NextUp Career Accelerator University
Career Accelerator University is a completely free benefit of your NextUp membership! Completely shift your perspective on leadership in three courses, each containing three skills-building webinars. Based on a refreshed model of ‘competencies and derailers’ created in collaboration with the Center for Creative Leadership (CCL), each webinar will help you map your learning journey.
March 10, 2022
Burnout culture has affected everyone and companies need to make shifts in order to create new company cultures that don’t promote burnout. While that change is happening, employees that are currently burnt out need support and a chance to heal. This is a both-and approach to healing burnout within your company or team. Top down and bottom up, focus needs to be on both.
Power Up: Developing the Mind of a Leader
April 14, 2022
In this era of constant change and challenges, leaders are being stretched in whole new ways. In this session, you’ll learn how you can power up your resilience, your problem-solving, and your innovative thinking. These critical skills will help you develop the mind of a leader so you’re ready to take on whatever your career asks of you.
Female Workplace Rivalry: Turning Adversaries Into Allies
May 12, 2022
It’s not just a “cat-fight” or women being dramatic. And if you’ve ever experienced it then you definitely know… “Female Rivalry” is real! In this discussion participants will learn how this behavioral issue manifests itself, the effects it can have, and how it impacts the psychological safety of a working environment. Participants will gain an understanding of how to address internal office conflicts by filtering out negative behaviors and learn how to embody a culture of collaboration over competition.
Humanizing Cultural Connection: 5 Steps to Remove Cultural Blinders
June 9, 2022
“In the United States, we have seen polarized viewpoints regarding politics, social injustice, and global pandemic protocols. Conversations would quickly escalate and lead to disruptive behaviors both in digital and physical environments. What caused this eruption of disruptive behaviors – lack of cultural awareness. To spark cultural appreciation and ignite cultural change in our work environments, we should seek to get personal awareness and learn to ask powerful questions of one another. In this one-hour workshop we will: • Explain the importance of humanizing the diversity and inclusion conversation • Practice cultivating connection • Discuss the 5 steps to removing cultural blinders”
Go Big or Go Home: Create Career-Defining Moments
September 8, 2022
The stakes can be high, but a well-chosen, high-profile role or stretch assignment can be career-defining, and it can propel you to new heights. However, the opportunities you say “no” to can be as career-defining as the ones you accept. In this session, learn to recognize opportunities that showcase your strengths and potential—while artfully declining the ones that don’t—so you’re neither over-stretching nor under-stretching. You’ll walk away with new inspiration for finding your next career-defining opportunity, and executing it like a rock star.
Amplify Your Accomplishments
October 13, 2022
Have you ever felt like the best-kept secret in your organization? No matter how urgent, important, or never-ending your workload is, you can’t afford to spend all your working hours with your head down, working hard, or you’ll silence your voice, submerge your influence, and miss out on career opportunities. In this session, discover criteria for evaluating “career-defining” accomplishments that showcase your unique talents. Discuss bias-busting “stealth-promotion” tactics for making your leadership brand, value, and accomplishments visible—in a style that’s authentically your own.
Attract The Advocacy of Influential Sponsors
November 10, 2022
Is there a closed door between you and your next career breakthrough? Kick it down with the backing of influential sponsors. In this session, you’ll get clear on the difference between mentors and sponsors. Understand what sponsorship is, why you’re underestimating its value, and why you can’t ask for it—but you can up your chances to earn it. Learn what sponsors expect from you along with six steps for attracting a sponsor’s advocacy.