No matter what stage of your career you’re at, Women in Technology (WIT) has a program that can help you keep moving up. Our three distinct Careers in Action leadership development programs offer a series of intensive educational sessions that give you the tools you need to get to the next level.

Women In Technology’s ‘Careers In Action’ program allows Program Participants to excel at each stage of their career by completing one of three distinct certification programs. In addition, employers who send participants will build talent and enhance succession plans to better achieve organizational goals.

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PROGRAM LENGTH: 36 hours over the course of 6 weeks

WHO SHOULD ENROLL: STEM professionals who want to gain business skills and self-awareness to improve performance and communication.

PROGRAM SCHEDULE: Classes start Friday, October 2, 2015 (6 Fridays 9:00AM-4:00PM)

  1. October 2, 2015
  2. October 9, 2015
  3. October 16, 2015
  4. October 23, 2015
  5. October 30, 2015
  6. November 6, 2015

WHERE: Emory Continuing Educ., (North Druid Hills) 12 Executive Park Dr., Ste. 100, ATL, GA 30329

CERTIFICATE: Emory Continuing Education Certificate in Business Skills – 3.6 CEUs

PRICE: $2,750



The “What it Takes to Develop Self” certificate program was created to address the needs of the STEM professional in an ‘individual contributor’ role within her company. The participant will learn how to communicate effectively and make strategic decisions within her career.


After completing this program, participants will be able to:

  • Understand their own style of communicating, listening and influencing
  • Shape action plans for addressing current communication problems at work
  • Write succinctly to their readers, de-clutter their writing, and convey their points clearly, concisely, and positively
  • Develop a Personal Vision Statement as an effective leader – of the self and others
  • Build, manage, and improve their personal brand, promoting themselves as business entities and providers of business services
  • Use  their  EQ-i  (emotional  intelligence)  to  leverage  personal  strengths  to  positively  impact interpersonal influence, teamwork and leadership effectiveness
  • Apply specific tools and techniques to enhance creativity and increase confidence in solution generation and strategic decision making and analysis

Program Course 1: Strategic Communications Skills with DiSC Assessment ©

This course uses a behavioral assessment called DiSC to help people understand each other on a more fundamental level. This program helps participants develop specific communication strategies that build a culture of trust and collaboration.

Program Course 2: Personal Leadership

This highly interactive program offers participants a chance to assess how they respond to ambiguous situations, decision points and conflict. Instead of going on “auto pilot,” Personal Leadership (PL) offers a step-by-step process for taking charge of your own reactions and becoming aware of your own judgments, emotions and physical sensations resulting in greater clarity and resolve in determining the best options – especially in situations of conflict and change.

Program Course 3: Emotional Intelligence

Research shows that two-thirds of our success in business is related to our emotional intelligence quotient, rather than the standard definition of intelligence. If you are starting your first job, re- entering the workforce, considering a career change or simply looking to enhance your upward mobility, improving your emotional intelligence (EQ) is a critical first step in the process. This course provides participants the foundation skills to self-manage in new and changing situations and relationship management skills to succeed in a team environment.

Program Course 4: Critical Thinking

This course is intended for anyone in the workplace who wants to improve their creative thinking and problem solving skills. As employees are faced with problems on a regular basis, it is critical to learn techniques and best practices to boost critical thinking. The workshop will explore the relationship between critical thinking and innovation in the workplace.

Program Course 5: The Power of Personal Brand

In this course you will learn what a personal brand is, what the benefits are in having a clearly defined brand, and how to build and manage your own. You will leave with a new understanding of yourself as an individual and as a business entity, a provider of business services. You will also gain an understanding of how to use your brand to promote yourself and/or services.

Program Course 6: Better Business Writing

This hands-on writing workshop helps participants hone skills for writing to target business audiences. The interactive teaching style utilized provides direction on generating written communications that more effectively positions the message and the writer. Participants learn to write succinctly to their readers, de-clutter their writing, and convey their points clearly, concisely, and positively.