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Tuesday, October 9, 2018

MINI-MEGA Networking: Mentors Meet Young Professionals

Start Date: 10/9/2018 5:30 PM EDT
End Date: 10/9/2018 8:30 PM EDT

Venue Name: Manayunk Brewing Company

4120 Main Street
Manayunk, PA  United States  19127

Organization Name: ISM Philadelphia

Email: office@ism-phila.org
Phone: 215-878-3389

Students & Young Professionals are encouraged to attend.
Your network is both your foundation and your support. Need help learning how to build it? By attending this event you will learn how to stand on another person's shoulders no matter the age difference. 

  • About 10% of all new jobs in USA for the next 10 years are expected to be created within the Supply Chain field.
  • The workforce of the future has changed and there is a lack of skills in the talent pipeline as well as an experience shortage. The question is how to bridge the gap & share learning.
  • Both Networking and Mentoring are tools that can help to meet this challenge.
  • In addition, professional societies must provide increased opportunities for growth outside of the classroom environment. This event is one of them!


5:30-6:30   Network & Pasta
6:30-7:30   Presentation
7:30-8:30   Network with New Skills

Business Casual

Cost:  $20 Students/Young Professionals, $30 Members, $35 Non-Members

Reservations & Payment:  Due by October 4 (no later)

Food & Beverages:  
Cash bar with Happy Hour pricing 5:30 - 7:00. Pasta station includes Chicken & Penne with Spinach, Tortellini with tomatoes, Caesar Salad, Rolls & Butter. 

Parking:  Main & Lock Street Parking lot with 295 parking spaces. The site is accessed from Lock Street off Main Street on the Schuylkill River side of the road. Make a left onto Lock Street (right next to the Brewing company) – metered parking.

Guest Speaker
Michael D. Ford is Principal of TQM Works Consulting, for which he is widely recognized as a premier provider of corporate training across a wide array of subjects. He provides innovative solutions based on 30 years of experience in retail, distribution, manufacturing, and consulting. He has presented at over 330 industry events throughout the U.S., Canada, Japan, Nigeria, S. Africa and Australia. Ford is a 2016 graduate of Binghamton University, earning a M.S. in Industrial & Systems Engineering. Ford has served as an Adjunct Professor for Penn State University and Elmira College. He specializes in delivering training that is “edu-taining”.

TOPIC: Lifelong Learning for Lifetime Success - In our ever-changing world we need to constantly upgrade our skill sets to satisfy the needs of the marketplace. We find that our learning comes from both formal education and the practical “lessons learned” we develop from life’s experiences. This presentation will discuss these elements as part of an examination of learning and the role it plays in the broader scope of life---1)Theory v. Practice; 2) Old v. New; 3) Risk v. Reward; 4) Standard v. Creativity; 5) Satisfaction v. Yearning. The speaker will share entertaining experiences from his personal and work lives that promise to share lessons learned.
 Come out and enjoy an evening of networking!


Online Registration

Registration is Closed
Closed: 10/5/2018 12:00 PM

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