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WLMA Workshops

WLMA Workshops Quarterly Professional Development Sessions

The IMAA Women Leaders in Mining and Aggregates (WLMA) introduces a series of workshops designed to provide the tools and foundation for career advancement in the aggregates industry.


The WLMA Workshops are quarterly workshops that can be attended as a progressive course or can be attended singly.  Each workshop will focus on 3 key areas:

♦ Individual development
♦ Industry knowledge
♦ Networking

The workshops are geared toward developing professionals in the aggregates industry, with a focus on developing women and male allies who are new to the industry or looking to take the next step in their career.  The workshops will also provide a network of support for those attending the sessions - helping to develop goals and hold each other accountable.


Session 1 - Register Here
Kick-off Retreat - April 4-5, 2019

Location: The Center, 6320 Intech Way, Indianapolis 46278
Day 1: 10 AM to 4:30 PM
Day 2: 9 AM to 2:30 PM
Topics Include:
♦ Interrupting Unconscious Gender Bias in the Workplace
♦ StrengthsFinder™ assessment and coaching
♦ Building Confidence and Navigating Your Career
♦ Industry Workforce roundtable discussion
♦ Creating a Culture of Safety discussion
♦ Setting goals and creating accountability

Session 2
June 2019 - Date TBD
Location: TDB
10 AM to 4:30 PM
Topics Include:
♦ Stress Management
♦ How to Network
♦ Building a Personal Board of Directors
♦ Expanding your Career through Mentoring
♦ Industry Technology - What's New and Changing?
♦ Goal tracking

Session 3
October 2019 - Date TBD
Location: TDB
10 AM to 4:30 PM
Topics Include:
♦ Communication workshop
♦ Negotiation 101
♦ Industry Advocacy Education
♦ Industry Outreach Activity
♦ Goal tracking

Session 4
January 27, 2020
Location: JW Marriott, Indianapolis
Time TBD
Topics Include:
♦ Giving / receiving feedback
♦ Leadership lessons
♦ Industry leadership panel
♦ Final goal update / next steps

Sessions will culminate with a final program at the 2020 Winter Workshops in Indianapolis. Dates and topics are subject to change as the program develops and participant feedback is implemented.

The WLMA Workshops are designed to be inclusive for everyone - both women and men are encouraged to attend.


All four (4) sessions = $275 per attendee
2-day Kick-off Retreat Only (April 2019) = $100 per attendee
Each additional Session (August, November, January) = $75 per attendee per session

The registration fee includes programming, materials and food/beverage for each attendee.  Participants may also pay for one hotel room night at the April Kick-off.

The registration deadline for the Kick-off Retreat is Monday, April 1, 2019.


As with many other Association activities, the WLMA Workshops would not be possible without the support of our sponsors.  If you are interested in becoming a Workshop sponsor through monetary or in-kind donations, please contact Katie at IMAA ([email protected]). 


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