What is the Women’s Advancement Series: Virtual Learning?

To reach members across all time zones, the virtual learning component of the Women’s Advancement Series consists of a monthly webinar educating about a variety of both personal and professional development topics.

Upcoming Webinars

Cultivating Deep and Meaningful Friendships 
Alex Kennedy, Chapter Services Coordinator at Alpha Sigma Tau Sorority
Sept. 24, 2019

Studies indicate that people today are disproportionately more lonely than ever before, especially women. This is no surprise as we juggle all the aspects of “modern womanhood”. In this 60-minute webinar, you will learn how to assess your current friendships and learn simple strategies to develop and maintain deeper relationships with others in your life.

Past Webinars

How to Independently Conquer Global Travels
Vanessa David, Director of Alumnae Engagement
Aug. 28, 2019

Ever wanted to pull an ‘Eat, Pray, Love’ and see the world by yourself? In this webinar, you will learn some tips & tricks about the exhilaration that comes with traveling abroad on your own. Start making those travel dreams come true, and participate in this 45-minute webinar.

Are you Emotionally Intelligent?
Mercedes Moreno, Zeta Sigma alumna
May 22, 2019

Being emotionally intelligent allows people to explore how to control emotions as well as understand others. Understanding the elements of EI gives us the opportunity to grow as leaders and individuals; improving our self and social awareness, relationship and self-management, and create motivation. Webinar participants will practice how emotional intelligence relates to their personal lives and how each competency can be practiced beyond the webinar’s discussion. This webinar will last approximately 45 minutes.

From Spending to Saving: the Fruitfulness of Frugality
Tony DiPasqua, Fraternity & Sorority Advisor at Gannon University
Thursday, April 25

Living on a budget can be challenging, but it doesn’t mean you can’t have the items you want!  Learn how to save money on household items through couponing, apps that can make you money, and tips on how to get the best deals on the items you want!  Join Tony to learn how to take your couponing and shopping to the next level while saving more than you spend!

Tips for your Professional Presence
Krystal Slivinski
March 28, 2019

Participants will hear tips for presenting themselves in a professional manner both in-person and over video. The webinar will review attire, body language, hand gestures and advice to help every woman portray herself as poised and professional.

Incorporating Wellness Into Your Busy Lifestyle
Morgan Shiflett
Feb. 27, 2019

Ever feel like you are drowning in your busy schedule and can’t find time to invest in yourself? This webinar will help you learn small ways you can incorporate wellness into your lifestyle and focus on giving yourself the positive energy you need. You’ll walk away with tips and tricks to focus on healthy eating and fitness.

Retirement Planning at Any Age: An Investment in your Future
Jane Rauck
Jan. 30, 2019

As a young professional, thinking about retirement planning can be overwhelming. Why is it important to plan so far into the future? The reality is that persistence and planning early on in life are key to later securing a comfortable retirement. In this session, participants will learn the basics of retirement planning, discuss the importance of starting now and acquire financial tips that will help them invest in the future.

Self-Care for Women
Annalise Sinclair
Dec. 17, 2018

As women, we live fast-paced lives and are often pulled in many directions, leaving us feeling overwhelmed and chaotic. We often make everything else a priority while our own needs land on the back burner. How are we supposed to balance everything we have going on with making time for ourselves, too? Empowering mental health speaker Annalise Sinclair will discuss the importance of self-care for your physical, mental and emotional health. She will also share strategies for women to take care of themselves as well as how to actually implement them in our daily lives.

Building Better Meetings
Rachael Candee Sample
Nov. 29, 2018

Have you ever walked away from a meeting thinking ‘What was the point’? With effort put into preparing, meetings have the ability to be effective in project development and communication. In this webinar, participants will learn elements of a successful and purposeful meeting, as well as discuss managing interpersonal conflict in a professional setting and developing strategies to increase the productivity of meetings.

There’s Always Time for an Adventure
Sarah Johnson
October 30, 2018

Need to learn some tips and tricks for planning your next getaway? Then register to participate in October’s Women’s Advancement Series webinar where Sarah Johnson, BΘ, will discuss finding hidden gems, budgeting, packing tips and more for your next trip. Adventure is always out there, and Sarah will help you to explore it!

How to Confidently Self-Advocate & Negotiate at Work
Ashley Paré
September 2018

Negotiation confidence is the rocket ship needed to break the glass ceiling. Participants in this workshop will learn practical tools to use immediately in their career and life and will feel more confident using their voice and contributing. This workshop will address the fears that hold people back from speaking up at work, asking for what they want, and getting to the next level. This workshop is for people who want to step out as leaders in their careers, be recognized for their value and contribution, and be respected at the next level.

What They Don’t Tell You About Moving to a New City
Vanessa David
August 2018

Are you about to make the move to a brand new city and don’t know where to start with the process? Maybe it’s for a new job, or a fresh start somewhere different. Moving to a new city can be a scary but exciting experience, especially if you’re moving to the city of your dreams. In this webinar, you’ll learn all of the details necessary for a successful and efficient move. Planning your budget, method of moving, change of address, and much more will help make this process as stress-free as possible. Let’s get you to your new home with a smile on your face!

Responsibility 
Julie Kratz
January 2018

What does it mean to be responsible in a society that is rife with blame? In today’s culture, families, politicians, the media and even institutions point the finger at each other about what is “wrong” and where to place blame. Taking responsibility for our own lives and happiness takes something in the midst of this society.

In this virtual learning workshop, attendees will learn how to take responsibility instead of letting the actions of other people negatively impact them. This issue is the most powerful and transformative concept one can learn. When personal responsibility is accepted, the way you look at your life, your challenges and the people around you will change. Join Alpha Sigma Alpha staff and workshop facilitator Tracy Maxwell to discuss the core value of responsibility.

Six Areas of Goal Setting 
Julie Kratz

Julie Kratz, career and leadership coach and trainer, will share six key areas to setting personal and professional goals for women in leadership. In this interactive online workshop, she will lead discussions around the areas of authenticity, confidence, your plan, connecting with purpose, asking for it, and leading with influence. You will walk away with tangible goals and your very own Career Game Plan that you can activate in your career.