Networking for Results: Taking Networking to a New Level

 
Have you attended events where you walked away with a fist full of business cards?  It felt good, productive, and even popular, right?   Or perhaps, you attended an event and left hours later feeling like you had no new connections you could speak of and had completely wasted your precious time.  
 
But, was it really a success or a complete waste of your time?  How meaningful were those connections really?  
 
At this important professional development event, you will learn and practice new skills for creating more meaningful connections with those you meet and learn how to efficently find common ground with those you at first may not have recognized as a great new connection.
 
How are we going to teach these new skills?  Durwin Sharp will facilitate the day and will be teaching us his "Passport" approach to networking: Principles that you can really use in your day-to-day lives that can have a profound effect on both your productivity and popularity.  
 
Let's really get to know each other!
 
This promises to be a great morning where you will lean more, meet new people and walk away with skills that will positively effect your business.  Join us.
 
 RSVP today!
 
The cost is $10 for the 10-11:30 a.m. session and a light breakfast, coffee, and a "Passport" are included in the price.   In addition, you may also sign up for a bonus volunteer session that will be from 1-4pm.  Email Chrisitne Stevens at christine@acumendesign.com to sign up for this wonderful volunteer opportunity. Let's suport the Houston Food Bank while working along side your new connections!
 
Who will be attending?  As co-sponsors for the event, you will meet members of AAFH, Only in Houston and the Houston Summit for the Creative Economy.  There are a maximum of 70 seats, so register early!
Speaker: Durwin Sharp
Speaker Durwin Sharp
Chief Idea Catalyst The Thinking Expedition Company Durwin Sharp is Chief Idea Catalyst at The Thinking Expedition Company.  A little about Durwin:   MISSION: Work with people and organizations to imagine, design, and implement new solutions to old and new problems and opportunities.   VISION: Helping teams and organizations to ...

Chief Idea Catalyst The Thinking Expedition Company


Durwin Sharp is Chief Idea Catalyst at The Thinking Expedition Company.  A little about Durwin:

 

MISSION: Work with people and organizations to imagine, design, and implement new solutions to old and new problems and opportunities.

 

VISION: Helping teams and organizations to become self-sustaining in creativity and innovation.

 

OCCUPATION: (What I really do) Serving as a catalyst, enabling others to unlock the creativity within themselves and their teams.

 

SPECIAL SKILLS/ABILITIES: Maintaining a vision, adapting to meet changing conditions. Synthesizing diverse concepts to arrive at new perspectives. Being highly adaptive and inventive in solving pressing problems. Ph.D. in Computer Science.

 

EXPEDITIONS & ADVENTURES: Diving off Heron Island on the Great Barrier Reef. Climbing four peaks over 14,000' in Colorado in one week. Infusing creativity and innovation into a large, global organization. School for Innovators, Advanced School for Innovators. Sponsor of several Thinking Expeditions, including series of joint expeditions (Exxon, Texaco, MCI, American Express, Boeing, US Treasury and others) to explore and define a cross-corporate Electronic Commerce Architecture.

 

DISCOVERIES I'VE MADE ON EXPEDITION: If I get really far out of the box, I only need to come enough to make it work.

 

MY PRINCIPLES AND BELIEFS: Life is for living and living is right now.

 

MY VALUES: Look for the value in doing things that are fun. Be a catalyst for launching others' thinking.

 

KAI: 147

 

MBTI: ENTP

 

LITTLE KNOWN FACT: Hiked to the bottom of the Grand Canyon for our honeymoon.

 

SECOND LITTLE KNOWN FACT: We spent our 18th anniversary back in the Grand Canyon with our three kids and one German exchange student. Our original schedule had to be changed due to "100 year monsoon rains" - destiny.

 

LinkedIn Pofile:   http://www.linkedin.com/profile/view?id=646195&locale=en_US&trk=tyah 

 

Where Durwin has recently hung his hat:

Chief Idea Catalyst

The School for Innovators

2000 – Present (12 years)

 

Global Technology Architect

Exxon

Public Company; 10,001+ employees; XOM; Oil & Energy industry

1983 – 2000 (17 years)

 

 

Education

University of California, Los Angeles - The Anderson School of Management

Ph. D., Information Systems, Finance, Organizational Behavior

 

University of California, Los Angeles - The Anderson School of Management

MBA, Organizational Behavior and Finance

 

University of California, Los Angeles

BS, Engineering

Full Description
Organizer Christine Stevens

When?

Sat, March 10, 2012
10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
(GMT-0500) US/Central

Event has ended

Where?

Houston Food Bank
535 Portwall Street
Houston, Texas 77029