Leadership Workshops

One of the most valuable parts of being a Watermark sponsor is access to our on-site Customized Corporate Programs, which are designed to strengthen and enhance your company’s female talent.

These leadership development programs are not to be confused with our public events – they are facilitated on your campus or at your office for your intended audience, whether it be sponsor members, women at various management levels or even clients and partners. Each unique program is strategically designed to foster career, personal and corporate development.

Each Customized Corporate Program is subject to individual pricing, so feel free to select one or more that best target your specific needs. If you are interested in multiple programs, we recommend applying for Watermark sponsorship, which provides a significant discount for all programs. For more information, please contact Kim Steppe.

Our Customized Corporate Programs fall into four categories:


Emotional Intelligence

Connecting Mission and Vision to Purpose and What Matters
Knowing your "why" helps you find clarity in your purpose, bringing fulfillment and value to you and your business. Many of us know the vision of our business or the mission of our organization, but few of us truly understand our why. In this workshop, participants will craft their personal why statement and discuss ways to bring it to life. Having a clear why allows you to be at your best and focus on what truly matters to you and your work.
AUDIENCE: All Levels;  All Genders

Authentic Leadership: The Five Pillars of Impactful Influence
What defines successful leadership? What is the most common trait among the most impactful and influential leaders of our time? One thing: They are great communicators. If you want to be an effective leader in your life and career, build dedicated and loyal teams of employees, and motivate communities for change, mastering this skill is crucial. In this interactive workshop, you will learn the five keys to effective communication for improved leadership, sales, and business success. Using engaging, hands-on exercises rooted in psychology, designed to tap into your brain’s natural potential, you will develop a deeper understanding of your personal and professional communication barriers that impact sharing your mission effectively.  You will learn new skills, based in neuroscience, to inspire and motivate others.
AUDIENCE: All Levels; All Genders

Influence and Impact
Hone your ability to influence! Influencing is critical for success.  Those who successfully go from idea-to-innovation understand: Why executive presence is necessary to sell your ideas to peers and senior level execs, how to deal with resistance to a great idea, and the six optimal ways to influence: reciprocity, authority, liking, commitment, social proof, and scarcity.  Participants will learn how to apply a design thinking approach to influencing, learn why your ability to influence depends on your ability to be influenced, and learn key individual influencing skills to set you up for success later.
AUDIENCE: Mid-Level to Senior Leaders; All Genders

Communicating Concisely: Using Stories to Showcase Successes
Do you find it difficult to tell a poignant success story with ease? Are you trying to speak confidently about yourself without bragging? Do you listen to yourself ramble on and on until you forget the point of your own story? This workshop will help you tackle these issues and more. Join us for this hands-on workshop as you discover how to confidently craft and share success stories that are clear, concise, and impactful. You'll learn to trim success stories to their essence, take on the bragging issue and create a concise story from an outline. 
AUDIENCE: All Levels, All Genders


Tactical Skills

 

NEW | Take Charge of Your Brand
A dynamic, hands-on, and insightful workshop by personal brand expert, Guisselle Nuñez, that provides participants with bite-sized, quick and easy techniques to help participants weave personal branding into their daily professional and personal actions. Accompanying material to workshop includes “Take Charge of your Brand” workbook and “Take Charge of your Brand” book. 
AUDIENCE: All Levels; All Genders

Deliver Technical Information to Non-Technical Audiences
The “Curse of Knowledge” is real. It’s quite possible that you know your subject so well that you assume your audience will understand it, even if they don’t. Given the fact that you have just seconds to either grab your audience’s attention or completely lose it, you can’t afford to waste time. Therefore, it’s imperative that you ensure that your audience easily understands your information. In this workshop, we’ll discuss using storytelling techniques to deliver technical information in a captivating way so that it’s comprehensive to your non-technical audience. Bring your technical information, and we’ll work to make it compelling, clear, and concise so your message will be understood and remembered. 
AUDIENCE: All Levels, All Genders

Public Speaking with Confidence and Poise
You have a story to tell. It could be a pitch, a keynote, a webinar, or anything in between. You feel good about your content. However, you’re not confident about delivering it. What do I do with my hands? My eyes? My nerves? This workshop will help you deliver any story well. We’ll discuss public speaking anxiety management, body language, voice techniques, practice preparation, confident language, handling Q&A, etc. Join us as we work together to help you deliver your message with poise and confidence. 
AUDIENCE: All Levels; All Genders

Improving Your Business Presentation & Communication Skills
This 2-hour interactive workshop delivers an experience that magically transforms how participants communicate and present themselves; influencing the confidence, creativity and best abilities of each speaker; significantly improving communication skills from public presentations to one-on-one communications. Group collaboration and creative interchange improvisation; setting a higher communication standard throughout your company. 
AUDIENCE: All Levels; All Genders

Building Intentional Connections
This highly interactive workshop explores the importance of networks and allows each participant to document and evaluate their network, and develop a plan to enhance it building new and impactful relationships with women in your organization. It is also recommended to help build your women’s network, developing and solidifying cross-functional relationships within your company. 
AUDIENCE:  All Levels; All Genders

Negotiating Effectively: What Works for Women
How comfortable are you with negotiating? Whether it’s about a promotion, a raise, or getting the resources you need for that high-stakes project, many women feel hesitant or anxious when getting ready to make a big request. In this 2-hour workshop, you’ll learn a process and skills to help you with confidence, creative solutions, measurable results, and stronger long-term relationships.
AUDIENCE:  All Levels; Women Only

Leading With Executive Presence
It's not enough to have the best products, services, strategies, or concepts—you need to communicate their value with conviction. How can you communicate confidently, command respect, and build trust?  Strengthen your executive presence and go from good to great. 
AUDIENCE:  Mid-Level to Senior Management; Women Only

NEW | Leading and Tapping into Your Resilience During Times of Crisis and Change
We are living in times of uncertainty at work, within our communities, and families. This calls for being resilient in order to adapt to changing work structures, manage emotions, optimize our time, mobilize greater level of energy, and foster supportive relationships. Learn how to define resilience and Its relevance in today’s new world of work by assessing your resilient factors, strengths and bling spots.
AUDIENCE: All Levels; All Genders

Boundaries for Brilliance: How to Say No with Grace, Not Guilt
Boundaries for Brilliance: How to Say No with Grace, Not Guilt: This workshop will give you practical insights and tools to help you decline requests in ways that build credibility, relationships, and results. You will leave this workshop with clarity about where to invest your precious energy, so you feel less overwhelmed and more focused on the things that will allow you to be healthier, saner, and more productive. This workshop is best suited for mid-level to the highest senior levels and is applicable for mixed gender groups.
AUDIENCE:  Mid-Level to Senior Management; All Genders


Organizational


Communicating Within A Virtual Team
Designed to help virtual teams communicate more effectively with senior leaders, team members, colleagues, and clients. Can be tailored into one of our popular programs, that includes effective virtual meetings, the impact of communication styles within virtual teams, writing for results, managing virtual teams, and effective leadership when you live outside the HQ. 
AUDIENCE:  All Levels; All Genders

Communicating Across Cultures
Effective communication is a necessity for building and maintaining professional relationships. However, communicating with a colleague from a different culture than your own can be an obstacle. This workshop equips leaders with the skills to learn and adapt to various cultural communication styles to achieve a successful collaboration. Participants will grasp a better understanding of their communication styles, learn to communicate more efficiently, establish tactics to open the lines of communication, and strengthen valuable relationships with your colleagues. 
AUDIENCE:  All Levels; All Genders

Mastering Change Management
We know good strategic direction poorly implemented is useless. Typically, organizations are not short on good strategies but rather of well-implemented ones. Change management experience across organizations during the last 40 years provides for key best practices that help anyone keen on success. This session is for executives, managers, and individual contributors who must create a significant change in their organization. In this highly interactive workshop, you will both learn about your capacity as a change agent, how to design and implement change and try your hands on a change challenge.
AUDIENCE:  All Levels; All Genders


Senior Executive


Board Access
This Workshop covers the different types of boards, outlining the differences between each, the types of skills, background, and experience required for each, as well as different methods to find available board positions in each kind of board. This 90-minute workshop is best suited for mid-level to the highest senior levels and is applicable for mixed gender groups. 
AUDIENCE: Senior Management

Leading With Executive Presence

It's not enough to have the best products, services, strategies, or concepts—you need to communicate their value with conviction. How can you communicate confidently, command respect, and build trust? Strengthen your executive presence and go from good to great. 
AUDIENCE:  Tailored to Senior Leadership; All Genders

Tapping into Your Executive Presence in a Virtual World
Executive presence remains at the top of the list that impacts a leader or executive’s overall success. Due to the recent pandemic, many business leaders are conducting business in a virtual environment, which has changed the way we work and engage with others. Leaders now must learn how to master their executive presence through video conferencing or other virtual platforms. This requires a new suite of behaviors, tools, and practices to inspire our teams, influence others, and build supportive and trusting relationships.
AUDIENCE:  Senior Leadership; All Genders

Mastering Change Management
We know good strategic direction poorly implemented is useless. Typically, organizations are not short on good strategies but rather of well-implemented ones. Change management experience across organizations during the last 40 years provides for key best practices that help anyone keen on success. This session is tailored to senior leadership who must create a significant change in their organization. In this highly interactive workshop, you will both learn about your capacity as a change agent, how to design and implement change and try your hands on a change challenge.
AUDIENCE:  Senior Leadership, All Genders


Yearlong Development

Patrons and Protégées (Please inquire about pricing for sponsor and non-sponsor companies): This is a yearlong sponsorship program for Patrons and Protégées that enhances opportunities for high potential women in career growth, visibility, recognition, retention, engagement and promotion.


What Our Sponsors Are Saying


"I thought that I was a great networker, but this workshop opened my eyes to the fact that my current network is not going to help my career development. I was astounded by the gaps that I have. I now have the tools to be more strategic with the process."
- Oracle Executive
"This program was very relevant, engaging, fun and inspirational - there were also a number of 'aha' moments."
- Ericsson Executive
" I learned a new perspective on networking. The presenter gave us great actions items that I can start implementing immediately."
- Intuit Executive
"Incredibly energetic and engaging facilitator! I loved learning how to control the room!"
- Xilinx Executive
"It was amazing to see the growth of the volunteers before our eyes."
- Zynga Executive
"This program gave me some clear guide lines for presenting any idea or issue to a group. This will help with organizing those thoughts better before speaking in meetings - incredibly practical!" 
- Ericsson Executive