How to Network & Find a Mentor: Making Meaningful Connections for Career Success


“Mentorship is simply learning from the mistakes and mastery of a successful person in his/her field.” (Bernard Kelvin Clive, Author, Broadcaster)

Whether you are looking to make a career change now, in the future, or never, effective networking and strong mentoring relationships can make the difference between the “career you want” and the “career you end up with”. A mentor can serve as a sounding board as you plan your career and evaluate options, share their experiences, and offer perspective on how the world works. Networking expands your connections, which is critical to finding a great mentor or the next ideal role on your path to achieve your professional goals.

In this session, you will learn how mentoring can make a difference in your career, what to look for and expect in a mentor, and how to get the most out of your mentoring relationships. You will learn how to develop your personal networking plan, including where and how to most effectively network, what to include in your “elevator pitch” and how to systematize your follow-ups to build relationships over time with the people you meet.


Wed May 3, 2017 6:30PM


Queen Elizabeth Park Community & Cultural Centre, BLACK BOX Room

2302 Bridge Rd, Oakville, ON L6L 2G6 Canada (

Guest Speaker

Jayne S. Huhtanen brings over 30 years of experience helping individuals and companies optimize their performance, overcome obstacles, and achieve their professional and personal goals. She speaks, delivers workshops, and coaches professionals on Strategic Leadership, Effective Communication, Coaching and Team Development, and Personal Productivity. She has had speaking engagements sponsored by such organizations as RBC, and has been featured in articles on entrepreneurship in Report on Business Magazine and the Financial Post. Jayne sits on the Board of Directors for the Canadian Association of Women Executives and Entrepreneurs and the Women’s Networking Leadership Team for the Markham Board of Trade. Jayne graduated from McMaster University with a Bachelor of Engineering and Management (Chemical), which led her to Research and Development at Procter & Gamble. Over 26 years at P&G, Jayne contributed business-building strategies, led multi-functional initiative launches and global research teams, and developed and delivered global training programs. She helps her clients to learn and grow so that they can transform their business, professional and personal life.

Event Agenda

· Registration & Networking 6:30-7:00pm
· Presentation 7:00-8:00pm
· Q & A Session 8:00-8:45pm
· Speaker Appreciation & Closing 8:00-8:45pm





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