Networking … Key to Career Advancement Seminar

September 16, 2013

We have all heard that networking is the key to professional success – it is one of the most powerful competencies that you can use to advance your career. So why is it that many of us dread the very word and are fearful about what to do at the next networking event?

Networking is key to career advancement. It is a planned and ongoing effort.

Networking - Key to Career Advancement, presented by Eddie Calisto-Tavares, sponsored by CIM Winnipeg Branch and University of Manitoba Extended Education

Join Eddie Calisto-Tavares on Monday, November 18, 2013 to

  • Learn what networking really is and how to effectively use yourself as a resource;
  • Learn how to craft your message to appeal to a broad audience and achieve your goals; and
  • Have some fun practicing your approach with a “Speed Networking” activity, which will push the introverts out of their comfort zone and “temper” the extrovert from interrupting.
    • Extroverts talk too much? Introverts don’t like talking? See how each of these personalities perceives the world, seeks power, and communicates.

With a thoughtful approach, a little preparation and the willingness to share information, you can learn to use networking to give you an edge to career advancement.

It is essential that you establish and build relationships with people who can tip you off to job openings, perhaps even introduce you to the person who is doing the hiring. There is some truth in, “It’s not what you know, but who you know.”

Learn and practice how to build your network by:

  1. Defining your purpose
  2. Setting goals
  3. Crafting your message
  4. Expanding your network
  5. Managing yourself as a resource

Any way you look at it, other people are your greatest resource. Unlock the door to your full potential in relationship building. Eddie will share tips from her “tool kit” on how to get the success you want by tapping into the people you know.

Join us for an energizing and interactive session with Eddie
and learn how networking will give you an edge to advancing your career.

6:30 pm to 9:00 pm | Monday, November 18 | Norwood Hotel
Appetizers and Cash Bar 6:30 pm         Workshop 7:00 pm

Presented by Canadian Institute of Management, Winnipeg Branch and
sponsored by University of Manitoba Extended Education

Networking - Key to Career Advancement, sponsored by University of Manitoba Extended Education

This presentation is provided at no charge to CIM Members and
University of Manitoba Extended Education students, staff, instructors and 1 guest

Tickets are available for those not affiliated with CIM or U of M Extended Education at $49

Seats are limited

Register by November 11, 2013

Pre-Register before midnight, Monday, November 4, 2013
to be entered into a draw for an executive briefcase

Click here to Register Now

Meet Eddie Calisto-Tavares

Eddie Calisto-Tavares, CIM, President & Principal Consultant, Options for Success Inc.

Eddie Calisto-Tavares, CIM, is dynamic in spirit, driven by performance and passionate for excellence in all facets of life. Eddie’s experience, practical business know-how, education, and two decades as an entrepreneur and senior manager have greatly enriched the communities in which she works. As a consultant, coach, facilitator, and speaker her “tool kit” consists of Human Resource Solutions, Communication across the Generations, Networking and Relationship Management, Service Excellence, Team and Leadership Development, Culture Intelligence, Innovative Practices in Project Management, and, Career and Transition Services.

In June 2009, Eddie was honoured by CIM with a Professional Recognition for Innovation & Management Excellence (PRIME) Award as President of Options for Success Inc. The PRIME Award recognized her for outstanding performance, leadership, and inspiration for immigrants, women and small business owners to enable them to discover and achieve excellence in their lives.

Amongst her many accomplishments, she is a recipient of the Diversity and Cultural Awareness Award from the Human Resources Management Association of Manitoba in 2010. She is a founding member and Past President of Woman Business Owners of Manitoba. Eddie was a finalist in the 2008 Manitoba Woman Entrepreneur of the Year Awards, the 2003 Canadian Woman Entrepreneur of the Year Awards, and in the top 25 Canadian Immigrants Awards in 2012. In 2010, On Manitoba Alumni Magazine featured her story of knowing firsthand the barriers to success new immigrants to Canada face, in her role as a Leader and Successful Immigrant.

Eddie is known as a vibrant and passionate individual who believes that passion moves all people towards greatness.

For more information, contact us at or 204.474.8653