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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:

Cultivate Your Own Advisory Board for Career Advancement

Tuesday, April 14, 2015
12-1PM PT (3-4PM ET)  |  FREE for WITI Members ($50 Nonmembers)

Presenter: JJ DiGeronimo

Join us as we discuss effective ways to define, plan and execute career advancement strategies with the help of your own advisory board which includes mentors and sponsors that can help guide you on your professional journey.

Professionals who attend this webinar will walk away with:

- A plan to create an effective and active advisory board
- Benefits of leveraging social media to create and manage an advisory board
- Guidelines and advantages of developing multiple advisory boards

As the president of Tech Savvy Women and Purposeful Woman, JJ DiGeronimo has been featured in many publications and TV shows including Forbes, Fox Business, ITWorld, Career-Intelligence and theglasshammer. She has been invited to speak at some of the largest companies and leadership events including Microsoft, Sears Holding Company, KeyBank, Symantec, VMware, Grace Hooper, NASA and Cisco.

She is also a featured columnist for Smart Business Magazine and an award-winning author of books including "The Working Woman's GPS," "Before You Say Yes" and her co-authored book "The Confident Woman."

In addition to leadership keynotes, webinars and videos for professional women, JJ is often called upon by executive teams to consult on diversity & inclusion strategies to retain and advance women in Science, Technology Engineering positions.

Prior to managing her own companies, JJ had a 20-year career in high tech, advancing into leadership positions within Silicon Valley-based technology companies including VMware and Inktomi. She regularly leverages these relationships, her organization of Tech Savvy Women, along with hundreds of hours of research, to provide women and girls relevant and proven strategies for professional advancement within science, technology and engineering disciplines.

Throughout her career, JJ has made a positive impact in technology and, specifically, STEM. Her accomplishments and contributions include:

    Strategic Advisor for STEMPoweredKids, CoolTechGirls & Her Ideas in Motion - 2014
    Initiated "What DO Women in STEM DO" video channel - 2013
    Named to Top 25 People in Technology by Inside Business Cleveland
    Next Generation Indie Book Award for "The Working Women's GPS" - 2011
    Launched leadership blog for professional women - 2010
    Co-creator of diversity corporate initiative Women on Purpose at VMware to empower women in the technology industry and support career advancement- 2009
    Launched Tech Savvy Women a professional group of women in Tech & STEM with over 1200 members in 3 cities - 2008
    Innovation Award from the Small Business Network - 2005
    Entrepreneur Magazine featured her company, TechStudents, the largest database of technology graduates from 300 colleges and universities- 2004

You can find out more at www.jjdigeronimo.com

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Excited About Your Story: Tell it like a TED Pro

Thursday, April 30, 2015
12-1PM PT (3-4PM ET)  |  FREE for WITI Members ($50 Nonmembers)

Presenter: John Bates, Chief Executive Officer, Executive Speaking Success & Business Coaching

Great leaders tell great stories. Do you know how to convey your message, convince your audience, and get your point across? A good story has the power to touch people's deepest emotions, but only if you know how to tell it. In this webinar with John Bates, TED speaker, Leadership & Communications Coach, and storyteller extraordinaire, you will learn:

- How to unleash your own innate powers and become the natural-born storyteller we know you can be.
- Excellent storytelling tools, including Bates' "powertools" of storytelling.
- Where most people go wrong and why so many people wrongly believe that they can't be good storytellers.

People regularly say that John's is the best communications training they have ever received.

John Bates began working in the dotcom arena in 1994. He shares the secrets and tools that have allowed him to be an award winning public speaker since high school, co-found or be a very early employee at numerous startups, raise hundreds of millions in venture capital, fail big, succeed big and travel the world coaching hundreds of executives, TED & TEDx speakers. John is a co-author of World Class Speaking In Action, an Amazon #1 Best Selling book in which he writes about the Science of Speaking Success.

John's communication, leadership and pitch coaching have won him rave reviews from top level execs at the Volkswagen Electronics Research Lab, the Johnson & Johnson Innovation Centers in Silicon Valley & Boston, Prescience International, Stone Brewing Co., Motorola Solutions, Janssen Labs in San Diego, LAZ Parking, Oculus Innovative Sciences, DudaMobile, Real-Time Innovations (RTI) of Silicon Valley, the American Embassy in Slovakia, Telefonica/O2, PlaySpan (acquired by Visa), ČSOB, and many others, along with top reviews from TEDxHoboken, TEDxFulbright, TEDxVilnius, TEDxTaiz, TEDxVeniceBeach, and more.

You can find out more at www.ExecutiveSpeakingSuccess.com

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Are You Ready for When Millennials Take Over?

Tuesday, May 5, 2015
12-1PM PT (3-4PM ET)  |  FREE for WITI Members ($50 Nonmembers)

Presenter: Jamie Notter

Whether we are ready for it or not, the future of business is here. It's a future in which organizations must learn how to move faster, flatten their hierarchies, share more openly, and operate more digitally. And although many of these changes are a direct result of the Millennial generation shaking up today's workplaces, it's much bigger than that. This new era goes beyond generations and requires leaders from every generation to learn new ways of working, leading, and managing.

In this webinar, author and thought leader Jamie Notter will share research, case studies and lessons learned from his newest book co-authored with Maddie Grant, When Millennials Take Over: Preparing for the Ridiculously Optimistic Future of Business. It identifies the four key capacities that must be developed inside organizations to successfully adapt to this new reality. It's not about simply “dealing with Millennials”— it's about working with them to design organizations that will thrive in today's environment and understand how to drive deep engagement with employees, customers, members and volunteers in a new way. You will:

- Understand the key drivers of the Millennial generation, not in an attempt to "deal" with them, but to understand how their perspective is relevant to the broader changes we face leading and managing organizations in today's environment.

- Learn the importance of digital, clear, fluid, and fast in creating organizational cultures that will thrive in the 21st century.

- Identify some practical ways to start shifting the culture of your own organization by changing processes and facilitating new behaviors among employees from all generations

Jamie Notter helps organizations get better performance through stronger cultures. A partner at Culture That Works LLC, Jamie brings twenty years of experience in conflict resolution, diversity, leadership, and management to his consulting work with organizations. He is an accomplished speaker and author and has written several books, including the 2015 release, When Millennials Take Over: Preparing for the Ridiculously Optimistic Future of Business.

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How to Find Work in the 21st Century

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

Presenter: Dr. Charles Michael Austin

The working world of the 21st century is a freelance marketplace. Whatever work you do, you need to be constantly marketing yourself - because corporate loyalty is essentially dead and because you'll have many careers during your lifetime.

In this webinar, Dr. Chaz Austin will share tips on how to navigate an increasingly fluid and often intimidating landscape so that you can develop a game plan to find work you want – now and for the rest of your career. He will discuss:

- Moving your job-seeking strategy into the 21st century
- The importance of passion
- The employer's perspective
- How communication is the key to your success
- Networking
- Getting out of your own way
- And much more

Dr. Charles Michael Austin, Ed.D. (known as "Doctor Chaz") is a recognized authority in the field of Career Development and Career Training. He is the author of How To Find Work . . . And Keep Finding Work for the Rest of Your Life, and 101 Ways to Find Work . . . and Keep Finding Work for the Rest of Your Career! (published by Cengage PTR).

Dr. Chaz's mission is to train his clients how to market themselves in what has become a freelance world, where corporate loyalty is dead and everyone has to hustle for work - for as long as they continue to work.

Dr. Austin has presented papers on career training and development to: the National Association of Women MBAs, the Association for Business Communication, the National Council for Workforce Education, the Society of Educators and Scholars, the International College Teaching and Learning Conference, and the Global Conference on Education (where he was keynote speaker).

He has served as: Director of Career Development at Musicians Institute in Hollywood, Career Resource Specialist for Business Students and Alumni at Woodbury University in Burbank, MBA Career Development and Employer Relations Manager at Pepperdine University's Graduate School of Business and Management, and Director of Placement at Video Symphony in Burbank.

He holds a B.A. in Sociology from The City College of New York, an M.A. in Broadcast Communication Arts from San Francisco State University, and a Doctorate in Organizational Leadership from Pepperdine University.

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Cultivate Your Own Advisory Board for Career Advancement
Begins Apr 14

Excited About Your Story: Tell it like a TED Pro
Begins Apr 30

Are You Ready for When Millennials Take Over?
Begins May 5

How to Find Work in the 21st Century
Begins May 12

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