Take some “me” time out of your busy day and join us for this new workshop series for staff women who wish to gain leadership knowledge and experience in a supportive and casual environment.

In cooperation with the Staff Senate, the Women’s Center is excited to offer the “Me First!” Fridays Professional Development series, designed to provide Virginia Tech’s staff women with a monthly, brownbag series of sessions on topics related to professional development.

Each session is facilitated by Virginia Tech colleagues.  There is no cost for participation and registration is required.  To register for session, go to training.vt.edu and search for "Me First! Friday".  Bring your lunch – drinks and sweet treats will be provided.  Sessions will run from Noon-1:15PM.  For more information or to suggest session topics, contact Jessie Meltsner.

FALL 2017 SESSIONS

To Register, visit http://www.uopd.vt.edu/ and click on the "Register Now" button.  Then search for "Me First! Fridays"

Friday, October 6, 2017, Making Your Job Work For You
Facilitated by Mallory Foutch, VT Women’s Center
In the face of a persistent gender pay gap, researchers and women's advocates are focusing on one little-discussed part of the problem: Women simply don't ask for more money.  In this workshop, we will discuss strategies for salary negotiation in your workplace, how to have conversations about your professional development journey, and how to ensure you are being fairly compensated for the work you are doing.  Gender plays a huge role in workplace dynamics, and this workshop will create space where women can discuss strategies for our own continued development and success.

Friday, November 3, 2017, Grow Where You Are Planted: Seeking Opportunities for Growth and Development at Virginia Tech
Facilitated by Tamara Cherry-Clarke, Assistant Director for Student Conduct

There are a variety of jobs on this amazing campus. In this workshop we will discuss the importance of;  1) aligning your skills with the positions you are interested in, 2) sharing your professional goals with your supervisor, and 3) networking and seeking references. During the session we will also address the importance of being your authentic self and always recognizing the value you bring to any setting.

Friday, December 1, 2017, Getting Things Done: Stress Free Productivity
Facilitated by Major General Randall Fullhart, Commandant Corps of Cadets
If there was a way to have stress-free productivity, would you be interested in learning more about it?  David Allen’s Getting Things Done methodology has brought that reality to hundreds of thousands all over the world.  This workshop is designed to be an introduction and invitation to learn more.  ** Three names will be drawn from the attendee list to receive a free copy of Allen's Getting Things Done **