Ben Woelk will be hosting a workshop the day before our Conduit conference on March 31. Register for Ben’s workshop. Register for both Conduit workshops and get a discount and free lunch.
Ben, Information Security Office Program Manager at the Rochester Institute of Technology, is a senior member of STC, a former director, and current chair of the STC Scholarship Committee. He’s also served in leadership positions at STC Rochester and in the Higher Education Information Security Council. Ben is a frequent presenter at conferences and has recently published articles on Introverted Leadership and Security Awareness. Ben is guest editor of the February 2017 Intercom issue devoted to personality and technical communication and is developing a mentoring and coaching practice for introverted leaders. In partnership with Hannah Morgan, Ben keynoted the 2013 Mid-Atlantic Technical Communication Conference, presenting Bulletproofing Your Career Online.
Revive and Thrive: Strategies for the Introvert in Today’s Workplace
Time: 1:00 – 4:00
Presented by Ben Woelk
Today’s workplace presents challenges for introverted team members. Business schools focus on producing extraverted leaders, although as much as 50% of the workforce are introverts and there’s no evidence that extraverts make better leaders than introverts. Many workplaces are adopting open space layouts that foster teamwork but provide little opportunities for introverts to contribute as individuals. Because of Western society’s emphasis on extraversion, many introverts feel unsuited or ill-equipped to thrive in today’s workplace and are not sure how to take that next step to increase influence and improve visibility.
- learn general and specific insights gained from personality and temperament typing
- identity their strengths and weaknesses
- discuss workplace challenges
- learn strategies to mitigate these challenges
- create an action plan to revive and thrive
Attendees will benefit most from the workshop if they know their Myers-Briggs/temperament profile in advance.