Creating and Igniting Outside Connections

Workshop Overview

The vertical career paths of yesterday are not necessarily the typical career paths of today. Career paths today look more like a confusing map with zig-zags and roads that do not always lead up the mountain.  It is more about gaining experience, skills and knowledge across a wide and varied landscape of business opportunities. This is certainly important in a matrixed organization where you may miss opportunities that are available to you if you do not look outside your business function or explore opportunities in other parts of the organization.  In this two-hour workshop we will uncover some ways to maneuver this new roadmap to support your business and professional goals.


  • Seek opportunities to meet new people outside of your department or business function
  • Practice asking different types of questions to make connections and engage with other employees
  • Apply networking skills to gain organizational knowledge