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ProfDev: Mentors Make a Difference - Build Your Personal Board of Directors

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We all recognize mentors can make a huge difference in our personal and professional growth. How do we go about identifying people in our network who could support our journey?

Join Socializing for Justice for a ProfDev on the Mentors Make a Difference: Build Your Personal Board of Directors on Tuesday, July 18, 6:00 - 8:30 PM.

Fee: $15 advance/$30 door
Limited space - register ahead of time by RSVPing yes
Credit cards accepted online and at the door.
Newcomers always welcomed!

Mentors Make a Difference: Build Your Personal Board of Directors
Attend this session to learn what to look for in a mentor and how to build rapport with the people you admire. Rather than focus on finding a single mentor, we will discuss how to build your “Personal Board of Directors,” a team of advocates who hold you accountable and share their experience to help you achieve your goals. The success of these relationships resides in the ability of you, the mentee, to “manage up.” Learn how to maximize these opportunities by being prepared and respectfully persistent. Join us for this insightful professional development opportunity with tips on building the lifelong skills and practice of good mentor/mentee relationships!

Objectives of this training include:

• Completion of exercise to map your personal board of directors.

• Increased confidence and knowledge of how to get on the radar of prospective mentors.

• Specific techniques to “manage up” to busy, successful people and stay on their radar.

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 by Dorie Clark. Since 2009, his engaging and fun presentations have helped a wide array of audiences increase their confidence when it comes to building their professional network and strong, welcoming communities. He passionately believes everyone should stop wasting time networking and shares how through his signature session, “Art of the Schmooze.”

He is the host of On the Schmooze, his podcast about leadership, career challenges, work/life balance, and building a professional network - .

In 2006, he founded Socializing for Justice ( to build a cross-cultural, cross-issue progressive community and network in Boston based on the philosophies of abundance and radical inclusion. In 2011, in recognition of his social justice work, Boston City Council named his birthday “Robbie Samuels Day." Learn more about his work and get connected at .

6:00-6:30 Socializing - bring your own dinner
6:30-8:30 Training and Q&A

  • DIRECTIONS ( - The NonProfit Center is located one block from South Station at 89 South Street. The Center is physically accessible through the main lobby.

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Socializing for Justice -

SoJust hosts events that draw progressives of all stripes that share common values but may work on different issues. We host socials that allow for the possibility of cross-issue connections and run a monthly ProfDev Series which provides access to affordable professional development to increase our individual capacity for movement building.

With over 3000 members and nearly 10 years of creating a diverse cross-issue community in Boston (220+ events!), Socializing for Justice is the best place to find the great people, organizations, and community you're looking for while putting the SOCIAL back in social justice.

YES, WE MEAN YOU. We've got members of all ages, races, genders, sexual orientations, levels of activism and professions. We hope you see someone like yourself and meet someone you otherwise wouldn't have.

89 South Street · Boston, MA
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