6:00 PM18:00


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This is one of the most fun events of the year! Join us and the Council on Marine Transportation for a BBQ full of networking, games, and more! Vegetarian options will be available! The event will be held at the brand new Capitol Yacht Club right on the South West waterfront!

Price of admission includes dinner and two drink tickets.

Thursday, April 12

6:00pm - 9:00pm

Capital Yacht Club

800 Wharf Street SW

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6:00 PM18:00

Giving & Receiving Feedback with Michelle Mock

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The Women's Aquatic Network will be hosting it's first professional development event of 2018, Giving and Receiving Feedback with Michelle Mock of Collaborative Thinking, on February 20th.

Feedback is all around us at work and at home. Giving and receiving feedback is essential skill to build trust, effectively communicate, engage with colleagues and achieve results. When feedback can happen throughout each day, it's even more helpful than waiting for that annual performance review. 

This interactive workshop will help you get comfortable with the discomfort of giving and receiving feedback. Participants will explore feedback triggers and identify self-management strategies and preventative approaches.

Using common and fun scenarios and in a light and fun environment, you'll have the chance to practice giving and receiving feedback by using a model to guide you through the experience. Special emphasis will be placed on creating a safe environment where participants can be open and learn from each other.

Participants will be able to:

  • Describe the benefits of appreciative and constructive feedback
  • Describe the physical, emotional and thought response that may be triggered by feedback
  • Apply a feedback model and
  • Practice giving and receiving feedback

Key Topics will include:

  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Self-management and the Amygdala Hijack
  • Feedback Model
  • Making Requests and Offers
  • Powerful Questions

Where and When?

National Parks Conservation Association

777 6th St NW #700

Washington, D.C. 20001

Tuesday, February 20th - Doors open at 6 p.m. and event starts at 6:30 p.m.




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6:00 PM18:00

Holiday Party

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Save the Date! Join WAN on Friday, December 15th at the Carnegie Institute for Science for our annual holiday party!  We will celebrate the season, and the accomplishments of women in the marine and aquatic communities with our new Woman of the Year Dr. Marcia McNutt! Dr. McNutt joins an impressive legacy of WAN Women of the Year, including Christy Goldfuss (2016), former Director of the White House Council on Environmental Quality, and Dr. Kathryn Sullivan (2015), former NOAA Administrator. 

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6:00 PM18:00


A WAN Signature Event!

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Due to construction moving faster than anticipated, we have to postpone the BBQ for the Spring of 2018. It will be held in the NEW and BEAUTIFUL yacht club on the SW waterfront. If you have already purchased tickets, you will be emailed directly.


This is one of the most fun events of the year! Join us and the Council on Marine Transportation for a BBQ full of networking, games, and more! Vegetarian options will be available!

Price of admission also includes two drink tickets.

Friday September 29

6:00pm - 9:00pm

Capital Yacht Club

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6:30 PM18:30

Professional Development: Leading with Emotional Intelligence

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Monday, September 25

6:30 - 8 pm

Doors open at 6:00 pm

National Wildlife Federation, 1200 G Street Northwest, Suite 900, Washington, DC, 20005

Research conducted over the past 25 years show that Emotional Intelligence (EI) contributes to both professional success and personal satisfaction and happiness.  At this WAN workshop you will learn specific strategies and tips for developing your emotional intelligence and leadership presence.  Whether you are interviewing, engaging in a meeting, collaborating with colleagues, managing difficult conversation, or serving in a leadership role, you'll learn important distinctions to enable your self-awareness. Participants will draw on their own experiences so examples are relevant, and leave with a plan for focused practice and self-development. 

Participants will be able to:

  • Define emotional intelligence and describe the impact of EI in the workplace and personal lives
  • Identify the four competencies of emotional intelligence (EI) including self-awareness, self-management, social awareness and social management
  • Identify EI strengths and recognize the interrelatedness of mind, body, and emotion (state of mind)
  • Generate personal strategies for tapping into your own mind and body wisdom and choosing emotions and states of mind that enable you to be more productive and effective at life and work

About Michelle:

Michelle Mock, President of Collaborative Thinking, has thirty years of business and leadership experience partnering with clients to reach their strategic business goals. She serves as a leadership coach, organizational consultant, trainer and facilitator.


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12:00 PM12:00

A Watershed Moment:

Fostering connections between freshwater, coastal, and marine communities

Tuesday June 13th at 12:00

Panel Discussion 12:00 - 12:30pm

Open Networking 12:30 - 1:00pm

Ronald Regan Building and International Trade Center

Join us for a special panel and networking event at Capitol Hill Ocean Week. Event sponsors include Restore America's Estuaries, Coastal States Organization, and Sea Grant Association!

More info on CHOW can be found at https://www.marinesanctuary.org/chow/

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5:00 PM17:00


WAN Happy Hour at Archipelago!

Wednesday May 24 at 5pm

Archipelago - 1201 U St NW Washington, D.C. 20009

Summer is almost upon us in DC! Beat the heat with WAN and tropical inspired beverages at Archipelago. Partially owned and operated by a former Sea Grant fellow, Archipelago has a tropical marine vibe that makes it the perfect scene for a networking event with all your marine and aquatic community colleagues! All are welcome at this event, whether they are a WAN member or not so bring your friends and colleagues. It will be a fantastic time to catch up with net and old friends alike! 

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7:00 PM19:00

Women & The Ocean Dinner

As part of the Blue Vision Summit, WAN is hosting...

Tuesday May 9th

The Front Page D.C.


As part of the Blue Vision Summit, WAN is sponsoring a themed dinner all about women and their connection to the ocean. Join us, Women4Oceans, and others for a night of drinks, dining, and discussion on the future of our marine world.

This event is only open to participants of the Blue Vision Summit and is expected to reach capacity quickly.

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6:30 PM18:30

Managing Up

Managing Up!

Thursday, April 13th

6:30 - 8:30pm

Pew Charitable Trusts

901 E St NW #10, Washington, D.C. 20004

Join Stephanie Goetsch for a professional development seminar on Managing Up. From identifying career direction to negotiating the salary you deserve, and everywhere in between, Stephanie delivers a practical, actionable, results-oriented career advice.

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6:00 PM18:00

First Happy Hour of 2017!

First WAN Happy Hour of 2017!

February 21, 6-8pm

RFD, 810 7th St NW

Come out to mingle with the community and learn about the great networking and professional development opportunities WAN hosts throughout the year! Whether you're new to WAN or a returning member, you are welcome! We will also be welcoming a new class of Knauss Fellows!

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