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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!

 

Join us for a Networking event this February in Downtown Tulsa at Inner Circle Vodka Bar!

 

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).

Enlightened Professional: Mentor Session with Brandy Semore (OKC)

 

When: March 11th | 11:30AM – 1PM

Where: Hutch on Avondale  | 6437 Avondale Drive |  Nichols Hills, OK 73116

 

Please Note:

  • Lunch will be provided by OKWIT.
  • You must be an OKWIT Advocate Member or OKWIT Contributing Member 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!

 

 

The Enlightened Professional – 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. This session mentor will facilitate a discussion on personal tools to achieve thriving through transitions (career and in life). 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 Brandy Semore:

Brandy Semore currently serves as Sr. Director of IT Services Engagement & PMO for Pinnacle Business Systems (Pinnacle). Pinnacle designs and implements technology solutions for customers across various industries. As the Sr. Director, Brandy is responsible for understanding strategic objectives of the organization to assist in developing a clear vision for the engineering and PMO teams, then working with the those teams to translate objectives into attainable goals while monitoring and measuring performance. With her role also focused on customer engagement, Brandy is responsible for ensuring that Pinnacle’s technology solutions align seamlessly with customer expectations. Brandy’s management experience spans various fields with a strong grounding in internet, data center operations and business management strategies. She holds a B.A. in Journalism from Oklahoma State University, a MBA from Oklahoma City University, and is PMP certified with the Project Management Institute.

 

Brandy is the 2018 recipient of the Journal Record award, “50 Making a Difference” for Woman of The Year, and is dedicated to coaching others in managing successful projects, as seen from her blog articles Project Success: Six Factors. She is a known advocate for women working in technology, currently serving as advisory board member for Oklahoma Women in Technology (OKWIT), which she co-founded in 2016. Most recently, Brandy accepted the position as President for CASMEO, a non-profit organization that focuses on using STEAM initiatives as a tool to help children in Oklahoma who have/or are experiencing trauma in their lives.

 

…and just like many women in the professional realm, Brandy is searching to find the balance between career woman, non-profit volunteer, wife, and mom of two young children.


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

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February Professional Development – Overcoming the Odds – Tulsa 5:30 pm
February Professional Development – Overcoming the Odds – Tulsa @ 36 Degrees North
Feb 26 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
February Professional Development – Overcoming the Odds – Tulsa @ 36 Degrees North
Each one of us has had ambitions that can be straight up daunting. Taking the big picture and turning it into manageable steps is an art of itself. Join us as Fatin Kareem, QA Analyst, shares her personal story on how she spent several years working toward her dream to have a better life for herself and her family. After Fatin speaks, we will host a workshop to help those big dreams seem possible again. Ticket price for non-members: $10 OKWIT members on the level of ‘Advocate’ or ‘Contributing Executive’ will receive discount codes via email to waive ticket price. Want to become a member today? Visit okwit.org/membership/ to learn more about our different levels. This event is made possible by our corporate sponsors, Devon Energy and Coretopia
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February Professional Development – Negotiating Your Worth – OKC 6:00 pm
February Professional Development – Negotiating Your Worth – OKC @ StarSpace46
Feb 27 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
February Professional Development – Negotiating Your Worth – OKC @ StarSpace46
Save the date on Wednesday, February 27th from 6-8 at Starspace46 to join Oklahoma Women in Technology’s OKC chapter as we talk through how to negotiate your worth in this interactive workshop led by Dr. Teresa Cullen & Kim Thomas. We will be discussing tips & strategies on how women can achieve better negotiation outcomes, as well as sharing resources to help you be the best & most confident version of yourself. This will be an event that you won’t want to miss! Ticket price for non-members: $10 OKWIT members on the level of ‘Advocate’ or ‘Contributing Executive’ will receive discount codes via email to waive ticket price. Want to become a member today? Visit okwit.org/membership/ to learn more about our different levels. This event is made possible by our corporate sponsors, Devon Energy and Coretopia
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