Monday, April 19, 2010

SWE-NY and IEEE-WIE Professional Development Seminar at Google with Dr. Firari


On April 15, I attended a presentation hosted/sponsored by Google. It was an event run by the Society of Women Engineers (NY Professional Chapter) and IEEE Women in Engineering. SWE NY Chapter extended an invitation to SHPE-NYC.

The speaker was Dr. Fairlie Firari. In summary, she gave a very interesting a presentation on communication styles at work, specifically on peoples e-style of communication using email. What follows are a few key points from her talk:
  • Important fact, 40% communication at a business is over email.
  • Email has is own intrinsic problem. It being that 50% of emails are misunderstood.
  • No such thing as good or bad styles. We must learn to adapt to others.
  • There is a correlation between e-style and face to face communication.
Her main proposals:
  • We did not learn everything we needed to learn in kindergarten, specifically how to listen. So its a good idea to take a listening class.
  • Effective communication is hard work, thus you must learn to adapt. You will see benefits such as respect, and you will develop stronger business relationships.
  • Understand your own style, and of course understand others as well.
Maybe the most interesting thing she talked about was people's style under stress. There exists something called "The Z phenomenon" which describes how styles change due to stress and how it is very predictable of how your communication style will change depending on your dominant style.

A very good summary of the body of her talk can be found on her blog. askmissmanagement.typepad.com/
Also, visit Dr. Firari's website at: per4mance1.com, and visit the SWE NY Chapter homepage at: www.swe.org/SWE/RegionE/Sections/sweny/index.asp
 
---Juan Rafael Lopez
SHPE-NYC Technology Director
 

Monday, April 12, 2010

Final Reminder: Tonight (4/12), Professional Development Seminar with Alexander Pelaez


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Alexander Pelaez: Developing a Strategy During Uncertain Times

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Mr. Pelaez is an author, a professor and a
Director at Emblem Health

Date: Monday April 12, 2010
Time: 6pm - 9pm

 

Location:

Con Edison

4 Irving Place
14th Floor, Room 1425

New York, NY 10003

 

Our professional development seminar will focus on developing personal strategies and corporate strategies during uncertain economic and socio-political times.  Our guest speaker is an executive leader, motivational speaker, published author and university educator focused on strategic and leadership concepts vital to anyone’s success. To RSVP, please click here. To read more about Mr. Pelaez visit his website www.alexpelaez.com.

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Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Upcoming Events: Professional Development Seminars and Much More


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Alexander Pelaez: Developing a Strategy During Uncertain Times

Mr. Pelaez is an author, a professor and a
Director at Emblem Health
Date: Monday April 12, 2010
Time: 6pm - 9pm

Location:
Con Edison
4 Irving Place
New York, NY 10003

Our professional development seminar will focus on developing personal strategies and corporate strategies during uncertain economic and socio-political times.  Our guest speaker is an executive leader, motivational speaker, published author and university educator focused on strategic and leadership concepts vital to anyone’s success. To RSVP, please click here. To read more about Mr. Pelaez visit his website www.alexpelaez.com.


JPMC Adelante Invites SHPE-NYC to Financial Literacy Program

Take part in a leadership panel discussion designed to empower you with the knowledge and skills to achieve greater financial stability, independence and growth in your life.
Join the JPMC Adelante forum
to meet subject matter experts representing key lines of business. Participate to gain valuable financial insights and experience the JP Morgan Chase commitment to diversity & the community.

Date: Thursday, April 8, 2010
Time: 6pm - 8:30pm

Location:
1 Chase Manhattan Plaza, 60 Floor
New York, New York


SHPE Region 4: Regional Leadership Development Conference

SHPE-NYC executive board members will be leading workshops at this year's RLDC. Workshops include: "Value of a SHPE Career" and "Strategies of a SHPE Professional Chapter."
This year the conference will be a unique experience for those interested in developing leadership skills in technical environments. T
he conference will take place in New Brunswick, New Jersey from April 9th - 11th, 2010. If interested in attending, you can register here.

SHPE-NYC Networking Workshop for Columbia University Student Chapter

SHPE-NYC executive board members will hold a workshop for members of the Columbia University Student Chapter on Monday, April 12th. The workshop will focus on professional networking skills for college students.

SHPE-NYC has many opportunities for professionals to speak to future Latino Engineers and Technologists at local Colleges and High Schools. Contact us at info@shpe-nyc.org if you are interested in more information.

SWE-NY Invites SHPE-NYC to Professional Development Seminar at Google

Have you ever regretted hitting the send button on an email? Have you ever received an email and thought, "What is this supposed to mean?" To learn more about the e-style, identifying the e-style of others, diffusing the emotions triggered by poorly phrased or quickly written emails, and crafting more productive emails, please join SWE and
SHPE-NYC for an evening at Google's New York City office.

Date: Thursday, April 15, 2010
Time: 6pm - 9pm

Location:
Google
75 9th Avenue
New York, New York 10011

Advanced registration is required for this event. Please RSVP by Wednesday, April 14th here.
 

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