Smart Networking

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Dear ladies,

The Female Faculty Network Twente invites you to the workshop:

“Smart Networking”

By Geraldine Sinnema

Thursday 15 March, from 13.00 till 16.30 hrs.

in building Vrijhof, Kleine zaal

Workshop Smart Networking

Many people are hesitant to network. The focus of this workshop is to learn to network in a practical, low-threshold manner.

No matter how talented or passionate you are about science, positions in academia are scarce and the field is highly competitive. To achieve your goals, networking skills are a must. Apart from performance and productivity, it is above all cooperation and network relations that determine the path of academic careers. Being well connected and carrying out research in cooperative partnerships is very important.

What rules apply for academic networking and what strategies of action have proven effective? In the interactive workshop we will focus on describing your own career goal and, most important: the network strategy that can help you achieve your goals. We also practice networking conversations and your elevator pitch of course!

Geraldine Sinnema, trainer and career consultant.

Geraldine Sinnema is the face of Een wereld van verschil (A World of Difference).

As a trainer and career consultant, I enjoy increasing people’s awareness of their talents and helping them shine. Together we discover how you can best leverage your skills in your career. In addition to over 15 years of experience in the fields of training and career coaching, I am a natural communicator with a genuine interest in people.
Following my studies (Sociology) at Wageningen University, I became a trainer and coach for university-educated professionals.
I am a member of NOLOC (Career coaches association/ Vereniging voor loopbaan professionals), and a Registered Consultant of the Career Management Institute (CMI).

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Please reply if you want to join this workshop by sending an e-mail to:

Further information about the FFNT you can find on:

Kind regards on behalf of the Female Faculty Network Twente (FFNT),

Liudvika Leisyte, Chair

Coming activities:

8 March, International Women’s Day, 14.00-17.30, Rosabeth Moss Kanter, Carla Millar, building Vrijhof

19 April, Conference ‘Gender in Academic Leadership’, 9.00 – 17.00, building Vrijhof

FFNT aims to support the professional development of women in academia and to provide a network for sharing and exchanging experience. It develops workshops and lectures specially for women and also organises activities aimed at women jointly with PA&O (whose activities are otherwise gender neutral).