This November, WIMDI will put on its largest event ever to give women the tools they need to tackle their performance reviews and professional development planning with confidence.
Welcome to Talk 11 of 12 - Owning Your Performance Review.
Year end performance reviews and professional development planning are critical pieces of the career development puzzle for working professionals. Women face a number of unique barriers to having successful performance and development conversations from differences in how their performance is rated and discussed to the cultural expectation that women keep the peace and not advocate for themselves too aggressively.
This event aims to give women a blueprint for the three main phases of the review process: Preparing for their review, dealing with difficult feedback, and negotiation
5:30pm - Preparing for Your Annual Review Speaker: Holly Burton, Leadership Coach for Women in Male-Dominated Industries
This talk covers all of the steps you need to do before you even get in front of your boss for the review. We'll cover:
Reviewing past goals and making a plan to meet any outstanding ones
Doing a self-review to determine the gaps in your current skillset
Taking stock of your career goals and deciding what development you'll need
Goal setting for what you'll ask for in your review (which is a two-sided street)
The goal of this talk is to set you up for success and give you the framework to figure out what you want to get out of your review.
6:45pm - Accepting Feedback with Grace Speaker: Dr. Joanna Bates, MD
This talk will discuss how to gracefully handle negative performance feedback during your performance review. We'll cover:
Understanding the goals of your manager in giving you feedback
How to clarify the behaviors that your supervisor would like to see you develop
Setting clear goals and check-ins with your boss to ensure you develop the skills
What to do when you disagree with your manager's feedback
The goal of this talk is to help make the "gift of feedback" into the performance-enhancing tool it was always meant to be.
8:00pm - Negotiating for Pay Raises & Professional Development Speaker: Carrie Gallant, Negotiation Coach
This talk will teach women some tools, tips, and techniques to have a confident discussion with their boss about their salary and development goals for the upcoming year. We'll cover:
Asking questions to understand the other side's wants, needs, and values
Limiting beliefs that stop women from asking (and statistics that show why you should ask!)
Key phrases to keep in your back pocket to use during the negotiation
The goal of this talk is to give you the tools to ask for what you want from your boss.
Light food will be provided, so we've got your back if you don't manage to get dinner beforehand. The official start time is 5:30pm, but feel free to come and go for the talks that interest you. Each talk is approximately one hour, including time for questions. We'll have 15-minute breaks in between talks, and additional networking time at the start and end of the night.
About the Speakers
Holly is a leadership coach for women in male-dominated industries. She works one-on-one with ambitious women to help them lead, get promoted, and create the careers they actually want in industries they love. As a mining engineer for the first ten years of her career, Holly was exposed to one of the most male-dominated spaces -- just 17% female. She uses the unique perspective she gained as a woman in mining, alongside her obsessive nerdiness for all things feminism, leadership, and career to help women create the working world they deserve while they wait for the rest of society to catch up. Fun fact: She has the world's coolest business cards.
Joanna Bates, MD
Joanna began her career as doctor in community practice in 1977. Twenty years later, in 1997, she became a professor at UBC's Faculty of Medicine and went on to hold several prestigious and high-impact roles within the faculty, including postgraduate program director of family medicine, associate dean of admissions, senior associate dean of undergraduate medical education, and senior associate dean of education. She was also the founding director of UBC's Centre for Health Education Scholarship. Credentials aside, she is by far my favourite person to straighten me out when I think my manager is criticizing me unfairly. There's no better training for this talk than her work in academia; she's got an excellent sense of managing a large team and managing workplace politics.
Carrie specializes in helping professionals imagine and negotiate extraordinary outcomes. She's a former lawyer and has held a number of leadership positions, including Director of the Centre for Conflict Resolution at the Justice Institute of BC, Director of the University of Windsor Mediation Service, and Chief Legal Counsel to the Ontario Pay Equity Commission. With her background in law and mediation Carrie has spent a lot of hours doing, studying, and coaching the negotiation techniques that we all sometimes struggle with. I've worked with her and she's taught me tricks that altered the way I think about negotiation forever. Amazing.
Hosted & Sponsored by ACL Services
Attendance Notes: 1) Gender: This event is open to individuals of any gender identity.
2) Children: WIMDI events are for parents too! We know childcare can occasionally be a challenge, but we don't think that should stop you from connecting and learning with us. WIMDI doesn't offer childcare at our events, but we'd love you to bring your little one along with some quiet activities to occupy them. Suitable for ages 0+
This is a networking group for women in male-dominated industries (eg: mining, finance, tech, engineering, construction, politics, etc.). We meet once a month for coffee/tea to chat, comiserate, strategize, and cheer each other on. It's a great way to connect with women facing your issues when they are few and far between in your work life.
Organization Contact Information
Vancouver Women in Male-Dominated Industries BC Canada