May 2nd Workshops

Preceding the conference there will be optional workshops for interested participants to attend on May 2nd, including:

Writing Compelling Commentary facilitated by Shari Graydon of Informed Opinions. This highly interactive workshop builds women’s leadership capacity and enhances their credibility and influence by providing participants with the confidence and tools to contribute their expertise to the public discourse through compelling, short-form written commentary for newspaper op ed pages and online sites. [Sponsored by NSERC]

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WinSETT Centre Special Topics Workshops:

Hosted by a WinSETT facilitator, these 90 minute sessions are beneficial for women and their male colleagues in SETT, and provide valuable insight into how to navigate common workplace situations. Sessions will discuss the gender aspect of the topic, including research, tips, and strategies.

Microaggressions in the SETT Workplace

In this session participants will:

  • Understand gender-based microaggressions and their impact on women in SETT
  • Appreciate that gender-based microaggressions can be amplified in SETT workplaces (while also being the perfect place to work on them)
  • Discuss example of gender-based microaggressions
  • Have methods to deal with microaggressions if you’re a woman in SETT
  • Be able to deal with microaggressions if you employ/manage/work with women in SETT

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Networking and Professional Presence

This session will include:

  • Understanding how you are perceived
  • What is your reputation/brand?
  • Four components of your professional presence
  • Networking techniques
  • Who faces specific networking challenges?
  • Conversation openers and exit strategies
  • Conferences- a special case
  • Online networking

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Donna Clark of Courage Group International will facilitate the two WinSETT Workshops.