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October 2020 | Introductory Mentoring Skills Online Course 
Register now to reserve your seat in the virtual classroom. This course is designed as an introduction to skills and strategies used by effective mentors and mentees. We will also explore tools that will help you build and maintain your mentoring network. At the end of this course, you should be better equipped with the language and tools for engaging in mentoring relationships and conversations both personally and professionally. Please register by September 28, 2020. Space is limited to the first 100 participants that enroll.

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Wednesday Webinars | Fall 2020
Learn with Life After Wake in our Wednesday Webinar series! Throughout the fall, we’re offering 30-minute webinars to help you cope, grow, learn, and connect. Register for one or all of the webinars below! All webinar descriptions will be posted soon! We’ll record each presentation, so even if you can’t join live, you’ll have a chance to watch the content at another time.

September 2: Hope is Not a Plan: Setting Goals the Right Way
We all have hopes and dreams for what life “could” be. The difference between those who dream and those who do is the doers set goals and take action. In this 30 minute webinar, our Assistant VP Allison McWilliams will explore the science behind effective goal-setting (it actually changes your brain!), share some tools to set goals the right way, and help you create 3 specific, actionable goals to move your dreams to reality, starting now.

September 16th: Resume Revamp
Between resumes and cover letters, online profiles and personal websites, there are dozens of ways to market yourself to employers. If you’re overwhelmed just thinking about updating these pieces, then this webinar is for you! Join Lauren Beam, Associate Director of Mentoring and Alumni Personal and Career Development, to learn the best practices for presenting yourself in a variety of these formats.You’ll receive digital copies of sample resumes, cover letters, and other tools. Attendees will have 48 hours to submit their resumes for review and feedback after the webinar.

October 7th: Caring for Your Mental Health at Work
October 28th: Leveraging LinkedIn
November 11th: LGBTQ+ Inclusion in the Workplace
November 18th: Make Networking Work for You
We all know that a strong network is the key to effective job search strategies, relationship-building, and success both personally and professionally. But how do you do it? In this 30 minute webinar, Wake Forest alumna Kristin Winkle Beck, CEO of Pivot Point Professionals, will walk you through the steps of creating a strategic networking plan, identify Do’s and Don’ts, and help you understand how to request and engage in networking conversations that work for you.

December 2nd: Q&A with Employer Relations
COVID-19 has dramatically shifted the job market over the course of the last several months. Facing industry-wide hiring freezes and uncertain future conditions, we’re all feeling a little anxious about our employment. Mercy Eyadiel, AVP/Chief Corporate Engagement Officer, and Stuart Mease, Executive Director for Employer Relations, have a pulse on what’s happening. In this power-packed 30-minute Q&A, these two employment experts will answer your most pressing questions about trends in the job market, insights they’re hearing from recruiters, and ways you can make yourself stand out as a job candidate.




D.E.A.C. Allies: The Gender Binary and Beyond
Wednesday, August 12 | 10:00 – 11:30 a.m. (EDT)
D.E.A.C. (Developing Empowering and Affirming Communities) Allies is a workshop series designed to build participants’ knowledge and skills through a scaffolded learning approach. Workshops are designed to deepen knowledge around topics of sexual orientation and gender, and to equip participants with skills for building intentionally inclusive communities that welcome people of all sexual orientations and gender identities. The Gender Binary and Beyond is the second workshop in the current series and will center on gender, including gender identity, gender expression, and analyzing the myriad ways individuals may experience gender. Participants will develop skills for ensuring spaces and practices are inclusive for people of all genders.

Engage RIDE to Reduce Biases, Prejudices, and Discrimination in Teams and Organizations
Wednesday, August 12 | Noon – 1:00 p.m. (EDT)
In this second in a series of webinars focused on reducing biases, prejudices, and discrimination in teams and organizations, we explore the RIDE framework (Realizing Inclusion, Diversity, and Equity) and two powerful tools individuals can use to enhance their self-awareness and behaviors to regarding diversity and inclusion. Facilitated by Dr. Pat Sweeney, Executive Director of the Allegacy Center for Leadership and Character, and Dr. José Villalba, VP of Diversity and Inclusion and Chief Diversity Office for Wake Forest University.

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Call to Conversation goes Virtual! Are you interested in attending or leading a Virtual C2C? Let us know you’re interested!