Lunch & Learn Webinar


Can We Stop Calling Them Soft Skills Already? 

Leadership Lessons for Leading Authentically and Inspiring Commitment


Date: Monday, May 21, 2018
Time: 12-1 pm EST
Registration Rates: $20 members; $35 non-members


Today’s work environment is more complex, competitive and matrixed than ever before.  This requires that leaders care, collaborate, display empathy and flexibility in order to effectively engage multiple generations in the workplace.  Hence, these “soft skills” are no longer soft; they are leadership imperatives for success.  Additionally, these leadership traits are often (not always) part of what women uniquely bring to the workplace.  As a result, companies are well-served to implement an intentional culture of inclusion that fosters diversity and encourages leadership opportunities for women.  This session outlines 5 leadership insights for building exactly that kind of culture.

In this session participants will:
  1. Understand that “soft skills” are leadership skills that are essential to building high engagement work cultures.
  2. Consider the following five leadership insights for leading authentically and inspiring an inclusive and committed workforce. 
    1. ​​​​​​​Know thyself.  Leaders who can articulate their strengths, weaknesses and purpose are more likely to inspire genuine commitment and foster true collaboration.
    2. Connection before content.  Personal vulnerability builds trust.   
    3. “Perspective-taking” saves, solves and sustains.  Protect time for “getting up on the balcony.”  
    4. Turn to wonder.  Always be curious and ask thought-provoking questions.  
    5. Do less but more.  Because you always have a choice.
  3. Identify relevant strategies and take-aways for transforming their own work cultures.
Discover why the skills we often overlook or discount can be a valuable leadership tool your organization can't afford to pass up.

Earn 1 CAE hour from your home or office with this engaging, informative webinar presented by Heather Haas, President, ADVISA.

Continue the education... Host a viewing party at your office and continue the conversation with your peers after the webinar wraps up!

About Heather:
HaasHeather has extensive experience consulting, speaking and training on the topics of leadership development, sales improvement, talent management, strategic planning and executive coaching. Heather’s clients include organizations of all types, from Fortune 500 companies to family-owned businesses. She is a trusted adviser in helping each of them make the most of their greatest competitive advantage – their people.







Thank you to our webinar platform partner: TelSpan


Domains: TBD

CAE Hours: 1

As a CAE Approved Provider educational program related to the CAE exam content outline, this program may be applied for 1 credits toward your CAE application or renewal professional development requirements.

Note: This program is not endorsed, accredited, or affiliated with ASAE or the CAE program. Applicants may use any program that meets eligibility requirements in the specific time frame towards the exam application or renewal. There are no specific individual courses required as part of the applications – selection of eligible education is up to the applicant based on his/her needs.