Networking: Skills and Perspectives for Success

Creating and maintaining professional networks has always been important for public health professionals, but in the current economic environment it is essential. This workshop will focus on; what networking is and where to do it; how to organize contacts, make in-person and email introductions, ask for referrals and leave telephone messages; how to identify personal attitudes and beliefs that can impede effective networking and how the ethical use of influence can lead to opportunities and mutual benefit.