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October 9, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Hone your networking skills and prepare for great outcomes when you meet with others (especially at the PaLA Conference in Erie) by attending a LIVE lunchtime webinar.
Free Webinar: The Networking Game: Engaging with Colleagues at Your Consortia, Professional Associations, and Conferences
Oct 9, 2019 10:00 AM MDT (Noon in Eastern Time)
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar. Even if you can’t attend the live webcast, sign up so you can receive an email with a link to the recording.
Perhaps the most valuable benefits of participating in a consortium, joining a professional organization, or visiting a conference are the networking opportunities.
Are you an experienced “schmoozer” who is comfortable chatting with strangers in hotel lobbies or are you intimidated by the notion of initiating a conversation even with people you work with? The Networking Game can prepare you for that next committee meeting, conference luncheon, membership event, or statewide or national convention. Or the encounter with the nice stranger on the buffet line who makes funding decisions for a major foundation.
Learn about networking–information and idea exchange for mutual benefit–the Five Rules, and how to apply them in ways that are effective and respect the other person, regardless of your personality type or the situation.
This is a joint project of the Pennsylvania Integrated Library System (paILS)–sparkpa.org–and Pattern Research, Inc.–patternresearch.com.
Carrie Cleary has served as Executive Director of the Pennsylvania Integrated Library System (PaILS) since March 2019. She has worked with public library Outreach Services in King County, WA, Pennsylvania public libraries in a statewide broadband project, as district consultant for the Capital Area Library District, at Harvard Law School Library as a supervisor, and as director of the Mediapolis Public Library in Iowa.
Pat Wagner and her husband Leif Smith ran an international networking service for 25 years and facilitated dozens of networking events, from small salons to international conferences. Pat has been a trainer and consultant since 1978. She focuses on improving productivity and workplace relationships for libraries, higher ed, government, nonprofits, and small businesses.
The Key Idea: Mutual Aid Works
• Introduction: The Benefits of Networking
• Five Rules and Their Practical Application
- • Be Useful
- • Don’t Be Boring
- • Listen
- • Ask questions
- • Play the Wild Card
• Next Steps and Resources
• Be prepared to share what you offer and what you need when you attend your next conference.
• Build working relationships with new people and maintain and improve long term connections.
• Build trust and respect with your professional allies.
• Solve problems and locate new resources.
• Build “team spirit” through shared experiences.