How to Advocate for Yourself
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We negotiate every day. At work we negotiate not just our jobs and salaries, but research priorities, budgets, staffing, deliverables and time tables. At home some of us negotiate child care pick up and drop off, who is making dinner and who stays home when the kids are sick. While men and women are equally skilled negotiators, women face some additional challenges. Not only were many of us not raised to advocate for our own interests, but we sometimes pay a social cost when we assert our needs and interests. We’ll dive into what we negotiate, our believes around advocating for ourselves, how to mitigate others’ negative perceptions when we assert our interests and two tools for increasing our effectiveness. You will leave with a better understanding of what is getting in your way and what to do about it. 

  

About the Speaker - Amy Rebecca Gay, PhD, CPCC 

Amy is a senior consultant and coach with Five Rhythms Consulting who brings over twenty-five years of experience as a mediator, trainer and facilitator for organizations of all sizes including Fortune 250 companies. She is the former assistant director of the Graduate Programs in Conflict Resolution at UMass Boston, she was the trainer and product manager at Vantage Partners and currently collaborates with UMass’s Center for Collaborative Leadership, The Mediation Group and Mobius Executive Leadership. She has taught at LeMoyne College, Syracuse University, UMass Boston and Babson College. Over her career, Amy has discovered that we communicate most effectively when we’ve mastered our own energy, emotions and identity. She brings an active awareness of the mind/body connection, a warm and welcoming facilitation style and a deep dedication to using one’s mind for powerful transformation. She has a PhD from Syracuse’s Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs and is a Coaches Training Institute certified coach.

 

Date and Time:  
October 3, 2018
5:00 - 8:00 PM

Agenda:
5:00-5:30pm: Registration, mingling, and light dinner
5:30-5:55pm: Facilitated networking
5:55-6:00pm: Introductions
6:00-7:30pm: Workshop
7:30-8:00pm: Optional networking

 

Location:  
Sanofi, 49 New York Ave, Framingham, MA 01701

We appreciate Sanofi sponsoring this event. 

   

 

Cost:   
WEST Members: $10; Non-Members: $25, Sanofi Employees: $0

A light dinner will be served. 

 

To Register


Note: This venue does not allow day of registrations, so make sure to registration by 10/2 at 5pm.  Additionally, attendees will need to check in with a government issued id at the security desk on the first floor before going to the sixth floor for the workshop.