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From Specialist to Strategist

For emerging women leaders in STEM

Date
June 7–11, 2020
Location

Smith College, Northampton, MA

Cost
$8,900 USD until March 20
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sweIn partnership with the Society of Women Engineers, From Specialist to Strategist provides emerging women leaders the tools and strategies they need to thrive in the especially male-dominated STEM fields. Download the brochure.

Key Takeaways

During the program, participants hone their abilities to:

  • Problem solve and collaborate in complex work environments. 
  • Recognize and tackle the imposter syndrome.
  • Communicate effectively under pressure.
  • Engage and motivate teams to drive results.
  • Invest in personal health and well-being for sustainable career success.

Ongoing Benefits

From Specialist to Strategist participants receive a one-year membership in the Society of Women Engineers (SWE) and are encouraged to join the wider SWE network.

Space is limited; reserve seats now.

 

Experience level
5–9 Years
Role

Works in a technical environment and has recently started to lead teams and take on larger responsibilities.

Program Contact

Meredith Courtney  |  email: mcourtney@smith.edu  |  phone: +1-413-585-2586

  • Curriculum

    World-renowned faculty guide participants through a combination of lecture, case study and small group work on the following topics:

    Tackling the Imposter Syndrome:
    Recognize the causes and symptoms of this common syndrome and practice strategies to move beyond it.

    Strategic Leadership to Achieve the Extraordinary:
    Approaches to expand strategic leadership skills in order to articulate purpose, work effectively in a climate of uncertainty, and think creatively for better outcomes.

    Working in Teams: 
    Discover and practice techniques to communicate effectively among teams for powerfully productive results.

    Maximizing Vitality in an On-Demand World: 
    Strategies to build emotional intelligence, personal vitality and success longevity in both life and leadership roles.

  • Who Attends

    From Specialist to Strategist is for emerging leaders in science, technology, and engineering fields who are poised to lead teams and/or critical projects.

    Sample Participant Titles:

    • Project Manager

    • Senior Researcher 

    • Team Lead

    • Technical Lead

    A Network for Life

    Women who attend a Smith program build a network of true peers who support them throughout their careers. Participants learn alongside other women leaders from around the world.

    Proficiency in spoken and written English is required.

  • Faculty

    Smith College Executive Education draws its world-class faculty from top institutions, businesses, and consultancies around the globe. These instructors bring real-world experience and academic leadership in their fields and offer highly dynamic classroom experiences that include group work, hands-on activities and dynamic lectures.

  • Accommodations

    All participants are hosted in the historic Hotel NorthamptonThe hotel is located a convenient eight-minute walk from campus in the heart of charming Northampton, MA. A daily shuttle is provided for those who prefer not to walk. Breakfast, lunch, and most dinners are provided with ample breaks throughout each day.

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