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WITI Webinars

WITI Webinars are FREE for all of our members, and non-member pricing is also available. We offer multiple webinars to take advantage of each month and our members also have access to recordings and materials from past webinars. Details of our current offerings follow:

Stand Out: How to Find Your Breakthrough Idea and Build a Following Around It

Thursday, June 11, 2015
12-1PM PT (3-4PM ET)  |  FREE for WITI Members ($50 Nonmembers)

Presenter: Dorie Clark

Too many people believe that if they keep their heads down and work hard, they will be lauded as experts on the merits of their work. But that's simply not true anymore. To advance your business or your cause, you have to inspire others to listen and take action. In this webinar based on her book Stand Out: How to Find Your Breakthrough Idea and Build a Following Around It, HBR and Forbes contributor Dorie Clark explains how to build a following around your ideas.

You'll learn how to:

- Break through the noise and communicate in a way that makes others take notice
- Create a community that helps your idea spread
- Leverage social networks – online and off – to gain momentum
- Ensure your ideas receive the attention they deserve and make an impact

Dorie Clark is the author of Reinventing You: Define Your Brand, Imagine Your Future (Harvard Business Review Press, 2013) and Stand Out: How to Find Your Breakthrough Idea and Build a Following Around It (Portfolio/Penguin, 2015). A former presidential campaign spokeswoman, she is a frequent contributor to the Harvard Business Review, Forbes, and Entrepreneur, and the World Economic Forum blog. Recognized as a “branding expert” by the Associated Press, Fortune, and Inc. magazine, Clark is a marketing strategy consultant and speaker for clients including Google, Microsoft, Yale University, Fidelity, and the World Bank.

She is an Adjunct Professor of Business Administration at Duke University's Fuqua School of Business and a Visiting Professor for IE Business School in Madrid. Dorie has guest lectured at Harvard Business School, the Harvard Kennedy School, Stanford University's Graduate School of Business, the Wharton School, the MIT Sloan School of Management, and more. She is a frequent guest on MSNBC and appears in worldwide media including NPR, the Wall Street Journal, and the BBC. You can follow her on Twitter @dorieclark and download her free 42-page Stand Out Self-Assessment Workbook here

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Create and Give Better Presentations

Wednesday, June 24, 2015
3-4PM PT (6-7PM ET)  |  FREE for WITI Members ($50 Nonmembers)

Presenter: Martha Weeks

How effective are the presentations that you develop and deliver? Are you confident that audiences understand your messages and are compelled to action? Do people remember your point a day, a week or a year later? How well do you connect with audiences, both with what you say and how you say it?

In this webinar, you will lean the steps to build an effective presentation, starting from conceiving an idea to effectively conveying that idea to an audience. You will see how small changes can make a big difference in how well your presentations are received - changes like a more exciting opening, a preview of your message, and a strong call to action. You will receive tips for creating slides that support, rather than detract from, your presentation.

This webinar will give you tools to improve the power of your presentations.

Martha Weeks is a business communication expert who helps people present their ideas more effectively. Her beliefs include:

- Public speaking is part art and part science. People can work at it to improve but it takes time and effort.
- Complex things can be explained in simple and understandable ways. You need to show people why it matters and give them examples. Bag the jargon and cluttered slides.
- We all have an inspirational talk inside us. Everyone has a story to tell.

Martha has run her own marketing consulting firm since 1993, providing services to Fortune 100 firms such as HP, Intuit, and Salesforce, and numerous start-up companies. She also works as a communications coach and guest lecturer at Stanford Graduate School of Business, where she has coached TED talks and dozens of inspirational speeches.

Martha earned an MBA from the University of California-Berkeley. She has a bachelor's degree in mathematics from the University of Tennessee-Knoxville.

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7 Secrets to Leverage Strategic Planning to Increase the Performance of Your Team, Department or Company

Thursday, July 16, 2015
12-1PM PT (3-4PM ET)  |  FREE for WITI Members ($50 Nonmembers)

Presenter: David Finkel

Whether you run a small department of four, a division with 400, or an entire company, you still face the difficult task of getting your full team aligned on clear priorities and executing in tandem.

To make matters more challenging, you've have to do this in the face of escalating demands, distracting emails, and reoccurring fires that make it very hard for you to get your team producing at their best.

What can often get missed in all this rush and urgency is the time to step back and strategically evaluate and create your plan, which will allow you to achieve maximum value for your enterprise.

Let Wall Street Journal and Business Week bestselling author David Finkel give you a simple map to solve this growing problem. In this one hour webinar you'll learn:

- The 5-step process to create your 1-page (yes one page) quarterly plan of action (and how to leverage this 1-page plan to get your team producing at its best).
- The 3 most important strategic principles you need to break through and past your current level of success (remember, it's not about more, it's about better!).
- The most damaging mistake that the business leader makes when trying to do her strategic planning (and exactly how you can protect yourself from this mistake).
- 5 concrete tools to narrow your strategic focus down to those fewer, better choices that truly create explosive growth!

David Finkel is co-author of SCALE: 7 Proven Principles to Grow Your Business and Get Your Life Back (written with Priceline.com co-founder Jeff Hoffman), and one of the nation's most respected business thinkers. A Wall Street Journal and Business Week bestselling author of 11 business books, David's weekly business owner e-letter is read by 100,000 business owners around the world. David is the CEO of Maui Mastermind®, one of the nation's premier business coaching companies. Over the past 20 years, David and the other Maui coaches have personally scaled and sold over $2 billion of businesses.

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The Politics of Promotion: How High Achieving Women Get Ahead and Stay Ahead

Tuesday, July 21, 2015
12-1PM PT (3-4PM ET)  |  FREE for WITI Members ($50 Nonmembers)

Presenter: Bonnie Marcus

The workplace is a highly political environment where key decisions about who gets ahead, who gets the plum assignments, and who gets access to scarce resources are not decided solely on merit. Yet women ignore the politics, thinking their talent and hard work will get them ahead. Promotion and political savvy are critical to influence the decision making process for career advancement. In this webinar, Bonnie Marcus will address:

- The importance of being politically savvy for career advancement.
- How to use promotion as a political skill for access to informal networks, information, and opportunities.
- How to build and nurture a power network to support your career ambition.
- The impact of the rules, power, and culture of the organization on your career.

Bonnie Marcus M.Ed. is a certified executive coach, speaker and author. A former corporate executive, Bonnie founded her firm, Women’s Success Coaching, in 2007 with the mission to help professional women promote and position themselves for success. Her latest book, The Politics of Promotion: How High Achieving Women Get Ahead and Stay Ahead, provides a road map for women to navigate the complexities of their workplace to get the promotions they deserve.

A contributing writer for Forbes and Business Insider, Bonnie has also been published in Entrepreneur, Women in HR, Reader’s Digest, Diversity MBA, and CIO Magazine. She has been featured in Fast Company, Fortune, Wall Street Journal, Inc., and the Huffington Post.

Bonnie received a BA from Connecticut College and a M.Ed. from New York University.

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The Leader is YOU! Build Your Change Intelligence for Influence and Impact

Thursday, August 6, 2015
6-7PM ET (3-4PM PT)  |  FREE for WITI Members ($50 Nonmembers)

Presenter: Barbara A. Trautlein, Ph.D.

If you're a woman in technology, your job is all about leading change. What kind of a change leader are you? Do you get inspired by looking forward towards bright futures and new horizons - a visionary leader? Do you get energized by engaging and collaborating with others toward joint goals - a participative leader? Do you "get 'er done" and are sought out for your keen implementation skills - an executional leader? Whatever your style, you'll achieve greater career success and personal satisfaction by embracing and leveraging your strengths, identifying and shoring-up your blind spots, and developing yourself as a leader in an intentional and focused manner. Join us for an interactive learning experience replete with real-life examples and learn how to:

- Diagnose your own Change Intelligence, and appreciate the pros and cons of your style
- ADAPT your mindsets and behaviors to grow as an even stronger and more confident leader - Acknowledge your uniqueness, Deploy your skills in new and creative ways, Avoid overdoing your strengths or neglecting your blind spots, Plan to build new competencies, and Team with others in areas where you are weak or enjoy less
- Emerge as a more competent and confident leader (and we're all leaders - regardless of our title, role, or level!), empowering you to expand your influence and impact

Barbara A. Trautlein, Ph.D. is principal and founder of Change Catalysts, author of the book Change Intelligence: Use the Power of CQ to Lead Change that Sticks and originator of the CQ System to Develop Change Intelligent Leaders and Organizations. For over 25 years, Barbara has conducted workshops for thousands of participants, coached many dozens of people from CEOs to union workers, certified change agents, and facilitated mission-critical transformations - achieving bottom-line business and powerful leadership results for clients. She is gifted at sharing strategies and tactics that are accessible, actionable, and immediately applicable. In addition to her “hands on” work with clients, she is a recognized expert, author and researcher on leadership and change management best practices. This blend of research and real-world expertise makes her an in-demand speaker at conferences in North America, South America, Asia, and Africa. Barbara has a unique ability to connect with her audiences, from C-level executives in Fortune 50 organizations to front-line employees, and across industries, from steel mills to sales teams, refineries to retail outlets, and healthcare to high tech. Clients served include Abbott Laboratories, CareerBuilder, Cisco, Ford Motor Company, ThyssenKrupp, and US Cellular.

Barbara holds a Ph.D. in Organizational Psychology from the University of Michigan.

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The Leader in You: How to Be Your Authentic Self and Create a Strategy to Win

Tuesday, August 18, 2015
12-1PM PT (3-4PM ET)  |  FREE for WITI Members ($50 Nonmembers)

Presenter: Betsy Myers

Authenticity means finding "the real me" within ourselves and feeling comfortable in our own skin. When you step into who you truly are, you access a source of inexhaustible power. People see you as real, and that fuels a level of trust and confidence. At the same time, you must be conscious of how you treat and connect with the people around you. Whether you are managing a division of a company, leading a project, interacting in your community or raising your children, the way you feel about yourself and how others feel about you, is key to your success and happiness. In this webinar, Betsy Myers will take you through the journey of becoming an authentic leader and share how that creates a strategy to win.

Betsy Myers is Founding Director of Bentley University's Center for Women and Business. A dynamic speaker, Betsy leads workshops around the world on the changing nature of leadership. She is deeply committed to the Center's mission to enable all women to realize their leadership potential and to assist companies to harness the full potential presented by talented women. Betsy is also the author of Take the Lead: Motivate, Inspire, and Bring Out the Best in Yourself and Everyone Around You.

As a senior adviser to Barack Obama's Presidential Campaign, Betsy served first as Chief Operating Officer and then as Chair of Women for Obama. During the campaign, Betsy traveled extensively, speaking to undecided voters and leading the campaign's outreach to women.

Betsy previously spent several years at Harvard's Kennedy School of Government, ending as the Executive Director of its Center for Public Leadership.

During the Clinton Administration, Betsy spent several years at the U.S. Small Business Administration in posts that included Director of the Office of Women's Business Ownership. She then moved to the White House as President Clinton's senior adviser on women's issues and Director of the Office for Women's Initiatives and Outreach.

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Learning To Use Power Questions

Wednesday, September 9, 2015
12-1PM PT (3-4PM ET)  |  FREE for WITI Members ($50 Nonmembers)

Presenter: Andrew Sobel, coauthor of Power Questions as well as seven other acclaimed books on professional relationships

Join relationship authority and bestselling author Andrew Sobel for an intensive, one-hour webinar on how to use powerful questions to build relationships, engage others, and persuade more effectively. If you work with clients and customers, lead a team, or would like to improve your professional and personal relationships, this webinar will give you the tools you need to succeed. You'll learn:

- What distinguishes a power question from an ordinary question
- Questions that will help you connect with and engage people you've just met
- How to formulate "credibility-building" questions to indirectly (and impressively) establish your expertise and experience
- Questions that will uncover the other person's most important priorities and needs
- How to use questions to reframe the problem and the solution and create a broader canvas for the conversation
- Questions that you should never ask

Andrew is the co-author of the international bestseller Power Questions, which has been translated into 16 languages. His other books include the ground-breaking Clients for Life and the award-winning All For One. Andrew helps companies and individuals develop clients for life and build the professional relationships that are critical to their success. His work has appeared in the New York Times, the Harvard Business Review, USA Today, and dozens of other publications. He has been featured on Fox News, CNN, and ABC News. His clients include Citigroup, Xerox, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Ernst & Young, Booz Allen Hamilton, Towers Watson, and other leading companies. Andrew was a Senior Vice President and Country Chief Executive for Gemini Consulting, and for the last 19 years has led his own international consulting firm. He has been married for 32 years and has three children.

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Leadership Mastery in the Digital Age AND... Everyone is a LEADER

Thursday, September 17, 2015
12-1PM PT (3-4PM ET)  |  FREE for WITI Members ($50 Nonmembers)

Presenter: Cheryl Cran, CSP

In today's fast-paced digital workplace there is a need for speed of "human abilities" which includes leadership. Everyone is a leader and as businesses shift to a "shared leadership" model, the skill sets and attitudes need to shift in a big way.

In this fast-paced, inspiring and practical application webinar, you will learn:

- How to upgrade your leadership OS to meet the needs of a fast-evolving workplace
- The "mindset model" that will help you and others to shift results by being a "sharer" and a "learner"
- How to be a multi-generational morpher, which will allow you to adapt your approaches and solutions to work for ALL of the generations working together
- What it means to be a "leadership master" in today's fast changing digital workplaces

Cheryl Cran, CSP, HoF is a thought leader on change leadership and the future of work. She is the author of six books including "Leadership Mastery in the Digital Age." Her newest book is being released in November, 2015, titled "The Art of Change Leadership - Driving Transformation In a Fast Paced World" (Wiley 2015). Cheryl has been a successful leader of teams since her early twenties and the study of master leadership is her life-long work's passion. She has been the CEO of Evolutionary Business Solutions since 1997 and she thrives on helping leaders to innovate, drive superior business performance, and create engaged and inspired teams. Her clients include Gartner, AT&T, Omnitel, Bell Media, EY, Digital Strategy Conference and many more. To find out more about Cheryl go to www.cherylcran.com

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  Previous Webinars

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Upcoming Webinars

Stand Out: How to Find Your Breakthrough Idea and Build a Following Around It
Begins Jun 11

Create and Give Better Presentations
Begins Jun 24

7 Secrets to Leverage Strategic Planning to Increase the Performance of Your Team, Department or Company
Begins Jul 16

The Politics of Promotion: How High Achieving Women Get Ahead and Stay Ahead
Begins Jul 21

The Leader is YOU! Build Your Change Intelligence for Influence and Impact
Begins Aug 6

The Leader in You: How to Be Your Authentic Self and Create a Strategy to Win
Begins Aug 18

Learning To Use Power Questions
Begins Sep 9

Leadership Mastery in the Digital Age AND... Everyone is a LEADER
Begins Sep 17

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