Professional Development Webinars

Take your career to the next level with our diverse portfolio of professional
development webinars. Webinars broadcast monthly to members and
archives are available in our private member area.


Social Media Matters: Creating a Strategy that Works

Presenter: Ayana King

Owner / Operator, Maximum
Communications LLC

Tuesday, April 7, 2020
3:00 PM ET / 12:00 PM PT

We’ll look at what business owners need to know in order to build a brand-boosting social media strategy and what kind of content posts actually work.

Ayana King is CEO of Maximum Communications LLC, an agency specializing in Content Strategy, Social Media and Reputation Management for small business owners. She’s an advocate for older adults; a champion for diversity, equity and Inclusion in the workplace; and a proud University of Michigan graduate.  Learn more at


Courageous and Daring Leadership in Challenging Times

Presenter: Linda Clark,

Principal and Founder, Linda Clark Consulting, LLC

Tuesday, May 5, 2020
3:00 PM ET / 12:00 PM PT


Let’s take a quick trip through some barriers to courage that might be blocking your path, slowing you down, asking you to look backwards at a setback, singing you the song of perfectionism or blame.  This impacts your organizational culture, how teams work together, and how innovation and creativity show up in your organization. You’ll leave with some ideas for next steps in your own development or for organizational development, ideas about empathy, and new connections. This is the beginning overview of the newest Brené Brown research in the bestseller, Dare to Lead, and leaves you more equipped to identify where barriers are in the organization and how to help people move through them into action. Want a head start? Take your Daring Leader Assessment before we start. Expect a fast-paced hour with follow-up resources!

What will the members learn?

  • Understand common behaviors that become the norm in organizations, inhibiting growth and innovation
  • Self-identify areas of opportunities and an action plan for moving forward
  • Create opportunities for challenging conversations to move through changes to the way
  • Find a new way forward in alignment with your personal and professional vision

Linda Clark is the principal in an organizational development coaching and consulting firm specializing in the power of effective team creation and growth, the power of feedback in innovative cultures, and strategic people operations. Her business focuses on peak performance, authenticity, and personal presence as a combination for success for individuals and organizations by highlighting the mindful selection of the best skills for the current situation and applying them with confidence. She speaks to thousands of people each year about leadership, authenticity, courage, and cohesion. With nearly twenty years of experience in strategic human resources and organizational development in automotive retail, energy, manufacturing, non-profit segments and more, her reputation includes an operational focus combined with respect and empathy at all levels. She  added Certified Dare to Lead Facilitator™ to her qualifications in 2019 and is proud to lead and support this work with individuals, groups, and organizations.