Gcsv2011 ceo networking-alan witchey


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Gcsv2011 ceo networking-alan witchey

  1. 1. Executive Networking Session Facilitator: Alan Witchey, Volunteer Center Director United Way of Central Indiana Volunteer CenterAddressing today’s needs. Reducing tomorrow’s.SM 1
  2. 2. Introductions • Your name • Your organization/employer • Your title • How long you have been with your organization • One thing you find enjoyable to do when not at workAddressing today’s needs. Reducing tomorrow’s.SM 2
  3. 3. Importance of Networking • Shared experiences – others may have gone through similar situations and you may learn from their wisdom • Connection – knowing that others are dealing with the same issues can bring comfort and understanding • Making friends – it’s important to have a network outside of your normal work circle to provide support and offer confidence • Future career connections – you may meet other people who can help you find options when you want to make a career change • Current collaborations – you may meet others with similar or complementary missions that make good partners for existing programsAddressing today’s needs. Reducing tomorrow’s.SM 3
  4. 4. Pros and Cons • What do you like most and least about networking opportunities? • What are some of the barriers to networking and how have you worked to over come them? • Where are places that you can find like-minded people to connect to?Addressing today’s needs. Reducing tomorrow’s.SM 4
  5. 5. Group 1: Congratulations and Celebrations • What is one success you are proud of over the past year? • Why were you successful? • Did you celebrate it appropriately? • How will you build on that success for the future?Addressing today’s needs. Reducing tomorrow’s.SM 5
  6. 6. Group 2: Trials and Tribulations • What is one issue you have struggled with over the past year? • How did you approach the situation? • Were you successful in resolving your struggle? • What did you learn from it and how will your actions be different in the future?Addressing today’s needs. Reducing tomorrow’s.SM 6
  7. 7. Group 3: Personal Growth • What one aspect of your professional development do you want to most work on over the next year? • How would you measure your success? • What do you think are the biggest barriers to reaching your success? • Who do you know in your life that might help you reach that success?Addressing today’s needs. Reducing tomorrow’s.SM 7
  8. 8. Commitments • What ideas did you learn or like today? • What ways can you think of to create a stronger network of support? • What are you willing to commit to do over the next year to make more connections? • What don’t you want to do to build stronger networks?Addressing today’s needs. Reducing tomorrow’s.SM 8
  9. 9. Questions? Questions? Alan Witchey, Director, Volunteer Center 317-921-1366 alan.witchey@uwci.org