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Avoiding scarcity traps, boosting performance & resilience

Join the IEEE PES Chicago Chapter, the Society of Women Engineers (SWE) Chicago Regional Section, and the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) Chicago Section for a transformational workshop to support women in leadership roles by helping them avoid scarcity traps, while boosting performance & resilience for themselves and their team.

“Leadership Challenges: What I Learned” – Dayna Johnson, GE

Dayna Johnson, President of the Board for the Society of Women Engineers, will share her experiences as a licensed professional engineer, a LEED accredited professional, a former GE commercial manager leading large teams through the bidding process for high-voltage electrical substations, and the Emerging Technology Programs and Operations Leader at GE Gas Power.

“Leadership Challenges: What I Learned” – Wanda Reder, Grid-X Partners

Wanda Reder will share her experiences, including how she rose through the ranks to become the VP, Asset Management and Engineering & System Planning at Exelon Energy Delivery, the first woman to serve as President of the IEEE Power & Energy Society, a Fellow of the IEEE, the Chief Strategy Officer at S&C Electric, a member of the National Academy of Engineering, the President and CEO of Grid-X Partners, and more!

Advanced Leadership Workshop Agenda:

  • Leadership Challenges: What I Learned – Part 1 with Dayna
  • Focus 1: Diagnose and deconstruct your biggest leadership pain as a mid-level manager
  • Focus 2: Identify and understand scarcity traps: time, energy, data, $$$, other resources
  • Focus 3: Connect with your productive, creative, in-the-zone, flow state to deal with complexity and overwhelm
  • Lunch
  • Leadership Challenges: What I Learned – Part 2 with Wanda
  • Focus 4: Learn how to confidently call on your inner courage when it’s tough
  • Focus 5: Develop a high performance resiliency plan for you and your team
  • Wrap up and bonus raffle

The workshop is open to all individuals who are committed to empowering women as they embrace the challenges of leadership.

Facilitators: Alex Flueck and Teresa Heger

Alex Flueck, PhD, is a Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Illinois Tech and a leadership integrity facilitator.

Teresa Heger, MA, Organizational Learning and Performance, is a leadership coach and corporate trainer based in Michigan.

Advanced Leadership Workshop Fee

On or before Oct 7:

      $295   IEEE/SWE/AIChE member
      $395   Non-member

After Oct 7:

      $345   IEEE/SWE/AIChE member
      $445   Non-member

Refund Policy

Refund requests must be submitted via email to workshop organizer by October 7, 2022.  Refund processing fee is $25.

Illinois Tech Rice Campus

Wheaton, IL 60189


October 14, 2022
9:00 am - 4:00 pm CDT
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