Skills of Networking - Kingston (April 3, 2014)

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Skills of Networking – Kingston, ON

When: Thursday, April 3, 2014

Time: 8:30am – 4:30pm (Registration starts at 8:15am)

Where: Queen's University, Robert Sutherland Hall

Room: 202

Cost: This workshop, as with all Mitacs Step workshops, is free for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows. However, the preauthorization of a valid credit card is required as part of the registration process. A $50 penalty will be applied to all late cancellations (cancellations that are not made 5 days or more before the workshop date), no shows, or incomplete attendance. These penalties are only charged after the completion of a workshop and no charges are ever made to interns who participate in full. For answers to some frequently asked questions, please visit our help page:


You’ve all heard the saying “you are only as good as your network”, but have you ever wondered how to get one?

Join Mitacs Step to experience firsthand the power of positive networking. From academia to industry to your personal life, these skills will help you succeed!

Learning Outcomes

  • Skills of connecting within an organization
  • Skills of connecting outside an organization through workshops, keynotes and practical application:
  • Effective Introductions
  • Pitch
  • Conversation Skills
  • Participants encouraged to works on strategies to build relationships with present network as well as cross-network between disciplines.
  • Confidence, social intelligence skills.
  • Learn to build extensive, long-lasting connections;
  • Fuelling and maximizing existing connections.
  • Hands-on networking opportunity supported by one-hour debrief of lessons learned and suggestions.
  • Understanding individual role as a brand ambassador
  • Making networking a priority, where to locate relevant networking opportunities and events beyond ‘business only events’.
  • Dealing with networking roadblocks - getting comfortable handing out business cards.
Class Date: 
Thursday, April 3, 2014 - 7:00am
Robert Sutherland Hall
138 Union Street
Kingston, ON