Giving and Receiving: The Nuts and Bolts of Moving from “Networking” to “Building Sustainable Relationships”

Date(s) - 04/14/2016
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm



We all know people who seem to know everyone, and we also know people who would rather watch mud harden than actively reach out to meet new people with whom they can work to meet shared workplace and industry goals.

In this highly interactive session, we will explore the benefits and challenges of a variety of methods for meeting and getting to know our local, regional, and national colleagues; consider how we can and do use a variety of venues (including conferences and online communities) to increase the size, diversity, and overall value of our network of colleagues; and explore ways to develop additional professional relationships that benefit all parties involved.

Participants, by the time they leave the session, will:

  • Be able to cite at least three ways that successful, effective relationships develop quickly as well as over long periods of time

  • Have at least three examples of onsite and/or online venues for developing additional professional relationships that contribute to the work they do and communities they serve

  • Have begun determining at least two concrete steps they will take within a month to continually expand the size and effectiveness of the networks in which they operate

Can’t attend the live event?  Register over here for access to the recording, made available within 7 days of the live webinar.

Paul Signorelli ~ Biography

Paul, co-author of Workplace Learning & Leadership with Lori Reed, served as director of staff training for the San Francisco Public Library system before becoming an independent writer-trainer-instructional designer-presenter-social media strategist-consultant.

He is a strong advocate and practitioner of developing, nurturing, and sustaining personal learning networks and other communities of practice designed to benefit the communities they serve; facilitates communities of interest face to face and online; has extensive experience in marketing, public relations, and fundraising; is a frequent participant and presenter at a variety of professional conferences where colleagues meet, work, and dream together to the benefit of their organizations and communities; and remains actively involved in numerous facets of mentoring and personal development.

He has worked as a board and committee member within a variety of organizations fostering training-teaching-learning, and he also was part of a group that developed the community partnerships needed to bring a large-scale, four-year-long, community-based project (San Francisco’s Hidden Garden Steps) to fruition.

He remains active on New Media Consortium Horizon Report advisory boards/expert panels, in the Association for Talent Development (ATD–formerly the American Society for Training & Development), and with the American Library Association in a variety of collaborative endeavors.


Registration is closed for this event.