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SKILLS-BUILDING WORKSHOP SERIES

Professionals of Color: Powering Up

A virtual workshop series designed to empower professionals of color with tools, insights, perspectives, and skills that will help them survive and thrive in their workplaces and careers. Complimentary preview session on Feb. 26, and 3-part series held at 5:30-7:00pm CT on March 21, April 29, and May 23.

For more information, click the links below:

Register for the 3-Part Powering Up Workshop Series- March 21, April 29, and May 23:

Fee: $149 for all 3 sessions,

or $79 for a single session

RSVP for a Complimentary Preview Session

of the Workshop Series:

February 26

5:30-7:00pm CT

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Join the Powering Up Workshop Series to…​

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  • Appreciate why you should and how you can embrace all of who you are—including your racial identity—as a career advantage. 

  • Understand the importance and urgency of this topic, both for yourself and others in your networks. 

  • Learn practical tools and the skills to use them for navigating real-world workplace situations. 

  • Connect with other multidisciplinary professionals and begin building collaborative communities for ongoing skills building and support.

Who will benefit from the Workshop Series?

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  • Early and mid-careerists, especially those who:

    • Have faced challenges in the workplace, due mainly or in part to their racial identity.

    • Want to improve their career soft skills, such as collaboration, executive presence, public speaking, and networking.

    • Desire to boost their confidence and overcome self-limiting behaviors.

  • Senior and seasoned careerists who want to learn how to better support their mentees and protégés.

  • Recent graduates preparing to enter a professional field.

  • Professionals at all career levels who are transitioning jobs.

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Why this workshop series is needed NOW?

Job environments have become more challenging for many employees, from recent graduates and early careerists to mid-level managers and executive leaders.  Post-Covid hybrid work settings, budget restraints, political turmoil, and societal polarization combine to contribute to challenges in the workplace.

Toxic

Workplaces

Issues are often compounded by racial tensions and elevating pushback against diversity.  Recent headlines have exposed these toxic environments that Professionals of Color at the highest career levels continue to experience—too often with tragic outcomes.

Racial Angst

The struggle is real, but Professionals of Color can learn to harness their power sources.  Instead of falling prey to psychologically unhealthy workplace cultures, we can gain the skills to maintain sanity and excel in our carers.

Untapped

Power

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Workshop Session Format

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1. Pre-Session Materials

sent to participants a few days beforehand to increase engagement during the session and information retention and application post-session

2. Structured Networking warm-up

practice virtual networking skills and setting foundation for community building (10-15 mins)

3. Education Engagement

interactive educational plenary segment designed for adult learners (30-35 mins)

4. Small Group Application

facilitated discussion focused on application of the educational segment (20-25 mins)

5. Shared Learning

plenary wrap-up and collaborative commitments for intra-session application of learnings (15-20 minutes)

6. OPTIONAL: Christian Capstone

review of the session’s education and application learnings from a spiritual perspective (20-30 mins)

For more info, email: info@owlservations.com or visit: www.owlservations.com

Register Today. Space is Limited.

Workshop’s Features Tailored for Adult Learners

Self-directed

Using the workshop’s framework, participants will create customized learning objectives and goals.  After each session, participants will work with their own pace and learning style to achieve that month’s objectives. There will also be opportunities to collaboratively learn in dyads and small groups.

Transformational

Workshop participants engage with new and nascent insights that can expand perspectives and challenge preconceived notions. The opportunity to shift one’s outlook can improve application and retention of the information presented.

Experiential

The workshop will offer in-session and intra-session exercises for participants to experience “hands-on” learning. Subsequent individual and collective reflections will explore what worked and where are the opportunities for improvement.

Collaborative Learning

The peer-mentoring component will allow participants to learn from each other, to share across diverse professions and industries, and to benefit from multi-generational experiences.

Real-Time Application

Components of the workshop curriculum will be based on the participants’ real-world, real-time lived experiences. Participants will practice applying the evidence-based education to their workplace situations and career opportunities.

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"Benefit from small-group sessions to cultivate collaborative communities of trust and support."

Main Topics the Series Will Cover

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Using the tools, insights, perspectives and skills framework, the workshop topics will include:

  • Powering Up Your Mindset: Growth vs. Fixed. Cultivating a mindset fertile for personal development, improved performance, and ongoing career growth

  • Empowering Self-Care

    • Letting go of workplace trauma and bitterness

    • Forgiveness

    • Mental & emotional health

    • Physical health

    • Spiritual health​​

  • Empowered to Survive Toxic Workplace Cultures

  • Power to Flip Phenomenon to Your Favor 

    • Weathering

    • Imposter Syndrome

    • Pet-to-threat

    • Stereotype Threat

    • Micro- and Macro-aggressions

  • Power in Your Presence: executive presence; cultural expression, R.I.I.M

  • EQ Power: Sharpening Emotional Intelligence

  • Bounce Back Power

    • Learning to fail; falling isn’t failure; failure isn’t final

    • Grit, resilience, and perseverance

  • Power of Community

    • Mentors, Coaches, Sponsors

    • Personal Networks

    • Professional Associations​​

Join the Powering Up Workshop Series to…​

  ​​
  • Appreciate why you should and how you can embrace all of who you are—including your racial identity—as a career advantage. 

  • Understand the importance and urgency of this topic, both for yourself and others in your networks. 

  • Learn practical tools and the skills to use them for navigating real-world workplace situations. 

  • Connect with other multidisciplinary professionals and begin building collaborative communities for ongoing skills building and support.

Who will benefit from the Workshop Series?

 ​​
  • Early and mid-careerists, especially those who:

    • Have faced challenges in the workplace, due mainly or in part to their racial identity.

    • Want to improve their career soft skills, such as collaboration, executive presence, public speaking, and networking.

    • Desire to boost their confidence and overcome self-limiting behaviors.

  • Senior and seasoned careerists who want to learn how to better support their mentees and protégés.

  • Recent graduates preparing to enter a professional field.

  • Professionals at all career levels who are transitioning jobs.

PROFESSIONALS OF COLOR: POWERING UP

Meet Our Workshop Series Facilitator:
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Dr. Cie Armstead

Founder of Owlservations, LLC

Nationally Recognized Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Thought Leader, Presenter, Facilitator & Writer

Passion for people and divine purpose compelled Dr. Cie Armstead to create Owlservations, LLC, and the Powering Up Series.  Building on more than 30 years of lived experience, coaching individuals, consulting with organizations, and applying research to real-world practice, Cie is uniquely positioned to serve professionals of color. Her 33 years as an association management professional complement her academic training. Her Industrial Organizational Psychology doctoral work focused on the psychology of what happens in organizations. Her dissertation research explored the social identity skills successful professionals of color have mastered to advance in their careers. Most importantly, she continues to engage with all levels of professionals in today’s workplaces and understands the challenges and victories they experience daily.  Unapologetically and unwaveringly, Dr. Cie knows successful professionals of color have learned to leverage their identities as assets—and others can harness those same skills to excel in their careers. 

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