WinSETT Leadership Workshop: Effective Communication

February 17, 2017

WWEST is excited to host the WinSETT Centre as they present all five of their professional development workshops in Vancouver for the first time. After successfully running this leadership program in Edmonton for a number of years, the WinSETT Centre is now offering it across Canada. These workshops are tailored primarily to early to mid-career women working in the traditionally male-dominated fields of science, engineering, technology and trades (SETT) but graduate students and upper undergraduates will also find them an incredibly valuable experience. The program has been developed by professionals based on the experiences of women in SETT and is grounded in research and practices that work. 

The second workshop, Effective Communication, will be held on February 17, 2017. It will enable participants to become aware of different styles of communication, figure out their own communication style, strengths, and challenges, and learn about gender factors that affect communication. Register before February 7 to get a 5% early bird discount! SCWIST members also get a 30% discount. 

Date Workshop Title
Jan 20, 2017 Becoming Leaders
Feb 17, 2017 Effective Communication
Mar 10, 2017 Negotiating for Success
April 7, 2017 Navigating Politics at Work
May 5, 2017 Networks, Mentors & Sponsors

When: Friday, Feb. 17, 2017 (8:30 am - 4 pm)
Where: Boardroom 2250, SFU Harbour Centre, 515 West Hastings St., Vancouver, BC
Price: Student Pricing $40 (Early Bird $38); General Pricing $199 (Early Bird $189.05)
Registration: Click here for more information and registration details.

Student pricing is subsidized by donations from WWEST and the NSERC CWSE Network. 

Workshop Speaker: Dr. Jennifer Gardy

Dr. Jennifer Gardy is both a scientist and a science communicator. In her scientific life, she’s a Senior Scientist in Genomics at the BC Centre for Disease Control and an Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Medicine at the University of British Columbia, where she holds a Canada Research Chair in Public Health Genomics. Jennifer’s lab uses genome sequencing to understand how infectious diseases spread in populations. When she’s not studying microbes, Jennifer regularly hosts episodes of CBC Television’s long-running science documentary series The Nature of Things, appears as a guest host and contributor on Discovery Chanel’s nightly science newsmagazine Daily Planet, and is a frequent guest on CTV’s daily lifestyle programs CTV Morning Live and The Social.  She wrote a children’s book about microbes for OwlKids Books in 2014, and regularly speaks to science graduate students about how to communicate their research effectively.

Workshop Facilitator: Cheryl Kristiansen, P. Eng.

Cheryl brings diverse expertise in project management, engineering innovation and leading transformative change in the SETT workplace. She has a degree in Mechanical Engineering, hands-on experience in alternate fuels technology, and senior leadership success in the oil and gas sector. As Managing Director of the Mitchell Odyssey Foundation, Cheryl developed a network of schools across BC with innovative programs that motivate and inspire high school students to pursue STEM careers. As Project Manager with SCWIST (Society for Canadian Women in Science and Technology), Cheryl led the MakePossible mentoring project to advance women ( Cheryl is a certified Kaset Facilitator for quality service and created the "Wild About Science" Odyssey symposium for educators. She has delivered a variety of training workshops across Canada, including MakePossible Diversity by Design workshops at UBC, SFU, BCIT, TRU, UNBC and various industry events.