NEW ENGLAND WOMEN'S LEADERSHIP SUMMIT
PROGRAM SCHEDULE - FRIDAY, JUNE 8, 2012
NASHUA COMMUNITY COLLEGE
|7:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m.||Registration and Continental Breakfast|
|8:00 a.m. to 8:15 a.m.||Welcome - Lucille Jordan, President, NCC|
|8:15 a.m. to 9:15 a.m.||Keynote Speaker - Lead out Loud; Laugh out Loud; Live out Loud! - Annabel Beerel|
|9:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.||Networking Event|
|10:15 a.m. to 11.:45 a.m.||Concurrent Morning Sessions|
Lead Out Loud
Live Out Loud
Seminar Title:L1. A Few Steps Ahead: Developing Great Leadership Skills Early in Your Career
Summary: Great leaders are born, not made - right? Wrong! Leadership skills can be developed from early in a career and like all skills, requires practice and commitment. Our panel of emerging leaders will explore the steps they have taken and are continuing to take on their rise to the top.
• How to begin to demonstrate leadership potential within your organization
• How to develop leadership skills outside of your organization
• Ways to develop key mentoring relationships
Speaker Name(s): C. Bingel, K. Mendoza, A. WheelerL1. A Few Steps Ahead:
(C. Bingel, K. Mendoza, A. Wheeler)
Seminar Title: Life After a Layoff
Summary: Meet women who have been laid off and gone on to flourish in new jobs, new careers and new directions. Each will share her decision-making process to stay the course and go after a similar job or make fundamental changes. Panel members will share their strategies to get that new job or find new and different work or invent a completely new something. Attendees will walk away from the workshop feeling confident that no matter what happens, there is/will be light at the end of the tunnel and will have some practical advice on how to approach their next steps if or when it happens or if it has already happened.
Speaker Name(s): L. Campbell, L. Handschumaker, T. NobleLL1. Life After a Layoff
(L. Campbell, L. Handschumaker, T. Noble)
Seminar Title: Being an Authentic Leader
Summary: In this engaging presentation, Suzanne Foster reflects on her rapid and successful career path and the challenges on the way. As a young professional woman who has made her way through the legal profession and combined that with expertise in Healthcare she explains how the secret to her personal success has been in remaining authentic and true to herself.
• The importance of remaining authentic no matter the context or challenge
• How to avoid being drawn into giving up your firmly held beliefs
• Ways in which to be strategic yet remain yourself
Speaker Name(s): S. FosterL2. Being an Authentic Leader
Seminar Title: Women in Philanthropy: Current Trends and Opportunities
Summary:Summary: Sandy Belknap, senior executive with Hewlett-Packard, along with Marianne Jones, Women's Fund of NH exec. dir. will lead an interactive, hands on workshop on how you can create a leadership brand as a community volunteer and philanthropist no matter what your level of involvement is. You will leave the session with your own personal philanthropy brand and dozens of ideas on how to take the lead in making a difference, no matter what your passion is. From mobile cell phone giving (txt campaigns) to giving circles to corporate initiatives that have raised thousands of dollars in only a few days, this session will open your eyes to how you can become a leader wherever you are and give back to what you care about most.
A personal statement that describes how you wish to be perceived as a community leader—your philanthropy leadership brand.
Real-life examples of fundraising efforts that break with tradition and create new opportunities
Strategies to make the most of work-based volunteer opportunities and community engagement
Speaker Name(s): M. Jones, S. Belknap
LL2. Women in Philanthropy
(M. Jones, S Belknap)
Seminar Title: Leading the Intergenerational Workforce
Summary: Managing an intergenerational workforce is more of an art than a science. With today's workforce spanning four generations, each with its own values, work attitudes, relationship styles and motivations, merging the generations in the work setting brings both conflict and challenge. However, it also can bring a richness of diversity and thought that can create a more dynamic environment for business growth and opportunity. Learn the principles for leading an intergenerational workforce successfully.
• build on the unique values and strengths of each generation
• identify communication styles and workplace motivators
• create an attitude of respect for all generations
• develop a culture that values multiple generations in the workplace
• increase interactions to link learning and the intergenerational learner
Speaker Name(s):Dr. K. KerrL3. Leading the Intergenerational Workforce
(Dr. K. Kerr)
Seminar Title: Build Your Brand from the Inside Out
Summary: A strong personal brand is a powerful weapon in a competitive business environment. Are you beautifully designed and engineered like an Apple computer, a little funky and cooler than the drones in the rest of the team? Maybe you are dependable and no-nonsense like a Ford truck, working long hours with outstanding productivity. Whether you like it or not, either by design or default, you have a brand. You can't make the most of your brand or make it work for you until you understand who you are, what you want and where you want to go! This workshop is not about building a phony façade. It will help attendees take a hard look at their strengths and weaknesses and then build a strong, meaningful brand from the inside out.
• Assess Your Level of Brand Awareness
• Discover How Beliefs Define Brand
• Create Your First Brand Statement in 3 Easy Steps
• Learn Ways to Effectively Promote Your Brand
• Identify Actions to Refine and Improve Your Brand
Speaker Name(s): JT O'Donnell
LL3. Build Your Brand from the Inside Out
Seminar Title: Taking on Professional and Personal Challenges with Courage and Creativity
Summary: Determined to help her family back to financial stability after a bankruptcy, Lindsay Frucci created a just-add-yogurt fat free brownie mix in her New Hampshire farmhouse kitchen and launched No Pudge! Foods. Over the next ten years, Frucci grew a multi-million dollar business. Along the way she met a smart, confident woman. Herself.
• The importance of "Cheerleaders". People who believe in you will get you through the tough times. How to find them and get them to support you in ways that you need.
• Roadblocks are there for a reason. How to adjust your course and blow past obstacles in order to achieve your dreams.
• Overcoming overwhelming. How to break down the big picture into do-able steps.
• Are you giving off a self-sabotaging vibe, coming off as Drama Queen, Victim, or Ostrich? How to assess and make the change.
• How to become a Happiness Magnet
Speaker Name: L. FrucciL4. Taking on Professional and Personal Challenges with Courage and Creativity
Seminar Title: Relationship Negotiation: Powerful Negotiation Habits for Work and Home
Summary: Confronting and negotiating powerfully don't damage relationships at work and home – they strengthen them. How it's done is what makes the difference between a great outcome and one that leaves you out in the cold. This workshop will teach you simple yet powerful negotiating habits that increase your persuasiveness, help you keep your balance in difficult moments, and build stronger bonds.
• Which three key habits of mind translate into the most successful negotiations at work and home.
• How to increase your negotiation confidence and success easily and gradually.
• How to be persuasive and powerful without playing negotiation "games" that irritate.
Speaker Name: Dr. T. Lenski
LL4. Relationship Negotiation
(Dr. T. Lenski)
Seminar Title: The Trail to The Top of the Summit
Summary: As we progress throughout our professional careers, we all strive to get to the "Top of the Summit." Along the way, the path to the top is sometimes unclear – heck, at times, many of us may even lose sight of just where the Top of the Summit is! I think we can all agree though that there are moments in our professional career where we know we are on a straight path to the top and, at other times, we find ourselves moving sideways in order to move up or even taking two steps backward for every step forward.
Join the CPA firm MFA-Moody, Famiglietti & Andronico and learn from a panel of seasoned professionals and their younger colleagues as they explore a woman's journey to personal and professional success. You will hear the good, the bad and the ugly as they share the lessons learned, expose mistakes made and reveal their unique approaches to blazing a trail to the infamous "Top of the Summit."
Speaker Name: T. Curley, D. DeRoche, J. Desrosiers, M. IovinoL5. The Trail to The Top of the Summit
(T. Curley, D. DeRoche, J. Desrosiers, M. Iovino)
Seminar Title: Believe You Can! How Your Beliefs Can Enable You (or Inhibit You) From Achieving Your Dreams
Summary: In this workshop you will examine your goals, assess your strengths and opportunity areas and those beliefs that may be holding you back from achieving your goals! This workshop will help you create focus around a goal to help filter out distractions that can deter you from reaching your goal. You will identify potential bottlenecks and barriers you may encounter on the way, and set a plan in place to deal with them effectively. Finally, you will learn how to write commitments to yourself that will put you on the right path and keep you on it.
BELIEVE in yourself and your abilities and you can make a successful reality. During the session, you will learn:
How POWERFUL your attitude can be—it drives your behavior!
To identify the Formula for SUCCESS
To establish your true PURPOSE—and make a decision to follow you star!
YOUR belief in yourself affects your attitude and your level of success
To deal EFFECTIVELY with obstacles and challenges that affect your success
Speaker Name: K. Rocheleau, E. SarsonLL5. Believe You Can!
(K. Rocheleau, E. Sarson)
|12:45 p.m. to 1:45 p.m.||Keynote Speaker - Meg Hirshberg|
|1:45 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.||Music from Africa|
|2:40 p.m. to 3:50 p.m.||Concurrent Afternoon Sessions|
Lead Out Loud
Live Out Loud
Seminar Title: "The Melting Pot" - Embracing Multiple Cultures in the Workplace
Summary: With the U.S. population becoming increasingly diverse, odds are high that employees are or soon will be working on multicultural teams. Multicultural teams may have members in other countries or may consist only of Americans with different ethnic, racial and national origins. And, in fact, a multicultural team of members from different parts of the United States still faces issues of communication, working styles and leadership similar to those faced by multinational teams. In this session, Betsy Burtis will discuss various cultural differences that are exhibited in the workplace and how to leverage them appropriately so they can positively impact your organization.
• Understanding the benefits of a multi-cultural workplace
• Best Practices in recruiting and retaining a multi-cultural workforce
• Ways to help others excel in a multi-cultural work environment
Speaker Name(s): B. BurtisL6. The Melting Pot
Seminar Title: From Negaholic to the Queen of Positivity: How to Create a Positive and Joy-filled Life
Summary: For the past 23 years, Debby has been on a personal journey to leave negativity behind, find joy in a sometimes not so positive world and empower herself to lead the life she was destined. What she has come to know about the balance between positive and negative behavior will inspire you to take responsibility for your own attitude and become your true, positive self.
Thought provoking, fun and filled with information, participants will be able to:
• understand the dynamics of attitudes
• what to do about the "negative" people in their lives
• learn new easy-to-do ways toward positive communication
• learn how to remain positive in the fact of life's difficulties.
True empowerment comes to those who know the secrets of positivity.
Speaker Name(s): DH AdairLL6. From Negaholic to the Queen of Positivity
Seminar Title: The Duh! Approach to Management and Supervision: Dispelling Common Leadership Myths.
Summary: People are promoted because they're good at their jobs. Being in a leadership position is a very different job, for which most are not trained. This presentation dispels myths associated with supervision and provides common sense suggestions for increasing effectiveness in the role.
Key Takeaways: Attendees
• Will learn what works and what doesn't.
• Will discover a way to assess their own leadership styles as it juxtaposes with their personality styles.
• Will be provided communication tools that motivate and support a productive workforce.
(Formerly - Seeing Yourself as Others See You: Why Self Awareness is the Most Important Leadership Skill)
Speaker Name(s):Dr. G. KingL7. The Duh! Approach to Management and Supervision
(Dr. G. King)
Seminar Title: A New Dialogue: Reframing Feminism for Today's Generation
Summary: What does Gender Equality mean to you? Do you think it exists in New Hampshire? Hear how citizens throughout the state answered these and other questions, and share your own opinions in this informative, fun and interactive session! (No braziers will be burned during this presentation)
Speaker Name(s): MJ BrownLL7. A New Dialogue: Reframing Feminism for Today's Generation
Seminar Title: Thinking Outside the Box: The Path of the Entrepreneur
Summary: It's often difficult to choose between staying with the comfort and perceived safety of a corporate job and moving to the excitement and potential riches of the startup world. No matter where the urge to start your own business comes from, deciding to follow it is a life-changing move. Our panelists will relate their journeys on the often thrilling, exhausting, crazy, demanding path involving that labor of love that they call their business.
Speaker Names: C.Cabe; S. Kaplan, M. ManoogianL8. Thinking Outside the Box
(C.Cabe; S. Kaplan, M. Manoogian)
Seminar Title: Effectively Communicate in Times of Conflict
Summary: Have you ever found yourself in conflict at work? This workshop will focus on a better understanding of what conflict really is and applying strategies to manage the communication process to resolve the conflict.
This session will focus on:
Understanding the sources of conflict
Five levels of listening
Understanding tone, attitude and how to modify these to get out of conflict
Speaker Name(s): Laurie GlaudeLL8. Effectively Communicating in Times of Conflict
Seminar Title: The Third Act
Summary: Many people have a challenging, fast-paced, successful and often stressful period in their career where they dedicate themselves to pursuing a career, raising a family or both. Eventually, some even reach the top rung on the corporate ladder. But sometimes, even after reaching the highest heights, one can still feel the need for change. This panel of dynamic women will discuss their rise to executive levels within their organization and their decisions to chart new courses for themselves.
Speaker Name(s): C. Cleveland, T. Rosenberger, B. RobertsL9. The Third Act
(C. Cleveland, T. Rosenberger, B. Roberts)
Seminar Title: How to Live a Long and Healthy Life: The Things Women Should Know
Speaker Name(s): R. Herman, C. Vallee, N. Formella
LL9. How to Live a Long and Healthy Life
(R. Herman, C. Vallee, N. Formella)
Seminar Title: Joy at Work: Leading the Way
Summary: There is no doubt that our current economic climate has contributed to more stress in the workplace as people feel the heavy strain from both job insecurity and the increased burden on having to do more with fewer resources. And let's face it, life can't be all fun and games. However, research shows that promoting positive attitudes in the workplace can increase productivity, reduce turnover and inspire creativity – all of which businesses need in order to stay competitive. Listen to our panel get serious about having fun at work.
Speaker Name(s): R. Comstock, G. Garceau, D. Mercier
LL10. Joy at Work: Leading the Way
(R. Comstock, G. Garceau, D. Mercier)
|4:00 p.m. to 4:45 p.m.||Keynote Speaker - Barbara Corcoran|
|4:45 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.||Closing Remarks - Annabel Beerel|
|5:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.||
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