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Taming Adrenaline

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MEMBER EXCLUSIVE

Speaking anxiety holds many people back from applying for jobs or promotions, sharing expertise in meetings, meeting new people, and taking advantage of opportunities in love, life, and career. The good news is that this is a solvable problem.

With more than 1,500 stage presentations under her belt, author and keynote speaker Cara Hale Alter has first-hand experience managing nervousness. She addresses the topic with warmth and humor, and offers practical, real-world solutions for bringing speaking anxiety under control.

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Overwhelmed – Being A Serious Professional
While Making Time For A Life

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Author of Overwhelmed: Work, Love, and Play When No One Has the Time provides insightful analysis of the modern time bind, examining the pressures and conflicting expectations faced by working parents and others with family responsibilities. This webinar examines the systemic stressors that make work/life balance unattainable, and offers practical time-management strategies for coping with these challenges.
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Pregnancy Accommodation Update For Employers

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 MEMBER EXCLUSIVE

New laws, new cases, new interpretations, and new attitudes are unsettling standard pregnancy accommodation practices.

What do employers have to do, and what should they do?
This webinar will help HR professionals, managers, and legal counsel chart a course through the tangle of state accommodation laws, the amendment of the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Supreme Court’s Pregnancy Discrimination Act decision in Young v. UPS, and the EEOC’s pregnancy discrimination guidance.

In addition, the presenter, Cynthia Thomas Calvert of Workforce 21C and the Center for WorkLife Law, will provide practical tips for managing pregnant workers and reducing exposure to lawsuits.
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“I’d Rather Work With A Man”
Tips For Diffusing Conflicts Among Women

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 MEMBER EXCLUSIVE

We receive more questions from WLE members about how to handle workplace conflicts between women than on any other topic. At least once a year, a study or trending article comes out about why female bosses are harder to work for, or how catty female coworkers or office Mean Girls hold women back in their careers. Coverage of this issue tends to ignore the role gender bias plays in pitting women against each other.

We'll explore the underlying sources of these conflicts, including generational differences and gender bias in organizational culture, that create complicated office politics between women. We’ll provide tips to help you spot typical patterns of conflict, with strategies for navigating complicated gender dynamics between women in a way that advances your career goals, and discuss strategies managers and organizations can use to address the underlying biases that cause conflicts between women, with tips on how to better address these conflicts when they arise.
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The Flexibility Stigma

MEMBER EXCLUSIVE
Joan Williams, Mary Blair-Loy & Jennifer Berdahl 

A new publication from WorkLife Law about the stigma applied to flexible work arrangements, and the superficial biases that lead to the failure of the modern workplace to adjust to the realities of the workforce.

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