Career Development Series

Elevate your career.

Now is the time to take your career to the next level.

WLI’s Career Development Series will help you develop relevant skills and career strategies to improve your future possibilities.

Join an exclusive cohort of female leaders in the Career Development Series (CDS). You will maximize your career choices, increase your network of colleagues and mentors, as well as learn from experts through our specific career development curriculum.

The 2021 program will be held both on Zoom and in-person simultaneously, as long as COVID19 business guidelines permit, giving you the choice to safely participate. We are working to insure the 2021 program offers tangible and useful material, with highly interactive sessions  even over Zoom. 

Each participate also joins a LinkedIn CDS Alumnae group with access to all 175 CDS graduates from previous years and will be invited to additional alumnae trainings and events. 

The career development curriculum is supplemented with BRIDGE, a state-of-the-art online learning portal, encouraging learning throughout the entire 8-month series. And, when possible while still following guidelines for COVID19, the sessions are hosted by some of Utah’s most innovative organizations, offering a peek at various companies and occupations.

The CDS is perfect for the mid to upper-level female employee ready to move upThe cost of the series is a reasonable $995 for eight sessions, including an end-of-session celebration in August of 2021.

“The Career Development Series was like an executive leadership course designed especially for women. It included valuable skills training along with balanced but factual information about the career landscape for women in Utah. This is a ‘must’ series for those seeking to improve in their careers.”

Shelley Goodell

Vice President of E-Commerce and Guest Services, Megaplex Theatres

Eight Months of Career Development Training

Defining Your Career

Wednesday,
January 13, 2021
10:30 am – Networking
11:00 am – 2:00 pm 


Sponsored by Instructure

Held via Zoom

Building Resiliency & Trust

Wednesday,
February 10, 2021

10:30 am – Networking
11:00 am – 2:00 pm

 

Sponsored by FranklinCovey
Held via Zoom

Career Strategy & Leveraging LinkedIn

Wednesday,
March 10,  2021

10:30 am – Networking
11:00 am – 2:00 pm
2:00 pm – Optional Tour

 

Location TBD

Boards & Mentors

Wednesday,
April 14, 2021

10:30 am – Networking
11:00 am – 2:00 pm
2:00 pm – Optional Tour

 

Location TBD

Speaking Effectively & Finding Courage

Wednesday,
May 12, 2021

10:30 am – Networking
11:00 am – 2:00 pm
2:00 pm – Optional Tour

 

LHM Corporate

Imposter Syndrome & Confidence

Wednesday
June 9, 2021

10:30 am – Networking
11:00 am – 2:00 pm
2:00 pm – Optional Tour

 

Location TBD

 

Unconscious Bias

Wednesday
July 14, 2021
10:30 am – Networking
11:00 am – 2:00 pm
2:00 pm – Optional Tour

 

Location TBD

Graduation Event

Wednesday
August 11, 2021
10:30 am – Networking
11:00 am – 2:00 pm
2:00 pm – Optional Tour

 

Location TBD

 

“As a young Latina, daughter of immigrants, second generation Utahn, and emerging professional, I found hope that women like me can find opportunities in Utah. I feel especially inspired and motivated by the content provided by the invited companies [and presenters], particularly “Defining Your Career” exercise with Instructure, learning about crisis management, and how to shift your paradigm with FranklinCovey. These were very powerful dialogues. I can’t wait to keep learning…My future already feels full and optimistic.

Marlen Olmedo Estrada

Legislative Assistant, Utah State Senate

Join the Waitlist for 2022

Are you interested in joining us? The 2021 cohort is full but you can add your name to the waitlist for the next series
starting in January 2022.

Long-term Benefits & Lasting Value

YOU WILL LEARN:

  • Key job factors specific to you and how to plan a successful career path
  • How to improve transferable skills and apply them to new roles
  • Strategies to build resiliency in the workplace
  • Ways to implement successful mentorship
  • How to build high-trust relationships
  • Ideas to maximize potential and deliver a strong personal brand
  • How to overcome ‘perfection paralysis’
  • Specific strategies to rise to senior level
  • How to prepare for a corporate board
  • Dealing with unconscious and implicit bias

ADDED VALUE:

  • Cohort of like-minded women
  • Exclusive LinkedIn CDS Alumnae group, with connections to past and present participants
  • Introduction to eight of Utah’s most innovative organizations
  • Online learning portal, encouraging learning throughout the series
  • Lunch included for in-person trainings
  • BONUS: Bonus learning curriculum from FranklinCovey

“The Career Development Series allowed me to build my network and community of women leaders. This program increased my perspective of what it means to be a woman in leadership. CDS definitely helped me increase my leadership skills and resources.

Seraphine Kapsandoy PhD, RN

Chief Clinical Information Officer/AVP, Intermountain Healthcare

8-Month Program

$995

Join the Waitlist for 2022

Are you interested in joining us? The 2021 cohort is full but you can add your name to the waitlist for the next series
starting in January 2022.