When No is Better than Yes: Negotiating for Time, Relationships and Sanity

When No is Better than Yes: Negotiating for Time, Relationships and Sanity

Wednesday, October 13, 2021
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Virtual Event
Alumni Relations
Open to:
Alumni, Current Students

Dedicated professionals often take on projects that far exceed their role responsibilities, leaving themselves feeling overworked and depleted. In this interactive webinar, Dr. Michele Williams (M.A. '90) will share problem-solving negotiation strategies to help you harness the power of “No” and regain the time and respect you need to focus on your career and maintain a healthy work-life balance. She will also discuss why women find themselves doing more non-promotable extra work than their male counterparts, and what we can do, collectively, to address this issue.

By the end of this session, you will learn how to:

  • Identify negotiation tactics to maintain boundaries
  • Create strategies to regain time and respect from peers and leaders in order to focus on your career, your personal life, and your family
  • Discuss how stereotypes affect these tactics and strategies

Date: Wednesday, October 13
Time: 12:00 p.m. ET

Register here. 

Michele Williams, Professor at the Tippie College of Business, University of Iowa, has taught negotiations to executives, startups, MBAs and undergraduates at leading schools of management for over 15 years. She is a negotiation strategist for women leaders and a Diversity, Equity and Inclusion specialist. She is co-author of the Four Capabilities Assessment, an online 360-degree performance assessment used by organizations to enhance the leadership of potential managers, and of the article, "The Hidden Key to Leading Through Chaos," published in the MIT Sloan Management Review.

Dr. Williams conducts research on how group membership and gender influence trust, collaboration and leadership in the corporate workplace and entrepreneurial firms. She also speaks and conducts workshops on negotiation, women in leadership and inclusive decision making and trust at organizations such as JP Morgan, The American Association of Pediatrics and Michigan State University. Visit DrMicheleWIlliams.com for more information and blog posts.

To request disability-related accommodations, contact OASID at oasid@tc.edu, (212) 678-3689, as early as possible.

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