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INCOSE-LA- Networking: A Strategy for Every Stage

  • Date:
    Jun 14, 2016 - 05:30 PM - 08:00 PM
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TOPIC: NETWORKING: A Strategy for Every Stage of Career Development

PRESENTER: Kathleen Terry, Participative Management Systems

DATE: Tue, June 14, 2016, 05:30 PM - 8:00 PM Pacific

HOST VENUE: The Aerospace Corporation, Bdg D8/1010, 200 N. Aviation, El Segundo, CA

WHEN:  Tue, June 14, 2016 
5:30 – 6:20pm   Registration, Networking, Refreshments 
6:20 – 6:30pm   Welcome and Announcements 
6:30 – 8:00pm   Meeting and Q&A 

Host site: The Aerospace Corp., Bldg. D8, Room 1010, 200 N. Aviation Blvd., El Segundo, CA 90245;  Host: Susan Ruth (310) 336-6765.  Refreshments will be provided at this site. 

ABSTRACT: Networking can serve as a valuable strategy at each and every stage of your career development. Networking is about making connections and building enduring, mutually beneficial relationships. To be effective in networking, however, it needs to be a planned and ongoing effort. Successful networkers set goals, develop strategies for achieving them and take action. During this interactive presentation, we will look at what it takes to make your networking -- both in person and through social media -- easier, effective, and maybe even enjoyable. We will discuss common mistakes people make when networking, how to make your networking natural, and how to build upon the relationships established. We will also look at the importance of social media and how you can use it effectively as a networking technique. Remember to bring your business cards to this event!

BIOGRAPHY: Kathleen Terry is founder of Participative Management Systems and is well known for her high-impact seminars and workshops based on the most critical issues facing managers and employees within the workplace today.  She has presented programs both nationally and internationally to organizations as diverse as high-tech firms, local and metropolitan city and county governments, leading defense/aerospace contractors and major health management organizations. She is a senior instructor at the Caltech Center for Technology and Management Education, and has taught within their Systems Engineering Program for many years.

Remote Sites (potential): AV College in Lancaster; Boeing in Huntington Beach, Capstone Turbine in Chatsworth, JPL in La Canada, Control Point Corp in Goleta, NGC (employees only) in Azusa.  

Webcast virtual site: Register as an individual virtual participant.  (You must RSVP by Monday noon June 13, 2016.)

See below for directions to the host site, and how to RSVP for a remote webcast site.  

COST: Members: FREE.  Non-members: $10.

Please RSVP by Tues, June 7, 2016  to facilitate event registration and planning, particularly at the host site:

You will be asked to provide your email address, name, title, company, phone number, and membership and citizenship information, and to identify at which site you will be attending (host site, remote site or virtual/standalone).  

If you are uncertain whether or not you'll be able to attend, DO make a reservation and indicate that you're "probable". This helps with the planning.

Virtual Attendance for Individual Participants: We are providing virtual meeting capability for this event so that those who might otherwise be unable to participate may do so. To receive the instructions for virtual participation, please register and select the option of “Virtual” as the site. Instructions on how to connect will be provided.

Virtual registration is open until the meeting is concluded.  If you want virtual login information emailed to you, register by Mon, June 13.


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If the remote site is not confirmed, please feel free to contact the site POC identified. 

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Coordinator contact information



Reservation Deadline


Antelope Valley/Palmdale

Mike Wallace

Open to all


Azusa: Northrop Grumman Corporation

Maria Alvarez-Ruiz

NG employees only


Goleta: Control Point Corp, 110 Castilian, Suite 200, Goleta CA

Don Adams or Paul Stowell,

Open to all


Pasadena: JPL, 4800 Oak Grove Dr., Pasadena

Michela Munoz-Fernandez

Register minimum one (1) week prior to meeting


Huntington Beach: Boeing

Bob Noel, Beth O’Donnell;elizabeth.l.o'

US Citizens, Resident Aliens only

One week


Host Site:

El Segundo: Aerospace D8/1010, 200 N Aviation Blvd,

Susan Ruth

Open to all, but with special requirements for foreign nationals


One week before the meeting; foreign nationals, 10 days



Location: between Imperial and El Segundo Blvd (north to south), between the 405 Freeway and Sepulveda (east to west).

From the San Diego (405) Freeway heading SOUTH:

  1. Take the exit towards El Segundo Blvd.
  2. Turn Left onto S La Cienega Blvd.
  3. Take the 1st Right onto W El Segundo Blvd.
  4. Take the 2nd Right onto N Aviation Blvd.
  5. Bldg. D8 will be on the third building on the Right, just past the discount bakery.

From the San Diego (405) Freeway traveling NORTH:

  1. Take the El Segundo Blvd exit, Exit 44.
  2. Turn Left onto W El Segundo Blvd.
  3. Turn Right (North) on N Aviation Blvd.
  4. Bldg. D8 will be on the third building on the Right, just past the discount bakery.

From the 105 Freeway traveling WEST:

  1. Take the exit towards 405 South
  2. Before getting onto the 405 Freeway, take the El Segundo Blvd exit
  3. At the bottom of the ramp, turn left (west)
  4. Turn right on Aviation Blvd.
  5. Bldg. D8 will be on the third building on the Right, just past the discount bakery.


The facility is the third building from the corner of Aviation and El Segundo, just north of the discount bakery outlet. The facility has 4 gates, but ONLY the southern-most gate is open. Identify yourself to the security guard as attending the INCOSE meeting. You can park where security directs you to park and badge in through the lobby at the center of the building where the flag poles are. Knock on the first of the double doors, and someone will open the door for you. The handicap ramp is on the north side and can be reached by driving all the way around the back of the building. Inform the security guard if you need to use that ramp.