LPV to host first Leadership 2.0 Event of the year

Leadership Pioneer Valley Kicks Off 2016 Leadership 2.0 with Networking Expert

SPRINGFIELD, MA— Leadership Pioneer Valley will host the first installment of their Leadership 2.0 series on Tues. March 29th from 5:30 P.M. to 8:00 P.M at Valley Venture Mentors, located in Tower Square. The session, entitled Art of the Schmooze, will be led by networking expert Robbie Samuels. This workshop will focus on strengthening networking skills and helping both introverts and extroverts alike get better at communicating with donors, peers and collaborators.

Art of the Schmooze is part of Leadership Pioneer Valley’s 2016 Leadership 2.0 series. The Leadership 2.0 series sessions are stand-alone leadership and community development trainings for LPV alumni and other emerging and established professionals. This is an opportunity for folks who are unable to participate in our 10-month program to attend a 3-4 hour workshop or the entire series. The series features three workshops in the winter/spring and two next fall with top-notch trainers. The program was launched last year and received rave-reviews from attendees. Our sessions include: Make a Bigger Difference, Be a Better Board Member, Create an Engaging Workplace Environment, Meetings That Matter, and the Three Hour Personal Brand.

Robbie Samuels has been recognized as a networking expert by Inc. and Lifehacker, and profiled in Stand Out: How to Find Your Breakthrough Idea and Build a Following Around It. Since 2009, his engaging and fun presentations have helped a wide array of audiences increase their confidence when it comes to relationship-building – whether through networking, fundraising, or sales. Attendees will have the opportunity to hone their understanding of how to better communicate with peers and achieve mutually beneficial outcomes in their professional interactions.

Dinner will be included in the event, which costs $99 for general admission, or $50 for Leadership Pioneer Valley members. Tickets can be purchased by searching “Leadership 2.0” on Eventbrite.com.

Leadership Pioneer Valley is a non-profit that works to identify, develop, and connect diverse leaders to strengthen the region.