Women in Leadership Online Seminar Series

Women in Leadership Online Seminar Series

Event Information


Mar 02, 2021 - Mar 05, 2021



United States

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CAE Credits: Registrants will earn a maximum of 4 CAE credits. Credits can only be earned through live attendance of each seminar. Watching recorded seminars will not count toward CAE credit.

It can take a lot of time and practice for someone to become an effective leader. On top of that, women in leadership roles often must face workplace discrimination and unconscious biases from colleagues or even their organization’s culture, making it even more challenging to success as a leader.

Increasing numbers of women are obtaining leadership roles, in the for-profit world but particularly in associations. It’s a great start, but society still has a long way to go to achieve equity for women in management, and there are aspects of leadership that many women still struggle with.

This four-part seminar series will cover a number of essential leadership skills that are targeted to either help association women move into leadership roles or to help women already in leadership roles have greater impact, broader influence, and thrive. This series is specifically designed to support and cultivate high-performing, high-potential women executives from the association community.

This online seminar series consists of four 60-minute live online sessions that feature facilitated audio content and conversations. Soon after registering, attendees will receive personalized login information from Zoom. Participants will have access to recorded sessions, reference materials, and more for up to 30 days following the program.

Registration for this online seminar series will close Tuesday, March 2nd, 2021, at 2:00 p.m. ET.

The full four-part series is available for registration, or you may register separately for any of the individual sessions:

Full Series: Women in Leadership Full Series

Session 1: Developing Your Leadership Vision

Session 2: Thriving through Emotional Intelligence

Session 3: Virtual Meetings Made Real: How to Make the Screen Separating us Feel Forgotten

Session 4: Salary Negotiation and Career Journeys: Fighting Unconscious Biases in the Workplace


Accessibility Features:
This program will be hosted via Zoom and will have captioning provided by Otter.ai. If you would like to request a live captioner to be available during the event, please reach out to Linnae O’Flahavan

  • Agenda

    • Tuesday, March 2, 2021
      2:00 – 3:00 p.m.

      Developing Your Leadership Vision

      Developing Your Leadership Vision: According to a groundbreaking study women out-perform men in all key components of leadership except one: envisioning. Developing vision on a macro level for organizational leadership is key, but so is developing a personal leadership vision. This interactive program will help women not only develop their vision “muscle” but to find the voice to share it out loud. Pam Sherman former attorney, actor, writer, and professor will share visioning techniques designed specifically for women in leadership. Take-aways include:

      • Why you need vision
      • How to develop the vision muscle
      • Obstacles to women in leadership

      Wednesday, March 3, 2021
      2:00 – 3:00 p.m.

      Thriving through Emotional Intelligence

      Empathy has become the leadership buzzword, and yet, that’s only one facet of emotional intelligence mastery. Understanding how to read and handle our own emotions, while functioning from our intellect is hard enough. Learning how to “read the room” of others and coach them to emotional intelligence is yet another leadership skill that is essential for the 2020s. Marrying emotional intelligence with becoming a powerful creator of the world you want to live in through judicious use of language will illustrate your effectiveness, design the experience others have of you, and see you thriving in a complex environment. Join us for a trip through language, neuroscience, and essential EI skills to try out on your colleagues, friends, and family.

      Thursday, March 4, 2021
      2:00 – 3:00 p.m.

      Virtual Meetings Made Real: How to Make the Screen Separating us Feel Forgotten

      Win the hearts and minds of your audience on your next virtual meeting. Whether you are hosting or participating in a meeting, negotiating a contract, talking with a client or a colleague, learn how to become engaging and get results in the virtual world. In this highly interactive course, we'll show you how to:

      • Come off as confident and clear. Learn body language do's and don'ts on video calls.
      • Adjust your camera placement and lighting to showcase the best you. We will reveal tips on how to position your phone or laptop to maximize natural lighting and to set the stage for a natural conversation.
      • Get out of the gate strong and win the attention of your audience. How to pivot when interest drops.
      • Handle distractions and disruptions.
      • Navigate tough conversations.
      • Combat Zoom Fatigue.

      Friday, March 5, 2021
      2:00 – 3:00 p.m.

      Salary Negotiation and Career Journeys: Fighting Unconscious Biases in the Workplace

      60% of women say they have never negotiated their salary.

      61% of men say they are confident negotiating for salary.

      Couple this with the fact that the recruiting, interviewing, hiring, and performance review processes are often ripe with opportunities for bias, and it’s clear that leaders committed to inclusive workforces that value the brilliance of all contributors need to evaluate career path and salary negotiation in a new way.

      In this session we will explore the opportunities before us - for our own negotiations and career paths as well as for those we lead and mentor.

  • Speakers

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      Pam Sherman

      Pam Sherman, actor, recovering attorney, and leadership consultant was profiled in People Magazine about her career transition from attorney to actor. Today Sherman conducts programs and coaches business leaders in leadership, business development, and communications. Sherman is a keynote speaker about finding your EDGE™ in the best possible way, to: Explore, Dream, Grow, and Excite. She has consulted with Fortune 500 companies, law firms, advertising agencies, and is a highly-rated resource internationally for a variety of leadership groups, including, the Young Presidents’ and World Presidents’ Organizations, EO, and Vistage. She has also been an adjunct professor and guest lecturer at Northwestern and American Universities, among others. Her nationally-syndicated column, The Suburban Outlaw appears in Gannett publications.Her book The Suburban Outlaw: Tales from the EDGE is available at Barnes and Noble and Amazon.

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      Cynthia Mills, CMC, CPC, CCRC, FASAE, CAE

      Cynthia Mills is founder, president, and CEO of the Leaders’ Haven consultancy, partnering with clients as a business strategist & facilitator, "The Board Whisperer™" board & governance consultant, Transformation Architect™, leadership development catalyst, executive and career coach, succession planning and search, change leadership guide, and speaker. A former national and international CEO, Cynthia works with developing and committed leaders, future seekers, change leadership masters, high performers, and corporate culture architects. An ASAE Academy of Leaders Award Recipient and an ASAE Fellow, Cynthia served on ASAE’s board and executive committee, the board for ASAE Business Services, and was president of the Georgia Society of Association Executives. She has been honored with numerous association awards, including the GSAE President’s Award, the Clifford Clark Award, SE Association Executive of the Year, and the TCIA Chair’s Award twice. Cynthia is a best-selling author of The Big Secret with Jack Canfield, as well as CEO's 1st 90 Days: Breathing Tips for the Other End of the Fire Hose; The Empty Front Porch: Soul Sittin' to Design Your porch to Porch Plan; and a contributing author to The Female Factor: A Confidence Guide for Women; Breaking the Concrete Ceiling: Empowerment Tools for Women; and Leading from the Heart. Cynthia is under agreement for 8 more books & a contribution to a 9th! Beginning Fall of 2018, she will host The Leaders' View™ online TV show.

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      Keith Scott

      Keith Scott cofounded TALLsmall Productions alongside Rebecca Klein Scott in 2013 with the mission of helping people to feel comfortable with public speaking and to learn to communicate in a clear, concise, and engaging style. TALLsmall Productions leads communications training sessions for clients such as Johns Hopkins Healthcare, Baltimore County Public Schools, Toyota Financial and a leading Mid-Atlantic law firm. Keith honed his lobbying skills as the CEO of the Baltimore City Chamber of Commerce.

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      Rebecca Klein Scott

      Rebecca Klein Scott is cofounder of TALLsmall Productions. Rebecca and Keith lead workshops on topics including public speaking, body language, leadership, crisis communications, and media training. They also frequently make TV appearances, weighing in on the impact of communication in politics, news, and daily life. Rebecca has been a television reporter, spokesperson, and communications and marketing consultant. Rebecca's love is to hear other people's stories. TALLsmall Productions helps people to craft their own story and use that in all aspects of business and public speaking. And, in case you're wondering, the company name is a nod to their heights—Keith is 6'9'' and Rebecca is 5'2.'

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      Nora Burns

      As a college student Nora was already managing a team of 100+ event staff. She oversaw details of a variety of events including the Chicago Bears training camp. 20+ years later she has built a career helping organizations reimagine the employee experience. She has conducted primary research as The Undercover Candidate™ & The Undercover Employee™ including 250+ job interviews (not as herself), and working on the front lines of 8 organizations - firms that did not know her as an expert in leadership and workplace culture, but saw her as "just'a" front line employee (more on that in Nora’s programs). Nora is past President of the National Speakers Association-Colorado and lives in Denver, CO with two rescue-doodles.

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