LinkedIn for WINners

By Maimbolwa Mulikelela

win zambia 2011 picIn the past couple of months, a number of you Women In News participants (WINners) have been in one way or the other busy trying to make professional contacts on LinkedIn.

Firstly, it is important to note that there are a number of social networking sites such as Face Book and Twitter among others, offering a wide range of platforms for people to stay in touch. LinkedIn is a free business social networking site that allows users who register to create professional profiles that are visible to others.

Through the sites, individuals can then maintain a list of known contacts and connections and it is indeed important for us as the WINNERS in the marketing, financial and editorial departments to be part of this dynamic platform because it offers business opportunities, career advancements and news ideas as well as keeping in touch with other media networks. [Read more...]

The second time around in Windhoek

By Dorcas Mhungu

deidre & tracy 2012WIN Namibia’s second National Gathering took place on the 11th of May in Windhoek. The session featured National Coach Deidré Carballo who delivered a rich and stimulating  presentation on Change Management and an equally empowering presentation by Tracy  Eagles on Personal Development, Conflict Resolution and Authenticity whose premise was, “There is Value in Applying Multiple Perspectives to Leadership,” that gave participants valuable management information.

Skills Development is one of the WIN core program components that focus on Leadership training. In her presentation, Deidré defined Change Management, gave a model and went on to enlighten participants on how to transform Change into a positive undertaking as the process, if not implemented tactfully, can face resistance from the employees and defeat the noble cause. Participants learned that Change Management that is implemented inside out is more successful, more readily acceptable and gets less resistance from employees as it involves the workers. The top down Change Management implementation process usually faces resistance. [Read more...]