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Networking is not just a mere exchange of business cards at an event or social gathering nor is it just promoting yourself or soliciting help from people you barely know. According to most experts, networking is cultivating relationships on the basis of trust that involves a give and take. Learn from networking expert, Mark Strickling, at his session, “Networking with Authenticity” at ACEL’s Dynamics of Leadership Conference. He will share the basics of networking and how to expand your connections in a post-pandemic society.

Mark Strickling has created a career out of his passion for helping others become their personal best. He has achieved this through leadership and service in higher education for 20+ years and is no stranger to the classroom. Mark has emceed multiple events and has spoken at several venues on a variety topics relating to professional development, embracing leadership, networking, success and customer service. Some of his topics include – Marketing Yourself, Authentic Leadership, Success is your Business, You as a Marketer, Mission Possible, A Club/Organization going from Good to Great, Customer Service, Success Within & Around Me, Authentic Networking 1 & 2, and more. He has also had the pleasure of appearing on AZTV channel 3 and the legendary Pat McMahon Show (AZTV7). Strickling earned a bachelor’s degree in Marketing from UA and an MBA from the University of Phoenix. He is a 2-year Letterwinner and a member of UA’s legendary Desert Swarm football team, champions of the ’94 Fiesta Bowl. In addition, he is a member of Valley Leadership’s 35th class (Best Class Ever!) and VLClass winning project. Mr. Strickling is married and a father of two.

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Early Bird Rate Before 9/24/2021
General Registration After 9/24/2021
WELCOME RECEPTION: (Fri, 10/22, 5:00-8:00pm | Keynote Speaker: Albert Shen, Verizon) $30.00 $45.00
LEADERSHIP AWARDS GALA: (Sat., 10/23, 5:00-8:30pm | Keynote Speaker: Sue Ann Hong, CAPAW) $125.00 $175.00
DAY PASS: Friday Conference (Fri., 10/22) Access to 12 Workshops/Seminars, Lunch & Reception $225.00 $325.00
DAY PASS: Sat. Conference (Sat., 7/23) Access to 10 Workshops/Seminars & Lunch & Conference Gala $275.00 $375.00
ALL-INCLUSIVE PASS: Best Deal!** (Friday, October 22 – Saturday, October, 23)   Full Access to Reception, Conference and Gala Event $399.00 $499.00
Diversity Career Expo (Friday, October 22 – Saturday, October, 23) Register for our career expo. to meet with many inclusive companies in Arizona

Group Discounts are Available, please contact us for more information.

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All purchases are non-refundable. All payments must receive by 4 p.m. on October, 18 2021 to guarantee your seat.


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