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hr connection Best Practice Exchange

  • Calhoun Beach Club 2925 Dean Parkway Minneapolis, MN 55416 (map)

Mastering the 20-Minute Networking Meeting

Today’s professionals know that it’s tough out there.  They’ve heard the statistics and they know the game…”it’s not what you know, it’s who you know.”  As HR leaders, a large part of our professional development, on-going learning and growth opportunities are obtained through connections.  Networking is a must.   But, to many, networking seems awkward.  What to say?  How to approach people you don’t know very well?  Worse still, how to ask those people for assistance?  This session will simplify networking so that it is easy for the professional networker and a pleasure for those who get the networking call. 

This session will be presented by Marcia Ballinger, PhD, Business Leader and hr connection Board Member, who fields networking requests from executives every day.  Marcia is the author of “The 20-Minute Networking Meeting” and “The 20-Minute Networking Meeting: Graduate Edition.”  She’ll will focus the session on helping avoid the common pitfalls in networking.  Tips, tools and an easy five-step process will transform networking into an activity that can be enjoyed… and one that brings results! 

Similar to hr connection and the networks and connections that you make, this session will enhance your ability to make that all important connection.

Best Practice Exchanges are free to hr connection members and their guests ($35 for non-members/non-guests).  To reserve your seat, please contact Sandra Howard at

Earlier Event: December 9
hr connection Best Practice Exchange