WinSETT Leadership Workshop Series

January 20, 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. 

Registration for all five workshops is highly encouraged, and registering before January 10th will give you a 5% early bird 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

The first workshop, Becoming Leaders, will be on Jan. 20, 2017. It will cover the core competencies of leadership, explore the positives and negatives associated with becoming a leader in SETT, and teach you how to apply proven leadership tips and strategies in your workplace. For more detailed information on the different workshops, click here

When: Friday, Jan. 20, 2017 (8:30 am - 4 pm)
Where: Classroom 1520, SFU Harbour Centre, 515 West Hastings St., Vancouver, BC

Pricing: One Workshop All Five Workshops
General Pricing $199
Early Bird $189.05
Early Bird $854.05
Student Pricing $40
Early Bird $38
Early Bird $171

Registration: Click here to register for the entire series, and here to register for just the January workshop.

We are encouraging employers to invest in the retention and success of female employees in SETT with a special offer. For every 5 participants you enroll in the full workshop series, WinSETT will offer a complementary Special Topic Workshop in your office! These workshops are 60-90 minute interactive sessions led by a WinSETT facilitator. Topics include: Mentors vs. Sponsors, Implicit Bias & Stereotype Threat, Mastering Difficult Conversations, Working with Challenging People, and more. 

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

Workshop Speaker: Lianna Mah, M. Eng., P. Eng., FEC

A civil engineering graduate from UBC, Lianna also has a Master of Engineering degree and more than 25 years' experience specializing in the design and construction of wastewater, water, and civil engineering projects.  Currently, Lianna works as the Vice President of Business Development at Associated Engineering, where she is responsible for business development, marketing, and communications. She is the corporate champion for Associated Engineering’s Women in Science & Engineering Retention (WISER) Committee. 

Lianna is a guest lecturer at UBC and BCIT and has spoken at multiple conferences on topics including leadership, diversity, marketing, sales, and personal branding.  She is an active volunteer with APEGBC and  an advocate for women in engineering.  She has also served on committees for ACEC-BC and CCWESTT (Canadian Coalition of Women in Engineering, Science, Trades and Technology), and has participated in a number of initiatives for Engineers Canada. In recognition of her work with these organizations, Lianna received APEGBC’s 2002 Professional Service Award and, in 2009, received the designation of Fellow from Engineers Canada.  In 2015, Engineers Canada presented Lianna with the Award for the Support of Women in the Engineering Profession.

Workshop Speaker: Cole Brown

Cole Brown is the lead front-end developer at iamota, a full service digital agency recognized as one of BC’s fastest growing companies. She is responsible for building web interfaces and guiding developers and projects to success through team mentorship, research, and strategy. She has worked in the industry for over 14 years, and is passionate about empowering technology users while they browse the web. Outside the office, Cole regularly mentors women beginning development careers and has presented workshops on web performance through local event groups like Style & Class.

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.