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Special Workshops for Women’s Resource Groups


Winter Workshops for Women – a great way to kickoff 2018.

Looking for a way to inspire and engage your women’s resource group – but you’re on a limited budget? Join in with other groups and save. Space is limited.

“Feedback has been remarkably high, and positive…

Just wanted you to know that the feedback has been remarkably high, and positive, on your workshop. “inspirational”, “interesting”, “learned about co-workers passions”, “I’m already using workbook”…etc. So, THANK YOU for making this event a real success.”
Sondra Newman – Senior Director Investor Relations, Repligen

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"She'll make you look good." - KPMG





Erin Moran McCormick. Former CIO. Entrepreneur. Innovation Director. Software Game Designer. Educator. Author.

Innovating for Success. What's Holding Women Back? The Only Woman at the Table. Make this a Year of Action. Deliver a Winning Pitch. Author "Year of Action" and "Launching Your Life"



In an increasingly competitive market, INNOVATION is critical to meeting personal and professional goals.

We need new tools, roadmaps and support to enable employees to develop and engage their innovative mindset. 

Organizations like GE, Eversource and KPMG hire Erin to inspire their employees to dream big, set lofty goals, push past fear and learn how to take action for amazing results.

Erin teaches practical strategies that employees can do on their own to expedite career conversations, jumpstart creative-problem solving, gain support for innovative ideas and learn the steps for how to launch something new.

People leave inspired to take action and with a toolkit that gets results. 


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Erin Moran McCormick
Director, Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship, UMass Boston
Founder and CEO, Year of Action

Former CIO. Started 3 companies. Director, Curriculum Innovation & Technology at Babson College. Software game designer. Artist. Author.

Sample Topics


Workshop for all levels

Innovating for Success

The New Playbook to Succeed in an Innovation Economy

“What got you here, won’t get you there.”  Success today requires new skills and new perspectives – and creating a “new playbook”. But how do you create a culture of innovation, when we’re all so busy trying to get our day-to-day work done? Learn how to develop an innovative mindset for success, identify new opportunities and see things from new perspectives. You’ll learn how to creatively solve problems, find new ways to add value and set big goals (and make them happen). Learn how to bring a new idea to life (with limited resources) and “three plays” from the new playbook to get you started innovating for success.

Practical strategies for innovative thinking, creative problem-solving, communication and collaboration; For all levels

Workshop for Women

How to Feel More Confident, Focused & Fearless

Practical action steps to push past fear, get laser-focused and do work you love

This workshop focuses on the top things holding women back in business today and what you can do to get past these roadblocks. We inspire you to disrupt your current thinking and give you practical strategies to push yourself out of your comfort zone and take action. You will learn how to get laser-focused on what you want, and the action steps that get results. You will learn how to push past the fears and doubts that can hold you back. You will leave feeling inspired and more confident, along with a toolset and action plan to keep the momentum going long after the session is over.

Business basics for emerging leaders; For high potential women and new or aspiring leaders

Workshop for all levels

Agile 1-2-3: How to be more focused, less stressed and get twice as much done

For Non-Developers: How to use Agile principles to be more productive everyday

Do you ever feel like you’re running around and working hard, but not getting anywhere? You spend your day answering emails, sitting in meetings and putting out fires – with little time to actually do any work? Or you get pulled in so many directions and bounce from one thing to another it’s hard to get anything done.  Do you wish you had a way to get in control of it all and feel more focused – and less stressed?  We can help. Tap into what developers have been doing for years and learn agile development and lean startup principles for everyday use – taught in plain language. Learn practical steps to help you go from being busy to being productive. You’ll learn new time management and goal setting strategies to improve productivity, add more value and see amazing results.

New goal-setting tools and time management tips; Go from being busy to being productive; For new hires/onboarding, and all levels. 

Workshop for all levels

Deliver a Winning Pitch

How to creatively solve problems and get support to bring new ideas to life 

Organizations today depend on their employees to see opportunities to innovate. But how do you bring creative ideas to life and get the support you need – without the fear of failure holding you back? This interactive session will teach you how to pitch like a pro, get support for your idea and motivate your audience to take action. You’ll learn how to turn complex data into a compelling story. Learn strategies that successful entrepreneurs use – whether you’re “pitching” to your team, your boss, your board of directors or giving a presentation in front of thousands. Learn the do’s and don’ts for success – with practical examples, toolset and blueprint to follow.

Learn practical strategies to deliver a winning pitch. Learn how to motivate your audience to take action. For all levels.

Workshop for Managers

Meetings, “Manterrupting” & Moving Forward

Action steps to be more effective, productive and (truly) embrace diversity- so we all win

“Diversity of thought” is a competitive advantage in an innovation economy. Yet, instead of seeing progress with more women at the leadership table, we’re seeing stories of harassment and gender pay gaps dominate the news. People are walking on eggshells and not sure what to do, what to say and how to best work with each other. Forward-thinking companies want practical action steps to get men and women at ALL levels actively engaged in the solution. These issues won’t be solved overnight, but this session focuses on action steps that we can put in place today around meetings, communication and feedback to help organizations become more productive, inclusive and successful.

Practical action steps to get men and women engaged in having more effective and productive meetings and communication. For all managers.

Erin's expertise in entrepreneurship education – with a focus on women – along with her technology and creative background, and bundled with her infectious energy, humor and enthusiasm, make her an ideal speaker for companies who want to lead the way in creating a more inclusive, innovative and results-driven workforce.


These workshops can be delivered in 90-minute, half-day or full-day programs at your office or at venues such as the private UMass Club, with gorgeous views overlooking Boston.

There are also follow-up programs available to keep the momentum going after the workshop is over.

Contact: workshops@yearofaction.com

Workshops include books & materials

Did you know...only ONE-THIRD of employees are engaged at work?

Gallup Research 2016


Help your employees feel more engaged, focused, confident and productive 

  • Hands-on workshops for 25 – 100 people
  • 90-minute, half-day and full-day programs available
  • Includes interactive program, workbook and materials
  • Can deliver the program at your offices or offsite at the private UMass Club – 32nd Floor, One Beacon Street, with gorgeous views overlooking Boston






Erin has it figured out

Erin has it figured out – this is the big show, not a tryout. What, precisely, are you waiting for? She was amazing when I worked with her 25 years ago and she’s still making a ruckus.”

– Seth Godin, Author, Linchpin

She’ll make you look good!

Erin’s engaging style, practical tips and interactive presentation made our event a huge success. People loved her and the energy in the room was amazing. She’ll make you look good!

Zara Muradali

Partner, KPMG


It was an exceptional afternoon. So excited and grateful to your generous sharing and guidance today. I found your presentation excellent. Extremely rich, structured in a way and with tools that ensure I’ll remember the content. We’ll be trying to get you back next year. Thank you Erin.

Mary Pat Ryan

Global Marketing Executive

"The feedback has been remarkably high, and positive, on your workshop. “inspirational”, “interesting”, “learned about co-workers passions”, “I’m already using workbook”…etc. So, THANK YOU for making this event a real success."

Sondra Newman - Senior Director Investor Relations, Repligen



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