Build Skills & Master Competencies to Drive Results & Propel Your Career
The Executive Development Series (EDS) — the premier professional development opportunity for mid-career professional women in the media, entertainment and technology industry — is comprised of two distinct programs:
- Executive Leadership Presence *Registration now open for spring 2023 program!*
- Leading with Power and Authenticity
Designed to compliment one another, the EDS programs have their own distinct curriculum but both provide participants with practical skills and actionable plans to ensure success at the director and VP level, all while forming a powerful peer network. Register now for our spring Executive Leadership Presence program and plan to join us — whether this fall or in a coming year — for our Leading with Power and Authenticity program.
2023 Program Information
Registration is now open for our spring Executive Leadership Presence program, April 12-13, 2023, in Savannah, GA.
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Seats are limited and registration is on a first-come, first-served basis.
Accommodations at The Kimpton Brice Hotel:
The Kimpton Brice Hotel
601 East Bay Street
Savannah, GA 31401
Make your reservation directly with The Kimpton Brice Hotel by clicking here or by calling 1-800-843-4661 and referencing the group code WICT – EDS. Make your room reservation as soon as possible to ensure availability and no later than by Sunday, March 12, 2023, to receive the special rate of $239, plus tax, per night.
Registration will open mid-2023 for the October Executive Leadership Presence and Leading with Presence and Authenticity programs. Check back!
Executive Development Series 1, Executive Leadership Presence (ELP), will be offered twice in 2023:
- April 12-13 at The Kimpton Brice Hotel in Savannah, GA
- October 11-12 in San Diego, CA
Executive Development Series 2, Leading with Power and Authenticity (LWPA), will take place:
- October 11-13 in San Diego, CA
Each program within the EDS series stands independent of the other and may be attended in any order.
- Mid-career professional at Senior Manager, Director or VP level, or equivalency thereof
- At least 8 years of professional experience
- Current member of The WICT Network
EDS participants represent diverse backgrounds and are committed to strengthening their leadership skills.
This seminar was designed to empower women in our industry to develop their leadership presence as a means to inspire confidence, engage and influence others, and maintain productivity while increasing visibility and career mobility. This two-day program will introduce participants to a unique framework and toolkit of 12 specific attributes, skills and thought processes that work together to help them build knowledge and expertise.
- Personal confidence related to values and self
- Opportunity to practice and master the elements of communication: verbal, vocal and non-verbal
- Strategic messaging tactics
Register now to join us April 12-13, 2023, in Savannah, GA
*Offered twice per year! Can’t make it in April? Check back later in the year to register for the October session.
Leaders rely on effective management skills to get things done. For exponential impact, however, authentic and powerful connections – to self and others – distinguish leaders who inspire trust and confidence from their peers and high-performing teams. This two-and-a-half-day program provides women in our industry an experiential learning environment, weaving together theory and practice, where participants clarify their leadership vision and learn tactics for making it a reality.
- Strategic plan for tapping power sources to achieve leadership vision
- Opportunity to renew energy depleted by multiple life demands
- Candid Q&A with a panel of top industry leaders.
*Only offered once per year! Registration will open in mid-2023. Check back!
Meet Our 2023 ELP Keynote Speaker
“The Executive Leadership Presence seminar provides the missing links in career development and sheds light on the things that keep you from moving up in your career – all in a candid and safe environment.”
“EDS was one of the most powerful two days I’ve had the pleasure of experiencing. If you are eager to focus your potential as a leader, this is for you!”
“EDS was the best investment I have made in myself in years. The women I met are a network of new friends and colleagues I look forward to supporting and growing with!”
“Absolutely valuable information presented with passion and practiced with other women hungry to learn. Must-have training for aspiring women leaders.”