Fall 2021 Workshops

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Join us for one or both of our events to be held this fall.  September 23-24th, Peddler’s Village, New Hope, PA or October 7-8th, Newport, RI at the Wayfinder Hotel.

                   Lots and Lots of shops!

                                Newport Shoreline

We have some fresh and exciting programming for our audience and, you will have a chance to learn about a new initiative we will be launching in May 2022 at our Annual Conference.

Both of these events are being held in intimate settings so members (and guests) can get to know one another and be comfortable in the sessions.  Both properties are family friendly too.  Both of the events include a minimum of 4 Sessions, Dinner (and yes, extra tickets can be purchased) and Breakfast on the 2nd day.

Cut-off for room reservations at our discounted rate has passed but there are still rooms available.

If you can’t join us, maybe you would like to support us with some special sponsorships just for these events.

Our Schedule:

Note:  Click on each session to get a description of each presentation

Women in Energy is committed to addressing the latest recommendations and CDC guidelines.  We have put this Safe and Clean Plan for Events together to do our part to ensure a safe environment for all participants.  

September 23-24th - Peddler's Village, New Hope, PA

Thursday, 2:00pm

Presenter, Paula Simmons, Utilities Employees Credit Union, one of our  Premium Sponsors, will be doing this presentation.

 

Description:  Talking about money is an easy everyday occurrence, but talking about our personal finances even with our significant other has most people shut down faster than your local community pool after Labor Day.  The more open and honest we are when we talk about something that we may not comfortable or knowledgeable about, the easier it becomes and the more we learn.  Let’s take some time to go over those  hard, but necessary financial discussions with your partner, children, and even aging parents.  Learn how to help your family grow their financial knowledge, and overall financial wellbeing!

 

Thursday , 3:15pm

Our facilitator and presenter is Esther Angell, Cargas Systems, Vice President, CRM.

 

Thursday, 5:00pm

Join us at the Gazebo prior to dinner for conversation, networking and beverages.

Thursday, 6:00pm

Join us for dinner – if you brought a friend or spouse, extra tickets are available for puchase

Friday, 7:30am
Continental Breakfast
Friday, 8:30am

Negotiating with someone often creates the same amount of anxiety as public speaking. Nerves set in and before you know it you are paralyzed with fear and any confidence leading up to the conversation wanes away quickly. It is intimidating, overwhelming, and for many, just not worth taking the leap to negotiate for what they want.

Do not let your lack of confidence dictate your worth or what you want to gain. Learning to negotiate more confidently and effectively is a critical to advancing yourself both personally and professionally, and the good news is that it is a skill you can master. Negotiating is only as complicated as we make it for ourselves.

In this session we will tackle how to:

  • Understand what creates the “it’s not worth it” paralysis
  • Learn how to overcome the fear and anxiety
  • Embrace negotiation as a collaboration versus something negative
  • Build overall confidence and become an effective negotiator

Attendees will walk away understanding why and how we need to reframe our thinking and learn how to be a confident and effective negotiator.

Presenters for this presentation are:  Aimee Allen, Degree Day Consulting and Kendall Rawls, the Rawls Group.

 

Friday, 9:45am

Our theme – Networking – “just do it”.

Friday, 11:00am

A hornets’ nest or even a beehive from afar appears to buzz with activity. It’s quite interesting to watch nature in action, which ironically is very similar to families and working in a family business.  There are roles each individual plays and a set of standard operating procedures that allow the hive to run smoothly and efficiently.  When done in unison and as expected, the hive buzzes with focus and activity, not bothering anyone outside the hive.

These same behaviors exist in the family business.  Whether you are family in the business or you work in a family business, there is a  a hierarchy that sets the tone and goals for the company, and then the worker bees that help achieve them.  However, just like the beehive one strays or does not work or live up to expectation, things can get messy.

When working in a family business there are certain topics that only discussed and shut behind the big red door – DON’T TOUCH!  The big red door creates a dysfunctional functional norm for everyone who works in the company.  And, if you are family in the business, it exacerbates drama at business meetings and family holidays.

In this session attendees will:

  • Understand what creates the fear and anxiety in the family business
  • Identify communication strategies to discuss to discuss difficult topics at work (and at home)
  • Learn how to balance both working with the family and in the family business
  • Embrace your self-worth and build your confidence, regardless of your role

Without leveraging the tools available, the hive will be blown to its side, creating hysteria and infighting.  However, active problem solving and leveraging tools readily available can keep the hive calm, productive, harmonious, and even allow everyone to grow closer together.

Our presenter will be Kendall Rawls, The Rawls Group

October 7-8, Wayfinder Hotel - Newport, Rhode Island

Thursday, 2:00pm

 

Description:

The amount of marketing choices available today can be overwhelming. You may be asking yourself what marketing activities are most important to achieve my goals and fit in my budget? How do I create a plan that I can follow? What is missing from my current marketing? We’ll explore the benefits of various digital marketing activities and when they are most beneficial to your growth. And we will look at marketing that is commonly underutilized but can make a big impact on reaching more people and winning new customers.

Presenter, Jennifer LeClerc, Consumer Focus

Thursday, 3:15pm

Think back in your career (or life) about people who have mentored you along your journey or, share your experience as someone whose career has been guided and supported by you.  We’ll share the stories and ideas with the goal of helping others in our industry.

Thursday, 5:00pm
Networking Reception
Thursday, 6:00pm

Please join us for dinner, we have a special guest speaker and a few more little surprises.

Friday, 7:30am
Continental Breakfast
Friday, 9:00am

Just some of the topics to be discussed:

  • What is mental toughness
  • Rational vs. emotional
  • Staying neutral

Our presenter is Ruth King, HVAC Channel TV – a little about Ruth:

To have a profound, positive impact on peoples businesses and lives by giving them the tools/processes to get and stay profitable and build wealth.

Friday, 10:30am

Presenters for this presentation are:  Aimee Allen, Degree Day Consulting and Kendall Rawls, the Rawls Group.

Negotiating with someone often creates the same amount of anxiety as public speaking. Nerves set in and before you know it you are paralyzed with fear and any confidence leading up to the conversation wanes away quickly. It is intimidating, overwhelming, and for many, just not worth taking the leap to negotiate for what they want.

Do not let your lack of confidence dictate your worth or what you want to gain. Learning to negotiate more confidently and effectively is a critical to advancing yourself both personally and professionally, and the good news is that it is a skill you can master. Negotiating is only as complicated as we make it for ourselves.

In this session we will tackle how to:

  • Understand what creates the “it’s not worth it” paralysis
  • Learn how to overcome the fear and anxiety
  • Embrace negotiation as a collaboration versus something negative
  • Build overall confidence and become an effective negotiator

 

Attendees will walk away understanding why and how we need to reframe our thinking and learn how to be a confident and effective negotiator.

 

 

Event Sponsors

Women In Energy Energy Sponsors
Women In Energy Energy Sponsors
Women In Energy Energy Sponsors
Women In Energy Energy Sponsors
Women In Energy Energy Sponsors

Continental Breakfast Sponsor

Spraugue
Boyertown Furnace

Dessert Sponsor

Networking Co-Sponsor