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The Power of Networking: How, Why, and What To Do

June 22, 2018
7:30 AM - 9:30 AM
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Mimi's Cafe
4420 N Oracle Rd
Tucson, AZ 85705

7:30am - Doors Open and Registration
7:45am - Breakfast/Networking
8:00am - Presentation Starts
9:00am - Presentation Ends

PDU Value: 1 (Leadership)

The Power of Networking: How, Why, and What To Do


An interactive networking workshop to illustrate the how, why, what, when, and where leveraging the benefits of networks. We will step you through Design for Delight principles and gather Customer-Driven Innovation insights where you may actively learn how to view and generate the power of networks in your own worlds! Networking is powerful in every context of your personal and professional world, so join this power trio of networking professionals to learn more about how this can help you succeed!


Speaker Bios


Robert Mitchell is a Program Manager who works within the Professional Tax Group at Intuit driving initiatives around technologies and tools used by front line teams who provide customer service support to our tax professional customers. Rob has over 17 years of progressive experience in the field of customer service and project management. One of his key passions is around leveraging and teaching Design for Delight (D4D) methodologies and Customer Driven innovation which has helped internal and external customers (including Imago Dei Middle School students) experiment and make decisions in a rapid fashion when compared to standard approaches. Rob is a certified PMP, Scrum Master, Salesforce Admin, Six Sigma Green Belt, and ITIL. Rob holds a Master’s in Business from University of Phoenix and a Bachelors in Biology from SUNY Oswego.

Kallie Culver is an analyst, a researcher, a writer, and a community leader. She currently works as a contract analyst for US Customs and Border Protection here in Tucson. She has also been an active-duty military spouse for the past eight years, during which she has built up years of experience in volunteer organizational leadership, team management, and project management. Having joined the PMI Tucson Chapter earlier this spring, Kallie is currently working towards sitting for the PMP early this fall. In 2016, she graduated from the University of Colorado-Denver with a Master’s in Public Administration after publishing a thesis on Military Spouse Employment Challenges. This past year she helped to found and launch the Hiring Our Heroes Military Spouse Professional Network for Tucson and Davis-Monthan Air Force Base. Having navigated numerous moves and lived in various local economies around the world, Kallie has experienced personally many of the unique employment challenges that often accompany military spouses attempting to build their own professional career. These experiences have fueled her advocacy efforts to help veterans and military spouses find meaningful careers, and in doing so, she has discovered the powerful support found in building a strong professional network.

Sharon Thompson has worked in the software industry for over 17 years spending her time in various roles ranging from Business Analyst to Business Intelligence/SQL Developer to Project Manager. Her experience has allowed her the opportunity to work for various companies within healthcare, health and wellness, education, and more. She currently works for FEI Systems, Inc., a Maryland based company, and has had the privilege of working as a remote employee for 10+ years and understands the importance of networking and growing her professional community here in Tucson. As the organizer of the GeekMeet Tucson chapter, her goal has been to help others find like-minded individuals with whom they can share experiences, learn from, and have as a part of their own personal community to grow as individuals and professionals.

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$10.00 Board Member

$20.00 Chapter Member
$15.00 Earlybird rate before June 21

$25.00 Non-Chapter Member
$20.00 Earlybird rate before June 21

$20.00 Partner Organization
$15.00 Earlybird rate before June 21

$0.00 Unemployed