Networking Skills for Introverts

Some of us will never enjoy walking into a room of strangers and having to make connections. Does that mean we’re doomed professionally? Not at all!

Maya Townsend, founder and lead consultant at Partnering Resources, will explain some of the science behind networking and show how that science can help scientists, engineers, technologists, and introverts make connections successfully and strategically. She will draw on insights from the social sciences and business world to explain the networking practices of high performers. Maya will dispel the myth that people who want strong networks should never eat alone and, instead, explain the simple actions that can significantly contribute to the health of their network.

If you attend this session, you can expect to come away with:

  • An understanding of some of the science behind networking.

  • An ability to identify networking practices of high performers.

  • A first-pass analysis of your professional network’s strengths and gaps.

Maya Townsend went from hiding in the corner at networking events to leading a company (Partnering Resources) that helps individuals, teams, and organizations thrive in our networked world. Using the science underlying human relationships and networks, she uncovers sound practical methods for making soft skills generate hard results. Maya is also co-editor of The Handbook for Strategic HR. 

Note: This event is a collaboration between the Society of Professional Consultants and WEST.


Date and Time:  
March 21, 2016
6:00 - 8:30 PM


Constant Contact, 1601 Trapelo Road, Waltham, MA 02451


Members: $35; Non-Members: $55, Workshop and Annual Membership: $120

A light dinner will be served.

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