Learn Networking Skills With Englewood's Community Chest

Professionals are invited to learn more about networking at a workshop offered by The Community Chest of Englewood at Vantage Health in Dumont.

<p>The Community Chest&#x27;s Executive Director Shelly Wimpfheimer, leads a presentation.</p>

The Community Chest's Executive Director Shelly Wimpfheimer, leads a presentation.

Photo Credit: Submitted/YWCA Bergen County

The Community Chest presents Improving Networking Skills and Enhancing Interagency Relationships, the second workshop in its four part 2016-2017 Professional Development Series, on Tuesday, Nov. 1. 

The workshop will be held at Vantage Health System's Training Center, located at 2 Park Ave. in Dumont, from 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m.

Communication skills will be addressed, as well as learning how to build effective coalitions and enhancing networking potential. 

Participants will learn strategies to break down communication barriers that interfere with constructive interagency relationships and practice the skills needed to work effectively with different types of agencies. The value of dialogue over discussion will be addressed, as well as techniques to find common ground.

John Kriger, MSM, CADC, CPS, President of Kriger Consulting and a faculty member at the Johnson & Johnson and Rutgers School Health Leadership Institute, will lead the session. 

Kriger, a nationally and internationally recognized keynote speaker, author, consultant and content expert presenter, has been a guest on radio and television. 

He specializes in health services, providing consulting on public speaking for improving advocacy, performance improvement and leadership, management and team development. He also serves on the faculty at the Rutgers Center for Alcohol Studies and the Center for Addiction Studies and a former Visiting Professor at Beijing Normal University in Beijing, China.

Workshop participants may receive continuing education units for their social work licenses. Professional staff in supervisory positions in the nonprofit sector may register for the session. Staff from agencies funded by The Community Chest may participate at no charge. 

Staff of other nonprofit agencies may attend at a cost of $100 per person per session. 

For more information and to register call Shelly Wimpfheimer, Executive Director of The Community Chest, 201-568-7474. 

Sponsors of the series include The Rotary Club of Englewood, PSE&G, SUEZ and TD Bank Foundation.

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