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Women in Tech – AWS – Tech Week Initiative

As part of Tech Week, AWS (Amazon Web Services) have developed an event, Women in Tech, a three-day initiative across three months to develop and hone the leadership skills & soft skills of the participants.

This event is open to all women above the age of 18 and especially useful for college students, recent graduates and early stage professionals in technology. The series will be held in the Amazon office, Burlington Road, Dublin  4.

Below is the overall schedule spanning three days over three months (Mar – May, 2019)

14 Mar, Thursday:

Arrive at 9:00 am – Light refreshments, meet & greet, casual networking and settle into the training room

9:45 am to 12:45 – Ice breaker, discussion on global research around women in workplace and engaging discussion/ group work around the research and how it applies in the work/social context. This is going to be an engaging session and requires the participants to participate actively in the discussion and presentation. The participant will leave the session with heightened self- awareness and tips on being effective in interpersonal interactions.

12:45pm – 1:30pm – Lunch and networking

1:30 pm – 3:00pm – Life of an employee! A practical shadowing opportunity for those who would like to see what it is like to be at work. The participants can ask questions and interact with their Amazon buddy. Each Amazon buddy will have 2-3 participants depending on the size of the group.

3:00 – 4:00pm – Debrief

4:00pm – Depart from Amazon

19 April, Friday

Arrive at 9:00 am – Light refreshments, meet & greet, casual networking and settle into the training room

9:45 am to 1:00 pm – Conflict Management Workshop. The workshop is based on Thomas Kilmann’s research on different conflict management styles. The participants will leave the session with awareness on their preferred style and how they can flex their style to be successful in interpersonal relationships.

1:00 – 2:00pm – Lunch and networking

2:00 – 4:00pm – Communication Styles Workshop. The session will enable participants explore different communication styles and share feedback in a constructive manner.

4:00 – 4:30pm – Debrief / Video Recording

4:30pm – Depart from Amazon

 

20 May, Monday

Arrive at 9:00 am – Light refreshments, meet & greet, casual networking and settle into the training room

9:45 am to 1:00 pmThe participants are asked to complete the Gallup’s StrengthsFinder Assessment and bring a copy of their report. During the session they will learn about their strengths and how to leverage their strengths for their success in life.

1:00 – 2:00pm – Lunch and networking

2:00 – 4:00pm – Creating a Leadership Brand. This workshop allows the participants to realize the power of their individual brand and how they can be more intentional about creating their leadership brand.

4:00 – 4:30pm – Debrief

4:30pm – Depart from Amazon

Q. Can the participant attend any one day of the training program instead of all the three?

All the three days of soft skill/ leadership skills build on each other. The participants will benefit the most if they attend all the three sessions and participate in the experiential skill building activities.

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