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A Cocktail Reception Survival Guide – Networking Out of Your Comfort Zone

Date and Time:3:15 pm – 4:15 pm on Saturday, May 11
Session Type: Interactive Workshop
Location: Room 1012, Earth Sciences Building

Ever walked into a room and felt like the odd one out? When any subgroup is less than thirty percent of an overall group, they feel like outsiders – but that doesn’t mean you need to wait until you’re in the thirty percent to work the room. Learn how to initiate a conversation when everyone else is already talking to each other and discover what people want to hear in an ”elevator pitch.” Networking is an integral component of any career – it’s essential to establishing your “brand.” This interactive workshop will explore tips and tools for surviving, and thriving, outside of your comfort zone.

Speakers: Andrea Wink and Rose Terzariol

Andrea WinkAndrea Wink

Andrea is a development professional with over 15 years of experience where she has designed and implemented successful fundraising strategies in all aspects of major gifts, campaign planning, planned giving, and annual fund programs. As well, she has lead teams through significant organizational change, long term strategic planning and successful implementation of an annual fundraising program. She is currently the Assistant Dean, Development & Alumni Affairs for the Faculty of Applied Science where she is leading a team of professionals through a transformational campaign to raise over $140M and increase alumni engagement.

Andrea received her honours degree from the University of Waterloo with a major in Art History and a specialization in cultural management. She has lived and worked across Canada for a variety of organizations including the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra, the Calgary Opera Association, Theatre Passe Muraille in Toronto and the Arts Club Theatre in Vancouver. She is currently volunteers her time with several organizations, and is the Board Chair for the Dance Centre in Vancouver.

Rose Terzariol

As a highly successful development professional with over 24 years experience, Rose Terzariol has used her networking skills to help clients connect with potential donors, volunteers and other senior organizational leadership. A sought after speaker, Rose has presented at CCAE, CASE, ACCC and many other conferences related to the educational and fund development field.
As Vice President for KCI (Ketchum Canada Inc.) she has worked with such diverse organizations as the UBC, University of Guelph, Langara College, Vancouver Community College, Science World, H.R. MacMillan Space Centre, Vancouver Aquarium, Vancouver Talmud Torah, Union Gospel Mission, Royal Columbian Hospital Foundation, and STARS.

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