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Swim Women's Leadership Skills Bootcamp

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Toronto, ON M5V 1M3

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Ready to turbocharge your career?

This day will deliver big.

With over 20 years “leading while women” in the global spotlight, the co-founders of Swim and authors of Darling You Can’t Do Both (named to Inc. magazine 2017 60 great leadership books list), Nancy Vonk and Janet Kestin are uniquely positioned to help you blow up barriers, raise your game and reach your goals. In this day-long bootcamp designed around the career challenges women face (and the opportunities they can tap), Nancy and Janet zero in on what will get you furthest, fast—arming you with new ideas and skills you can put into play the next day.

Add these powerful tools to your arsenal:

You’re a badassbe known for it.

Sadly, business isn't a meritocracy; it's not enough to do a great job. Making your excellence visible is the #1 strategy for career advancement, according to Catalyst.org. We’ll teach you how to be known for who you really are and what you’re truly capable of, to pave the way to the promotion, the raise, the opportunities that will make your career. Step 1: busting through reluctance to network, give the speech, lead the big meeting. We'll help you step into the spotlight with confidence.

Negotiate anything.

Whether you’re up against a budget, navigating a promotion or seeking flex time, negotiation expert, Fotini Iconomopoulos, will share techniques that work for women in the heat of the arm wrestle. Walk away with what you want by mastering Fotini’s secret negotiation weapon: the pause. It's the end of post-negotiation remorse.

Give game-changing feedback.

Learn how to give the kind of feedback that transforms people and ideas by digging into the brain science and tactics behind it. Whether you need to deliver tough news or give the push from 'good' to exceptional solutions, put an end to that inner conflict that keeps you from being truly honest—and practice a brilliant feedback technique that starts with asking questions instead of jumping to judgment.

Listen like your career depends on it.

Put the secret weapon of Oprah, and the world’s top leaders to work for you: active listening. When we want to persuade, we usually focus on what we’re going to say—and not enough on what’s being said to us. In fact, poor listening skills come with big penalties, like damaged relationships and career stall. We’ll show you how to excel at the lesser-known not-talking part of communication, to build trust and powerfully connect with everyone who is key to your success.

Who should come:

Women with ambition who are tasked with motivating others (maybe one, maybe many) to deliver their best—and who want to have greater impact in their roles. Women leaders who are new to management/leadership responsibilities all the way up to seasoned senior women who are looking to lead more effectively and confidently.

It's a day that changes everything. But hey, don't take our word for it.

Our pilot bootcamp got top ratings and testimonials like these:

"The Swim Women’s Leadership Skills Bootcamp was aptly named, because it was a hard core professional and personal workout. Two years on, and I still draw on what I learned every day. The Bootcamp helped me understand how I can be a better leader, it made me more confident, more comfortable, and more generous in my role – if only we could clone Nancy, Janet and their irresistible energy so it could happen more often."

- Maeve O'Sullivan, Global Marketing Director, Fitch

"I was incredibly fortunate to attend the Swim Bootcamp in 2015 and it was hands down a career game changer for me. The actionable skills I learned from Nancy and Janet over that impactful one day course helped me navigate confidently back into the full time work force after four years of freelancing and an extended maternity leave with my first child. Thanks in large part to their words of wisdom, dynamic approach and powerful curriculum, I not only transitioned into my first full time leadership role with confidence and a managerial and political toolkit, I negotiated my promotion to Creative Director within nine short weeks and now run my own team at Google. I know there is absolutely no way I would have had the skills or the confidence to navigate that career transition as deftly or as quickly without Nancy, Janet and Swim. Their impact and influence are all over my upward-leaning trajectory, my thoughtful approach to management and my very happy bank account."

- Laurel Stark Akman, Creative Director at The Shop@Google

“If you are looking to feel empowered, become a more effective leader or ignite the fire in you that will propel your career forward - this event is for you. Two years ago I attended the Swim leadership event led by the talented Janet Kestin and Nancy Vonk. You are guaranteed to be surrounded by a group of women who are there to support you as you learn how to find and demand the fulfillment you deserve in your career. Come as a strong confident woman, leave feeling like you WILL change the world. I cannot wait to attend the next event!”

- Michele Wegner, Sales Consultant, RBC Group Benefits

"As I register for this year’s Swim event, I’m reminded of the powerful inspiration and practical lessons of the first bootcamp. It was an inspiring day that “keeps on giving”. I’m astonished at how quickly rapport was built and authentic connections made. I’ve made meaningful and lasting connections with some very interesting and creative thinkers. The day was a perfect balance of informative presentations and practical learning activities. We were challenged to think critically, and then reflect and apply. Activities opened the door to acknowledge, celebrate and share our areas of strength and expertise—inspiring a sustainable habit of strength based leadership and teamwork.

This was the most valuable professional development day I’ve experienced to date…..bar none."

- Tammy Rowe, Learning Strategist, Wilfrid Laurier University


Questions?

From “Is this for me?” to “what’s your sign?”, just ask: nancy@swimprogram.ca

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