Prior NW2NW events


November 2017 “Planning-As-Future-Creation”, Ann Dehen, Amanda Schelling, Will Ellis and Ken Soper (St. Anthony of Padua Parish, NW Grand Rapids)



September 2017 “Program Manage Your Next Work Search”, with Ben Todd & Ken Soper (Westminster Presbyterian Church, downtown Grand Rapids)



July 2017 Conversation with Scott Stapel, “Consulting as Career Option: the Good, the Bad & the Ugly” (@ Redeemer Covenant Church, Dutton/Gaines Township)



May 2017 – Tom Tock & Ken Soper: “The T.O.Y.A.S.E. Way – the why and how to a bright future in a career-disrupting economy” (@ Westminster Presbyterian Church, downtown Grand Rapids)



March 2017 – Mike Slaughter: “What’s My Story? Know Your Uniqueness, Stand Out in the Crowd” (@ The Story Community Church, Comstock Park)



January 2017 – Dr. Kai Sorensen: “Essential 21st Century Networking: the Law of Attraction” (@ St. Adalbert’s Church, NW Grand Rapids/Steepletown)



November 2016 – Scott Stapel and Ken Soper: “Telling Your Story on LinkedIn–Strategy, Structure, Narrative” (@ St. Luke’s Lutheran Church, NE Grand Rapids)




Septembergrand-rapids-artprize-2012-lanterns 2016 – Guided ArtPrize Venue Touring: “aRt & nEtWoRk on ArtPrize Eve” (@ Westminster Presbyterian Church, Grand Rapids)



July 2016panel cookoutHR Panelists: “Finding Talent, Finding Work: What HR Professionals Tell Us Always Works” (@ Redeemer Covenant Church, Gaines Township)



Brain and heartMay 2016 – Lorraine Medici: “Emotional Intelligence – Employers want it in new talent” (@ Express Employment Professionals, Wyoming)



MarcLASAR conversation 3h 2016 – Mat Raedle: “LASAR Connect: Create a ‘matrix’ to get what you (and others) want” (@ St. Luke’s Lutheran Church, NE Grand Rapids)



Januarmagnify opportunityy 2016 – Toni Todd and Ken Soper: “Keep Calm and SWOT Yourself” (@ St. Adalbert’s Catholic Church, NW Grand Rapids)


NovSanta Turkeyember 2015 – “Visible Networking, No Hiding Out: Get Set for the Season” (@ St Robert of Newminster Catholic Church, Ada)



SeptemFresh eyesber 2015“Fresh Eyes: Networking for Career Innovation on ArtPrize® Eve” (in downtown Grand Rapids at art venues, journeying out from Westminster Presbyterian Church)




July Keith Brophy picture2015 – Keith Brophy, State Director, SBDC: “What Will Your Future Hold? A Conversation with the State Director of the Small Business Development Center” (@Redeemer Covenant Church, SE Kent County)




May 2015Before after hot drives Dennis Raven, Technology Explainer Extraordinaire: Tricking Out and Driving Your LinkedIn Profile for Career Security” (@ St. Luke’s Lutheran Church, NE Grand Rapids)



MarcIMG_2545h 2015 – Chet Trybus, MBA, Ferris State professor of Sales & Marketing: “Mastering the Fraternal Twins for Success–Networking & Consultative Sales” (@Westminster Presbyterian Church, Downtown Grand Rapids)



January 2015“Leaving the Shire–Two Journeys from Employee to Income Generator” with Janis Petrini, Owner/Operator Express Employment Professionals, and Jeff Geshel, Partner, Atlas Coast Technical Recruiting  (@Redeemer Covenant Church, Gaines Township/Dutton)


November/December 2014 – Caryn McDonald and Tom Tock: “Holiday End of Year Networking Strategies” (@St Luke’s)

September 2014 – Networking in downtown GR at ArtPrize: “The Art of Networking” (@Westminster)

July 2014 – Tom Tock and Ken Soper: “Network Literate: What Is It, How To Get It, How To Keep It” (@Redeemer)

May 2014 – Ken Soper: “Career-Shift @ Speed: 60 minutes to defining and pursuing a new career direction” (St Robert of Newminster Catholic Church, Ada/East Kent County)

March 2014 – Gail Soper and Steve Sanders: “Dress Your Best for Interviewing and Networking Success” (Gail) and “Evolution from Shy Guy to Networking Phenom” (Steve) (@Westminster)

January 2014 – Ken Soper with Economist George Ericek’s economic outlook: “Sustaining Your Career in the light of the Economic Outlook 2014-2015″ (@Redeemer)


November 2013 – Ken Soper: “Employee Referral Programs Power: Tap them to find talent…and to be found” (@Redeemer)

September 2013 – Ken Soper: “How I got started and sustained a weekly job club and lived to tell the tale after 600+ job club meetings!” (@St Robert)

July 2013 – Ken Soper: “8 Principles for Good Networking” (@Redeemer)

May 2013 – Sessions titled “Active Listening” (Mary Robinson), “Your Elevator Speech: Build It. Use It.” (Larry Bratschie), “What is ‘Good’ Networking?” (Ken Soper) and “I Networked, Now What?” (Curtis Burdette).  (@Westminster)

March 2013 – Panel (Ed Bueche, Larry Dodge, Marcie Lewis, Greg Rhodes, Toni Todd): “Networking Secrets from the Crucible of Transition: Real Stories of Success” (@Westminster)

January 2013 – Panel (Janis Petrini, Beth Nanzer, Scott Harrison, Kim Stein, Dave Moore): “Networking and HR: Working with these good guys to connect with hiring authorities” (@Eberhard Center/GVSU)


November 2012 – Mary Jane Pories, FishLadder LLC: “Using Improvisation to Improve Your Networking” (@Eberhard Center/GVSU)

September 2012 – Tom Tock: “New 2 Networking” (@Eberhard Center/GVSU)

July 2012 – Ken Soper: “Effective F2F Networking: improve your skill by ‘paying forward’ first”, and “Why Employee Referrals?” (@Eberhard Center/GVSU)

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