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Michel Pujol Room

Student Union Building

University of Victoria

Victoria, BC


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Navigating Politics at Work and Networking, Mentors, Sponsors are the fifth and sixth workshops in a six-workshop series offered by the Canadian Centre for Women in Science, Engineering, Trades and Technology (WinSETT Centre). They focus on Advanced Awareness and Skill Development.

Built upon the experiences of women across the country, the WinSETT Leadership Program is the only Canadian program focused exclusively on women in SETT, open to both professionals and students alike.

Thank you to our sponsors, MEOPAR, the Faculty of Science (University of Victoria), and Women in SETT (University of Victoria) to enable us to offer the workshops.


Better Navigate the Networks

Understanding formal and informal networks at work, who are your key stakeholders and what will serve you best as weill as other key strategies will equip you to both understand and better navigate the politics at work.

Advance Your Career

Learn the importance of networks, their context and how to develop and strengthen your networking skills. Achieve elegant positioning for advancement and discover 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.

Understand emotions and their effect on others and gain proficiency in managing relationships. Learn about the five components of emotional intelligence: self-awareness, self-regulation, motivation, empathy and social skill.

Explore Unique Issues

Identify gender factors at play for women in SETT and discover first-hand the importance of networking, self-assessment, self-reflection and feedback. Gain vaulable insight from peers in your field through group learning

Hear From Leading Experts

Our guest speakers and facilitators are professional leaders in a variety of SETT fields.


Why not invest in enrolment for your staff?

  • Provide your employees with the leadership training they need for your organization to thrive

  • Receive a free special topics presentation delievered in your office for every 5 full-series registrants

Contact for information on how to reserve spaces.


"Engaging, educational and empowering."

"The workshop was excellent. Without a doubt it is a 'must do' for young women in the early phase of their career. In fact for all women, regardless of what phase they are at. Thank you."

"[The participants] found it to be a unique and affirming experience... Many were surprised to discover how valuable it was to be in this stimulating and safe environment where women were free to talk about the challenges associated with their professions, and to hear from others as to how they are navigating this challenging and sometimes lonely landscape."


Is the workshop only for women in Science, Engineering, Trades and Technology?

Yes. Women who work in male-dominated SETT organizations but are not scientists, engineers, tradespeople, technicians or technologists are also welcome as many of the same challenges are faced.

Will I receive Continuing Education Credits for the workshops?

Yes, participants will receive a certificate equivalent to 7.0 hours of credentialed continuing education for each workshop.

Can these workshops be taken seperately?

No. Unfortunantly the workshop pairings are unable to be seperated.

What is the refund policy?

The full fee can be refunded up to 7 days before the beginning of the workshop, less a $50 administrative fee. After the refund period has expired, no refunds will be issued and only substitutions will be accepted.

Is there a minimum and maximum number of participants?

Yes- we must have 10 participants to offer the workshop and no more than 30 will be accepted. If a workshop is cancelled, you will be credited or refunded at your discretion) 100% of your fees paid.

Is my registration transferrable?

Your registration be transferred with prior agreement of the WinSETT Centre. Contact us at

Will food be provided?

Yes - all workshops have hot and cold beverages, snacks and lunch included. Please notify us of any dietary restrictions upon registration.

Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Please contact Susan Hollett (, National WinSETT Leadership Program Coordinator for further information.

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University of Victoria

Victoria, BC


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