Smarter Networking Series
How's your networking workin' for you?
You can weave a strong productive network without feeling awkward, demoralized or having to be someone you're not.
"Most of us focus too much time and energy on weaving new connections when research shows that more is not necessarily better. Instead, it's essential to forge strong ties to certain kinds of contacts-- but they're not the ones you think."
-- Maya Townsend, Network Weaving Expert
Learn about pervasive, destructive misconceptions that can waste your time, conflict with your values, and stand in the way of showing up as your true, authentic self. Drawing on research about networking and the brain, you'll transform your networking efforts through seven shifts, generating energy within yourself and others. Let the opportunities and information you need begin flowing your way!
The Session Calendar
Session 1: February 2 A New Way to Network
Session 2: February 16 Mapping Your Network
Session 3: March 2 Optimizing Your Network
**Scroll to the bottom of the page for the full calendar, which includes optional group coaching sessions.
Session 1: A New Way to Network
Learn what works for high performers including the seven shifts that produce remarkable results. Create your own balanced personal support system by populating the four types of networks everyone needs and save yourself the frustration of juggling your entire network.
Session 2: Map Your Network
Learn how to assess and see your network's strengths and challenges. Uncover simple actions that pack a punch and get you further, faster.
Session 3: Optimize Your Network
Learn to create new connections, amplify your existing relationships and seek support from your network. Design a clear roadmap for strategic, effective networking so you'll have a trusted path to follow to get the results you want.
What if you could learn all this PLUS get group coaching from a master networker? YOU CAN!
BONUS #1: Group Coaching Sessions (Optional)
Smarter Networking Instructor Maya Townsend invites you to join in any or all three group coaching sessions where you can ask specific questions, troubleshoot your challenges and take your learning deeper.
BONUS #2: Moderated Online Forum (Optional)
Sometimes we get the most helpful insights from others who, like us, are learning and experimenting. To deepen your experience, you'll have the opportunity to connect and learn with and from your peers in an online forum.
What participants say about the workshop:
"Concise, timely, well-sequenced."
"The workshop's structure provided a coherent, elegant progression of relevant insights that translated themselves easily into practical action steps."
"The activities were feasible within the timeline, valuable, added to the personal interaction with the course."
"Based on Maya's insights, I nurtured a network specific to my life's legacy work. We're launching soon with a product we love for shaping a future that works for all. And with our combined networks, we didn't need venture capitalists!"
"The information was presented with an elegant coherence. Fit together well. Beautifully organized."
"I now have the power to make change."
"Best online workshop I ever attended."
Who Should Participate?
Smarter Networking is designed for people who need to get a better handle on their network for leadership, project management, sales, marketing, business development or other purposes. Specifically, the program is especially helpful for those who are:
- overwhelmed by the number of contacts they have
- unsure about how to engage their networks effectively
- responsible for influencing others without having direct authority over them
- new to their position and eager to build the relationships they need to be successful in their new role
- responsible for building connections across organizations
- focused on weaving and supporting relationships to support the public good
In a nutshell, VicePresidents, Directors, Managers, Team Leads, Project Managers, Sales Representatives, Entrepreneurs, Consultants, Service Providers and anyone on the front lines of community and social good.
You'll learn how to:
- Understand networking in a different way - based on research - that busts myths and provides the foundation for a sustainable practice.
- Take a strategic view of the strengths and gaps within your network
- To identify how to use your network strategically to help achieve individual, project and organizational goals
- To create a detailed, precise action plan for filling gaps and leveraging network strengths
What you get:
- Three live interactive online learning sessions leading you through network data collection, mapping, analysis and action planning
- Option to attend small group coaching sessions with your Instructor in-between the live learning sessions
- A Goal Setting Workbook on the science behind networks, networking tips and tricks and network practices of high performers
- A personalized action plan for taking advantage of network strengths and filling network gaps
Money Back Guarantee
With our 100% satisfaction guarantee, you can experience the first workshop risk-free. If you are not satisfied for any reason we will gladly refund your tuition.
Live Online Workshop #1
February 2, 2018 (1:00 ET)
Group Coaching Session #1
February 7, 2018 (1:00 ET)
Live Online Workshop #2
February 16, 2018 (1:00 ET)
Group Coaching Session #2
February 21, 2018 (1:00 ET)
Live Online Workshop #3
March 2, 2018 (1:00 ET)
Each of the three Workshops will take place at 1:00 ET. Other time zones include Noon CT / 11:00 MT / 10:00 PT
All Sessions will be recorded and available for participants after the live workshop.
Meet Maya Townsend
Maya Townsend went from hiding in the corner at networking events to leading a company (Partnering Resources) that helps individuals, teams and organizations thrive in our networked world. Using the science underlying human relationships and networks, she uncovers sound, practical methods for making soft skills generate hard results. Maya's clients include BASF, Bayer, eCopy, Fidelity Investments, Hanover Insurance Group, Intel, MIT, McKesson, NASA, and the National Braille Press. She's co-editor of Handbook for Strategic HR: Best Practices in Organization Development, from the OD Network, author of many articles and blogger at Complex Collaboration & Change. Her presentations are commonly lauded by participants as "best in conference". Maya is the founder and lead consultant for Partnering Resources. You can learn more about networking at The New Networking or Partnering Resources.
This workshop series is brought to you through a collaborative partnership between: