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Top Ten Webinars of 2016

We’ve ranked the top ten webinars of 2016 from the SWE Advance Learning Center to help you find the most popular and helpful content.

Published On: January 2017

We know you’re a busy working professional or student, so we’ve ranked the top ten webinars of 2016 from the SWE Advance Learning Center to help you find the most popular and helpful content. Click on a link to learn more and download the webinar.

  1. Make Your Contacts Count
  2. The Lies of the Imposter Complex
  3. Every Employee is in the Business of Sales
  4. Moving From Individual Contributor to Leader
  5. Critical Mid-Career Financial Planning Moves You Need to Act On Now
  6. The Human Side of Investing
  7. What You Need to Know About Late Career Financial Planning Issues
  8. What Not to Wear – SWE Conference Edition
  9. One Size Does Not Fit All! How Each Leader Can Leverage Her Own Unique Executive Presence
  10. I Attended a Conference, Now What Do I Do

Make Your Contacts Count

Maximize your networking skills as you leverage the three key moments, understanding the importance of meeting, greeting, and what happens afterwards in the six stages of relationship-building. Using the eight networking competencies, this webinar will provide you with the rules and tools for success, building from commonality and need, character and competence. In addition to the focus on meeting and greeting, the webinar will offer tips on how to be strategic and create your ideal network.

The Lies of the Imposter Complex

When we believe the 12 lies of the Impostor Complex, we are held back and away from putting our very best work out into the world. But when we can see them for what they are, we are free to meet our critics head on, fill the gaps we need to get filled and gather the support needed for us to activate our excellence.

By request, this is a follow up to Tanya’s previous SWE webinar: The Lies of the Impostor Complex and the Truth of Your Soul.

Every Employee is in the Business of Sales

No matter what role you play in your organization, you own the sales results of the company. In a VUCA market that is volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous, everyone must think like a shareholder. We all must develop the capability to understand the changing needs of the consumer AND the workforce while keeping our eyes on the trends that could and will continue to reshape the way business is done. Managing in this environment requires every leader to optimize to surpass silos and optimize the enterprise. The leader must establish agendas that allow them to not just manage change but serve as a disruptor of the status quo to advance proactive change. The rules of the game have changed. Surviving is no longer an option. If you don’t play to thrive you will become irrelevant. In this interactive webinar, you will learn three principles to leading in today’s chaotic and constant changing business environment. The principles that will be shared will transform the way that you manage business forever!

Moving From Individual Contributor to Leader

The transition from individual contributor to leader can be the most challenging and rewarding part of an employee’s career. However, there are some steps to take in order to ensure success as you grow into your leadership position. There is a vast difference between leading and managing people. Managers are task focused while leaders determine the vision, goals and objectives needed while creating and engaging environment so that the team can grow and thrive.

Critical Mid-Career Financial Planning Moves You Need to Act On Now

In this session we will go over three important topics for people in their mid-careers.  Some topics covered are funding retirement, tax planning and Estate Planning.  Some of the items covered will be:

  • How much should you have in your retirement account now
  • How much should you be saving for retirement if you have not had a great start
  • Illustrate how much you should be saving for your child’s education
  • If you have to pick college or retirement which should come first
  • Current state of taxes in our country
  • Illustrate the power of tax deferral
  • Tax bracket management
  • Charitable giving
  • Life events – marriage, births, deaths, divorce
  • Probate vs non probate
  • Do I need a trust?

The Human Side of Investing

We’ve all done it – made a decision about money that we later regretted.  It’s a source of frustration, and often other feelings like guilt and shame.  These emotions can get in the way of our making constructive moves to get our financial lives back in order.

But there’s good news – it’s not a character flaw.  Research in the fields of Behavioral Finance and NeuroEconomics shows that human beings consistently and predictably make mistakes with money, particularly with investing.  Once we learn about how our brain behaves on money, we can take steps to change things.

I will review some of the key findings of research and share very practical tips to use to make better financial and investing decisions.

What You Need to Know About Late Career Financial Planning Issues

In this session we will go over three important topics as people are considering retirement.  We will cover the following topics: Social Security, Insurance Needs and Tax Planning.

Some of the items covered are:

  • Options of drawing Social Security
  • The worst time to draw
  • How to figure the optimal time to draw Social Security
  • Average long term care expenses
  • Insurance options for long term care
  • Private pay or long term care insurance
  • Health insurance coverage after you leave your employer
  • 0% bracket planning in retirement
  • Required minimum distributions out of your retirement accounts

What Not to Wear – SWE Conference Edition

Whether it’s your first time attending SWE Conference or you’ve become an annual ‘regular’, join us at this session to learn important lessons for What to Wear and What Not to Wear at the career fair, networking sessions, and professional development workshops. You will learn how to carry yourself with confidence and dress in a way that will highlight you in a positive, professional light.

One Size Does Not Fit All! How Each Leader Can Leverage Her Own Unique Executive Presence

As women move forward in their careers, the discussion often defaults to their executive presence. Interestingly, executive presence has remained a mysterious “X Factor” – we know it’s important, but what is it? More importantly, how do women in leadership leverage it to make an impact and drive outcomes?

Through extensive research, Suzanne Bates and her team have cracked the code on executive presence and redefined it in a way that levels the playing field for women leaders. As highlighted in the new book, All the Leader You Can Be: The Science of Achieving Extraordinary Executive Presence (McGraw Hill), they take presence beyond executive image and presentation skill, to identify the specific qualities of leadership that enable both men and women to align, inspire and move people to act.

I Attended a Conference, Now What Do I Do?

You have prepared for and attended a major conference, and in doing so you networked with and met lots of professionals with whom you’d like to stay in contact. But how exactly do you do this? How do you continue the conversations you began at the meeting to lead to career and professional advancement? In this webinar, we will discuss how to strategically prepare to attend a conference and how to strategically follow up after the conference concludes. Remember- once you meet someone at the event, this can lead to professional victory for both you and the other party, but you have to maintain the connection and keep the ideas flowing in both directions.

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