Advocate

Join a panel of local inclusion practitioners moderated by Dori King to discuss how we live the life of equity advocates. 

Dori is a human resources person turned educator. She earned a Bachelor of Science in business administration and a Master of Arts in educational leadership from the University of California, Berkeley. Dori’s research and practice focus on building inclusive communities. She was a founding board member of Synergy Charter Academy in Los Angeles. She currently serves on the Portland Art Museum's Teacher Advisory Council. She will complete her service as a member of the parent leadership council at Pitzer College in May of 2018. 

LOCATION:  CENTRL Office - West End, 1155 SW Morrison Street, Suite 200, Portland, OR 97205
PRICE: $35 per person. Includes panel discussion, and breakfast Read our event cancellation/refund policy. DOES NOT INCLUDE PARKING.


This is the second event in our Equity & Inclusion Series:

  1. 3 hour WORKSHOP- Speaker Petra Langwald  "Decoding Bias: Learn, Act, Transform"– November 13, 2018 – 7:15 am to 10:15 am at the Standard Insurance Center building, Atrium Room – $69/person

  2. "How to Become an Equity Advoate" A Panel Discussion moderated by Dori King– December 13, 2018– 7:15am to 9:00 am at the CENTRL Office- West End, 1155 SW Morrison Street, Sutie 200 – $35/person

Purchase both and save $10 or sign up individually. $94/person for the series. You do not need to sign up for both to attend one.

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Nov
13
7:15 AM07:15

Equity & Inclusion Series: WCL WORKSHOP – Decoding Bias: Learn, Act, Transform

WORKSHOP: Decoding Bias: Learn, Act, Transform

This 3 hour workshop puts a spotlight on the recent trends on addressing bias in the workplace.  Companies are now leveraging neuroscience to mitigate bias to improve group interactions which increases productivity and innovation. Participants will explore different types of bias and how bias is processed in the brain. Participants will learn how to build their own mitigation strategy to help address bias when it occurs and enable thoughtful decision-making and actions. 

Petra Langwald has worked in technology companies in Germany, France, Canada and the United States. She holds two Master’s Degrees: One in Applied Information Management from the University of Oregon and one in Technical Translation [English, German and French] for Electrical Engineering and Mechanical Construction from the University of Hildesheim, Germany for. For the last 17 years Petra has been working Intel as technical program manager on complex, deadline-driven projects across international teams in various disciplines such as software development, hardware, competitive marketing and account management. Petra is very passionate about Diversity and Inclusion at Intel.


LOCATION: The Standard Building, Atrium Room, 900 Southwest 5th Avenue, Portland, OR, 97204. (The building with the marble sculpture)


PRICE: $65 per person. Includes 3 hour workshop, breakfast and parking at the Standard Plaza, 1100 SW 6th Ave, Portland, OR 97204. Read our event cancellation/refund policy.

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This is the first event in our Equity & Inclusion Series:

  1. 3 hour WORKSHOP- Speaker Petra Langwald  "Decoding Bias: Learn, Act, Transform"– November 13, 2018 – 7:15 am to 10:15 am at the Standard Insurance Center building, Atrium Room – $69/person

  2. "How to Become an Equity Advoate" A Panel Discussion moderated by Dori King– December 13, 2018– 7:15am to 9:00 am at the CENTRL Office- West End, 1155 SW Morrison Street, Sutie 200 – $35/person

Purchase both and save $10 or sign up individually. $94/person for the series. You do not need to sign up for both to attend one.

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Nov
8
6:00 PM18:00

WCL membership Launch Party

WE ARE MOVING FORWARD.

Move your career forward with Women’s Center for Leadership. 

Please be our guest at WCL’s membership launch party and join the leadership journey! Join us on November 8th at Downstream as we share all the details of our new membership program and celebrate with us as we move forward.

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Oct
25
7:15 AM07:15

Managing Your Career Series: Part 3- Mentors, Sponsors, and Coaches

Mentors, Sponsors, and Coaches: using the right role at the right time

How are mentors, sponsors and coaches both the same and different? Should one person fill all of these roles for you? What should you expect when you interact with someone filling one of these roles? What is YOUR responsibility to the relationship? When should mental-health professionals enter the picture? Let’s talk about all these issues and more when we explore how and when to make the best use of our career “helpers”.

This event is the third of the three-part Managing Your Career Series 

  1. Panel "Career Transitions"– August 23, 2018 – 7:15am to 9:00 am at the Standard Insurance Center building, Atrium Room – $35/person

  2. Speaker Elizabeth Robillard "Negotiating Your Career Success"– September 27, 2018– 7:15am to 9:00 am at the Standard Insurance Center building, Atrium Room – $35/person

  3. Panel lead by Sharon Buckmaster "Mentors, Sponsors, and Coaches: Using the Right Role at the Right Time"– October 25, 2018– 7:15am to 9:00 am at the Standard Insurance Center building, Atrium Room – $35/person




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Sep
27
7:15 AM07:15

Managing Your Career Series: Part 2- Negotiating Your Career Success

Negotiating Your Career Success

Join Elizabeth Robillard, local Portland startup leader and VP of Partnerships at Lytics and principal of consultancy Negotiating at Work for practical advice on how to manage your own career and how to negotiate for yourself more effectively. Whether you are looking for new opportunities such as a promotion, a raise, better work/life balance, buy-in on a new project, more support, or credit for your work, this talk will offer concrete strategies on how to reach your goals.

This event is the second of the three part Managing Your Career Series 

  1. Panel "Career Transitions"– August 23, 2018 – 7:15am to 9:00 am at the Standard Insurance Center building, Atrium Room – $35/person

  2. Speaker Elizabeth Robillard "Negotiating Your Career Success"– September 27, 2018– 7:15am to 9:00 am at the Standard Insurance Center building, Atrium Room – $35/person

  3. Panel lead by Sharon Buckmaster "Mentors, Sponsors, and Coaches: Using the Right Role at the Right Time"– October 25, 2018– 7:15am to 9:00 am at the Standard Insurance Center building, Atrium Room – $35/person

Purchase all three as a series and save $20, or sign up individually. $85/person for the series. You do not need to sign up for all three to attend one.  

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Aug
23
7:15 AM07:15

Managing Your Career Series: Part 1- Career Transitions

Career Transitions Panel Discussion

These experts, from a wide swath of sectors, will help you navigate career transitions, negotiate what you need, and garner formal support on your leadership journey. When polled in 2017, WCL members clearly identified navigating career transitions as a top priority. Join us for an interactive discussion to improve your strategy when returning to work after serving in the military or raising children. Plot you course to a zig-zag career or leaving your legacy.

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This event is the first of the three part Managing Your Career Series 

  1. Panel "Career Transitions"– August 23, 2018 – 7:15am to 9:00 am at the Standard Insurance Center building, Atrium Room – $35/person
  2. Speaker Elizabeth Robillard "Negotiating Your Career Success"– September 27, 2018– 7:15am to 9:00 am at the Standard Insurance Center building, Atrium Room – $35/person
  3. Panel lead by Sharon Buckmaster "Mentors, Sponsors, and Coaches: Using the Right Role at the Right Time"– October 25, 2018– 7:15am to 9:00 am at the Standard Insurance Center building, Atrium Room – $35/person

Purchase all three as a series and save $20, or sign up individually. $85/person for the series. You do not need to sign up for all three to attend one.  

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Jul
26
7:15 AM07:15

Leading with Heart and Humility

Weaving Women Together: Leading with Heart and Humility

What role can creativity and vulnerability play in your leadership? How does the spark of an idea morph into a project that spans generations and continents? Join Nikki Weaver, co-founder and education director at Portland Playhouse, for Leading with Heart and Humility. Nikki is a maven of weaving women together and infusing mind, heart, and body. Together, we'll explore:

1. The Power of Presence

2. The Power of Risk

3. The Power of Creativity

4. The Power of Play

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About the Speaker:
Nikki Weaver is currently the co-founder and Education Director at Portland Playhouse. You can find her performing on stages around Portland, teaching at De La Salle, Catlin Gable, or Reed College, leading global wellness and creative retreats, or chasing after her two young girls. Whether she's racing horses, running marathons, or using her skills in yoga, massage, or reiki, Nikki embodies presence, vulnerability, and connection. Her solo show, Weaving Women Together, premiered in 2018 and included a performance at Coffee Creek Correctional Facility for incarcerated women.

PRICE: $35 per person. Includes lecture, breakfast and parking at the Standard Plaza, 1100 SW 6th Ave, Portland, OR 97204.

Please Read Our Event Cancellation/Refund Policy. 

LOCATION: The Standard Building, ATRIUM ROOM, 900 Southwest 5th Avenue, Portland, OR, 97204. (The building with the marble sculpture). 

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Jun
28
7:15 AM07:15

Managing Money Series: Money isn't everything. What is?

A woman's leadership journey includes the "soft skills" like confidence and influence. It also depends on "hard skills" around financial literacy, business acumen, and strategy. You can count on WCL for both. 

Please join Alice Tang for a discussion about Managing Money. Over 60%* of Americans are stressed about money, rich or poor. More appropriately, they are worried about lack of money and the fear of running out of money to provide for today and the future. Whether you are totally confident in Money or you are a few to many steps away, your will find resonance and new empowerment in her talk. 

The audience can expect to take away: 

  • Find out what motivates you to be in control of money 
  • Negotiation skills with our future self about Money 
  • Empower you to take courageous steps to take charge and reduce stress over money 
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Alice Tang, ChFC, MIM started her financial advising career in year 2000. Alice is an immigrant who has been through the roller coaster of Money in her adult life. Through her journey of building her relationship with money, not only has she mastered money but also, she is able to show many others how to take control and reduce stress over money. Today, Alice is among the top 3 %** or Financial Advisors in the world. Alice co-founded the Portland Chapter of WIFS (Women In Insurance and Financial Services) in 2008 knowing there is a need for female advisors to collaborate and to be a strong support network to our clients and our community. WIFS Portland has been the largest chapter among over 30 chapters in the US since 2010. Alice has used her voice to empower Women to be In Charge of their destiny and their money.

This event is the second of the two part Managing Money Series

  1. 3 hour WORKSHOP- Speaker Carla Titus "Simple and Easy Finances"– June 5, 2018 – 7:15am to 10:15 am at the Standard Insurance Center building, Atrium Room – $69/person
  2. Speaker Alice Tang "Money Isn’t Everything. What is?"– June 28, 2018– 7:15am to 9:00 am at the Standard Insurance Center building, Atrium Room – $35/person

Purchase both and save $10 or sign up individually. $94/person for the series. You do not need to sign up for both to attend one.

LOCATION: The Standard Building, ATRIUM ROOM, 900 Southwest 5th Avenue, Portland, OR, 97204. (The building with the marble sculpture)

PRICE: $35 per person. Includes lecture, breakfast and parking at the Standard Plaza, 1100 SW 6th Ave, Portland, OR 97204. Read our event cancellation/refund policy.

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Jun
5
7:15 AM07:15

Managing Money Series: WCL WORKSHOP–Simple and Easy Finances

A woman's leadership journey includes the "soft skills" like confidence and influence. It also depends on "hard skills" around financial literacy, business acumen, and strategy. You can count on WCL for both. 

Please join Carla Titus for our first workshop on Managing Money. Do you feel like you don’t know much about money? Do you avoid budgeting? Do you feel lost when it comes to business finances? Carla will lead you through basic finance concepts in a simple way that will help you feel comfortable with managing money. You will feel empowered and know just enough to be able to manage this aspect of your life and your business.

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Carla is a finance expert with 7yrs of experience in Corporate Financial Planning, Analysis and Strategy. She is also the CFO of ClientJoy, a gifting company based in Portland. She has applied that expertise to other businesses, helping them grow by creating simple yet effective systems to improve cash flow management and bottom line results.

This event is the first of the two part Managing Money Series

  1. 3 hour WORKSHOP- Speaker Carla Titus "Simple and Easy Finances"– June 5, 2018 – 7:15am to 10:15 am at the Standard Insurance Center building, Atrium Room – $69/person
  2. Speaker Alice Tang "Money Isn’t Everything. What is?"– June 28, 2018– 7:15am to 9:00 am at the Standard Insurance Center building, Atrium Room – $35/person

Purchase both and save $10 or sign up individually. $94/person for the series. You do not need to sign up for both to attend one.

LOCATION: The Standard Building, Atrium Room, 900 Southwest 5th Avenue, Portland, OR, 97204. (The building with the marble sculpture)

PRICE: $65 per person. Includes 3 hour workshop, breakfast and parking at the Standard Plaza, 1100 SW 6th Ave, Portland, OR 97204. Read our event cancellation/refund policy.

CLICK HERE FOR PARKING MAP

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May
31
6:00 PM18:00

Taking on Taboos at Work

Join us at the stunning headquarters of Swift for an evening of food, mixing, Portland’s most interesting women, and a topic we know all too well: "TAKING ON TABOOS AT WORK". This topic is at the intersection of unconscious bias, the #MeToo movement, Time’s Up and every other conversation you have had with your girlfriends. Taboos are the topics that challenge our cozy assumptions, the circumstances that make us so uncomfortable that rather than talk about them, we agree to talk around them. But we cannot change what we don't discuss. So let’s talk. In building Swift, CEO and co-founder Liz Valentine has challenged convention and made a habit of confronting the entrenched attitudes and behaviors that hold women back. She'll share insights and advice to help others achieve greater professional success in their own careers. And you will have the opportunity to talk through solutions and meet other attendees.

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As co-founder and CEO of strategic creative agency Swift, Liz Valentine could just as easily be called Chief Empathy Officer. Her blend of East-Coast hustle, fierce conviction and razor-sharp smarts has helped power Swift's rapid rise over the past decade. But a knack for nurturing employees and leading by listening is equally essential to the company's success and Liz's evolution as a leader. A University of Pennsylvania alum, she has two children, one husband, a pack of animals and a lousy ability to sit still for very long.


LOCATION: SWIFT Agency, 1250 NW 17th Ave. Portland, Oregon.

PRICE: $39 per person. Includes lecture and light dinner (No-host bar with CASH ONLY).
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Apr
26
7:15 AM07:15

100% You: Own Who You Are to Get What You Want

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[Rescheduled from February]

100% You: Own Who You Are to Get What You Want

Are you undermining your leadership potential without even realizing it? It's time to go from "like, a boss?" to unapologetic, authentic leadership.

Ciara Pressler outlines specific ways we give away our power through unconscious actions and bad habits that distract from our vision, mission, and talent. 

Learn how to be more aware of your presence, speech, and motives, so that your actions and presence are in harmony and reflect your true potential.

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Ciara Pressler is the founder of Pregame and author of Game Plan: Achieve Your Goals in Life, Career, and Business. She works with innovative people and teams to elevate their brand, revenue, and reputation strategy.

LOCATION: The Standard Building, ATRIUM ROOM, 900 Southwest 5th Avenue, Portland, OR, 97204. (The building with the marble sculpture)

PRICE: $35 per person. Includes lecture, breakfast and parking at the Standard Plaza, 1100 SW 6th Ave, Portland, OR 97204. Read our event cancellation/refund policy.

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Mar
22
7:15 AM07:15

The Price of Your Truth

The Price of Your Truth 

What does it mean to speak up in a #metoo era, for ourselves or as an ally? How do we address the sexist jokes, the patronizing requests, and the shock-inducing gestures? Employment attorney, Blerina Kotori, and WCL Board Director, Lori Eberly, will facilitate an interactive discussion on:

  • The line between civility and law - when behavior crosses the line into unlawful conduct
  • Our experiences and responses to sexual harassment in the workplace
  • Barriers and strategies to speak our truth
  • Actions and commitments to each other

LOCATION: The Standard Building, ATRIUM ROOM, 900 Southwest 5th Avenue, Portland, OR, 97204. (The building with the marble sculpture)

PRICE: $35 per person. Includes lecture, breakfast and parking at the Standard Plaza, 1100 SW 6th Ave, Portland, OR 97204. Read our event cancellation/refund policy.

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Jan
25
7:15 AM07:15

WCL WORKSHOP: The Art of STORYTELLING in Business

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WCL Workshop: The Art of STORYTELLING in Business

Make the most of business presentations by activating imagination, peaking interest and moving your audience

Today’s business environment is complex. It’s not enough to internalize department competencies, financial acumen, and operational knowledge. We are constantly called upon to demonstrate our expertise through speeches, presentations and pitches. While facts, figures and bar charts might appeal to the logic of the left brain, the right brain is activated by the passion and emotion that is evoked by great storytelling. Join WCL and Sue Parham of Lessons Learned Inc. to learn how the magic of storytelling will improve your ability to persuade, share values, earn credibility, gain resources, and make all your presentations more engaging and memorable.

In this three-hour, highly interactive workshop, you will learn the anatomy of story, apply it to your leadership stories, and understand how to integrate it into your next presentation.
 

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Sue Parham, Founder of Lessons Learned Inc., delivers innovative instructional design, training, facilitation, coaching, and consulting to seasoned and developing professionals who are passionate about communicating through story, brand and product. Sue is the former Vice President Apparel Design and Merchandising for Columbia Sportswear, and former Director of US Merchandising at Nike, Inc. With an extensive background in presentation and storytelling, she specializes in coaching executives to create and deliver compelling speeches that resonate, motivate, and persuade. She is a visiting lecturer at the Warsaw School of Business at University of Oregon and President of Women’s Center for Leadership.

LOCATION: The Standard Building, Classrooms 1-4 next to OutTakes (same building as the Atrium room but down the escalators), 900 Southwest 5th Avenue, Portland, OR, 97204. (The building with the marble sculpture)

PRICE: $59 per person. Includes 3 hour workshop, breakfast and parking at the Standard Plaza, 1100 SW 6th Ave, Portland, OR 97204. Read our event cancellation/refund policy.

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Dec
7
7:15 AM07:15

Unconscious & Implicit Bias Series: Recruiting and Retaining a Diverse Workforce

Recruiting and Retaining a Diverse Workforce

Research shows that diverse workgroups are more productive, creative and innovative than homogeneous groups. In a global marketplace, and with the rapidly changing racial makeup of America, having a high function, diverse workforce is imperative for your organization's success. Leaders are charged with the responsibility of establishing or maintaining company cultures that accepts people for whom they are, transparently informs staff about company policies and processes, holds staff accountable for their work, and empowers them to be their best versions of themselves. When leaders do this, companies thrive.

Join WCL and speaker Serilda Summers-McGee for a discussion on the importance of diversity in the workplace and how our unconscious bias impacts who we hire and promote. We will discuss social stereotypes and how they often extend beyond race and ethnicity but include categories like age, gender, religion, weight, or political party. 

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Serilda Summers-McGee is the Owner of Workplace Change, LLC, a company that exists to help organizations assess their workplace culture, creatively resolve identified workplace challenges, recruit underrepresented executives and staff, and retain high quality employees in an inclusive, positive, and high functioning work environment. She is also author of the book "Change the Workgame: Building and Sustaining a Diverse Workforce," which instructs readers on the best and worst practices of recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce through the use of case studies from Serilda’s consulting experiences.

 

LOCATION: The Standard Building, ATRIUM ROOM, 900 Southwest 5th Avenue, Portland, OR, 97204. (The building with the marble sculpture) 

PRICE: $35 per person. Includes breakfast and parking at the Standard Plaza, 1100 SW 6th Ave, Portland, OR 97204. Read our event cancellation/refund policy.  

This event is the third of the three part Unconscious & Implicit Bias Series 

  1. Speaker Jade Aguilar "Gender Equity in the Office"– October 26, 2017 – 7:15am to 9:00 am at the Standard Insurance Center building, Atrium Room – $35/person
  2. Speaker Ann Su "Unintended Consequences of Implicit Bias"– November 16, 2017– 7:15am to 9:00 am at the Standard Insurance Center building, Atrium Room – $35/person
  3. Speaker Serilda Summers-McGee "Recruiting and Retaining a Diverse Workforce"– December 7, 2017– 7:15am to 9:00 am at the Standard Insurance Center building, Atrium Room – $35/person

Purchase all three as a series and save $20, or sign up individually. $85/person for the series. You do not need to sign up for all three to attend one.  

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Nov
16
7:15 AM07:15

Unconscious & Implicit Bias Series: Unintended Consequences of Implicit Bias

Unintended Consequences of Implicit Bias

Join WCL and speaker Ann Su for an implicit bias workshop in which we will explore what implicit bias is and the unintended and negative consequences it can have in work and personal relationships. Participants will be learn techniques and strategies for identifying implicit bias and reducing the negative impact it has on our lives.

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Ann is passionate about connecting people to their best selves and bridging understanding and connections between people and communities. This is why she has dedicated over twenty years of her life to working for social, economic and environmental justice. To support that work, she studied Political and Social Thought and Environmental studies at University of Virginia and public interest law at George Washington University. Her interdisciplinary education enables her to apply an intersectional and multi-disciplinary approach to problem-solving.

Currently, she is a public interest attorney, professor and diversity and leadership consultant. She teaches in the areas of law, public speaking, women’s studies and race/racism at Portland Community College and Marylhurst University.

LOCATION: The Standard Building, ATRIUM ROOM, 900 Southwest 5th Avenue, Portland, OR, 97204. (The building with the marble sculpture) 

PRICE: $35 per person. Includes breakfast and parking at the Standard Plaza, 1100 SW 6th Ave, Portland, OR 97204. Read our event cancellation/refund policy.  

This event is the second of the three part Unconscious & Implicit Bias Series 

  1. Speaker Jade Aguilar "Gender Equity in the Office"– October 26, 2017 – 7:15am to 9:00 am at the Standard Insurance Center building, Atrium Room – $35/person
  2. Speaker Ann Su "Unintended Consequences of Implicit Bias"– November 16, 2017– 7:15am to 9:00 am at the Standard Insurance Center building, Atrium Room – $35/person
  3. Speaker Serilda Summers-McGee "Recruiting and Retaining a Diverse Workforce"– December 7, 2017– 7:15am to 9:00 am at the Standard Insurance Center building, Atrium Room – $35/person

Purchase all three as a series and save $20, or sign up individually. $85/person for the series. You do not need to sign up for all three to attend one.  

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Oct
26
7:15 AM07:15

Unconscious & Implicit Bias Series: Gender Equity in the Office

Gender Equity in the Office

Join WCL and speaker Jade Aguilar for an interactive workshop that will explore some of the hidden gender inequities in the typical professional office place. We will discuss gendered language, unconscious bias, and how workplace structures disproportionately negatively impact women as professionals. We will end by discussing strategies of resistance and ways to navigate the gendered workplace.

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Jade Aguilar is the Vice President for Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion at Willamette University in Salem, OR, where she provides leadership in the planning, coordination, implementation, and assessment of Willamette’s educational, operational and strategic goals around equity, diversity, and inclusion. Prior to this position, she was an Associate Professor of Sociology and Women's and Gender Studies at Willamette University. She earned her PhD in Sociology and a certificate in Women's Studies from the University of Colorado- Boulder.

LOCATION: The Standard Building, ATRIUM ROOM, 900 Southwest 5th Avenue, Portland, OR, 97204. (The building with the marble sculpture) 

PRICE: $35 per person. Includes breakfast and parking at the Standard Plaza, 1100 SW 6th Ave, Portland, OR 97204. Read our event cancellation/refund policy.  

This event is the first of the three part Unconscious & Implicit Bias Series 

  1. Speaker Jade Aguilar "Gender Equity in the Office"– October 26, 2017 – 7:15am to 9:00 am at the Standard Insurance Center building, Atrium Room – $35/person
  2. Speaker Ann Su "Unintended Consequences of Implicit Bias"– November 16, 2017– 7:15am to 9:00 am at the Standard Insurance Center building, Atrium Room – $35/person
  3. Speaker Serilda Summers-McGee "Recruiting and Retaining a Diverse Workforce"– December 7, 2017– 7:15am to 9:00 am at the Standard Insurance Center building, Atrium Room – $35/person

Purchase all three as a series and save $20, or sign up individually. $85/person for the series. You do not need to sign up for all three to attend one.  

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Sep
28
7:15 AM07:15

Stay Noisy – How to be heard in a world that may or may not be breathlessly awaiting what you have to say.

Stay Noisy — How to be heard in a world that may or may not be breathlessly awaiting what you have to say.

Liz Dolan is one of the world’s leading brand experts, having led marketing and communications at global brands including Nike, OWN: The Oprah Winfrey Network and National Geographic Channel.  She is also a podcast pioneer and currently hosts two widely listened to shows: the award-winning Satellite Sisters, which focuses on subjects important to women, and I Hate My Boss, a new workplace advice show. Her personal motto is Stay Noisy. #staynoisy

Satellite Sisters: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/the-satellite-sisters/id443780324?mt=2

I Hate My Boss: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/i-hate-my-boss/id1148704291?mt=2

LOCATION: The Standard Building, ATRIUM ROOM, 900 Southwest 5th Avenue, Portland, OR, 97204. (The building with the marble sculpture) 

PRICE: $35 per person. Includes breakfast and parking at the Standard Plaza, 1100 SW 6th Ave, Portland, OR 97204. Read our event cancellation/refund policy.  

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Bring Out Your Best Series: Optimizing Social Media
Jun
22
7:15 AM07:15

Bring Out Your Best Series: Optimizing Social Media

Showcase Your Best: Optimizing Social Media

Create or improve your presence on social media to elevate you and/or your brand. Join WCL and our panel of local experts, who will provide tips, tools, and strategy for developing content and connecting digitally with the people you want to connect with. Bring your questions and your hang-ups, or post them on the WCL FB page at: https://www.facebook.com/WCLPDX/

BONUS PRESENTATION
for Business Owners, Entrepreneurs, and Freelancers

Jess Columbo, one of our panelists, will share her ideas on using social media to specifically grow your business. Her interactive presentation will immediately follow the panel from 9:10 am to 10 am in the Atrium, for no extra charge. 

Our Panelists:

Karrie Sundbom

Karrie is the Sr. Manager, Content Marketing at Act-On Software and is accountable for content initiatives that drive engagement, and leads to deliver sales and enable customer retention. Her focuses include: building an effective content marketing strategy and editorial plan that meet business objectives, collaborating across functions and teams, and ensuring that content is consistent with brand voice, style, and tone. She’s an award-winning digital marketer in the realm of non-profit having skyrocketed that brand’s social media presence and engagement internationally. Her unconventional career path as a serial entrepreneur has honed her skills in creative design and content development, and building and developing customer relationships. Connect with Karrie on Twitter,  LinkedIn, and Google+ .

Devon Downeysmith

Devon Downeysmith is a creative marketing professional who has been working for the last decade to drive consumer awareness of brands and causes that matter. She has worked on community building, from large scale events like the adidas Shamrock run as well as for small businesses and entrepreneurs. Her scope has reached across the globe, to highlight the work of Paul G. Allen's Great Elephant Census, and has concentrated here in Oregon, where she promotes clean energy and climate protection through her connections with lawmakers, the press and the public. Developing client content in both Spanish and English, Devon creates integrated marketing strategies in paid, owned and earned media. Devon recently branched out to become her own business: Downeysmith Creative Marketing based in Portland. Connect with Devon on Twitter and Facebook.

Jess Columbo

Creative writer and self-professed measurement geek, Jess Columbo is one of the region's leading social strategists. After a decade of digital work in CPG, non-profit, health care, and higher education, Jess founded her firm, Med|Ed Digital in 2015. Med|Ed Digital helps regulated brands and their staff engage in social media safely and effectively. In her spare time, Jess teaches Content Strategy and Digital Writing at PSU and tries not to hurt herself playing indoor soccer. Connect with her on LinkedIn and Twitter @JessColumbo.

 

LOCATION: The Standard Building, ATRIUM ROOM, 900 Southwest 5th Avenue, Portland, OR, 97204. (The building with the marble sculpture) 

PRICE: $35 per person. Includes breakfast and parking at the Standard Plaza, 1100 SW 6th Ave, Portland, OR 97204. Read our event cancellation/refund policy.  

 

Note: This event is the third of the three part Bring Out Your Best Series.   

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May
25
7:15 AM07:15

Bring Out Your Best Series: Activate Your Best Personal Brand

Engage Your Super Powers: Activate Your Best Personal Brand

Live with more confidence!  Inspire ideal customers to engage with you! And get the tools you need to create an authentic and powerful personal brand! 

This workshop starts with creating your Power Pitch which combines your passion, purpose, pursuits & potential. With your Power Pitch, you’ll make the impact you desire.  And you’ll give people the exact words to describe you whether you meet them in person or anywhere your bio appears.  

Plus, learn the proven strategies to build a personal brand following and connect with ideal clients and customers!

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As you’ll see at this workshop, Chris Bartell is an brand energizer and personal cheerleader.  A 20-year brand marketing veteran, he inspires people and brands to discover and unleash their super powers to build more fruitful, long-term customer relationships. Meet Chris at http://www.chrisbartell.com

LOCATION: The Standard Building, ATRIUM ROOM, 900 Southwest 5th Avenue, Portland, OR, 97204. (The building with the marble sculpture) 

PRICE: $35 per person. Includes breakfast and parking at the Standard Plaza, 1100 SW 6th Ave, Portland, OR 97204. Read our event cancellation/refund policy.  

This event is the second of the three part Bring Out Your Best Series.   

  1. Speaker Moe Carrick "Focus on Fit: Finding Your Best Fit in the Workplace"– April 27, 2017 – 7:15am to 9:00 am at the Standard Insurance Center building, Atrium Room – $35/person
  2. Speaker Chris Bartell "Engage Your Super Powers: Activate Your Best Personal Brand"– May 25, 2017– 7:15am to 9:00 am at the Standard Insurance Center building, Atrium Room – $35/person
  3. Panel "Showcase Your Best: Optimizing Social Media"– June 22, 2017– 7:15am to 9:00 am at the Standard Insurance Center building, Atrium Room – $35/person

Purchase all three as a series and save $20, or sign up individually. $85/person for the series. You do not need to sign up for all three to attend one.  

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May
18
5:30 PM17:30

SPECIAL STYLING EVENT

Present Your Best Self— Women's Center for Leadership "Style Social"

 Scarlet Chamberlin is an award-winning stylist and jewelry designer based in Portland, Oregon. She was named "Portland's Best Wardrobe Stylist" by the  Portland Fashion & Style Awards , and was nominated two years in a row for an Orchid Award by  The Portland Business Journal . Her styling work has also been featured in  Vanity Fair ,  Fast Company ,  People  and  Portland Monthly .  scarletchamberlin.com

Scarlet Chamberlin is an award-winning stylist and jewelry designer based in Portland, Oregon. She was named "Portland's Best Wardrobe Stylist" by the Portland Fashion & Style Awards, and was nominated two years in a row for an Orchid Award by The Portland Business Journal. Her styling work has also been featured in Vanity Fair, Fast Company, People and Portland Monthly.
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Join WCL and Portland's “Best Wardrobe Stylist”, Scarlet Chamberlin as we investigate “Leadership Style” across industries. This interactive conversation on fashion trends and how to dress for business will be as valuable as it is fun. Whether you are style savvy or fashion adverse, you will learn how to present your best self and receive insider tips and resources.

Scarlet knows how to make your wardrobe work for you. Bring 1-5 garments or accessories from home that you would like to wear more often. These pieces become Scarlet's props to lead an informative and vibrant conversation about personal style, appropriate work attire, dressing “up”, seasonal trends, closet organization, quality over quantity, where to shop, capsule wardrobes, what to wear where, etc. She is an open book and can flex to answer what you are most curious about. 

LOCATION: Scarlet Chamberlain Studio in the historic Povey Glass Building- 431 NW Flanders St. #203

PRICE: $49 per person. Includes beverages, wine and lite appetizers. 
Read our event cancellation/refund policy.  

Due to this unique venue, seats are limited!

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Apr
27
7:15 AM07:15

Bring Out Your Best Series: Finding Your Best Fit in the Workplace

Finding Your Best Fit in the Workplace

According to Gallup, one out of every two people feel disengaged at work.  The implications of this statistic are grave for employers as well as individuals, who suffer frustration and disappointment at work on a daily basis. There is a different way! Before accepting a new job or role, we can do a better job of assessing fit with rigorous self-awareness and introspective questions about the elements of work fit that matter.

  Moe Carrick  is a speaker, writer and workplace expert, as well as the Founder of  Moementum, Inc. , a Certified BCorp and Oregon boutique consulting firm. She is a Coach, a Certified Daring Way™ Facilitator, a Senior Human Resource Professional, and holds an MS in Organizational Management from Antioch University. Moe's first book,  Fit Matters: How to Love Your Job  will be released by Maven House Press on May 16.

Moe Carrick is a speaker, writer and workplace expert, as well as the Founder of Moementum, Inc., a Certified BCorp and Oregon boutique consulting firm. She is a Coach, a Certified Daring Way™ Facilitator, a Senior Human Resource Professional, and holds an MS in Organizational Management from Antioch University. Moe's first book, Fit Matters: How to Love Your Job will be released by Maven House Press on May 16.

Join us for this interactive workshop with Moe Carrick from Moementum, Inc. to explore:

  • How a self-knowledge can help you better understand your work needs in 6 key areas
  • Why work fit (or mis-fit) can make or break overall happiness
  • What to look for before taking a job or role to assess whether you will thrive
  • Strategies for dealing with a “mis-fit” when you can’t just leave
  • Tips for moving beyond the offer to pick a job that brings out your best

This event is the first of the three part Bring Out Your Best Series.   

  1. Speaker Moe Carrick "Focus on Fit: Finding Your Best Fit in the Workplace"– April 27, 2017 – 7:15am to 9:00 am at the Standard Insurance Center building, Atrium Room – $35/person
  2. Speaker Chris Bartell "Engage Your Super Powers: Activate Your Best Personal Brand"– May 25, 2017– 7:15am to 9:00 am at the Standard Insurance Center building, Atrium Room – $35/person
  3. Panel "Showcase Your Best: Optimizing Social Media"– June 22, 2017– 7:15am to 9:00 am at the Standard Insurance Center building, Atrium Room – $35/person

Purchase all three as a series and save $20, or sign up individually. $85/person for the series. You do not need to sign up for all three to attend one.  

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Mar
23
7:15 AM07:15

Develop Your Leadership Style Series: Conscious Leadership

FOUR QUESTIONS EVERY CONSCIOUS LEADER ASKS THEMSELVES

Do you, or does your organization recycle issues and problems over and over again rather than truly solve them? Join us with Deb Katz from The Conscious Leadership Group to learn how to shift the conversation from content to context, so that issues are resolved once and for all. You'll walk away understanding why conscious leadership really matters to you and your organization, and the costs of ignoring it. This interactive workshop will bring you face to face with the behaviors that are holding you back from leading from responsibility, genius and playfulness.

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Deb Katz is an executive consultant and coach who travels the country working with individual leaders and organizations to bridge the gap between conceptual knowledge and walking the talk of conscious leadership. Known for her laser focus, challenging and supportive delivery, Deb catalyses opportunities for sustainable personal and organizational culture reform that leads to greater fulfillment, collaboration, innovation and influence.

Deb holds degrees in Sociology and Women’s Studies specializing in Collective Behavior and Organizational Development from San Diego State University. It was through this early education where she began her research on how individual consciousness can affect the macro-institutional picture and vice-versa. Deb also has training in Enneagram personality styles, somatic psychology and is a Registered Nurse.

This event is the third of the three part Develop Your Leadership Style Series.  

  1. Leadership and Followership are Mindsets – January 26, 2017 – 7:15am to 9:00 am at the Hilton, Atrium Room – $35/person
  2. The Confidence Project– February 23, 2017– 7:15am to 9:00 am at the Standard Insurance Center building, Atrium Room – $35/person
  3. Conscious Leadership– March 23, 2017– 7:15am to 9:00 am at the Standard Insurance Center building, Atrium Room – $35/person

LOCATION: The Standard Building, ATRIUM ROOM, 900 Southwest 5th Avenue, Portland, OR, 97204. (The building with the marble sculpture) 

PRICE: $35 per person. Includes breakfast and parking at the Standard Plaza, 1100 SW 6th Ave, Portland, OR 97204. Read our event cancellation/refund policy.  

 

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Feb
23
7:15 AM07:15

Develop Your Leadership Style Series: The Confidence Project

  • The Standard Insurance Building (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

LEADERS PROJECT CONFIDENCE

Projecting confidence is not just about our DNA, it is a skill you can develop. In this Confidence Project Power Hour, Tracy Hooper will coach you on simple skills to make a great first impression and master the moment. Tracy provides dynamic examples of how you can personally connect with people fast at networking events, meetings and on phone conversations, and, how you can seamlessly enter and exit conversations gracefully at group events. Tracy is an expert story teller with real-life tales from her success in broadcast TV news and the voiceover industry. Join us for this lively, fun event that will provide take-away skills you can use immediately and for the rest of your life.

 Prior to launching The Confidence Project, Tracy Bagli Hooper gained experience on air as a reporter and anchor at several CBS affiliate stations on the East Coast, including WBAL-TV in Baltimore, MD and WFSB-TV in Hartford, CT. As an on-camera and voice-over professional, she has made countless commercial and narration scripts come alive for radio, TV, and corporate clients including Disney, UPS, NFL Films, Marriott`. Tracy launched the Confidence Project when she recognized a void, “Over the past several years I’ve seen more and more professionals who are tech savvy, world traveled, and mobile. At the same 2me, I’ve noticed that many people are hungry for some simple social and business skills to help them feel comfortable and connected in everyday settings”

Prior to launching The Confidence Project, Tracy Bagli Hooper gained experience on air as a reporter and anchor at several CBS affiliate stations on the East Coast, including WBAL-TV in Baltimore, MD and WFSB-TV in Hartford, CT. As an on-camera and voice-over professional, she has made countless commercial and narration scripts come alive for radio, TV, and corporate clients including Disney, UPS, NFL Films, Marriott`.

This event is the second of the three part Develop Your Leadership Style Series.  

  1. Leadership and Followership are Mindsets – January 26, 2017 – 7:15am to 9:00 am at the Hilton, Atrium Room – $35/person
  2. The Confidence Project– February 23, 2017– 7:15am to 9:00 am at the Standard Insurance Center building, Atrium Room – $35/person
  3. Conscious Leadership– March 23, 2017– 7:15am to 9:00 am at the Standard Insurance Center building, Atrium Room – $35/person

LOCATION: The Standard Building, ATRIUM ROOM, 900 Southwest 5th Avenue, Portland, OR, 97204. (The building with the marble sculpture) 

PRICE: $35 per person. Includes breakfast and parking at the Standard Plaza, 1100 SW 6th Ave, Portland, OR 97204. Read our event cancellation/refund policy.  

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Jan
26
7:15 AM07:15

Develop Your Leadership Style Series: Leadership and Followership are Mindsets

  Dr. Sarah Stebbins, C.P.C.   thebetterchange.com

Dr. Sarah Stebbins, C.P.C.  thebetterchange.com

Leadership and Followership: A Dichotomy? Much has been written about how leadership effectiveness is equated with followership. However, less has been written about the nature of ‘followership’ itself.  Within the context of the modern organization, the concept of ‘followership’ raises some provocative questions including: How does ‘followership’ support ‘leadership’? What are the attributes of a good ‘follower’? We hire for ‘leaders’, how do we hire for ‘followers’? In this highly interactive session, we will explore these questions and the dichotomy between the two—and perhaps challenge whether or not such a dichotomy exists!

NEW LOCATION: The Hilton, ATRIUM ROOM, 921 Southwest 6th Avenue, Portland, OR, 97204.  

PRICE: $35 per person. Includes breakfast and parking at the Standard Plaza, 1100 SW 6th Ave, Portland, OR 97204. Read our event cancellation/refund policy.  

This event is the first of the three part Develop Your Leadership Style Series.  

  1. Leadership and Followership are Mindsets – January 26, 2017 – 7:15am to 9:00 am at the Hilton, Atrium Room – $35/person
  2. The Confidence Project– February 23, 2017– 7:15am to 9:00 am at the Standard Insurance Center building, Atrium Room – $35/person
  3. Conscious Leadership– March 23, 2017– 7:15am to 9:00 am at the Standard Insurance Center building, Atrium Room – $35/person

Purchase all three as a series and save $20, or sign up individually. $85/person for the series. You do not need to sign up for all three to attend one.  

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Dec
1
7:30 AM07:30

Build Your Personal Leadership Development Plan

We aren’t all lucky enough to have a team of people focused on our professional development, but we can apply the best practices of Learning & Development experts to build our own. Join WCL and facilitator Kirsten Meneghello, as we host a panel of L & D professionals who design programs for their employees. Gain insight into the recurring leadership themes and challenges they observe. Finish the morning by crafting your own development plan while panelists circulate to offer their insight and experience. To increase long-term success, you will be paired with an “accountability partner” and each attendee will be given an access code for leadership assessment to be completed at home.

PANELISTS:

  

Autumn Woods, MABS
Senior Global Manager, Learning and Talent Management
Columbia Sportswear

Autumn holds a master’s degree in Leadership and Organizational Development and has over 20 years of senior-level management and leadership experience in diverse industries. Most notably in law enforcement, property management, private consulting, healthcare, large Internet retailers, and apparel and footwear companies. Autumn’s unique combination of strong practical business experience and knowledge with learning and talent management strategies has helped shape the way companies engage their employees and transform the methods used to acquire leadership skills.

  

Rachel Shafran, Ed.D.
Leadership and Learning Consultant
Intel

Rachel is a business transformation coach and facilitator with extensive experience in Leadership Development, Change Strategy and Organization Effectiveness. Rachel has worked in a diverse range of industries including High Tech, Consumer Product, Telecommunications, Pharmaceutical and Non Profit. Rachel completed her Doctorate degree in Education at Pepperdine University, holds a M.A. from the School of Management and Labor Relations at Rutgers University and received a Master's Level Certificate in Leadership Coaching from Georgetown University.

Mara Kershaw, VP- Learning and Organizational Development
First Tech Federal Credit Union

Mara has been a leader for over 25 years in leadership and organizational development, talent management, and team effectiveness in various industries including healthcare, high tech, and financial. She has a master’s degree in learning and organizational development and is a certified professional coach, specializing in emotional intelligence coaching. She has a passion for leadership development and its correlation to employee engagement. In many organizations, she has led and created comprehensive leadership development programs, succession planning, and mentor programs for all levels of leaders.

  

Katie C. Kelley
People Development Director
Fuerst Group

Katie C. Kelley, author of Career Courage, is responsible for performance management, employee engagement, training and management coaching at Fuerst Group (KEEN Footwear, Chrome Industries, ROFU).  Prior to this role, Ms. Kelley ran her own company, Katie Kelley Networks for six years in which she developed professionals for senior level roles through television segments, executive coaching, networking events and speaking engagements throughout the United States.  Clients included Google, Time Inc. and Meeting Planners International and many more. Katie earned a B.A. in Psychology at Boston College and a M.S.W. at Smith College

Facilitator:
Kirsten Meneghello, JD
Executive and Leadership Coach
Illumination Coaching LLC

Kirsten coaches leaders and executives to build dynamic teams. She is passionate about people bringing their talents together to maximize their team’s effectiveness. She is an ICF-certified coach, facilitator, and Authorized Partner for Everything DiSC and Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team. She has proven leadership skills from her many years of nonprofit experience and community service. Kirsten is an attorney and a member of the Oregon State Bar.

LOCATION: The Standard Building, ATRIUM ROOM, 900 Southwest 5th Avenue, Portland, OR, 97204. (The building with the marble sculpture) 

PRICE: $35 per person. Includes continental breakfast and parking at the Standard Plaza, 1100 SW 6th Ave, Portland, OR 97204. Read our event cancellation/refund policy.  

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Nov
15
5:30 PM17:30

What Role Do Men Play in Women's Leadership?

According to data from The Center for American Progress, just 14.6% of executive officers in the 500 highest-grossing American companies are women. That means 85.4% are male. What role do they have in women’s leadership development? What can they do to remove leadership hurdles for women in the workplace? How can they help influence organizational cultures to harness the full potential of women? Join Moe Carrick and Jim Morris from Moementum, Inc. as they tackle this important question. Moe and Jim are passionate about helping organizations excel by helping people become better leaders and helping leaders work better together.

Moementum, Inc. helps business people, nonprofit or corporate teams and leaders work better together. Using practical support, coaching, team-building facilitation and unique, personalized leadership experiences, we help organizations reach their full potential and succeed with purpose.

LOCATION: Downstream, 1624 Northwest Johnson Street, Portland, OR 97209

PRICE: $49 and bring a man for free. Includes light appetizers and no-host wine bar. Read our event cancellation/refund policy.  

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Oct
20
5:30 PM17:30

Leading While Female: What Hillary Clinton Can (and Can’t) Teach Us About Gender, Power, and Leadership

Women have long been taught that to get ahead, they cannot afford to seem either too "womanly" or too "dominant". Can women overcome the proverbial "double bind"? Join Dr. Regina Lawrence of the University of Oregon to discuss election 2016 and what it may be teaching us about gender, politics, the media, and women's leadership.

Regina G. Lawrence (PhD, University of Washington) is a professor in the School of Journalism and Communication and Director of the George S. Turnbull Portland Center and the Agora Journalism Center at the University of Oregon. Her research focuses on the role of the media in public discourse about politics and policy. She has been chair of the Political Communication section of the American Political Science Association, book editor of the journal Political Communication, and a fellow at the Shorenstein Center on the Press, Politics, and Public Policy at Harvard. Dr. Lawrence’s books include When the Press Fails: Political Power and the News Media from Iraq to Katrina (University of Chicago Press, 2007, with W. Lance Bennett and Steven Livingston), winner of the 2016 Doris A. Graber Best Book Award from the Political Communication section of the American Political Science Association, and Hillary Clinton’s Race for the White House: Gender Politics and the Media on the Campaign Trail (Lynne Rienner Publishers, 2009, co-authored with Melody Rose). Her current research focuses on political reporters’ use of social media to cover presidential politics, on female candidates’ communication strategies and news coverage of women politicians, and on media and civic engagement. Her work has appeared in numerous scholarly journals including the Journal of Communication, Political Communication, Political Research Quarterly, Journalism, Journalism Studies, and International Journal of Press/Politics.

LOCATION: Downstream, 1624 Northwest Johnson Street, Portland, OR 97209

PRICE: $39 per person. Includes light appetizers and no-host wine bar. Read our event cancellation/refund policy.  

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Sep
22
7:15 AM07:15

Make Your Best Impression in the First 30 Seconds!

  • The Standard Insurance Center Building (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

When asked “What do you do?” at a networking event, do you struggle for a crisp answer? During an interview, do you search for a “smart” way to describe your accomplishments? When unexpectedly riding an elevator with a corporate VP, do you find it hard to start a conversation? 

Join us on Sept. 22 to learn how to prepare and rely upon your authentic voice to convey your best professional self in these and many other common situations.

Prior to the event, you will receive an email containing a worksheet to get you started on your “elevator pitch”.

During the Sept. 22 event, you will have the opportunity to deliver your elevator pitch and receive feedback from three different coaches and nine peers. 

Sign up quickly as spaces are limited so each participant has valuable time with our ten coaches:

LOCATION: The Standard Building, 900 Southwest 5th Avenue, Portland, OR, 97204. Lower Level behind Outtakes Cafe, Classroom 1-4.
(The building with the marble sculpture) 

PRICE: $29 per person. Includes continental breakfast and parking at the Standard Plaza, 1100 SW 6th Ave, Portland, OR 97204. Read our event cancellation/refund policy.  

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Jul
28
7:15 AM07:15

Finding "Balance" Through Purpose-Driven Business

Forbes, Huffington Post, and Fast Company are among the many voices talking about the success of brands that give purpose the same reverence as profit.

Join WCL and David Howitt, as he discusses the powerful role women can play in purpose-driven business. As Founder & CEO of Meriwether Group, a business accelerator and boutique private equity firm, he has helped many women (and men) build companies in which human values are expressed through business.

David M. Howitt is Founder & CEO of Meriwether Group and author of Heed Your Call. He is an inspiring thought leader and accomplished entrepreneur with over twenty years of experience providing financial, strategic, and brand counsel to early stage, and Fortune 100 companies.

David has the unique ability to integrate vision and growth strategies with mission and purpose, and has provided guidance to Oregon Chai, Stumptown Coffee, Pendleton, adidas, Voodoo Doughnut, Salomon, yogitoes, Klim, Bloch, Dave's Killer Bread, ABC Carpet & Home, Living Harvest, and many others.
 
David has achieved success by following the principles outlined in his book, Heed Your Call. He affirms that by embracing the "Power of And", where we unite artistry and analytics, and integrate intuition with intellect, that we positively affect the way we live and the world around us.

LOCATION: The Standard Building, 900 Southwest 5th Avenue, Portland, OR, 97204. Lower Level behind Outtakes Cafe, Classroom 1-4.

PRICE: $26 per person. Includes breakfast. Read our event cancellation/refund policy.  

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Jun
23
7:15 AM07:15

Cultivating Executive Competencies Series: Analytical Intelligence

  • Standard Insurance BLD Lower Level behind Cafe (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Strengthen Your Business Acumen

Business acumen takes time and effort to acquire. We spend most of our time worrying about technical knowledge when we should be spending just as much time on business acumen. 

Becky Graham of Graham Group, LLC is here to help you. 

Becky is the President of Graham Group LLC, a consulting firm focused on improving the financial performance of small and medium sized businesses through process improvement and people development. Clients include Constructive Form, Jones Architecture, Salt & Straw, Cherry City Metals, Forest Dental, Andina, JLE Truck Wash, Superior Tire, Portland General Electric, PLI Systems, Solid Ground Consulting, Delap, TKW and Moomaw, Mesirow & Godfrey. 

Prior to Graham Group, Becky was a partner in the Portland office of KPMG from 1980 to 2007 working in a variety of industries; serving both public and private clients, including many owner operated and family owned businesses. Becky has held board positions with Pacific University – Board of Trustees; Chair of Investment Committee Northwest Health Foundation – Board of Directors; Chair of Finance Committee Former board member of CASA for Children, Dove Lewis, the YWCA of Greater Portland and volunteer for Family Relief Nursery in Portland. 

This event is the fourth of the four part Cultivating Executive Competencies Series.  

1.    Emotional Intelligence: The Neuroscience of Leadership – March 31 – 7:15 am to 10:00 am – Standard Insurance CENTER building – Atrium Room – $39/person.

2.    Nonverbal Intelligence: Do You Mean What You Are Saying? – April 28 – 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm – Downstream’s office building on NW Johnson Street – $39/person.

3.    Verbal Intelligence: Sell Ideas like a Leader – May 26 – 7:15 am to 9:00 am – Standard Insurance Building – Exact Room TBD – $29/person.

4.    Analytical Intelligence: Strengthen Your Business Acumen – June 23 – 7:15 am to 9:00 am 900 SW 5th Ave, Standard Insurance Building – Exact Room = Lower level behind Outtakes Cafe 1-4  – $29/person.

Purchase all four as a series and save $29 (essentially one free), or sign up individually. $107/person for the series. You do not need to sign up all four to attend one.  

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