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11/9 TLA Evening Mtg

TLA “Evening” Meeting – Thursday, November 9th 6:30 – 9:00pm

2017 Holiday Networking Strategies and Best Events to Attend

College of DuPage / 425 Fawell Blvd. / Student Resource Center (SRC) Rm# 1144, Glen Ellyn, IL

Cost: Free | Attire: Business Casual

Reservations must be made before Noon on Nov, 9th
Register on the TLA website
1) On the left pane see “User login” box to login and to sign up.
2) Once logged in…look on left pane and “click on upcoming events”.
3) Then on the right side where the event(s) are listed,
--Select the date of the event and “click on the link to sign up”.

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 Presentation
8:55pm – 9:00pm Adjourn promptly

Speaker: David C. Krull

David is an IT Infrastructure Project Management Leader and has expertise in Intelligence Gathering, Social Media, is a Guest Speaker at various Chicago area events, is an active and passionate Community Volunteer Leader and actively attends many seminars and networking events. David is the Founder of the Pay-It-FORWARD Networking Group, and an active Steering Committee Member of St. Hubert’s Job and Networking Extended Ministries, Previous Board of Directors for Job Angels and Leader/Facilitator of the TLA Evening Events, since its inception in 2009.

David will show how “the close of the year and holiday season” has proven to be the best time to be out networking.

Some of the topics that will be covered are:
1. Define your Networking Goals, Strategies and Tactics during the Holiday’s.
2. Establishing a budget and other preparations, to optimize your networking.
3. Follow up techniques that are effective and work.
4. Listing of holiday events to network at…from Chicago to the Suburbs.

UPCOMING MEETINGS:The TLA evening event will not be held in December and will resume on January 11th, 2018.

When: 2nd Thursday of the month (unless otherwise noted on TLA website.)
September through May (June, July, August and December Off)

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.

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 (along side 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.

-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: 
11/09/2017 - 6:30pm - 9:00pm