In this issue: 

2020 WICT Leadership Conference Now Available On Demand 
  • Watch all of the content at your own pace 
  • Access to the online content expires December 31, 2020
BMLI Alumnae: The Betsy Magness Graduate Institute Goes Virtual
  • BURN BRIGHT: High Impact Leadership in High Stress Times
  • For the first time ever, BMGI will be delivered as a virtual event
Upcoming Distance Learning Opportunities
  • Open to all members: Embracing and Driving Powerful Positive Change
  • Exclusive to Executive members: Together Apart: Building Meaningful Virtual Connections
Sponsor Spotlight: CommScope, Exclusive Sponsor of the WICT Pulse
  • Creating Lasting Connections through Diversity and Inclusion
  • Innovation requires challenging the status quo in search of progress
Experience the 2020 WICT Leadership Conference

All sessions now available on demand
The reviews are still coming in:
"I have attended countless technology conferences over the past 15 years but have never been as engaged in a conference as I have with the WICT Leadership Conference."

"I enjoyed every bit of the conference this year. I was surprised by how engaged I was even though it was a virtual event. I took many notes and can't wait to share what I learned with others on my team."

"I was strongly recommended by my colleague to attend this conference - it was very inspiring and helpful for me. The content was insightful, relatable, and useful! Thank you, WICT!" 
The virtual WICT Leadership Conference may be over, but you can still access ALL of its stellar lineup. Learn from dozens of leading experts, key industry executives, premier academics, authors and thought leaders who came together for the historic virtual event. This year’s program featured more than 20 hours of interactive and transformational learning opportunities to take your career to the next level. Best of all, the entire program was recorded to ensure you can experience every single moment through on demand playback.

We invite you to sign up for on demand access to experience an effortless flow from one session to the next, and curate your own path through breakouts designed to offer you specific skills. The virtual environment ensures that you can access all of the content at your own pace.

Take a glance at the agenda for an inside look at the tremendous leadership and professional development opportunities available to you online.
Try before you buy
Click the image to play a brief sample from a top-rated conference session, Managing Up: Proven Strategies to Manage Management, with presenter Mary Abbajay. This lively and interactive presentation provided proven strategies and techniques to increase cooperation and collaboration with everyone on your team, regardless of position. Learning to effectively manage up is good for you, your boss and your organization.
Below is a glimpse of just a few of the other great sessions you'll have access to.
Opening Session with Comcast's Ebonne L. Ruffins & TODAY's Sheinelle Jones
The Activation of Courage in Leaders with Dr. Arin Reeves
Moving from Grassroots to Grand Landscapes, part of WICT's Beyond the Hashtag Series, with Lori Hall & Michael K. Powell
Profiles of Champions, with ESPN's Laura Gentile, Paralympian Amanda McGrory & Olympic Champion Kristi Yamaguchi
20+ hours of content - only $499 members/$699 nonmembers*
Hurry! Access to the online content expires December 31, 2020.

Click the button below to sign up and take advantage of this exclusive opportunity to tap into the extraordinary content from #2020WLC.

*Nonmember rate includes 1-year WICT membership for those who are eligible.
WICT gratefully acknowledges the sponsors of the
2020 Leadership Conference
~ 2020 Betsy Magness Graduate Institute ~

BURN BRIGHT: High Impact Leadership in High Stress Times

Exclusively for BMLI Alumnae

Friday, December 4, 2020 | 12 noon to 4:00 pm (Eastern)

For the first time ever, BMGI will be delivered as a virtual event. But don't worry, we’re still bringing you the fresh content and networking opportunities that BMLI alumnae are accustomed to. We’re receiving 2020 registrations at a rapid pace, so we hope you join the crowd for this timely, all new BMGI program. More content details follow.

Elite performers in every field and discipline – from athletes to artists to C-Suite leaders – understand that peak performance and productivity do not come from blindly pushing harder and harder and working longer and longer.

Sustained individual, team, and organizational excellence is built on a foundation of resilience and energy – consistent, intentional practices which create a virtuous cycle that recharges one’s energy and then positions individuals and teams to bring their best selves to every endeavor at work and at home.
Joanne Dias
Join organizational psychologist Joanne Dias, who serves as senior faculty member for CCL’s Global Markets, and reconnect with BMLI faculty Sara King and LD Bennett, as they impart researched ways to recharge yourself and your team to burn brighter instead of burning out.

Following the conclusion of the program, stay online with us for an hour of structured networking from 4:00 - 5:00 pm. Welcome the newest members of BMLI Classes 42 and 43, reconnect with your classmates, and participate in discussions on current issues and challenges facing today's business leaders.

The cost for this virtual program is just $495 for members/$795 for nonmembers. The nonmember rate includes a one-year WICT Executive level membership for those who are eligible.
WICT gratefully acknowledges the sponsors
of the Betsy Magness Graduate Institute
Embracing & Driving Powerful Positive Change

Wednesday, December 9, 2020
12:00 – 1:00 pm (Eastern)

A leader’s responsibility involves not only getting people to accept that change is inevitable, but driving transformation when it is needed. In this webinar, you will learn why change is so difficult for companies to initiate and why innovation that does occur frequently falls victim to a “flavor of the month” mindset.

Join speaker Michael Levin for this informative session and add the following skills to your leadership toolkit:

  • Understand how to get your team to embrace change and how you as a leader can drive that change. You will also learn about the organizational modifications that senior leadership must make to create an environment where this can occur.
  • Recognize why change frequently isn’t sustainable and is dismissed as the “flavor of the month.” You will return to your work knowing the three steps that are critical to creating positive, sustainable change, and how to implement those steps.
Free to all WICT members
Together Apart: Building Meaningful Virtual Connections

Part of the Executive Level Distance Learning Series

Wednesday, December 16, 2020
1:00 - 2:00 pm (Eastern)

Priya Parker, host of The New York Times podcast Together Apart and author of The Art of Gathering, will share exciting new approaches on how we can connect that will transform the ways we spend our time together. Drawing on her expertise as a facilitator of high-powered gatherings around the world, Priya will help you reimagine your virtual meetings to deal more productively with the effects of isolation.

In her book, Priya argues that the gatherings in our lives, work-related and otherwise, are often lackluster and unproductive. We rely too much on routine and repeating the past when we should focus on the distinctiveness of the people involved. At a time when many of us are confined to our homes and crave personal connections more than ever, she sets forth a human-centered approach to gathering that will help everyone create meaningful, memorable experiences, large and small, for work and for play.

Join us for a stimulating conversation that will be both journey and guide, full of new ideas with real-world applications. This program will give you new insights into your next work meeting or industry conference – and how you host and attend them.
Free to WICT Executive level members
WICT gratefully acknowledges the Walter Kaitz Foundation
as the Exclusive Sponsor of the
Executive Level Distance Learning Series
WICT records all webinars and makes them available to members in our Online Learning Library.
Sponsor Spotlight: CommScope, Exclusive Sponsor of the WICT Pulse

Creating Lasting Connections through Diversity and Inclusion

At CommScope, Win as One Team, one of our core Values, includes creating a culture that values the unique experiences and perspectives of all our employees. We work together, across borders and boundaries, toward a common goal – to innovate for our customers’ success. But innovation requires us to continuously challenge the status quo in search of progress.

This drive for continuous improvement spans beyond our engineering teams and across all functions within CommScope. In June of this year, it led to the introduction of the new CommScope Diversity & Inclusion Business Network (DIBN), demonstrating our company’s purpose of Creating Lasting Connections.

The DIBN started out of a recognition that there is tremendous value in CommScope for having a business network focusing on growth and development while also creating a forum to address issues that surround us locally and globally. Diversity is more than some visible characteristics. It needs to engage all of us to celebrate CommScope as a truly inclusive organization.

We applaud the efforts of WICT and the cable industry to raise awareness and provide a platform for others to join in the mission to create a more inclusive society. We at CommScope are excited to be part of this journey and build further on the momentum created by the DIBN initiative to drive personal growth and ultimately driving business success in CommScope!

This is an excerpt of the complete article about CommScope's D&I efforts - click here to read the full version. 

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