Just want to canvas what YOU would like to talk about at the Skype session this Thursday. I am visualizing that it will be around an hour of chatting with a small group of us – I think 8-10 people have shown interest so far 🙂
- Do you want to go through who new professionals are or who can be involved in the network again or do you think we’ve thrashed that out enough and we should move on to something else?
- Would you like to talk about relationships with LIANZA and other networks again? I and some other folk from the group will speak with Heather Lamond, the president of LIANZA, about possible models sometime this week or next week, so perhaps this can wait until we’ve got something concrete to propose.
I’m quite keen to talk about action we can take; particularly towards perhaps organizing a New Zealand New Professionals event within the next 12 months. The ground I’m hoping to cover is perhaps covered by the last 4-5 questions of the Twitter chat that we didn’t quite get around to covering:
“Q4. What sort of events/support/training would you like #NewProfNZ to offer? Networking, career advice, camps/conferences, etc…
Q5.Do you prefer online support, face to face events and interaction or a mixture? #NewProfNZ
Q6. Would you like a #NewProfNZ symposium, weekend school, unconference, library camp in the next 12 months? Could you help out?
If yes to question 6:
Q7. What form would you like this to take? Formal or informal event? Day or longer? Is cost a factor? #NewProfNZ
Q8. Any questions/comments from the group? #NewProfNZ”
Also, someone has brought it to my attention that this clashes with a LIANZA event for students down in Wellington; I’m sorry about that. If it disrupts a number of people who were planning on attending, please let me know and I will see if the Skype session can be rescheduled for next week.
If you would like to attend the Skype session and haven’t let me know yet, please send me an e-mail ASAP with your Skype ID, and I’ll send you a Skype invite, and call you all as a group on Thursday night at 7:30PM.
Looking forward to our chat!