Professional Development for Women and Minorities
Men2Men: My Brothers’ Keeper

Men2Men: My Brothers’ Keeper

August 18, 2020

BEYA 2020

 

Men2Men: My Brothers' Keeper

 

Ted Imes - (Ret.) Program Director - Northrop Grumman Corporation

 

Learning Objective: Facilitate candid dialogue by men about men in the new decade and the changing roles they encounter in today’s world. 
 
The BEYA Men2Men session offers supportive round-table conversations about conditions that impair quality of life and contribute to problems related to stress. The discussions will provide participants with a humanized platform to network as well as to share positive practices for overcoming these challenges. The discussions will give men a secure environment to share their journey; to explore self-discovery and recovery; to create space within their chaotic life; and to let down their guard to accept support in their struggles.   
 
At the end of this seminar, participants will:  
 

  1. Understand how culture influences workplace encounters and perceptions.  
  2. Learn successful strategies employed by their peers.  
  3. Understand the importance of sharing and celebrating life-lessons in order to overcome challenges.
  4. Gain practical tips for responsibly demonstrating their value to their families and organizations.  
  5. Create a network of like-minded men who support breaking down the walls men build.  
A Conversation with…RADM Sylvia Trent-Adams

A Conversation with…RADM Sylvia Trent-Adams

August 13, 2020

Recently, Lango Deen sat down with the 2020 Women of Color STEM Conference Technologist of the Year, RADM Sylvia Trent-Adams, for an in-depth conversation. Topics range from the recognizing achievements and acknowledging challenges, how she helped improve healthcare services in different communities, her experience in Hampton University’s nursing program, and much more. Stay tuned for CCG Media’s presentation of “A Conversation with RADM Sylvia Trent-Adams,” featuring Lango Deen.

A Conversation with…RADM Dr. Adam Robinson

A Conversation with…RADM Dr. Adam Robinson

August 13, 2020

Recently, Lango Deen sat down with VADM Dr. Adam Robinson, for an in-depth conversation. Topics range from the importance of Global Health Security, his introduction to COVID-19, tips and suggestions on how to improve global health security, and much more. Stay tuned for CCG Media’s presentation of “A Conversation with VADM Adam Robinson,” featuring Lango Deen.

Job Ready Certification/Fast Track - Behavior and Business: Best Practices in Business Etiquette

Job Ready Certification/Fast Track - Behavior and Business: Best Practices in Business Etiquette

August 13, 2020

BEYA 2020

 

Job Ready Certification/Fast Track - Behavior and Business: Best Practices in Business Etiquette

 

Talia Fox - CEO - KUSI Global

 

Learning Objective: Examine methods for successfully understanding corporate etiquette

Professionals understand that etiquette in business is a critical factor in making decisions. Success in any industry relies on relationships, whether with coworkers, clients, suppliers, or investors. When you are well-mannered and considerate in dealing with others, you create engaging, productive, long-lasting relationships. In this course, we will discuss accepted business behavior and its importance in business correspondence.

By the end of this workshop, participants will be able to answer the following questions:

  1. What is the definition of etiquette?
  2. What are the guidelines to making effective introductions?
  3. What are the three Cs associated with making a good impression?
  4. What are the three steps in giving a handshake?
  5. What is one technique you can use to remember names?
  6. What are two ways to minimize nervousness while in social situations?
  7. What are the two differences between a formal and an informal letter?
  8. What color connotes dominance and power? Vitality and harmony?
  9. Etiquette can help businesses improve in what four areas?
  10. What is (are) the difference(s) between a formal and an informal letter?
  11. What are the differences between these dress codes: dressy casual, semi-formal, formal, and black tie?
  12. What are the basic guidelines in international etiquette?
Turning Information into Reliable Data: Tools and Techniques to Interpret, Organize, and Increase Reliable Business Results

Turning Information into Reliable Data: Tools and Techniques to Interpret, Organize, and Increase Reliable Business Results

August 11, 2020

BEYA 2020

 

Turning Information into Reliable Data: Tools and Techniques to Interpret, Organize, and Increase Reliable Business Results

 

Jeannice Fairer Samani - Executive Leader - Fairrer Samani Group

Kristy Bridges - Systems Engineer Manager - Lockheed Martin

Nancy Morgan - Assistant DNI for Information and Data - U.S. Intelligence Community

 

Learning Objective: Increase professional effectiveness, data management, and analytical skills

With evolving technology, many people are overloaded and overwhelmed with information and data. Businesses now have access to large amounts of feedback from internal and external sources. How do we make sense of all the information? Is the data reliable? How can we manage and utilize the data in order to impact business goals, visions, and mission? This seminar will help you turn your information overload into powerful and reliable data that you can use to meet organizational goals.

At the end of this seminar, participants will be able to:

  1. Assess and categorize data and information.
  2. Identify tools and techniques to organize and interpret data.
  3. Explore productivity tools and techniques.
  4. Examine common data management challenges and solutions.

 

Slideshare Presentation: Turning Information into Reliable Data

Think, Act, Achieve Extraordinary Results- Winning Executive Coaching Strategies for the Leader and the Coach

Think, Act, Achieve Extraordinary Results- Winning Executive Coaching Strategies for the Leader and the Coach

August 6, 2020

BEYA 2020

 

 

Think, Act, Achieve Extraordinary Results- Winning Executive Coaching Strategies for the Leader and the Coach

 

Learning Objective: This seminar provides a vault of pioneering concepts, tools, and resources that move leaders from innovative thought to strategic action.

Leadership is about moving toward important goals and embracing the potential and growth power of people. Whether you are a top CEO, federal executive, director, team lead, or beginning your career, you should be asking yourself one critical question: “How can I grow and achieve personal excellence?” Executive coaching is a strategic partnership that maximizes performance and growth potential to drive enhanced business outcomes. Get ready to be challenged, take risks, and achieve extraordinary results.

At the end of this seminar, participants will be able to:

  1. Create a plan and vision that supports their business, professional, and life mission.
  2. Use leadership techniques and communication strategies that support their vision.
  3. List tools to overcome resistance, act, and make strategic decisions.
  4. Examine coaching competencies that support the success of future leaders and team members.
  5. Use strategies to get out of their comfort zone, generate ideas and expand their vision.

 

Slideshare Presentation: Think, Act, Achieve Extraordinary Results

The Path to Being the Best Leader: How to Lead with Charisma, Integrity, and Conviction

The Path to Being the Best Leader: How to Lead with Charisma, Integrity, and Conviction

August 4, 2020

BEYA 2020

 

The Path to Being the Best Leader: How to Lead with Charisma, Integrity, and Conviction

 

Karmyn Norwood - Vice President - Lockheed Martin Corporation

Mariama Beemer - Advanced Technical Content Developer - NetApp Inc.

Olu Bolden - Director - Raytheon Company

Toya JacksonManufacturing Engineering Director - General Motors

 

Learning Objective: Discuss methods that increase leadership skills

The quality of an organization’s leadership and management is critical to its success.
This is true at team, department, and organizational levels. However, what’s the secret to that quality? How do you ensure it throughout the organization? How do you become an excellent leader and manager yourself? As with any professional skills, the skills of leadership and management can be learned and practiced. This course is specifically designed to help you do just that, whatever your role in the organization.

At the end of this seminar, participants will be able to:

  1. Understand the skills needed to be a successful leader.
  2. Understand ways to manage staff performance.
  3. Evaluate their own style.
  4. Develop skills that help deliver their objectives.

 

Slideshare Presentation: The Path to Being the Best Leader

Information is Power! Using Defensive Solutions in Cyber Security

Information is Power! Using Defensive Solutions in Cyber Security

July 30, 2020

BEYA 2020

 

Information is Power! Using Defensive Solutions in Cyber Security

 

Aaron Ferguson - Technical Director - National Security Agency

Carl Jackson - Director - Lockheed Martin Corporation

LaNaia Jones - Deputy Chief Information Officer - Office of the Director of National Intelligence

LaLisha Hurt - Sr. Director, Deputy CISO - General Dynamics

Jason Harrell - Executive Director - DTCC

 

Learning Objective: Learn and explore benefits and opportunities in cybersecurity

Living and work environments have been revolutionized by technology. And, it seems the possibilities are endless. From social networking to homeland security, impact of technological advancements is massive. However, as technology is used to capture every corner of our world, the terror of cyber threats and abuse remains an ongoing battle. Join us in this seminar where a panel of cybersecurity professionals discusses approaches to protect critical intelligence and design practical solutions for defending against and avoiding cybercrime and attacks before they happen.

At the end of this seminar, participants will be able to:

  1. List strategies for building a safe and secure cybersecurity environment.
  2. Explore strategy and policies that impact cybersecurity.
  3. Examine the impact of cybersecurity in diverse industries.
  4. Explore advances and opportunities for STEM professionals.
  5. Identify ways to get ahead of the threat.

 

Slideshare Presentation: Information is Power!

Licensure as a Professional Engineer - Its Value and the Steps to Take

Licensure as a Professional Engineer - Its Value and the Steps to Take

July 28, 2020

BEYA 2020

 

Licensure as a Professional Engineer - Its Value and the Steps to Take

 

Eric Fonville - Development Engineer - General Motors

CDR LaKeeva Gunderson - Operations Officer - Naval Facilities Engineering Command Mid-Atlantic

 

Learning Objective: Examine the methods and reasoning for obtaining the professional engineer license

A professional engineer (P.E.) is a person who is licensed to practice engineering in a particular state or U.S. territory after meeting all the requirements of the law. This seminar will give you the information you need to obtain the professional licensure and an understanding of the responsibilities that must be fulfilled to keep it.

At the end of this seminar, participants will be able to:

  1. Understand the reasoning behind being a licensed professional engineer.
  2. Identify the procedures for completing the licensed professional engineer registration process.
  3. Identify the responsibilities for maintaining the professional engineer license.
  4. Outline the Principles of Standard Care.

 

Slideshare Presentation: Licensure as a Professional Engineer

Re-Engaging Employees: Getting Your Team Back On Track

Re-Engaging Employees: Getting Your Team Back On Track

July 23, 2020

BEYA 2020

 

Re-Engaging Employees: Getting Your Team Back On Track

 

Regina Evans - Engineering Program Manager - NetApp

Shanquetha (Shawn) Caggins - Area Manager Outside Plant Planning & Engineering Design - AT&T Technology Operations

Nicole Denson - Consumer Lending Portfolio Planning Transformation Lead - JPMorgan Chase & Co.

 

Learning Objective: Discuss methods for increasing team productivity

Research has shown that there are a lot of reasons why employees leave a company, including burnout, boredom, less recognition, conflicts in the workplace, etc.
Employee retention can save a company thousands of dollars and improve company morale. Working with your team on tasks such as brainstorming can show creativity, ranking their attributes can help you complement their strengths, and discussing employee career goals can add a lot of value to the project as it allows the team to flourish and meet company goals. This leads to employee satisfaction and feeling rewarded in their work and, most of all, appreciated. Making work fun and identifying accomplishments cures disengagement in the workplace.

At the end of this seminar, participants will be able to:

  1. Identify factors that lead to employee disengagement.
  2. Devise methods to engage employees and increase creativity and productivity.
  3. Classify employee strengths to complement task assignments and discuss career goals.
  4. Share methods for keeping employees engaged and feeling appreciated.

Slideshare Presentation: Re-Engaging Employees

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