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The Society of Women Engineers (SWE) is accredited by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET). SWE complies with the ANSI/IACET Standard, which is recognized internationally as a standard of excellence in instructional practices. As a result of this accreditation, SWE is authorized to issue the IACET CEU.

SWE Learning empowers women to succeed at every stage of their personal development and professional careers. We support the recruitment, retention, and advancement of women in engineering through career resources, professional development, and one-to-one networking opportunities through live and online learning. Below are examples of SWE’s most popular live programs:

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Advance Learning Center

SWE’s Advance Learning Center provides access to a valuable collection of online professional development courses available when your schedule allows. New courses are constantly being developed based on identified learning needs, including career management, leadership development, inclusion, and cultural awareness; SWE leadership, including section vitality resources; and topics to support your self-development.

Access the Advance Learning Center using your SWE member user ID and password to access various learning methods. 

Tracks

SWE’s professional development is organized into six core tracks.

This track is inspired by SWE’s strategic goal of advocacy; focusing on advocating for future generations of women in engineering and technology. Examples of topics include:

  • Participating in or leading advocacy efforts (influencing public policy, techniques for communicating with Congress, etc.).
  • Best practices for developing K-12 outreach programs that encourage and support girls to pursue careers in engineering.
  • Developing strategic partnerships involved in K-12 outreach and advocacy efforts.

This track examines tools and best practices to assist in managing and advancing careers in a variety of engineering industries. Examples include:

  • Resume and interview best practices, salary negotiations
  • Techniques to manage various professional transitions
  • Techniques for creating and maintaining successful professional relationships

This track is inspired by SWE’s strategic goal of diversity and inclusion. Content address the challenges and opportunities that engineers face within the context of workplace culture and globalization. Examples of topics include:

  • Developing skills to be a more inclusive leader and team member to work effectively with others from diverse backgrounds.
  • Techniques and strategies to build and promote a culture of diversity and inclusion.
  • Research and approaches concerning workplace diversity and globalization.

Thought leaders from a variety of disciplines will share emerging technologies helping to make organizations more competitive. Examples of topics include:

  • Artificial intelligence
  • Blockchain
  • Data science
  • Machine learning

This track addresses topics to improve and grow personally. Examples of topics include:

  • Developing wellness strategies (personal care, balancing demanding work and personal schedules, etc.).
  • Self-reflection and assessment techniques to recognize strengths and weaknesses, seeking feedback from others, and learning from failure.
  • The importance of lifelong learning strategies and development.

This track focuses on how leaders shape the performance and success of organizations and SWE Sections. It includes the needed leadership skills to meet the myriad of opportunities, challenges, and demands STEM leaders face. Examples of topics include:

  • Techniques to develop a greater capacity to grow and support people and teams
  • Recognizing the importance of sponsorship
  • Strategic thinking skills and building alliances

Available Learning Methods

SWE’s Advance Learning Center provides a variety of learning modalities to support your learning preference.

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Live Web Session – live professional development content hosted online by SWE that includes audio and visual communication between attendees and subject matter experts (SMEs).

On-Demand Webinar (ODW) – previously recorded webinars available to accommodate the learner’s schedule. On-demand webinars are released within 72 hours of the live webinar.

eLearning Course – self-directed and self-paced learning designed for an interactive online learning experience using tools such as narration, videos, quick resource guides, and check-your-knowledge quizzes.

Mobile Micro-Learning Course – short, on-the-go micro-learning courses designed to be accessed by the learner anytime, anywhere.

Closed captioning – subtitles that are displayed during on-demand webinars and eLearning courses, and are available for hearing-impaired learners, non-native English speakers, and anyone who wants to read along. If closed captions are available, a learner can view them by clicking the CC icon displayed in the lower left-hand corner of the course player. 

Quick Resource Guide – downloadable resources to help learners apply content to their careers and lives.  

Live Event (face-to-face) – in-person learning events that are tracked in the member’s Advance Learning Center’s transcript. This functionality supports registration, attendance, evaluations, and certificates.

Discussion Board (communities) – allow learners to reflect on the learning topic at-hand, share, and ask questions about specific learning needs.

Specialized Areas of Focus

This specialized area of focus is professional development for key areas of expertise.

This focus area is for those interested in or actively involved in creating and maintaining new business ventures. Sessions may touch on (but are not limited to) themes such as creating a startup team, business planning, raising venture capital, new venture structures, strategies for product marketing, and licensing.

This focus area provides programming and participation for the LCR demographic. It includes presentations on a broad range of topics showcasing their career expertise and SWE legacy.

This specialized content focuses on ways to gain men as allies as well as content that
encourages men to be allies. It features allies who will share insights on their proven records
championing DEI.

This specialized content is used to identify techniques for organizational improvements and change.

This focus area identifies sessions that would be relevant to employees, managers, and owners of small businesses, as professional development and the path to success in smaller organizations may look very different than in large corporations. These sessions are not exclusive to small businesses and may be relevant to a more general audience as well.

This content is intended to provide resources to any engineering professional who has taken a career break for two or more years and wants to re-join the STEM workforce. The sessions are for both individuals reentering the workforce and organizations considering launching a program.

This focuses on topics relating to SWE governance and volunteer leadership. Many of the presenters are active SWE volunteer leaders within their section and/or are members of SWE’s leadership coaching committee (LCC).

This specialized area of focus examines various career paths and opportunities for women in academia. Administrators, faculty, and graduate students within the academic community will share insights, research, and experiences.

This area of focus examines various career paths and opportunities for women in government and the military.

Learning Levels

Each of us has unique professional development needs based on our previous experiences and future development goals. As a result, SWE provides professional development opportunities for three learning levels to allow you to select sessions based on your own development needs. The learning levels below indicate the level of experience with the given topic.

Focus on awareness and factual recall is appropriate for those with limited experience (0-2 years) with the subject matter. Foundational level content often provides an introductory or basic understanding of the content areas.

Appropriate for those experienced (3 -9 years) with the content who are looking to build upon and increase their knowledge of the identified content areas.  Can indicate that the session will result in application or analysis of topics.

Appropriate for those who have been actively applying the foundational and intermediate concepts and are looking to increase their expertise in the content areas. Advanced level content is often appropriate for those with 10-20 years’ experience.

Have questions about SWE professional programs? Contact learning@swe.org.

Best of The Advance Learning Center On-Demand Content

SWE members have free or discounted access to all content on the Advance Online Learning CenterWe’ve reviewed the content and curated some of the best webinars and tracks for SWE Collegiate Members, Early, Mid and Late Career Professionals,  and Entrepreneurs looking to advance their career. Once logged in, there is one-click registration to access and enjoy the content. 

Even in an uncertain world, career advancement doesn’t have to stop for women.  SWE is here to provide resources that help you find and excel in your career. 

In the COVID-19 member survey, SWE members requested resources on job searching, resume writing, negotiation, and networking. Take advantage of your member access to the Advance Learning Center and get free training in these areas. 

Job Search Best Practices

Job Seeking for Engineers #1: Resume Writing

Job Seeking for Engineers #2: Cover Letter Writing

Job Seeking for Engineers #3: Interviewing

Career Planning for College Students: I Am About to Graduate – What on Earth Do I Do Now?

Job Search for Mid- to Late-Career

5 Simple Tips to Beat Age Discrimination in Your Job Search

What’s Your Pitch? Mastering Your Transition Narrative

Back on the Career Track: Strategies for STEM Re-Entry after a Career Break

Networking as a Job search Tool

Modern Networking in the Social Age

Make Your Contacts Count

Developing a “Tour of Duty” Mind Set: Using Networking Tools to Grow Your Career

Networking for Newbies

Utilize your Network to the Fullest

Negotiating

How to Jump Pay Grades Like a High Jumper

First Job, First Negotiation

Career Coaching

How a Coach Can Help in Your Career?

Modern Networking in the Social Age <<— Click Here

You can never be too connected in the 21st century. Professional relationships can help you discover job opportunities and client leads and learn about trends in your industry; however, oftentimes at events you’ll find that you do not have adequate time or opportunity to network. Learn how to set yourself up for success when networking in person and through social media.

Engineering Tools to Guide Life Choices: Decision Matrices  <<— Click Here

When it comes to class or work assignments,  navigating unknowns to meet a deadline can be an easy, linear process. However, when it comes to life’s important decisions, there can be so many factors and feelings that cause people to freeze when they should be making a choice. Particularly important career transitions can induce a state of anxiety and confusion. In this session, SWE member Alena Casella will share her experience making a decision that many engineering undergraduates go through – trying to decide between graduate school and an industry job. To combat her instinct to freeze, Alena used a decision matrix to organize her thoughts, prioritize her values, and make a choice that yielded long-term benefits. This session will use a SWE member’s personal experience with decision matrices to guide others through their own career decisions.

Career Planning for College Students: I Am About to Graduate – What on Earth Do I Do Now? <<— Click Here

Whether you started career planning and job searching a year ago, a month ago or today, there are a few things you can do to get the ball rolling to land a job you enjoy. Number 1: Don’t Panic! It’s never too late to launch a thoughtful strategy designed to land you employment. Number 2: Know you are valuable in myriad industries and ecosystems. In this webinar, designed specifically for students who are still in school/early in their career, you will learn specific tasks you can do RIGHT NOW to get a job and advance in your career. You will emerge with a solid and strategic plan that you can adapt at any stage of your career, but is especially valuable for those who are about to graduate or finish their postdoc and haven’t lined up a position yet. And perhaps equally important, you will leave the webinar feeling more confident and excited about what your near (and far) future holds for you.

Job Seeking for Engineers Series

Job Seeking for Engineers #1: Resume Writing <<— Click Here

In this interactive webinar we will address the “super fun” task of appropriately and effectively marketing your value and problem-solving abilities via your resume. Most engineers tend to undervalue and undersell themselves in the job search process, especially on their resumes. But the resume, which is your most important strategic marketing document, must articulate the full extent of what problems you have solved in the past and how that is relevant to you solving problems in the future. Here, we will discuss how to write a resume, make it stand out from the crowd, communicate your full value, and showcase you as a problem-solving super star, all with the goal of landing you an interview. This will be presented as a webinar with breaks in the lecture, for learners to work on their own resumes. Learners are asked to bring their own resumes to the session, and will fill-in a template as the session proceeds. 

Job Seeking for Engineers #2: Cover Letter Writing <<— Click Here

Let’s be honest: cover letters are not fun to write. But in this webinar, you will learn a recipe to write a cover letter that you can utilize for the rest of your life, whether you are going for an internship, scholarship, job, or promotion. We will discuss the goal of a cover letter, and what elements are included in an effective and compelling cover letter – then write one together. 

Job Seeking for Engineers #3: Interviewing <<— Click Here

In this interactive webinar, we will address what you need to do before, during, and after an interview to land the job you’re pursuing. Learners will have the chance to practice answering common questions that are presented in interviews, as well as plan out their own mini-stories so they are fully prepared for any and all interview questions. We will also discuss what questions you can ask that demonstrate why you would be the perfect fit for a specific opportunity. Finally, learners will be able to recognize “challenge stimuli” that interviewers inject into the interview equation and gain insight into how to handle these pressure-packed “what if” scenarios.

Future-Proofing your Career: Work Trends to 2030  <<— Click Here     

This interactive web session will address how the global workplace, organizations and employees will change in the next 10-15 years. Author and futurist Alexandra Levit will explore what the future of work has to offer – from technology advances to the human advantage. By discussing the implications of these developments, individuals will be in an excellent position to be both productive and competitive in the workforce of tomorrow.

Modern Networking in the Social Age  <<— Click Here      

You can never be too connected in the 21st century. Professional relationships can help you discover job opportunities and client leads and learn about trends in your industry; however, oftentimes at events you’ll find that you do not have adequate time or opportunity to network. Learn how to set yourself up for success when networking in person and through social media.

STEM Success for Women: Research-based Strategies to Guide Your Path  <<— Click Here      

Research shows that women in STEM fields face some unique career challenges, but it also identifies strategies that can help them succeed. We will examine issues and solutions for managing implicit bias, effective communication and power and influence.     

Quieting your Inner Critic and Moving Beyond Self-Doubt  <<— Click Here

Imagine what you’d be doing if that voice saying, “I’m not ready yet” or, “I’m not sure if I’m qualified to do that” were no longer present. Imagine what women around the world would be doing if we were able to quiet our inner critics. Using coaching experience and self-reflection exercises, leadership expert Tara Mohr will instruct participants through issues of self-doubt and practical applications to overcome it. This interactive web session will act as the Inner Critic 101 training that all women and girls should receive, so that self-doubt is no longer an oppressive force in our lives, so that it no longer holds us back from playing big.    

Communication Cues Series:

Communication Cues #1: Counteract Socially-Conditioned Thinking  <<— Click Here 

Communication skills can make or break professional career advancement. Communication is an essential leadership quality and is as important as technical skill. Learn to recognize how self-limiting thinking patterns, unconscious gender stereotyping, and habitual body language can sabotage your career, even as you transition to the workplace. Learn ways to accelerate your self-awareness, ability to connect to others in productive ways, and confidence building skills so that you can develop professional, practical communication abilities that lead to greater success in business and personal relationships.

Communication Cues #2: Positive Non-Verbals  <<— Click Here  

Communication skills can make or break professional career advancement. Communication is an essential leadership quality and is as important as technical skill. Learn to recognize how self-limiting thinking patterns, unconscious gender stereotyping, and habitual body language can sabotage your career, even as you transition to the workplace. Learn ways to accelerate your self-awareness, ability to connect to others in productive ways, and confidence building skills so that you can develop professional, practical communication abilities that lead to greater success in business and personal relationships.

Communication Cues #3: Assert Yourself with Empathy  <<— Click Here   

Communication skills can make or break professional career advancement. Communication is an essential leadership quality and is as important as technical skill. Learn to recognize how self-limiting thinking patterns, unconscious gender stereotyping, and habitual body language can sabotage your career, even as you transition to the workplace. Learn ways to accelerate your self-awareness, ability to connect to others in productive ways, and confidence building skills so that you can develop professional, practical communication abilities that lead to greater success in business and personal relationships.

Future-Proofing your Career: Work Trends to 2030 <<– Click Here

 Author and futurist Alexandra Levit will explore what the future of work has to offer – from technology advances to the human advantage. By discussing the implications of these developments, individuals will be in an excellent position to be both productive and competitive in the workforce of tomorrow.

Quieting your Inner Critic and Moving Beyond Self-Doubt  <<– Click Here

Imagine what you’d be doing if that voice saying, “I’m not ready yet” or, “I’m not sure if I’m qualified to do that” were no longer present. Imagine what women around the world would be doing if we were able to quiet our inner critics. Using coaching experience and self-reflection exercises, leadership expert Tara Mohr will instruct participants through issues of self-doubt and practical applications to overcome it. This interactive web session will act as the Inner Critic 101 training that all women and girls should receive, so that self-doubt is no longer an oppressive force in our lives, so that it no longer holds us back from playing big.  

Listening to Each Other: Effective Communications Across Generations  <<– Click Here

This session will share some of the communication frustrations between the five generations currently in the workforce (including the compelling Generation Z, just arrived!) and provide attendees with concrete strategies to build a better sense of community in their organizations.

Global Collaboration: Working on and Leading Remote Teams  <<– Click Here

Global and dispersed teams come with unique challenges. Yet they also offer broad functional expertise and the benefits of vast, international diversity. How can you distinguish your performance as a member or leader of these teams? In this session, you’ll learn behavioral Do’s and Don’ts that can either foster or corrode a culture of collaboration and trust – and strategies to help you reduce “social distance.” You’ll learn to set the example by structuring meetings inclusively and steering your team’s collective focus toward objectives. 

Strategic Leadership 102: Moving from Tactician to Strategist  <<– Click Here

Do you spend the majority of your time at work as a task-oriented tactician or do you think and operate strategically, like leaders do? In this session, learn how to shift your focus from being tactical or reactive to operating with a more strategic mindset.

Strategic Leadership 201: Clarifying Roles to Improve Execution  <<– Click Here

Holding people accountable in a manner that is perceived to be fair can be a difficult task. People often resist being held accountable out of fear of being unfairly blamed for things. Leaders often resist holding others accountable out of fear of having difficult conversations.  As a result, supposedly agreed upon tasks are not executed properly, but little or nothing is done to solve the problem of accountability.

Strategic Leadership 202: Making Conflict Productive  <<– Click Here

Most people hate conflict, especially in the workplace. Typically, people respond to conflict in one of two ways. They either avoid it (often called “flight”) or battle it out (often called “fight”). But, there is a third option – to engage in healthy debate. Making conflict productive is not about getting rid of conflict.  Conflict is inevitable. For example, one person on a team may be given the task of keeping costs down while another has the task of making sure products meet all regulations and safety requirements.  It would not be unusual for these two people to be in conflict. Although these two people may experience the conflict as personal, some of the conflict is built into their roles.  The goal is to have a reasonable discussion on the sources of the conflict and to figure out together, what can be done to resolve the conflict, or at least lessen the tension. This webinar is not about making conflict go away. It is about how to manage it in a productive way.

What’s Your Pitch? Mastering Your Transition Narrative <<– Click Here

Being able to pitch yourself or your ideas well is critical in business. Never is your pitch more important than when you are in transition – trying to move to the next level, desiring to enter the workforce after a career break, wanting to change industries or getting your first job out of college. You’ve got to have a compelling pitch and career narrative that is memorable, connects the dots, and positions you well, even if you are missing some of the qualifications for the transition you want to make. This talk will show you how to master the art of the pitch and give you tools for making memorable, persuasive pitches, whether you are pitching yourself for a new job, promotion, career change or other situation.

Integrating Work and Life: Yes! You can have it all <<– Click Here

Forget balance: we need to integrate work and life. Finding the right work-life integration is crucial for a leader to achieve peak performance and deliver needed results. As your impact and influence grow, so do the demands on your time. As a result, it’s important to carve out space for family, friends and even yourself, in order to recharge and renew – otherwise happiness, health and performance may suffer. In this session, we will help you examine the underlying assumptions that make work-life a perceived “either/or” choice.

Communication Cues Series:

Communication Cues #1: Counteract Socially-Conditioned Thinking  <<— Click Here 

Communication skills can make or break professional career advancement. Communication is an essential leadership quality and is as important as technical skill. Learn to recognize how self-limiting thinking patterns, unconscious gender stereotyping, and habitual body language can sabotage your career, even as you transition to the workplace. Learn ways to accelerate your self-awareness, ability to connect to others in productive ways, and confidence building skills so that you can develop professional, practical communication abilities that lead to greater success in business and personal relationships.

Communication Cues #2: Positive Non-Verbals  <<— Click Here  

Communication skills can make or break professional career advancement. Communication is an essential leadership quality and is as important as technical skill. Learn to recognize how self-limiting thinking patterns, unconscious gender stereotyping, and habitual body language can sabotage your career, even as you transition to the workplace. Learn ways to accelerate your self-awareness, ability to connect to others in productive ways, and confidence building skills so that you can develop professional, practical communication abilities that lead to greater success in business and personal relationships.

Communication Cues #3: Assert Yourself with Empathy  <<— Click Here   

Communication skills can make or break professional career advancement. Communication is an essential leadership quality and is as important as technical skill. Learn to recognize how self-limiting thinking patterns, unconscious gender stereotyping, and habitual body language can sabotage your career, even as you transition to the workplace. Learn ways to accelerate your self-awareness, ability to connect to others in productive ways, and confidence building skills so that you can develop professional, practical communication abilities that lead to greater success in business and personal relationships.

Listening to Each Other: Effective Communication Across Generations << – Click Here 

This session will share some of the communication frustrations between the five generations currently in the workforce (including the compelling Generation Z, just arrived!) and provide attendees with concrete strategies to build a better sense of community in their organizations.

Global Collaboration: Working on and Leading Remote Teams  << – Click Here

Global and dispersed teams come with unique challenges. Yet they also offer broad functional expertise and the benefits of vast, international diversity. How can you distinguish your performance as a member or leader of these teams? In this session, you’ll learn behavioral Do’s and Don’ts that can either foster or corrode a culture of collaboration and trust – and strategies to help you reduce “social distance.” You’ll learn to set the example by structuring meetings inclusively and steering your team’s collective focus toward objectives. 

Integrating Work and Life: Yes! You can have it all  << – Click Here

Forget balance: we need to integrate work and life. Finding the right work-life integration is crucial for a leader to achieve peak performance and deliver needed results. As your impact and influence grow, so do the demands on your time. As a result, it’s important to carve out space for family, friends and even yourself, in order to recharge and renew – otherwise happiness, health and performance may suffer. In this session, we will help you examine the underlying assumptions that make work-life a perceived “either/or” choice.

A Daily Reset: Mindfulness and Stress Reduction  << – Click Here

This session offers simple tools that will help engineers manage daily stress, providing those in attendance with the ability to re-energize and re-center themselves with a daily reset break. You’ll be coached to identify actions, emotions and behaviors that are not serving your interests, and will be given instruction on how to eliminate that “baggage” to be able to move forward. Learn about the science behind the use of breathing exercises, and how proper breathing can free the logical and creative nerve centers to work together effectively, and both relaxing and energizing the body.

Strategic Leadership 202: Making Conflict Productive   << – Click Here

Most people hate conflict, especially in the workplace. Typically, people respond to conflict in one of two ways. They either avoid it (often called “flight”) or battle it out (often called “fight”). But, there is a third option – to engage in healthy debate. Making conflict productive is not about getting rid of conflict.  Conflict is inevitable. For example, one person on a team may be given the task of keeping costs down while another has the task of making sure products meet all regulations and safety requirements.  It would not be unusual for these two people to be in conflict. Although these two people may experience the conflict as personal, some of the conflict is built into their roles.  The goal is to have a reasonable discussion on the sources of the conflict and to figure out together, what can be done to resolve the conflict, or at least lessen the tension. This webinar is not about making conflict go away. It is about how to manage it in a productive way.

Strategic Leadership 301: Producing Results from Strategy  << – Click Here

We know that strategy is the force that drives successful organizations and careers. However, recent research has found that even the best strategies can be hamstrung by an organization’s inability to execute. Executives tasked with leading with strategy must became adept at navigating the processes, mindsets, and structures that can become barriers to delivering results. In this interactive session, leaders will be given tips and tools to help them turn a strategic vision into the action.

Engineering Consulting 101 <<– Click Here

Engineering Consulting combines engineering, business, and client management skills, making it a dynamic and exciting career path. The skills required for Engineering Consulting evolve over one’s career, and include a balance between technical, business development, financial management, client management, project management, team work, and communication. We will discuss how to shape your cover letter, resume, and considerations for your interview.

Field of Cyber Security Research and Development and Opportunities for Women  <<– Click Here

Cybersecurity is a constant challenge facing many aspects of our society. Society seemingly has an insatiable thirst for more and more cyber capabilities that is accelerating at an increasingly rapid pace. We eagerly adopt new cyber capabilities in the name of efficiency, convenience, entertainment, and even safety, but often do so without considering the increased risk we assume. This webinar will provide an overview of key topics in computer security with an emphasis on research and development. Security is a wide field, encompassing network security, operating system security, language-based security, forensics, privacy, as well as legal and policy issues. We will describe technical topics and opportunities.  We will cover these varied topics, drawing on expertise from industry and academia. The broad goal of the webinar is to increase awareness in the field of cyber security research and development and to ultimately increase the number of women and underrepresented minorities in computer security research. 

From Capstone Project to Company Creation  <<– Click Here

In this presentation, we will uncover how to leverage graduate school experiences to set students up to follow their entrepreneurial dreams. SWE member, Kate Van Dellen calculated her risk and took a capstone project class that wasn’t the main pathway for her master’s degree. She didn’t do this because it was easy, but because it would challenge her to take a deeper look at her life. She specifically set her company idea aside for years, and then when the time was more ideal, made the leap into entrepreneurship. She will share key questions to help participants develop mindful choices, calculate risk, and embrace change. At the end of this session, participants will have an action plan to keep the momentum moving towards the next steps. Participants will find that both entrepreneurs and engineers are problem solvers, so what problems will you solve?

Patents: An Introduction for Inventors  <<– Click Here

Get inspired! This presentation series is a basic introduction to patents and an overview of issues and practices to be considered by prospective patent inventors and patent owners. 

Patents: An Introduction for Owners  <<– Click Here

This presentation series is a basic introduction to patents and an overview of issues and practices to be considered by prospective patent inventors and patent owners. Part Two focuses on providing a basic overview of how patents can be used to add value for owners seeking to utilize patents in a commercial venture. The presentation covers issues associated with managing patent ownership, including aggregating ownership rights from multiple inventors into a single entity and avoiding pitfalls associated with research agreements. The presentation will also cover strategically building and managing patent portfolios to maximize value, including enforcement and licensing. 

Present with Power and Credibility  <<– Click Here

You have spent years honing your skills and knowledge—you are an expert. When you need to share this expertise with an audience, whether it’s made up of your peers, potential customers, or lay people, the ability to communicate your ideas clearly and credibly is essential. Unfortunately, for many people nervousness about presenting, along with a number of bad habits can undermine their perception as credible experts. It’s very common for people to feel anxious when presenting. In fact, studies show that anxiety about presenting is their number one fear. As if this challenge isn’t tough enough, it’s been well established that women must contend with an even higher hurdle to be perceived as credible. The good news is that there are simple tips and techniques to manage one’s fear of presenting and for replacing your bad habits with good ones. You will also learn how to use non-verbal communication—your body language and voice— to influence your audience. Even better news is that you can use these tips and techniques to improve your presentations immediately.

Global Collaboration: Working on and Leading Remote Teams  <<– Click Here

Global and dispersed teams come with unique challenges. Yet they also offer broad functional expertise and the benefits of vast, international diversity. How can you distinguish your performance as a member or leader of these teams? In this session, you’ll learn behavioral Do’s and Don’ts that can either foster or corrode a culture of collaboration and trust – and strategies to help you reduce “social distance.” You’ll learn to set the example by structuring meetings inclusively and steering your team’s collective focus toward objectives.