Closed: Employee Learning Week - Being Strategic:How to be strategic and get credit for it

  • 06 Dec 2017
  • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
  • (Virtual - Online - Webinar)


  • ELW2016 Webinar Series
  • ELW2016 Webinar Series

The Northern New Jersey Association for Talent Development is celebrating Employee Learning Week with a series of FREE lunch-time webinars!

 This Session is Booked

2017 Employee Learning Week

Lunchtime Webinar Speaker Series

Session Three:  

Being Strategic:
How to be strategic and get credit for it

Presented By: Tammy Heermann

Wednesday, December 6th, 2017

12:00pm - 1:00pm

About the Session:

Strategic; it’s the label that everyone’s looking for. We lead with it on our resumes, we search for it on our 360 feedback, and we yearn for it from partners and funders. After all, strategic people are more successful, better paid, and have greater leadership potential.

The quest to be perceived as strategic however, is a more difficult battle for women than men. One surprising study found that strategic ability was, in fact, women’s Achilles heel. In this session Tammy shows that being perceived as strategic is well within your reach; and it’s probably not what you thought. It’s not just the ability to produce a great looking strategy document or that you have the authority to make organization-wide decisions. It requires only that you be more deliberate. Being strategic is about stepping out of the day-to-day madness and recognizing moments of choice that serve tomorrow. You’ll gain a whole new perspective as we confront the misguided ideas and half truths about what being strategic means. In this session you will:

  • Learn practical ways to change perceptions of your strategic capability through the use of questions and points of view
  • Increase your ability to build and navigate relationships more strategically
  • Build a plan to increase your effectiveness as a strategic leader and build that capability in others

About the Presenter:

Tammy Heermann. Senior Vice President, Leadership Transformation. Lee Hecht Harrison.
Tammy is a sought-after advisor who helps individuals and organizations get serious about leadership.

She has developed pioneering and multiple award-winning programs aimed at changing mindsets, advancing skillsets, and sustaining deliberate practices to achieve high performance. 

Passionate about advancing female leaders, she is specifically sought out by Fortune 500 companies for her expertise in gender diversity and programs that accelerate female talent. 

While having significant impact in the C-Suite, she is happiest when pushing up-and-coming leaders to break through organizational and self-imposed barriers to reach their potential. With real-world stories of her journey from Senior Consultant to Senior Vice-President, people express the value of Tammy’s down to earth, practical style in creating an environment of trust in a room of strangers.

Tammy sits on the Women’s Leadership Advisory Committee for Women in Communications and Technology.  She is a graduate of the London School of Economics with a Master of Science degree in Personnel Management and Industrial Relations, and holds an Honours Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Saskatchewan. She lives in Toronto with her daughter Ava and husband Thomas.


Twitter: @TammyHeermann

 About Employee Learning Week:

Employee Learning Week is an awareness campaign highlighting the important connection between learning and achieving organizational results. All organizations are encouraged to recognize Employee Learning Week by rededicating themselves to employee learning. For more information about ATD Employee Learning Week 2017 visit the ATD website: , or email


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