"If you don’t know where you’re going, you wind up someplace else.” This old saying provides a great argument for planning. Career success starts with a plan that clearly identifies your goals and maps out your personal plan. Goals turn plans into action. Once you scope out where you need to go, chart your skills-development plan. This workshop is focused on supporting your skills development. It will explore the body language of power and the ways in which it influences how others see you. Women can find success in knowing when and how to use different power styles. Participants will learn how to give and receive actionable feedback and advice in challenging situations. The importance of networks, network development and maintenance, and the role of gender in networks will be explored through a case study. Dyads will discuss various patterns of gender bias and reflect on a number of strategies to overcome workplace bias.
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Dr. Wendy E. O’Connor is a social psychologist specializing in organizational politics. As a strategist within the executive and communication domains, she is noted for bringing both academic and practical work/life experience to her client approaches. Specifically, she delivers executive assessment, leadership coaching, and dynamic change communications methodologies.
Clients have expressed their appreciation for her ability to accurately understand their world, thus fostering an atmosphere of respect, credibility, and trust. Dr. O’Connor views her dialogue with clients as an opportunity to explore new approaches, create a fresh awareness, and focus on enhancing and/or redefining areas that benefit both the individual and the organization.