April 30 – Navigating the Politics of the Workplace Workshop

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Women Leadership Workshop

Make Possible & Women in SETT Leadership Workshop

Navigating the Politics of the Workplace

A Workshop for Women in Science, Engineering and Technology

Speaker: Marg Latham, President of Aqua Libra Consulting Ltd

Date: Thursday April 30, 2015

Time: 8:30 am – 5:00 pm

Place: SFU Harbour Centre, 515 West Hastings Street, Room 2945 McLean Management Studies Lab

Register HERE

As part of the Government of Canada Status of Women Initiative to advance women in technology, SCWIST is pleased to host a ‘Navigating the Politics of the Workplace’ Workshop in collaboration with the Canadian Centre for Women in Science, Engineering, Trades and Technology (WinSETT Centre). WinSETT will deliver a professional development workshop specifically designed for women in the early to midpoint of their science, engineering and technology careers.

This workshop is part of a series of Women in SETT Leadership workshops developed by professionals, based on the experiences of women in SETT and grounded in research and practices that work. Evaluation and feedback from over 750 participants in 44 workshops held across Canada since 2002 has been very positive across industry, government and academia. Previous WinSETT workshops on Leadership and Negotiating Skills sold out early, so please register soon.

Every organization and workplace has an internal, sometimes intricate informal system of influence and relationships that can affect how decisions are made and how you are rewarded for your contributions and move ahead. This workshop will strengthen your leadership potential, while building strategies and skills to understand the dynamics of workplace politics. Increased organizational awareness will help you contribute more effectively and advance your work, team and career success. Participants will:

  • Learn from research on gender factors affecting Workplace Politics
  • Understand the positive & negative role Workplace Politics can play in career advancement
  • Assess their own strengths and challenges in navigating politics in the workplace
  • Be better prepared to deal with specific political situations at work
  • Benefit from strategies and tips from female leaders in the sector and other participants


Cost: $50 includes continental breakfast, lunch and all workshop materials including a pre-workshop survey
Registration is limited to 25 participants (so register early!)
Registration Deadline: April 20, 2015 (No refunds past April 15, 2015)


Marg LathamSpeaker: Marg Latham, President, Aqua Libra Consulting Ltd., is a professional engineer and certified management consultant.  Through her business, Marg helps clients improve professional practice, quality management and project delivery.  Marg was a vice president with consulting firms, UMA and AECOM from 2000 to 2009.  Early in her career she managed institutional, residential and infrastructure projects in Toronto, Winnipeg and Vancouver.  She graduated in civil engineering from Queen’s University in 1974.  In 2001 she was named “Outstanding Woman in Construction”; an award co-presented by VRCA and Canadian Construction Women.  Marg currently sits on the board of the Canadian Centre for Women in Science, Engineering, Trades and Technology (WinSETT Centre) and actively volunteers her time to encourage women in engineering.


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Refund Policy: No refunds past April 9, 2015.  Prior to this date, if you have registered for this workshop and can no longer attend, your refund request must be received via email to [email protected] before April 9, 2015.  All requests received after April 9 2015 will not be considered.

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