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Learn Strategic Planning and How to Negotiate Your First Salary

The SWE Advance Learning Center has developed two new, free webinars designed for collegiates. Register even if you can’t view it live to receive a link.

Published On: February 2017

The SWE Advance Learning Center has developed two new, free webinars for February designed for collegiate members. Register even if you can’t view the live webinar, and we’ll send you a link to watch it when you have time.

Strategic Planning 102
February 8, 2017 at 11:00 am CT/12:00 pm ET

First Job, First Negotiation
February 23, 2017 at 12:00 pm CT/1:00 pm ET


Strategic Planning 102
February 8, 2017 at 11am CT/12pm ET
Free for members

This webinar will help SWE Collegiate leaders with strategic planning for SWE collegiate sections. Learn how to put your section planning and programs in the context of your strategic planning. Identify your section’s culture and make decisions based on that knowledge.

Speakers
Tracy Morgan is managing partner at North Star Strategies, a strategy, execution, and alignment consulting firm. Her diverse clients include Fortune 50 global technology and chemical firms, venture funding groups, and nonprofit organizations. She is an experienced executive dedicated to strategic planning, marketing, market research, organizational development, and financial analysis for organizations, including DuPont, the State of Delaware, General Electric, Saint-Gobain and Procter and Gamble. Tracy is past President of the SWE at Princeton University and past SWE Collegiate Representative for Region E. She earned a chemical engineering degree from Princeton University and an MBA from Harvard University. She has published articles in industry journals and is a guest lecturer at business schools and conferences. Her book, How to Conduct an Effective Strategic Planning Process with Minimal Effort has been an Amazon top seller for nonprofit organizations.

Pat Schaffer is a founding principal of Talent Strategy Partners, a management consulting firm that works with organizations to align culture and business strategy. Pat creates behavioral roadmaps that reinforce company culture and enhance organization effectiveness. She helps employees understand how, through their results and behaviors, to bring high value to the organization. She also keeps client initiatives moving, ensuring successful execution and facilitating groups – from executive team strategic alignment and departmental planning to front-line employee goal setting. She has unique experience in creating organizational strategies for developing women for leadership roles. Pat is chair of the Governance Committee, co-chair of the New Member Guide Committee, and a member of the Innovation Leadership Forum of Greater Philadelphia Senior Executive Group. She is a guest lecturer at St. Joseph’s University’s Haub School of Business and at Rutgers University’s Continuing Professional Education program. She has a BA from Millersville University.


First Job, First Negotiation
February 23, 2017 at Noon CT/1:00 pm ET
Free for members

Employers make job offers in a manner to minimize the likelihood that the candidate will negotiate it. You may hear, “I am so impressed with you that I decided to offer you the highest amount possible from the start” or “You have a great GPA but you have a lot to learn and experience to gain. That is why your offer is the same we give to all college seniors.”

Yet 86% of employers expect candidates to negotiate the job offer. Not negotiating leaves money on the table. Up to $1 million during your career! Not negotiating minimizes your benefits. Not negotiating informs the employer they can underpay you during your tenure.

This webinar will teach you the language to convey you are excited and grateful for the job offer while ensuring you are paid the market rate you deserve. You will learn the expectations, preparation, and ultimately the language to negotiate pay and benefits. You will learn how to:

  • Research the market value of a job
  • Know when the negotiation truly starts
  • Use phrases to overcome management’s objections
  • End the negotiation on a good note

Speaker
Katie Donovan is a pay and benefits negotiation consultant, equal pay advocate, and keynote speaker. Her company Equal Pay Negotiations teaches women pay, benefits, and career negotiation through workshops and personal consulting. Katie first introduced the topics of salary history and inclusion of pay in job advertisements to the discussion of equal pay in a 2012 Change.org petition. Katie’s speaking experience includes Harvard, NASDAQ, and Moms Corps. She has been covered by WGHB-TV, HuffPost Live, NPR, Cosmopolitan, Forbes, and Biz Women.

Register now.

Sponsored by:
Wisconsin – It’s time to take the lead
SWE – SWE Research and Stats