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Location: Montego D
Date: Tuesday, May 21
Time: 9:00am - 5:00pm
Pass type: All Access, Summits & Workshops - Get your pass now!
Track/Topic: Professional Development
Vault Recording: TBD
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Soft skills, hard skills, business skills: In today's IT job market, you need them all. As a technology professional, you know that the skills you need to succeed are changing rapidly as we work to build systems and services that companies need to grow and compete in today's global, mobile marketplace. To stay on top of your game, you need to be a lifelong learner with a clear plan. In this two-day summit, we'll take a deep dive into the core skills you need, so you can level up your career. Build your personal professional development plan. Negotiate like a boss. Engage with the community of practice and find the connections you need. Invest in your professional development, and take your career to the next level!
Leadership and Growth of Your Career in a Distributed Organization
John O'Duinn (Senior Strategist, CivicActions)
More and more people are transitioning to working in distributed teams. As this becomes more mainstream, it is important to watch your own career path – as an individual contributor and also as a leader. The root mechanics are similar, and many have done this successfully while leading profitable organizations. But it is important to watch carefully for early signs of problems that can be career risks. Being "out of sight, out of mind" is a real concern. So too is being left responsible at the last minute for a failed project when someone who works for you did not complete the work they said they would. Navigating these realities of distributed work is important as it impacts your organization, your ability to lead new future projects, and your own future career growth.
Soft Skills in a Changing World
Nathaniel Jones (CEO, Bridging the Gaps)
In our fast-paced society, everything appears to be evolving and becoming more fluid. With all of the technology, access to information and consistent connection to others digitally, a major concern for many companies is the idea that many people do not have the desired soft skills that companies seek. Inc.com and Forbes.com both identify gaps in soft skills across the multigenerational workforce. This session is designed to remind attendees of the power that rests within the acquisition and development of desired soft skills that will help them emerge as the cream of the crop in an ever-increasing competitive world. It is an interactive conference session that will be loaded with information that will encourage the attendees to take charge of their growth and development as they progress toward success.
Presenting with Impact: Best Practices for Communicating to Influece
Dinneen Grably (Executive Communication Coach & Trainer, Dinneen Communications LLC)
In this interactive workshop designed for technology professionals, presentation skills expert Dinneen Grably will engage attendees in an immersive exploration of best practices for leveraging communication as a powerful business tool. The session will leverage examples of real-world situations to teach how best practices may be implemented. The goal of the workshop is to train participants to be able to speak, persuade, and present in a clear, concise, organized, and effective manner that is necessary in today's fast-paced, complex technology-enabled environment.
Professional Development Planning Block
Katy Tynan (Founder & Chief Talent Strategist, Liteskip Consulting)
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