Women's Leadership Workshop
In-person and virtual options available
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Live Online Sessions Available
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.
How You Will Benefit
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.
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:
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.
Vice President and Head of Learning & Development
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.
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.
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.
Vice President, Global Talent
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.
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.
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.
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.
In addition, you get these powerful resources upon registering:
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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