Workshops & Seminars

Professional Development


Using “Currencies” to Influence Outcomes

Cynthia Guy, Kathy Phillips of The Boeing Company

Thursday, March 14,  9:00 -11:00 a.m.


This interactive session will focus on strengthening skills necessary to successfully influence the outcome of team goals or objectives.  You will develop effective "currencies" and communication skills needed to promote partnership and engagement with teams.  During this workshop, you will participate in inspiring discussions and collaborative activities.


Did I Just Say That Out Loud? - Eliminating Cringe-Worthy Leadership Moments

Carlann Fergusson owner, Propel Forward LLC

Thursday March 14, 2:00pm – 4:00pm


Most days you’re the perfect model of leadership but then you’re in an interaction with someone and BAM! – you’re saying something that you later regret. You try to shake it off but you’re still wondering why you got hooked into responding emotionally, pushing too hard, nitpicking too much, or disagreeing too loudly. You know you could have handled it better, but it seemed your squirrel-mind took over your usually reasonable adult brain.

This session will provide you with the deeper insight needed to understand where self-sabotaging behaviors originate so that you can change them. Carlann will share the 10 most frequent patterns of overused strengths that derail otherwise successful leaders. You will identify the ability that got you noticed as a leader but when overused leads to perceptions of being impractical, uncaring, demanding, pessimistic, the know-it-all, condescending, egotistical or manipulative. You will also learn to notice your physical signs that you are getting ready to overreact and learn a few quick tips to bring your behavior back in balance before you say anything you will regret.


Minute Mentoring

Sponsored by Endeavor Air

Thursday, March 14 • 9 -10:30 a.m. (Preregistration required) SESSION FULL

Students and young professionals are hungry for advice from experience women who want to offer guidance and suggestions by sharing their experiences. Minute Mentoring brings the two groups together in an efficient and effective program. This fast-paced session, similar to speed dating, matches professional leaders who want to share their life experiences with future female rising stars.


Aerospace Educators Workshop

Presented by FAA AVSED Team

Thursday, March 14 • 9 a.m.-noon (preregistration is required)

With a predicted shortage of skilled employees for the growing number of aerospace jobs it is important that we develop programs that inspire students to pursue aviation careers. Join us in this interactive workshop where we will share with attendees simple, hands-on activities that can be brought into the classroom to teach aviation STEM skills. You will also hear from VIP guest speakers in the aerospace community.


How Play Leads to Success

Presented by John and Martha King

Saturday, March 16 • 11 a.m.-noon

After a crushing failure, the Kings decided to just have fun for awhile.  Much to their surprise, they discovered that play was an important component of success.  In this lively talk, the Kings pass on startling secrets they learned in the process.

You will learn habits successful people use to make every day fun.  Plus, you’ll discover a dynamite tool for getting things done with others that you will start using immediately. You’ll realize the deep satisfaction of having a bigger, more positive influence in the lives of everyone you encounter.



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