Empa is a member of Advance.

Advance aims at increasing the share of women in leading positions in Switzerland. A program, involving different types of workshops, helps the member companies of Advance to reach their gender diversity objectives. The workshops (skill building, connect@advance, future workplace) are held either as webinars or on site and most of them are available to all Empa personnel from all fields of work.

INTERNATIONAL MEN’S DAY

(You must be logged into the Empa Intranet to use the links below.)

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Especially designed for male managers! INTERNATIONAL MEN’S DAY 2022
Showing Up! Leading with heart, trust and courage
15 November 2022, 16:00-17:30, online, in English

The default model of masculinity doesn’t work anymore. For our International Men’s Day Celebration, Ray Arata, author of the book “Showing Up”, will explore how men can become better leaders and allies when leading with emotions and vulnerability. Exciting! Read more here and promote this event to your male colleagues to register here. Women are as always welcome too.

'Skill building' workshops:

Target audience: For women in middle management (group leaders, department heads, members of the board).

Topics: Work-life balance, improving leading skills, improving self-confidence, deal with conflicts etc.

List of workshops and dates:
https://weadvance.ch/programs/skill-building

Registration:
Send an email to to ask for a place in a workshop. Three seats per year are available.

Upcoming workshops:

SKILL BUILDING

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New workshop! – BUILDING SAFE SPACES
8 November 2022, 09:00-17:00, in Zurich, in English
November 15, 2022 online (90 min. follow-up)

In a world where innovation, risk taking, and change is celebrated, are we really aware of the foundation or “springboard” needed for individuals to take the leap? Dare to build psychological safety and empower the individuals in your team to grow and succeed! Learn more here.

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New Pilot! – BECOME A TRULY INCLUSIVE LEADER – LAST SEATS AVAILABLE FOR MEN
17 November 2022, 09:00-17:00, in Zurich, in English
Giving inclusion targets to managers and supporting them on the journey to inclusive behavior is a key lever to break the glass ceiling. Using an exciting Escape Room Challenge, managers will be equipped with new inclusion skills. We have seats still available for your male managers! Learn more here.
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New Pilot! ACTING TRICKS FOR YOUR BUSINESS PRESENTATIONS
November 29, 2022, 09:00-17:00, in Zurich in German

Be 'directed' by a professional acting coach and learn the secrets of Hollywood actresses! Train your body, voice and gestures to have high impact in business presentations! Learn more here.

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Additional workshop due to high demand!
KEY NEGOTIATION SKILLS FOR WOMEN
November 30, 08:30-16:00, online, in English

The aim of negotiation is not to “get a deal”. It is to get a good deal for all parties. Negotiation is an integral part of creating value for any organization. Women negotiate differently than men. Explore how to negotiate with authenticity. Learn more here.

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Virtual Reality - MEN IN BUSINESS - IN THE BODY OF A WOMAN – LAST SEATS FOR MEN!
6 December 2022, 13:00-17:00, online, in English
The power of seeing the world through another’s eyes and body! D&I training using cutting-edge VR tech, to help you become a better leader and have a stronger impact on your team and your business results. Learn more here.
 

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HOW TO NAVIGATE SUCCESSFULLY A MALE DOMINATED ENVIRONMENT
December 12, 2022, 09:30-17:30, online, German

More information here on this powerful evergreen of Advance workshops.

'Connect@Advance' workshops:

Target audience: For everyone (men and women) employed at Empa.

Topics: Keep up your power, make home working work, maintain personal wellness in times of lockdown etc.

List of workshops and dates:
https://weadvance.ch/programs/connect-at-advance/

Registration:
Register yourself by clicking on the corresponding links below.
You must be logged into the Empa Intranet to use the links below.

Upcoming workshops:

CONNECT@ADVANCE

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INTERNATIONAL MEN’S DAY 2022
Showing Up! How men become effective allies in the workplace
November 15, 16:00-17:30, online, in English

When talking about diversity & inclusion, it seems to (still) be a women’s topic. Where are all the men? As it’s not about fixing women but fixing the system, we urgently need a plan that includes men. This is the main focus of our International Men’s Day Celebration with Ray Arata and his book “Showing Up” – a male-modeled, real-solutions approach by and for men to increase diversity, bolster the bottom line, and create a culture so that everyone in the workplace wins.– Learn more here and encourage above all your male colleagues to register here. The event is also open to women.

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#I AM REMARKABLE
In cooperation with Google
November 29, 16:00-17:30, in English online

Curious to learn how to improve your self-confidence by expressing yourself and your achievements? Then join us for this event based on the global Google initiative that strives to empower everyone to express their achievement in the workplace and beyond. It will be a highly interactive event for a limited number of participants offered in German and in English. Don’t miss it! More information here.

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LAUNCH OF THE NEWEST ADVANCE WHITEPAPER
CAREER INTERRUPTIONS AND PART TIME WORK: AT WHAT PRICE?
29 November 2022, 16:00 - 17:30, online, in English - with McKinsey

Join us for the launch of the new Advance Whitepaper in cooperation with McKinsey. Learn about the price of career interruptions and part-time: What should women be aware of to make informed decisions? Plus, hear what can be done by Corporates and the State’s authorities to lift Switzerland’s female leadership ambitions for mor women to advance in their careers and become financially independent. More information and registration here!

'FUTURE WORKPLACE – FOR HR, D&I AND LINE MANAGERS' workshops:

Target audience: For HR personnel.

Topics: Exchange best practices and learn from other companies.

List of workshops and dates:
https://weadvance.ch/programs/future-workplace/

Registration:
Send an email to specifying which workshop you would like to attend.

Upcoming workshops:

FUTURE WORKPLACE – FOR HR, D&I AND LINE MANAGERS

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THRIVING TALENT: CARING AND CAREER – LINE MANAGER TOOLKIT
Do you know anyone who is going through a life transition right now? Advance member company Thriving Talent is offering a toolkit to support team members during life transitions. Equip your line managers and HR to engage and retain talented professionals who have caring responsibilities, during such life transitions. Learn about Thriving Talent’s Line Manager Toolkit here.

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