Life Reimagined is a new way of thinking about dreaming, exploring, and deciding what’s next in your life. Backed by decades of research, Life Reimagined introduces a powerful step-by-step approach to help you discover possibilities, prepare for change, and make your ideas real—whether you’re focused on work, health, relationships, or pursuing your passion. Participants use[…]
Although subsumed under various nomenclatures such as customization, personalization, and tailoring, the notion of matching media messages to individuals has attracted enduring attention from academia and industry. This talk, which is part of a book project, reviews a program of research on the psychology of customization in modern media environments. We discuss evidence from a series of studies that shed light[…]
Get inspired about new ways to tell a story for digital and mobile platforms. “Snow Fall” was revolutionary in 2012 — but that was almost three years ago, and parallax techniques perform poorly on mobile. This talk will highlight recent stories that push the envelope for visual and interactive storytelling and explore the kind of[…]
Successful leaders are expected to be responsive to changing trends yet conform to institutional cultures. The business fable “The Loudest Duck” adds another layer by highlighting how cultural differences carry into the workplace . This session focuses on specific ways individuals can capitalize on individual cultural diversity by developing unique, transformative leadership.
Got an great idea but don’t know how it fit into your company’s business model? This session will cover best practices in business strategies and product development. You will also learn how to create a compelling business case for your idea
Pair up with a top national news leader to discuss professional challenges, refine career goals or get a second opinion on a new idea in a 30-minute conversation.
This isn’t your typical conversation about breaking the glass ceiling or finding a work/life balance. Join a conversation with minority male news executives who discuss the unforeseen challenges and rewards of managing a newsroom, the role of mentorship, and how we can create a pipeline for future minority men leaders.
Learn how to leverage the power of our differences. Better decision-making in a diverse workforce requires new levels of emotional and cultural intelligence. This session will outline several psychological biases that are common in a diverse environment, teach you how to become more aware of these biases, and understand their impact on you and your[…]
This confidence-building session is designed for you to understand how much your appearance and behavior can have an impact on your work performance and how others perceive you, whether you just got promoted to a new position or are on the market for a new job. This session will discuss what’s appropriate and what isn’t,[…]
Volunteer work isn’t just personally fulfilling, but it can also be a career boost. From budget planning to fundraising to marketing and strategies, the skills you learn from volunteering in a nonprofit can mirror the leadership training you need to get to the C-suite. This session is designed to help you maximize career benefits from[…]
Learn how to solve problems by coming up with practical, creative, workable solutions through this human-centered design. This approach to problem solving starts and ends with people. During this workshop, you’ll get a crash course on the process and then go through a mini design challenge to learn how this method can be applied to[…]
This isn’t your typical conversation about breaking the glass ceiling or finding a work/life balance. Join a conversation with women news executives about the unforeseen challenges and rewards of managing a newsroom, the role of mentorship and how we can create a pipeline for future women leaders. Relevant research and resources, courtesy of speaker Rebekah[…]
Career changes start with knowing what you want, and finding the courage to make your dreams come true. If you’re ready to make a change, come to this interactive session where you will practice your networking skills, learn how to promote yourself, and hone communication skills for success. Don’t just look for new opportunities; take[…]
In a world of rapid change and 24/7 connectivity, the new normal means building a life that seamlessly integrates work/career aspirations and personal needs/values. In this session, we’ll consider the challenges created when the boundaries between our professional and personal lives are increasingly unclear. We’ll reassess what we want from work and life; and develop[…]
A great pitch to your boss or funders is more than coming up with a great powerpoint. Learn how to structure your pitch; create a clear, concise, persuasive message that is easily understood and articulated – and what sets an awesome pitch apart from an average one. iCon AAJA 2015 Powerpoint
Negotiating a salary can be intimidating. Whether you’re at your current job or making a leap to the next, this workshop will help shape realistic expectations and compare your performance with others. You’ll learn not just when to discuss your salary, but when not to. You’ll also learn how to negotiate an entire compensation package,[…]