Make the Most
of a Conference

Network–Approach someone standing alone; find out what she does, why she’s there and what you have in common, then exchange business cards.

Have a purpose–Networking isn’t just about building relationships; if someone can help you in a specific way, ask for it.

Tweet tweet–Fire up that Twitter account and monitor the conference in real time; it’s a great way to connect with people.

Power Up Series

This program is designed for entry and mid-level women professionals who are highly driven potential leaders seeking greater levels of success in their careers. The Power Up series provides women with tools, resources, and insights to become stronger leaders within their fields. Studies show that women in corporate leadership can result in stronger overall performance in areas such as; profit margin, return on invested capital, and return on equity (Catalyst, 2007). Investing in your women leaders IS investing in your organization’s future!

Our Goal:

The Power Up series is led by outstanding facilitators and industry leaders who will emphasize best practices in leadership and challenging women to realize their highest professional potential while engaging attendees in a small, supportive, and open learning environment.

  • Key leadership competencies will include; leading an organization, leading others, and leading one self
  • An emphasis on developing entry- and mid-level high potential leaders with focused on relationship-building, influencing others, problem-solving, and managing change
  • Participants will be challenged to reach greater levels of confidence to achieve organizational goals

What can POWER UP offer?

  • A network: By interacting with other rising leaders attendees will have the opportunity to expand their professional network.
  • Increased self-awareness: Attendees will benefit from small group interactions allowing for candid conversations and feedback.
  • Action plans: Attendees will create a course of action for improving their leadership performance.


Participants are encouraged to attend all four seminars (February-April), however, registrations are accepted for each individual session.

Power Up Package
Full Series Registration (4 seminars) = $700 Sold Out
Cedar Crest College Alumnae, Faculty, and Staff = $630 Sold Out

Individual Seminar Registration (1 Session Registration)= $195
Cedar Crest College Alumnae, Faculty, and Staff = $175.50

Becoming a Person of Influence (Session 1)
February 4, 2015, 8:30 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Facilitator: Jo Miller, CEO of Women’s Leadership Coaching, Inc.

Women who break through into senior leadership positions get there by mastering the art of influence. Explore ways to have a voice and a seat at the table in your organization or industry. Understand the mechanisms of power within your organization and identify the six sources of influence that you may not be fully utilizing.

8:30 a.m. Registration, Networking, and Continental Breakfast
9 a.m. - 2 p.m. Seminar Presentation (Lunch Provided)
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Building Strategic Networks and Relationships (Session 2)
February 23, 2015, 10:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Facilitator: Jane Hyun, Founder and President, Hyun and Associates, Executive Coaching and Leadership Strategy

Relationships are the key to your career and business success.  Whether you are looking for a different function in a new high-growth business unit or you are seeking a sponsor who will support your raise or promotion, having the right advocates in your network with the right “skin in the game” is critical.  And, as you navigate your career, having the right mentor/sponsor is a key ingredient for developing your career. Yet, networking remains one of the most misused techniques in career advancement. What are the nuances of this relationship building technique that lead to the building of healthy networking relationships?  Are there differences in how we build relationships across culture, generation, and gender? Learn strategies for maintaining ongoing contact with your network and using networking to strengthen external client/partner relationships.

10:30 a.m. -11 a.m. Registration, Networking, and Coffee
11 a.m. -4:30 p.m. Seminar Presentation (Lunch Provided)
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Leading in Times of Change (Session 3) Sold Out
March 19, 2015, 8:30 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Facilitator: Kristin Skarie, President, Teamworks

Encouraging and educating leaders to apply navigational tools for successful transition through change drives each of us to stronger results. Using a personal case study model, participants will learn how to assist their teams and colleagues to successfully manage change and transition and to commit to action to better manage changes that will inevitably occur in your workplace and career.

8:30 a.m. Registration, Networking, and Continental Breakfast
9 a.m. -2 p.m. Seminar Presentation (Lunch Provided)

Leadership and Awareness Mind Body Connection (Session 4)
April 13, 2015, 10:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Facilitator: Teena L. Cahill, Psy.D., Wisdom and Beyond, LLC, Director

Leadership is pervasive in both our professional and personal lives. Through a review of leadership focused on resilience, communication, and the mind-body connection, participants will understand the variables that shape satisfaction in life and contribute to empowerment that strengthens leadership impact.
10:30 a.m. -11 a.m. Registration, Networking, and Coffee
11 a.m. -4:30 p.m. Seminar Presentation (Lunch Provided)
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Contact Katie Dantsin, Executive Director of the Women’s Leadership Institute for more information or sponsorship opportunities.