Breakout Session

2017 Session | Working with Difficult People: Navigating Different Personalities for Career Success

Your work day is filled with them–people who frustrate, impede, maneuver, undermine, plot, connive, and whine. This session will detail specific techniques for handling all of them, with easy-to-follow scenarios for every situation. Taking into account the modern issues that play into our work, including technology, generation gaps, and language barriers, researcher Amy Cooper Hakim and a panel of executives who have expertly handled many of these situations, will guide you through the 10 kinds of culprits, from tyrants and bullies (regular and cyber) to the pushy and presumptuous to connivers and camouflagers; and offer helpful tactics and phrases for diffusing workplace tensions and effectively resolving conflicts. Come away with a clearer understanding of why people operate in different ways as well as clear strategies for working successfully with different personality types. Read More

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2017 Session | Mastering Civility: A Manifesto for the Workplace

Is there room for civility in today’s high-paced, heads-down, sound-bite, cut-to-the-chase world? The answer is a resounding yes. Civility brings financial, emotional and physical benefits. Join researcher and rudeness expert Dr. Christine Porath as she leads a discussion with a panel of senior executives on the costs and remedies for incivility. This panel will share how you can foster a more positive environment at work, tactical strategies to limit digital interruption in conversations and meetings and finally, when there is no other recourse, how to confront effectively, maintaining civility for yourself and those around you.  Read More

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2016 Session | Pivot: The Only Move that Matters Is Your Next One

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Transform Your Norm…Success Lies Outside Your Comfort Zone

Lisa Nichols is no stranger to transformation. Her own story is extraordinary – she transformed her life from a single mom on public assistance to a millionaire entrepreneur. Her own struggles have been the inspiration behind her bold mission to teach others that it is possible to do the same. Using her signature systems, Lisa will guide you through this interactive workshop, teaching you how to accomplish unfathomable goals and tap into your own potential. Get ready to have your norm disrupted and move out of your comfort zone to find success and prosperity in your both personal and professional life. Read More

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2016 Session | Diversifying Your Network

Reaching your career goals is tough enough, but ascending in an industry in which there are not many women in executive level positions can seem unattainable.  In non-traditional work environments for women, how do you network to find a mentor and build an internal alliance?  This session will help you diversify your networking mindset and introduce you to opportunities for networking that may not have been previously on your radar.  The panelists will share their tips for building allies within an organization and their strategies for networking internally so you are noticed by your employers when a promotion is on the line. Read More

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2016 Session | How The Choices We Make Help Us Stand Out, Step Up and Get Noticed

In today’s competitive environment, it is important to stand out, step up and get noticed – not only to climb the ladder, but to take control of your own career. So how can you ensure that the choices you make each day result in the career growth you deserve while preventing the negative perceptions you DON’T deserve? This panel of honest and accomplished women will offer specific insights from their current experiences in the workplace, will share their tactics for survival and growth and identify the pitfalls to avoid so that you can succeed. Read More

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2016 Session | Gender Partnership: Engaging Men As Advocates to Pioneer Gender Equity

By engaging men in advocating for more equal workplaces, we’re creating better leaders, stronger businesses, more fulfilling lives for both women and men as well as establishing a business imperative required at all levels from all managers. The stats are staggering, in terms of where women stand in the workplace even after all this time, and will need an all hands on deck approach to make the changes necessary for equality. Yet, while progress is slow, it is critical to understand that advancements are being made and this forward movement is not being solely spearheaded by women. This session will bring together top female and male CEOs from the greater Philadelphia area to share their firsthand experiences and contributions for achieving gender equity within their organizations. Together we will:

– Identify methods in which women can form closer ties and partner with male counterparts to work together more effectively;
– Illustrate tangible strategies in the workplace for the handling of personnel management, hiring and promotions so all employees are on an equal playing field; and
– Demonstrate practical steps in which you can build a business case internally to engage men as advocates to impact positive change and equity within your organization. Read More

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2016 Session | Your Career Path: Defining it Differently

Whether you are content on a corporate path, wanting something more entrepreneurial or feeling the urge to make a change every few years, your career goals are your own and can’t be defined by someone else’s idea of success. How do you structure a career that takes into account your own priorities? And how do you brand yourself to either advance internally or be on the radar as someone others should want to hire? Career expert Sarah Brown will lead this discussion with two executives who have had very different career paths and can share with you what their priorities were and how their career has both met those goals and failed to meet an expectation. They will share their stories so that you can learn from their experiences. Read More

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2016 Session | How to Lead…When You’re Not in Charge

Are leaders born or made? Leadership has nothing to do with positional authority and everything to do with how well you influence outcomes and inspire others. This session shares action-oriented practices that allow you to lead and impact change even if you are not “in charge”. Dive deeper with leadership expert Courtney Lynch, who will draw on her personal experience and share the core behaviors of influential leadership: credibility, authenticity, emotional resolve and confidence. You will walk out of the room knowing how to use your voice and project power, even when you are not the designated leader in the room! Read More

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2016 Session | Transform Your Norm…Success Lies Outside Your Comfort Zone

Lisa Nichols is no stranger to transformation. Her own story is extraordinary – she transformed her life from a single mom on public assistance to a millionaire entrepreneur. Her own struggles have been the inspiration behind her bold mission to teach others that it is possible to do the same. Using her signature systems, Lisa will guide you through this interactive workshop, teaching you how to accomplish unfathomable goals and tap into your own potential. Get ready to have your norm disrupted and move out of your comfort zone to find success and prosperity in your both personal and professional life. Read More

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