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Women in Leadership Expo

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2018 Women in Leadership Expo Agenda: Thursday, October 4, 2018

8:30am – Registration

9am-10am – Session I (Light Breakfast will be served.)
  • Stephanie Goetz
    • Unleashing Your Inner Grit & Resilience
      • “I can’t.” “I’m afraid to – what if I fail?” “I don’t think I’m good enough to do that…” Do any of these messages sound familiar? In her years as an executive coach and business owner, Stephanie Goetz has heard top CEO’s and executives utter words just like this, but how do they overcome these fears and anxieties to be so successful?  Stephanie will walk you through how to be resilient in your professional and personal life, how to understand your personal barriers to taking good risks, how to thrive through the tough times, and how to create greatness out of despair to be a more resilient leader.
10:15am – 11am – Session II
Breakout 1
  • Karissa Kjos
    • Customer Service: On and Off the Clock
      • Whether you are at work or at home, if someone was to score your customer service they should be able to select “excellent” every time. During this session we are going to touch deeper on why it’s important to have customer service throughout every aspect of your life and how you can help others better their customer service.“Make every interaction count, even the small ones. They are all relevant.” -Shep Hyken
 Breakout 2
  • Lynn Welker Fevold
    • Details Do Matter...Sometimes, They're Everything
      • Handling details = the key to seamlessly managing projects and showcasing your proficiency. How does one determine teetering on the line of perfectionism versus effective management practices where i’s are dotted and t’s are crossed without time waste? Performing in a manner that’s absolutely your “A” game as opposed to an effort that is “good enough” will help ensure that as a professional you will not need to spend on advertising. YOU and YOUR product are your advertisement and word of mouth is a powerful tool. Actively managing your digital presence is crucial for career success.
        If forced to consider it, we can all generate a list of instances where details are critical to end success. Misunderstanding east for west will only make you late. Misunderstanding if you were to operate on the left or right knee isn’t fatal but will result in loss of compensation and unnecessary downtime for the patient. Jumping out of a plane without your parachute properly prepared for release likely carries a fatal consequence. To lighten up this list, we’ve all seen the Snickers commercial where the unfortunate actor dons a “No Regerts” tattoo.
        Join for a lively and fun discussion on how to effectively manage details regarding your career and digital presence whether you are an entrepreneur, aspiring political leader, student or experienced professional. Lynn will review real examples of details that can be effectively managed in a variety of work spaces, so to speak, that by paying proper attention to will increase opportunities available to you in the forms of leadership roles, increased revenue and/or salary, volunteer and/or board seats, and career advancement.

11:15am – 12pm – Session III
Breakout 1

  • Kristin Oxendahl
    • Financial Strategies for Women
      • Many women will face life-changing financial decisions. Understand your options related to setting goals, Social Security, protection, estate and retirement strategies, and how to stay informed.
Breakout 2
  • Heidi Grondahl
    • Stress on the Body & Ways to Manage IT!
      • Stress is any change in the environment that requires your body to react and adjust in response. The body reacts to these changes with physical, mental, and emotional responses. Stress is a normal part of life. Many events that happen to you and around you -- and many things that you do yourself -- put stress on your body. You can experience good or bad forms of stress from your environment, your body, and your thoughts. This session will be discussing how stress effects your body and what tools you can to do combat or alleviate stress.
12pm – 1pm – Lunch
1pm – 1:45pm – Session IV
  • Stephanie Goetz
    • How Your Executive Presence Affects Your Influence 
      • First impressions last. So do the second, third, and hundredth. They also have a larger impact than you think on how people perceive, trust or choose to follow you. So what does your presence and “how you show up” say about you? Is it what you authentically are, or is it far from who you see yourself as? Executive speaker coach and business owner Stephanie Goetz will teach participants the nuances of individual presence, how it impacts our communication and influence, how to find your authentic “executive presence”, and how to effectively use body language to impact how people view you – making you a more revered, respected and trusted leader
2pm – 2:45pm – Session V
  • Tanya Vachal
    • Preparing for Important Discussions
      • This session teaches leaders how to plan for successful interactions with team members. Attendees will be introduced to value of meeting the personal and practical needs in daily interactions. They will receive applied skills practice by completing a Discussion Planner to help them prepare for a vital discussion that they need to hold soon with one or more team members. The Discussion Planner is a practical tool taken from DDI Interaction Management® Leadership Program courses. This session gives attendees an opportunity to experience a piece of the DDI IM® Communicating for Leadership Success foundation course.
3pm – 3:45pm – Session VI
  • Kim Weismann
    • Friend or Foe? Building Positive Working Relationships with Other Women
      • Women have a need to work together to build each other up rather than tear each other down, especially in the workforce. Women can be competitive with one another and it can create animosity in the workplace and personal lives. Growing one’s confidence helps women be able to build up others. Fostering relationships with other women allows for a more positive work environment. This session will help you build, maintain, and foster relationships with other women.
4pm – Closing Remarks & Networking!

For more information, please call 701-572-2835 or email

Class Details

1 Sessions
Weekly - Thu

Workforce Training Centre-TrainND NW

TrainND Staff 



Registration Closes On
Thursday, October 4, 2018 @ 12:00 AM

Schedule Information

Date(s) Class Days Times Location Instructor(s) Instructional Method
10/4/2018 - 10/4/2018 Weekly - Thu 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM Williston, Workforce Training Centre-TrainND NW  Map, Room: 123 TrainND Staff  ClassRoom