Twin Cities Women's Leadership Summit 2017 | Working Mother

Twin Cities Women's Leadership Summit 2017

Date: June 8, 2017
Time: 7:45am - 4:15pm
Location: Cargill Inc. 9320 Excelsior Blvd,, Hopkins, MN 55343

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WOMEN: INFLUENCE & IMPACT

How do you develop your confidence in difficult situations and make your mark in the world? Join us at the NAFE Women’s Leadership Summit in Minneapolis on June 8th, 2017 for power-packed and practical opportunities to elevate the confidence of women within organizations and develop important tools to advance next-level career goals, exert influence and make a substantial impact. This year’s event is built upon the book Confidence When it Counts: Rise Above Self-Criticism and Bias to Make Your Mark by international speaker and trainer Sharon Melnick.

Attendees will receive a copy of the book thanks to U.S. Bank.

Research shows women come into the workplace with equal confidence as men, but after being in the workplace, their confidence plummets. Women can be great at what they do but they may have recurring moments of self-criticism and self-doubt in their competence. They may have confidence in some areas of their lives but they don’t feel it in their bones in the heat of the moments “when it counts.”

The critical opportunity lies in rising above those moments to become free of self-doubt. When women liberate themselves from perfectionism to be more strategic, they become influential in their path to taking calculated risks, building interpersonal relationships, gaining the confidence of senior leaders and creating meaningful change.

We look forward to seeing you at the Cargill Headquarters in Hopkins, MN on June 8th for this exciting event. Bring your mid-level women as well as the high-potential high-achieving women your organization is grooming for leadership roles.

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Who Should Attend

Supporting managers and mentors who want to:
-Advocate for and support women to succeed in the workplace
-Encourage the development of the high-potential women within their organizations

High-potential and high-achieving:
-Middle management leaders working to balance work and home
-Junior leaders seeking role models and mentors
-Men in leadership positions who support and champion women

Hotel & Travel

The event will be held at:

Cargill Inc.
9320 Excelsior Blvd,
Hopkins, MN 55343

List of Nearby Hotels:

Residence Inn Minneapolis Plymouth
2750 Annapolis Circle
Plymouth, Minnesota 55441
Tel: 763-577-1600

Sheraton Minneapolis West Hotel
12201 Ridgedale Dr.
Minnetonka, Minnesota, 55305
952-593-0000

Registration Fees

NAFE Leadership Summit
Individual tickets $995

2017 Agenda

7:45am – 8:45am Registration and Breakfast

8:45am - 9:15am Welcome & Introduction

Subha V. Barry, Senior Vice President, Managing Director, Working Mother Media
Sarena Lin / President, Cargill Feed & Nutrition / Cargill

9:15am - 10:00am Keynote: Go Direct: The Fastest Path to Confident Leadership

Do you have the confidence to speak up with senior leaders... even if you don’t have all the answers?

Confidence is a greater predictor of career success than competence. Women professionals see themselves as smart and capable but 59% say they are challenged to see themselves as a leader and 67% cite confidence-building as the prime skill needed to develop that leadership.

With confidence, women fearlessly offer bold ideas, pushback on senior leaders, and act strategically, setting them up for career success. Inconsistent confidence is an obstacle not only for women leaders, but also for the organization that is deprived of the benefit of their full talents.

Dr. Melnick’s presentation will help each participant identify the factors that determine confidence - ranging from individual psychology to organizational culture to gender bias. She will introduce the idea of identifying one’s “Confidence Type” and customize the solution for each type. She will help you understand how to maximize organizational culture to build confidence in yourself and your mentees, and how to overcome the gender bias that erodes confidence. Dr. Melnick will describe the proven path to fast and lasting Confident Leadership, so women gain the confidence of senior leaders and make a difference in their organization.

INTRODUCTION
Sheri McGrath / Vice President, Employee Inclusion Director: Alumni, DN and BRGs / U.S. Bank

KEYNOTE PRESENTER
Sharon Melnick, Ph.D., Author, Confidence When It Counts and CEO, Horizon Point

10:00am - 10:15am Networking Break

10:15am - 11:45am Round I Concurrent Sessions

A. Risk-Taking: Moving from Worried to Worthy
How do you rise above judgments of yourself and instead put your energies directly toward the contribution you want to make? Learn how to take action and leave your worries behind.

In this inspiring workshop, you will:

  • Discover how to use an improvisational tactics to bolster confidence and reduce fear in yourself and others.
  • Gain experience with techniques to drive to success.
  • Understand what it takes to make yourself worthy of what you want to achieve.
  • Learn how to work in your sweet spot, and counter-act negativity and worry.

You’ll leave the session with actionable steps to achieving your goals with confidence and energy.

Ann Dixon, Technology Manager, Thomson Reuters

B. Ask, Listen, Innovate!
With a strong understanding of our authentic selves, we can identify and make plans to land in positions that are well matched to our natural inclinations. When what is required of us matches what we have to offer, we have a chance to live a life that is filled with career satisfaction, achievement, integrity and joy! Sounds nice, doesn’t it? But how?

Mike LaFleur offers a unique way to look at the corporate world. He introduces LaFleur’s Taxonomy which helps people consider the characteristics required of people working in various ways within an organization and he facilitates a frank and honest comparison of those requirements with one’s natural way of working. Once you have discovered a match between an opportunity and what you have to offer, you can make your plan for career transition.

Explore a robust methodology that will help you develop the relationships that are required to move into the position that is right for you. Mike teaches attendees how to build relationships by asking the right questions in this highly interactive workshop. Learn how to use improvisation to open illuminating conversations that lead to strong relationships, a deep understanding of the organization, and an opportunity to achieve.

Mike LaFleur, Ask Listen Innovate LLC

C. Executive Coaching
Approximately 39 attendees will have the chance to participate in a two-part session. Those that have signed up for executive coaching will have an introduction to the sessions in the MacMillian Auditorium by Jill Hauwiller. Then they will be sent to their one-on-one coaching sessions by groups. In the meantime, Jill will lead a small group discussion with those who have yet to meet with their coaches to prepare them for their sessions and she will also review next steps for those that return to the room after their coaching sessions.

Group Discussion Facilitator:
Jill Hauwiller, MA ACC, Executive Coach, Life Meets Work

Executive Coaches
Professional executive coaches conduct brief meetings/consultations with attendees and share advice and tips on how to solve issues in their workplaces and in their lives. Executive coaching offers a wonderful opportunity to address challenges, embrace personal action steps, and accelerate growth and the attainment of career goals.

Executive Coaches, Morning & Afternoon:
1. Kim Bartels, Ph.D., Founder/CEO & Executive Coach, Bartels Executive Coaching
2. Greg Bourland, Vice President, Human Resources, Rhythm Management Division, Boston Scientific
3. Sarah Carlsen, PCC, Executive Coach, Life Meets Work
4. Catherine Reid Day, CEO & Founder, Storyslices
5. Ann C. Holm, MS PCC, Executive and Career Coach, Personal Development and Leadership
6. Sandra Johnson, MA RCC, Executive Coach, Business Strategist, Strategic Corporate Solutions
7. Kathy Kacher, President, Career/Life Alliance Services, Inc.
8. Jennifer Kroiss, Founder, Kroiss Consulting
9. Debby Magnuson, VP of Talent Management, CPI Twin Cities
10. Deborah Peters, CEO & Founder, Morgan McGuire Leadership LLC
11. Christine Pouliot, CPCC, ACC, Owner, CEO & Executive Coach, Evocent Coaching Inc.
12. Vivian Rank, Leadership Development Coach, BeCoached LLC 13. Tamara Tasche, VP of Executive and Transition Services, CPI Twin Cities

11:45am - 1:00pm Power Networking Luncheon

1:00pm - 2:30pm Round II Concurrent Sessions

A. From Seeking Approval to Building Authentic Relationships
The importance of building authentic relationships in a corporate environment cannot be overstated. In this workshop, learn how to be your real self as you build these relationships at all levels of organizations and get your ideas, programs and initiatives completed. Explore the significance of sponsorship and political savvy as you learn how to best position yourself, secure sponsorship and ensure your sponsor is sitting at the right table so that people become aware of your accomplishments.

Jane Kuhn / Sr. Director, Culture Transformation, Diversity & Inclusion / UnitedHealth Group

B. From Pigeon-Holed to Promoted: Practical Strategies to Gain the Confidence of Senior Leaders
This is a workshop for women who seek “more” - greater recognition, expanded responsibilities, more fulfillment, more say in how things go. Dr. Melnick will share the 5 step methodology that helps smart women gain the confidence of senior leaders to get noticed for promotion.

Participants:

  • Apply the #1 strategy to create the perception you are ready and qualified for more interesting, strategic projects and a next level role.
  • Map out the fastest way to get senior leaders who don’t know you well enough, or who are not yet advocating on your behalf, to tap you for next-level opportunities.
  • Become free of self-doubt and display the ability to speak up and take risks even with intimidating leaders or when lacking all the answers.
  • Display “confidence when it counts” - in the moments when senior leaders form advancement-related perceptions and make career path decisions.
  • Learn how to get a “Yes” when you Ask, to increase influence and impact

These approaches give a woman more of a sense of control and accelerate her path to advancement.

Sharon Melnick, PhD, CEO, Horizon Point

C. Executive Coaching
Approximately 39 attendees will have the chance to participate in a two-part session. Those that have signed up for executive coaching will have an introduction to the sessions in the MacMillian Auditorium by Jill Hauwiller. Then they will be sent to their one-on-one coaching sessions by groups. In the meantime, Jill will lead a small group discussion with those who have yet to meet with their coaches to prepare them for their sessions and she will also review next steps for those that return to the room after their coaching sessions.

Group Discussion Facilitator:
Jill Hauwiller, MA ACC, Executive Coach, Life Meets Work

Executive Coaches
Professional executive coaches conduct brief meetings/consultations with attendees and share advice and tips on how to solve issues in their workplaces and in their lives. Executive coaching offers a wonderful opportunity to address challenges, embrace personal action steps, and accelerate growth and the attainment of career goals.

2:30pm - 2:45pm Networking Break

2:45pm - 3:45pm Executive Panel: Strategic Thinking and Decision-Making

A panel of dynamic senior executive women will share some of the insights and strategies that helped them get ahead and stay ahead, with a focus on strategic thinking and decision-making. Learn from positive examples of how they overcame their pursuit of perfectionism in order to free themselves to think strategically and be productive with peace of mind.

MODERATOR
Cindy Kent, President & General Manager, 3M Infection Prevention Division, 3M

PANELISTS
Jeannette Bankes, General Manager, Men's Health Urology Pelvic Health Division, Boston Scientific
Kristine Engman, Toll & Origination Trading Manager, Cargill
Luz Maria Frias, President & CEO, YWCA Minneapolis
Carol Malnati, Vice President, Product Development, Implantable Defibrillator Business, Medtronic

3:45pm - 4:15pm Call to Action Roundup

Subha V. Barry, Senior Vice President, Managing Director, Working Mother Media
Sarena Lin / President, Cargill Feed & Nutrition / Cargill

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Speakers

  • General Manager, Men's Health Urology Pelvic Health Division, Boston Scientific
  • Senior Vice President, Managing Director, Working Mother Media
  • Technology Manager, Thomson Reuters
  • Toll & Origination Trading Manager, Cargill
  • President & CEO, YWCA Minneapolis
  • President & General Manager, 3M Infection Prevention Division, 3M
  • Sr. Director, Culture Transformation, Diversity & Inclusion, UnitedHealth Group
  • Principal, Ask Listen Innovate LLC
  • President, Cargill Feed & Nutrition, Cargill
  • Vice President, Product Development, Implantable Defibrillator Business, Medtronic
  • Vice President, Employee Inclusion Director: Alumni, DN and BRGs, U.S. Bank
  • CEO, Horizon Point

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Sponsors

  • Cargill