Cbfa2010 Networking A


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Cbfa2010 Networking A

  1. 1. Building a Network to Enhance Student Learning (draft) Moderator: Joe Bucci, Geneva College Panelists: (tentative) Jeff Boyce, Bryan College; Don Daake, Olivet Nazarene University; Ervin Starr, Roberts Wesleyan University; and Joe Walenciak, John Brown University
  2. 2. The Situation… <ul><li>New professor (third career move) </li></ul><ul><li>New to school </li></ul><ul><li>New to teaching </li></ul><ul><li>New to area </li></ul><ul><li>Bottom line = don’t know anyone </li></ul><ul><li>How about you? Any of this sound familiar? </li></ul>
  3. 3. Dorothy, we aren’t in Kansas anymore… <ul><li>How can I better apply what I teach in class? </li></ul><ul><li>How do I give contemporary support with limited resources? </li></ul><ul><li>How can I encourage job searches? </li></ul><ul><li>How can I provide more learning support for text content? </li></ul><ul><li>How can I be sure what I remember is still valid? </li></ul><ul><li>The answer = networking </li></ul>
  4. 4. The Vision for Networking… <ul><li>Extending the classroom </li></ul><ul><li>Dealing with limited resources </li></ul><ul><li>Providing contacts for jobs </li></ul><ul><li>Reinforcing & enhancing content </li></ul><ul><li>Staying relevant </li></ul>
  5. 5. Networking Defined… <ul><li>Social web </li></ul><ul><li>Portfolio of expertise </li></ul><ul><li>Business partners </li></ul>
  6. 6. Starting to Network… <ul><li>Who are the people in your neighborhood? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Neighborhood block party </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Walkers </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Church contacts </li></ul><ul><li>Professional associations </li></ul><ul><ul><li>SHRM </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Widening the Net… <ul><li>Alumni contacts </li></ul><ul><li>Recommendations from other faculty </li></ul><ul><li>Parents of your students (survey) </li></ul><ul><li>Student recommendations </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Jordan’s story </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Other Sources… <ul><li>LinkedIn </li></ul><ul><ul><li>how we networked for this presentation </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Speaker’s bureau </li></ul><ul><li>Local chamber or rotary </li></ul><ul><li>Back to school </li></ul><ul><li>Facebook </li></ul><ul><li>Create / edit your own blog </li></ul>
  9. 9. How Does the Network Enhance Learning… <ul><li>Provides a view from outside the institution </li></ul><ul><li>‘ Next step’ contacts </li></ul><ul><li>Provides support for students learning application </li></ul><ul><li>Re-enforces classroom teaching </li></ul><ul><li>Provides variety and excitement </li></ul><ul><li>Provides opportunities to share the vision with others </li></ul><ul><li>Gives alumni a renewed connection </li></ul>
  10. 10. <ul><li>A Few Examples of Networking from Joe Bucci, Professor @ Geneva College </li></ul><ul><li>Guest speakers – in class </li></ul><ul><li>Investment board for Entrepreneurship Final </li></ul><ul><li>Internships </li></ul><ul><li>Mock interviews (PBU) </li></ul><ul><li>Management lunch </li></ul><ul><li>Financial support </li></ul><ul><li>Business Advisory Counsel (for ACBSP) </li></ul><ul><li>Student networking </li></ul>Panel Members Examples: Networking
  11. 11. <ul><li>Tips for Developing Connections: </li></ul><ul><li>See opportunities with each contact: direct / indirect </li></ul><ul><li>People want to give back (its not about the money) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Bernie’s story </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Ask good questions: “How” and “Why” </li></ul><ul><li>Transactional analysis: establishing a connection </li></ul><ul><ul><li>“ You’re ok, I’m not ok” </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Get them to tell their story </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Fit the story into the context of what you are doing </li></ul></ul><ul><li>James 4: “You have not because you ask not.” </li></ul><ul><li>Make them feel valuable ( small but personal recognition ) </li></ul><ul><li>Make it fun ( its got to be fun ) </li></ul>Panel Members Examples: Networking
  12. 12. <ul><li>A Few Examples of Networking from Joe Walenciak, Ph.D.; Chair, Graduate Business Programs, JBU </li></ul><ul><li>Has used SIFE Business Advisory Board as an effective way to build a partnership between Business program & the area business community. Many BAB members enjoy getting involved in mentoring relationships with students </li></ul><ul><li>In the Strategic Management class, there is a business plan project that goes on to a state-wide competition. </li></ul><ul><li>Business professionals in the area love to give back. The younger they are, the more they seem energized about networking, career building, and so forth. </li></ul>Panel Members Examples: Networking
  13. 13. <ul><li>A Few Examples of Networking from Jeff Boyce, Professor @ Bryan College, Dayton, TN. </li></ul>Panel Members Examples: Networking
  14. 14. <ul><li>A Few Examples of Networking from Don Daake, Ph.D. Professor, Olivet Nazarene University, Chicago area </li></ul><ul><li>They have developed a connection with the local paper to write 52 columns per year </li></ul><ul><li>They have sponsored a “Women in The Workforce” Conference </li></ul><ul><li>They work with SCORE and the local Community College </li></ul><ul><li>They sponsor a Student Financial series where they bring in areas professionals </li></ul>Panel Members Examples: Networking
  15. 15. <ul><li>More from Don Daake…Networking </li></ul><ul><li>Through Summer Field Trip Strategy Course </li></ul><ul><li>Ongoing relationship with following Companies/Organizations </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Caterpillar- Aurora </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Deere & Company </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Chicago Federal Reserve </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Pacific Garden Mission </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>CME/Chicago Board of Trade </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Federal Signal </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Riverside health Care </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Baker & Taylor </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>US Cellular Field/White Sox </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>& More… </li></ul></ul>Panel Members Examples: Networking
  16. 16. <ul><li>A Few Examples of Networking from Ervin Starr, Professor @ Roberts Wesleyan College Rochester, NY </li></ul><ul><li>They have developed a network with their SIFE team's Business Advisory Board. They also have a Business Board for their graduate programs. </li></ul><ul><li>Both of these boards have become effective venues for connecting with the business community – from small local firms to large multi-national corporations. </li></ul><ul><li>They leverage these relationships for student mentoring, internships, service project support, training, in class speakers.... </li></ul>Panel Members Examples: Networking
  17. 17. So, what are you waiting for? <ul><li>List several areas in your teaching where building a network could… </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Help with the application of critical content </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Address a resource need </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Help with gaining contacts for jobs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Help you ‘spice up’ dry content with an outside view </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Give you the opportunity to renew your own experiences </li></ul></ul><ul><li>The answer = networking </li></ul>
  18. 18. On-Line Resources: Networking <ul><li>“ Rule of Three” </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://hotjobs.yahoo.com/career-experts-don_t_just_stand_there-102 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>“ Effective Networking” </li></ul><ul><ul><li>summary of book by same title http://humanresources.about.com/library/weekly/uc051202a.htm . </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Examples of Business Networks </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.christianbusinessnetworking.com/ - Christian (local) AZ </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.christianbizz.net/ - Christian site, not fully developed </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.ls-bc.org/ - Christian (local) Beaver County, PA </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.sitepoint.com/blogs/2009/07/28/social-networking-sites-for-business/ - This site has the top 20 Business Social Networking sites </li></ul></ul>
  19. 19. Panel Q & A Sharing Ideas from other CBFA Participants – Distribute Resource Lists More Ideas From the Floor
  20. 20. Building a Network to Enhance Student Learning Thanks for Your Participation!