‘Leveling Up For Success’: Power Communications Rules

Communication between genders is fraught with difficulty.

Communication methods must be both intelligent and adaptable for the high-stakes games of senior management. As part of the Leveling Up for Success Training Series, Angela Kochuba, Managing Director with the Federal Training Academy, will facilitate Leveling Up for Success Training Series; Session II – The Importance of Powerful Communicationat the Federally Employed Women’s (FEW) annual National Training Program (NTP) in Columbus, Ohio, on      July 10-14.

This practical and insightful training, based on research and the experiences of working people, explains the fundamental distinctions between the ways men and women think. It also examines how men and women differently convey job dedication, management experience, leadership, and other promotion-related skills.

Leveling Up for Success Training Series; Session II – The Importance of Powerful Communication will be held Monday, July 10 from 2:45-4:00 P.M.  Register today; 36 seats are available. (Not a member yet? Click here.)

FEW’s NTP offers more than 110 classes in five tracks that include professional development, office technology and administration, leadership and culture, employee experience, and mindfulness and wellness. All courses align with the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Executive Core Competencies (i.e., leading people, leading change, business acumen, result driven and building coalitions).

Register today for other Leveling Up for Success Training Series sessions:

  • Maintaining an Inclusive Culture in the Modern Workforce. Monday, 7/10 from 1:00-2:15 P.M. Register Today—only 36 seats. (Not a member yet? Click here.) Pandemic and economic shutdowns have made working from home widespread. Overall, 22% of Americans will work remotely by 2025, an Upwork study says. After all the progress enterprises have made to adapt to remote work and the technological advantages tech startups have, you may expect an easy transition. Many companies struggle to sustain an inclusive work-from-home culture. Lack of diversity and cultural knowledge can create toxic work environments, even remotely. Employers, HR professionals, and remote teams must promote diversity and maintain a healthy culture. Tech, engineering, and similar businesses are growing. (Professional Development 1701)

  • The Importance of Being Resilient and Taking Strategic Risks. Tuesday, 7/11 from 9:30-10:45 A.M. Register today—only 40 seats. (Not a member yet? Click here.) As to why some women achieve well in their careers while others are passed over for promotions, think about the following. The inability to bounce back from setbacks and the fear of failure are common explanations. Learning how to “bounce back” from setbacks and being more confident taking calculated risks are particularly vital for women. Fortunately, the ability to view setbacks as opportunities for development and to maximize one’s leadership strengths are both teachable. In this session, you will learn effective strategies for rethinking ambiguity, embracing healthy conflict, adjusting to difficult circumstances and stepping outside of your comfort zone to pursue novel avenues of professional growth. (Professional Development 1703)

  • The Influence of Allies on the Development of an Inclusive Culture. Tuesday, 7/11 from 1:15-2:30 P.M. Register today—only 36 seats. (Not a member yet? Click here.) An ally is someone who takes the time to learn about diversity and inclusion issues, who actively seeks common ground with others and who provides support to members of marginalized communities. Organizational allies are crucial to the success of diversity and inclusion programs because of the positive impact they can have on the success rate of those programs. They take action when they witness discrimination and stand by those who are marginalized and could need their help. There is a need for all members of your organization to be allies who work to create a community where everyone feels safe, respected, valued and accepted. (Professional Development 1704)

  • Connecting in a New Reality Using Strategic Networking.  Tuesday, 7/11 from 2:45-  4:00 P.M. Register today—only 40 seats. (Not a member yet? Click here.) As a result of recent events, professionals are in a “wait and see” frame of mind as they adapt to new work situations. This, of course, also causes a substantial amount of lingering unsuitability. This webinar, created for working professionals who wish to find a way out of their current rut, explores innovative strategies for building professional relationships in the face of challenging market conditions. If you want to be a more effective leader, you’ll learn how to increase your agility and embrace strategic networking. You will learn about new success factors, methods for stretching your comfort zone and other useful techniques. (Professional Development 1705)

  • Maintaining Team Resilience Through Change & Uncertainty. Wednesday, 7/12 from 9:30-10:45 A.M. Register today—only 36 seats. (Not a member yet? Click here.) How are you managing during these uncertain times? Join us for an interactive overview of personal resilience concepts, strategies and tools to help manage stress. This session will provide an opportunity to share some of the concerns and challenges we are all facing and learn how we can strengthen both personal and team resilience. Take a Personal Resilience Inventory and follow a Daily Resilience Countdown. Learn ways to Rest Your Brain and build your resilience during times of stress and uncertainty. Benefits: 1. Gain an overview of personal resilience concepts and how they impact managing stress and performance. 2. Identify the five factors of resilience. 3. Learn strategies to strengthen both personal and team resilience. (Professional Development 1706)

  • Creating a Meaningful Mentoring Partnership: G.R.O.W. Wednesday, 7/12 from 1:15- 2:30 P.M. Register today—only 36 seats. (Not a member yet? Click here.) Finding someone at work who will support, encourage and challenge you is one of the best ways to advance your career and develop your skills. Typically, this type of relationship involves mentoring. The advantages of having a mentor have been extensively documented. To reap the benefits of mentorship for oneself or one’s organization, the mentor-mentee relationship is crucial. This training will explore how to create effective and meaningful mentor relationships using the G.R.O.W. (Goal), Current Reality, Options (or Obstacles), Will (or Way Forward) model and how it helps define the goals for the mentor-mentee relationship. (Professional Development 1707)

FEW helps more than one million women in the military and civilian workforce become strategic leaders with its four-pillar program: training, legislation, diversity, and compliance. Since 1968, the nonprofit has advocated for equity and diversity for women. FEW works toward advancing women in government with cutting-edge training, nationwide networking and invaluable insight. For more information, please visit FEW.org.