Career Growth Accelerator
Professional Growth Series
Career Smarts is our Career Accelerator designed to help you become "CAREER SMART by gaining Clarity, Strategy, and Solutions to Grow Smart, Work Smart! Black women have different experiences in the workplace while striving to achieve career success. It takes more than just doing a good job at work and often lack how complexities in the workplace, which can impact our careers and possible stall our progression.
During our 6 Week Accelerator, you'll learn how to "Grow Smart" by learning critical tools needed to navigate, progress and thrive in the workplace successfully. We'll show you how to apply effective strategies to help you change your mindset about how you show up in your career, make good professional decisions that will create a shift in your career trajectory and manage it for longevity and success.
This program is for:
- If you feel like you can't get ahead at work or stagnate in your career
- Uncomfortable with navigating office politics
- You're tired of being looked over for a promotion
- Want to change careers but don't know what to do or how
- Looking for a new job
- Unknown in your industry
- Unable to speak up work, ask for what you want or don't know how
- Don't know how to deal with challenging people or workplace environments
- Weekly Interactive Live Webinar with Q&A
- Career Smart Guide & Worksheets
- Career Assessment Evaluation
- Career Development Plan & Road Map
- (2) 45-minute Follow-up Coaching Sessions
- Accountability Partner & Mentor Match
- Certificate of Completion
Your Facilitator and Coach
Sherry Sims is the Founder of Black Career Women's Network. Prior to changing careers, Sherry worked in the HR industry for 15 years as a Corporate Recruiter and HR Generalist for several Fortune 500 companies hiring hundreds of candidates in various roles during the span of her career. She's now a Career Strategist and shares her knowledge and expertise with black women helping them to gain clarity, learn strategies and solutions to grow smart, work smart to create a career for long-term success.
6 Weeks Cohort
Week 1 - Discovering Your Strengths
Discover your strengths and how you are currently using them. Assess how to maximize your potential at work to create a skill set advantage. In addition to creating a value proposition about what you uniquely bring to the table.
Week 2 - Getting Clear on Career Goals
In this session, you'll gain clarity about what are your core values and what you stand for. You'll create a preliminary plan to assess where you are right now, what you may need to support your goals to create a vision for the next level in your career or where you are now.
Week 3 - Defining Your Professional Identity & Brand
This is session is all about learning or revisiting who you are as a professional. As your career grows, so should you! You will take an assessment to understand your unique workplace personality, which will include what type of environment works best for you to thrive, the characteristics of your ideal boss for ongoing support, your leadership style, interview style, what you need for clear communication and more. All these can impact how you show up and perform at work. Defining your professional identity will help you to identify the people, workplace, and things you require that will work best with who you are so you can make the right choices to set yourself up for success. You will also create a professional branding statement.
Week 4 - Mastering Workplace Culture & Politics
Learning how to play the game and become politically savvy takes a little finesse! In this session, you will learn 6 principles that will help you to understand your workplace culture, identify certain personalities and how to deal with them, how to use your communication style to build relationships, foster alliances, increase visibility and more so you can thrive instead of surviving at work.
Week 5 - Communicating With Intention
In this session, you will learn four communication styles and how they can help or hinder you at work. Understand how emotional intelligence will help you handle conflict, perceptions & bias and how to speak up during critical times in your career. Also, you'll learn techniques on how to ask for what you want and get it.
Week 6 - Leadership Boss Moves
New levels, brings new challenges. The more influential you become, the more complex your role and the relationships will be. This lesson will teach you how to understand the different levels of leadership and how each one requires preparation to shift your mindset for promotion to the next level of leadership. You learn what you will need as a leader to sustain your role for each leadership level you strive for.