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August 2014

Strategic Leadership & Influence
Elevate Your Influence and be seen as More Strategic
Instructor: Tammy Heermann
Research has found that women fail to discriminate between adding value as a manager and as a leader - leading them to take on low value grunt work. Whether it's with your boss or with the board, this course helps you pay attention to the right things, add the right value, and influence more strategically.
September 2014

Find Your Passion
Doing What You Love for a Living
Instructor: Carolyn Lawrence
This course will inspire and explore what it is you want to do. Whether you are striving for more within your current organization or exploring something new, this course helps you access the power of work rooted in passion.

Mechanics of a Stressed-out Mind
The Ability to Master Me
Instructor: Christine Laperriere
This course provides a better understanding of the mechanics of the mind by breaking down the components of how our minds work. Insights gained throughout the day allow you to see where you have the ability to make tweaks and modifications to up your performance and reduce your stress at any point in time.

Getting on Boards: Mastering the Strategic Methodology
in partnership with THREE DEGREES, Board and Executive Network™, an Alliance Partner of Women of Influence
Instructor: Lisa Heidman
A course designed for Board, CEO, Senior Executive and Diversity Leaders, and Up-and-Coming Board Talent.

Dress For Success and Land The Jobs You Want
Lisa Tant, Vice President of Exclusive Services, Holt Renfrew
Learn from a nationally recognized fashion and publishing icon, whose career trajectory started as a Beauty columnist for the Vancouver Sun, and skyrocketed through the fashion ranks to become the longest standing Editor-in-Chief of FLARE Magazine and eventually Publisher of Hello! Canada. Lisa has now moved to the retail side of the industry inside the coveted walls of Holt Renfrew.

After spending her entire career helping women present their best selves, Lisa has become a leading expert on how to dress for success. She knows exactly what it takes to leave a good impression – and more importantly, how not to leave a bad one. Join us on September 23rd for an exclusive presentation and fashion show with insider tips on Fall trends, classic staples every woman should have in her wardrobe, and what investment pieces will carry you through your career.

Annette Verschuren
Chair & CEO of NRStor Inc.
Join Women of Influence for our first Luncheon event of our 20th Anniversary Season, showcasing one of Canada’s most trusted business leaders and visionaries, Annette Verschuren. Discover her personal story and formula for growing business to unprecedented heights. An Officer of the Order of Canada for her contributions to Canada’s retail industry and as a champion of corporate social responsibility, she co-founded Michaels the Arts and Crafts store, opening 17 stores in 26 months, before becoming President of The Home Depot Canada, overseeing expansion from 19 to 180 stores in under 5 years and ushering the brand into China. Annette is currently planning and developing global energy storage parks for innovative commercial energy company NRStor Inc. and sits on the boards of Air Canada, Liberty Mutual, The North West Company, The Centre for Addiction and Mental Health Foundation (CAMH), and the Conference Board of Canada.
October 2014

Liane Davey
Vice President Team Solutions, Knightsbridge
Teams are the way work gets done in our increasingly complex, fast-paced, and global world. They are the basic unit of our organizations and a critical piece of the productivity puzzle. But for many people today, the reality of working on a team is sub-optimal. Instead of collaboration, we’re in competition with our colleagues. Instead of friendship and camaraderie, there’s gossip and backstabbing. It doesn’t have to be this way.

For the last 17 years, New York Times & USA Today bestselling author Dr. Liane Davey, has been studying dysfunctional teams and has become the go-to resource at top organizations across North America who seek her expertise for deep insights on how to rehabilitate toxic teams and create healthy dynamics.

A favourite speaker of the Women of Influence community, Liane has the keen ability to help "lead people into and through the discomfort" in order to come out on top. Join her on October 2nd, 2014, for an honest, insightful, and transformative keynote that will quite literally change the way you work within your team.

Be Bold, Not Abrasive
Being Seen as Authentic & Confident
Instructor: Shoana Prasad
A critical skill for all executives is the ability to create a confident and humble presence. In this highly experiential course, executive communications coach, Shoana Prasad, guides participants through a process to help them define their executive presence, articulate their greatest achievements, find comfort in delivering their value proposition, and make bold requests.

Strategic Leadership & Influence
Elevate Your Influence and be seen as More Strategic
Instructor: Tammy Heermann
Research has found that women fail to discriminate between adding value as a manager and as a leader - leading them to take on low value grunt work. Whether it's with your boss or with the board, this course helps you pay attention to the right things, add the right value, and influence more strategically.

How To Lead With The Team You’ve Got
Liane Davey, Vice President Team Solutions, Knightsbridge

Topic: Leadership

Teams are the way work gets done in our increasingly complex, fast-paced, and global world. They are the basic unit of our organizations and a critical piece of the productivity puzzle. But for many people today, the reality of working on a team is sub-optimal. Teams can feel pretty crappy. Instead of collaboration, we’re in competition with our colleagues. Instead of friendship and camaraderie, there’s gossip and backstabbing.

New York Times bestselling author Dr. Liane Davey understands that a successful team begins with personal accountability. It’s not enough to point to everyone else to explain the dysfunctional behavior – you have a role in stopping it and leading by example. Take this opportunity to learn from this amazing expert on how to confront and excel beyond negative group dynamics in your organization. The results will be truly transformative.
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