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Women's Leadership
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    • 06/08/2023
    • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
    • Online

    Does it seem like your organization is continually changing and you and your team, are trying to keep up? Are you faced with people resisting change, people not being ready for change or people being fatigued with the amount of change they are experiencing? You are not alone!

    In this 90-minute webinar you will learn why gaining skills in change are critical for both you as a manager and for your team. You will learn strategies to action to help people better prepare and more easily adapt to organizational change.

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    How You Will Benefit

    • Understand and articulate why change management is critical to project and organizational success
    • Identify the deal-breaking human factors of change risks, including change resistance and readiness for change, faced when executing projects
    • Learn practical strategies to help effectively mitigate and manage through change risks
    • Gain insight into how to “Manage Up” to organization leadership as an advocate for your team/department
        • 06/15/2023
        • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
        • Online

        If you’ll benefit from skills that will help you turn challenges into growth opportunities, particularly in light of the many changes affecting the business world today, join us for this unique, fully interactive session. It’s specially designed to give you an advance look at one of our most popular and timely courses, Women Leading with Impact: Resilience and Strategic Risk-Taking.

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        How You Will Benefit

        • Exploring the topics covered in the full course, from resilience to risk-taking and more
        • Learning the five characteristics of resilient leaders
        • Changing negative self-dialogue to effective and empowering language
        • Identifying and implementing the steps to become a risk-taker
        • Understanding the psychology of courage and exploring the four-part courage formula
        • Applying proven concepts to help you create a more courageous mindset
        • Identifying tools to handle challenging conversations and strategies for becoming more adaptable
        • Sharing a key learning point, tool or best practice you plan to apply to elevate your leadership development
            • 06/22/2023
            • 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
            • Hilton Boston Back Bay, 40 Dalton St, Boston, MA 02115
            • 135

            Join us for a live, in-person, interactive panel discussion!

            About the Event:

            To achieve top performance, today’s professionals need to be engaged. They also want to be heard and supported in advancing their careers. This is especially true as organizations everywhere continue to evolve and redefine themselves—and as employees rethink their relationships with the world of work.

            The AMA Women’s Leadership Center (WLC) will host and report on recent research findings on engagement in the workplace and discuss why developing and engaging women is now even more critical for every organization.

            During this interactive session featuring expert guest speakers, your input will be welcomed as we explore engagement challenges that include differences among genders in the workplace relevant to career growth, promotions, ability to be heard, taking on extra responsibilities, setting boundaries, and more.

            You will discover:

            • Differences in gender perceptions and the challenges/risk associated
            • Strategies to retain and engage top talent through development and fair practices
            • How to create more equitable environments


            • 9:00 am Breakfast and Networking
            • 9:30 am Welcome and Discussion
            • 10:45 am Additional Networking
            • 11:00 am Adjournment

            If you’re a leader of people or leading a women’s development program, or an HR, L&D, training or diversity, equity and inclusion professional—this event is for you!

            While this event is complimentary to attend, registration is required.

            If you are driving to the event the parking garage is attached to the hotel. If you pull into the entrance of the hotel, you cannot miss it. AMA will cover the cost of parking.


            Melissa Milani

            Vice President and Head of Learning & Development

            Parexel International

            Melissa Milani is Vice President and Head of Learning & Development at Parexel International.  Through her global team of learning experts, she strives to ensure that learning solutions they provide, align to achieving Parexel’s mission in driving effective clinical trial solutions to improve patient health.  Her oversight includes all aspects of learning support including consulting, design and development, learning management system (LMS), training logistics, as well as an external-facing team that offers training for life sciences clients and trial sites (Parexel Academy). 

            Melissa has had a long tenure at Parexel, starting as a junior level training consultant and working her way up over the last 20 years. As such, she knows how critical it is for companies to provide development and career pathways that are designed to retain and grow engaged talent. Additionally, making the right learning opportunities available in the right way and at the right time is the foundational expectation that has been instilled in her and one she continues to expect from her team.  Melissa is part of the Boston-based, Tomorrow’s Women Today Executive Leaders (formerly BWLC) and has also recently been a part of Chief, a networking group supporting and connecting women executives.

            Ken Estabrook

            Manager, Training & Education

            MIT Lincoln Laboratory

            Ken Estabrook is Manager, Training and Education, at MIT Lincoln Laboratory in Lexington. In this role, Ken is responsible for providing organization-wide leadership over the Laboratory's internal employee training and education programs.

            In the fifteen years since Ken arrived at Lincoln, he has developed and implemented a renewed vision for organizational leadership/management development at all levels from emerging managers to senior leaders. In coordination with leaders and other stakeholders across Lincoln, Ken collaborates with internal presenters and an external vendor team to assess needs and design, develop, and deliver courses, workshops, assessments, coaching, and other activities to ensure that a stronger leadership pipeline is developed for the Laboratory.

            Liz McLean

            Head Leadership & Management Development


            Liz is currently the Head Leadership and Management Development at Biogen. In this role, Liz builds the overall strategy for leadership and management development for Biogen’s global talent. She has been working with Biogen since 2015 – first as a consultant leading an enterprise-wide change management project for the adoption of a new Learning Management System; then in medical training; and, prior to her current role, leading a center of excellence for learning operations and leadership development.

            Prior to working with Biogen, Liz was an independent consultant and taught as an Adjunct Professor in the Simmons MBA program. Her first career was in international development and public health. She worked for Management Sciences for health, focused on building leadership and management capabilities of Ministries of Health and NGOs primarily in Africa for over 10 years.

            Lisa Considine

            Vice President, Global Talent

            Boston Scientific

            Lisa leads Boston Scientific’s global talent function and drives internal and external talent strategies to deepen their diverse, global leadership pipeline and talent bench. Lisa enables business growth through engagement strategies that drive high performance and strengthen the employee experience.

            Lisa is an experienced HR leader who brings a strong track record of HR, commercial and operational acumen to this role. Lisa recently completed a development assignment in Endoscopy field sales, where she had leadership responsibility for a national selling channel and an important development pipeline for the commercial organization. Previously, Lisa was VP, HR, Global Endoscopy, where she successfully developed and led the delivery of people strategies supporting Endoscopy’s rapid growth and helped define the business’ strategic, portfolio and global commercialization plans.


            Lauren McNally

            Director, Women’s Leadership Center

            American Management Association

            Lauren McNally is the Director of the American Management Association’s Women’s Leadership Center (WLC), providing professional women leading content and development programs that position them for ongoing growth. Lauren is energized by supporting organizations that are working to develop women for future advancement through community and meaningful education. Lauren speaks on topics for women and diversity, equity and inclusion and prior to coming to AMA, Lauren led marketing efforts for the National Association of Professional Women and Professional Diversity Network.

            • 07/13/2023
            • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
            • Online

            High levels of stress can lead to burnout, lower productivity, greater turnover and a host of other problems within organizations. This is especially true during times of intense business activity or volatile change—precisely when optimal performance is needed most. However, by effectively harnessing stress management and related techniques and tools, you and your team can go from “burned out” to “fired up” and avoid a problem that is increasingly plaguing businesses everywhere. Attend this webcast and start making this transformation immediately.

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            How You Will Benefit

            • Clarify the competing demands in your work and personal life and prioritize accordingly
            • Make definite choices when “doing it all” is not possible, using techniques for time management and productivity
            • Clearly communicate your priorities and boundaries to others
            • Manage any resistance to your needs for balance by using techniques for win-win negotiations
            • Apply key concepts and skills learned to an action plan for effectively balancing work and personal commitments—for yourself and/or your team
              • 07/20/2023
              • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
              • Online

              Our extremely popular 1-day event for women has just been newly updated, offering you and other women in your organization not just a range of crucial and timely skills, but new leadership development and networking opportunities. By experiencing this powerful and high-impact workshop, women can come together with a diverse group of professionals from other industries and share ideas, strategies and support.

              As participants in this unique workshop, you and your team will explore ways to reconnect, network, improve morale, enhance resilience, develop greater risk-taking capabilities, gain expert answers to pressing concerns, and much more.

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              In addition, you get these powerful resources upon registering:

              • How to Build a Professional Brand and Image (AMA OnDemand Course) In 9 powerful on demand lessons you can access 24/7, gain insights and skills to help build credibility and trust by developing a personal brand and image as a business professional. Explore such topics as motivating and influencing throughout the organization; emotional regulation through enhanced awareness; assertive communication; leading through emotional intelligence; projecting confidence and much more.
              • WLC Membership Develop leadership skills and build a strong network with a year of valuable resources. Take advantage of our global online network, special events, 4 free webinars on vital business topics and much more!
              • Exercise Guide: Create a Plan to Develop Your Strategic Network Use this 3-step guide to begin work creating a personalized career-advancing network.
              • Infographic: 5 Skills and Behaviors Used by Agile Leaders to Network Discover essential capabilities for effective networking with stakeholders and other key contacts so they can be applied to future interactions.

              This event is filled with stimulating discussion and empowering exercises, plus virtual opportunities to build new relationships as you gain insights and ideas from women going through similar challenges. We urge you not to miss out on this exciting 1-day live online workshop that participants have called a "life-changing experience" and "the best workshop I have ever taken."

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