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Career Skills Achievement is a series of six workshops
that address issues that limit women in their career, business and volunteer lives.

This program, developed by Canadian Federation of Business and Professional Women, is available to BPW members and guests. Members and guests can attend the workshop and/or the dinner meeting that follows.

Workshops will be held again in the year 2016-2017.

Making Mentoring Work for You

(Learning and Teaching on the Road to Success)

In this module you will learn:

  • what is mentoring
  • who is a mentor
  • what are the different types of mentors
  • how to take control of your mentoring program
  • when you should have multiple mentors
  • how to identify your mentoring goals
  • how to select a strategy to achieve your mentoring goals
  • what mentoring is to you
  • how to identify your mentors
  • the challenges of both male and female mentors
  • the benefits of being a mentor
  • how to prepare yourself to be mentored


Creating a Level Playing Field at Work

(How Employees, Managers and Organizations Can Prevent and Deal with Sexual Harassment)

In this module you will learn:

  • the effects of sexual harassment on victims of sexual harassment, on organizations and on other employees within that organization
  • the definition of sexual harassment
  • how to identify sexual harassment when you see or experience it
  • what you can do if sexually harassed
  • how to prevent sexual harassment in your organization
  • the important elements in a harassment policy


First Impressions and Lasting Success

(Business Etiquette for the 21st Century)

In this module you will learn:

  • to recognize the importance of business etiquette for career success
  • how to meet and introduce people in business/social functions
  • how to be comfortable as a host or guest at a business meal
  • how to recognize and deal with gender stereotyping and sexism in business/social situations
  • how to apply the principles of courtesy to the use of modern telecommunications, specifically email, voicemail and cellphones.


Making Time for What Matters Most

(Time Management for Business Women)

In this module you will learn:

  • how to reduce stress and achieve more balance in your life
  • how to eliminate time wasters every day
  • the tools and techniques to be more efficient
  • how to allocate your time more appropriately to reach your goals
  • how to respond to your important and urgent issues, instead of the urgent, important issues of others


Straight to the Point !!

(Getting Your Message Across in 30 seconds or Less)

In this module you will learn:

  • why it is important to get straight to the point
  • how to recognize when it is appropriate or necessary to get straight to the point
  • how to confidently introduce yourself in a business meeting
  • how to determine the most important single point for the audience to understand
  • how to identify the audience, context and situation
  • how to choose effective supporting arguments to promote your main point
  • how to formulate an effective or persuasive message, both verbally and in writing
  • how to package your main point and make it relative to the audience
  • how to construct a sound message with a hook, body and closing


We Have Got to Start meeting Like This !!

(Meetings: Leading and Participating)

In this module you will learn:

  • how to set a goal or purpose for a meeting and explain why it is necessary to do so
  • how to explain why an agenda is always necessary
  • how and when to distribute an agenda
  • how to use a checklist to develop a meeting agenda
  • the key roles that must be filled to ensure a successful collaborative meeting
  • how to outline the responsibilities of all participants in a collaborative meeting
  • the common barriers to successful meetings and strategies to overcome them

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