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Wednesday October 5, 2016 from 4:00 PM to 6:15 PM EDT
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4:00 PM - Pre-Session Networking
4:20 PM - Program Begins
6:00 PM - Program Ends & Post-Session Networking
6:15 PM - Adjourn


1100 North Glebe Road
Suite 1500
Arlington, VA 22201

Driving Directions 

We are very pleased to return to the offices of Arlington Economic Development (AED), located three blocks from the Ballston-MU Metro Station (Orange/Silver). Garage parking available in the building.

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WNG Chairman's Forum

Wednesday, October 5, 2016
4:00 PM - 6:15 PM

Please join the Washington Network Group when we convene our next WNG Chairman's Forum with Vern Schellenger, Principal Consultant & Trainer for Contacts Count LLC and former HR executive.

About this Session:

Networking skills help you get the job done, solve problems, get visible in your field and advance your career. Do you wonder just how savvy your networking skills really are? Wish you had a few more tools at your command for making great connections? Then you should attend this workshop!

In this session, Vern Schellenger will introduce us to innovative strategies designed to help you connect, converse and collaborate with the best. Vern will lead us through four short quizzes that will provide you with new tips to make networking an art... not an accident! In addition to the quizzes, you’ll receive state-of-the art advice for making the most of networking events and conferences. And you’ll have ample opportunity to build your relationships with other attendees as you meet one-on-one for several quick interactive exercises.

About Our Presenter:

Vern Schellenger

Vern is an accomplished Human Resource professional with more than 25 years of experience with organizations as diverse as Dunkin Donuts, the American Chemistry Council, Lee Hecht Harrison and the American Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators and the American Bankers Association. He is currently a principal consultant with Contacts Count.

Vern has held senior leadership positions as a HR generalist, the head of a corporate university, and as a career management consultant and coach. His extensive background in human resource development and broad-based business experience means that he helps clients see the “big picture” while at the same time taking the specific actions necessary to achieve success.

His areas of expertise include business and professional networking, career development, career management and transition, talent management, leadership development, training design and delivery, performance management, and organizational development. He’s delivered keynotes for groups at Princeton University, SHRM, the Smithsonian Institution, and Georgetown University McDonough School of Business.

Vern earned his Masters degree in Leadership and Organizational Change at George Washington University. He is a member of the Association for Talent Development and currently serves on the Board of Directors for the SWFL chapter of ATD.

Prior to relocating to Naples, Florida, Vern served on the Board of Directors for the HR Leadership Forum of Greater Washington and was a member of the Washington Network Group. He was a 2008 nominee for the HR Leadership Award presented by The HR Leadership Awards of Greater Washington.

WNG Chairman's Forum:

The WNG Chairman's Forum convenes special events with outstanding leaders on compelling topics of interest to our Washington Network Group membership. Non-members are welcome to attend this event.

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Event Registration:

Early-bird rates:
$15: WNG Members
$30: Non-Members

After September 30:
$20: WNG Members
$40: Non-Members

Join & Go:

$90 - Become a new/first-time WNG Member ($90 annual dues) and attend this particular event at no extra cost: Apply Online.

WNG 48-Hour Cancellation Policy applies to this event.
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