Women in Leadership

Next Event: TBA 03/21/2019  1:00 pm EDT 03/12/2019  1:00 pm EDT 03/07/2019  1:00 pm EST

The Women in Leadership Channel features Cornell University faculty who bring academic expertise and real-world experience to help organizations overcome imbalanced power and influence in the workplace.

In these one-hour interactive sessions you’ll learn how to:

  • Identify gender bias and stereotypes in the workplace.
  • Execute on individual and organizational strategies for overcoming bias, allowing for women to succeed in leadership positions.
  • Communicate, strategize and direct from a leadership position as a woman.
Webinar Information

The Women In Leadership WebSeries offers monthly webinars with esteemed Cornell University faculty. New webinars are being scheduled often in order to bring you the latest in industry news, trends, and best practices.

The commercial real estate industry can feel opaque and even intimidating to outsiders and newcomers. But with a bit of practical guidance and the right analytical tools, anyone can learn how to make wealth in real estate investment and development. This special roundtable event brings together three deeply-experienced professionals to discuss the integral components of commercial real estate, including project planning and management, investment and financing decisions, property valuation and asset management.

In this special LIVE roundtable discussion with Cornell commercial real estate experts, you will:

  • Learn the integral components of the commercial real estate business
  • Discuss how to coordinate with multiple stakeholders in order to maximize value
  • Create a real estate development project schedule, budget, and process for managing resources and risks
  • Develop a financially feasible development project and real estate investment strategy, estimate profitability, and choose the best way to raise capital and maximize returns
  • Have all of your questions about real estate management, maintenance and more answered by knowledgeable and experienced professionals

What holds people back from realizing their dreams? To many, the simple answer is fear, but fear may also increase your capacity to act with courage. Erica Dawson, from Cornell’s College of Engineering, will discuss what you can can do to harness fear and apply it to both your personal life and as a leader to others.

In this fast-paced interactive discussion with Professor Erica Dawson, you will learn how to:

  • Understand courage as a character strength that can be developed and practiced intentionally—by anyone
  • Reframe fear as a necessary part of powerful leadership, and learn ways to reduce or manage fear in the face of challenging situations
  • Apply psychological tools to help you act with courage and conviction when it matters most

Do you have the presence of a leader? The ability to connect with other people and make your case while communicating genuine emotion is a vital skill in both business and life. Even if you don’t consider yourself a skilled – or even comfortable – public speaker, you can still develop an executive presence that will carry you through even the most intimidating circumstances.

In this live discussion, you will learn why refining your public speaking skills can build confidence so that people won’t be able to look away. This is a lifelong process, and this session is designed to introduce you to the discipline of public speaking.

In this hour-long, fast-paced interactive discussion with David Feldshuh of Cornell University’s College of Arts & Sciences, you will:

  • Learn why analyzing and understanding your strengths and weaknesses as a presenter are crucial to your own leadership development.
  • Look at how breath, voice, body positioning, and a passionate belief can bolster your authenticity.
  • Observe strategies for connecting with listeners, allowing for effective transfer of information, emotional resonance, adding to your persuasive appeal.
  • Learn how performance anxiety, mannerisms, and other distractions can limit your effectiveness in presentation.

Your Women In Leadership subscription will include access to these recordings of past webinars.

Traditionally, learning has been about taking big concepts and breaking them into smaller digestible bites. However, the reconstruction of these small pieces and taking a look at the big picture can make for enhanced learning and clearer understanding. Whether you find this perfectly logical or somewhat counterintuitive, there’s something worth examining here. Cornell Kathy LaTour has been researching how applying this learning approach to the wine industry not only allows people to get more out of their wine experience, but also a lot about consumer behaviors. In this one-hour online event with Professor Kathy LaTour, you will learn how:
– today’s wine experience is being innovated for the consumer
– the consumer experience is designed specifically for the wine industry – to better retain and recall experiences

Leading teams and getting results rests on your ability to frame, manage, and solve complex problems. Systems Thinking teaches us that these problems should not be looked at individually, but be treated as moving parts connected to a larger system. Looking through this lens can help you better analyze complex situations and help your team learn and grow.

In this one-hour online event with professors and systems scientists Derek and Laura Cabrera, you will learn how to:

  • Identify how complex problems are interconnected
  • Consider more effective methods for managing complex systems, situations, processes, and problems
  • Analyze and model changes to complex systems
  • Enhance the logic you use to solve problems
  • Build a culture that inspires systems thinking at organizational, team, and individual levels

Today’s working household looks drastically different than it did just 30 years ago: Women are half of the workforce, more than two-thirds of families are dual-earner; and in the majority of these, spouses contribute almost equally to household income. These changes are affecting how people navigate gender roles, work/family demands, and career choices. Join a live discussion with Cornell ILR School faculty expert Pamela Tolbert to better understand these critical shifts so you can design effective policies and management practices for the contemporary workplace.

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