Hosted By: Innovate Calgary @ Social Innovation Hub
In today’s dynamic landscape, social entrepreneurs and innovators are often told that networking is crucial for success. However, the traditional approach to networking can feel awkward, transactional, and stressful. This workshop aims to transform networking into a meaningful and genuine process for social entrepreneurs.
In this engaging and interactive workshop, participants will explore the art of authentic networking. They will learn how to create connections that go beyond business cards and LinkedIn connections, focusing on human-to-human interactions. Throughout the workshop, attendees will discover and practice strategies that enable them to build and nurture relationships that are not only beneficial for their businesses but also personally fulfilling.
Key Learning Outcomes for Attendees:
By the end of this workshop, attendees will not only have transformed their approach to networking but will also be equipped with tangible skills and strategies to forge meaningful connections that propel their social enterprises forward. They will leave with the confidence and tools needed to make networking a regular, enjoyable, and impactful part of their entrepreneurial journey.
About the speaker (seen below)
Richard Lee-Thai is a TEDx Speaker, Connection Consultant, and co-author of “Become Your Superself: Connect with Yourself to Connect with Others.” His TEDx talk: “How to Find Excuses to Connect” outlines how people can make meaningful connections easier. His ultimate vision is to create a world without loneliness.
Growing up, we never had classes on social skills. Addressing this lack of education, Richard engages audiences with interactive presentations that leave them feeling more socially confident and equipped with tools to make meaningful connections in their personal and professional lives. He is also a podcaster, Associate Certified Coach (ACC) with the International Coach Federation, and Adjunct Instructor at the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology (SAIT).
His motto is: “You never know how any connection can transform your life.” Connections can happen anywhere and anytime, so he encourages you to find that excuse to connect!