Here at EWF International, our priority is keeping our community safe, equipped, and empowered through all seasons. Here are some updates on how we’re addressing COVID-19, and some useful resources to help you stay safe – from the virus, and from the contagion of fear. Don’t miss the useful resources at the bottom!
- EWF programs will continue as usual. If you are already registered, a participant, or a member, keep the sessions on your calendar. There will be no disruption.
- We may supplement or replace in-person interactions with video sessions in the short-term should that become necessary.
- Should we make a change in the format of a program (face-to-face vs. video meetings), we will notify you immediately. You and your family’s safety is our priority.
We anticipate no program impacts. The 2020 cohort of Emerging Leaders will proceed on schedule, launching April 14, 2020. We may shift to online platforms to continue sessions in the short-term and will resume in-person sessions as soon as is feasible. At this time, we plan to host the first session in person, but are monitoring the situation closely and will respond appropriately to keep participants safe. We are working closely with our venue partners to ensure that they’re taking additional cleaning measures and precautions.
- If you are already registered, rest assured that this program will launch on schedule. It’s more important than ever to develop your leadership acumen and promotability – this helps you deliver the most value to your organization and keeps you competitive in the job market.
- If you want to register, there’s still time! Registration is still open, and we have a few seats left for the 2020 program. Don’t miss out on this transformational program! Alumni report that it has greatly helped them better navigate their careers, negotiate raises and new positions, and stay competitive – things that are particularly important in a softening economy.
Our Dallas Peer Advisory Forums will continue to meet as usual. We may decide to shift to online platforms to continue meetings in the short-term, with the intention of resuming in-person sessions as soon as is feasible. At this time, we plan to continue holding meetings in person, but are monitoring the situation closely and will respond appropriately to keep participants safe. We are working closely with our venue partners to ensure that they’re taking additional cleaning measures and precautions.
Application for our new Managers and Directors forums is still open, and we plan to launch this forum as intended. We will manage the delivery of sessions (face-to-face vs. video) as is appropriate at launch. If you are interested in applying, do so now. Having strong peer groups and strategic advisors is more important than ever in a crisis. Don’t weather COVID-19 difficulties alone.
Application for the new Catalyst Program will continue as normal. This program is scheduled for launch later this year, and we are currently taking applications for priority access. If you are interested in increasing your competitive advantage for employment and taking your career to the next level, apply for this impactful program. You can find more information here.
Our new career coaching program will continue as usual and will be delivered online through video conference. This program is crucial for those in career transition, about to be in transition, or those who are exploring their next career move. In a softening economy, this could be the best investment you make to stay competitive. Contact us to learn more about this program.
- Watch out for Coronavirus-related cyber scams. Learn more about how to keep yourself and your company safe from cybersecurity expert and EWF Dallas Executive Forum member Stacy Scott in her guest post on our blog.
- Continue to invest in tomorrow’s leaders – and yourself. For companies, a strong leadership pipeline is the biggest asset in a crisis. For individual employees, making the investment in your own development keeps you competitive in a softening economy. Learn more here about why leadership development is crucial in a crisis. Learn more here about EWF programs to help keep women competitive in any job market.
- Learn more about the psychology of fear. The biggest contagion in any crisis is fear, COVID-19 being no different. Learn more about how to cope in this great article from Forbes.
- Want to take a deep dive into the data on why quick action is crucial? Check out this excellent and extensive article on how we can best protect our most vulnerable.
We’re grateful for your continued support and vigilance. In times of uncertainty and crisis, having a strong community is more important than ever. We’re grateful for this one.
Tanis Cornell and Jennifer Carter