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Fri, Dec 4  Identifying, Capitalizing, and Protecting Your Intellectual Property, Webinar, Noon - 1:00 pm


This webinar will teach you how to protect and capitalize on your company’s intellectual property. A company’s intellectual property assets are strong differentiators in a highly competitive marketplace. Further, intellectual property (IP) acts as an excellent way for entrepreneurs to generate additional revenue to increase bottom line results. As your business continues to grow, you must capitalize on and protect your IP assets to remain competitive in the marketplace. Our leader was Lema Khorshid, one of the founding partners at Fuksa Khorshid, LLC where she handles a wide range of legal matters for small to mid-sized closely held businesses in Chicago and New York. Click here to view the original event page. View the webinar; download the presentation material.


Fri, Nov 6  From Invisible to Incredible: How To Be A Bright Bulb In The Room™, Webinar, Noon - 1:00 pm


Angela Nuttle, consultant to C-suite executives and creator of "How to be a Bright Bulb in the Room", discussed the 3 ways you can immediately become a bright bulb in the room. Learn the latest research on executive presence and the career impact for business people who stand out. Consider what the "bright bulbs" have that others don't. Create your blueprint to ignite your visibility in your company. Click here for the original event page. View the webinar; download the presentation material.


Fri, Oct 2  The Business of Divorce: Minimize Your Economic Impact When ‘Happily Ever After’ Ends, Webinar, Noon - 1:00 pm


Karen Covy, consultant to C-suite executives and creator of "How to be a Bright Bulb in the Room", explains the divorce options available to people today.  Choosing the right option can dramatically affect the time, money and stress involved in divorce. Karen will also discuss the recent changes to the Illinois Maintenance (Alimony) Statute, and how they affect the amount of spousal support that Illinois residents can now expect to pay or receive when they divorce. Click here for the original event page. View the webinar. The presentation material is not available to download.


Fri, Sep 11  Turn Your Accent Into an Asset!, Webinar, Noon - 1:00 pm


This webinar will help you take charge of your communication style.  You’ll leave with the top 5 tips to improve your increasing intelligibility and effectiveness in interviews, presentations, and other professional interactions! Our leader was Michelle Eppley, speech pathologist and voice trainer, from The Sound Center.  Click here for the original event page. View the webinar; download the presentation material.


Fri, Jul 10  5 Easy Steps to Get Hired or Promoted, Webinar, Noon - 1:00 pm


Do you want to advance in your career or get hired in 2015? Join our webinar and learn how LinkedIn™ can assist you with these career goals. Learn to modify your profile to get found, position your profile for your desired career move and grow your professional network. This webinar is ideal for anyone looking to make advancements in their career, get referral-based interviews from LinkedIn™ and get found by potential business partners/employers. Our leader will be Dean DeLisle, founder and CEO of Forward Progress.   Click here for the original event page. View the webinar; download the presentation material.


Fri, Jun 5  Networking in the 21st Century, Webinar, Noon - 1:00 pm


Most people would agree that who you know is a big piece of professional success, but most don’t know how to confidently build up a network of colleagues and connections. David J.P. Fisher led the discussion to understand personal branding and creating a plan and strategy for networking.  Click here for the original event page. View the webinar; download the presentation material.


Fri, May 8  Beyond the Obvious: 10 Things You Can Do to Increase the Value of Your Business, Webinar, Noon - 1:00 pm


What drives the value of your business? There’s more to it than just increasing revenues and decreasing expenses! This webinar will help you understand how to increase the value of your business using less obvious efforts like collecting receivables, managing inventory, or even taking on debt! Chicago Booth alum Katherine Puffer shared with us her 30 plus years of experience in valuing various enterprises.   Click here for the original event page.  View the webinar; download the presentation material.


Fri, Apr 10  "Win/Win Negotiations - Good for You, Good for Them," Webinar, Noon - 1:00 pm


Effective negotiation helps you to resolve situations where what you want conflicts with what someone else wants. The aim of win-win negotiation is to find a solution that is acceptable to both parties, and leaves both parties feeling that they have won, in some way, after the event. Learn how to properly prepare for a successful negotiation and the 8 key factors that lead to a successful negotiation. Understand how to negotiate a mutually acceptable compromise. Our webinar leader was Diana Atkins, a leadership development coach. You may remember her from the rave reviews she received at the 2013 Booth Women Connect conference.  Click here for the original event page. View the webinar; download the presentation material.

Fri, Mar 6  "Women Make better Leaders: The Proof and The Implications for You as a Leader," Webinar, Noon - 1:00 pm


Study after study confirms that women are more likely to possess the characteristics of great leaders. Yet women's presence at the highest levels of management has barely moved in the past decade. This webinar, led by Dr. John Kalaras, reviews the facts and provide the "so what's?" for your development as a leader.    Click here for the original event page. View the webinar; download the presentation material.


Fri, Feb 6  "3 Essential Skills Every Leader Needs to Create a High-Performing Team, Stand Out, and Get Promoted," Webinar, Noon - 1:00 pm


Your next promotion isn’t going to be about you - It’s going to be about what you inspire in others. Leaders rise to the top because they know how to confidently and effectively influence other people -- whether they are direct reports, collaborators, or bosses. The good news is, this can be learned. Jo Ilfeld, PhD and founder of Success Reboot, led frank talk about the leadership skills they don’t teach you in business school.  Click here for the original event page. View the webinar; download the presentation material.


Fri, Jan 9, 2015  "Work Less, Accomplish More," Webinar, Noon - 1:00 pm


Smartphones, laptops and email were billed as labor-saving and productivity-enhancing devices that allow us to work anywhere at any time. But if that’s the case, why are so many of us working so much and yet never accomplishing the really important work? In this webinar, presented by Executive Coach and UChicago alumnus David Kaiser, PhD, PCC, you’ll learn why you’ll never win the race just by running faster on the hamster wheel of work. Learn to identify the important tasks that need to be done, while also learning respectful ways to push back the low-value tasks that eat up so much of your time.  Click here for the original event page. View the webinar; download the presentation material.


Fri, Nov 7   Why Start From Scratch? Reasons to Buy a Business Instead!, Webinar, Noon - 1:00 pm


Most would-be entrepreneurs are stymied by the concept of coming up with the "Big Idea." As a result, many women entrepreneurs begin to think of starting a one-woman small business and ignore the enormous world of businesses for sale. This webinar will tackle the issues of both finding and recognizing business opportunities with some real life examples and a few rules of the road from a fellow Booth alumna who has purchased, tweaked and later sold several companies in varying industries.  Caryl Pedersen, MBA'76, Professor of Finance at Keller Graduate School of Management and former Board Member of UCWBG, led the discussion. Caryl has purchased and sold more than four companies. Click here for the original event page. View the webinar; download the presentation material. 


Fri, Oct 3, 2014   The #1 Personality Trait Every Leader Must Have, Webinar, Noon - 1:00 pm


Is it possible to predict which executives are potential time bombs, which young competent investment banker is a young Warren Buffett, or to help executives make themselves more effective by understanding some aspects of their personalities? Leslie Pratch thinks so. In this webinar Dr. Pratch talked with us about 'active coping,' how people cope with problems and opportunities, how you can use quality to get better at active coping, and to get better at selecting people for leadership positions. Click here for the original event page. View the webinar, download the presentation material.


Fri, Aug 1, 2014   Conversational Capacity, Webinar, Noon - 1:00 pm


Develop skills that help teams, departments, projects or organizations work smarter, faster, and together under pressure. Beth Bratkovic, of KIS Consulting will teach us her proven formula to foster responsibly and rigorous teamwork characterized by less strife and more collaboration; less rigidity and more dexterity; less defensiveness and more learning; less frustration and more fun. Click here for the original event page. View the webinar; download the presentation material.


Fri, Jul 11, 2014   Ten Legal Tips for Small Business Success, Webinar, Noon - 1:00 pm


Running a small business takes a lot of work. Often, a handful of employees fill a variety of roles, meaning that everyone has to bring serious hard work, dedication, self-motivation, and multitasking skills to the table. Amid all this, it can be easy to forget about the legal aspects of running a business. However, attending to these matters sooner rather than later is likely to save you time, stress, and expense in the long run. Lema Khorshid, founding partner at Fuksa Khorshid, LLC, led the webinar about the top 10 legal tips for small business success.  Click here for the original event page. View the webinar; download the presentation material.


Sat, Jun 28, 2014   Family Day at the Art Institute - How To Look At Art For MBAs And MBA Kids, 2:00 - 3:00 pm


Art challenges us to view the world in novel ways and shift our perception of reality. Join us to learn what questions to ask friends and kids to engage them in a conversation around a work of art. This tour was NOT a survey of art history, rather it used art as a vehicle for conversation and changing our way of seeing so we can be better business leaders. Click here for the original event page. Click here to download the presentation material.


Fri, Jun 6, 2014   Influence Without Authority – 7 Keys to Strengthening Your Influencing Skills, Webinar, Noon - 1:00 pm


Are you called upon to lead teams of people who don’t report to you? Do you want to be able to influence your boss, peers, clients, and other partners? Do you know how to analyze key stakeholders, build effective relationships and create allies? In this webinar, Diana Atkins, certified executive coach, discussed the 7 keys to influencing people without having the authority. Take this opportunity to  assess your own strengths and weaknesses and listen to Diana's tips on improving our skills.  Click here for the original event page. View the webinar; download the presentation.  


Fri, May 2, 2014   Caregiver Storm: Your Blueprint for Surviving the Elder Care Process, Webinar, Noon - 1:00 pm


We’re all getting older. And at some point you will most likely find yourself in a position where you are either providing assistance to loved ones or accepting that help yourself. Ben Weiburger of Generation Law LLC, talked with us about dealing with aging relatives; preparing yourself emotionally, financially and legally; and what surprises you can look forward to during the elder care process. Click here for the original event page. View the webinar; download the presentation.


Fri, April 11, 2014  How to Network Purposefully™ to Develop Connections for Lifetime Career Insurance, Webinar, Noon - 1:00 pm

It’s not just what you know or even who you know, but who knows you, appreciates you, remembers you, trusts you and has the authority to hire you. Candidates can increase their odds of landing a better, new opportunity faster by conducting a job search focused on establishing purposeful networking contacts, and cultivating a strong foundation based on mutual interests, shared experiences and joint respect. Debra Feldman, Executive Talent Agent with JobWhiz, led the discussion. Click here for the original event page. View the webinar; download the presentation.


Fri, Mar 7, 2014  Got Resilience? What it Takes to Leap from Corporate to Entrepreneurship, Webinar, Noon - 1:00 pm

More and more corporate executives and senior business managers are making a transition from the corporate world to owning their own businesses. Some folks become solopreneurs, others buy companies, and yet others build passion businesses from the ground up. No matter which route they choose to pursue, they embark on a transformative path in their lives. If you have been thinking about taking this leap or have recently done so, you will benefit from attending this program. Jinnie Cristerna and Irina Fursman led the discussion on 1) how to prepare mentally and financially, 2) how to better deal with emotional vulnerabilities of a passion business, 3) how to build your network early, and 4) how to deal with unexpected issues of isolation. Click here for the original event page. View the webinar; download the presentation.


Fri, Feb 7, 2014   Get Your Career Unstuck, Webinar, Noon - 1:00 pm


Studies repeatedly show that over 70% of employees – even top talent – dislike going to work or have mentally “checked out” of their jobs. While leaders can do a great deal to support active employee engagement, it’s truly up to each of us to make our careers meaningful and impactful. Dr. Christi Hegstad, executive coach, led the discussion to help us stop spinning their wheels and experience breakthrough success - at work and beyond. She provided key strategies that to help us stop thinking about making change and start taking action towards it.  Click here for the original event page. View the webinar; download the presentation.


Fri, Jan 10, 2014   Transform Your Organization-an Introduction to Servant Leadership, Webinar, Noon - 1:00 pm


Servant-institutions serve their employees, customers, business partners and community partners. Participants will learn what servant leadership is and how to become a servant-leader through the implementation of key practices. This workshop will touch on the characteristics of servant-institutions in business by sharing case studies of businesses implementing them.  Click here to view the original event page. View the webinar; download the presentation.


Fri, Nov 1, 2013   Transitioning from a Steady Job to Running Your Own Business, Webinar, Noon - 1:00 pm


Launching your own business can be one of the most rewarding and challenging endeavors you may ever undertake. In this webinar we explored what to consider when taking the leap from the cubicle to running the business of your dreams. Topics included the #1 question to ask yourself when considering starting a business, the common mistakes many business owners make, and tips and strategies that will have you earning 6 figures in no time. Krisztina Kohlhaas of Krisztina Kohlhaas Coaching led the webinar. Click here for the original event page. View the webinar; download the presentation


Fri, Oct 11, 2013   Executive Recruiters: Ask the Experts, Webinar, Noon - 1:00 pm

In this webinar, learn. Susan Rosenstein and Merle Tresser of Susan Rosenstein Executive Search Ltd, discussed how to best develop relationships with the appropriate retained search executives and how to keep competitive in today’s changing environment. A variety of topics of interest for those navigating the recruiting world were covered. Click here for the original event page. View the webinar; download the FAQs and Tips for Working with Recruiters sheets.


Fri, Sep 6, 2013   Consciously Engage in Your Own Transformation to Bring out the Best in You and Those Around You, Webinar


We are always looking for the next big thing—in the depths of the ocean, extraterrestrial intelligence in outer space, the latest technological innovation. But the next big thing won’t be found there. Neuroscience is proving that the next big thing is the limitless frontier inside each of us and every future human being—the capacities we have not yet unleashed. In this webinar, Dr. Judith Wright, Professor of Transformational Psychology at the Wright Graduate Institute, shared the implications and discoveries that emerged from her in-depth research on high performers. She discussed how you can discover how to chart your life course rather than reacting to your circumstances.  Click here for the original event page. View the webinar; download the presentation.


Fri, Aug 2, 2013   What's on Your Inner Play List? Change the Tune for Professional Success, Webinar


Whether you are job hunting, selling an idea inside your firm or selling to a client, our inner dialogue is often our biggest professional obstacle! Elene Cafasso, executive coach from Enerpace, Inc. and UCWBG member, led the discussion on the top 5 ways to change our own self-defeating thoughts and to create the kind of self-talk that leads to professional success. Click here to view the original event page. View the webinar; download the presentation.


Fri, Jul 12, 2013   How Professionals Use Social Media to Successfully Promote Their Business, Book, or Career, Webinar


Social media marketing & networking has evolved into a potent tool to get noticed, build relationships, and achieve your professional goals. Whether you are promoting your own business, marketing a book, or making a career change, using social media platforms to communicate is an essential way to engage customers, get noticed, showcase your expertise, and further your career. However, with any marketing channel there are tips and tricks to getting better results with less effort. Sue Kirschner, social media consultant, led the discussion.  Click here for the original event page. View the webinar; download the presentation.


Fri, Jun 7, 2013   LinkedIn Power Users - How to be Productive in 2 Minutes or Less, Webinar


Dean DeLisle, CEO of Forward Progress, led the discussion on powerful techniques for creating meaningful conversations and how to leverage those conversations in-person and online through LinkedIn.  Click here for the original event page. View the webinar; download the presentation.


Fri, May 3, 2013   9 Ways Email Can Ruin Your Credibility, Webinar


E-mail can be a great way to boost productivity. Just think of the time you've saved this week in writing letters and participating in long, rambling conversations. On the other hand, it is a path full of dangers when we neglect a few simple rules. Jane Ranshaw, Jane Ranshaw & Associates and long time UCWBG board member, led us in a lively discussion of making sure that your brand doesn't suffer from easily-avoided mistakes.  Click here for the original event page.  View the webinar and download the presentation.


Fri, Apr 5, 2013   Leveraging Your Emotional Intelligence for Career Success, Webinar


We rarely talk about emotions in the workplace.  Emotional Intelligence describes how well you observe, understand and use emotional information about yourself and others.  The good news is that a higher level of emotional intelligence gives you a 2:1 greater likelihood of success as shown in studies comparing leaders with the same IQ and technical skill.  Gail Sussman-Miller of Inspired Choice led the webinar.  Click here for the original event page. View the webinar; download the presentation. Also available are details from the presentation: Create Your Owner's Manual, Your Hidden Job Search Tool, and Autobiography in 5 Short Chapters.


Fri, Mar 1, 2013  Midnight Lunch with Thomas Edison: What’s the Difference Between Collaboration and Teamwork?, Webinar


Teams form a crucial component of our everyday work lives. Studies reveal that more than 70% of all US workers are involved in a face-to-face team of some type. But now, US companies also report that over 40% of their employees are also engaged in virtual teams, with this figure expected to rise to 56% in the next three years. How can leaders and executives begin to effectively address these shifts? Sarah Miller Caldicott, an innovation consultant and great grandniece of Thomas Edison, led the discussion on how collaboration spurs innovation. View the webinar. Click here for the original event page.


Fri, Feb 8, 2013  Astonish Your Interviewer, Webinar


Most people think they can do well in a job interview by just providing an answer to the questions asked. Big mistake! Offering THE right answer can make the difference between selecting and eliminating you. Professional interviewers can easily spot a prepared candidate vs. someone who struggles for an answer.  In this webinar, Dr. John N. Kalaras, autho of Career Success, coached us on the most common and challenging interview questions.  Click here for the original event.  View the webinar; download the presentation.


Fri, Jan 11, 2013  Leadership Agility: A New Approach for Today's Business Environment, Webinar


Are you finding that everything in our work environment seems to be speeding up? To be successful these days, managers need to work effectively with more stakeholders. These trends are not going away, so what to do? In this webinar, Bill Joiner of ChangeWise explained how highly “agile” leaders are responding to today’s challenging environment – and the implications for developing more effective teams, leading organizational change, and creating a “leadership culture” that can reach new levels of agility.   Click here for the original event page. View the webinar; download the presentation.


Fri, Dec 7, 2012  What is Strategic Networking & Why Does it Matter to Me?, Webinar


Strategic networking is essential for personal growth, business development and knowledge exchange. Taking a strategic approach toward your own network integrates networking concepts and tools toward the service of business and professional goals. When was the last time you considered your optimal network—to help uncover and leverage new opportunities for yourself and your organization? Participants were able to pup some practical tools to build and sustain their own strategic networks from our presenter, Terri Pappas.  Click here for the original event page. View the webinar. Download the presentation and the networking workbook.


Fri, Nov 2, 2012  The Art of Delivering Constructive Criticism, Webinar


We have all received criticism, whether we knew it or not.  The best criticisms feel like support and encouragement; the worst criticisms feel devastating and degrading.  Likewise, at some point, we have all given criticism; whether we did well or not depends on how it was received. This webingar was led by Jinnie (English) Cristerna, President of High Achievers, an ever popular presenter.  Read Jinnie's blog on Today's Chicago Woman that summarizes her advice.  Click here to view the original event page.


Fri, Oct 5, 2012  Does Leadership Really Have a Gender?, Webinar


Valencia Ray, MD, author of Empower Up! Retrain your Brain to Reclaim your True Personal Power, led this webinar on becoming a naturally engaging leader by optimizing your whole brain.  Current brain research can show how people are typically directing their brain/mind in a way that limits confidence and reduces their ability to innovate and adapt to change. This lack of understanding will not only hinder leadership development, but can also damage personal relationships.  View the webinar.  Click here for more speaker information and to view the original event page. 


Fri, Sep 7, 2012  Wake Up Inspired! to live the Life You Were Meant to Live, Webinar


Amidst today's challenges, we really need to evolve into new thinking, being and doing. Imagine a whole new way to become the change you want, on healthy growth edges together -- not the oldboys club ways and not for women only, not the business as usual leadership course or the new-age fluffy spiritual self-help.  Master Certified Coach and award-winning author Marian Baker left us so excited after her talk at our April 17 member reception that we invited her back to lead this webinar ot help us bring the best of worlds together- integrative success, integrative business.  Click here for more speaker information and to view the original event page.  View the webinar; download the presentation.


Fri, Aug 3, 2012  How to Say No, Webinar


Nearly everyone has difficulty saying "no" at some time, and some find it hard much of the time. The result is unwanted stress, missed deadlines, and unhappy relationships. On the other hand, a firm, well-reasoned refusal can greatly reduce these problems and lead to much better results. In this session, we will look at ways to say "no" and still meet our most important commitments.  In this webinar Jane Ranshaw, of Jane Ranshaw & Associates, shows how we contribute to our own overscheduling and teaches us techniques for gaining control.  Click here for more speaker information and the original event page.  View the webinar; download the presentation..  


Fri, Jul 13, 2012  Setting Effective Professional Boundaries, Webinar


Successfully setting boundaries or limits with others is at the foundation of effective relationships, whether at work or in someone’s personal life. When we are able to set them, we feel more empowered, focused, and happier. This webinar was designed to sharpen your boundary setting skills and address common boundary issues.  It starts with a definition of "boundary", discusses why people are afraid to set them, and provides steps to take to be successful. Our webinar leader was Mark Sachs, executive coach. Click here for more speaker information and the original event page.  View the webinar; download the presentation.


Fri, Jun 8, 2012  Want Leadership Success?  Then Make Sure your EQ is as High as your IQ!, Webinar

  Do you want Leadership Success? Then make sure your EQ is as high as your IQ. Studies have shown that as much as 40% of an individual’s success can be attributed to their Emotional Intelligence!  Unlike IQ, your “EQ” can be developed and enhanced.  But first you need to know what it is, where to begin and what to work on. Elene Cafasso, President of Enerpace, Inc., executive and career coach, taught her audience to create an action plan to increase their EQ.  Click here for more speaker information and the original event page.   View the webinar. Download the presentation.  Download the flyer describing the event.


Fri, May 4, 2012  Weed & Feed: Real World Applications of the 80/20 Principle, Webinar


Many business leaders think the key to growth is motivating their employees to work harder and do more. Yet when your employees don’t have a clear understanding of the priorities of the company, they focus their energies in the wrong places.  The result is everyone working longer hours without improving results. Ken Kurek, CEO of Waukesha Foundries, led the discussion on how to improve focus to increase sales, profit and cash flow; learn to improve teamwork with employees at all levels with clear priorities.  Click here for more speaker information and the original event page.  View the webinar. Download the presentation.


Thu, May 3, 2012  Introduction to Coaching Skills for Leaders, Workshop


Want to increase performance reliability and consistency?  Long to cultivate responsibility and accountability at all levels?  Led by Diana Atkins, a leadership development coach with more than 20 years of experience, this workshop used several exercises to present the tools and approaches for improving teamwork, promoting effective behaviors and creating consistent and reliable performance.  Click here for more speaker information and the original event page. Download the presentation.


Fri, April 13, 2012  Uplifting Service, Webinar


How do the world’s greatest companies integrate outstanding service into their culture? Why have only a fraction done this successfully? In this highly interactive webinar, Ron Kaufman, founder of UP! Your Service, took us on a global journey, showing how the world’s best performing companies have changed the game in their industries through service.  Click here for more speaker information and the original event page.  View the webinar.  Download a copy of the presentation.


Fri, March 16, 2012  "Take Back Your Career!"  Webinar 

Managing your career in today's work environment can be challenging and confusing. However, when you understand today's new rules, changes in the playing field and strategies, you'll be able to "Take Back Your Career" and flourish. Jan Marino, author and founder of High Gain Companies, Inc. will lead the discussion.  View the webinar.  Download a copy of the presentation.  Click here for more speaker information and the original event page.


Fri, March 2, 2012  Reiki: A Healing Practice for Stress Relief  Webinar


Feeling over stressed?  Over busy?  Out of balance?  Then this webinar explained the benefits of Reiki.  Reiki is a simple, personal healing practice that can offer relaxation and inner peace on a daily basis.  It elicits the relaxation response which helps the body and mind learn to slow down.  View the webinar.  Download the presentation.  Learn how Reiki works with instructor Jane Van De Velde.  It is easy to learn and incorporate into a busy personal and professional lifestyle.  Click here for more speaker information and the original event page. 


Fri, February 3, 2012  Success Your Way:  Vision it, Build it, Become it!  Webinar


With insights derived from her new book, "It's Your Biz", Susan Solovic, President of (small business television), shared tips and techniques to create success, your way!  View the webinar.  Download the presentation.  Learn to understand your motivations and to define success.  Develop the plan that works for you both personally and professionally.  Click here for more speaker information and the original event page. 


Fri, December 9, 2011  LinkedIn for Business Women: The Secret of Authenticity, Webinar

There is a new dynamic in our business world.  Many companies and business leaders are adapting Social and Emotional Intelligence to create a healthier workforce in order to make a more profitable company.  In this dynamic webinar,  In this webinar, Dean DeLisle, Founder & CEO of Forward Progress, Inc., discussed powerful techniques for creating meaningful conversations and leveraging those conversations in-person and online through LinkedIn.  View the webinar. Click here for the full post event page with a link to a recording of the webinar and a copy of the presentation.


Fri, November 4, 2011  Peace & Joy - An Organized Approach to the Holidays!, Webinar


Does the thought of getting ready for the holiday blizzard of activities make you tremble?  Every year, do you vow that next year’s holiday season will be more relaxing and enjoyable, with more time spent with family and less time in the mall?  In this presentation, Sue Becker, Principal at From Piles to Smiles®,  provided helpful ideas to remove stress during the holidays with an organized approach to putting joy back into the season.  Click here to view a recording of the webinar and to download her worksheets.


Fri, October 7, 2011  Trust Matters!, A Webinar 


Trust matters:  between managers and employees, between customers and suppliers, between people in teams and team members, and one to one.  It is the core issue impacting organizational, team and leadership effectiveness.  Low levels of trust create high turnover, absenteeism, low morale, stifled innovation, inefficiency, damaged reputation, loss of profitability and declines in customer loyalty and goodwill.  In this webinar, Noreen Kelly explored the impact of trust in the workplace and the need for organizations to have a common language and approach that allows for the development of a culture built on trust.  Click here for the full post event page with a link to a recording of the webinar.


Fri, August 12, 2011  Clear Writing = Clear Thinking,  Webinar


Have you ever said, "I know what I want to say, I just don't know how to say it"?  Chances are the problem is that your thinking isn't quite clear enough.  In this session, UCWBG's own Jane Ranshaw, President, led the discussion on ways to get started faster and clarify our messages. Click here to view the recording of the webinar and download a copy of Jane's presentation.


Wed, August 3, 2011  Positive Influence on the Brain Body Connection, Workshop

Recent research now shows the effect of stress on the parts of the brain responsible for decision making.  There is enhanced activity in brain circuits responsible for taking in visual information, but reduced activation in those areas responsible for the ability to do more complex tasks.  Debbie Vyskocil explained to us in this interactive workshop how biofeedback can supply effective tools to deal with that stress.  Positive Influence on Brain Body Connection to download a copy of Ms. Vyskocil's presentation.


Fri, July 15, 2011  Building Collaborative Teams, Webinar


Ready to learn to lead and participate more collaboratively with your team?  This webinar talks about tools and tips for how to build a collaborative team experience and establish a strong foundation for the team even if you arrive on the scene as everything is in chaos.  Susan DeVito, principal of the DeVito Group and UCWBG member, leads the discussion.

Click here for a list of Susan's key points, to view the webinar and download a copy of her presentation.


Wed, June 22, 2011  Quick Start Guide to Negotiation Strategies, Workshop,


You negotiate everyday, but don’t have time to read the books and attend the workshops.  Stellar negotiation skills are critical to getting the next job, closing the sale, or keeping the key client.  This quick start guide will summarize the basics and give you critical tools and tips to prepare you for your next negotiation.  UCWBG's own Candice Kline, Director-at-Large, led the discussion.  This workshop is an in-person version of a webinar Candice generously led in 2010.  Click here to view the 2010 webinar, download a copy of her presentation and read a summary of the event.


Tue, June 14, 2011  Suits:  A Woman on Wall Street, Author event


Far from her home in Texas, a young woman fights to earn a place on Wall Street. – and discovers the cost of success. No class can prepare anyone for a career on Wall Street. In this speaker event, Nina Godiwalla, author of Suits: A Woman on Wall Street, she talked about her insider perspective on Women in Finance on Wall Street, Leadership and Diversity. Suits is an insider’s perspective on investment banking from an outsider’s point of view.  Click here for the post-event page with pictures from the event.


Fri, June 10, 2011  Networlding:  Maximizing the ROI on Your Networking Time, Webinar


Are you ready to take your networking to the next level?  Have your ever felt like you've wasted your time at a networking event because you didn't follow up?   Elene Cafasso, President of Enerpace, an executive coaching firm and UCWBG VP Programs, introduced us to Networlding.  Listen to this webinar and learn how to move from a "let's trade business cards" model to one of mutual value creation using Networlding.  

Click here for a list of Elene's key points, to view the webinar and download a copy of the presentation.


Fri, April 8, 2011   Executive Women in New Roles, Webinar


Research has identified some critical stages and challenges in the integration of new executives, but not much attention has been paid to the unique experiences of women leaders.  In this webinar, Gail Golden of Gail Golden Consulting discusses the challenges and common pitfalls the new executive women face and the effective strategies that they can employ.  Click here for a summary of the webinar, with links to view the webinar and download her presentation.


Fri, March 11, 2011  Making Decisions: Your Instincts Deserve a Seat at the Table, Webinar,


Making sound decisions and creating good strategy, whether in business or life, comes from a process that is similar to setting a table made up of facts and other information. So what do you need to make sound decisions? How do you make your best decisions and let go of second guessing? Katherine Dedrick, our leader for this webinar, lawyer and UCWBG member, believes that one of the most powerful pieces of the decision-making process is your instinct. Click here  for a summary of this event, with links to view the webinar and download her presentation.


Fri, Feb 4, 2011  The Entrepreneur Equation: The Realities of Business Ownership & How to Stack the Odds in Your Favor!, Webinar


Not all businesses are created equal, which is why almost 22 million people in the US alone are stuck in businesses that look a lot more like jobs. If you are working more hours in your business for the same or less pay than if you had a job elsewhere, if you are spending more time working in your business than on it, and if you are feeling stressed, overworked, overwhelmed or stuck, learn how taking a few steps back can help you make a giant leap forward. And if you are evaluating starting a business, understand what you need to do to evaluate the risks and rewards of entrepreneurship and how to stack the odds in your favor before you begin. Click here to download the presentation and view the recorded webinar.


Jan 20, 2011  Women Make Better Leaders:  Proof and Implications Annual Meeting


Study after study confirms that women are more likely to possess the characteristics of great leaders. Yet women's presence at the highest levels of management has barely moved in the past decade. Join us for our Annual Meeting where Dr. John Kalaras, Ariston University, will give us the facts on women as leaders and teach us to increase our leadership prowess and enhance our careers.  


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