ELEVATE, open to all women in ASA member companies regardless if they are members of ASA’s Women in Industry Division, kicks off on Tuesday, April 20 with Tami Evans’ “Passport to Excellence: Making the Most of Your Personal and Professional Journey” keynote. During this presentation, attendees will work on motivation, communication and self-confidence — tools needed to help increase engagement, create communication cohesion and elevate self-confidence for leadership and life.

Tuesday wraps up with Sima Dahl talking about virtual presentation hacks for participants and presenters. This session dives into how to participate with panache and present like a pro online. Dahl will share tips, tracks and time-saving hacks to ensure your next meeting is nothing short of a show.

On Wednesday, April 21, Patti Schmeda talks about influencing without authority where she asks the questions: How do you get cooperation and buy-in from colleagues regardless of reporting hierarchy and what do you need to do to get the job done?

The Granite Group Chief People Officer Tracie Sponenberg takes center stage Thursday, April 22 with a presentation on leading remote teams. With the old “9 to 5” model likely a thing of the past coming out of the pandemic, remote work is likely here to stay in some way, shape or form, which is a challenge for many people leaders. Sponenberg will talk about how to keep teams connected when you can only see each other on the screen, hybrid work schedules and hiring employees virtually without ever meeting them in person.

And finally on Friday, April 23, Judith Honesty tackles the topic of crucial conversation. Honesty defines a crucial conversation as a discussion between two or more people where the stakes are high, opinions vary and emotions run strong. Honesty adds crucial conversations give people the skills to step into disagreement rather than over and around it, and turn disagreement into dialogue for improved relationships and results.

To register for ELEVATE 2021 Virtual, click here.

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