On Wednesday, April 8th, SWE-ECI members throughout the corridor gathered for lunch and to watch "Managing Through Influence Communication Skills Around Accountability, Conflict and Candor," a webinar presented by Aleen Bayard from Marketzing. The webinar was one of many available for free to SWE members on the society website.
SWE-ECI members from Dupont, General Mills, P&G, Quaker Oats, Rockwell Collins, and many other companies gathered and enjoyed lunch at their respective workplaces while teleconferencing to watch the webinar. Aleen had many interesting points on how to influence others to achieve program goals even when you are not in a direct position of power. Her points on how communication style may make one think there is a conflict when really you just aren't speaking the same language and the importance of writing down tasks and due dates really struck the participants. Overall, it was a great presentation and another successful webinar event!