WIFS offers webinars to all members. Education webinars occur monthly while Leadership webinars occur quarterly. Webinars cover a range of topics such as marketing, long-term care, leadership, technology, business growth, work/life balance, and industry-specific hot topics. WIFS webinars are free for members, but registration is required.
There are several reasons you should attend webinars. What you get out of a webinar is business-critical information that is relevant to your interests without having to spend a lot of time and effort on your end. Here are five major reasons you should be more vigilant in attending webinars; your career may depend on it.
- Career Development – You should never stop learning as your industry will always be in a state of constant change. When you don’t stay up-to-date with trends that can affect your business, you cease to compete with your counterparts and fall further away from your customer’s interests.
- Learn from the Pros – A good webinar host teaches attendees talking points and techniques from personal experiences. The host should have experience in the trenches, discussing real business challenges and success stories. As an attendee, you should be confident that what you are learning is first-hand knowledge from subject matter experts.
- Discover What Your Competition is Doing – Developing a robust business strategy should always include a comprehensive competitive analysis of the industry landscape. It’s always important to understand what your competitors are doing so that you can learn from their business practices, habits, and spending. Also, as we all know, in our industry people are always willing to help and share successful techniques. Chime into these webinars to find solutions that you didn’t even know existed!
- Make those Connections – Networking and collaboration with like-minded people can lead to inspiration and a more powerful brand strategy. Webinars may not offer the benefits of opening night receptions and coffee break mixers in between sessions at a conference or trade show, but there are still tremendous opportunities to connect with the hosts and fellow attendees.
The next time you get a calendar reminder that your webinar is about to start, I encourage you to log in, learn, and return to work with excitement — it may be able to help advance your career.
Interested in participating in one of these webinars? Looking for leadership support, professional development tools and strategies to develop the women on your team?