Career Innovation: Propel Your Career with Leadership Power Tools & Design Thinking

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Intersection for the Arts
08:30 AM
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The 29th Annual PBWC Conference for Women in Business on April 24th, 2018 in San Francisco is focused on “Stand Up, Lift Up” - how to collectively elevate others and ourselves. 
We, Laurie and Shalini, the hosts of this workshop and participants in the conference, would like to build on this idea of collective engagement and collaboration. While the dialogue of inclusion is focused on how to engage, empower, and advance women, it is equally important to focus on how can we collectively and collaboratively support this goal.
Under the current climate, it is hard to miss the effects of a rapidly changing workplace, especially as a woman. The result is usually a lot of ambiguity and apprehension about the future and how to deal with change that seems relentless and turbulent at times. Design thinking strategies, along with counter-intuitive leadership tools, can help  reframe the problem and discover new perspectives and opporunties for growth where none seemed to exist before. As a versatile, problem-solving tool, Design Thinking thrives most within collaborative environments and diverse perspectives. Our hope is to bring together like-minded people to generate innovative solutions to our workplace challenges.
So join us on April 25th to get inspired and collaborate.
Here are some comments from past participants:
"Power Tools really made me discover my own power, and learn some practical ways to advance my career." 
“The design thinking exercise was the part where I learned so much from other people who were going through the same situation, or had already gone through it.” 
 “I’m used to applying design thinking to concrete products, its helpful to practice applying to conceptual problems.”

High potential leaders, executives, those preparing for larger roles, mid-career professionals, people in STEM careers, change makers and disruptors who want to create a different world and workplace. 

Leadership Power Tools provide practical and actionable ways to implement power in your everyday life and work.
To leverage your own power journey.
To use design thinking to collaborate with women and men from diverse professional backgrounds to get a better perspectice on career challenges and generate innovative solutions.
To embrace ambiguity and work with it to produce creative solutions.
To thrive in a culture that feels disempowering with counterintuitive strategies and tools.
To TAKE ACTION through creating a personalized Strategic Action Plan to achieve your goals. 

8:30 - 8:45 am Registration and Networking
8:45 - 11:45 am Career Innovation Using Leadership Power Tools
11:45 am - 1:00 pm Lunch (not included)
1:00 - 5:00 pm Using Design Thinking to Innovate
Registration Fee includes morning and afternoon snacks, coffee, and tea, plus all workshop materials. 
The workshop facilitators are making a few scholarships available to women or men with financial need who would like to attend. To apply, please fill in this form and you'll be notified if you are chosen to receive the funding to attend. 
Take The Lead is a non-profit organization with an ambitious mission to achieve gender parity in leadership by #2025. In order to do that we focus on preparing, developing, inspiring, and propelling women to take their fair and equal share of leadership positions across all sectors through workshops and training. Take The Lead’s comprehensive curriculum was developed by Gloria Feldt, Co-Founder and President of Take The Lead and former President of Planned Parenthood Federation of America. The 9 Leadership Power Tools are based on her book, No Excuses: Nine Ways Women Can Change How We Think About Power. 


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