WinSETT Leadership Workshop: Negotiating for Success

March 10, 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 third workshop, Negotiating for Success, will be on March 10, 2017. Participants will learn about different negotiation models and identify opportunities for negotiation, assess their own negotiation strengths and challenges, and practice methods to advance their skills in negotiating for opportunities, resources, recognition, financial benefits, and access to networks. Register before February 28 to get a 5% early bird discount! SCWIST members also get a $50 discount with the code "SCWIST". 

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, Mar. 10, 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: Judi Hess

Judi took on the role of CEO at Copperleaf in August 2009, which in 2016 was named the 17th Fastest-Growing Software Company in Canada and the Emerging Tech Company of the Year in BC. She began her career as a software developer at aerospace and defence company MDA and spent 14 years there before joining Creo Inc. in 1995. She rose to become president in 2002, a position she held until Creo was acquired by Eastman Kodak for just under $1 Billion USD in 2005. During her 4 year tenure at Kodak, Judi was a general manager and vice president within the graphic communications group, a corporate officer and vice president of Eastman Kodak, and head of Kodak Canada. In 2017, Judi was recognized as an Influential Women in Business by BIV, an award celebrating B.C.’s most outstanding business women. Judi holds a Honours Bachelor of Mathematics Degree With Distinction – Dean’s Honours List from the University of Waterloo, was a René Descartes Scholar, and is an avid downhill skier.

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.