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October Program: Nine Networking Mistakes and How to Avoid Them
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When: Thursday, October 10, 2019
2:00 - 5:00pm
Where: Northland Center
3600 American Blvd W
Concourse Level Conference Room
Bloomington, Minnesota  55431
United States

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Twin Cities SHRM October Program:

Nine Networking Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

Presented by Marcia Ballinger, Phd


This is a program based on the award-winning book, The 20-Minute Networking Meeting. Networking is important in every career and stage. We’ll learn how to do it right.


The first 60 attendees will receive her book for FREE!


In this session, attendees will:

  • Learn about the types of networking and the importance of networking

  • Learn how to set up, plan for, and execute a successful networking meeting

  • Learn how to network in a variety of settings and online

  • Learn how to incorporate networking as part of your professional development planning
  • Learn how to be creative and innovative with professional contacts


2:00 - 2:30pm    Registration and Networking

2:30 - 4:45pm    Program

5:00pm              Adjourn



Marcia Ballinger is a longtime Twin Cities executive search leader.  She is Co-Founder and Principal at Ballinger|Leafblad, St Paul-based search firm focused on serving the non-profit sector. 

Marcia has a BS in Business Administration and an MA in Speech-Communication along with a PhD in Organization and Management from Capella University where she later served as chair of the board of directors.  She is currently a board member of two people oriented companies,  (HRConnection and Employee Strategies, Inc.) as well as Children’s Home Society and Interfaith Action of Greater Saint Paul.  Marcia was named one of the Real Power 50 by Minnesota Business in 2014, an Top Woman in Business by the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal in 2008 and a Luminary Award Winner by the National Association of Women Business Owners in 2006.  She was in the inaugural group of 50 Over 50 named by AARP in 2016.

A resident of St. Paul, Marcia and her husband Brad have one adult daughter and a French Bulldog, Reggie with whom she participates as a registered therapy dog team.  Marcia is the author of “The 20-Minute Networking Meeting,” and “Winning the Executive Interview”.









Event Fees

Student Member $25
Member $50
Non-Member $75

Thank You to Our Sponsors!


Location Directions

PARKING:  Free parking is available in 3600 Building parking lot

UPON ARRIVAL:  Take elevator or stairs from main lobby down one floor to the Concourse Level. 

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