SWE offers online career development conference
The Society of Women Engineers (SWE) will host its first online career development conference in March.
The Society of Women Engineers will present its first Online Career Development Conference March 13-14, 2014. Featuring an array of accomplished speakers, the event brings together distinguished presenters to share their thoughts on how women can take control of their careers.
“We listened to the needs of our 26,000 members worldwide and worked to attract the brightest leaders in career development,” said Peter Finn, SWE’s deputy executive director and chief learning officer. “The online format means regardless of schedule or location, attendees can take advantage of this slate of speakers’ perspective on professional advancement.”
Developed for women 3 to 15 years into their careers, the summit is designed to help engineers remain competitive in the marketplace by continuously honing their professional and technical skills. Each of the four to five daily sessions range from 30 to 60 minutes and are crafted to help women achieve their career goals while maintaining work/life balance. Topics include:
- Understanding emotional intelligence and its impact in the workplace
- Being an authentic leader
- Proactive approaches to career planning and transitions
- Communicating effectively
- Developing your brand
- Negotiating your compensation
- Engaging with community and professional organizations.
The conference is made possible through the generous contributions of Gold-Level Sponsor Ingersoll Rand, along with Silver-Level Sponsor URS Corp. For complete details and registration options, visit http://swe.peachnewmedia.com/store/seminar/seminar.php?seminar=25181.
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