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Thriving in a New World of Work: Create your best future

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WICT’s 2020 fall Lunch and Learn Webinar Series is designed to help you create your best future as we move through this period of unprecedented challenge and change. We’ll look at how the work world continues to change—what’s at risk and how to prepare for consequent opportunities—and learn timely breakthrough skills and strategies you can apply to both present and future challenges.

Lead Yourself First: Navigating Times of Challenge and Change

Friday August 28th 12:00pm-1:00pm

In the midst of crisis or major change, it’s not unusual to feel stressed. In this session, we’ll work through a process to help you sort things out and strategically determine the best way to spend your time, thought, and energy as you navigate your way forward. Increase your sense of control and confidence, as we work together to:

• Recognize your current mindset regarding your level of control.

• Identify which aspects of a situation you face are Outside Your Control, which are Within Your Control, and those in which you might have some Level of Influence.

• Learn strategies for each: Adapt, Take Charge, Exercise Influence.

• Determine action steps to take for each.

• Expand your thinking toolkit.

Bring your own specific situation involving challenge and change to work through during our session.

The Future of Careers

Friday September 25th 12:00pm-1:00pm

In this era of unprecedented change, it’s important to keep your career strategy and plan up to date! By participating in this session, you will:

• Recognize significant forces of change that are revolutionizing industries and the world of work.

• Understand how human work is changing due to technological advances in areas such as robotics and artificial intelligence.

• Identify the types of jobs and activities likely to be at risk.

• Examine the risks for your own job.

• Prepare to spot career opportunities brought about by technological advances, even if you’re not a tech specialist.

• Discover the must-have skills and qualities needed to thrive in the new world of work.

• Know the elements of an active career management system to connect with future opportunities.

• Identify steps to update your career strategy and plan.

It’s Time to Get Creative! Strategic Solution-Finding

Friday October 30th 12:00pm-1:00pm

Many of today’s problems call for fresh, innovative solutions. Creativity is an all-important skill for humans in the new world of work. In this session, you’ll learn to:

• Tap into your innate creativity (even if you think, “Oh, I’m not creative…”).

• Avoid traps that thwart creative flow.

• Ask powerful questions that open the way to effective solutions.

• Use simple creativity tools that can be applied in both personal and professional realms to easily generate ideas galore.

• Set yourself up for maximum creativity.

Bring a problem or two with you that could use a fresh approach!

About Jane Moyer, Talent Developer

Jane Moyer’s mission is to help you create your best future. Following a long career with HBO, where she served as Senior Vice President and General Manager, Jane founded talent development firm New Century Leadership LLC in 2005. Combining the best of timeless leadership and business principles with tools and thinking especially needed for 21st Century success, she works with a diverse range of leaders to uncover talents, upgrade skills, and develop strategies and confidence to deploy their full capacity and flourish.

Jane is a graduate of WICT’s Betsy Magness Leadership Institute and has led WICT-Chicago’s Rising Stars Mentorship Program since 2012. She is the award-winning author of Leaders Lab: 66 Ways to Develop Your Leadership Skill, Strategy & Style.

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