The YPN organizes events from September to June aimed at those “under 40” who are interested in building their network of colleagues, contacts and friends. Focusing on Networking, Education, Mentorship and Giving Back to the Community the YPN offers a variety of event styles. Events rotate between a Professional Development series, Roundtable discussions, networking, community and fun. For those who are already employees of a company that is a Chamber member, no additional Chamber membership is required. Non-members may attend up to 2 events.
YPNBurlington (ON) Chamber of Commerce
Professional Development Series - "How Leaders Speak"
Speaker: Jim Gray, author of How Leaders Speak
In today’s world, the ability to communicate effectively is critical. Executives and entrepreneurs are increasingly being evaluated on how well they speak – they’re being judged on their presentation skills.
In this presentation you will learn the essential rules for engaging and inspiring others. How leaders speak will cover the five keys to speaking like a leader: preparation, certainty, passion, engagement and commitment. How leaders speak is about finding the leader in you.
Jim Gray is a pitch coach and senior communications advisor. He specializes in preparing individuals, start-ups and established organizations throughout North America to pitch effectively and successfully. For the past six years, Jim has served as the pitch coach for NEXT Canada (formerly The Next 36), an accelerator program for outstanding young Canadian entrepreneurs. In July, 2016 Gray was named an Executive in Residence at Ryerson University's DMZ, Digital Media Zone, where he serves as in-house pitch coach.
Burlington Chamber of Commerce Member Price: $20
General Admission: $30
Saturday, March 18
PREVIOUS YOUNG PROFESSIONAL NETWORKING EVENTS
February 8 - Speed Networking
November 23 - Confundrum Escape Rooms networking event
October 26 - Roundtable Series with Erin Dunham, Owner of The Alex and Winner of the 2016 Young Entrepreneur Award
September 20 - Professional Development Series "Our Home Our Future" with Burlington Mayor Rick Goldring
June 29 - Emma's Back Porch - Hodge Podge at the Lodge - a Summer get together
May 18 - Roundtable Series with Robbie Spier Miller
VIDEOS OF RECENT YPN EVENTS