Women's Leadership Summit, Session Details

Attention management: managing priorities, energy, and dynamics
Julie Lancaster, President of Lancaster Leadership; Cultivating Lifelong Leaders

Efficiency is a modern addiction; faster is better is a flagship mantra of our current day culture. We will take a different look at productivity where we will examine how we pay attention, focus our energy, and create positive morale around us. This is an engaging and participatory session that has participants examine their inner and outer leadership and intentionally chart their course in being the leader they aspire to be.

Topics:

  • Energy management & mapping
  • Focus & attention
  • Brain-training for living our best lives
  • Team morale development

Book recommendation: Everything is Figureoutable by Marie Forleo

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Female Assertiveness and Powerful Presenting for Women Professionals
Deborah Ostreicher, President of Distinguished Communications; Speaker, Author, Leader & Award Winning Business Woman

Are you making as strong of an impact as possible? Whether it’s to an industry conference, a potential client or even an internal staff meeting, effective presentation skills are critical to success. You’ll learn what you can do immediately to dramatically increase your influence through speaking to 1 or 1000. And you’ll also learn why male and female communication styles differ and how these impact women in the workplace. What messages are women sending to their colleagues unintentionally and are there opportunities to be more intentional and direct? Find out how you can deliver clearer message and stronger impact at work, at home and even in your personal relationships.

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Dare to Lead: The Four Skillsets of Courage
Marney Babbitt-Pierce, Certified Dare to Lead™ Facilitator

Courage is a collection of four skill sets that are teachable, measurable, and observable. This presentation will introduce the four skill sets with a focus on developing courage-building skills. We will dive deep and complete interactive exercises examining the 16 skills that support Daring Leadership.

Topics:

  • Courage & Vulnerability
  • Values Identification
  • Building Trust
  • Recovering from Setbacks

Book recommendation: Dare to Lead by Brené Brown

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Cultivate Wholeness through Self-Care
Kate Carey, Owner of A Blissful Life

If you have read any self-reflective articles this year, you may have noticed that “burnout” is the buzzword of 2019. In fact, it is now an officially diagnosable condition according to the World Health Organization. However, I invite you to explore a wide range of self-care strategies to avoid becoming a burn-out statistic and still be a powerhouse who achieves amazing things. Together we will discuss familiar hindrances around self-care and why consistently engaging in these practices is important to you, your close relationships and the larger community. We will also pre-plan accountability and reminder techniques to ensure you take regular steps towards easy and enjoyable self-care activities. You deserve all good!

Topics:

  • Common self-care myths and obstacles
  • What is wholeness and how to cultivate it
  • Rapid-fire feel-good life hacks
  • Tactics to prioritize daily self-care activities

Book recommendations:

  • The Little Book of Self-Care: 200 Ways to Refresh, Restore, and Rejuvenate by Adams Media
  • The Desire Map by Danielle LaPorte

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The Art of Kicking Ass
Cierra Winters, B.S. Fitness Wellness, ACE Personal Trainer; Head Coach at Orangetheory Fitness Flagstaff, Fitness Professional, Lululemon Ambassador 

The Art of Kicking Ass will be a talk about how to identify and develop the steps we need to take to be happy, healthy, and successful. We will learn how to examine our lives for opportunities to implement positive habits, and we’ll learn how to establish an effective plan for reaching these goals. Kicking ass takes work and accountability, so we’ll discuss tools and practices that will help us on this path. Hopefully at the end of the talk you’ll leave feeling empowered and have a better idea of how to balance life, work, fitness and overall health.

Topics:

  • Introspection and Awareness
  • Balance and Vision
  • Criticism
  • Accountability
  • Motivation and Results

Book recommendation: Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less by Greg McKeown

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Embody Your Learning: Move on your Momentum
Erin Widman, Owner of The Yoga Experience

Capture what you have cultivated through this Summit by using the teachings and tools of yoga and mindfulness. Yoga is traditionally defined as “skill in action”. In this engaging and participatory session, we will take a wholistic look at what you have learned mentally, how it applies to your life, and seal it into your cells physically through the practice of yoga and mindfulness. We will capitalize on the momentum of the summit, so you can leave connected in mind, body and spirit, and be clear on your path forward.

Topics:

  • The Mind-Body connection
  • Embodying what you have learned
  • Directing momentum (Prana)
  • Skill in Action (Yoga)
  • Determining your personal path (Dharma)

Book recommendation: Present, Not Perfect: A Journal for Slowing Down, Letting Go, and Loving Who You Are by Aimee Chase

Additional note: Participants should wear comfortable clothes and expect to move for approximately 45 minutes. No yoga experience or fitness level is necessary, we will accommodate all bodies and abilities.

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The Trusted Leader: Connecting Actions with Words to Build Sustainable Trust
Ivy K. Banks, Assistant Vice President, Student Affairs at Northern Arizona University

This interactive workshop is designed to develop trust building techniques in new and proven leaders by incorporating lectures, group discussions and activities. Effective leaders develop rapport with internal and external partners by scaffolding and layering proven and reliable interactions. This workshop allows leaders to connect their initiatives with actions to nurture a culture of trust.

Topics:

  • Building Trust
  • Leadership & Communication

Book recommendations:

  • Humble Leadership: The Power of Relationships, Openness, and Trust (The Humble Leadership Series) by Edgar H. Schein & Peter Schein
  • Leaders Eat Last: Why Some Teams Pull Together and Others Don’t by Simon Sinek
  • The Leadership Challenge: How to Make Extraordinary Things Happen in Organizations by James Kouzes & Barry Posner

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4 Essential Coaching Skills to Help Others GROW (without solving it for them)
Jeannie Duncan, PhD, Founder Building on Brilliance

What is the most meaningful and loving way to help others move forward? Help them help themselves! In this interactive workshop, you will build on 4 essential coaching skills you already use every day and practice using them in a popular, effective, and easy to remember coaching model. You can apply this framework at work, at home – whenever you want to help others move forward without assuming responsibility for solving their problems (which doesn’t usually work anyway).

Topics:

  • Practice coaching skills
  • Leadership & motivation
  • Making a difference within your peer & work circles
  • Mentoring

Book recommendations:

  • Self as Coach, Self as Leader: Developing the best in you to develop the best in others, by Pamela McLean
  • Search Inside Yourself: The unexpected path to achieving success, happiness (and world peace), by Chade-Meng Tan
  • Emotional Intelligence 2.0, by Travis Bradberry and Jean Greaves
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