May
18
5:30 pm17:30

SPECIAL STYLING EVENT

  • Scarlet Chamberlin Studio

Present Your Best Self— Women's Center for Leadership "Style Social"

Scarlet Chamberlin is an award-winning stylist and jewelry designer based in Portland, Oregon. She was named "Portland's Best Wardrobe Stylist" by the Portland Fashion & Style Awards, and was nominated two years in a row for an Orchid Award by The Portland Business Journal. Her styling work has also been featured in Vanity Fair, Fast Company, People and Portland Monthly. scarletchamberlin.com

Scarlet Chamberlin is an award-winning stylist and jewelry designer based in Portland, Oregon. She was named "Portland's Best Wardrobe Stylist" by the Portland Fashion & Style Awards, and was nominated two years in a row for an Orchid Award by The Portland Business Journal. Her styling work has also been featured in Vanity Fair, Fast Company, People and Portland Monthly.
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Join WCL and Portland's “Best Wardrobe Stylist”, Scarlet Chamberlin as we investigate “Leadership Style” across industries. This interactive conversation on fashion trends and how to dress for business will be as valuable as it is fun. Whether you are style savvy or fashion adverse, you will learn how to present your best self and receive insider tips and resources.

Scarlet knows how to make your wardrobe work for you. Bring 1-5 garments or accessories from home that you would like to wear more often. These pieces become Scarlet's props to lead an informative and vibrant conversation about personal style, appropriate work attire, dressing “up”, seasonal trends, closet organization, quality over quantity, where to shop, capsule wardrobes, what to wear where, etc. She is an open book and can flex to answer what you are most curious about. 

LOCATION: Scarlet Chamberlain Studio in the historic Povey Glass Building- 431 NW Flanders St. #203

PRICE: $49 per person. Includes beverages, wine and lite appetizers. 
Read our event cancellation/refund policy.  

Due to this unique venue, seats are limited!

May
25
7:15 am07:15

Bring Out Your Best Series: Activate Your Best Personal Brand

  • The Standard Building

Engage Your Super Powers: Activate Your Best Personal Brand

Live with more confidence!  Inspire ideal customers to engage with you! And get the tools you need to create an authentic and powerful personal brand! 

This workshop starts with creating your Power Pitch which combines your passion, purpose, pursuits & potential. With your Power Pitch, you’ll make the impact you desire.  And you’ll give people the exact words to describe you whether you meet them in person or anywhere your bio appears.  

Plus, learn the proven strategies to build a personal brand following and connect with ideal clients and customers!

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As you’ll see at this workshop, Chris Bartell is an brand energizer and personal cheerleader.  A 20-year brand marketing veteran, he inspires people and brands to discover and unleash their super powers to build more fruitful, long-term customer relationships. Meet Chris at http://www.chrisbartell.com

LOCATION: The Standard Building, ATRIUM ROOM, 900 Southwest 5th Avenue, Portland, OR, 97204. (The building with the marble sculpture) 

PRICE: $35 per person. Includes breakfast and parking at the Standard Plaza, 1100 SW 6th Ave, Portland, OR 97204. Read our event cancellation/refund policy.  

This event is the second of the three part Bring Out Your Best Series.   

  1. Speaker Moe Carrick "Focus on Fit: Finding Your Best Fit in the Workplace"– April 27, 2017 – 7:15am to 9:00 am at the Standard Insurance Center building, Atrium Room – $35/person
  2. Speaker Chris Bartell "Engage Your Super Powers: Activate Your Best Personal Brand"– May 25, 2017– 7:15am to 9:00 am at the Standard Insurance Center building, Atrium Room – $35/person
  3. Panel "Showcase Your Best: Optimizing Social Media"– June 22, 2017– 7:15am to 9:00 am at the Standard Insurance Center building, Atrium Room – $35/person

Purchase all three as a series and save $20, or sign up individually. $85/person for the series. You do not need to sign up for all three to attend one.  


Apr
27
7:15 am07:15

Bring Out Your Best Series: Finding Your Best Fit in the Workplace

  • The Standard Building

Finding Your Best Fit in the Workplace

According to Gallup, one out of every two people feel disengaged at work.  The implications of this statistic are grave for employers as well as individuals, who suffer frustration and disappointment at work on a daily basis. There is a different way! Before accepting a new job or role, we can do a better job of assessing fit with rigorous self-awareness and introspective questions about the elements of work fit that matter.

Moe Carrick is a speaker, writer and workplace expert, as well as the Founder of Moementum, Inc., a Certified BCorp and Oregon boutique consulting firm. She is a Coach, a Certified Daring Way™ Facilitator, a Senior Human Resource Professional, and holds an MS in Organizational Management from Antioch University. Moe's first book, Fit Matters: How to Love Your Job will be released by Maven House Press on May 16.

Moe Carrick is a speaker, writer and workplace expert, as well as the Founder of Moementum, Inc., a Certified BCorp and Oregon boutique consulting firm. She is a Coach, a Certified Daring Way™ Facilitator, a Senior Human Resource Professional, and holds an MS in Organizational Management from Antioch University. Moe's first book, Fit Matters: How to Love Your Job will be released by Maven House Press on May 16.

Join us for this interactive workshop with Moe Carrick from Moementum, Inc. to explore:

  • How a self-knowledge can help you better understand your work needs in 6 key areas
  • Why work fit (or mis-fit) can make or break overall happiness
  • What to look for before taking a job or role to assess whether you will thrive
  • Strategies for dealing with a “mis-fit” when you can’t just leave
  • Tips for moving beyond the offer to pick a job that brings out your best

This event is the first of the three part Bring Out Your Best Series.   

  1. Speaker Moe Carrick "Focus on Fit: Finding Your Best Fit in the Workplace"– April 27, 2017 – 7:15am to 9:00 am at the Standard Insurance Center building, Atrium Room – $35/person
  2. Speaker Chris Bartell "Engage Your Super Powers: Activate Your Best Personal Brand"– May 25, 2017– 7:15am to 9:00 am at the Standard Insurance Center building, Atrium Room – $35/person
  3. Panel "Showcase Your Best: Optimizing Social Media"– June 22, 2017– 7:15am to 9:00 am at the Standard Insurance Center building, Atrium Room – $35/person

Purchase all three as a series and save $20, or sign up individually. $85/person for the series. You do not need to sign up for all three to attend one.  

Mar
23
7:15 am07:15

Develop Your Leadership Style Series: Conscious Leadership

  • The Standard Building

FOUR QUESTIONS EVERY CONSCIOUS LEADER ASKS THEMSELVES

Do you, or does your organization recycle issues and problems over and over again rather than truly solve them? Join us with Deb Katz from The Conscious Leadership Group to learn how to shift the conversation from content to context, so that issues are resolved once and for all. You'll walk away understanding why conscious leadership really matters to you and your organization, and the costs of ignoring it. This interactive workshop will bring you face to face with the behaviors that are holding you back from leading from responsibility, genius and playfulness.

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Deb Katz is an executive consultant and coach who travels the country working with individual leaders and organizations to bridge the gap between conceptual knowledge and walking the talk of conscious leadership. Known for her laser focus, challenging and supportive delivery, Deb catalyses opportunities for sustainable personal and organizational culture reform that leads to greater fulfillment, collaboration, innovation and influence.

Deb holds degrees in Sociology and Women’s Studies specializing in Collective Behavior and Organizational Development from San Diego State University. It was through this early education where she began her research on how individual consciousness can affect the macro-institutional picture and vice-versa. Deb also has training in Enneagram personality styles, somatic psychology and is a Registered Nurse.

This event is the third of the three part Develop Your Leadership Style Series.  

  1. Leadership and Followership are Mindsets – January 26, 2017 – 7:15am to 9:00 am at the Hilton, Atrium Room – $35/person
  2. The Confidence Project– February 23, 2017– 7:15am to 9:00 am at the Standard Insurance Center building, Atrium Room – $35/person
  3. Conscious Leadership– March 23, 2017– 7:15am to 9:00 am at the Standard Insurance Center building, Atrium Room – $35/person

LOCATION: The Standard Building, ATRIUM ROOM, 900 Southwest 5th Avenue, Portland, OR, 97204. (The building with the marble sculpture) 

PRICE: $35 per person. Includes breakfast and parking at the Standard Plaza, 1100 SW 6th Ave, Portland, OR 97204. Read our event cancellation/refund policy.  

 

Feb
23
7:15 am07:15

Develop Your Leadership Style Series: The Confidence Project

  • The Standard Insurance Building

LEADERS PROJECT CONFIDENCE

Projecting confidence is not just about our DNA, it is a skill you can develop. In this Confidence Project Power Hour, Tracy Hooper will coach you on simple skills to make a great first impression and master the moment. Tracy provides dynamic examples of how you can personally connect with people fast at networking events, meetings and on phone conversations, and, how you can seamlessly enter and exit conversations gracefully at group events. Tracy is an expert story teller with real-life tales from her success in broadcast TV news and the voiceover industry. Join us for this lively, fun event that will provide take-away skills you can use immediately and for the rest of your life.

Prior to launching The Confidence Project, Tracy Bagli Hooper gained experience on air as a reporter and anchor at several CBS affiliate stations on the East Coast, including WBAL-TV in Baltimore, MD and WFSB-TV in Hartford, CT. As an on-camera and voice-over professional, she has made countless commercial and narration scripts come alive for radio, TV, and corporate clients including Disney, UPS, NFL Films, Marriott`. Tracy launched the Confidence Project when she recognized a void, “Over the past several years I’ve seen more and more professionals who are tech savvy, world traveled, and mobile. At the same 2me, I’ve noticed that many people are hungry for some simple social and business skills to help them feel comfortable and connected in everyday settings”

Prior to launching The Confidence Project, Tracy Bagli Hooper gained experience on air as a reporter and anchor at several CBS affiliate stations on the East Coast, including WBAL-TV in Baltimore, MD and WFSB-TV in Hartford, CT. As an on-camera and voice-over professional, she has made countless commercial and narration scripts come alive for radio, TV, and corporate clients including Disney, UPS, NFL Films, Marriott`.

This event is the second of the three part Develop Your Leadership Style Series.  

  1. Leadership and Followership are Mindsets – January 26, 2017 – 7:15am to 9:00 am at the Hilton, Atrium Room – $35/person
  2. The Confidence Project– February 23, 2017– 7:15am to 9:00 am at the Standard Insurance Center building, Atrium Room – $35/person
  3. Conscious Leadership– March 23, 2017– 7:15am to 9:00 am at the Standard Insurance Center building, Atrium Room – $35/person

LOCATION: The Standard Building, ATRIUM ROOM, 900 Southwest 5th Avenue, Portland, OR, 97204. (The building with the marble sculpture) 

PRICE: $35 per person. Includes breakfast and parking at the Standard Plaza, 1100 SW 6th Ave, Portland, OR 97204. Read our event cancellation/refund policy.  

Jan
26
7:15 am07:15

Develop Your Leadership Style Series: Leadership and Followership are Mindsets

  • Hilton (Atrium Room)
Dr. Sarah Stebbins, C.P.C.  thebetterchange.com

Dr. Sarah Stebbins, C.P.C.  thebetterchange.com

Leadership and Followership: A Dichotomy? Much has been written about how leadership effectiveness is equated with followership. However, less has been written about the nature of ‘followership’ itself.  Within the context of the modern organization, the concept of ‘followership’ raises some provocative questions including: How does ‘followership’ support ‘leadership’? What are the attributes of a good ‘follower’? We hire for ‘leaders’, how do we hire for ‘followers’? In this highly interactive session, we will explore these questions and the dichotomy between the two—and perhaps challenge whether or not such a dichotomy exists!

NEW LOCATION: The Hilton, ATRIUM ROOM, 921 Southwest 6th Avenue, Portland, OR, 97204.  

PRICE: $35 per person. Includes breakfast and parking at the Standard Plaza, 1100 SW 6th Ave, Portland, OR 97204. Read our event cancellation/refund policy.  

This event is the first of the three part Develop Your Leadership Style Series.  

  1. Leadership and Followership are Mindsets – January 26, 2017 – 7:15am to 9:00 am at the Hilton, Atrium Room – $35/person
  2. The Confidence Project– February 23, 2017– 7:15am to 9:00 am at the Standard Insurance Center building, Atrium Room – $35/person
  3. Conscious Leadership– March 23, 2017– 7:15am to 9:00 am at the Standard Insurance Center building, Atrium Room – $35/person

Purchase all three as a series and save $20, or sign up individually. $85/person for the series. You do not need to sign up for all three to attend one.  

Dec
1
7:30 am07:30

Build Your Personal Leadership Development Plan

  • Standard Insurance

We aren’t all lucky enough to have a team of people focused on our professional development, but we can apply the best practices of Learning & Development experts to build our own. Join WCL and facilitator Kirsten Meneghello, as we host a panel of L & D professionals who design programs for their employees. Gain insight into the recurring leadership themes and challenges they observe. Finish the morning by crafting your own development plan while panelists circulate to offer their insight and experience. To increase long-term success, you will be paired with an “accountability partner” and each attendee will be given an access code for leadership assessment to be completed at home.

PANELISTS:

 

Autumn Woods, MABS
Senior Global Manager, Learning and Talent Management
Columbia Sportswear

Autumn holds a master’s degree in Leadership and Organizational Development and has over 20 years of senior-level management and leadership experience in diverse industries. Most notably in law enforcement, property management, private consulting, healthcare, large Internet retailers, and apparel and footwear companies. Autumn’s unique combination of strong practical business experience and knowledge with learning and talent management strategies has helped shape the way companies engage their employees and transform the methods used to acquire leadership skills.

 

Rachel Shafran, Ed.D.
Leadership and Learning Consultant
Intel

Rachel is a business transformation coach and facilitator with extensive experience in Leadership Development, Change Strategy and Organization Effectiveness. Rachel has worked in a diverse range of industries including High Tech, Consumer Product, Telecommunications, Pharmaceutical and Non Profit. Rachel completed her Doctorate degree in Education at Pepperdine University, holds a M.A. from the School of Management and Labor Relations at Rutgers University and received a Master's Level Certificate in Leadership Coaching from Georgetown University.

Mara Kershaw, VP- Learning and Organizational Development
First Tech Federal Credit Union

Mara has been a leader for over 25 years in leadership and organizational development, talent management, and team effectiveness in various industries including healthcare, high tech, and financial. She has a master’s degree in learning and organizational development and is a certified professional coach, specializing in emotional intelligence coaching. She has a passion for leadership development and its correlation to employee engagement. In many organizations, she has led and created comprehensive leadership development programs, succession planning, and mentor programs for all levels of leaders.

 

Katie C. Kelley
People Development Director
Fuerst Group

Katie C. Kelley, author of Career Courage, is responsible for performance management, employee engagement, training and management coaching at Fuerst Group (KEEN Footwear, Chrome Industries, ROFU).  Prior to this role, Ms. Kelley ran her own company, Katie Kelley Networks for six years in which she developed professionals for senior level roles through television segments, executive coaching, networking events and speaking engagements throughout the United States.  Clients included Google, Time Inc. and Meeting Planners International and many more. Katie earned a B.A. in Psychology at Boston College and a M.S.W. at Smith College

Facilitator:
Kirsten Meneghello, JD
Executive and Leadership Coach
Illumination Coaching LLC

Kirsten coaches leaders and executives to build dynamic teams. She is passionate about people bringing their talents together to maximize their team’s effectiveness. She is an ICF-certified coach, facilitator, and Authorized Partner for Everything DiSC and Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team. She has proven leadership skills from her many years of nonprofit experience and community service. Kirsten is an attorney and a member of the Oregon State Bar.

LOCATION: The Standard Building, ATRIUM ROOM, 900 Southwest 5th Avenue, Portland, OR, 97204. (The building with the marble sculpture) 

PRICE: $35 per person. Includes continental breakfast and parking at the Standard Plaza, 1100 SW 6th Ave, Portland, OR 97204. Read our event cancellation/refund policy.  

Nov
15
5:30 pm17:30

What Role Do Men Play in Women's Leadership?

  • Downstream

According to data from The Center for American Progress, just 14.6% of executive officers in the 500 highest-grossing American companies are women. That means 85.4% are male. What role do they have in women’s leadership development? What can they do to remove leadership hurdles for women in the workplace? How can they help influence organizational cultures to harness the full potential of women? Join Moe Carrick and Jim Morris from Moementum, Inc. as they tackle this important question. Moe and Jim are passionate about helping organizations excel by helping people become better leaders and helping leaders work better together.

Moementum, Inc. helps business people, nonprofit or corporate teams and leaders work better together. Using practical support, coaching, team-building facilitation and unique, personalized leadership experiences, we help organizations reach their full potential and succeed with purpose.

LOCATION: Downstream, 1624 Northwest Johnson Street, Portland, OR 97209

PRICE: $49 and bring a man for free. Includes light appetizers and no-host wine bar. Read our event cancellation/refund policy.  

Oct
20
5:30 pm17:30

Leading While Female: What Hillary Clinton Can (and Can’t) Teach Us About Gender, Power, and Leadership

  • Downstream

Women have long been taught that to get ahead, they cannot afford to seem either too "womanly" or too "dominant". Can women overcome the proverbial "double bind"? Join Dr. Regina Lawrence of the University of Oregon to discuss election 2016 and what it may be teaching us about gender, politics, the media, and women's leadership.

Regina G. Lawrence (PhD, University of Washington) is a professor in the School of Journalism and Communication and Director of the George S. Turnbull Portland Center and the Agora Journalism Center at the University of Oregon. Her research focuses on the role of the media in public discourse about politics and policy. She has been chair of the Political Communication section of the American Political Science Association, book editor of the journal Political Communication, and a fellow at the Shorenstein Center on the Press, Politics, and Public Policy at Harvard. Dr. Lawrence’s books include When the Press Fails: Political Power and the News Media from Iraq to Katrina (University of Chicago Press, 2007, with W. Lance Bennett and Steven Livingston), winner of the 2016 Doris A. Graber Best Book Award from the Political Communication section of the American Political Science Association, and Hillary Clinton’s Race for the White House: Gender Politics and the Media on the Campaign Trail (Lynne Rienner Publishers, 2009, co-authored with Melody Rose). Her current research focuses on political reporters’ use of social media to cover presidential politics, on female candidates’ communication strategies and news coverage of women politicians, and on media and civic engagement. Her work has appeared in numerous scholarly journals including the Journal of Communication, Political Communication, Political Research Quarterly, Journalism, Journalism Studies, and International Journal of Press/Politics.

LOCATION: Downstream, 1624 Northwest Johnson Street, Portland, OR 97209

PRICE: $39 per person. Includes light appetizers and no-host wine bar. Read our event cancellation/refund policy.  

Sep
22
7:15 am07:15

Make Your Best Impression in the First 30 Seconds!

  • The Standard Insurance Center Building

When asked “What do you do?” at a networking event, do you struggle for a crisp answer? During an interview, do you search for a “smart” way to describe your accomplishments? When unexpectedly riding an elevator with a corporate VP, do you find it hard to start a conversation? 

Join us on Sept. 22 to learn how to prepare and rely upon your authentic voice to convey your best professional self in these and many other common situations.

Prior to the event, you will receive an email containing a worksheet to get you started on your “elevator pitch”.

During the Sept. 22 event, you will have the opportunity to deliver your elevator pitch and receive feedback from three different coaches and nine peers. 

Sign up quickly as spaces are limited so each participant has valuable time with our ten coaches:

LOCATION: The Standard Building, 900 Southwest 5th Avenue, Portland, OR, 97204. Lower Level behind Outtakes Cafe, Classroom 1-4.
(The building with the marble sculpture) 

PRICE: $29 per person. Includes continental breakfast and parking at the Standard Plaza, 1100 SW 6th Ave, Portland, OR 97204. Read our event cancellation/refund policy.  

Jul
28
7:15 am07:15

Finding "Balance" Through Purpose-Driven Business

  • The Standard Building

Forbes, Huffington Post, and Fast Company are among the many voices talking about the success of brands that give purpose the same reverence as profit.

Join WCL and David Howitt, as he discusses the powerful role women can play in purpose-driven business. As Founder & CEO of Meriwether Group, a business accelerator and boutique private equity firm, he has helped many women (and men) build companies in which human values are expressed through business.

David M. Howitt is Founder & CEO of Meriwether Group and author of Heed Your Call. He is an inspiring thought leader and accomplished entrepreneur with over twenty years of experience providing financial, strategic, and brand counsel to early stage, and Fortune 100 companies.

David has the unique ability to integrate vision and growth strategies with mission and purpose, and has provided guidance to Oregon Chai, Stumptown Coffee, Pendleton, adidas, Voodoo Doughnut, Salomon, yogitoes, Klim, Bloch, Dave's Killer Bread, ABC Carpet & Home, Living Harvest, and many others.
 
David has achieved success by following the principles outlined in his book, Heed Your Call. He affirms that by embracing the "Power of And", where we unite artistry and analytics, and integrate intuition with intellect, that we positively affect the way we live and the world around us.

LOCATION: The Standard Building, 900 Southwest 5th Avenue, Portland, OR, 97204. Lower Level behind Outtakes Cafe, Classroom 1-4.

PRICE: $26 per person. Includes breakfast. Read our event cancellation/refund policy.  

Jun
23
7:15 am07:15

Cultivating Executive Competencies Series: Analytical Intelligence

  • Standard Insurance BLD Lower Level behind Cafe

Strengthen Your Business Acumen

Business acumen takes time and effort to acquire. We spend most of our time worrying about technical knowledge when we should be spending just as much time on business acumen. 

Becky Graham of Graham Group, LLC is here to help you. 

Becky is the President of Graham Group LLC, a consulting firm focused on improving the financial performance of small and medium sized businesses through process improvement and people development. Clients include Constructive Form, Jones Architecture, Salt & Straw, Cherry City Metals, Forest Dental, Andina, JLE Truck Wash, Superior Tire, Portland General Electric, PLI Systems, Solid Ground Consulting, Delap, TKW and Moomaw, Mesirow & Godfrey. 

Prior to Graham Group, Becky was a partner in the Portland office of KPMG from 1980 to 2007 working in a variety of industries; serving both public and private clients, including many owner operated and family owned businesses. Becky has held board positions with Pacific University – Board of Trustees; Chair of Investment Committee Northwest Health Foundation – Board of Directors; Chair of Finance Committee Former board member of CASA for Children, Dove Lewis, the YWCA of Greater Portland and volunteer for Family Relief Nursery in Portland. 

This event is the fourth of the four part Cultivating Executive Competencies Series.  

1.    Emotional Intelligence: The Neuroscience of Leadership – March 31 – 7:15 am to 10:00 am – Standard Insurance CENTER building – Atrium Room – $39/person.

2.    Nonverbal Intelligence: Do You Mean What You Are Saying? – April 28 – 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm – Downstream’s office building on NW Johnson Street – $39/person.

3.    Verbal Intelligence: Sell Ideas like a Leader – May 26 – 7:15 am to 9:00 am – Standard Insurance Building – Exact Room TBD – $29/person.

4.    Analytical Intelligence: Strengthen Your Business Acumen – June 23 – 7:15 am to 9:00 am 900 SW 5th Ave, Standard Insurance Building – Exact Room = Lower level behind Outtakes Cafe 1-4  – $29/person.

Purchase all four as a series and save $29 (essentially one free), or sign up individually. $107/person for the series. You do not need to sign up all four to attend one.  

Read our Event Cancellation / Refund Policy


May
26
7:15 am07:15

Cultivating Executive Competencies Series: Verbal Intelligence

  • Standard Insurance: Plaza Building

Sell Ideas Like a Leader

“One of the biggest developmental hurdles that aspiring leaders, male and female alike, must clear is learning to sell their ideas – their vision of the future – to numerous stakeholders.  Presenting an inspiring story about the future is very different from generating a brilliant strategy, analysis or crafting a logical implementation plan. . .”   – Ibarra and Obodaru, Women and the Vision Thing 

Join us with Rebecca Armstrong, Principal and Managing Director of the advertising agency, North Inc. Learn tips and tools from one who has to sell new ideas nearly every day of the year. Even if you're brimming with million-dollar ideas, you won't get anywhere without gumption and tenacity.

This lecture aims to highlight the means by which great leaders sell ideas (hint: it also involves confidence and passion.)

Rebecca Armstrong is an agency veteran with 27 years in ad agency management and client services. She is skilled at strategic planning, nurturing award-winning creative product, mentoring employees, fostering collaborative client relationships and growing brands.  

North is home to 35 full time staff, 15 dogs and 20 guitars and designed for smart, curious people to do their best work, collaborate, grow, have fun, and be kind to each other. North’s clients include Columbia Sportswear, Clif Bar, Pacific Natural Foods, Anchor Brewing, Stanley (a brand of PMI), Granite Gear and Cycle Oregon among others.

This event is the third of the four part Cultivating Executive Competencies Series.

1.    Emotional Intelligence: The Neuroscience of Leadership – March 31 – 7:15 am to 10:00 am – Standard Insurance CENTER building – Atrium Room – $39/person.

2.    Nonverbal Intelligence: Do You Mean What You Are Saying? – April 28 – 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm – Downstream’s office building on NW Johnson Street – $39/person.

3.    Verbal Intelligence: Sell Ideas like a Leader – May 26 – 7:15 am to 9:00 am – Standard Insurance Building – Exact Room TBD – $29/person.

4.    Analytical Intelligence: Strengthen Your Business Acumen – June 23 – 7:15 am to 9:00 am Standard Insurance Building – Exact Room TBD – $29/person.

Purchase all four as a series and save $29 (essentially one free), or sign up individually. $107/person for the series. You do not need to sign up all four to attend one.  

Read our Event Cancellation / Refund Policy

IMPORTANT LOCATION INFORMATION: The event will be held in the Standard Insurance Plaza Building located at 1100 SW 6th Avenue. The room location is the Rainer Room on the 11th Floor. Parking is available in this building. 

 

Apr
28
5:30 pm17:30

Cultivating Executive Competencies Series: Nonverbal Intelligence

  • Downstream

Do You Mean What You Are Saying?

Do you know the science of nonverbal communication? Research will tell you that we can sabotage our good ideas and great skills with weak nonverbal communication. In this talk, Vanessa Van Edwards will delve into how women can use body language to communicate, influence and connect with others in the professional environment.

Body language science can help us understand how to decode emotions, uncover truth and increase the accuracy of workplace communication.

Participants will be able to use these tips both inside and outside the office. This science-based talk will be lively, entertaining and have actionable tips. Specifically, Vanessa will cover

  • How to decode hidden emotions
  • Power nonverbal for pitches, partnerships, and presence
  • How to make a lasting first impression

Vanessa Van Edwards is a Huffington Post columnist and her groundbreaking work has been featured on NPR, Wall Street Journal, Today Show and USA Today. She has written for CNN, Fast Company and Forbes. Her science of people approach has benefited both readers and corporations as Vanessa has consulted for multiple Fortune 500 companies including American Express, Clean and Clear and Symantec. Vanessa is a behavioral investigator, published author, sought after media advisor, public speaker and body language trainer specializing in science-based people skills.

“Vanessa's presentation style is so engaging and entertaining that I believe everyone will get something extremely useful out of it. “ –Monica Enand, Founder of Zapproved
“Vanessa’s work is informative, educational and fun. I did not realize that people’s body language could tell you so much by detecting certain things to look for. Everyone could use these tools in both their jobs and daily lives.” –Nancy Swaffield, Credit Professionals International

This event is the second of the four part Cultivating Executive Competencies Series. 

1.    Emotional Intelligence: The Neuroscience of Leadership – March 31 – 7:15 am to 10:00 am – Standard Insurance CENTER building – Atrium Room – $39/person.

2.    Nonverbal Intelligence: Do You Mean What You Are Saying? – April 28 – 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm – Downstream’s office building on NW Johnson Street – $39/person.

3.    Verbal Intelligence: Sell Ideas like a Leader – May 26 – 7:15 am to 9:00 am – Standard Insurance Building – Exact Room TBD – $29/person.

4.    Analytical Intelligence: Strengthen Your Business Acumen – June 23 – 7:15 am to 9:00 am Standard Insurance Building – Exact Room TBD – $29/person.

Purchase all four as a series and save $29 (essentially one free), or sign up individually. $107/person for the series. You do not need to sign up all four to attend one.  

Read our Event Cancellation / Refund Policy


Mar
31
7:15 am07:15

Cultivating Executive Competencies Series: Emotional Intelligence – The Neuroscience of Leadership

  • The Standard Insurance CENTER Bld (Room: Atrium)

This event is sold out.

We look forward to seeing those who have signed up. 

LOCATION: Standard Insurance, 900 SW 5th Ave, Portland, OR 97204, Atrium Room.

Emotional intelligence can be described as harnessing the ability to identify, assess, and control the emotions of oneself, of others, and of groups. Effective leaders understand their teams and customers. They are disciplined in managing their own behavior and effective in managing others. These skills rely on self-awareness, recognizing our strengths and learning edge, as well as the social awareness to attend to the relationships that ground our business.

“In a study of skills that distinguish star performers in every field from entry-level jobs to executive positions, the single most important factor was not IQ, advanced degrees, or technical experience, it was EQ.” – Daniel Goleman 

Apply the science and increase your EQ by joining WCL and Lori Eberly of Radius ECD. This "Science Of Leadership" course developed by Radius ECD will deliver skills you can implement immediately: tools for motivating, influencing others, and creating change. It will teach you to:

  • Explain and illustrate how we "flip our lids" when our brain is hijacked by fear
  • Employ the strategy "Name It to Tame It"
  • Identify the central role of the integrating middle prefrontal cortex
  • Practice tools to increase emotional intelligence

Lori Eberly is a licensed clinical social worker, executive coach, and the owner of Radius ECD. Some call her a mirror, or sounding board; but she has also been called a teacher, a teller of hard truths and even a cat herder. As a social worker, her lens is a strengths-based approach to understanding how we thrive and where we stall, and her expertise is recognizing patterns of human behavior, driving performance, momentum and collaboration.  Lori completed her Masters in social work in 2000 and has been licensed as a clinical social worker since 2007.  

This event is the first of the four part Cultivating Executive Competencies Series. 

1.    Emotional Intelligence: The Neuroscience of Leadership – March 31 – 7:15 am to 10:00 am – Standard Insurance CENTER building – Atrium Room – $39/person.

2.    Nonverbal Intelligence: Do You Mean What You Are Saying? – April 28 – 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm – Downstream’s office building on NW Johnson Street – $39/person.

3.    Verbal Intelligence: Sell Ideas like a Leader – May 26 – 7:15 am to 9:00 am – Standard Insurance Building – Exact Room TBD – $29/person.

4.    Analytical Intelligence: Strengthen Your Business Acumen – June 23 – 7:15 am to 9:00 am Standard Insurance Building – Exact Room TBD – $29/person.

Purchase all four as a series and save $29 (essentially one free), or sign up individually. $107/person for the series. You do not need to sign up all four to attend one.  

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Feb
25
7:15 am07:15

WCL BREAKFAST: Be Humble With Yourself, But Not Your Career

  • The Standard Center Bldg Classrooms 1, 2, 3 and 4

In the Psychology of Women’s Quarterly, Professor Jessi Smith of Montana State said of her research on bragging rights:

“Women are less likely than men to praise themselves,
and when they do it comes with anxiety.”

It is one thing to ask for recognition for yourself, but when you have your own company, you have to quickly get over that.

Join us on February 25, as we examine the lessons learned from women who have had to become skilled at speaking up. These leaders have made the transition from employee to entrepreneur and in so doing, have had to learn how to pitch their accomplishments, value, and their product.

Then, turn your focus inward to examine how you can better speak to your accomplishments by applying Peggy Drexler’s methods:

  • Honoring thyself
  • Asking for accountability
  • Developing a “co-bragger”

SPEAKERS

   CHELSEA GAYA & CLAIRE GHORMLE

   CHELSEA GAYA & CLAIRE GHORMLE

If they hadn’t failed at their first business attempt, they would never have created their “second story.” CHELSEA GAYA & CLAIRE GHORMLE have applied what they have learned to launch Spitfire, a social media, content marketing, and business consulting firm for small businesses. Where others may go for the big client, they value community above all else. "It is the reason we are here, it is the reason we serve, it is the purpose of our existence.”  

TESS DARROW

TESS DARROW

TESS DARROW began Egg Press, a letterpress design shop, print shop, and greeting card company in 1999 as a way to combine her love of printing, her background in textiles, and experience in graphic design from her previous job at Nike. As a mother of two, Tess has created her company with family friendly flexibility and a collaborative spirit that keeps her 20+ employees in it for the long haul. Tess is an avid knitter, seamstress, and gardener. She values community and gives back whenever possible. 

CHRISTINE ENDERBY

CHRISTINE ENDERBY

After seven years as the creative director at Ziba Design, CHRISTINE ENDERBY launched Nuzzle. Her personal journey to motherhood disclosed a void in the market that Christine couldn’t ignore. By filling it, her product, which focuses on taking the sting out of breast feeding, won awards and accolades. Not only has Christine learned to speak up, but she has learned to tell the story of difficulties with breast feeding to interested women and uncomfortable audiences of men.

LOCATION: Standard Insurance Center building at 900 SW 5th Ave in Portland. Classrooms 1, 2, 3 & 4 on the first floor (behind Outtakes Cafe) 

PRICE: $26 per person. Includes breakfast. Read our Event Cancellation/Refund Policy.



Jan
28
7:15 am07:15

WCL BREAKFAST: 2016 RESOLUTION: RE-WRITE YOUR SCRIPT FOR “HAVING IT ALL"

  • The Standard Center Bldg

What does “having it all” realistically really mean to you?  


Do you often feel overwhelmed and trapped in expectations to do everything well and master work-life balance: be a great leader, fantastic mother, loving wife, financially stable, beautifully organized, beautifully beautiful…? Achieving all these superlatives can leave us on empty! 

Moe Carrick, founder and Principal of Moementum, Inc. will walk us through how to re-write what it means to “have it all” by simply choosing to have and be enough. Moe calls upon a rich background of Fortune 100 consulting, academic and institutional learning, keynote addresses, authorship, strategic partnering, and masterful facilitation to help people do their best work and be fulfilled.  

Tickets $26.00 person. Breakfast included.   

More on Moe: 

Moe founded Moementum, Inc., an Oregon based company that helps organizations (and the people who work in them) reach their full potential and succeed with purpose. She believes that business can be a force for good in the world, and with her company regularly seeks to do just that! Read more on Moementum's WorkSmart Blog.

Moe is a Certified Daring Way™ Facilitator, a highly-experiential methodology based on the research of Dr. Brené Brown. Moe is also a Certified Coach, an authorized distributor for the Wiley Suite of products (DiSC, Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team, Leadership Practices Inventory) a Certified Benchmarks Facilitator with the Center for Creative Leadership, and a standing member of the Denison Culture Roundtable.  

Moe received her Master’s Degree in Organizational Management and works with clients including Nintendo of America, Prudential Financial, REI, Nike, The Nature Conservancy, and Tech Soft 3D. 


Oct
22
7:15 am07:15

WCL Breakfast: Not Working Networking? Big Mistake!

  • Standard Insurance – Center Bldg Rm 1 & 2 LL

Do you spend time expanding your network in and outside your workplace? Join us as we focus on networking with Nancy Seifert, PhD, MS, FACHE, and Professor at Oregon State University’s College Of Public Health and Human Sciences.  

WCL Breakfast: FOCUS on Your Success Plan
Apr
23
7:15 am07:15

WCL Breakfast: FOCUS on Your Success Plan

You want big things for your life: Achievement. Accomplishment. Results. Happiness. You have the drive and passion to achieve your dreams. You are willing to work extremely hard to make things happen. But, do you have a clear roadmap for your vision?