GMA SHRM Speed Networking Event


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Thursday, February 9, 2012
The Coliseum Bar & Banquet 

What to expect...

  • Back by popular demand, Ellen Bartkowiak from UW Madison’s Evening & Executive MBA Career Management Ctr. will lead our program which will start with a short session on how to get the most out of any networking event…then we’ll get our networking going!
  • Appetizers provided with a cash bar!
  • The evening will start with a short educational session on how to get the most out of any networking event.
  • The structured format will have you rotating to get introduced to someone new every 3 minutes or so, so that you can maximize the amount of new contacts you make that night.
  • The facilitator will make sure to keep it LIVELY & FUN!
  • After the structured networking there will also be time for unstructured networking. 

More Reasons to Attend!

About our facilitator, Ellen Bartkowiak


4:30 Registration

5:00 to 6:30pm

Networking Event


The Coliseum Bar & Banquet
232 Olin Avenue
Madison, WI

Fees & Registration

GMA SHRM members may register for this FREE event online.

Advance registration is requested.

 Click here for member online registration.

The GMA SHRM Philanthropy Committee is supporting Operation Homefront by collecting items for care packages to send to troops now mainly stationed in Afghanistan. Chapter members can bring any item on the Operation Homefront list to a Strategic Summit or Toolbox and drop it in the designated donation box.

To support the SHRM Foundation, the committee will also be collecting the following items in new or gently used condition throughout the program year to hold a book sale at the GMA SHRM Human Capital Conference on May 15, 2012 .

Professional development books, Personal development books, Children’s books, Fiction and DVDs

For more information visit our Philanthropy Information Page.


More Reasons to Attend...

You’ve asked so we’ve delivered—More Membership Interaction aka Networking

New Year’s Resolutions….Challenge yourself to get to know your fellow GMA SHRM Chapter members!

Would you like to meet other HR Professionals with similar responsibilities or in your industry? Here’s your chance!

Maybe you are a Solo-Practitioner...Have you met someone from that group?

Would you like to find a colleague who has completed a project like the one you’re working on right now to bounce some ideas off of them?

Whether you’re practiced at this or not, this event will help you focus on expanding your professional resources.

Most of all...success depends on your participation! 


Our Facilitator

Whether you are focused on a goal or exploring your options, Ellen Bartkowiak, is an empathetic and hard hitting career counselor that will help you reach an answer. As the current Associate Director of MBA Career Management Center at the Wisconsin School of Business, Ellen works with the Evening and Executive MBA Students to achieve their career goals. As a certified career coach and career counselor, Ellen coaches and guides mid-career professionals through their individual sessions and workshops to help them pursue their career goals that best represent their unique values, personalities and strengths. As an experienced career counselor, she brings over 15 years of experience to the table. She has her Career Coaching Certificate from the Career Coach Academy, a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from University of Wisconsin-Whitewater and a Masters’ degree in Counseling from University of Wisconsin-Platteville. When she’s not working at the Business School, she’s either teaching Pilates Classes or playing with her two boys; Jake and Cooper.



For more information contact:

GMA SHRM Management Team
2830 Agriculture Dr.
Madison, WI 53718
(608) 204-9814
fax (608) 204-9818

Program Schedule subject to change.