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Women in SETT Leadership Workshop Series: St. John's

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240 Prince Phillip Drive

MUN Engineering and Applied Science

EN 4000

St. John's, NL A1B 3X5


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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 St. John's 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 or register for the specific skill you want to develop:

  1. Becoming Leaders (Jan 14, 2017)

  2. Effective Communication (Feb 11, 2017)

  3. Negotiating for Success (Apr 29, 2017) **NEW DATE**

  4. Navigating Politics at Work (Apr 22, 2017)

  5. Networking, Mentors and Sponsors (May 27, 2017)

  • Registration for those interested in the full series of 5 workshops (with a 10% discount) is open NOW.
  • Registration for Becoming Leaders Workshop taken as a standalone will be open December 15.
  • Registration for individual workshops 2, 3, 4, and 5 will open on Jan 14.


Start Your Path to Leadership

What are the core competencies of leadership? What strengths and challenges do women in SETT face as they become leaders? Asses your individual leadership competencies and leverage your strengths in the face of challenges. Learn to make career choices with enhanced confidence by applying proven tips and strategies specifically for women in SETT.

Explore Unique Issues

Identify gender factors at play for women in SETT and discover first-hand the importance of peer networking and feedback.

Hear From Leading Experts

Our guest speakers and facilitators are professionally trained in various SETT fields.

Excellent Ticket Value

Workshops include hot and cold beverages, snacks and lunch. Attendees will also receive an invitation to join the free, nation-wide online forum "Women in SETT Leadership Network."


Why not purchase tickets for your staff? Provide your employees with the leadership training they need for your organization to thrive and receive one complimentary Special Topics Presentation delievered in your office for every 5 full-series registrants.

We are encouraging employers like you to invest in the retention and success of the female science, engineering, trades and technology employees in your organization by offering a complementary Special Topic for every five participants you enroll in the full workshop series. Having five women from an organization go through the program ensures there will be a network for them at work when it is complete and a lasting impact on your organization.

Special Topics are 60-90 minute interactive sessions led by a WinSETT Facilitator and we have ten:

  1. Mentors vs. Sponsors
  2. Attracting Top STEM Talent: Creating an Inclusive Workplace
  3. Implicit Bias & Stereotype Threat
  4. Microagressions
  5. Negotiating Skills
  6. Effective Communication
  7. Leading Change
  8. Mastering Difficult Conversations
  9. Working with Challenging People
  10. Networking and Professional Presence

Contact winsett@hollettandsons.ca 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."

Workshop Descriptions:

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

Saturday, Jannuary 14, 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

Saturday, February 11, 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 - **NEW DATE - RESCHEDULED DUE TO WEATHER**

Saturday, April 29, 2017
EN 4000

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

Saturday, April 22, 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

Saturday, May 27, 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


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 hours of credentialed continuing education for each workshop.

What is the refund policy?

The full fee can be refunded up to 5 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 can be transferred with prior agreement of the WinSETT Centre; contact us at winsett@hollettandsons.ca.

When and were are the workshops?

Workshops will take place from 9:00AM - 4:00PM at Memorial University in EN 4000 (Engineering and Applied Science building, 240 Prince Phillip Drive).

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.

What about parking?

University staff have been alerted not to ticket in Area 16A (2 locations) during workshop dates. Participants may park here free of charge - there is no need to request a permit. Please see circled areas on map below.

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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