Category Archives: Breakout Session

2017 Session | WORK IT: The Secret for Success for Women in Business Today

We’re told to “lean in” or be a “#girlboss.” We devour articles, books, and fortune cookies looking for answers, desperate for a tool that will unlock our potential and help us “have it all.” But the truth is that there’s no single tool, and “having it all” doesn’t mean the same thing to every woman. There’s no one right way to achieve success. There’s only your way. In this hands-on workshop, attendees … [ more ]

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2017 Session | Strategies for Closing the Diversity Gap

We’ve all seen the research – companies with diverse boards and management teams outperform those that lag in diversity. But closing a diversity gap requires a commitment from the top and buy-in from the middle of organizations. Join a panel of State Street’s “Leading Women” as they discuss strategies to drive cultural change, mentor and empower courageous women, and engage men to foster more diverse and inclusive organizations. Podcast: Play … [ more ]

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2017 Session | The User Manual: Instructions for How You Work as a Manager

Products come with user manuals – but people don’t. And we all have our quirks — the little things that annoy or delight us; the times of day we work best; the way we like to give and get feedback. Why not be up front about them with our employees, teams and colleagues, and develop a “user manual’ that captures our particular working style? Creating your own user manual can … [ more ]

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2017 Session | Challenging the Status Quo

Sometimes, to make impactful changes you need to challenge the status quo – whether it’s in your industry, your career or your life. Yet many leaders chronically reject creative solutions and often embrace the familiar, even as they profess commitment to innovation. Could people love but also hate creative ideas? Could the mindset we use to evaluate ideas turn this love or hate on or off—in an instant? Do experts … [ more ]

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2017 Session | ENCORE: The Joy Manifesto: Life Hacks for Life Zen

Busy has become a way of life – an epidemic of sorts. We complain about “how busy we are” yet do we secretly like it? When did busy become a badge of honor? Is it cool or is it just a facade for us to hide behind? Our perception of our busyness, doesn’t just give us something to talk about, it allows us to create chaos and obstacles that prevent … [ more ]

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2017 Session | ENCORE: Connectional Intelligence: How to Get Big Things Done

Success and leadership is often attributed to having smarts, passion and luck. But in today’s hyper-competitive world, even those gifts aren’t enough. Erica Dhawan argues that the game changer is a thoroughly modern skill called Connectional Intelligence – a skill that anyone can attain. In this session, you will learn what is involved and see how you can use connectional intelligence to unleash the breakthrough competitive advantage you need to … [ more ]

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2017 Session | ENCORE: The Confidence Divide: Closing the Gap to Achieve Career Success

Being passed over for a promotion you knew you were ready for is nothing new. What may be unique is this little culprit: a disparity in confidence. While men are prone to overestimate their abilities, women too often sell themselves short and confidence plays a crucial role in the ability of women to succeed. Confidence expert Grace Killelea has done the research and will share how to turn your job … [ more ]

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2017 Session | Resources and Strategies for Parenting Children in Behavioral or Emotional Crisis

Mental illness and behavioral challenges in children is an ever-growing epidemic in today’s fast-paced pressure cooker of life. When a child is faced with a behavioral disorder, emotional problem or psychiatric disease, the impact is far-reaching—affecting everything from the child’s home, school and social life to the emotional wellness of the entire family.  Our role as parents is to protect our children and it can be heart-breaking to watch them … [ more ]

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2017 Session | Get Over Your S*it, Be a Badass, and Start Enjoying Life

Jen Sincero, success coach and motivational cattle prod has helped countless people transform their personal and professional lives to move beyond the negative and embrace the positive. With the perfect blend of practical advice and inspiration, attendees will walk away with the ability to see their lives with a glass half full perspective. Whether you are looking to navigate massive deals, build a dream business, go for that promotion or … [ more ]

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2017 Session | Live Richer with the One Week Budget

When “The Budgetnista” started writing her book at age 25, she was a teacher making $35,000 a year, and saved $40,000 in two years. She has since dedicated her life to financial literacy and helping others live a richer life. In this session, you will learn her invaluable money management system – 12 steps that that can be completed over a 7-day span (hence, The One WEEK Budget). Attendees will … [ more ]

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Session 2017 l Global Citizenship: The Powerful Convergence of Everyday Life and Social Impact

No matter where you turn, challenges and devastations are a hard reality within our country and across the globe. Simple pleasures like watching television or reading a magazine have become saddening and disheartening given current events. Do you feel helpless? Are you overwhelmed with the abundance of causes and not sure how to contribute? Do you yearn for a life of greater significance beyond your day-to-day? Attend this session to … [ more ]

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2017 Session | Learning to Drop the Ball and Achieve More by Doing Less

oin Tiffany, one of Fast Company’s League of Extraordinary Women and Lean In launch team member, in this immersive personal development experience. She will share her story of failures and triumphs as a working woman juggling lots of balls. Through her experiences, she will help you release unrealistic expectations. Best of all, she will highlight her three tried-and-true lessons, along with practical tips that you can use immediately including the “Four … [ more ]

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Session 2017 l Pioneer Your Big Life: How to Use Grit and Perseverance to Your Advantage

The best thing about life on your own terms? There is no one clear-cut path. The hard part? There is no one clear-cut path. How do you create the life you want when you’re not even sure you know what that looks like or how to get it? Welcome to the Big Life—it’s not only within your reach; you get to write the rules. Led by Ann Shoket, former editor-in-chief … [ more ]

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2017 Session | Mastering Civility: A Manifesto for the Workplace

Incivility can impact productivity, hijack focus and create stressful environments. It can even affect customer, client and stakeholder relations. Ultimately, incivility cuts the bottom line and can lead to huge costs to the economy. Join researcher and rudeness expert Dr. Christine Porath as she leads a session on the costs and remedies for incivility. In this session, you will learn how you can enhance your influence and effectiveness with simple … [ more ]

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2017 Session | Managing Up: A Strategic Approach to Success in the Workplace

Did you know that employees spend an average of nearly 20 hours a week worrying about what their boss says or does? That equates to almost half of one’s work week. Imagine how much more productive (and happier) we would be if we were able to spend our time focused on hitting business goals rather than stressing about the relationship with our boss. And even if you have the best … [ more ]

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2017 Session | Navigating Office Politics…and Difficult People

Your work day is filled with them–people who frustrate, impede, maneuver, undermine, plot, connive, and whine. Attend this invaluable session and learn how to navigate through the emotions, stress and anger that distract from your actual work and achieving success. Attendees will explore easy-to-follow scenarios for every situation – including technology, generation gaps and language barriers, as well as address tyrants, to the pushy and presumptuous to camouflagers. Learn helpful … [ more ]

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2017 Session | How to Build and Harness a Meaningful Network

Networking is no longer just schmoozing before or after hours at a handful of industry events, coffees or cocktail parties. In an always connected digital world with every platform literally at your fingertips, networking has become a 24/7 endeavor and a must-do if you want to set yourself apart from the rest. How do you cut through the noise and build meaningful connections that ultimately create a powerful network focused … [ more ]

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2017 Session | How to Get Buy-In to Pioneer Equity in Your Organization

Are you tired of waiting for C-level directives to address the equity gaps in your organization? Do you feel frustrated and helpless? Don’t sit around and wait – be a pioneer and create the change. This session will share the real-life story of a manager at Salesforce and their journey to address the glaring equity issues – both pay and positions – within their company. Learn how they got the … [ more ]

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2017 Session | Option B: Finding Joy in the Face of Adversity

After the sudden death of her husband, Sheryl Sandberg felt certain she and her children would never feel pure joy again. Her friend Adam Grant, a psychologist at Wharton, told her there are concrete steps people can take to recover and rebound from life-shattering experiences. We are not born with a fixed amount of resilience. It is a muscle that everyone can build. Option B combines Sheryl’s personal insights with … [ more ]

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2017 Session | The Future of Modern Love

The quality of our lives depends on the quality of our relationships. Yet, when it comes to modern love, the expectations and social norms are quickly shifting beneath our feet. Over the past three decades, iconic couples’ therapist, erotic intelligence expert and best-selling author of Mating in Captivity and The State of Affairs, Esther Perel has been a penetrating observer of cultural patterns.  In this session, she will explore desire, … [ more ]

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