Individual Development

Strategies for Success 2017 – March 25th

Strategies for Success 2017, March 25th. “Go for the Win-Win”. Strategies for Success professional development workshop series based on BPW’s long-running Individual Development curriculum is back by popular demand. This year we’ll have 4 monthly sessions held on the fourth Saturday of each month at Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital Education and Conference Center.  This workshop series is for you if you are… Employed or in transition • Early, mid or late career • Working in the for profit, non-profit or government sector • Anticipating a career change • An entrepreneur or working for someone else. Each session is $20 for members, $25 for non-members and there is an early enrollment discount if you enroll in all 4 before the first workshop on January 28, 2017. Click here for more information and to register. 

Farewell Tricia!

Please join us this Friday, September 9th at 8:00 pm to wish our fellow BPW sister Tricia Curry goodbye. Please contact Jerri at  for more information. Please bring your own beverage.

Liz Illgen Wins 2016 Speak-Off

Liz Illgen, a realtor with Keller Williams Gulfside Realty, won the BPW/St. Petersburg-Pinellas (BPW/SPP) Speak-off held on May 5, 2016. The Individual Development (ID) speak-off, which consists of both a prepared speech and an impromptu speech, is the final stage of the ID program. BPW’s ID program was developed in the 1960s and has continued to evolve as the workplace has changed. BPW/SPP has held ID programs for the last two years, which consisted of five Saturday morning sessions of two modules each. Speak-off participants must have attended at least six ID modules and must be BPW members. For her prepared speech, Liz gave advice to women considering starting their own business.  Liz joined BPW in 2014 and has been active ever since, serving as an officer both last year and this. Liz will represent BPW/SPP at the 2016 BPW/FL State Conference, to be held on June 24-25 at the Vinoy Renaissance in St. Petersburg.

Reach Your Financial Goals in 2016

Join us for “Hold Your Own Purse: Personal and Professional Financial Management,” the last in our Strategies for Success series of Individual Development workshops.  Learn about wealth management planning, budgeting, saving vs investing, planning for retirement, insurance, estate planning, organizational financial statements, taxes, and cash flow from our three expert speakers. Attendance at any of the previous workshops is not required, so bring a friend and start 2016 with a step to your own financial security.

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Join us for the last program of the session

Register Now for “What’s your (Power) Point?” (i.e., creating and delivering powerful presentations). In the final installment of this season’s Success Strategies Workshops you will learn about presenting well, inspiring audiences, and being effective in front of groups.

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Pick Me! Pick Me! Register NOW for the February 7th Workshop

Learn the best strategies for landing that job, getting that invitation to join a prestigious board, or winning that award from local executive and business coach, Yvonne Ulmer. Once you’ve gotten the job Jerri Evans will teach you proven negotiating tactics that will help you get the salary, parking space or any kind of deal you may encounter.

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To reach for the stars, you have to navigate the cloud

Whether you know it or not, you have digital footprint. Stand Out in the Cloud on January 10th will help you learn how to make that footprint work for you with potential employers, clients and business partners. Learn strategies and best practices to get the most out of social media.

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12/6 Strategies for Success Workshop: “It’s Who You Know”

Successful people will tell you that it’s not WHAT you know but WHO you know that will be the biggest contributor to your success yet this is a skill rarely taught in any business education curriculum. Join BPW for our next workshop and get practical information you can begin using immediately to network your way toward your goals.

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Still time to register for the Nov 1 Workshop

If you have not already, please register now for the November 1 Strategies for Success Professional Development Workshop. Sheila Barry-Oliver and Kristina Fortner will present  Get Where You Want to address understanding and managing behavioral and communication styles and goal setting to mitigate potential unknown/unforeseen obstacles and challenges.

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Topics and Dates Announced for BPW Signature Program to Build Career Skills

BPW’s Individual Development Program moves forward with a monthly workshop series starting November 1st and continuing through March 7th. Although the program has been around for more than 30 years, this year’s version includes updated curriculum designed for the modern workforce. Presented by local experts, including BPW members, the workshops focus on career development and skill building whether the attendee is looking to move up, change careers or secure employment.

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