How to Network Effectively in a Digital Age
Relationships – it’s one of the core attributes of being a professional. Regardless of the industry or profession that one is active in, the development, maintenance, and upkeep of professional relationships are critical to grow one’s brand or the one they’re working for. Networking is just as important, as the next client or opportunity may be just a handshake and conversation away. Same holds true with joining professional organizations like the ATD – Los Angeles chapter.
This event emphasizes and provides an opportunity for professionals to get together and discover the opportunities that we have to offer. Though networking has expanded into the digital realm, it is still important to have in-person networking conversations. Though conversations can be had through email and text messages, it’ll never replace interactions done in person. Interactions are always better in-person than strokes of a keyboard and viewing a screen.
7:30 – 8:00 a.m. – Breakfast and Networking
8:00 – 8:30 a.m. – Presentation (Ben Sieke, ATD Los Angeles President)
8:30 – 8:50 a.m. – Speed Networking (bring your business cards)
8:50 - 9:00 a.m. – Pepperdine GSEP closing remarks
Ben Sieke is a leader in talent development and human capital. His experience in talent and organizational development spans several industry-leading national, multinational, and global organizations and iconic brands including Weight Watchers, Guitar Center, Delta Dental, and MUFG (The Bank of Tokyo). Ben has also worked as a strategic HR business partner, led talent management and diversity & inclusion initiatives, and worked in the core HR functions of total rewards, recruiting, compliance, and employee relations.
Ben has served as Chapter President since 2017 and has been a member of ATD Los Angeles since 2013. Before becoming Chapter President, he was the Director of Chapter Meetings in 2016 and the Manager of Sponsorship in 2015. His educational background includes a Bachelor of Music degree, cum laude, from California State University, Long Beach, graduate studies in Industrial and Organizational Psychology at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, and certification as a Master Trainer by Harold Stolovitch, Past President of the International Society of Performance Improvement and author of the ATD bestselling book Telling Ain't Training.
Directions and Parking
The event will be held at Pepperdine University's West Los Angeles Campus, located at 6100 Center Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90045. Registrants can park in the 6100 Center Drive garage.
Take the first elevator to the Ground Level (GL) and the second elevator to the 3rd floor. The event is located in Room 333.
Registrants can have their parking discounted to $5 by bringing their parking ticket to Suite 200 on the 2nd floor.