1. Strategies to Retain Mid-Career Women in STEM

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    We know there's a leak in the pipeline with regard to women in STEM. It's a serious concern for employers who have invested money and time in recruiting and training, and it's a loss to the scientific discipline that we are losing these talented individuals. Dr. Eve Sprunt has conducted independent surveys of mid-career women to try to get to the heart of the matter. What she found out may surprise you. Dr. Sprunt shares her results and gives advice on keeping mid-career women actively contributing to their fields of study.

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    • Powerful Communication: Say What You Mean, Mean What You Say, and Be Heard

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      This webinar looks at many of the ways that communication goes wrong, and how to prevent and correct common communication glitches. We explore the many ways humans communicate, including body language and tone of voice; how your choice of communication medium can change your message, and the simple-yet-challenging three-part formula for clarity and success.

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      • Building and Leveraging Networks for Career Success

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        Networking has become a near meaningless buzzword in many professional circles. Far too many STEM professionals, having a large number of connections (e.g. Linked In connections) equates to an effective network. Connections are important, however, the utility of your network can be directly correlated to the quality of those connections. The age old cliché of “it’s not what you know, but who you know” has evolved in the 21st century "it’s not only about who you know, but more importantly who knows you!" This webinar explores strategies for building, and more importantly, leveraging your networks by identifying which connections are essential for your professional growth. Walk away from this webinar with a deeper understanding of: How to create a network that works with you for your career success Methods for tapping the resources and opportunities within your networks Potential returns on investing in your professional networks

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        • Leadership and Difficult Conversations

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          Conflicts small and large arise in our lives on an almost daily basis and a good number of these require some discussion for successful resolution. This workshop starts with an introduction to the topic of communication issues in the work place with an emphasis on communication barriers between the genders. Hearing and understanding what is being said to you as well as effectively getting your message across can make a big difference in productive resolution of conflict. The workshop will introduce some basic methods for conflict resolution and communication of "bad news". You will walk away from this presentation with new insights into: Gender dynamics at play in workplace communication Thinking more strategically about messages delivered and received How to negotiate successful collaboration when in conflict.

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          • Personal Re-Branding for Leadership Roles

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            Are you ready to move your career to the next level? Are you having difficulty demonstrating your fit for increased levels of responsibility? Do you have the required skills and experience, yet struggle to promote your value and differentiate your talent from others? These represent indicators that it may be time to re-brand! When transitioning from technical roles to leadership and management, how you present your skills becomes even more important than the skills themselves. This webinar highlights the value of critically evaluating your personal brand. We explored signs that it is time to re-brand and show how to use re-branding as a powerful career and professional development strategy. Walk away from this event with a richer understanding of a) the importance of intentionally creating one’s professional identity, b) the utility of “branding” ideas in service to professional identity formation, and c) how to create a public image of professional identity that serves professional aspirations.

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            • What Works for Women at Work

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              Too often women receive the message that they have only themselves to blame for failing to get ahead: —Negotiate more! –Stop being such a wimp! –Stop being such a witch! What Works for Women at Work tells women it’s not their fault. The simple fact is that office politics often benefit men over women This workshop gives women individual strategies for navigating workplaces that are shaped by implicit bias. Drawing on 35 years of experimental social psychology studies, it boils them down into four patterns. What Works for Women teaches us to recognize the patterns and also offers them very concrete strategies for how to navigate these patterns successfully. Individual Strategies are not solutions, however, knowing how to identify gender bias and understanding how to overcome this bias is key to a woman’s success.

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              • The Federal Research and Development Budget: Context, Overview, Outlook

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                As 2014 was coming to an end, Congress and the Administration came to an agreement for the FY 2015 federal budget. The budgets for federal science and technology agencies and programs will remain essentially unchanged after accounting for inflation. This AWIS webinar provides an overview of the federal budget development process, a review of the FY2015 R&D budget, and insights about the soon to be released FY 2016 budget proposal from President Obama. You will walk away from this webinar with A deeper understanding the federal R&D budget development and approval processes Fresh details on the 2015 R&D budget approved by Congress and the President at the close of 2014. Insider insights into possible insights into the FY 2016 Budget proposal to be delivered by the President in February.

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                • Leading to Learn: The Savvy of Successful Leaders

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                  Leaders are both born and learn to lead. Successful leaders acquire and embody essential skills and abilities. They know how to demonstrate big picture thinking and make sound decisions. They are also effective communicators. Leaders have a style and manner about them that builds confidence, establishes credibility, and increases their influence over their own lives and those of others with whom they collaborate. Can you become a Savvy Leader? Walk away from this webinar with the answers to these questions: • How does one develop a leadership style? • What do others look for in a leader? • What differentiates ones leadership style from others in an organization?

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                  • Writing to Get Published: How to Craft a Marketable Book

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                    Publishing a book takes more than just good writing. You also need market savvy, professionalism, and drive. In this webinar, veteran editor Katherine Pickett offers the inside scoop on how you can improve your market savvy and craft a more marketable manuscript. You’ll learn why you should prepare a book proposal before you write and how to avoid the most common mistakes new authors make. You’ll also get practical advice on how to research your competition, define your target market, and solidify your marketing hook. Walk away from this webinar with an understanding of: How to move from an idea to serious development of a book manuscript How to persuade others that your book idea is ready for publishing The basic structure of book proposals that meet expectations of publishers

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                    • The Dual Career Challenge

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                      Legacies of the “single breadwinner” workforce linger in many of our workforce policies. Surveys document dramatic increases in the numbers of dual career couples in STEM fields with implications both for the employing organizations and for the dual career couples. Leaders should adopt new attitudes and workplace practices to move beyond work style and compensation systems of the past. This webinar examines the survey findings and recommendations for workplace transformation to attract and retain more women in dual career partnerships.

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