When: Thursday, November 5th, 10:00 am – 4:30 pm CST
The Alliance of Women in Workers’ Compensation is excited to host Better Together our first full day conference. The agenda is filled with conversations led by our board members, employer advisory council and ambassadors. Choose from a variety of break-out sessions focused on personal and professional development.
The conference offers an interactive environment with 12 live sessions and more than 30 speakers. Real time networking allows our attendees to engage via video and chat with other attendees.
9:00 am – Let the conference begin.
Take some time to network and chat with others and visit our partner lounge before the conference begins. Check out the sessions and organize your schedule for the day’s events.
10:00 am – Getting To Know the Alliance
Earlier this year the Alliance of Women in Workers’ Compensation shifted from in-person events to entirely on-line. With this shift our followers have grown significantly across the industry and we have many new faces joining us. Learn how the Alliance has evolved and plans for the future, including our ambassador and employer advisory council programs, sponsor support, and upcoming content.
11:00 am – Personal Development Sessions
The following sessions are about you, your personal development, and growing as an individual. Here’s your opportunity to improve a skill, consider opportunities to improve self-care and balance in your personal and professional life, and dig into dealing with our constantly changing environment. Attendees will have the ability to choose between the collaboration sessions below.
Session 1: Bringing Your Best Self
What keeps you feeling balanced and, in a mindset, ready to win? Focusing on mental health and wellbeing, self-care, and bringing your best self is the topic of this engaging session.
Session 2: Mastering Crucial Conversations
How well do you accept feedback addressing areas of improvement or do you hesitate to deliver a “tough” conversation? Mastering crucial conversation is a skill not to be missed.
Session 3: Navigating Change
Throughout 2020 we have faced times of uncertainty and navigating change has been a constant in our lives. Hear from our panelists as they offer examples and tips for managing personal and professional change.
12:00 pm – Common Grounds
During the pandemic the Alliance’s ambassadors have hosted over 120 collaboration sessions, Common Grounds. These virtual events allow our followers to come together and discuss a topic, share experiences and ideas, and offer meaningful feedback. Today’s Common Grounds sessions were selected by our ambassadors given their hot topic status. Choose the session that is right for you and come prepared to engage in conversation.
Session 1: Access Creativity To Drive Performance
Creative thinking is important in problem solving – and especially relevant in having to come up with out of the box ideas to change business ideas, methods, approaches in times like we are experiencing today.
Session 2: Blueprint For Success, Setting Goals
How have you developed empowering daily habits that instill necessary patterns of behavior to meet your goals? What has worked and how is your journey progressing is the topic of this interactive session.
Session 3: Finding Your Authentic Self
Studies suggest being your authentic self in the workplace can boost your happiness and improve your mental well-being. This is an open discussion on ways individuals can achieve this.
Session 4: Making Inclusion A Priority
Is your business network as diverse as it could be? Are we supporting diversity in an open and honest way to foster an environment for everyone? Join this session as we explore making inclusion a priority.
1:00 pm – Being An Ally Empowers Everyone
The Alliance of Women in Workers’ Compensation is committed to supporting diversity and inclusion. We not only believe we are Better Together, we understand that each of us living that theme to the best of our abilities empowers everyone. Learn what an ally is, why allies are matter, and how allies improve our teams, companies, and the Alliance.
2:00 pm – Career Development Sessions
Our followers have spent significant time during 2020 contemplating their careers. For some of us we are reconsidering personal branding and how to best present ourselves in the virtual work environment. With furloughs, layoffs, and downsizing of companies many are evaluating their next role while simultaneously exploring how to find the right company fit. If board placement is of interest, we have the session for you and just the experts to lead a discussion various boards and board opportunities. Attendees will have the ability to choose between the collaboration sessions below.
Session 1: Boosting Your Personal Brand
In a virtual world we have new opportunities to enhance our personal brand. Our speakers will share key elements to showcasing you and your talents along with tips on what to avoid.
Session 2: Landing Your Next Role
With the downturn in the economy due to the pandemic many people in our industry are without jobs or looking for their next opportunity. Hear real life experiences and suggestions to landing you next role.
Session 3: Planning For Board Placement
Is being a member of a board of interest to you? Learn about non-profit and volunteer boards, private and public boards, and what it takes to find success as a board member.
3.00 pm – Better Together, Today and Tomorrow
The Alliance of Women in Workers’ Compensation is a think tank of engaged female thought leaders committed to discussing challenges and emerging trends in the workers’ compensation industry. As we close today’s conference reflecting on today will be meaningful to our tomorrow.
3:30 – 4:30 pm – Networking Reception
Please continue to enjoy the networking and partner lounges. Engage in conference and one – one chat.