Thursday, May 2, 2019, 1:00 – 2:00 pm EST
Featuring – Tasneem Khokha, Managing Director, Growthplay
Time is one of our most valuable assets, particularly when it comes to business development. And yet, business development is a long-term pursuit, where we don’t often see the fruits of our labor until months and sometimes years later. As a result, even when we do make time for business development, it can be difficult to judge whether we’re investing that time wisely.
This workshop addresses the challenge we all face in making time for business development and how to ensure that the time we invest is well spent. In particular, this workshop will provide tools and best practices for:
– Choosing business development activities that are well-calibrated to create the results we want;
– Preparing for and following through on opportunities in a way that maximizes the results of our efforts;
– Leveraging our investment of time and resources to get the greatest return on our investment;
– Measuring the results of our efforts using both short and long-term metrics for success
Tasneem K. Khokha has spent almost 20 years in the professional services space working with lawyers and other professionals to grow their businesses and helping firms make the most of their relationships with their clients, their talent and their recruits. Prior to joining GrowthPlay, Tasneem was a partner and the Director of Marketing at Katten Muchin Rosenman. Tasneem previously practiced law in the corporate department of Latham & Watkins and in the restructuring group of Kirkland & Ellis.
– Receive a thorough understanding of each of the five generations in today’s workplace today – Traditionalists, Baby Boomers, Generation X, Millennials, Generation Z – with a special focus on Millennials, the largest generation in today’s organization
– Build a personal toolkit of habits to communicate, build relationships and get more done with colleagues across all generations
– Learn the best practices of organizations and professionals across all industries who are succeeding with colleagues and clients/customers across all generations
Featuring — Sally Helgesen, speaker, leadership coach and best-selling author of How Women Rise
In her session How Women Rise, Sally will draw on her best-selling book, co-authored with Marshall Goldsmith, about the behaviors most likely to hold successful women back as they seek to move to higher levels. She will show how the same behaviors that often serve women well early in their careers can undermine them as they assume greater responsibilities. And she’ll offer practical and proven ways to cultivate more effective habits.
While this program will be helpful to participants seeking to hone and develop their own leadership style, Sally’s primary focus will be on demonstrating how an understanding of the behaviors she and Marshall have identified can be useful to HR professionals seeking to help women reach their highest potential and maximize their contribution while creating stronger cultures of support.
*As a reminder, our Signature Seminar Series webinars are free and open to all Alliance organizations and their members as part of your paid member benefits. Any professional currently in a managerial role or looking to advance to a managerial role should attend. For more information, and to subscribe to Signature Seminar Series announcements, contact Eliza Musallam.
Featuring — Grace Speights, Morgan Lewis
Reports of workplace sexual harassment and sexual assault by high-profile individuals and high-level executives have captured the public’s attention. The #MeToo movement has led to more and more women sharing their experiences and has encouraged employees to speak out. As sexual harassment claims continue to come to light—with sometimes very public consequences—many employers are seeking a more proactive approach to reviewing harassment policies, response plans and practices, and workplace culture, and are taking new approaches to training employees, executives, and boards of directors on their obligations to ensure safe, respectful, and inclusive workplaces. In the current climate, it is prudent for all organizations to assess risk factors and implement measures and policies to minimize risks related to workplace harassment and misconduct. In this session, Grace Speights will share best practices and insight gained from her experience handling some of the most significant workplace harassment issues companies are facing today.
Featuring — Manar Morales, President & CEO of the Diversity & Flexibility Alliance
Is your organization a leader or a follower when it comes to your parental leave and on-ramping policies? In this month’s Signature Seminar, Manar Morales (the Alliance’s President & CEO) will highlight current trends/best practices with parental leave and on-ramping policies with insights from our Law Firm Flexibility Benchmarking Survey. She will discuss innovative ways organizations have been addressing these areas by focusing on:
– Enhancing the business case for expanded and best-in-class parental leave and on-ramping policies;
– Using firm metrics to link these policies to retention, recruitment, satisfaction, and diversity and inclusion;
– Developing, revamping, and implementing these policies by engaging firm leadership and effective communication to your workforce.
October 30, 2018 Featuring Kelly Hoey, Author of “Build Your Dream Network: Forging Powerful Relationships In A Hyper-Connected World”
The key to finding that new client, coveted promotion, unexpected opportunity or next job (in a role or industry that may not even exist today) rests squarely in the networks you engage with and relationships you choose to build. In this webinar J. Kelly Hoey, Author of Build Your Dream Network: Forging Powerful Relationships In A Hyper-Connected World, contributor to Forbes.com and GOBankingRates.com and (according to Fast Company) is 1 of the 25 Smartest Women On Twitter, shifts our perspective on the act (and art) of networking, dismantles networking misconceptions and provides a network-driven framework for navigating career goals.
Featuring — Paul H. Burton, Founder & Principal, QuietSpacing LLC
Others work while we sleep. That has never been more true than it is today. Technology speeds communications up while response time expectations shrink. Organizations constantly grow, physically and geographically, casting people and projects far and near. The only certainty is that this trend will continue for the foreseeable future.Keeping up with globalism is a daunting prospect. How can we stay abreast without losing sight of the purpose for participating – enjoying rewarding personal and professional lives? What choices do we have and what actions can we take to best serve our clients, our loved ones and ourselves?
This program explores those questions, offering up eighteen suggestions on how to make the most of the time we have in this rapidly expanding playing field. We’ll address the following topics:
– Leveraging Distributed Work Environments. Working with people distributed across differing geographic locations is challenging. Consider these six suggestions on how to leverage this environment.
– Running the Day Productively. Getting the work done is always Priority One. Here are six ways to facilitate that goal.
– Demonstrating Global Leadership. Leadership is a state of mind, regardless of title or position. Here are six ways we can regularly demonstrate leadership on a global basis.
The workplace grows more global every day. We can react to that fact or we can lean in and participate. Choose to participate by attending this program.
Featuring – Amy Gallo, Contributing Editor, Harvard Business Review, and author of the HBR Guide to Dealing with Conflict
Every day at work we navigate competing interests, clashing personalities, and fragile egos. We want strong relationships with clients, coworkers, and employees but that’s not always easy, especially when time is tight and resources are limited. So how can you deal with disagreements in a professional and productive way, that improves both your work and your relationships? In this webinar, Amy Gallo, contributing editor at Harvard Business Review and author of HBR Guide to Dealing with Conflict, combines management research and practical insights to provide a straightforward process for navigating uncomfortable situations. You’ll learn how to identify the most common sources of conflict, assess your relationships, prepare for and engage in difficult conversations, advocate for yourself and your team, manage your emotions, and develop a collaborative resolution.
Featuring – Joann Lublin, Author of Earning It: Hard-Won Lessons From Trailblazing Women at the Top of the Business World and Management News Editor, The Wall Street Journal
Joann Lublin kicked off our 2018 Signature Seminar Series with highlights and lessons learned from interviews from her acclaimed book