Explore the content that will be offered live, on the day of the conference, as well as bonus topics that will be offered on demand. All sessions will be recorded and available for a year after the conference day.

Breakout Session 1

(11:10AM - 11:50AM)

3 Career Planning Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

One day you wake up, get ready for work, and wonder how the heck did you get this stuck?  Is this all there is to my working life?  Is it really only Tuesday?  Ugh!  Being stuck and miserable in your job doesn’t have to happen.

In this session, you will learn to recognize three common career planning mistakes.  We will discuss and strategize solid career path planning so that you can confidently work toward that dream career!  Shift gears from “They can’t pay me enough to do this” to “I can’t believe they are paying me to do this!!”

Mary Parker, CPC, Leadership and Development Coach

Be Heard Even When You Whisper

Imagine if you believed the following: When you are driving your own career, you aren't allowing others to design the vehicle, the road, or the destination. Others get input and have perspective - with your permission.

In this session, you will be invited to believe it - at least a little bit more if not entirely. We will work toward getting that voice inside your head to move from critical toward insightful, discuss a framework to give your work a voice, and move fully into the driver seat for your career.

Let's talk about:

  • Declaring your best work

  • Naming the inner and outer doubts (and choosing a response)

  • Charging your voice's power source


Beki Fraser, PCC, Focus For Growth

Excelling Through Overseas Assignments

Description coming soon.

Charu Hayes

Breakout Session 2

(12:30PM - 1:25PM)

Your Career is a Jungle Gym, Not a Ladder

For most of us, our careers are for a lifetime, so it’s important for us to remember there is no single measure of success. This session aims to explore the journey of two senior industry leaders that talk about their non-linear career exploration strategy.  

This session is expected to benefit those starting careers, switching careers, getting blocked by external barriers, or reentering the workforce after taking time off. Through the experience of our panelists, it aims to encouraging those contemplating an unusual path with occasional detours, and even dead ends in search of a meaningful and fulfilling career.

Coffee Chat - Moving Through the Spectrum (TBD)

Description coming soon.

EV Battery Technology

Description coming soon.

Breakout Session 3

(1:50PM - 2:35PM)

Panel: Navigating Your Career - Risks and Pivots

There is no traditional career path, especially in industries with evolving technologies. While intimidating for most, some thrive in dynamic environments. Meet our panel of individuals of diverse backgrounds and roles and learn what risks they encountered and how they pivoted to get to where they are today.

Mindset Matters

Do you sometimes struggle with trying something new? Do you believe you were born with certain limitations, like not being good at math or drawing? If so, you might have a fixed mindset.

Carol Dweck, Professor of Psychology at Stanford University, is well–known for her work on “the fixed mindset vs. the growth mindset.” By understanding the difference between these two mindsets, you can positively impact your performance at school, work, and home.

At the end of this 25-minute virtual presentation, participants will be able to:

  • View challenges and obstacles differently.

  • Understand that the view they adopt for themselves profoundly affects the way they lead their lives. 

  • Create action steps to get the results they want.

Lisa Harvey Roach, President, Wisdom Consulting

Security Without a Safety Net - Creating Opportunities in the COVID-19 Era

The goal of this presentation is to share with attendees the need to create additional career and financial opportunities that will sustain beyond changes in the economy and the world as a whole.  This workshop is targeted toward those who are currently working and may be interested in creating a side business as well as those who may be interested in taking the leap as a full time entrepreneur.  

A few takeaways for consideration:

  • Make Information Work For You

  • Shifting Your Mindset

  • Treating Time As A Commodity

  • You Are A Brand


Michelle Larsosa, Founder, BME Enterprises, LLC

Fuel Cell Electric Vehicles - Future and Challenges

Fuel cells have started entering production over the last decade, and are a promising technology for zero-carbon transportation. In this session, attendees will learn about current market trends for fuel cell-electric vehicles (FCEV), technical challenges of implementing FCEV, and approaches to solve those challenges.

John Kasab, Principal Engineer, AVL

Fuel Cell Electric Vehicles - Generative Design

Role of advanced manufacturing technology to optimize parts for weight and cost savings without negatively impacting part robustness or durability.

        Bob Flotkoetter, Director, Electrical, HVAC and Thermal Engineering, Nissan North America

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