Leadership Workshop for Women: Tapping the Power of the Female Vision (PLA On-Demand Webinar)—INDIVIDUAL USER

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In this two-part on-demand webinar series, Sally Helgesen offers concrete, actionable practices for women seeking to transition to the next level of leadership while maximizing their contribution to their organization. The series is also suitable for men who manage women and seek to develop their talents to the full.

Sally's work with women leaders around the world shows that women who sustain power and influence share four characteristics. They are visionary, connected, intentional, and present. To be visionary means to concisely articulate a distinctive vision, passion, point of view, or commitment based on what you authentically notice and manifest it as part of your personal brand. To be connected means to confidently leverage internal and external networks in order to enlist support for your vision, based on the recognition that its benefits will be both worthwhile and reciprocal. To be intentional means being able to distinguish what to embrace and what to let go as you move to a higher level and assume more responsibility in the world. To be present means exhibiting leadership presence by being fully in the moment, a balancing act that requires setting policies around how you use time and technology in order to improve the quality of human interactions.

Part I: Focuses on helping women to tap their power by representing their vision and using it to foster connections.
Part II: Focuses on helping women to be more intentional about their development and to ground their leadership presence in the capacity to be fully present.

This archived webinar series was originally presented January 20 and 27, 2016.

Running time: 2 hour, 11 minutes

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Upon purchase you will receive an Access Instructions PDF in the form of a digital download. The download link can be found on the final confirmation screen after you complete your purchase, and may also be accessed from your Account History. This PDF contains a link to the webinar recording and a password you'll need to view it. You must download this PDF and follow the instructions in order to access the webinar recording. If you have questions or problems accessing the purchased recording, send a message to plawebinars@ala.org, or call 800-545-2433 ext. 5PLA (5752).

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To playback this on-demand webinar you should have the newest version of Adobe Flash Player installed and Javascript enabled in your web browser. A fast internet connection and computer is recommended.

Sally Helgesen

Sally Helgesen is an author, speaker, and leadership consultant. Her most recent book, The Female Vision: Women’s Real Power at Work, explores how women’s strategic insights can strengthen their careers and benefit their organizations. Her best-selling The Female Advantage: Women's Ways of Leadership, hailed as “the classic work” on women's leadership styles, has been continuously in print for 25 years and translated into 12 languages. The Web of Inclusion: A New Architecture for Building Great Organizations was cited in The Wall Street Journal as one of the best books on leadership of all time. Sally develops and delivers leadership programs for corporations, partnership firms, universities, and associations around the world, has consulted with the United Nations Development Programme on building more inclusive country offices in Africa and Asia, and led seminars at the Harvard Graduate School of Education and Smith College. She is a contributing editor to Strategy+Business magazine and lives in Chatham, N.Y.

Public Library Association (PLA)

The Public Library Association (PLA) is a division of the American Library Association. PLA’s core purpose is to strengthen public libraries and their contribution to the communities they serve. Its mission is to enhance the development and effectiveness of public library staff and public library services.