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Summer Workshops

 

'SUMMER SKILLS SERIES' WORKSHOPS

Mondays in June & July 2009

 5:30pm-9:00pm 

 


Description:

Summer is a great time to expand your skill set!  The WEST "Summer Skills Series" workshops are a series of small, interactive 3+ hour workshops in which you will gain new expertise through participatory exercises and lectures.  These workshops are designed specifically for those in the science and technology industries, and are taught by outstanding workshop leaders. 

The workshops are designed so that you can sign up for just one workshop, several, or the whole series – whichever is best for your schedule and interests. There is an increasing discount the more workshops you sign up for. And please note that enrollment is limited.

5 Workshops:

LEADERSHIP: THE LEAP TO MANAGEMENT

Monday, June 22, 2009
5:30pm-9:00pm Cambridge, MA

A 3-hour interactive, participatory workshop in which you will address the challenges of transitioning from the individual contributor to a leadership role. The session explores the tools you will use to establish your credibility and build a strong relationship with your team and stakeholders. Workshop leader is Tina Wong-Russell, a consultant with more than 30 years' experience in organizational development, learning, and training strategies. 
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PRESENTATION SKILLS FOR SCIENTISTS AND ENGINEERS

Monday, June 29, 2009
5:30pm-9:00pm Cambridge, MA

This practical workshop is designed for those who are technically trained.  You will learn how to design and deliver better presentations in a variety of formats including: job interviews, internal briefings, investor pitches, and conference lectures. The workshop leader is WEST President, book author, and speaker Gwen Acton PhD.  

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SOCIAL NETWORKING FOR CAREER DEVELOPMENT

Monday July 6, 2009
5:30pm-9:00pm Cambridge, MA

What should you do with all those Linked-In invitations? This interactive workshop will help you learn how to use social networking tools such as Linked-In, Facebook, and Twitter in a business context to help you advance your career. Workshop leader is Lisa Gualtieri PhD, Adjunct Clinical Professor at Tufts University School of Medicine in the Health Communication Program.  
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CORPORATE SAVVY

Monday July 13, 2009
5:30pm-9:00pm Cambridge, MA

A three-hour interactive, participatory workshop in which you will learn how to navigate corporate cultures in order to succeed. Workshop leader is Sandra Glucksmann PhD, Senior VP of Research and Business Operations at Cerulean Pharmaceuticals.
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MENTORING: HOW TO FIND (AND BE) A GREAT MENTOR 

Monday July 20, 2009
5:30pm-9:00pm Cambridge, MA

This workshop addresses the fundamentals of good mentoring relationships, from both the perspective of the mentor, and the mentee. Learn how to find mentors, and how to be a great mentor yourself.  Workshop leader is Joanne Kamens PhD who is Director of Discovery at RXi Pharmaceuticals, frequent speaker on this topic, and has implemented successful mentoring programs. 
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Cost:
One Workshop: $90 Members; $120 Non-Members ($160 Workshop & Membership)

Light dinner and refreshments are included.

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Location:
One Main Street, Cambridge MA, Cambridge MA

(Corner of Main St. & Memorial Drive, Near Kendall Square T stop).  DIRECTIONS


Agenda:

5:30-6:00pm Registration, Networking and Refreshments

6:00-8:45pm Interactive, Participatory Workshop

8:45-9:00pm Networking and Refreshments

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Pre-registration ends 6pm on the Friday before each workshop.

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