Effective Networking Strategies

June 5, 2024 — 2:30–3:45 p.m.

Whether you are an executive or starting out in your career, having a solid network that you can leverage is vital. Yet few schools include courses about building and maintaining relationships. Effective networking is more than handing out business cards, having a LinkedIn profile, and hoping the phone rings. Whether you’re looking to connect within your organization, your industry, or are looking to get on boards, knowing who to contact — and having them return your call — is essential.

In this session, you’ll better understand how to create and maintain an effective network both in-person and online.

Learning Objectives

  • Better understanding of what networking is (and isn’t)
  • Ways to get started when you haven’t been in touch with people in your past
  • Tools and apps to organize your contacts so you can stay in touch
  • Overview of LinkedIn, how to set up a profile, and elements to include
  • Identifying organizations and events that are worth your time, money, and effort
  • Clarifying the results you can expect from networking
  • Building alliances with others who can help you advance your career

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