You already know you need to create and sustain a professional network because it can help you better know who you are, where you are going and how you are going to get there. Obviously knowing about networking and doing something about networking are not the same thing. Doing something about your networking will probably require you to do some new and different things. That is what we expect our clients to do, so let’s do it for ourselves.
Here are a few questions to consider:
- What happens when you hear the word networking?
- What thoughts come up in your mind when you think about your own network?
- How excited and motivated are you about “waking up” your network?
- How can a network help you accomplish your goals?
Join us when Geri Richmond will share an approach, called the Network Audit, for turning your network into a source of energy and value. Prior to the event, we ask two things of you (though you can still come if you don’t do either of the assignments):
- Contact the Planning Committee (see below) and request the following items
- Complete your Network Audit and bring it with you.
- Read Herminia Ibarra's article “How to Revive a Tired Network”
Consider this event as a gift that can keep on giving to you in 2018. Our time together will be interactive and reciprocal, to help you leverage your talent and relationship building skills with your OD colleagues. After the program, you will be able to use the Network Audit with your clients, colleagues and networks.
Geri Richmond is a Director in Leadership Development for Evening/Weekend/Executive MBA Program Students at University of Chicago Booth School of Business. She is an experienced and talented OD professional that has worked with Consumer Goods, Pharmaceuticals, Food Science, Printing, Medical Products, non-profits and USDA. She also works as an independent consultant and coach.
Geri frequently conducts workshops on developing action and insight leadership skills. She holds an MSOD from American University and has completed a post graduate certificate in Family Systems at Northwestern University.
Program Planning Committee
Mix of presentation, large group & small group discussion. Informal atmosphere; please bring your own coffee/tea/snacks (note: there is a convenient Au Bon Pain connected to the building, as well as a coffee service on the 7th floor near our meeting room).
Time: 7:30 a.m.-9:00 a.m. Optional 9:00-10:00 open networking and discussions re: business challenges faced by attendees.
RSVP PROCESS for building access.
If you plan to attend the meeting, please email firstname.lastname@example.org by noon on Tuesday, January 23 with your name as it appears on your photo ID. On the morning of the meeting, security staff in the main lobby will ask to see a photo ID, confirm your registration and provide you with a visitor’s pass. If your name is not on the list you will not be able to join the meeting.