Join us online for our monthly Chapter Meeting:
Networking: Do I Have to?
The short answer is yes. Let’s re-define networking!
Making meaningful connections and creating a professional network is a bit of an art. You might be looking for a new position, looking for a new volunteer opportunity, building your business, or just hoping to connect with some new, amazing people. Networking comes easy for some, but what if you’re an introvert who avoids the first 30 minutes of any event because it’s “networking time?” And what happens when a pandemic hits and every opportunity to meet someone is canceled? Lisa Hood and Anastasia Caffrey have had the pleasure of being each others’ wing-man (or wing-woman, if you will) for years, navigating in-person networking events and working behind the scenes to connect amazing people with other amazing people.
Attendees will take away:
- Tips for smarter, more productive networking
- Outside-the-box options for connecting
- Options for connecting while our community is still hesitant to open up for close contact
ATD Competencies: Communication, Lifelong Learning, Career and Leadership Development
Anastasia Caffrey, MBA
Earning her Master of Business Administration from Baker University and her Bachelor of Science in Mass Communications from Kansas State University, Anastasia Caffrey has over 15 years of experience building strategic partnerships. Currently, she is the Director of Community Engagement at Avila University where she partners with organizations around KC to build, strengthen, and create new educational opportunities for students, and talent development programs for professionals. Anastasia geeks out about being able to connect people to new opportunities.
Anastasia lives with her husband, three-year-old son, and two dogs in the Kansas City area, and spends most of her free time dislodging small toys from under couches and looking for her keys.
Lisa Hood, MA
Lisa Hood has been nicknamed the “connector” and has worked in the higher education industry for over 20 years. She is currently the Director of Business Partnerships and Marketing for the School of Professional & Graduate Studies at MNU. As a strong community and social services professional, Lisa’s passion is connecting with and helping others. Lisa has a bachelor and master’s degree in Psychology, from Emporia State and Baker Universities. She teaches Sociology courses for MNU and thrives on understanding how people connect and thrive in their environments.
Lisa and her husband Joe have 18 and 19-year-old girls, and currently live in Lee’s Summit MO.