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TCSHRM - October Program: Nine Networking Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

  • 10 Oct 2019
  • 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
  • Northland Center 3600 American Blvd W Concourse Level Bloomington, Minnesota 55431

This is a program based on the award-winning book, The 20-Minute Networking Meeting.  Networking is important in every career and stage.  We’ll learn how to do it right.

In this session, attendees will learn:

  • Learn about the types of networking and the importance of networking.
  • Learn how to set up, plan for, and execute a successful networking meeting.
  • Learn how to network in a variety of settings and online.


  • 2:00 - 2:30pm Registration and Networking
  • 2:30 - 4:45pm  Program
  • 5:00pm  Adjourn

Marcia Ballinger is a longtime Twin Cities executive search leader.  She is Co-Founder and Principal at Ballinger|Leafblad, St Paul-based search firm focused on serving the non-profit sector. 

Marcia has a BS in Business Administration and an MA in Speech-Communication along with a PhD in Organization and Management from Capella University where she later served as chair of the board of directors.  She is currently a board member of two people oriented companies,  (HRConnection and Employee Strategies, Inc.) as well as Children’s Home Society and Interfaith Action of Greater Saint Paul.  Marcia was named one of the Real Power 50 by Minnesota Business in 2014, an Top Woman in Business by the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal in 2008 and a Luminary Award Winner by the National Association of Women Business Owners in 2006.  She was in the inaugural group of 50 Over 50 named by AARP in 2016.

A resident of St. Paul, Marcia and her husband Brad have one adult daughter and a French Bulldog, Reggie with whom she participates as a registered therapy dog team.  Marcia is the author of “The 20-Minute Networking Meeting,” and “Winning the Executive Interview”.

For additional event and registration information, please visit the TCSHRM website.

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