Career Center




Understanding the “Net” and the “Work” in Networking

Date:   July 21, 2011
Time:   5:45 - 8:00 PM


Elan Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
180 Oyster Point Boulevard
South San Francisco, CA  94080


Sponsor:   Healthcare Businesswomen's Association (HBA)

Event details:  

We’re in a new world now, and networking doesn’t just mean small talk with colleagues or new acquaintances.  We have the means to have a further reach through social media; yet because our environments are more uncertain, global, virtual, and cost-conscious. Networking and connecting have new challenges and obstacles.  The new climate can feel more isolating; more business is done via text and email, and conference calls have replaced many face-to-face meetings. All of this points to the importance of connecting with each other in different and more meaningful ways. Wouldn’t it be nice if we all had our own personal executive coach to help us navigate the new networking? That isn’t always available, but Sue Bethanis will give valuable, tangible, actionable tips that you can incorporate—in the same night.

Please join us as we continue to explore our 2011 theme “Evolving the Healthcare Leader in You” through a lively discussion on how to network, connect, influence, risk-take and develop your career in this new economy.

Learning Objectives:
1.      Examine why it is so important to be curious, patient, and “influence-able.”
2.      Understand why we should take the extra step to seek quality face-to-face connections so we don’t suffer from being “alone, together.”
3.      Develop the best ways to set up meaningful networking conversations.
4.       Apply some helpful tools you can take into your work right away that turn connections into results—solving a dilemma, finding a solution, or getting a new job.
5.      Evaluate the best ways to use executive coaching to help you when you run into roadblocks regarding networking and influencing.

5:45 – 6:30 PM           Registration/Informal networking
6:30 – 7:30 PM           Speaker Presentation
7:30 – 8:00 PM           Q&A and use your networking skills                           

Please see information below on Susan J. Bethanis, EdD

Susan J. Bethanis, EdD
CEO, Mariposa Leadership Inc.

Additional information and/or registration:  

Cost includes a copy of Susan Bethanis’ book.

Cancellation/Refund Information:
Cancellations/Refunds must be submitted in writing to  July 18, 2011.
No refunds are available after this date.

Click here to register

Event Questions/Support:
- Program Questions/DetailsContact Kimberly or 510-991-6748
- Membership Questions: Contact or 973-575-0606
- Trouble with Online Registration: Contact or 919-758-8777

Registration Deadline:
Onsite registration is allowed, online registration will remain open through the program date.

Space is limited to the first 125 registrants

Elan Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
180 Oyster Point Boulevard
South San Francisco, CA  94080

Do not go to the Gateway address listed on  This event will be held at the new facility on Oyster Point Blvd. Enter through the Veterans Blvd driveway and go straight up the ramp. There will be a guard on duty to assist you with parking. Go to the 180 lobby for event registrations.

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