Women in SETT Leadership Workshop Program: Vancouver
$171 – $899
Women in SETT Leadership Workshop Program: Vancouver

Women in SETT Leadership Workshop Program: Vancouver

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SFU Harbour Centre

2000 – 555 West Hastings Street

Vancouver, BC V6B 4N6


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The Canadian Centre for Women in Science, Engineering, Trades and Technology (WinSETT Centre) is bringing the entire suite of Women in SETT Leadership Workshops to Vancouver for the first time. 

Built upon the experiences of Canadian women and proven across the country, the WinSETT Leadership Program is the only Canadian program focused exclusively on women in SETT.

Truly develop your leadership potential with five full-day workshops (9:00am - 4:00pm) over five months on the following topics:

  1. Becoming Leaders (Jan 20, 2017)

  2. Effective Communication (Feb 24, 2017)

  3. Negotiating for Success (Mar 10, 2017)

  4. Navigating Politics at Work (April 7, 2017)

  5. Networking, Mentors and Sponsors (May 5, 2017)

**Early-bird registration: sign up before January 10th and receive a 5% discount!**


Workshop Descriptions:

1. Becoming Leaders: An Introduction to Leadership Skills and Strategies

Friday, Jannuary 20, 2017

What are the core competencies of leadership? What strengths and challenges do women in SETT face as they become leaders? At the end of the workshop, participants will be able to: 

  • Identify gender factors in leadership for women in SETT

  • Apply proven leadership tips and strategies for women in SETT

  • Make career and leadership choices with enhanced confidence

2. Effective Communication

Friday, February 24, 2017

This workshop will enable participants to discover and tailor their own communication style and strengths to more effectively convey their ideas and solutions, exchange information and gain recognition.

  • Assess personal communication style, strengths and challenges

  • Adapt personal style to communicate effectively with other styles

  • Demonstrate strategic self-promotion and constructive feedback

3. Negotiating for Success

Friday, March 10, 2017

Participants will gain awareness of the many workplace situations in which negotiation takes place and learn about the underlying factors that can affect their personal effectiveness and outcomes for those negotiations. They will then practice methods to advance their own skills to negotiate for opportunities, resources, recognition, financial benefits, promotions and access to networks.

  • Assess personal negotiation style, strengths and challenges

  • Distinguish five negotiation styles

  • Deploy the ‘win-win’ (collaborative) negotiation style, including identifying, planning, conducting, documenting and learning from a negotiation

4. Navigating Politics at Work 

Friday, April 7, 2017

This module will help participants recognize the informal organization of the workplace, understand the networks of influence and develop strategies to neutralize negative behaviours (yours and others’) and positively promote your ideas.

  • Recognize the informal organizational structures and relationships in their workplace

  • Build and leverage strategic relationships

  • Manage negative players

5. Networks, Mentors and Sponsors – What, Why, How 

Friday, May 5, 2017

The final module describes the importance of networks, their context, how to develop and strengthen your networking skills, elegant positioning for advancement and 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.

  • Illustrate commonalities and differences between sponsors in mentors including the importance of each to leadership

  • Implement effective mentor and sponsor relationships

  • Demonstrate effective personal networking skills in common situations


"Very 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 7.5 hours of credentialed continuing education for each workshop.

What is the refund policy? 

The full fee can be refunded up to five business days before the beginning of the workshop, less a $100 administrative fee.  After the refund period has expired, no refunds will be issued, 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 winsett@hollettandsons.ca

When and where are the workshops?

Workshops will take place from 9:00am - 4:00pm at the SFU Harbour Centre.

Will food be provided? 

Yes - all workshops have hot and cold beverages, snacks and lunch included.

What about parking?

Parking information will be announced shortly. The location will be easily accessible by public transit. 

Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Please contact Susan Hollett (winsett@hollettandsons.ca), National WinSETT Leadership Program Coordinator for further information.

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