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by Emily Klehm
Full disclosure: I hate networking. I’m not on LinkedIn, I loathe going into a room where I don’t really know someone and having to strike up a conversation (it’s so much like college: “What’s your major?”) and if “networking” is in the title of an event, I usually skip it. I know there are a million articles explaining both why networking is important and how to do it, but this is just how I am. I can’t help it.
So, imagine my surprise when my colleague asked me to write a blog about it!
Imagine a world where everyone working in animal welfare knows and implements all of the best practices, is up on the latest trends and is maximizing lifesaving to the greatest extent possible. Where there are no groups left behind, struggling or using outdated policies and procedures. Where all of the organizations around you, in your backyard, your state and your region are working collaboratively and effectively. Where everyone is “on the same page.”