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featuring some of Dr. Shirley Davis' most popular seminars!

3-Day, Interactive Mastery Program

Now Available to Bring Onsite to Your Organization's Leaders!

D, E, & I leadership couldn’t be more important today as organizations grapple with attracting, developing, and retaining top talent, driving innovation and creativity, building a positive brand and reputation, and being an employer of choice. Having the right mindsets, skillsets, and competencies is key to cultivating cultures of inclusion and high performance. 

Learn from Dr. Shirley Davis and her 20+ years as Global Head of Diversity & Inclusion background for several major organizations. This customizable, interactive learning experience will provide personalized coaching to your organization's leaders. It will also offer the latest research, thought leadership, real solutions and strategies for real organizational challenges. Your leaders will leave with a roadmap for how to effectively develop a 5-year D, E, & I strategic plan and how to influence a culture transformation. They will also leave with practical tools, templates, and sample documents for immediate use in their roles.

Program Objectives

  • Increased knowledge and understanding of Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion as a business strategy.
  • Strengthened competencies, skills, and qualifications necessary for leading D, E, & I in today's changing workforce and into 2030.
  • Broadened perspectives on the impact of key business, marketplace, and workplace challenges.
  • Success strategies and proven practices for initiating and sustaining a comprehensive culture transformation.

Focus Areas

  • Evolution and stages of D, E, & I
  • Assessment of the D, E, & I leader's skills, competencies, and readiness
  • The business case and garnering commitment
  • Navigating organizational politics and landmines associated with D, E, & I
  • Understanding unconscious bias
  • Designing a 3-5 year D, E, & I strategic plan
  • Tactics for how to have crucial conversations and address taboo topics
  • Strategies for leading a sustained culture transformation
  • Diversity & inclusion analytics and measurements

Who's It For?

  • D, E, & I Leaders
  • Diversity Committee / Inclusion Council Members & Champions
  • Employee Research Group Members & Executive Sponsors
  • Consultants and Coaches
  • Other Business Leaders & Allies
  • HR Professionals

What's Included?

  • On-site, interactive learning experience with personalized coaching from Dr. Shirley Davis
  • Emerging trends, industry best practices, and proven strategies
  • Real and relevant workplace scenarios
  • Templates, tools, assessments, and checklists
  • A Capstone Project that solves a real organizational problem.

A Certificate of Mastery in D, E, & I Leadership will be awarded to individuals who:

1.  Successfully complete the course requirements listed above

2. Earn a passing grade on the final course quiz

3. Present a real organizational challenge with recommended solutions. 

Looking for eLearning Courses?

We offer a variety of learning programs to complete right from your desktop or smart device.

All eCourse Content is Also Available in: 

Keynotes, Webinars, and Consulting on Culture Strategy Development Customization

 

Course Customization and Licensing Options Available (1-3 years)

Unconscious Bias and Its Impact in the Workplace

Everyone has bias. It's a part of the human make up. But when left unchecked, biases can have a negative impact in every interaction. With the vast amount of diversity that makes up our global workforce, the level of complexity and potential conflicts that can arise from unconscious bias is sure to increase. The goal of this course is to underpin the discussion on diversity and inclusion and cultural competence by helping participants move from unconscious to conscious awareness of their own biases.

Through video discussions and self-reflection activities, Dr. Davis will guide participants through several real-world examples of how biases play out in the workplace and how they impact individual and organizational behavior. She will outline their impacts on selection and hiring decisions, collaboration, team effectiveness, and productivity. She will also discuss them in the context of microaggressions, micro advantages, and disadvantages. Dr. Davis will conclude this course with strategies for how participants can and should address bias in the workplace.

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Building a Respectful & Harassment-Free Workplace Culture

This eLearning course is offered in short, self-paced modules for easy access and enhanced retention. Successful completion will enable participants to learn the nuts and bolts of workplace harassment, how to address it, and the best practices, strategies, and solutions for how to initiate and sustain a workplace culture transformation.

Features & Highlights:

  • Pre/Post Quizzes
  • Assessments
  • Worksheets & Case Studies
  • Leader Version (75 min) & Staff Version (60 min)

In addition to these great features, this course can be used for professional education credits! 

Course Focus Areas:

  • Current Climate
  • Federal Laws Governing Harassment
  • Categories/Examples of Harassment
  • Your Responsibilities
  • Strategies for Culture Transformation

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Inclusive Leadership

Join global workforce management expert Dr. Shirley Davis as she shares how to create and lead an organization that leverages the diverse talents of all contributors. Dr. Davis reveals the benefits of inclusive leadership, including the positive impacts it can have on employee engagement, innovation, and creativity. She then outlines a best practice framework for developing inclusive leaders in an organization, and shares tips for avoiding common leadership pitfalls. Upon wrapping up this course, you'll be equipped with practical strategies you can use to cultivate a more inclusive workforce.

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Reinvent Yourself Video Series

Given the current state of affairs, it couldn't be a more perfect time than now to reinvent yourself. Over the past decade, we’ve experienced some of the greatest shifts and disruptions in our marketplace, workforce, workplace, and in our personal and professional lives. These disruptions not only affect our performance and productivity on the job, but they affect our relationships, our sense of self-worth and confidence, our financial stability, our health and well-being, and they can spill over into every area of our lives.

In this video series, Dr. Shirley Davis addresses a large conference of professionals at all levels and discusses what it takes to become your best self. She takes on her role as Life and Success Coach to share compelling personal stories of how she faced these disruptions in her own life and was able to tackle them head on. She also shares strategies and tips for how she and other successful people were able to recover and reinvent themselves to achieve greater success. Be prepared to laugh, learn, and understand what you need to reinvent yourself into your best you!

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You can achieve greater levels of succcess 

Webinars are Offered in Four Tracks:

Given the current state of affairs, it couldn't be a more perfect time than now to reinvent yourself. Over the past decade, we’ve experienced some of the greatest shifts and disruptions in our marketplace, workforce, workplace, and in our personal and professional lives. These disruptions not only affect our performance and productivity on the job, but they affect our relationships, our sense of self-worth and confidence, our financial stability, our health and well-being, and they can spill over into every area of our lives.

In this highly engaging and transformational series, Dr. Shirley Davis will take on her role as Life and Success Coach to share compelling personal stories of how she faced these disruptions in her own life and was able to tackle them head on. She will also share strategies and tips for how she and other successful people were able to recover and reinvent themselves to achieve greater success.

This eight part series will include the following seminars:

Reinvent Yourself—Part 1

Success doesn't just happen. It requires discipline, focus, determination, and a clear understanding of one’s purpose. As we experience life’s up and downs and as we mature, our definition of success changes over time. Moreover, success varies from person to person, based on situations and circumstances, but it’s important to define what success means to you so that you can measure your own progress towards achieving it. In this seminar, Dr. Davis provides a roadmap for how to define success on your own terms and at the stage of life that you are, and she provides practical tips for how to begin working your life plan towards achieving the success that you were meant to have.

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Reinvent Yourself—Part 2

One of the most basic and common questions asked in life is “Who am I?” “Why am I here?” “Why do I exist”? “What is my purpose?” When you start answering these questions, you’ll bring new meaning to every aspect of your life - to your career, to your relationships, and even to your responses to life’s challenges. This seminar guides you through the process of how to find your WHY and will help you shift direction to getting on the right path so that you can maximize every aspect of your life and live with meaning, fulfillment, and passion.

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Reinvent Yourself—Part 3

Life is hectic and full of challenges, complexities and competing priorities.  This segment follows up on the strategies discussed in parts 1 & 2 and provides a formula for how to turn your vision of the future into reality by setting (SMART) goals and determining what is most important. Dr. Davis will share her framework for how to set life goals in five areas of your life, how to reprioritize your goals when life throws you a curveball, and how to ensure that you are holding yourself accountable for making them a reality and not just a New Year’s resolution.

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Reinvent Yourself—Part 4

In this hyper-connected information age, we are sending, receiving and processing messages every day. But effective communication is about more than just exchanging information; it is the key ingredient to getting the job, the promotion, getting noticed, being granted new opportunities. In this seminar, learn about the power of first impressions, different styles of communication, and how to communicate your personal brand. You’ll leave this seminar with strategies for how to increase your credibility and influence and how to improve your relationships at home, work, and in social settings.

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Reinvent Yourself—Part 5

If you’re at a place in your career where you’re questioning whether what you’re doing is what you want to do for the rest of your life, or if you’ve found yourself a victim of the recent economic downturn and out of a job, or if you just want to better position yourself for the next level, this is the seminar for you. Listen to expert coaching and advice from Dr. Davis on how to pick up the pieces of your career and begin pivoting in the right direction. This seminar will cover tips on successful resume writing, interviewing skills, dealing with bad bosses and toxic work environments, how to navigate through the organizational politics and how to be more politically savvy, how to secure a mentor and/or sponsor, and how to gain greater credibility in your organization. She will also discuss when it is time to develop and implement your exit strategy. 

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Reinvent Yourself—Part 6

Having the right people around you can determine your level of success and even affect your mental, emotional, and psychological health. Learn how to determine whether you have healthy and nurturing relationships in your life, or if the people around you are toxic and fatal to your destiny. There are six key relationships that all of us should have in our career. Dr. Davis will describe each of them and provide guidance and strategies on how to build and nurture these relationships for mutual benefit.

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Reinvent Yourself—Part 7

Do you have control of your finances or do they have control of you? Is your money funny but it’s no laughing matter? One thing is for sure, when you experience money problems, it spills over into every area of your life. It can kill your dreams, passion, relationships, and sometimes your will to live. Now is the perfect time to abandon old ideologies about money and invest in a new strategy for building wealth and living a more financially stable, debt-free and prosperous life. Dr. Davis will walk you through her personal journey of how she reengineered her thinking about money and recovered from financial setbacks and overwhelming debt. Learn the critical steps that she took to build her financial strategy and how she is building her financial legacy.

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Reinvent Yourself—Part 8

Your success in life will depend upon your ability to be your own architect and take control of your destiny which also means believing in yourself and breaking out of negative and self-defeating behaviors. In this final series of Reinvent Yourself, Dr. Davis will leave you with empowering nuggets for how to live your life on your own terms, how not to be defeated when life’s disruptions and setbacks happen, how to have the right attitude that will get you through any of life’s challenges, and most importantly, and how to get out of your own way.  You will be inspired and motivated to take your life back and begin to create the amazing life that you envision.

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Unconscious Bias in Leadership Decision-Making

Everyone has bias. It's a part of the human make up. But when left unchecked, biases can have a negative impact in every interaction. With the vast amount of diversity that makes up our global workforce, the level of complexity and potential conflicts that can arise from unconscious bias is sure to increase. The goal of this presentation is to underpin the discussion on diversity and inclusion and cultural competence by helping participants move from unconscious to conscious awareness of their own biases.

Through video vignettes, group discussions, and self-reflection activities, Dr. Davis will guide participants through several real world examples of how biases play out in the workplace and impacts individual and organizational behavior. She will outline their impacts on selection and hiring decisions, collaboration, team effectiveness, and productivity. She will also discuss them in the context of microaggressions, micro advantages and disadvantages. Dr. Davis will conclude this session with strategies for how participants can/should address bias in the workplace.

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Strategies for Leading a Culture Transformation in your Organization

Employees today are demanding at the very least, that our workplaces be more inclusive, welcoming, respectful, create a sense of belonging, and be free from harassment. For some companies with legacy cultures and those who have existed over decades, this is an extremely difficult change management process. But it’s necessary in this era of demographic shifts, increased competition, and where the global workforce and marketplace is much more diverse, multicultural, multi-generational, and working more virtually and flexibly.

So how does this happen? How do you really move the needle beyond training activities? In this session, Dr. Shirley Davis pulls from her 30 years experience as a global HR and workforce management expert, a former Global Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer for several major organizations, and a certified leadership coach, to show why training is not the solution to responding to poor decisions made by management, or to public outrage when revelations of bad behavior go viral and threatens your company brand. If the necessary systemic changes are not in place to drive sustainable change, the huge investment of training time, money, and resources will be deemed a futile exercise. Instead, Dr. Davis teaches several proven strategies on what is needed to implement a more comprehensive and robust culture transformation strategy, rather than a quick fix.

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#MeToo: Building a Respectful and Harassment-Free Workplace Culture

In light of numerous revelations of sexual misconduct that have been revealed perpetrated by high profile male executives from major media outlets, Hollywood, corporate America, the White House, and the Federal Government, it is clear that organizations cannot sit idly by in hopes that the news cycle will change the conversation. The reality is that these revelations are not new issues in the workplace. They have existed for decades, but far too many victims have felt silenced, fearful, powerless, misunderstood, and alone, and therefore lacked the courage to speak up. These attributes are directly correlated to a toxic workplace culture.

In this session, Dr. Shirley Davis, a global workforce thought leader, business executive, and HR expert will guide participants through a discussion on this important topic that has now evolved into a powerful movement. She will share personal stories, lessons learned, best practices and strategies for how to influence and initiate a workplace culture transformation---one that will empower more victims to speak up, leaders to stand up, and organizations to ramp up their policies, practices, and processes.

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Inclusion 2030: Global Workforce Trends that are Redefining the Workplace, the Workers and the Work

The work, workers, and workplace of the future will continue to undergo dramatic transformation. Research suggests that by 2030 workers will be older and younger at the same time, more educated and less skilled, hyper-connected through new technologies, and more ethnically diverse. How can we ready our organizations for this new workforce reality? What new strategies, competencies, and skills will be necessary to harness the benefits, yet counter the negative effects of these global disruptions? More importantly, what new leadership models will be needed in order to achieve high performance, innovation, and inclusiveness? 

Dr. Shirley Davis, a recognized authority on the global workforce and leadership effectiveness will answer all of these questions as she details the megatrends and business implications that will shape the workforce of the future. Additionally, she will provide practical strategies that business leaders should employ if they expect to achieve greater Inclusion in 2030.

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Strategies for Addressing Toxic Workplace Cultures

It’s not the money. It’s not the work itself. It’s the culture.

It doesn’t matter how much you pay, how important the project or how many weeks of vacation you offer. When the workplace culture is toxic, it has a significant impact on your bottom line. Research reveals that culture impacts morale, hiring, engagement, productivity and health and wellness. In fact, 75 percent of workplace harassment incidents go unreported per year. So what does HR need to do in order to create a welcoming, respectful and inclusive workplace culture—one that attracts top diverse talent, increases performance and engagement, fosters inclusion, collaboration and trust, and that makes great workers want to stay?

Shirley Davis, global workforce expert, business executive and president of SDS Global Enterprises will describe some of the most inexcusable behaviors that workers say occur in the workplace. She will also share the latest research and best practices that reveal how welcoming and respectful cultures are created, and how HR can deploy these strategies to bring resolution and ensure that employees have a voice.

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Inclusive Leadership

Never before has inclusive leadership been more important than it is today. Recent research reveals that inclusive leaders create inclusive work environments. Inclusive work environments produce higher performance, increase employee engagement, fuel innovation and creativity, increase retention, and positively impacts the customer service experience. The demographics of the 21st century are dramatically different than 20 years ago as the workforce has become more diverse, global, multi-cultural, multi-generational, hyper-connected, and are working more virtually. As a result, the ability to lead across differences, create a culture of belonging, inclusion, and high performance will be a key lever for attracting, engaging, and retaining top talent, new customers, clients, members, and donors. This kind of leadership requires new competencies, skill sets, and strategies.

In this engaging and interactive session, Dr. Shirley Davis, a global workforce expert, successful business executive, leadership coach, and best-selling author will highlight key demographic disruptions and their impact on employee performance, satisfaction, and retention. She will guide participants through a model called the 6 C’s of Inclusive Leadership, reveal the most common pitfalls that leaders should avoid, and describe key competencies and skills needed today and for the future workforce of 2030. Participants will discuss the key challenges and common issues that leaders and workplaces face today but are reluctant and unskilled at addressing (e.g., religion, politics, different thinking styles, male/gender roles, LGBTQ, etc.), as well as the effects they have on talent acquisition, employee engagement, communication, and building high performing teams.

Through real-world case studies, group discussions, leadership assessments, trivia, skill practices, and an application exercise, participants will walk away with practical tips, skills, strategies, and inclusive leadership behaviors necessary for effectively leading a global workforce.

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Building a World-Class HR Brand: Lessons from Top Global HR Organizations

Gone are the days of human resource departments that exclusively focus on screening applications, planning company picnics and managing personnel files. Today's human resource departments are the backbone of their company's success. From recruiting top talent, implementing new HR technologies, creating a world class employee experience, and diagnosing and offering creative solutions, today's HR departments rely on influence, innovation and value creation to keep the company on the cutting edge of competition. 

In this session Dr. Davis will detail best practices from some of the world's most admired companies and how HR revolutionized their culture, practices, and systems to contribute to a world class employer brand.

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Building Winning, Welcoming, and Inclusive Workplace Cultures

Many companies tout how much progress they have made in their diversity efforts because they have recruited more diverse talent and offered D & I training. But if achieving representation, counting heads, and raising awareness is all that you do, and you don’t have a welcoming or inclusive workplace culture, your efforts will not be sustainable. So what does it take to create a winning and inspiring workplace culture that rocks—one that attracts top talent, increases performance and engagement, fosters collaboration and trust, and creates a WOW experience that makes great workers want to stay?

In this high-energy and engaging session, Dr. Shirley Davis, CSP, SHRM-SCP, SPHR will share the latest research and innovative strategies for how winning cultures are created and how they lead to significant benefits to the employer, the employee, and to the bottom line. Attend the webinar to listen, learn, engage, and walk away with practical tips on how you can contribute to building a welcoming, winning, and high performing workplace culture.

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Diversity 101 

This course will give you a basic understanding of how diversity has evolved over 30 years and the role that it plays in the 21st century workplace today and in the future. It also provides a broad overview of the definition of Diversity, Inclusion, Cultural Competence, and Strategic Diversity Management. Participants will be introduced to the evolution of workplace diversity (1950s-2014) and the distinctions between the definitions of Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Cultural Competence. Dr. Davis will outline the various practices that occur at each stage of the diversity journey---Diversity 1.0 (legal compliance and representation), Diversity 2.0 (nice to have, morally right thing to do), Diversity 3.0 (business imperative, competitive advantage, inclusion, bias conscious) to Diversity 4.0 (innovation, sustainability, unconscious bias, cultural competence) and allow participants to diagnose/discuss which phase of Diversity they believe that their organization is currently at in their I & D efforts.

Participants will also learn what are the behaviors and practices that can be implemented in order to move to the next level of their diversity journey.

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The Business Case for Diversity & Inclusion 

In this seminar, participants will learn about the business case for diversity—specifically how companies are using inclusion and diversity to create a competitive advantage through their employer brand, talent acquisition strategies, employee development, performance management, engagement, and retention. Dr. Davis will describe the external marketplace and the changing global workforce that have necessitated the increased focus on inclusion; this will include an overview/refresher of the multigenerational workforce—describing all five generations, the unique challenges and opportunities that they bring to the workplace, and the strategies necessary to lead each generation, and bring harmony in any organization. She will also outline recent research that reveals how these changes have impacted job satisfaction, employee engagement, productivity, and retention of top talent and what are the financial implications. 

Participants will reflect on how these changes may affect their organization’s culture, its customers, and its business strategy and how inclusive leadership behaviors can positively influence and build an inclusive culture.

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10 Workforce Trends That Are Keeping CEOs up at Night

Never before has businesses faced such dramatic shifts and vulnerabilities in their ability to be competitive and sustainable. Peter Drucker coined it the Era of the 3 C’s (Increased Competition, Accelerated Change, and Overwhelming Complexity). And while these changes bring new possibilities and opportunities, they are also keeping CEOs up at night, according to a number of recent reports.

In this engaging session, Dr. Davis will provide you a deep dive snapshot of the global workforce and talent management trends.  She will outline 10 of them in this presentation and identify recommended strategies and best practices that some of the world’s most admired companies and business leaders can implement in order to move their organizations forward.

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21st Century Leadership for a 21st Century Workforce 

Never has effective leadership been more important than it is today. With growing global competition, a more global, hyper-connected, virtual, and diverse workforce, and increasing business complexities, a new framework of leadership is critical to organizational success and sustainability.

This presentation will introduce a 21st century leadership framework with practical strategies and common best practices for leading diverse individuals, teams, and organizations including how to effectively lead multiple generations in the workplace; how to identify and defeat bias; and how to build inclusive and high performing work environments that will drive greater innovation, increase employee engagement, and enhance productivity.

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Employee Engagement Strategies and Their Impact to the Bottom Line

The hiring market is heating up, and many surveys indicate employees plan to change jobs in the coming year. How do you retain your most valued employees on your staff, and away from your competitors? And, for those you do retain, how do you keep them inspired and engaged? It often comes down to work environment.

Leaders have a key role to play by creating an inclusive, engaging work environment. Inclusive workplaces are more creative, innovative and successful than mono-cultural, homogeneous workforces. They are also able to better service a diverse client base. And, they illustrate that organizations are serious about the culture they are creating in the workplace. In this seminar, Dr. Shirley Davis will highlight the latest research findings on key drivers of employee engagement and loyalty. You will hear real-world examples of how organizations are attracting, engaging, and retaining talent and transforming their organizations into great places to work. Participants will not only be re-energized by the content, but they will leave this seminar with practical strategies and next practices for building an inclusive and engaging work environment.

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Building High Performing Organizations and Teams

There is no question that organizations today are facing enormous challenges with globalization, demographic changes, economic and political shifts, technology advances, and the skills gap for great talent. Energizing workers is just one part of the solution. In this engaging and informative discussion, Dr. Davis will highlight the latest research findings on key drivers of job satisfaction and employee engagement and will demonstrate how a real and lasting commitment to building a respectful, inclusive, and highly engaged workplace can boost companies' bottom lines. Dr. Davis will also share the four stages that teams experience and how to move them from forming to high-performing. Participants will learn real-world examples of strategies that organizations implement for attracting, engaging, and retaining talent and transforming their organizations into great places to work. Participants will not only be re-energized by the content, but they will leave this session with at least 15 strategies for building a high performing and engaging work environment and high performing teams.

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Living on the Other Side of Imagination

Are you living the life that you always imagined? Are you living your best life now? If the answer is “no” join the 90% of those who admit that they aren’t and that if they got to live life over again, they would live it differently—with more passion, intentionality, purpose, and they would waste less time. In fact, research reveals that when we are living life in this way, we are happier, healthier, more productive, and come up with better solutions. So what keeps us stuck in a rut, a routine, and comfortable with the status quo life?

What’s the secret sauce that was used by those who are living on the other side of imagination?

In this presentation, Dr. Davis takes on her role as certified life coach and master of reinvention to share her personal journey of getting over her fears and the self-imposed obstacles and excuses that kept her from living her best life. She’ll guide you through steps and strategies for how to make bold and courageous moves, how to conquer paralyzing fears and the stigma of failure, and how to navigate the winds of uncertainty. She will outline the key elements of how she made her dreams and imaginations a reality and today is living her best life. You will learn how to do the same through the art of creative and strategic thinking, goal setting, life mapping, and reinvention. You will leave inspired and empowered to begin your journey of living on the other side of imagination.

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10 C's to Achieving Career Success  

Looking to take your career to another level? Want to enhance your personal brand and stand out from the competition? Trying to manage work, family, and other life commitments? It’s time to take control of your own career. Don't just rely only on your employer or your boss for professional development.

In this session, Dr. Shirley Davis, CSP, SHRM-SCP, a successful business executive and veteran HR expert will share proven strategies of how she moved up the corporate ladder to the C-Suite while managing a demanding role, pursuing her doctorate degree, and being a single mom. She will highlight the key competencies and skills that will be relevant to employers both today and in the future. She will also identify the top 10 key strategies that she and other successful leaders have implemented in order to achieve career success.

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Getting a Seat at the Table and Making it Count  

Have you been grappling with the proverbial question of "How do I get a seat at the table?"  Or maybe you have a seat at the table but still feel invisible. Then you know that it’s not enough to have a seat at the table. If you are a leader and have a seat at that table, then you understand the pressures, the pervasive biases, and the responsibilities that go along with having that seat. So how do you make it count, not only for sustaining your seat, but for driving results to the organization’s bottom line and for opening up seats for other leaders that may be overlooked? In this session, learn 12 strategies and other bold moves that highly successful leaders have used to get invited to the table and their tips for how to influence, initiate, and impact culture change while at the table. 

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The Power of your Personal Brand

Standing out in today’s job market is tough, particularly given the slow recovering economy and competitive war for talent. Building a strong personal brand — and regularly maintaining it — can be key to your job search and career success. Not only does a personal brand help you stand out among other job candidates, but it also helps to forge new relationships with others in your field, ultimately leading to new opportunities. What is your personal brand? What do people say about you when your name comes up?  It’s not always what you know that gets you ahead; it’s who you know and what they know about you. And whether you know it or not, we all have a personal brand.

In this live seminar, Dr. Davis will teach you how to be the architect of your own message by creating a personal brand statement and strategy. She will also provide tips for how to stand out from among the competition in your job search, on social media, at work, and in your business using your unique qualities and talents.

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Communicate with Power and Impact

Research continues to reveal that professionals who communicate effectively and confidently go further faster in their careers than those who don’t. Today more than ever, top-notch communication skills are an absolute must if you want to get ahead professionally.  In this seminar you’ll learn practical steps for how to be seen as a highly credible, authoritative communicator who commands attention and gets things done. Learn practical and proven techniques and skills on how to communicate effectively and confidently so that you make the best impression the first time. You’ll be armed with the tools and techniques you need to be a more motivating, more persuasive and more effective professional.

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Negotiation and Influencing Skills

 

There’s no doubt about it—one of the most critical keys to your success as a working professional is the ability to communicate effectively, negotiate strategically, and to influence others. When you think about it, almost everything that we do requires communicating and influencing. If you can’t get the message across in a clear, concise, confident and compelling way, both internally and externally, you will derail your success.

During this presentation, you will learn some proven tools and techniques for communicating with various levels in your organization, including your C and E-suite executives as well as how to represent your organization to the public. Learn how to build trust and credibility; how to shine in meetings by getting your ideas and messages across; and how to ask for what you need and/or want, whether it is a new job, a long overdue promotion, negotiating a sale on a product, securing a loan at the bank, or negotiating a new business venture. Join this seminar and be prepared to be educated, entertained, and engaged as you discover the secrets of successful negotiation and influencing.

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Presentation Power

Did you know that Americans rank public speaking as its number one fear? Yet, making presentations is something we all have to do—and it’s a critical part of career success. People who can organize and present information with skill, poise, presence, and passion and who can master the act of being clear, concise, and compelling will experience greater success in life than those whose presentations fall flat. Participants will walk away from this seminar with strategies and techniques for how to structure a presentation, how to capture the audience’s attention, how to overcome stage fright and the fear of speaking in front of others, and how to deliver a powerful presentation with flair and with impact.

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Women in the Global Workforce

Where are women leading and where are they lagging in today’s changing workforce? It’s no longer just a prediction—it’s now a reality that women hold the “majority” status in the global population. Research proves and experts continue to indicate that “by increasing women’s participation in the economy and enhancing their efficiency and productivity, we can have a dramatic impact on the competitiveness and growth of our economies.”  And while women continue to make significant progress worldwide with each passing generation, they still lag behind in key areas that contribute to economic sustainability and workforce inclusion.

In this informative seminar, the Dr. Davis will share her expertise and perspectives from recent research and emerging trends on how far women have come in achieving equality in the workforce, and how much further we need to travel. Additionally, she will offer some key strategies on how organizations can become employers of choice for women, then boost performance, innovation, engagement and inclusion by capitalizing on the power of women in the global workforce.

Lastly, she will offer some lessons in leadership and a framework for how women can navigate their way up and across the organization to better position themselves for success in senior and executive level roles.

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10 C’s to Achieving Career Success

Looking for a fulfilling career and not just another job? Want to move up the corporate ladder? Tired of getting overlooked for promotions, being marginalized as a woman, and underpaid for the work that you do? Trying to manage work, family, finances, and other life commitments? Then this is the seminar for you. Dr. Shirley Davis will share proven strategies shared with her from over 100 executive women whom she interviewed from around the world, as well as her more than 20 years of executive coaching experience and from her own life’s journey of moving up the corporate ladder to the C-Suite. Participants will learn key strategies that have been tried and tested by other successful women who have been able to ‘crack the code’ and move up the corporate ladder; and practical tips on how to increase your effectiveness in negotiation, relationship-building, influencing, leadership, communication, and prioritizing skills.

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Executive Presence: Poise, Professionalism, and Perseverance - Under Pressure

Executive presence remains an elusive term that leaves many professional women struggling with how to act upon it. Commonly included in its definition is poise, professionalism, and the ability to perform under pressure, among others. Research continues to reveal that it does play a role in hiring decisions, promotions, and perceptions and that executive presence is not just required for executives—rather it is a sought after skill for high potential professionals.  Moreover, executive presence is now the second highest reason why clients seek an executive coach. In this seminar, Dr. Davis will shed more light on what is executive presence, and how it can be developed and demonstrated for career success.

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Getting Results is Not Enough 

Being humble is admirable, but it could be a career blocker. Most women report that they don’t do a good job of bragging about their accomplishments and in fact, rely on their results to speak for themselves. However, their male counterparts do it naturally and all the time with no shame. And as a result, they get heard, promoted, and paid more in nearly every industry and business sector according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. If women are to achieve any level of parity in the workplace, they will have to become comfortable tooting their own horn with confidence and without blowing it. There is a skill and an art to doing so and this seminar will teach you the practical principles for promoting yourself in a meaningful, subtle, and strategic way that gets noticed. 

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10 Traits of Highly Effective Women 

As a woman, you know that unequal pay, the glass ceiling, lack of respect, integrating work and family, and being marginalized are just some of the issues women face in the workplace. In this seminar you will hear some of the latest research on women in workforce—where they are leading and where they are lagging and what are some strategies that have been tried and tested by successful women who have been able to ‘crack the code’ and move up the corporate ladder.  You’ll walk away with tips and strategies on how to increase your effectiveness in relationship-building, networking, influencing, communication, and leadership.

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Length:  Each webinar can be customized up to 1.5 hours with time allotted for chat room discussions, Q & A, and live activities. Any supplemental materials beyond the live presentation slides will be emailed prior to the seminar.

Who Should Attend: Any individual at any stage in his/her life and career who wants to achieve greater levels of success. Read course descriptions for more details on session outcomes.

About the Presenter: Read Dr. Shirley Davis' Bio here.

Special Group Pricing: Any organization or individual may request “personalized” seminars specifically for your team, department, or division. Rates are based on number of expected participants. Please call (410) 917-4421 or use our Virtual Success Center Request Form to receive more specific pricing information.

Note: Customization for any seminars is available upon request including length of the seminar, content, materials, and time it is offered.

 

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