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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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The Enlightened Professional Mentor Session: Tulsa 11:00 am
The Enlightened Professional Mentor Session: Tulsa @ ol’Vine
Apr 11 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
The Enlightened Professional Mentor Session: Tulsa @ ol’Vine
Lunch provided You must be an Advocate or OKWIT Contributing Executive to register. However, as one of these members – you may register for yourself plus one (your plus one does not have to be an OKWIT member). Seating is limited to 15, so be sure to register early. Use your MemberID to access tickets! You can find this after logging in to your member account here. OKWIT’s Mentor Sessions are a great opportunity to meet with IT leaders in a small-group setting. Let’s face it. Life is full and frenetic for a professional. While much is offered regarding life balance – and we all believe we need it – what is it we are truly striving for as human beings rather than human doings? Creating a professional life while maintaining oneself as a “whole” person can be challenging. The mentor will facilitate a discussion on personal tools to achieve one’s nirvana. These discussion topics may include creativity, communication, conflict management, leadership, finding your dream job, discovering your “place” or other soft skills by your request.   About Jayme Bynum: Jayme Bynum is currently the IT Director for Semgroup Corporation responsible for Infrastructure and Customer Services. With the majority of her career in the Midstream Energy sector, she has over 25 years’ experience leading teams in support, development and execution of technical initiatives. She currently has responsibility for several IT disciplines including Client Services, Data Center, Network, Development, Security, and Compliance. Jayme has a history of success in partnering with business leaders to provide innovative, efficient and cost effective use of technology to meet business objectives. Jayme has a BS degree from Oklahoma State University in Management Science and Computer Systems. She is a member of the Advisory Board for the Oklahoma Women in Technology and Committee Chairman for OKWIT Mentorship for the Tulsa area. She is an active volunteer for Junior Achievement and participates regularly in various community service activities.
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Communicating with Confidence – OKC 6:00 pm
Communicating with Confidence – OKC @ Cosabella Kitchen
Apr 24 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Save the date on Wednesday, April 24th from 6p-8p at Cosabella kitchen to join Oklahoma Women in Technology’s OKC chapter as we discuss how to speak up & communicate with confidence in STEM, followed by our networking happy hour. This interactive presentation will be led by our very own OKC Programming Chair & Emerging Technologies Librarian at the University of Oklahoma, Ashley West. Audience members will have the chance to practice effective communication strategies & leave with tangible tips on how to communicate with confidence without feeling awkward. This will be an event that you won’t want to miss! Light bites & a cash bar will be provided. Cosabella is a local catering business servicing Oklahoma City and Edmond that provides elevated, immersive catering in a modern deco space.
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Networking Happy Hour – Tulsa 5:30 pm
Networking Happy Hour – Tulsa @ Marshall’s Brewery Tap Room
Apr 30 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
When: Tuesday, April 30th Time: 5:30PM – 7:30PM Where: Marshall’s Brewery Tap Room | 1742 E 6th St | Tulsa, OK 74104   This April, join us for our second Networking event of 2019 in Tulsa! Come join us in the Tap Room at Marshall’s Brewery 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, ONE Gas, and Coretopia