February 2018

Networking Made Fun and Easy

Training Workshop Organized by the Victoria Branch

Status: Advanced registration is now closed or the event is full. For space availability, you may contact [email protected] Thank you.
Date: Wednesday, February 28, 2018
Time: 5:30 PM–7:00 PM
Location: 531 Yates Street, Victoria, BC
Presenter: Sue Maitland, PCC
Credit: 1 Informal Professional Development Hours (PDH)
Cost: $20.00 + GST = $21.00
Contact: If you have questions, please contact Laura Malowaniec at: [email protected]
Note: To help us predict our catering needs, please register by Monday, February 26.
Do you dread networking events? Have you ever deliberately arrived late so you don't have to talk to many people and then left as soon as possible after the speaker? Join speaker, workshop leader, and Professional Certified Coach Sue Maitland for the evening and she'll help you see networking in a completely different light.

Join Sue Maitland, PCC, for an enjoyable evening that could completely transform your views on networking. Choose to attend this event and it could result in lifelong benefits in both your personal and professional life.

Sue had to overcome her own dislike of networking when she left her IT career after 25 years and began her own coaching practice, which now she wishes she had embraced much earlier in her career. She has created an activity called The Connections Game and you will have the opportunity to experience it at our next event. Hundreds of people have played this game in the past year and found it a fun and enjoyable way to meet new people, and the best part, is that it’s easy to play whether you are an introvert or an extrovert.

Sue will share some of her top tips for successful networking and tell you why she is so passionate about helping others get comfortable with the idea of networking so that they can show up for events in an authentic and natural way. There will be a chance to win prizes for all who participate in Sue’s Connections Game.

About the Speaker

Sue Maitland, PCC, enjoyed a successful career in IT for over 25 years in roles as diverse and programmer, project manager, resource manager/recruiter, and sales executive before following her passion and training to become an ICF accredited professional coach just over 5 years ago. She now helps other professionals who are experiencing or planning a life or career transition. Sue particularly enjoys supporting men and women in STEM careers and is an active member of iWIST.

In addition to her coaching work, Sue is also a professional speaker who engages her audiences with personal stories that reinforce the points she is making. She has shared her insights with thousands of people in the past 5 years. Audiences appreciate her authenticity and her ability to engage and interact with her audience who always leave with lots to think about.

Sue leads workshops on topics such as networking for success, self-care for men and women, and living a balanced and inspired life. She follows a structured approach bringing many of her coaching skills into the workshops. Objectives are always clarified at the start and participants measure their progress at the end and commit to actions to support what they’ve discovered.


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