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Saturday, May 18 • 8:00am - 11:30am
A1CG WORKSHOP: Strategic IT: Partnering with the Business and Communicating for Success

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Ask yourself... what are your career goals? Sure, we're all great with technology, but to continue growing in our careers requires that we do the unthinkable... we actually have to TALK to each other. And even worse... we have to TALK to the business people in our companies! Why? WHY? Why would we possibly want to TALK to PEOPLE? The answer to that question is that today more than ever, technology IS the business. So it makes sense that IT can help or hurt a business more than ever. It's critical that we align our IT efforts, goals, and strategies with those of the business - and all of that requires good communication. Would you like to have a seat at the table, to be taken seriously as a businessperson, and to have voice in the decisions our companies make? Then this is the interactive workshop for you. Fair warning... this will be an INTERACTIVE workshop. Attendees will be encouraged to speak in front of the group, and will be divided into teams to work together on critical thinking exercises and role play. Yes, you'll be asked to talk, to work in groups, and to role play. If you find that uncomfortable, then step outside your comfort zone and take that first step. Enroll, participate, be uncomfortable, and grow... and you may just find yourself listened to with newfound respect and interest by your business. Come to this interactive workshop to partner with your business and communicate for success!

Learning Objectives:

During this interactive workshop, you'll learn and practice the business and communications skills needed to truly partner with the business and elevate your career. These will include:
1. Speaking the language of the business
2. Thinking like a businessman
3. Demonstrating strong leadership
4. Selling fellow business leaders on the value proposition of IT investments
5. Always being prepared
6. Earning influence
7. Preparing for and navigating board meetings
8. Difficult conversations
9. Always keeping your cool
10. Aligning IT with business goals.

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Steven Wolk

CTO, PC Richard & Son
Steven Wolk is the Chief Technology Officer for PC Richard & Son, a family owned and operated chain of 66 appliance and electronics superstores located throughout NY, NJ, CT, and PA. Founded in 1909, PC Richard has always been known for honesty, integrity, and reliability throughout... Read More →

Saturday May 18, 2019 8:00am - 11:30am PDT
Fantasy Tower Monorail C
  Developing Business Skills
  • Level All
  • Operating System Not Related
  • Audience All IT professionals who aspire to grow, become better communicators, and enhance their career are welcome!