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Develop Your Networking Skills at The Community Chest’s Professional Development Workshop

October 13, 2016

community(Englewood, New Jersey; October 13, 2016) — The Community Chest presents Improving Networking Skills and Enhancing Interagency Relationships, the second workshop in its four part 2016-2017 Professional Development Series, on Tuesday, November 1, 2016.  The workshop will be held at Vantage Health System’s Training Center, located at 2 Park Avenue in Dumont, New Jersey from 9:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

This workshop addresses the fundamental needs of professionals to communicate more successfully, build effective coalitions and enhance their networking potential.  Participants will learn strategies to break down communication barriers that interfere with constructive interagency relationships and practice the skills needed to work effectively with different types of agencies.  The value of dialogue over discussion will be addressed, as well as techniques to find common ground.

John Kriger, MSM, CADC, CPS, President of Kriger Consulting and a faculty member at the Johnson & Johnson and Rutgers School Health Leadership Institute, will lead the session.  Kriger, a nationally and internationally recognized keynote speaker, author, consultant and content expert presenter, has been a guest on radio and television.  He specializes in health services, providing consulting on public speaking for improving advocacy, performance improvement and leadership, management and team development.  He also serves on the faculty at the Rutgers Center for Alcohol Studies and the Center for Addiction Studies and a former Visiting Professor at Beijing Normal University in Beijing, China.

Workshop participants may receive continuing education units for their social work licenses.  Professional staff in supervisory positions in the nonprofit sector may register for the session.  Staff from agencies funded by The Community Chest may participate at no charge.  Staff of other nonprofit agencies may attend at a cost of $100 per person per session.  Call Dr. Shelly Wimpfheimer, Executive Director of The Community Chest, to register at 201-568-7474.  Sponsors of the series include The Rotary Club of Englewood, PSE&G, SUEZ and TD Bank Foundation.

About The Community Chest

For over 80 years, The Community Chest, a nonprofit, tax-exempt organization, has supported local not-for-profit agencies in the Englewood area.  Each year, The Chest raises funds and allocates them to agencies that have demonstrated the capacity to provide services to local citizens.  The Chest also provides other coordinating and planning services in the communities of Englewood, Englewood Cliffs and Tenafly, serving as a bridge between agencies and organizations and investing in the stability and quality of the service network.  For further information about The Chest, visit or contact (201) 568-7474.  Stay updated about the organization’s activities on Facebook and Twitter.


The Community Chest’s Executive Director, Dr. Shelly Wimpfheimer, leads a presentation. Photo Credit: YWCA Bergen County


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