“Essential 21st Century Networking:

the Law of Attraction”

Wednesday, January 18, 2017, 5:00 to 8:00 p.m.

Appropriation has the sound of a legislative body, not that of a networking activity.  But as we start a new year, it seems that it’s ‘appropriate (ap-pro-pree-it) to appropriate’ (ap-pro-pree-ate) the Law of Attraction: “the action or power of evoking interest, pleasure, or liking for someone or something.”

Kai Sorenson, Ph.D. in Communications and a Change Management Consultant, will be our presenter, helping us come to understand, adopt and adapt the “law of attraction” to our networking, careers, and every day work.  His presentation promises to help us understand the law’s power and how to use its effectiveness in ‘being attractive’ to find and build connections and affinities for sustaining one’s career as well as helping achieve goals, whether individual or organizational.

As we enter 2017 we need to remind ourselves again: we’re all consultants, whether we’re temps or contractors or full-time employees.  Organizations can decide to reallocate their resources, including human, at any time, even when the economy is doing well and an organization’s meeting its present goals.

Consequently, having a network’s now an imperative for our present career and our futures as well as that of our employers and even the economy’s health.  In fact, part of our value to our employer (and future ones) is our network.

  • If we put off building and nurturing our connections, letting employers and the tasks they want done completely preoccupy us, dictating the use of all our time, they keep us from making our own professional (and personal) development a priority and make us vulnerable to exigencies and cycles of the economy.
  • Furthermore, innovation and creativity often comes from new directions, ‘mistakes’ of bumping into an event, idea or person we wouldn’t have if we’d not taken the risk to make new connections and share ideas and activities with people we don’t ‘normally’ run into.

Join us January 18th, Wednesday, 5-8 pm, just NW of downtown Grand Rapids at St. Adalbert’s Church fellowship hall (654 Davis Ave NW, corner of Davis & 4th Street NW) for a stimulating and career-insuring evening with Kai.  The presentation is 6:00-7:00 pm bookended with refreshments and networking for an hour before and afterwards.  Then, extend and expand your evening with a visit to Roots Brew Shop at 7th & Seward NW for coffee, or Harmony Hall (401 Stocking Ave NW, corner of Bridge & Stocking) for a German-inspired craft beer–both just a couple blocks for our NetWork 2 NewWork venue.

Each NetWork 2 NewWork event presentation is woven together…an orchestrated networking opportunity, expanding and strengthening your network and that of those you meet, because they get to know you and you them–more an art than a science.

In addition, there will be the opportunity to get a LinkedIn “headshot” at the event for a modest donation.  This photo opportunity has become a regular feature at NetWork 2 NewWork events.  Check with the volunteer at the Sign-In Table when you arrive if you’re interested.

Take advantage of networking opportunities and food by coming right at or soon after 5:00, then continue after the presentation to practice your skills and developing habits essential to building a powerful and giving network.

Since July 2012 the support of EaRN Employment and Resource Network has helped us keep these events remain FREE.   If you wish to donate–please do so HERE and thank you!–we will provide a receipt for your tax preparation as our sponsor, EaRN, is an IRS-recognized 501c3 non-profit organization.

These NW2NW events always have an underlying theme–we’re increasing becoming aware how at-will employment makes us all self-employed free agents, focusing on all forms of work—as an employee, contract worker, staffing firm associate, consultant, business owner, entrepreneur, and volunteer—and that continuous networking is critical to finding work and staying employable in this new economy.

Hosted by

St. Adalbert’s Church & EaRN

NW, Grand Rapids

  • Check-in, food & networking:   5:00-6:00 pm
  • Law of Attraction presentation, 6:00-7:15 pm~
  • More food & networking:  7:15-7:55 pm
  • Door Prize Drawings: 7:55-8:00 pm
  • Post-Event Extended/Expanded Networking