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OKWIT meets monthly on the last Tuesday in Tulsa and the last Wednesday in OKC for leadership luncheons, networking or workshops.

Giving & Accepting Actionable Feedback (OKC)

 

When: February 26th | 6PM – 8PM

Where: Cedar Lake Plaza  | 701 Cedar Lake Blvd. |  Oklahoma City, OK 73114

 

Ticket price for non-members: $10 – Register now as seating is limited.

OKWIT members on the level of ‘Advocate’ or ‘Contributing Executive’ can use your Member ID as your discount code to waive ticket price. Want to become a member today? Visit okwit.org/membership to learn more about our different levels.

 

Oklahoma Women in Tech invites OKC area technical professionals (men & women) to our February Networking + Professional Development event on February 26th, 6pm – 8pm at the Cedar Lake Plaza, located at 701 Cedar Lake Blvd. Oklahoma City, OK 73114, Delicious food, drinks and great entertainment all included with your ticket.

 

TOPIC: Giving and Accepting Actionable Feedback by Linda Clark is the principal in an organizational development coaching and consulting firm specializing in the power of effective team creation and growth, the power of feedback in innovative cultures, and strategic people operations. Her business focuses on peak performance, authenticity, and personal presence as a combination for success for individuals and organizations by highlighting the mindful selection of the best skills for the current situation and applying them with confidence. With nearly twenty years of experience in strategic human resources and organizational development in automotive retail, energy, manufacturing, non-profit segments and more, her reputation includes an operational focus combined with respect and empathy at all levels. She’s the only Certified Dare to Lead™ Facilitator in Oklahoma, devoted leadership geek, and mom to a 3 year old draft horse named Smooch.

 

Dare to Lead Facilitator Certification Program is an empirically based training and certification program for leadership and organizational development professionals, based on the research of Dr. Brené Brown. The focus of their training and certification program is courage-building.

 

The ability to provide actionable feedback, and more importantly, the ability to receive feedback in a way that drives behavior change is a critical hallmark of organizational cultures reflecting innovation and creativity as part of their growth mindset. This competency is relevant to organizational strategy discussions, financial planning and evaluation, operational decisions, and the human resources talent equation. Organizations that value consistent and ongoing feedback show lower turnover, higher employee engagement, increased productivity, healthier safety cultures, and more. This competency ties directly to leadership competencies such as strategic agility, financial acumen, managerial courage, and more. As more companies consider feedback a dynamic, daily, business driver, and less the one-stop annual performance evaluation, it’s important that HR professionals understand the full cycle loop, points of resistance, and how to take people through feedback resistance and into individual and organizational change to impact the success of the organization.

 

Daily, organizations face feedback challenges when strategic goals are missed, processes or policies prove ineffective, behavioral challenges interrupt opportunities for success, or stakeholder disappointments are realized. Feedback is a financial foundation of organizational culture and success.

 

    • Discuss navigation of feedback conversations from an outcome perspective. Identifying resistance and offering support to move through the point of resistance and into change
    • Understanding how personal, relationship and identity triggers influence the feedback conversation and often stall the change entirely
    • Understanding feedback vs. opinion, and understanding how to appropriately respond, drive action, and communicate changes

 


This event is made possible by our corporate sponsors: Devon Energy (Empower), ONE Gas (Inspire), Coretopia (Inspire).

Networking Happy Hour (TULSA)

 

When: February 27th | 5:30PM – 7PM

Where: Inner Circle Vodka Bar  | 410 N. Main St. |  Tulsa, OK 74103

 

Oklahoma Women in Technology invites you to our February Networking Happy Hour!

 

This February, join us for a Networking event in Downtown Tulsa!

 

Come join us at Inner Circle Vodka Bar to enjoy appetizers and a drink while you courageously introduce yourself and make new connections to help you grow in your career path and personal endeavors. The best way to get the most out of this networking activity is to be involved – so come prepared with an introduction and experiences of your own to share!

 


This event is made possible by our corporate sponsors: Devon Energy (Empower), ONE Gas (Inspire), Coretopia (Inspire).

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OKWIT Mentoring Circles – Fall 2018, Oct 10th, Noon 12:00 pm
OKWIT Mentoring Circles – Fall 2018, Oct 10th, Noon @ Renaissance Waterford Oklahoma City Hotel
Oct 10 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
OKWIT Mentoring Circles – Fall 2018, Oct 10th, Noon Host: Brandy Semore, Director; Delivery Services & PMO, Pinnacle Business Systems WHEN: Wednesday, October 10th, 2018 TIME: Noon WHERE: Waterford Renaissance | 6300 Waterford Blvd. | OKC, OK 73118   OKWIT members have a unique opportunity to meet with other women in technology, coordinated by some of the most successful women leaders in the OKC area. Mentoring circles are scheduled in the coming weeks and will be hosted by IT Leaders who are offering to share with you their time, expertise, and experience.   This event is made possible by our mentorship program sponsors, American Fidelity and Semgroup
OKWIT Mentoring Circles – Fall 2018, Oct 10th, 3pm 3:00 pm
OKWIT Mentoring Circles – Fall 2018, Oct 10th, 3pm @ Devon Garden Wing, Devon Energy Center
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OKWIT Mentoring Circles – Fall 2018, Oct 10th, 3pm Host: Joy Hammons – Director of IT, E&P Solutions, Devon Energy WHEN: Wednesday, October 10th, 2018 TIME: 3:00 P.M – 4:30 P.M. WHERE: Devon Garden Wing, Devon Energy Center | 333 W Sheridan Ave | OKC, OK 73102   OKWIT members have a unique opportunity to meet with other women in technology, coordinated by some of the most successful women leaders in the OKC area. Mentoring circles are scheduled in the coming weeks and will be hosted by IT Leaders who are offering to share with you their time, expertise, and experience.   This event is made possible by our mentorship program sponsors, American Fidelity and Semgroup.
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OKWIT Mentoring Circles – Fall 2018, Oct 16th, 11am 11:00 am
OKWIT Mentoring Circles – Fall 2018, Oct 16th, 11am @ Chesapeake Energy, Creekside Building 12, Rm 212
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OKWIT Mentoring Circles – Fall 2018, Oct 16th, 11am @ Chesapeake Energy, Creekside Building 12, Rm 212
Host: Misty Isaacs, Senior Director Information Technology, Chesapeake Energy WHEN: Tuesday, October 16th, 2018 TIME: 11:00 A.M – 12:30 P.M. WHERE: Chesapeake Energy, Creekside Building 12, Rm 212 | 6225 N. Classen Blvd | OKC, OK 73118   OKWIT members have a unique opportunity to meet with other women in technology, coordinated by some of the most successful women leaders in the OKC area. Mentoring circles are scheduled in the coming weeks and will be hosted by IT Leaders who are offering to share with you their time, expertise, and experience. Parking Information: This event is made possible by our mentorship program sponsors, American Fidelity and Semgroup.
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Girl Scouts of WOK EPSCoR Women in Science Conference Volunteer Opportunity 9:00 am
Girl Scouts of WOK EPSCoR Women in Science Conference Volunteer Opportunity @ Science Museum Oklahoma
Oct 23 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
What: EPSCoR Women in Science Conference When: October 23, 2018 from 9:00 am – 2:00 pm Where: Science Museum Oklahoma in Oklahoma City   Girl Scouts Western Oklahoma needs your help! Our STEM Coordinator, Sara Wilkins, is presenting an astronomy-themed activity booth at the annual EPSCoR Women in Science Conference this October. There will be around 1,650 6th – 12th grade girls in attendance who are excited to learn about STEM. No astronomy or STEM experience is required! We offer volunteers the opportunity to donate at least 2 hours of their time. Of course, you are more than welcome to stay all day! Entrance to the Museum the day of the event, breakfast pastries & coffee, and a box lunch w/beverage are provided to all registered booth participants free of charge. Please let us know if you want to participate by September 14, 2018 so we are able to get you registered for the event.   Please contact our Volunteer Development Specialist, Ann Matheny, if you are interested! Here is her information: amatheny@gswestok.org (405)528-7962
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