The Strategy Sessions are a Members Only forum for learning, networking, sharing, and growing.
The goal of the Strategy Sessions is to facilitate networking and provide peer-to-peer mentoring opportunities among AWIS members via meaningful discussions in small group settings. Experiential learning methods foster professional and personal development and education among AWIS members.
Strategy Sessions will take place from 6:00 to 8:00pm at Hera Hub Sorrento Mesa, 4010 Sorrento Valley Blvd, San Diego, CA 92121
Light refreshments will be served. Registration required.
Hera Hub Sorrento Mesa, 4010 Sorrento Valley Blvd, San Diego, CA 92121
This year's Events:
Feb 4: No Strategy Session
April 1: How to start a consulting business
June 3: How to achieve financial health
Aug 5: How to interview successfully
Feb 5th, Decoding the Job Description: Panelists from Takeda Pharmaceuticals crack the code of job descriptions.
Apr 2nd, Decoding the Resume: How to write a killer resume.
Jun 4th, Decoding the Elevator Pitch: How to brand and market yourself.
Aug 6th, Decoding the Interview: Discussion panel and mock interviews.
Oct 1st, Decoding Your Interpersonal Style: Knowing your work and leadership styles.
Dec 3rd, Decoding Career Options in STEM: Learn more about non-academic career options from real-life experts.
Feb 6th: Creating a Powerful Professional Network
April 3rd: Creating a Professional Image (with headshot)
June 5th: Creating an Interview Success (with mock interviews)
August 7th: Creating a Career Success
October 2nd: Women in STEM stories (5 or 6 10-minute TED-style talks)
November 6th: Creating Financial Stability (with our WestPac Partners sponsor, Sheena)
December 4th: Creating Powerful Leadership Skills
February 8: (Open to non-members for a nominal fee): Projecting a Positive Career Transition
April 4: Projecting a Professional Image (special event with FREE members-only professional headshot photo session)
June 6: Projecting Your Inner Businesswoman (Business Skills 101)
October 3: Projecting and Protecting New Ideas (Intro to Intellectual Property)
December 5: Projecting Your Inner Diplomat (Communication Skills)
Focus Session (November 7): Projecting a Positive Financial Future (Financial Planning Skills)
February 2 (Open to non-members for a nominal fee): Advance Opportunities in Ever-Changing STEM Industries
April 6: Advance Your Message Through Body Language
June 1: Advance Your Career Path Through Effective Self-Promotion
August 3: Advance to the Job Offer: Nail the Interview
October 5: Advance Your Goals Through Negotiation
November 2 (Focus Session): Advance Your Chances for an Interview: A CV Workshop
December 7: Advance Your Success: ID Your Strengths
February 4: Build your online presence
April 7: Build an effective management and leadership style
June 2: Build your networking confidence
August 4: Build Effective Mentoring Relationships
Focus session 8: Build your own business
October 6: Build on your idea
December 1: Build your career using the newest technology
February 4: Enhance Your Productivity: Resolve to make the most of your time at work
April 1: Enhance Your Interview Success: Active preparation and follow-through
June 3: Enhance Your Negotiation Skills: Acquire the desired result
August 6: Enhance Equality: Mitigating Gender, Cultural and Generational Bias
October 7: Enhance Your Presentation Impact: Constructing a masterful
December 2: Enhance Your Team Building: Effective collaborations and project teams
Special Focus Session: Enhance Your Career: Succeeding in Work and Life Phase Transitions
February 6: Get Connected Networking and social media
April 2: Get a Job Optimize your resume and nail the interview
June 4: Get Noticed Increase your visibility in the workplace
August 6: Get Promoted Move ahead in your career
October 1: Get the Scoop Appropriate business conduct
December 3: Get a Life Escape your routine
Special Focus Session: Get Perspective Explore STEM career opportunities
February 7: Develop Your Career Success
Achieve satisfaction and accomplishment in your career
April 4: Develop Effective Communication: Is your message getting through?
June 6: Develop Financial Acumen: Manage your money for the ups and downs of life
August 1: Develop Your Brand: Create the image you want for yourself
October 3: Develop Productive Teams: There is no "I" in team
September 12: Focus Session on Project Management
December 5: Develop Techniques for Handling Stress: Strike a balance for your mental and physical health
February 1: Managing Your Career Development
March 1 (Rescheduled from December 7, 2009): Going Green
April 5: Managing Change
May 3: Focus Session on Consulting
June 7: Management & Leadership
August 2: Managing Up
October 4: Managing Your Professional Network
December 6: Managing Your Image
February 2: Speed Networking: How to give and get information effectively in a short amount of time.
April 6: Interviewing Techniques: Tips on how to make the best first impression for the job.
June 8: Negotiating Skills: Make those difficult conversations work in your favor.
August 3: Appropriate Business Conduct: Are you self-aware of your conduct in the work place?
September 14: Focus Session on Starting Your Own Business
October 5: Managing Your Time at Work: Increase your productivity without increasing your hours.
December 7 (rescheduled to Mar 1, 2010): Going Green: How to be environmentally conscious everyday at work and home.
Feb 4: Conflict Management
Apr 7: Make That Move (women representing 5 different career paths in biotech)
June 2: Proactive Career Management
Aug 4: Appropriate Business Conduct
Oct 6: Making An Impact (branding)
Nov 5: Focus Session on Starting your own business
Dec 8: Unleash Your Creative Powers
Committee Chairs: Sabrina Treadwell and Myan Do
Visit the Strategy Sessions Committee Webpage.