April 2020

Taking the Stage®

Status: This seminar has been postponed. A new date is to be announced. Please contact Tasha Booth at [email protected] if you have any questions.
Date: Thursday, April 16, 2020
Time: 8:30 AM-9:00 AM: Registration and Continental Breakfast
9:00 AM-4:30 PM: Taking the Stage
Location: Vancouver, BC
Presenter: Ms. Diana Pavlovská
The Humphrey Group
Credit: 6.5 Formal Continuing Education (CE) Hours
Cost: Engineers and Geoscientists BC Registrant Early Bird Price: $565.00 + GST = $593.25 until Apr 1, 2020

Engineers and Geoscientists BC Registrant Regular Price: $665.00 + GST = $698.25

Non-Registrant Price: $665.00 + GST = $698.25

Student Price: $332.50 + GST = $349.13
Please Note:
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Contact: Tasha Booth | Professional Development Coordinator
Direct: 604.558.6653
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Note: Blue Horizon Hotel is pleased to offer a special rate of $189/night, plus applicable taxes. Please contact Reservations Direct at 604-688-1411, or email [email protected] to get this rate. Please quote Engineers and Geoscientists BC Corporate Rate or group number 3630. This rate is subject to change depending on the hotel's occupancy.
Taking the Stage® is a high-impact program that enables women leaders to project a powerful leadership presence that commands recognition and respect. Unlock the power of your voice, and excel in the spotlight. Women are participating in the professions in increasing numbers, but are often not seen as leaders. That’s because they have been taught to listen and respond, rather than to take the stage and speak so others listen and follow them. This intensive one-day seminar will show you how to be recognized for your views. You will learn how to develop a clear message, create a persuasive structure, and communicate it in a way that allows you to be heard the first time you speak. In the seminar, we will also explore concepts on presence. You will become aware of your physical presence and what it is saying to others. Through a series of exercises, you will learn to connect with your audience from an authentic place and inspire them to action.

This session is a part of the Women in Leadership series, Women in Leadership, scheduled on February 6, 2020 and Succeeding on Stage™, scheduled on April 17, 2020.

Please note: These are not prerequisites, but are supplementary sessions.


Choose to Take the Stage

9:00 AM–10:15 AM

  • The link between leadership and communication;
  • Communicate with a purpose—to inspire and drive action;
  • Six guiding principles for thinking like a leader; and
  • Learn your character and role as a leader.

Discussion: The participants will discuss their challenges as women leaders in engineering and geoscience.

Create a Leader’s Script®

10:30 AM–12:00 PM

  • Articulate your thinking in a way that convinces and engages:
    • Define your topic;
    • Develop a focused message;
    • Build a logical structure; and
    • Select your call to action.

Workshop: Using the method they have been shown, participants will create a talk that clearly conveys their leadership message. The instructor will provide individual feedback.


Unlock the Power of Your Voice

1:00 PM–1:45 PM

  • Avoid the common vocal traps that women fall into; and
  • Use the full power of your voice.

Workshop: The women will learn techniques for unlocking their voice.

Achieving a Leader’s Presence

2:00 PM–4:15 PM

  • An introduction to techniques that enable you to project leadership through eye contact, pace, expression, and body language.

Workshop: Participants will work through a series of exercises to show where they may be minimizing their presence and how to instead project the presence of a confident leader.

Workshop: Participants will deliver their prepared talks using the skills they have learned. They will receive detailed feedback from the instructor.


4:15 PM–4:30 PM

  • Commitment to authentic, confident leadership.


Ms. Diana Pavlovská

The Humphrey Group

Diana is a Consultant based in our Vancouver who works with our clients globally. She has developed a reputation for excellence in both her group training and individual coaching with senior leaders from various industries including energy, infrastructure, technology, and finance. Diana believes the most important area of her work is helping leaders find their voice. She is an expert in delivering presence coaching, which she has cultivated through her diverse background and coaching in the film and television industry. Diana is passionate about developing leaders at all levels of an organization. She specializes in helping her clients communicate authentically and become recognized by their organizations as confident leaders with polished executive presence. A featured keynote speaker across Canada, Diana received her BFA from the University of Regina, with a Minor in Psychology. Diana is an award winning professional film and television actor.

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