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Women's Virtual Summit 2022

Day 1: Wednesday, January 26, 2022 from 6 pm - 7:30 pm MT
Day 2: Wednesday, February 2, 2022 from 6 pm - 7:30 pm MT
Day 3: Wednesday, February 9, 2022 from 6 pm - 7:30 pm MT
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Event Type: Webinar

Location: Online

Host Division: National

Available Registration Packages (click for more info):
Event Registration ($80):
- Cost: $80.00
- CEUs: 4

Prerequisites: None

Registration Deadline: Wednesday, January 26, 2022, 11:59 pm MT

Online Registration: CLOSED

Course Description:

Additional Event Details:

Make plans now to attend the Women's Virtual Summit, which features a kickoff keynote with Jessica Baker, mother, heli-guide, PSIA-AAS National Team contender, and founder of Ski Divas LLC. This Virtual Summit virtually brings together women from across PSIA-AASI divisions, different disciplines, and professional snowsports associations for online learning and networking. Please note that this event contains sessions held on three days, with virtual events being offered on Wednesday evenings from 6 to 7:30 p.m. MT on Jan. 26, Feb. 2, and Feb. 9. Attend every session to earn four (4) CEUs.

Also, the Women's Virtual Summit serves as a kick-starter event to the on-snow Women's Summit that takes place in person on Sunday, Feb. 27 through Wednesday, Mar. 2 in Stowe, Vermont. These are two separate events. However, if you'd like to take a deeper dive into the topics discussed at the Virtual Summit, make plans to attend the in-person event in February, too! The theme of "balance" and session topics dovetail between the virtual and in-person events.


Event Registration ($80)

Package Price: $80.00

CEUs: 4

Prerequisites: None

Registration Deadline Wednesday, January 26, 2022, 11:59 pm MT

This package includes each of the following sections.

Included Keynote (Includes the following):
- Keynote: Balancing It All
     January 26, 2022 from 6 pm to 7:30 pm MT

Join Jessica Baker as she describes her personal tale of finding balance between her professional endeavors, her family, and her well-being. Jessica Baker encompasses all things balance. She's a mother of two, a heli-guide, Exum-guide, ski film star, examiner, PSIA-AASI National Team contender, ski instructor, and an entrepenuer. She is the founder, head coach, and lead guide for Ski Divas LLC, Women's Ski Camps. For more information, check out her bio here.

Participants will have the option to ask questions in the chat.

Choose a February 2 Session (6-7:30 p.m. MST) (Choose 1 option):
- Women Belong on the Mountain: A Deep Dive into Mentorship and Training
     February 2, 2022 from 6 pm to 7:30 pm MT

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In 2019, the Women's Advisory Group created a report about the experiences of women in snowsports. From that report, there emerged 6 key findings. This session focuses on two of the most pervasive key findings: mentorship and traits of trainers. You'll have an opportunity to listen to a more in-depth explanation of these two key findings, and an opportunity to discuss and digest the information in smaller groups. The small groups will include a 3-part exploration of each finding: 1. What are the facts that were found for each of the findings? 2. An open discussion about thoughts and feelings pertaining to those facts. 3. Bullet points of key takeaways of what to do now that the facts have been uncovered.

The Women's Advisory Group communicates and collaborates with PSIA-AASI operational leadership on Women's inclusion, programming and advancement. This group develops and promotes strategies and best practices to ensure women's educational opportunities and to increase women's representation at all levels of leadership. This advocacy group promotes actions that strive to empower women, to retain them in the industry, and to enhance their professional development. The ultimate goal is to provide the betterment of PSIA-AASI's culture through all facets of PSIA-AASI's education efforts, including the Learning Connection Model, so that all women are provided with an inclusive educational and professional experience through snowsports.

There will be interactive breakout groups, as well as full group sharing, but participation is optional. Should participants want to listen, they may choose to remain off camera and on mute during these opportunities.

- Mindfulness in Snowsports
     February 2, 2022 from 6 pm to 7:30 pm MT

In this session Suzy will share decades of study and practice in the art of self-healing, well-being, and coaching performance. Learn how to successfully implement the power of visualization, manipulation of energy, and focused intention on the hill. This webinar will explore the use of meditation, visualization, attention, intention, and the power of language to create positive outcomes.

This session features breakout rooms for discussion, as well as large group discussion. Participation in these pieces are optional. Should participants want to listen only, they may keep their cameras off and mics on mute.

- Women in Leadership Panel
     February 2, 2022 from 6 pm to 7:30 pm MT

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This session will feature a panel of women leaders within the snowsports industry, who will answer questions and give advice on how you can advance into managerial or leadership roles with particular emphasis on unconventional pathways.

Participants will have the option to ask questions via chat.

Choose a February 9 Session (6-7:30 p.m. MST) (Choose 1 option):
- Wellness and Mental Health: Finding Balance and Healing
     February 9, 2022 from 6 pm to 7:30 pm MT

This session, with Stacy Smith, will be an organic combination of discussion and presentation about maintaining mental health in today's climate. The session will be tailored to the participants, and will include topics such as how to care for one's self while caring for others and managing daily mental health priorities.

Stacy Smith has been providing mental wellness support for adolescents, adults, families and seniors in Summit County through private practice for 17 years. She is an adjunct professor at Colorado Mountain College where she teaches classes such as The Psychology of Death and Dying, Human Sexuality, and Human Growth and Development. She is also the founder and director of Club Forget Me Not, a non-profit that helps children who have had a parent or sibling die, with their grieving process. Additionally, she is an avid public speaker and even gave a TED Talk titled: Getting Cozy with Grief.

This session features an open forum discussion through large group sharing via mic or chat. Participation is optional.

- Pitfalls and Potentials: The Art of Giving and Receiving Effective Feedback
     February 9, 2022 from 6 pm to 7:30 pm MT

Registration Link:

In this session you'll learn the value of effective feedback, and the tools needed to give effective feedback. You'll evaluate examples of feedback you've personally received, and will also dissect and evaluate different examples of feedback of others, both within the larger group setting, and in smaller group discussions.

This session features breakout rooms and small discussions. Participation is optional.