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Women in SETT Leadership Workshop Series (Ottawa)

WinSETT Centre Leadership Program
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Jan 28 9:00AM - 4:00PM

Built upon the experiences of Canadian women and proven across the country, theWinSETT Centre's Leadership Program is the only Canadian program focused exclusively on women in SETT.

There areFundingopportunities available through many provincial programs, and the WinSETT Centre's Leadership Program qualifies.

Throughly develop your leadership potential with six full-day workshops (9:00am - 4:00pm) over six months on the following topics:

1. Becoming Leaders(January 28, 2020)

2. Effective Communication (February 25, 2020)

3. Emotional Intelligence (March 17, 2020)

4. Negotiating for Success (April 7, 2020)

5. Navigating the Politics of the Workplace (May 4, 2020)

6. Networking, Mentors and Sponsors (June 1, 2020)

Becoming LeadersTuesday January 28, 2020

What arethecorecompetenciesofleadership?What strengthsandchallengesdowomeninSETTfaceastheybecome leaders?Atthe endoftheworkshop,participants can:

Assessindividualleadership competencies

Describestrengthswomenbringandchallengestheyfaceas SETT Leaders


Createtheirleadershipaction plan


Makecareer andleadership choiceswith enhanced confidence

2. Effective Communication Tuesday February 25, 2020

Thisworkshopwill enable participantsto discoverandtailortheir own communicationstyle and strengthstomoreeffectivelyconveytheirideasand solutions,exchangeinformationandgainrecognition.Attheendoftheworkshop, participantscan:

Classifyfourdifferentstyles of communication

Assesspersonal communication style,strengthsand challenges

Differentiatecommunication styles inothers

Adaptpersonal style tocommunicateeffectivelywith otherstyles

Demonstratestrategicself-promotionand constructivefeedback

3. Emotional Intelligence Tuesday March 17, 2020

The workshop will review, assess and develop participant competencies in the five areas of Emotional Intelligence: Self-awareness, Self-regulation, Motivation, Empathy and Social Skills. Specifically, participants will put emotional intelligence into practice in the following areas:

Managing Conflict

Practicing Assertiveness

Balancing Control & Trust

Building self-confidence

Being an inspiring leader

4. Negotiating for SuccessTuesday April 7, 2020

Participantswill gain awarenessofthemanyworkplace situationsinwhich negotiationtakes place and learnaboutthe underlyingfactorsthat canaffecttheir personaleffectiveness and outcomesofthosenegotiations.Theywillthen practicemethodsto advance their ownskillsto negotiateforopportunities,resourcesto enhanceproductivity,recognition,financial benefits, promotions, and accessto networks.Specifically:

Assess personal negotiationstyle, strengthsand challenges

Classifynegotiation opportunities

Distinguishfive negotiationstyles

Deploythewin-win(collaborative) negotiation style,includingidentifying, planning, conducting, documenting andlearningfromanegotiation

5. Navigating the Politics of the WorkplaceMonday May 4, 2020

Thismodulewill help participantsrecognize theinformalorganizationoftheworkplace, understandthenetworksofinfluence, and develop strategiestoneutralizenegative behaviours(yoursand others),andpositivelypromoteyourideasandcareer.

Comparethe positive and negativerolesworkplace politicscanplayin acareer

Assess personal competencies in navigatingworkplacepolitics

Recognizetheinformalorganizational structuresandrelationships intheirworkplace

Classifywhether actionsarepolitical orpersonal

Create astakeholderprioritymap



Managenegative players

6. Networking, Mentors and SponsorsMonday June 1, 2020

Thismodule describesthe importanceof networks,their context, howtodevelopand strengthenyour networkingskills, elegant positioningforadvancement, and howtoleverageyour network

in supportofyour careergoals.Theworkshopwill also describethedifferent kindsofmentors, coachesandsponsorsand howtomutuallybenefitfromthoserelationships.Specifically,

Illustratecommonalitiesand differencesbetween sponsorsinmentorsincludingtheimportanceof eachtoleadership

Assessindividual networking,mentoringandsponsorship competencies

Appraisepersonal abilitytorecruit suitablementors andsponsors

Implementeffectivementor and sponsorrelationships

Measureprofessional presence

Demonstrate effective personal networking skills in common situations


Start Your Path to Leadership

What are the core competencies of leadership? What strengths and challenges do women in SETT face as they become leaders? Asses your individual leadership competencies and leverage your strengths in the face of challenges. Learn to make career choices with confidence by applying proven tips and strategies specifically for women in SETT.

Explore Unique Issues

Identify gender factors at play for women in SETT and discover first-hand the importance of networking and feedback. Gain vaulable insight from peers in your field through group learning activities.

Hear From Leading Experts

Our guest speakers and facilitators are professional leaders in a variety of SETT fields.

Excellent Ticket Value

Workshops include hot and cold beverages, snacks and lunch. Attendees will receive the book Becoming Leaders: a Practical Handbook for Women in Science, Engineering, Trades and Technology as well as an invitation to join the free, nation-wide online forum "Women in SETT Leadership Network."


Why not invest in enrolment for your staff?

  • Provide your employees with the leadership training they need for your organization to thrive

  • Receive afreespecial topics presentation delievered in your office for every 5 full-series registrants

Contactwinsettcentre@gmail.comfor information on how to reserve spaces.


"Engaging, educational and empowering."

"The workshop was excellent. Without a doubt it is a 'must do' for young women in the early phase of their career. In fact for all women, regardless of what phase they are at. Thank you."

"[The participants] found it to be a unique and affirming experience... Many were surprised to discover how valuable it was to be in this stimulating and safe environment where women were free to talk about the challenges associated with their professions, and to hear from others as to how they are navigating this challenging and sometimes lonely landscape."


Is the workshop only for women in Science, Engineering, Trades and Technology?

Yes. Women who work in male-dominated SETT organizations but are not scientists, engineers, tradespeople, technicians or technologists are also welcome as many of the same challenges are faced.

Will I receive Continuing Education Credits for the workshops?

Yes, participants will receive a certificate equivalent to 7.5 hours of credentialed continuing education for each workshop.

What is the refund policy?

The full fee can be refunded up to 5 business days before the beginning of the workshop, less a $100 administrative fee. After the refund period has expired, no refunds will be issued and only substitutions will be accepted.

Is there a minimum and maximum number of participants?

Yes- we must have 12 participants to offer the workshop and no more than 30 will be accepted. If a workshop is cancelled, you will be credited or refunded at your discretion) 100% of your fees paid.

Is my registration transferrable?

Your registration be transferred with prior agreement of the WinSETT Centre. Contact us

When and where are the workshops?

Workshops will take place from 9:00am - 4:00pm. Location TBD.

Will food be provided?

Yes - all workshops have hot and cold beverages, snacks and lunch included. Please notify us of any dietary restrictions upon registration.

What about parking?

Parking information will be announced shortly. The location will be easily accessible by public transit.

Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Please contact Susan Hollett (, National WinSETT Leadership Program Coordinator for further information.

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