Webinars

Why Participate in The WICT Network Webinars?

Our webinars connect you in real-time with colleagues and industry experts as they share strategies, tools and information designed to help you develop or enhance your professional competencies. Our webinars are:

  • Accessible – Webinars are delivered entirely via the web and all you need is standard web browser technology and a telephone
  • Fast – get right to the heart of an issue in (generally) a 1-hour block that fits into your busy schedule
  • Convenient – no travel, no time out of the office. Participate from the comfort and convenience of your office
  • Easy – a computer and/or mobile device are all you need

*Membership with The WICT Network is required for webinar participation. Not a member yet? Join today to gain access to our member-only offerings.*

Upcoming Webinars

Wednesday, July 31, 2024
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Are you currently navigating the highs and lows of the media and entertainment industry, making critical decisions about your career, or struggling to find a work/life balance? Do you ever wish you had an objective thought partner who was in your corner that could help you identify a path forward to achieve your desired personal and professional goals? If so, this webinar is for you.

Join Stephanie Cassidy, founder of Aquiline Coaching and an ICF certified coach, for an enlightening session on the impact of professional coaching. Drawing on her experience as a former network executive, Stephanie will demystify coaching and explore its transformative power for leaders in our demanding industry.

Key Takeaways:

  • Understanding Coaching: Gain insights into what coaching entails, its process and how it differs from mentoring, therapy, and consulting
  • The Need for Coaching in Entertainment and Media: Explore how coaching addresses challenges such as rejection, decision-making, time management issues, career transitions, supports intentional living, balances career and personal demands, and fosters healthier stress management
  • Benefits for Companies and Organizations: Understand why studios, networks and organizations should integrate coaching as a crucial HR tool, supported by data from the International Coaching Federation (ICF)

Watch Recordings of Our Previously Aired Webinars

All recent webinars are shown below in reverse chronological order, from most recent to oldest. View the descriptions and speakers for each and watch on demand at your convenience. Members of The WICT Network may access recordings of general webinars through our Online Learning Library (login required). Executive Level members will find recordings from the Executive Level Distance Learning Series on this page (login and Executive Level membership required).

Recorded Wednesday, April 24, 2024

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MODERATOR: Morénike Giwa Onaiwu, Ph.D., a global advocate and educator, writer and social scientist/activist whose work focuses on intersectional justice, meaningful community involvement, human rights, and inclusion.

SPEAKERS: Jennifer CookBestselling author, advocate and on-camera expert for Netflix’s triple-Emmy-Award-Winning “Love on the Spectrum US”; Lia Grimanis, CEO, Up with Women; and Brian Hedemark, Sr. Manager of ID&E, Cox Communications.

OVERVIEW: During Autism Acceptance Month, we embarked on an insightful journey, illuminating the path towards a workplace and world where every mind was celebrated and empowered. Together, we explored the vibrant tapestry of neurodiversity.

**The recording is available in our Online Learning Library.**

Recorded Wednesday, February 21, 2024

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SPEAKER: Stephanie Mitchko-Beale, EVP, Global Media Operations & Technology, AMC Networks.

OVERVIEW: Navigating the brave new world of business requires a radically new set of skills. Stephanie Mitchko will delve into the intersection of leadership and mindfulness, and the surprising elements of creating a significant impact. In this time of change and innovation, Stephanie offers valuable perspectives for successful leaders, by helping balance their technological skills with an understanding of self and the ability to connect with others.

Touching upon key lessons in her co-authored book, “Mind Skills,” she will highlight tools to develop your mind, and will share insights from her career in technology about building strong teams, emphasizing interconnection, energy and abundance thinking.

You may find more information about “Mind Skills” here.

**The recording is available in our Online Learning Library.**

Recorded Wednesday, January 31, 2024

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SPEAKERS: Ann Carlsen, Executive Recruiter, HR Consultant and authority in strategic workforce planning in the media and telecommunications industries; and McKenna Cyphers, SVP, Candidate Development and Strategy.

OVERVIEW: Positioning yourself for a job promotion is an essential skill to help you advance in your career. We invite you to participate in the next webinar of our two-part series, to prepare you for the next step in your professional journey.

Led by Ann Carlsen and McKenna Cyphers, you will learn strategies for:

-Excelling in your current position;

-Advancing in a new role; and

-Negotiating for better pay.

This webinar is designed to propel you to new heights! Review the information below to view part one of our two part series led by Ann Carlsen, recorded Thursday, November 30, 2023.

**The recording is available in our Online Learning Library.**

Recorded Thursday, November 30, 2023
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SPEAKER: Ann Carlsen, Executive Recruiter, HR Consultant and authority in strategic workforce planning in the media and telecommunications industries.

OVERVIEW: This training, part one of our two-part series with Ann Carlsen, is your essential guide to navigating the ever-evolving marketplace and ensuring your personal brand remains resilient and relevant. In an age of unprecedented change and transformation, the ability to adapt and thrive in the face of disruption is the key to long-term success. In this informative conversation, equip yourself with the knowledge and strategies you need to not only survive but thrive in times of disruption.

**The recording is available in our Online Learning Library.**

Recorded Thursday, August 10, 2023
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SPEAKERS: Natalie Johnson, Co-Founder and CVO of ViDL 

OVERVIEW: This training focuses on the three most significant elements of organizational well-being that allow organizations to function at full capacity: energy, connection and courage. Read the below attributes to learn more about what we’ll be covering in this insightful webinar!

Energy is one of our most valuable resources yet most of us fail to manage it effectively. This workshop will focus on how we can connect to a valuable motivator that will help us to change and sustain behaviors that support physical, emotional, mental and spiritual energy.

Connection: Many teams struggle with ego, ineffective communication, and a lack of trust. We’ll introduce a foundational skill that will elevate team performance through better trust, communication, and collaboration.

Courage: Command and control leadership still exists in most organizations because you can scare people into doing what you want. However, it’s not sustainable and the consequence is burnout, lack of organizational trust and wasted resources. This workshop will define what it means to be a courageous leader and introduce a sustainable way of leading effectively.

**The recording is available in our Online Learning Library.**

Recorded Thursday, June 22, 2023
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SPEAKER: Natalie Johnson, Co-Founder and CVO of ViDL 

OVERVIEW:

This training, featuring Natalie Johnson, Co-Founder and CVO of ViDL Work, focuses on the three most significant elements of organizational well-being that allow organizations to function at full capacity: energy, connection and courage. Read the below attributes to learn more about what we’ll be covering in this insightful webinar!

Energy is one of our most valuable resources yet most of us fail to manage it effectively. This workshop will focus on how we can connect to a valuable motivator that will help us to change and sustain behaviors that support physical, emotional, mental and spiritual energy.

Connection: Many teams struggle with ego, ineffective communication, and a lack of trust. We’ll introduce a foundational skill that will elevate team performance through better trust, communication, and collaboration.

Courage: Command and control leadership still exists in most organizations because you can scare people into doing what you want. However, it’s not sustainable and the consequence is burnout, lack of organizational trust and wasted resources. This workshop will define what it means to be a courageous leader and introduce a sustainable way of leading effectively.

**The recording is available in our Online Learning Library.**

Recorded Wednesday, January 25, 2023

SPEAKERS: Phyllis Ehrlich, GVP, Client Success, Spectrum Reach

Beth Plummer, SVP & Chief Revenue Officer, Spectrum Reach

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OVERVIEW: Our career stories and lessons learned prepare us for the continuing journey ahead. In this virtual session, Phyllis Ehrlich, author of Rocket Your Potential: A Career Handbook for Rising Stars & Future Women Leaders, and Beth Plummer will share their experiences and insights to help you define and fuel your unlimited potential.

**The recording is available in our Online Learning Library.**

Recorded: Wednesday, December 14, 2022

SPEAKERS: Eve Rodsky, author of Fair PlayA Game-Changing Solution for When You Have Too Much to Do (and More Life to Live) and Find Your Unicorn Space: Reclaim Your Creative Life in a Too-Busy World; and Maryann Balbo, Group Vice President, Cox Media

OVERVIEW: The time and energy spent on tasks outside the workplace — things like child and elder care and the mental work of managing a family — has come to be known as the “invisible load.” In this #BeyondTheHashtag Series webinar, our speakers discuss the impact the cumulative weight of these tasks can have on our physical and mental health, and what we can do to lighten the load. Watch the recording on demand to learn how using boundaries can be a game-changer in redefining your workplace, how implementing systems and communications can create a more equitable environment, and how a dose of creativity can curb burnout.

View the recording in our Online Learning Library >>

About This Series: The Beyond the Hashtag series was established in the wake of the #MeToo and #TimesUp movements, which ignited a global campaign about the obstacles women encounter routinely in their professional lives. The WICT Network’s #BeyondTheHashtag Series seeks to present real-world solutions by moving workplaces from dialog to action in an effort to build inclusive and equitable workplace cultures that end bias, bigotry and prejudice.

The WICT Network gratefully acknowledges the #BeyondtheHashtag Series Platinum Sponsor:

*Executive Level Distance Learning Series Webinar*
Recorded: Thursday, December 1, 2022, 11:15 am – 12:00 pm (ET)

SPEAKER: Maggie Wooll, Head of Strategic Insights at BetterUp

OVERVIEW: The modern workplace can be lonely. Over the last few years, as many of us have moved teams into hybrid work arrangements, it’s become clear that lack of connection is hurting business. Employers face real obstacles to keep their workforces engaged and productive — not to mention innovative and growing — amid the stress of perpetual crises and increasing pressure to cut costs and deliver outcomes.

Watch this webinar to explore BetterUp’s research on the connection crisis in our workplaces and how leaders who prioritize connection and inclusion with their teams can improve both performance and well-being in their organizations.

In this webinar you will learn:

  • How employees are really doing right now and why community matters in the new world of work
  • How connection in the workplace fuels innovation, collaboration, and commitment
  • How leading companies are fostering connection and how you can create opportunities for connection that support, energize, and empower your people

Note: This recording is available only to Executive Level members of The WICT Network.

Visit the Executive Level Distance Learning Series page to view recording >>

Recorded: Thursday, August 18, 2022, 11:00 am – 12:00 pm (ET)

SPEAKER: Anita Nowak, Ph.D., Author & Professor, Desautels Faculty of Management, McGill University

OVERVIEW: As a certified personal and professional coach, Anita Nowak, Ph.D. helps purpose-driven leaders and organizations create cultures of empathy through her boutique advisory firm, Purposeful Empathy by Design. She is dedicated and passionate about teaching and mentoring the next generation of changemakers. For the past fifteen years, Anita has held various leadership roles in higher education at McGill University dedicated to social innovation. She teaches Leadership, Ethics in Management and Social Entrepreneurship & Innovation at the Desautels Faculty of Management. She was named Professor of the Year in 2014 and 2019 and recipient of the David Johnston Faculty and Staff Award in 2021.

In this interactive presentation, Dr. Anita Nowak will unpack her new model of Purposeful Empathy which draws from neuroscience, leadership studies, and positive psychology.

After watching, you will understand:

  • Why empathy is our most powerful and transformative emotion, second only to love
  • The importance of practicing self-empathy
  • Why purposeful empathy can improve our mental health and relationships
  • How to can become a more empathic leader (partner, parent, friend…)
  • Why cultures of empathy at work improve performance, innovation and other KPIs
  • How organizations can deploy empathy for social impact
  • Why elevating our empathic consciousness can inspire profound purpose in our lives

Watch this webinar if you’re interested in becoming a more empathic person, having a more meaningful life, and creating positive change in the world.

View the recording in our Online Learning Library >>

*Executive Level Distance Learning Series Webinar*
Recorded: Thursday, June 23, 2022, 11:15 am – 12:00 pm (ET)

SPEAKER: Deepa Purushothaman, DEI Leader, Former Senior Partner at Deloitte & Author of The First, The Few, The Only

OVERVIEW: Despite being one of the fastest-growing segments in the workforce, women of color are still underrepresented, and are often the first, few, or only ones in a department or company. Deepa Purushothaman is on a mission to change this. In this pursuit, she met with hundreds of other women of color across industries and cultural backgrounds, eager to hear about their unique and shared experiences.  This research, coupled with her experience as the first Indian American woman and one of the youngest people to make Partner at Deloitte, provides an urgent guide to help women of color prevent burnout, lean in, and speak up, which she outlines in her book, The First, The Few, The Many. Deepa is a change agent and has empowered millions as a TED speaker. Social justice legend Billie Jean King says she will “build bridges, dismantle barriers, and change how we lead.”

In this inspiring fireside chat, Deepa brings us a roadmap, rooted in the lived experiences of women of color, for how we can create a profound and lasting impact in our organizations—ensuring that everyone is heard, respected, and valued for who they truly are.

Note: This recording is available only to Executive Level members of The WICT Network.

Visit the Executive Level Distance Learning Series page to view recording >>

Recorded: Thursday, June 9, 2022, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm (ET)

SPEAKER: Tanea Flanders, EVP, Global Learning & Leadership Development, Mediabrands

OVERVIEW: During this session, Tanea Flanders led a discussion on key practices for using internal and external resources to increase opportunities for coaching as an essential approach for developing women leaders. The increased number of coaching providers seeking to democratize coaching makes it more accessible to employees at every level. Explore ways women leaders can ensure greater access to coaching resources for their organization to help address challenges with burnout, imposter syndrome, work-life needs, and career development.

In this discussion we explore:

  • Building the business case to scaling coaching within organizations
  • Using data-driven tactics for establishing diverse coaching programs
  • Advancing personal leadership development through coaching

View the recording in our Online Learning Library >>

Recorded: Tuesday, March 29, 2022, 11:00 am – 12:00 pm (ET)

SPEAKER: Dr. Dravon James, Motivational Speaker & Writer

OVERVIEW: If you’re anything like many of the clients I coach, somewhere in your journey you’ve heard the phrase, “Go Big or Go home.” You may be at a point in your life where you’re reflecting on how much sacrifice success takes and you’re beginning to ask yourself: Is it worth it? Is there a better way to achieve my goals and live a happy fulfilling life?  Dr. Dravon James’ Every Day Peace philosophy encourages leveraging everything that appears in your life to build to your next level of greatness.  It’s time to leverage your feelings of being overwhelmed and exhausted.  You can improve your well-being and goal achievement by making small system changes. Go Small and Win Big!

View the recording in our Online Learning Library >>