How to Stop Playing It Safe and Pitch Your Ideas

1:45-2:45 PM ET – Breakout Session Round 2

Putting yourself out there can feel risky. What if people don’t get your idea or, worse, don’t think it’s any good? The fear of being vulnerable often holds back employees from pitching their ideas, but you won’t get ahead if you play it safe. In this breakout session, you will learn how to pitch your idea…even if you are nervous to do so.

Key Takeaway: From this session, you’ll learn how to pitch your ideas to your managers and colleagues with confidence.

Relevant Competencies: Business Acumen


Virginia Hill creates and facilitates customized leadership trainings for every level of leader. Ginny also serves as a facilitator for several of our cohort-based leadership programs. In her coaching role, she works one-on-one with leaders to set goals, overcome challenges, and meet their potential. Before joining the Partnership, Ginny work at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) for over seven years. For that reason, her favorite public servant is Dr. Francis Collins who led the NIH through multiple administrations and led the Human Genome Project.