Wednesday October, 21st


Influence as the Key to Career Success & Advancement: 
Building & Exerting Your Influence

To move up in one's career and continue to move up, a person needs to be noticed. An individual's sphere of influence is their most important career asset. Like any asset however, it yields great returns only if one protects it and invests in it.
This training seminar will be held live in Chicago and via an interactive satellite in Boston, Los Angeles, New York and Washington, DC.  Women will be guided to recognize the critical role influence plays on their career advancement and their responsibility to grow and nurture their influence within their organizations. Many individuals believe that building influence means simply doing high-quality work and being a good team player. Although these are components of building influence with others, they omit a key differentiator: assuming an active verses a passive role in how you build influence. This seminar is designed to help professionals to "own" their careers and take an active role using influence to achieve career goals. Individuals will learn to leverage and capitalize on their experience and expertise so that they can grow influence within their organizations.
In this workshop individuals will learn:
  • Awareness of influence as a key issue for success
  • Influencing styles
  • Skills in applying influence strategies
  • How to internally sell and market yourself within the organization/firm
  • How to ask for what you want
  • How to "read" other people
  • How influence skills can help you to overcome resistance
  • Leveraging influence to attain business development goals
  • The difference between assertive and passive behavior
  • When to use assertive behavior and when not to
  • How to use influence more purposefully both internally and externally


Many individuals both early in their careers and also very advanced on their professional paths, have found this seminar to be inspiring in forwarding themselves to that next level of success, combined with a great deal of key take-aways and skills they can immediately put to work.



Jennifer Wojan

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Jennifer Wojan is the founder of Capture Consulting, a full service communications firm specializing in all aspects of executive leadership development. Her areas of expertise include strategic communications consulting, public speaking, professional presentation skills, media training and building communications best practices for organizations.
Serving as a trusted advisor and coach to high performing CEO's and executive management teams, Jennifer helps top executives develop critical leadership and communication skills. She addresses the interpersonal and communication skills necessary for maximum impact and influence. With her guidance, individuals quickly acquire new insights, build more effective communication capabilities, and strengthen positive leadership traits. Outside of the corporate sector, Jennifer also consults to top law firms on high-stakes cases, coaching litigators on performance delivery of their arguments for trial, mock trial and arbitration preparations.
With over 15 years experience in the media, Jennifer has served as a corporate spokesperson for numerous companies in television and radio. Jennifer is truly passionate about helping companies maximize their performance results by teaching people how to communicate with greater impact. Her coaching programs are designed to increase productivity and profits by taking teams to their top level of performance.





Register Today!

Live Seminar in Chicago
WLMA Members: $25
William Blair Employees: Complimentary 
McDermott Will & Emery: Complimentary
Non-Members  $40
Via Satellite
WLMA members:  $15
Willliam Blair Employees: Complimentary
McDermott Will & Emery: Complimentary
Non-Members:  $25
*Please register via your city of attendance listed below

Locations - The meeting will be held in William Blair & Company offices with the exception of DC held at McDermott Will & Emery.


William Blair & Company
Chicago - 222 W. Adams Street
5:15 - 5:45 p.m. (reception)/5:45 - 7:15 p.m. (seminar)

William Blair & Company 222 W Adams St Chicago, IL (Live)


Via Satellite 
East Coast: (6:15 - 6:45 p.m. (reception)/6:45 - 8:15 p.m. (seminar)


New York

William Blair & Company 
666 5th Ave New York, NY(via Satellite)



Washington, D.C.

McDermott Will & Emery 
500 North Capitol St. N.W. Washington, D.C. (via Satellite)

West Coast: (3:45 - 5:15 p.m. (seminar)/5:15 - 6:15 p.m. (reception)


Los Angeles

515 South Flower St
Suite 3500
Los Angeles, CA 90071