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5/11 Evening Meeting

Thurs, May 11th, 2017, 06:30pm - 09:00pm,
“Networking, Summer Events & Call for Fall Topics/Speakers”

College of DuPage / 425 Fawell Blvd. / Student Resource Center (SRC) Rm# 1144, Glen Ellyn, IL
(630) 942-2800) / Cost: Free | Attire: Business Casual

Register on the TLA website by Noon on May 11th

If you are unable to access or register on the TLA website then…Please reply via email and in the Subject Line: “TLA Evening registration (and the date of the event)” To: and with your name and phone number.

6:30pm – 7:00pm Check-in / Casual networking
7:00pm – 8:00pm Structured Networking – Two Table Rounds
8:00pm – 8:10pm Announcements
8:10pm – 8:55pm Summer Events & Request for Topics and Speakers
8:55pm – 9:00pm Adjourn promptly
Highlights of what will be covered:
This will be the last TLA Evening for the summer and we are focused on planning for more interesting topics and speakers to deliver to all; starting back up on 2nd Thursday of September, October, November ( Off, December 2017), then back January through May 2018.

If your unable to make the meeting and would like to see a list of summer events, as well as have interest to speak at a future TLA event and/or know of other available speakers, please send your request to and in Subject Line: “TLA Evening Event Subjects & Speakers 2017-2018”

• Review a list of various IT and Fun events throughout the summer.
• Discuss topics of interest for upcoming TLA evening events starting in September.
• Identify volunteers to speak in Fall 2017 / 2018 TLA evening events.
• Other items of interest for the group.

Our Host, College of DuPage for hosting us CoD CIO and TLA member Chuck Currier.
TLA Member & Leader/Facilitator David Krull for organizing the TLA evening events.
When: 2nd Thursday of the month (unless otherwise noted) except: (off for Jun, Jul, Aug & Dec)

College of DuPage 425 Fawell Blvd. Glen Ellyn IL 60137 (630) 942-2800)
Is located approx 1 mile West of the intersection of I-355 and 56(Butterfield Rd.) in Downers Grove.
Meetings will be held in the - Student Resource Center (SRC) Rm# 1144

-TLA attendees should park in College Lot 3 off of the NE Corner of College Road and Lambert.
-Enter through the south (rear) entrance of the SRC building go through the main doors and turn left.
-Then veer to the right (alongside of the cafeteria) and Rm# 1144 is at the end on the right side.
Technology Leaders Association (TLA) was established to help senior level IT executives develop and manage their careers. As part of this effort, we hold monthly meetings to network, share ideas, and learn from featured guest speakers in the career management field.
Structured networking is a technique used at most major executive transition groups. It is meant to be a powerful method of generating ideas that might help each of our searches. During this process, we will quickly brainstorm potential job lead ideas, gain networking contacts at desired companies, and generate advice from the members by sharing our backgrounds as well as our career objectives.
It is designed to generate ideas, but given the time constraints, not get into immediate detailed discussions. You should plan on following up with anybody who may have had an interesting idea or a good contact.

Please bring business cards, handbills (career overview) or resumes (plain paper is fine) to pass around if you have them. Figure on about 20 copies of the resumes/handbills and 50 business cards. We will run our networking, dividing the room into small tables of a maximum of 6 people and doing 2 table rotations before our speaker begins. At each rotation, you will have 90 seconds for your pitch and about 90 seconds for Q&A.
-summarizing your past (this is not the time to rehash your resume),
-what you are looking for, and
-what we can do to help (such as target contacts) or ask for advice on an issue.

Date of Event: 
05/11/2017 - 6:30pm - 9:00pm