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July 2019 Chapter Program: Connect the Dots - Creating Effective Networks
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July 2019 Chapter Program: Connect the Dots - Creating Effective Networks

July 2019 Chapter Program: Connect the Dots - Creating Effective Networks
Online Webinar

7/23/2019
When: Tuesday, July 23, 2019
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Where: United States


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About The Speaker

Dr. Inga Carboni
Associate Professor of Organizational Behavior
Raymond A. Mason School of Business at the College of William and Mary

Inga Carboni is an Associate Professor of Organizational Behavior in the Raymond A. Mason School of Business at the College of William and Mary. She is an award-winning researcher and instructor who has spent more than twenty years developing leaders in industry and academia.

Dr. Carboni’s areas of research and consulting include networks and networking, diversity and inclusion, and leadership. Her work has appeared in numerous academic journals and books, such as Human Resource Management, Group Dynamics, European Journal of Work and Organizational Psychology, and the Journal of Management Education. Grants from the National Institute for Health, the National Institute of Justice, the William T. Grant Foundation, and the Fulbright Scholar program have supported her scholarship. Her 2019 book, Connect the Dots: How to Build, Nurture, and Leverage Your Network to Achieve Your Personal and Professional Goals is now available from Information Age Publishing.


Session Description

Feeling guilty about not networking enough? Stop! You can learn how to network effectively without attending networking events, collecting business cards, or getting a lot of LinkedIn followers. How? By learning to Connect the Dots. The truth is that networking is not about managing impressions or projecting your personal brand. Effective networkers build, nurture, and leverage relationships, real relationships built on genuine connection. When done correctly, networking isn't sleazy or manipulative. Instead, it's empowering—for you, for all the people you know, and for all the people they know. 

We all know that formal organizational charts present the way work should be done. But they rarely reflect the way work really gets done. Informal organizational networks capture the true work flow of an organization. In contrast to the dry “bones” of formal org charts, informal networks are the lifeblood of organizations. Savvy human resource professionals leverage networks to manage workforce diversity, locate and develop talent, develop effective onboarding and retention plans, and reduce organizational conflict.

Unleash the power of networks by learning how to connect the dots to make your network work for you!

 

Benefits and Learning Objectives

  1. Identify ways to improve their personal network

  2. Become aware of the ways in which leaders use networks to lead teams, influence stakeholders, and innovate

  3. Understand how the human resource professional can use knowledge of informal networks to enhance organizational performance