Date: 3/30/2023
Event start time: 1:00 PM
Event end time: 2:00 PM
Category: Live Session
Price: Free

Credentials and competencies are important to success in the IR profession, but mastery of certain soft skills will significantly strengthen your professional reputation and amply your success. In this interactive session, learn strategies for building trust among colleagues and supervisors, discover how to attract allies and find mentors, uncover hidden ways to increase professional visibility, and develop fresh perspectives that become valued throughout your organization. Join Lee and Chris as they discuss the leadership skills and executive presence needed to rapidly advance in your career including:

  • The soft skills for effective investor relations 
  • Preparations for the C-suite
  • Developing executive presence
  • Attracting allies and mentors
  • Decision making and perspective
  • Ethics and trust – good judgement 
  • Role of transparency, candor, and balanced views in communications
  • Engagement and volunteering

  • Lee Ahlstrom, IRC, President, Energy Services, Viasat, Inc.
  • Chris Symanoskie, IRC, SVP, Corporate Development and Investor Relations, Atomic Biometrics

About the Virtual IRC Lounge
The Virtual IRC Lounge is a place for IR professionals to connect and interact with experts from the industry. These periodic, interactive, video conferencing sessions are open to the broader IR community. Capacity is limited, and registrations are on a first-come first-serve basis.

PDU(s) Awarded: 1 PDU
Delivery Method: Virtual
Duration of Program: 1 Hour
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