2018 THRIVE Career Workshop Series
JOIN BRAVA FOR THIS ACTION-ORIENTED PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOP SERIES
Gain immediate skills and outcome strategies that will create more fulfillment, effectiveness and success in your career–and your life.
Promega BTC Event Center | 8:45-11:45 AM
Individual Workshops – $59
Full Workshop Package – $179
June 20, 2018 | Design Thinking for Business Innovation
You don’t need to be a designer to think like one. The design thinking principles can be applied to any situation to create successful business strategies. This workshop introduces and elaborates on the tools and practice modes of Design Thinking and the theory behind it with an emphasis on business innovation and the desired outcomes for the customer. Through a human centered lens, participants will follow the design phases of empathize, define, ideate, prototype, and test, to seek design solutions for their business challenges. Upon completion of the workshop participants will understand the main concepts of design thinking and learn to use it as an approach to problem solving.
Lesley Sager is the Director of the Design Thinking Initiative at the School of Human Ecology and the Coordinator of the Interior Architecture program at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She is a professional interior designer who teaches design thinking and interior design courses at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. In addition, Lesley is the founder of the nonprofit Merry-Go-Strong, which serves to nurture sustainable grassroots development through collaborative community initiatives that foster social and economic well-being. With degrees in both social work and design, Lesley’s work and teaching is routed in the goal of improving the quality of how we live today.
September 26, 2018 | A Strength-Based Approach to Negotiation
Did you know 70% of woman lose almost $2 million over their lifetime as they try to climb the leadership ladder? WHY? Because they do not negotiate. YOU are a TALENTED WOMAN who was born with many gifts, and one of your jobs is to develop your strengths and leverage them on your journey to success. In this session, we will help you identify your specific talents (using Gallup’s StrengthsFinder) and teach you the art of negotiating. When strengths are understood and applied AMAZING things happen such as productivity skyrocketing. With a strengths-based approach to negotiating you’ll feel confident to successfully discuss your options to get promotions you deserve. Whether you never have negotiated or you’re a pro this action-oriented session is for you!
About Megan Watt:
Megan Watt is a Leadership Development and Strengths Specialist, Career Coach, Consultant, and Entrepreneur with 5+ years of experience in higher education in career and leadership services. She is a proud member of Forbes Coaches Council, an invitation-only community for top business/career coaches. Her passion has always been teaching, leadership, and thinking big. In her spare time she is a runner, sports fan, and fun fact geek!
November 7, 2018 | Cultivating a Growth Mindset for Career Success
Are you struggling with where to go next in your career? Afraid to go for a promotion, or trying to figure out how to continue building skills to maximize your impact? Many of us have self-limiting beliefs that keep us from having careers we love. In this workshop, we’ll talk about the power of a growth mindset, and learn to stop saying things such as ‘I’m not a people person’ or ‘I’m not good at sales’. A growth mindset helps you understand that change is possible. You’ll learn to get clear on your goals and intentions, identify limiting self-beliefs, and create a plan of action to move yourself forward in your career.
Darcy Luoma, certified professional life coach, dynamic facilitator, fun and engaging public speaker, has expertise in leadership, team and organizational development, emotional intelligence and personal effectiveness. Long known as Madison’s Favorite Life Coach, Darcy helps clients achieve remarkable results, including greater work/life balance, satisfaction, a clearer vision for personal and professional growth and enhanced leadership.