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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.


Upcoming Events:

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Past Events:

   Unconscious Bias – What It Is and How It Affects Our Actions 
     Presenter: Lorne Epstein - Producer and Host of The Lorne Epstein Show, a weekly jobs and career radio program
     Thursday, September 14, 2017
     Metro Offices Ballston Center - Arlington, Virginia

   The Power of Design Thinking to Transform All Institutions
     Presenter: Andres Jordan - Factor6 Innovation Strategies, Chief Innovation Catalyst & Certified Design Thinker
     Presenter: Eric Dulkeith - The Detecon Innovation Institute, Senior Executive
     Thursday, July 27, 2017
     Gensler - Washington, D.C.

   Overcome Your Fear of Networking - Go From Scared to Successful in Seven Steps 
     Presenter: Lori Saitz, Networking Strategy Coach & The Quiet Girl's Guide
     Wednesday, June 28, 2017
     Metro Offices Ballston Center - Arlington, Virginia

   Winning the Talent Game 
     Co-Presenter: Jennifer Ives, Senior Vice President, 3Pillar Global
     Co-Presenter: Shaara Roman, Principal at The Silverene Group
     Wednesday, May 17, 2017
     Arlington Economic Development - Arlington, Virginia

   Managing Your Mind... Strategies for a Happier, Healthier, Productive Life 
     Presenter: Madelaine Claire Weiss, Principal of MindOverMatters
     Thursday, May 4, 2017
     Metro Offices Ballston Center - Arlington, Virginia

   Networking to Advance Your Career: A Brainstorming Session 
     Co-Moderator: Luke Dier, Founder & CEO at Von Dier Career Cartography
     Co-Moderator: Bill Stokes, WNG Chairman & executive search consultant
     Thursday, April 6, 2017
     Carr Workplaces - The Willard Office Building - Washington, D.C.

   Networking to Advance Your Career: A Brainstorming Session 
     Co-Moderator: Marcelle Yeager, President of Career Valet
     Co-Moderator: Bill Stokes, WNG Chairman & Search Consultant at ExecCareers DC
     Wednesday, January 18, 2017
     Metro Offices Ballston Center - Arlington, Virginia

   Test Your Networking IQ & Boost Your Networking Know-How 
     Presenter: Vern Schellenger, Professional Consultant and Trainer for Contacts Count LLC, and former HR executive
     Wednesday, October 5, 2016
     Arlington Economic Development - Arlington, Virginia

   Networking Best Practices: A Brainstorming Session 
     Co-Moderator: David Ris, Executive Recruiter at The McCormick Group
     Co-Moderator: Bill Stokes, WNG Chairman & Search Consultant at ExecCareers DC
     Wednesday, August 24, 2016
     Metro Offices Ballston Center - Arlington, Virginia

   When the Product is You: Authentic Personal Branding for Professional Success
     Presenter: Cindy Atlee, Principal at The Storybranding Group
     Wednesday, July 20, 2016
     Arlington Economic Development - Arlington, Virginia

   Build Smarter Prospects: What a Book Can Do for Your Brand
     Speaker: Deborah Ager, Principal, Radiant Media Labs
     Thursday, March 10, 2016
     Carr Workplaces Rosslyn - Arlington, Virginia

   Help for The Reluctant Presenter 
     Speaker: Meghan Dotter, Principal, Portico PR
     Thursday, January 7, 2016
     Carr Workplaces Rosslyn - Arlington, Virginia 

   Networking for Introverts (and the Rest of Us Who Don't Enjoy Networking)
     Wednesday, October 7, 2015
     Speaker: Abby Kohut, President of Staffing Symphony, LLC
       and the author of Absolutely Abby's 101 Job Search Secrets
     Metro Offices Ballston - Arlington, Virginia

   Networking Best Practices: A Brainstorming Session 
     Wednesday, August 19, 2015
     Co-Moderator: Nina Gulka, Director of Employment & Workforce Programs at TIA, LLC
     Co-Moderator: Bill Stokes, WNG Chairman and Executive Search Consultant
     Metro Offices Ballston Business Center - Arlington, Virginia

   Networking to Advance Your Career
     Wednesday, July 15, 2015
     Co-moderator: Carolyn Butcher, Leadership Coach at PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC)
     Co-moderator: Sean McColl, Executive Coach and Managing Director at Next Level Leadership, Inc
     Co-moderator: Bill Stokes, WNG Chairman and Executive Search Consultant
     Arlington Economic Development - Arlington, Virginia

   Work Redefined: Managing Work Instead of People
     Thursday, June 25, 2015
     Metro Offices Ballston Business Center - Arlington, Virginia

   Networking for Career Success 
     Wednesday, January 7, 2015
     Co-moderator: Sean McColl, Executive Coach and Managing Director at Next Level Leadership, Inc.
     Co-moderator: Bill Stokes, WNG Chairman and Executive Search Consultant at Equity Corps LLC
     Metro Offices Ballston - Arlington, Virginia

   Neuro-Savvy Leadership: How to Achieve Extraordinary Performance
     Tuesday, December 9, 2014
     Speaker: Adrienne Shoch, Founder of The Neuro-Centric Leadership Consulting Group
     Carr Workplaces Rosslyn - Arlington, Virginia

   The Fundamentals of Efficiency
     Wednesday, September 24, 2014
     Speaker: Gerhard Schwandt, Executive Coach & Personal Efficiency Expert
       at Management Partners International, Inc
     Carr Workplaces Washington CBD - Washington, D.C.

   Success for the Seasoned Search... The Benefit of Being Overqualified 
     Thursday, September 18, 2014
     Speaker: Abby Kohut, President of Staffing Symphony, LLC
       and the author of Absolutely Abby's 101 Job Search Secrets
     Arlington Economic Development - Arlington (Ballston), Virginia

   How to Tap Your Mind to Achieve Peak Performance 
     Wednesday, September 10, 2014
     Speaker: Laura Palmer, Founder and CEO of Bridgenosis LLC
     Carr Workplaces Rosslyn - Arlington, Virginia

   Learning Agility: What It Is and Why You Need It
     Wednesday, July 23, 2014
     Speaker: Debbie Eshelman, Senior Talent Management Consultant at Korn/Ferry
     Carr Workplaces Rosslyn - Arlington, Virginia

   Networking for Career Success: A Brainstorming Session 
     Wednesday, May 21, 2014
     Co-Moderator: Bill Stokes, Chairman, Washington Network Group
     Co-Moderator: Sherry Marts, Founder and Principal, S*Marts Consulting, LLC
     Carr Workplaces Rosslyn - Arlington, Virginia

   Networking Strategies & Tactics: A Boardroom Brainstorming Session
     Wednesday, April 16, 2014
     Co-Moderator: Bill Stokes, Chairman, Washington Network Group
     Co-Moderator: Sean McColl, Executive Coach, Next Level Leadership, Inc
     Carr Workplaces Rosslyn - Arlington, Virginia

   How I Did It: A Conversation with Entrepreneur Tien Wong
     CEO of Tech 2000 Inc, and Chairman of Lore Systems and Opus8
     Wednesday, April 9, 2014
     Facilitator: Kim Person, Chair, WNG Entrepreneur Roundtable
     The Tower Club - Tysons Corner, Virginia

   Developing Your Executive Presence through Thought Leadership
     Speaker: Dana Theus, Leadership Consultant and InPower Coach, Founder of InPower Consulting
     Wednesday, February 26, 2014
     Arlington Economic Development - Arlington/Ballston, Virginia

   Choose Courage: Step into the Life You Want 
     Speaker: Ruth Schimel, Career & Life Management Consultant; Author
     Thursday, January 30, 2014
     Carr Workplaces at The Willard - Washington, D.C.

   Going Independent: Creating and Building a Consulting Practice - Session II
     Facilitator: Bill Stokes, Chairman, Washington Network Group
     Thursday, December 12, 2013
     Carr Workplaces at Rosslyn - Arlington, Virginia

   Boardroom Session with Executive Search Consultant David Martin
     Speaker: David S. Martin, Managing Partner, Sterling Martin Associates
     Wednesday, November 20, 2013
     Carr Workplaces at The Willard - Washington, D.C.

   Going Independent: Creating and Building a Consulting Practice - Session I
     Facilitator: Lorelei Harloe, Principal, Ascend Communication, LLC
     Wednesday, November 6, 2013
     Carr Workplaces in the Central Business District - Washington, D.C.

   Impeccability: How to Create Remarkable Customer Experiences,
     Raving Fans & Increased Profits
     Wednesday, October 23, 2013
     WNG Marketing SIG
     Council of Better Business Bureaus - Arlington/Clarendon, Virginia

   Persuasion, Empathy and the Vulcan Mind Meld: What Communicators Can Learn from Mr. Spock
     Speaker: Christopher Graves, Global CEO, Ogilvy Public Relations Worldwide
     Tuesday, May 28, 2013
     Ogilvy Public Relations - Washington, D.C.

   Managing Crisis Communications in the Digital Era
     Speaker: David Henderson, President of News Strategies LLC
     Thursday, April 25, 2013
     Regus Business Center - International Square - Washington, D.C.

   Networking is DEAD - Making Connections that Matter
     Speaker: Bob Littell, President of NetWeavers International
     Tuesday, April 2, 2013
     Arlington Economic Development - Arlington, Virginia

   What's Next: Moving from Using Social Media to Being a Social Business
     Speaker: Daria Steigman, President of Steigman Communications
     Tuesday, March 19, 2013
     Beekeeper Group - Washington, D.C.

   Beyond Your Logo: Why Good Brands and Good Management Are Inseparable
     Speaker: Larry Checco, President of Checco Communications
     Thursday, January 24, 2013
     Regus Business Center - International Square - Washington, D.C.

   Shattering the C-Myth: How Small Business Owners Can Break Into the Corporate Marketplace
     Speaker: Angelique Rewers, President of The Corporate Agent™
     Wednesday, January 16, 2013
     Arlington Economic Development - Arlington/Ballston, Virginia

   From Paycheck to Passion: Jumpstart Your Career!
     Speaker: Shira Harrington, Founder & President on Purposeful Hire, Inc
     Thursday, October 4, 2012
     Arlington Economic Development - Arlington, Virginia

   The Neuroscience of Networking: Practical Tools for Calm, Confident Connecting
     Speaker: Suzanne Kryder, President of Suzanne Kryder, Inc
     Wednesday, March 21, 2012
     Metro Offices - Ballston Office Center - Arlington, Virginia


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