2020 SSLA Virtual Leadership Series – August 10-December 21, 2020
Produced by the Sea Services Leadership Association
This series is a collection of twelve webinars, taking place August 10 – December 21, providing professional development for military servicewomen and veterans virtually. SSLA hopes that this virtual series will make it possible for even more military women to benefit from their programs.
Please view the agenda below including webinar dates, times and descriptions. Regular updates will be posted on this page and the Sea Services Leadership Association’s social media channels.
DATE / TIME / TOPIC / DESCRIPTION
12:00 PM PST
Meet the SSLA Board
Watch on SSLA YouTube: https://youtu.be/iMmamTmRUW0
10:00 AM PST
Resilience in the Face of Toxic Leadership -- Taking Care of Your People and Yourself
Evidence shows that toxic leadership has significant negative impact on organizations, but did you know that it has an even more sinister impact on individuals who are exposed to toxic leadership? It can change their behaviors on the job and in their personal lives. But what can we do about it when we find ourselves in a toxic leadership position? By exploring the characteristics of those who are most resilient in the face of toxic leadership we can find ways to protect ourselves, and more importantly, to take care of the people who trust in our leadership. Join Dr. Jan Hamby, Rear Admiral (Ret), USN, in a discussion about what you can do to be resilient in the face of toxic leadership.
12:30 PM PST
Amazon Operations & Military Recruitment
This session will outline available Worldwide Operations leadership roles within Amazon, how their team of recruiters work, why Amazon values veterans and the ways they support their development and family-life. What skills are required for these roles at Amazon? How can one develop these skills in preparation of their transition? Hear from this group of panelists, including 2 female veterans who work in Worldwide Ops (WWOps) leadership roles, share their Amazon stories and how they successfully transitioned into these exciting careers.
3:00 PM PST
Breaking the Glass Ceiling: Female Firsts
Service women have been breaking barriers for over 100 years. They have completed competitive trainings, became inspiring leaders and have fought for their place at the table. Hear the inspiring stories from the individuals who proved women can do anything and everything.
Watch on SSLA YouTube: https://youtu.be/gUfItQfTEf80
9:00 AM PST
Continuing Your Service: Professional Opportunities in the Healthcare & Life Sciences
Looking to transition into the healthcare and life sciences industry? This session, provided by Johnson & Johnson, will give audience members a broad understanding of the functional role types and various opportunities available at Johnson & Johnson. Panelists will share their journey into the healthcare space, and what has made them stay. Hear from these professionals about the biggest trends being seen in the industry today, how your professional skills can translate into the field, and how to grow within these roles.
Watch on SSLA YouTube: https://youtu.be/0YQfqG2O-sM
9:00 AM PST
Women, Peace and Security
This talk will address the foundations of the Women, Peace & Security (WPS) framework as grounded in United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325 (2000). That framework calls for the increased inclusion of women in addressing security issues and for gendered perspectives in policy making, based on the pillars of participation, protection, prevention, and relief and recovery. Factors inhibiting the accomplishment of WPS goals include structural and cultural prejudices including manifestations through violence. Based on the US Women, Peace & Security Act (2017) and subsequent national and organizational strategies and implementation plans, including the DOD WPS Strategy & Implementation Plan released in June 2020, the role of the US military - nationally and globally - in implementation is critical.
Watch on SSLA YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QpgydImlgF4
12:00 PM PST
10 Military Money Mistakes
Are you making money mistakes or missing out on opportunities? Some mistakes are just part of life, but others can be avoided. USAA Certified Financial Planner JJ Montanaro shares his list of “10 Military Money Mistakes” and demonstrates how avoiding them can put you on the path to financial security.
1:00 PM PST
Making the Successful Transition: Female Veterans in Corporate America
This session will educate attendees on successful best practices for those interested in a successful transition to and growth within private sector employment. Hear from this panel of speakers about their transition story, the biggest changes they've faced after the military, and functional focus areas they recommend for someone transitioning. Attendees will learn how to position themselves during their job search and how to ensure a competitive advantage.
10:00 AM PST
The Untold Story
The value of a veteran and women out front: why you must tell your story and how. In this session, Marjorie Eastman, author, speaker and two-time combat tour U.S. Army veteran, will teach you how to communicate your unmatched currency. This is not about macro or micro skills. This cuts to the chase and goes right to the heart. You are part of The Frontline Generation.
9:00 AM PST
Not All Heroes Wear Capes
It's true that all moms should be honored for their strength and sacrifice. These women in particular have gone above and beyond to tailor to their family's needs - Military Moms. Hear from these women on how they balance their life as a military mom, challenges they've faced in their career, and the importance of having a support system at home.
12:00 PM PST
Get a Grip on Investing
Investing can seem complex and confusing, but it doesn’t have to be! Join us for an overview of investing and investment accounts in clear and simple terms designed to help you start or make the most of the many investment opportunities that exist today.
Register for this session at the following link: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_BUxhrkG7RWe8JNQwlmF27Q