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In this era of super-fast communication, a vital skill is making connections and putting them into play in both your personal and professional life.

In fact, a major part of your success depends on getting things done with the help of others.

The ability to build meaningful alliances helps you accomplish goals for both yourself and those you support. Most important, by developing your networking skills you’ll be better prepared to handle the rapid changes often taking place in today’s dynamic organizations.

Plus, you’ll achieve credibility and influence as you learn how to effectively exchange resources with other key players at all levels in and outside your company.

What You Will Learn

In a nutshell, this program examines key skills that can make you a more valuable member of your management support team. You’ll hear proven strategies and learn steps you can take by exploring:
  • The dos and don’ts of building a strong internal and external network
  • How to identify and leverage your existing network of contacts
  • Typical barriers to building strong alliances in organizations and how to overcome them
  • Success traits of savvy, smart networkers
  • Practical strategies for strengthening your alliances

About the Presenters

Jennifer B. Kahnweiler, Ph.D., is the founder and owner of AboutYOU, Inc., a career consulting firm for professionals and organizations. She has more than 25 years' experience in consulting across a wide range of industries. Dr. Kahnweiler has been an internal consultant for GE Capital, AGL Resources and the U.S. Department of Education. External consulting assignments have included projects with the Department of Homeland Security, Turner Broadcasting, AT&T and the Coca-Cola Company. Other recent clients include Capital One, Tyco International, Cooper Tire, Glaxo SmithKline, Emory University and Duke Energy. Dr. Kahnweiler is coauthor of Shaping Your HR Role: Succeeding in Today's Organizations, and she writes a column for AARP The Magazine. In addition, Dr. Kahnweiller regularly delivers seminars in the Administrative Professional Portfolio
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