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New One-Day Workshop Just Added!

Patricia Shafer Powerful and Connected: Women Transforming Technology Environments
Patricia Shafer, President, Compel Ltd.
Sept. 29, 2007 | 8:30am - 1:00pm

The successful book Enlightened Power: How Women are Transforming the Practice of Leadership proposes that women can be instrumental shapers of satisfying and successful organizational environments when they do three things: tap their own Deeper Power(SM); encourage inclusiveness; and strive for positive personal and organization legacies.

But how do you do this while pursuing your own career aspirations and managing the rest of your life? And knowing that you can't do it alone, how do you more effectively seek support from mentors and strategic networks?

This breakthrough one-day workshop springs from the "Women in Technology 2007 Report", a collaboration of WITI and Compel Ltd. involving research with more than 2,000 women technology managers and CIOs. The results point to tried, true and tangible approaches to women achieving career breakthroughs and influence in technology organizations.

In this workshop, you will hear from guest speakers, participate in facilitated dialogues and relationship-building with other participants, and use guided exercises to articulate your leadership development vision.

Highlights include:

  • Research on women's leadership strengths and weaknesses in technology/IT
  • Savvy, high-integrity approaches to ensuring your voice is heard
  • Career lessons learned from women CIOs
  • Case studies of women implementing mentoring and networking initiatives
  • Personal leadership development assessment tool
  • Career development framework
  • Materials to take back and share with your organization
  • This workshop also includes a free, follow-up 90-minute webinar in which participants can check in, debrief, and receive in-the-moment coaching.

    This workshop is led by Patricia Shafer, a sought-after facilitator who has consulted with and coached managers in 15 countries. She is a contributing author to the books Enlightened Power (Wiley/Jossey-Bass, 2005) and Managing Worldwide Operations and Communications with Information Technology (IGI-Global, 2007). She is also a columnist on workplace trends for Global HR News and SAVVY magazines. In late 2007, she will begin a project lead a project to produce a multi-book series on "Transformative Technologies" - focusing on the integration of technology and people-centered management to improve results.

    Note: You can register for this workshop as part of an overall WITI Summit registration, or register for and attend the workshop ONLY. If you have questions, comments or are interested in group pricing, please e-mail: [email protected]. Sign up by September 1 and receive a signed, complimentary copy of the book Enlightened Power ($25 value).

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