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15th Annual Women's Leadership Conference

Standing Up, Being Counted: Leaders Driving Change and Measuring Results
APRIL 30 - MAY 01, 2019 | NEW YORK HILTON MIDTOWN | NEW YORK, NEW YORK

April 30 - May 01, 2019

About the Conference

While many organizations still lag in the drive for gender parity, others are providing models for how to drive change today: Women CEOs, directors, and founders who have forged their own paths and are paving the way for others; men in the C-suite who are leading networks to advance women’s leadership; companies who have transformed recruitment, talent management, leadership development, mentorship, and approaches to mitigate bias. These leaders and their organizations have seen how inclusion can drive innovation and business results, and they have case studies, actionable strategies, and inspiration to share.

The Conference Board’s 2019 Women’s Leadership Conference is uniquely qualified to convene these leaders to demonstrate how we drive change in 2019. It is the remarkable confluence of Conference Board resources with a format that co-creates with our attendees that makes this experience different:

  • All year long the Conference Board’s world-class human capital researchers and its Women’s Leadership Councils confer on how to advance gender parity and drive change. For two days this spring, they will be sharing their insights with Women’s Leadership Conference attendees
  • The Conference will be limited to 200 participants, each of whom will have a voice in shaping the event. A participant survey before the Conference will shape what points are addressed in each session. At the Conference itself, every session will be interactive, giving each attendee an opportunity to reflect, to respond, and to vote on the questions they most want answered.
  • Every session is designed to create a conversation among you, the speakers, and your fellow attendees on the issues that matter most to you.

Who Should Attend

We recommend this conference for senior level women and men who support women’s advancement. Titles may include:

  • Directors of diversity and inclusion
  • Chief diversity officers
  • Chief human resources officers
  • Women’s initiative officers
  • Vice president of learning and development
  • Vice president and directors of talent management

Earn Recertification Credits

CPE logo

Earn up to 11 CPE credits
Personnel/Human Resources
Requirements: Attendees must sign-in each day for full credit. Delivery Method: Group-Live; Program Level: Intermediate, Prerequisites: Bachelor’s degree or higher, Advanced Preparation: None

SHRM

This program has been pre-approved for 8.25 PDCs for the SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP. For more information about certification or recertification, please visit www.shrmcertification.org.

HRCI

This program has been approved for 8.25 (HR (General)) recertification credit hours toward aPHR, PHR, SPHR, PHRca, GPHR, PHRi, and SPHRi recertification through the HR Certification Institute (HRCI). For more information about certification or recertification, please visit the HR Certification Institute website at www.hrci.org.

This program is eligible for 9 CCE / ICF Coaching credits in Resource Development

 

Get Involved! If you would like to get involved in the 2019 conference, please contact us:

LOCATION

Pre-Conference:
The Conference Board
845 Third Ave, Third Floor
New York, NY 10022

Conference:
New York Hilton Midtown
1335 6th Ave
New York, NY 10019
Tel: +1 (212) 586-7000

To book a room at a discounted rate by 4/12/2019, click here

Please Note: Registration fees do not include hotel accommodations.

OUR MISSION

All proceeds support The Conference Board's educational, scientific, and not-for-profit mission.

Athena Center for Leadership Studies
Chicago Trading Company
SUPPORTING SPONSOR
Maven Clinic - Women's Leadership 2019 - Supporting Sponsor
ASSOCIATE SPONSOR
Korn Ferry - Women's Leadership 2019 - Sponsor
EXHIBITION SPONSOR
Kindbody - Exhibition Sponsorship - WL2019
MARKETING PARTNER
DiversityComm 2019
International Association of Women
AGENDA
APRIL 30 - MAY 01, 2019
NEW YORK HILTON MIDTOWN
April 30 - May 01, 2019

About the Conference

While many organizations still lag in the drive for gender parity, others are providing models for how to drive change today: Women CEOs, directors, and founders who have forged their own paths and are paving the way for others; men in the C-suite who are leading networks to advance women’s leadership; companies who have transformed recruitment, talent management, leadership development, mentorship, and approaches to mitigate bias. These leaders and their organizations have seen how inclusion can drive innovation and business results, and they have case studies, actionable strategies, and inspiration to share.

The Conference Board’s 2019 Women’s Leadership Conference is uniquely qualified to convene these leaders to demonstrate how we drive change in 2019. It is the remarkable confluence of Conference Board resources with a format that co-creates with our attendees that makes this experience different:

  • All year long the Conference Board’s world-class human capital researchers and its Women’s Leadership Councils confer on how to advance gender parity and drive change. For two days this spring, they will be sharing their insights with Women’s Leadership Conference attendees
  • The Conference will be limited to 200 participants, each of whom will have a voice in shaping the event. A participant survey before the Conference will shape what points are addressed in each session. At the Conference itself, every session will be interactive, giving each attendee an opportunity to reflect, to respond, and to vote on the questions they most want answered.
  • Every session is designed to create a conversation among you, the speakers, and your fellow attendees on the issues that matter most to you.

Who Should Attend

We recommend this conference for senior level women and men who support women’s advancement. Titles may include:

  • Directors of diversity and inclusion
  • Chief diversity officers
  • Chief human resources officers
  • Women’s initiative officers
  • Vice president of learning and development
  • Vice president and directors of talent management

Earn Recertification Credits

CPE logo

Earn up to 11 CPE credits
Personnel/Human Resources
Requirements: Attendees must sign-in each day for full credit. Delivery Method: Group-Live; Program Level: Intermediate, Prerequisites: Bachelor’s degree or higher, Advanced Preparation: None

SHRM

This program has been pre-approved for 8.25 PDCs for the SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP. For more information about certification or recertification, please visit www.shrmcertification.org.

HRCI

This program has been approved for 8.25 (HR (General)) recertification credit hours toward aPHR, PHR, SPHR, PHRca, GPHR, PHRi, and SPHRi recertification through the HR Certification Institute (HRCI). For more information about certification or recertification, please visit the HR Certification Institute website at www.hrci.org.

This program is eligible for 9 CCE / ICF Coaching credits in Resource Development

 

Get Involved! If you would like to get involved in the 2019 conference, please contact us:

Katrina Adams, CEO, Chairman and President, United States Tennis Association, Inc.

Michal Alter, Co-Founder and CEO, Visit.org

Kiersten Barnet, Global Head, Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index, Bloomberg

Sheryl Battles, Vice President, Global Diversity, Inclusion and Engagement, Pitney Bowes Inc.

Katherine Bell, Editor in Chief, Barron's

Tricia Brannigan, Sr. Director Procurement, Commodities & Specialty Procurement, The Hershey Company

Jean Brownhill, Founder and CEO, Sweeten

John Curtis, Manager, Lease Marketing, Xerox Financial Services

Rubiena Duarte, VP, People & Culture Diversity, Walt Disney Company, The

Mary Jane Elmore, Fellow, Stanford Distinguished Careers Institute

Sandra Fathi, CEO, Affect

Mary Finch, Executive Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer, AECOM Technology Corporation

Melissa Frieswick, Chief Revenue Officer, Maven Clinic

Maureen Gillan-Myer, Executive Vice President, Head of Human Resources USA, HSBC

Theresia Gouw, Founding Partner, Aspect Ventures

Beatrice Grech-Cumbo, Senior Client Partner, Korn Ferry

Julian Guthrie, Author, Alpha Girls

Insiya Hussain, Ph.D., Robert H. Smith School of Business, University of Maryland

Arlene Isaacs-Lowe, President, Moody's Foundation, Moody's

Sheryl Kurtis, EVP Head of Compliance Transformational Change and Regulatory Remediation, Wells Fargo

Brad Marsh, Chief People Officer, CTC Trading Group, LLC

Jody Michael, President, Jody Michael Associates

SC Moatti, Managing Partner, Mighty Capital; Founder, Products That Count

Nathalie Molina Nino, CEO, Brava Investments

Sonja Hoel Perkins, Managing Director, The Perkins Fund

Amanda Popiela, Researcher, Human Capital, The Conference Board

Kathey Porter, Director, Small Business & Vendor Diversity Relations; Adjunct Instructor, Warrington College of Business, University of Florida

Alison Potish, Director of People Development, CTC Trading Group, LLC

Barri Rafferty, Senior Partner, CEO and President, Ketchum

Robin Rotenberg, Vice President, Corp. Communications & Chief Communications, BASF Corporation

Timothy Shore, Vice President and Chief Ombudsman, Pfizer

Eileen Simon, General Counsel, Global Businesses, Mastercard

Susan Story, President and Chief Executive Officer, American Water Works Company, Inc.

Lois Vossen, Executive Producer, Independent Lens, ITVS

Kari Warberg Block, Founder & CEO, EarthKind

Kelly Williams, Vice President, HR, Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association

Magdalena Yesil, Founder, Broadway Angels

Mary Young, Principal Researcher, Human Capital, The Conference Board, Inc.

Day One | Tuesday, April 30, 2019

9 – 9:10 am
Welcome and Introductions

Maureen Gillan-Myer, Head of Human Resources, HSBC Bank USA, Conference Chair

9:10 – 9:45 am

Keynote: Susan Story, CEO, American Water

Beginning as a nuclear power plant engineer, Susan Story rose to serve as CEO of Gulf Power Company; CEO of Southern Company Services; CFO of America Water; and now President and CEO of the United States’ largest publicly traded water utility, serving 46 states and Canada. In that role, she has brought gender parity to the company’s board of directors and its top leadership. Hear how standing up for these measurable results connects to American Water’s mission as an organization and to its business success.

Susan Story, President and Chief Executive Officer, American Water Works, Inc.

9:45 am – 10:35 am

The Disruptors: Founders and VCs Changing the Startup Ecosystem

A recent Harvard Business Review study noted that women-led ventures are likely to perform better than those led by men, and yet venture capital firms – quite frequently lacking female partners themselves – are much less likely to fund women entrepreneurs. Join Barron’s Editor-in-Chief (and former Editor of HBR.org) Katherine Bell in a conversation with pathbreaking women founders and venture capitalists on what it takes to disrupt a male-dominated startup ecosystem, and why better business results are likely to follow.

Panelists:

Michal Alter, Co-Founder and CEO, visit.org

Kari Warberg Block, Founder and CEO, EarthKind

Jean Brownhill, Founder and CEO, Sweeten

SC Moatti, Managing Partner, Mighty Capital; Founder, Products That Count

Nathalie Molina Niño, Founder, BRAVA Investments

Moderator:

Katherine Bell, Editor-in-Chief, Barron’s

10:35 am – 10:50 am
Refreshment Break
10:50 am – 11:35 am
Concurrent Session

Busting Unconscious Bias in the Trading Industry and Beyond

How is Chicago Trading Company, a firm founded by five men in a male-dominated field, addressing unconscious bias?  Hiring people who ‘fit’ your culture can seem like a great idea, especially when you have an awesome culture.  However, unconscious bias can hold us back from the recruitment, retention, and inclusion of truly diverse talent.  In this insightful exchange, you’ll hear from leaders inside and outside CTC on the actions being taken to fight unconscious biases, and the impact of that work.

Alison Potish, Director of People Development, Chicago Trading Company

Jody Michael, CEO and Founder, Jody Michael Associates

Sheryl Kurtis, EVP Head of Compliance Transformational Change and Regulatory Remediation, Wells Fargo

Brad Marsh, Chief People Officer, Chicago Trading Company

10:50 am – 11:35 am
Concurrent Session

Tracking Gender Isn’t Enough: Getting Better at Measuring Inclusiveness and Women’s Leadership

Measuring progress in recruiting and promoting women is essential to achieving gender parity. But many companies may be missing the mark in their measurements – and failing to track what matters most. New research shows better ways for companies to gauge inclusiveness in the workplace and change behaviors that hinder women’s careers.

Is your company measuring what you think it’s measuring? Drawing on exclusive Conference Board research, this session will explore:

  • The difference between measuring representation and measuring inclusiveness
  • Practical approaches and questions your company can use to assess inclusion
  • How to harness data and new technologies to probe deeper

Mary Young, Principal Researcher, The Conference Board

11:40 am – 12:25 pm
Concurrent Session

Engaging Men as Allies: New Strategies

Gender parity is impossible without men as well as women working together as change agents. Yet, even when they support the advancement of women leaders, men often feel uncomfortable, or fear that it’s not their place, to stand up, speak up, and be counted as an ally. Participants will learn new strategies for engaging men as allies, and then exchange challenges, new ideas, and next steps.

Insiya Hussain, Ph.D., Robert H. Smith School of Business, University of Maryland

John Curtis, Manager, Lease Marketing, Xerox Financial Services

11:40 am – 12:25 pm
Concurrent Session

Changing Perceptions to Change Reality: How Female Business Leaders Are Viewed

Compassionate – engaged – analytical – risk-taker – which of these descriptions are more likely to be applied to women leaders, and which to men? And how can those language choices reinforce stereotypes, trigger unconscious biases, and impact careers? Understand the research on how women leaders are perceived; then explore how to convey internal and external messages that work against biases, whatever the medium or subject.

Sandra Fathi, President, Affect

Barri Rafferty, CEO and President, Ketchum

12:25 – 1:25 pm
Lunch
1:25 – 2:00 pm

Working and Learning Globally to Break Down Barriers 

The global effort to break down barriers for women is not simply a matter of first-world leaders engaging in charitable work across borders – it is a matter of great leaders and social entrepreneurs from all over the planet sharing ideas and experiences to drive change in every culture. Hear from a global leader in corporate social responsibility and finance on how she draws from her personal journey, financial acumen and passion for philanthropy to help drive change around the world.

Arlene Isaacs-Lowe, Global Head of CSR, Moody’s Corporation; President, The Moody's Foundation

2:00 – 2:45 pm

Closing the Gap: Advancing Women by Supporting Their Individualized Healthcare Needs

When women need support the most - while experiencing pregnancy complications, suffering from postpartum depression or juggling a newborn while returning to work - often, healthcare fails them. In this session, we get real about the unmet health care needs of working mothers, women and parents and how some companies are rising to meet those needs.

Melissa Frieswick, Chief Revenue Officer, Maven

2:45 – 3:00 pm
Refreshment Break
3:00 – 3:35 pm
Concurrent Session

How Disney Builds a Talent Pipeline in Bold & Inclusive Ways

In this session, explore how inclusion is woven into Disney’s global business practices. Several women’s initiatives including a global cross-segment sponsorship program, opportunities to switch careers, a tech recruitment strategy and connecting D&I to the business success demonstrate how leaders are
thoughtfully engaged in inclusion practices that expertly build a talent pipeline and guide organizational culture with real impact on business results.

Rubiena Duarte, Director, Diversity & Inclusion, The Walt Disney Company

3:00– 3:35 pm
Concurrent Session

#MeToo - Raising Our Voices, Strengthening Our Responses

#MeToo continues to be a historic movement amplifying the voices against, and the repercussions of, sexual harassment and abuse – and it also continues to reveal, on an almost daily basis, how much further we have to go. Learn about a specific, actionable and innovative strategy for better hearing the voices of #MeToo in the employment context to support victims and help them address sexual harassment in the workplace.

Timothy Shore, Vice President & Chief Ombudsman, Pfizer, Inc.

3:40 – 4:25 pm
Concurrent Session

Effective Strategies for Increasing Women in Leadership – CHROs and Senior HR Leaders Speak

Discuss new exclusive research jointly conducted by Korn Ferry and The Conference Board, drawing on insights from Human Resources leaders, that:

  • Identifies the critical points where a stronger intervention by HR leaders is required to evoke change;
  • Points to specific approaches and talent practices that are most effective in progressing women, especially at certain critical junctures; and
  • Shares leading practices of several organizations that have been successful in advancing more women in their leadership pipelines.

Beatrice Grech-Cumbo, Senior Client Partner, Korn Ferry

Amanda Popiela, Researcher, Human Capital, The Conference Board

3:40 – 4:25 pm
Concurrent Session

Building a Supply Chain for Leaders: Case Studies

Powerful case studies on developing women leaders internally, and women business leaders in the community, through gender parity and inclusion initiatives in supply chain and procurement. Explore detailed case studies, see the dramatic results, and take back strategies to develop women leaders internally and among your suppliers and contractors.

Kathey Porter, Director, Small Business & Vendor Diversity Relations; Adjunct Instructor, Warrington College of Business, University of Florida

Tricia Brannigan, Senior Director, Commodities & Specialty Procurement, The Hershey Company

4:30 – 5:00 pm

The Stories that Change Minds: Lois Vossen of Independent Lens

If you saw a documentary in the past few years that brought you to tears, changed your understanding of an issue, or told a story you haven’t forgotten since, there is a pretty good chance that you saw a film presented by Independent Lens. The award-winning PBS series has presented, among many other films, the Mr. Rogers documentary Won't You Be My Neighbor?, the James Baldwin documentary I Am Not Your Negro, and Served Like a Girl, a look at female veterans transitioning from active duty to civilian life. Independent Lens Executive Producer Lois Vossen discusses how they engage communities and help drive change, and how her organization measures and works toward their own gender parity and inclusion goals.

Lois Vossen, Executive Producer, Independent Lens, ITVS

5:00 – 5:10 pm

Closing Remarks

Maureen Gillan-Myer, Head of Human Resources, HSBC Bank USA, Conference Chair

5:10 – 6:10 pm
Reception

 

Day Two | Wednesday, May 1, 2019

8:00 – 9:00 am
Registration and Breakfast

Breakfast Roundtables

Attendees are welcome to join a Breakfast Roundtable for small group discussions on focused issues such as:

  • Building Negotiation Skills In Yourself And Others
  • How #MeToo Has Impacted Your Organization, and How to Build on It for Positive Change
  • Making the Transition from Employee Resource Group to Business Resource Group
  • Innovations in Sponsorship and Mentorship
  • Beginning Your Path to the Boardroom – Now
  • How to Make Sure Women's Ideas are Heard at Your Meetings
  • Women Supporting Women
9:00 – 9:10 am

Welcome

Maureen Gillan-Myer, Head of Human Resources, HSBC Bank USA, Conference Chair

9:10 – 9:45 am

Keynote: Katrina Adams, Chairman of the Board and President, United States Tennis Association   

Adams is the first African-American, first former professional tennis player and youngest person to serve as President of the USTA in the organization’s 135-year history. She is also the first individual to serve a second two-year term as Chairman of the Board and President, a role which also includes serving as Chairman of the US Open. Learn how this trail-blazing leader, who also serves as Executive Director of the Harlem Junior Tennis and Education Program and as a contributor on CBS Sports Network’s first all-female sports show, is bringing new generations of diverse women and men into a sport once associated with elitism and exclusivity.

Katrina Adams, Chairman of the Board and President, United States Tennis Association   

9:45 – 10:25 am

The Power of Transparency: How Markets are Tracking Gender Equality

The power of metrics comes from leaders holding themselves accountable internally, and markets holding organizations accountable externally. Explore the new tools and metrics investors are using in evaluating gender parity in corporations, and the impact they are having.

Kiersten Barnet, Global Head, Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index, Bloomberg LP

Sheryl Battles, Vice President, Global Diversity, Inclusion and Engagement, Pitney Bowes

10:25 – 10:40 am
Refreshment Break
10:40 – 11:20 am

Alpha Girls: Lessons in Deal-Making from the Women Whose Deals Helped Change the World

The digital transformations that have fundamentally changed how we work, play, shop, socialize, get news and much more were driven by some incredibly forward-thinking Silicon Valley dealmakers – including the women profiled in the new book Alpha Girls: The Women Upstarts Who Took On Silicon Valley's Male Culture and Made the Deals of a Lifetime. Only a day after the book’s release date, we have the opportunity to hear from the award-winning author of Alpha Girls, as well as the stars of the book, women who helped finance and build some of the biggest companies of our day. Learn what it takes to get a place at the table and make “deals of a lifetime” while fighting gender bias.

Panelists:

Theresia Gouw, Founding Partner, Aspect Ventures; founding member, All Raise

Magdalena Yesil, first investor and board member, Salesforce; Co-Founder, Broadway Angels

Mary Jane Elmore, Fellow, Stanford Distinguished Careers Institute

Sonja Hoel Perkins, Managing Director, The Perkins Fund; Founder, Project Glimmer

Moderator:

Julian Guthrie, Author, Alpha Girls: The Women Upstarts Who Took On Silicon Valley's Male Culture and Made the Deals of a Lifetime

11:20 am – 11:50 am

Engaging the Next Generation of STEM Leaders

How one of the world’s largest chemical companies is using a range of innovative programs to engage and develop the next generation of women STEM leaders. Starting in pre-school, BASF encourages lifelong learning and appreciation of careers in chemistry and manufacturing. Explore how it is done, what works, and how to adapt similar programs to your own organization.

Robin Rotenberg, Vice President Corporate Communications and Chief Communications Officer, BASF Corporation

11:50 am - 12:20 pm

Capstone Conversation: Initiating Action

As we close the conference and consider next steps in our own organizations, we will engage with leaders who have driven change by starting up new networks advancing gender parity. 

Mary Finch, Executive Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer, AECOM

Kelly Williams, Vice President, Human Resources, Blue Cross Blue Shield Association 

Moderator:

Eileen Simon, General Counsel, Global Businesses, Mastercard

 

12:20 – 12:30 pm

Closing Remarks

Maureen Gillan-Myer, Head of Human Resources, HSBC Bank USA, Conference Chair

Pre-Conference Workshop:

Negotiation Excellence Workshop


April 29, 2019

Overview: Build Your Skills While Discovering New Leadership Development Tools

Research – and often our own experiences – indicate that women do not get to negotiate on a level playing field. This reality makes the need to continuously elevate negotiation skills and strategies even more crucial. The Negotiation Excellence Workshop is a fully immersive, interactive experience in which insights from master negotiators and coaches are accompanied by exercises, role-playing, and active training in negotiation skills. This one-day investment will leave you with insights and experiences that could change the course of your next negotiation with peers, vendors or clients – and provide new, unique skill sets, frameworks and strategies to enhance leadership development in your organization.

8:00 – 9:00 am
Registration and Breakfast
9:00 – 9:10 am
Welcome and Introductions

Joan Greco, Program Director, The Conference Board

9:10 – 10:10 am

The Drama of Dealmaking

Why do some of our negotiations fall short of success? Why do others end with sought-after outcomes, including attractive financial terms and strong relationships? Award-winning researcher and teacher on negotiation Daniel Ames pushes back against some commonly-held “pinhole” views about bargaining, urging a “panoramic” view instead. We will begin the day by walking through the Five Dramas framework, a systematic way of thinking and preparing that is tied to negotiation success and put the ideas into practice immediately by applying the framework to current situations. We will also take stock of ourselves as negotiators, sketching takeaways about our own development and setting the stage for the rest of the day.

Daniel Ames, Professor, Columbia Business School 

Kim Karetsky, Former Executive Director, J.P. Morgan Private Bank, Advisor Development Group

10:10 – 10:55 am

Master Negotiator: Applying Lessons from Negotiations with 12 Unions

As Chief Human Resources Officer of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, Mary Lee Hannell is responsible for a comprehensive labor relations strategy across 23 unions, including direct negotiations for twelve civilian and police unions. Discover what she’s learned negotiating while an agency’s labor relationships and some of the nation’s most important infrastructure are at stake – and how these lessons can be applied to crucial negotiations at every level. Then share insights and questions in small-group discussions and report-outs.

Mary Lee Hannell, Chief Human Resources Officer, Port Authority of New York and New Jersey

Kerri Crossan, Chief Negotiator, Deputy Director of Labor Relations, Port Authority of New York & New Jersey

10:55 – 11:10 am
Refreshment Break
11:10 am – 12:10 pm

Closing the Confidence Gap

Some research suggests that women begin their careers with, on average, less confidence than their male peers. Other studies suggest that even when women are equally confident in their abilities, they are less likely to promote themselves – and may receive different reactions when they do than the reactions their male colleagues receive. Closing this “confidence gap” is an essential element in strengthening one’s negotiating muscle. In this interactive session we will learn to understand the gap in
confidence and/or self-promotion and learn and practice new strategies and exercises to close the gap for oneself or for others.

Christi Krautbauer,HR Consultant; Co-Chair, Women @ Thomson Reuters Business Resource Group, Minnesota, Thomson Reuters

Carissa Schmitz, HR Consultant; Co-Chair, Women @ Thomson Reuters Business Resource Group, Thomson Reuters

12:10 pm – 1:00 pm
Lunch
1:00 – 2:45 pm

Tactics of an FBI Hostage Negotiator: Why Empathy and Active Listening are Power Moves

In this session Chip Massey, former FBI Special Agent and Hostage Negotiator, will provide skill sets and actionable tactics that you can begin using in almost any context immediately.

We will learn how to:

  • De-escalate a tense conversation
  • Bring someone to a more productive and positive mindset
  • Lead and function optimally under stress
  • Position yourself for success
  • Build rapid trust and rapport
  • And most importantly, how to harness the power of your own emotions

Chip Massey, Recent Special Agent, Crisis Negotiator, FBI

2:45 – 2:55 pm
Refreshment Break
2:55 pm – 3:55 pm

Master Negotiator: Making the Tough Calls and Changing Workplaces for the Better

Terri Solomon is a national legal expert in improving fairness and inclusiveness in workplaces, and in heightening leaders’ effectiveness – including the ability to negotiate and mediate difficult conflicts. Learn crucial negotiation skills for one’s toughest leadership challenges, and actionable strategies for negotiating positive change in your workplace.

Terri Solomon, Shareholder; Co-Chair, Workplace Safety and Health Practice Group, Littler

3:55 pm – 4:05 pm
Refreshment Break
4:05 pm – 5:30 pm

Bringing It All Together: Better Negotiation Though Emotional Insights

In this interactive session, we will use and add to the skill set we have gathered over the course of the day to:

  • Learn to use “intuition” to activate innate powers of negotiation
  • Apply new strategies to enhance negotiation capabilities
  • Expose the self-imposed barriers that can hold us back from being expert negotiators
  • Simulate negotiation scenarios in groups
  • Create a personal action plan from the negotiation strategies we’ve discussed during the course of the workshop

Alexandra Phillips, Executive Coach and Author at The Conference Board and Forbes

 

Closing Remarks

Joan Greco, Program Director, The Conference Board

 

Earn Recertification Credits

CPE logo

Earn up to 6.5 CPE credits
Personal Development
Requirements : Attendees must sign-in each day for full credit. Delivery Method: Group-Live; Program Level: Intermediate, Prerequisites: Bachelor’s degree or higher, Advanced Preparation: None

This program is eligible for 5.75 CCE / ICF credits in Resource Development

Athena Center for Leadership Studies
Chicago Trading Company
Supporting Sponsor
Maven Clinic - Women's Leadership 2019 - Supporting Sponsor
Associate Sponsor
Korn Ferry - Women's Leadership 2019 - Sponsor
Exhibition Sponsor
Kindbody - Exhibition Sponsorship - WL2019
Marketing Partner
DiversityComm 2019
International Association of Women