Women in SETT Leadership Workshop Series...
Navigating Politics @ Work/Networks, Mentors and Sponsors: Advanced Awareness and Skill Development
Built upon the experiences of Canadian women and proven across the country, the WinSETT Centre's Leadership Program is the only Canadian program focused exclusively on women in SETT.
With thanks to our sponsors, MEOPAR and the Faculty of Science at the University of Victoria.
Day one of the workshop will help participants recognize the informal organization of the workplace, understand thenetworks of influence, and develop strategies to neutralizenegative behaviours (yours and others’), and positively promoteyour ideas and career.
- Compare the positive and negative roles workplace politics can play in a career
- Assess personal competencies in navigating workplace politics
- Recognize the informal organizational structures and relationships in their workplace
- Classify whether actions are political or personal
- Create a stakeholder priority map
- Build and leverage strategic relationships
- Determine their professional reputation & manage negative players
Day two of this workshop, participants will learn the importance of professional networks, their context, how to develop and strengthen your networking skills, elegant positioning for advancement, and how to leverage your network in support of your career goals. The workshop will also describe the different kinds of mentors, coaches and sponsors and how to mutually benefit from those relationships. Specifically,
- Illustrate commonalities and differences between sponsors in mentors including the importance of each to leadership
- Assess individual networking, mentoring and sponsorship competencies
- Appraise personal ability to recruit suitable mentors and sponsors
- Implement effective mentor and sponsor relationships
- Measure professional presence
- Demonstrate effective personal networking skills in common situations