Many introverts struggle to succeed in the workplace when asked to “think on their feet” or to make decisions without an array of facts in hand. Much workspace design is moving to open plans, where anyone, much less introverts, may struggle with distractions and lack of privacy. Some introverts may look for leadership opportunities but feel stymied when trying to figure out how to move up. Although not every introvert is interested in a formal leadership position (nor have the opportunity in their workplace), every introvert has the ability to become an influencer. Join the presenter as we discuss how to identify our strengths and become influencers when we don’t have positional authority. We’ll discuss strategies that work for us and how to make sure we’re not passed over when leadership opportunities arise.
Over the last year while recording the Hope for the Introvert podcast, the presenter has had the privilege of interviewing introverted leaders in several industries about their strategies for success in the workplace. These honest and open discussions have provided practical solutions to many of the challenges we face. Join Ben as he shares proven strategies for success, leveraging our introvert strengths to excel in the workplace.
Wednesday, December 4
12:00 – 1:00 pm CST
STC Chapter Members – FREE
STC Members – $5.00
Non-Members – $10.00
About the Speaker: Ben Woelk
Ben Woelk is Program Manager for the Information Security Office at the Rochester Institute of Technology and is a member and former co-chair of the EDUCAUSE Higher Education Information Security Council Awareness and Training Working Group. He’s currently President of the Society for Technical Communication. Ben is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) and a Certified Professional Technical Communicator (CPTC).
Ben holds degrees from the University of Florida, Trinity International University, and the University of Rochester and an Advanced Certificate in Technical Information Design from RIT. His interests include helping others develop security awareness programs and providing mentoring and coaching to aspiring introverted leaders. Ben hosts the Hope for the Introvert podcast, a series of conversations with and about introverted leaders, their strengths, and how they apply them in the workplace and other parts of life.