By Jessica A. Tjornehoj, Manager, Global Ethics Strategy and Framework, US Bank
Eric Brotten, Director, International & US-Domestic Compliance Programs, Optum
Session DG10: Making the Most of Your E&C Network
September 17, 2019, 11:30 AM -12:30 PM
Let’s face it, professionals of all generations should be “swiping right” every chance we get for all things SCCE and ethics and compliance. Using social media to find industry-related content to improve your work product, benchmark your ideas against other organizations, or to grow your network doesn’t have to be difficult – especially when you blend old school charm with modern modes of communication. Cater your approach the goal at hand: attend a volunteer event to meet a broad spectrum of E&C professions and commemorate it with a photo that you post online, attend a young professionals networking event to find a new associate for that open role on your team (#werehiring), pre-book dinner reservations at hot locations near your E&C conference venue and invite others to join you when everyone else is settling for the hotel bar – #whosintomorrownight by the way??
Make the most of your time at conferences and events to create connections that are mutually beneficial. Showing up is the first step, but not the only step. Do your research. Have a game plan and know who you want to meet. Find people who know people and ask for help. Track additions to your network, and express gratitude to the connector who put you in touch with each new person. Take every opportunity to both leverage and share your network for professional success. This surely has a positive impact both on your experience and reach in this profession and the profession, as a whole, benefits as a result. See you at #SCCEcei!