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Going full-on: NextUp prepares women for the challenges ahead, and you can participate virtually or attend local chapters

Preparing for the new year is on everyone’s agenda, and the NextUp teams nationwide are creating compelling events to attend in-person at local chapters or virtually, while the Headquarters Learning Team has several virtual opportunities for advancing all women in business. Facility managers and related professionals, architects and interior designers are welcome to join when NextUp offers education and engagement sessions every month across the U.S. In 2024, more than 175 regional networking and leadership development events are planned.

The NextUp network delivers inclusive programs and experiences that advance women at every stage of their career, accelerate workplace equity and drive business growth. Even as gains are made with women in leadership, new challenges emerge, and the NextUp mission goes on. When women are learning and leading, they are not leaving. NextUp seeks a world where women have equal opportunities at work and to build their lives and careers exactly the way they want them.

National events are followed by a selection of local events into mid-February.

Jan. 25 Career Accelerator University is hosting a Leadership Lab, Communicating with Impact, 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. Central.

More than 300 are attending the virtual “Communicating with Impact,” a dynamic and immersive experience designed to enhance participants’ communication skills, emphasizing leadership, influence, and the ability to make a meaningful impact through effective communication. The lab incorporates experiential learning, interactive activities, and reflective exercises to create a comprehensive and engaging learning environment.

Feb. 21: Negotiating Internally, powered by The Maker Group. Nearly 400 are virtually participating in “‘”Negotiating internally,” part two of a four-session series on commercial negotiation and influence, focusing on internal negotiations and how they differ from negotiating with external parties. Explore the key challenges we see with internal negotiation and influence and provide a roadmap for more effective internal dialogue. The session will include interactive exercises, a presentation of negotiation best-practice principles, and Q&A. Be prepared to work in breakout sessions and negotiate against your peers!

On March 20, the third session is entitled: Negotiating for Value powered by The Maker Group.

Jan. 24 in Atlanta: Achieving More without Feeling Overwhelmed. Embark on a transformative journey towards a more focused and fulfilling life with the “Full Focus Goal & Productivity Workshop” hosted by Bobby McGraw. This workshop covers essential practices such as goal setting, creating constraints for enhanced creativity and prioritization, reflection, and planning, and the importance of self-automation for simplifying daily tasks and prioritizing self-care. Workshop Fee ($50 for members, $75 for non-members) *includes the learning, light breakfast, parking, supplies, and a Full Focus Planner ($300+ value).

Jan. 24 Virtual for Florida: “Thrive into 2024: A Look at the Eight Dimensions of Wellness”, with Jane Rodriguez, a multi-six-figure entrepreneur passionate about helping others live their best lives!

This 60-minute immersive session delves into the holistic concept of wellness by exploring the eight dimensions: physical, emotional, financial, occupational, environmental, social, spiritual, and intellectual. Learn what each dimension means, discover effective strategies to enhance your well-being, and gain valuable insights into establishing achievable goals for 2024 in each area. By attending this webinar, you’ll walk away with a deeper understanding of these dimensions, practical habits to cultivate a well-rounded life, and the tools to set and accomplish wellness goals.

Jan. 25: Maximizing Your Job Search Using AI. Virtually hosted by Texas. Join Marty Speight, a professional with a rich technology and corporate operations background, with experience that includes pivotal roles at Coca-Cola, iXL, and as a Darden’s Career Center consultant. Her journey from software ventures to global operations has equipped her with insights into career transitions and professional growth. Marty will complete an overview with demonstrations, using ChatGPT to showcase the power of AI in job searches. Additionally, she’ll provide live coaching, guiding two pre-selected participants through practical examples.

Jan 26: SoCal: Positive Intelligence. Learn about tapping into your Positive Intelligence to find your saboteurs and unique strengths with renowned USC Adjunct Professor of Clinical Business Communication, Dr. Cynthia Alt. Gift book with attendance, Positive Intelligence: Why only 20% of Teams and Individuals Achieve Their True Potential and How You Can Achieve Yours.

Feb. 2: Mentoring Kick-Off with New York to learn virtually about mentoring opportunities.

On Feb.16, there is a Member & Non-Member Coffee Hour hosted by Atlanta.

Scroll the NextUp Events Calendar to find activities both in-person and virtual in chapters around the U.S.

NextUp Membership is open to individuals or members of a partner organization. When you join NextUp through The McMorrow Reports/FMLink, you are entitled to 20 percent off an individual membership when you enter the code: NextUp24McMorrow at checkout.

For more information, email Beth Fasching, Strategic Partnership Director, bfasching@nextupisnow.org.