For over 25 years, the Executive Networking Group of Chicagoland (ENG) has been a leading resource for mid-level Directors, VP’s and C-Suite executives in Chicagoland.  ENG provides a support system to help individuals find their ideal next step, as well as twice-monthly workshops and networking opportunities to assist in updating skills.  This program offers an incredible pool of proven management talent in all functional disciplines for both consulting projects and full-time positions.  

Annual Membership Fee: $150.00, Visitor Pass(Pay as you Go): $20.00




Friday, June 14, 2019

Check-In: 11:30

"Attaining and Retaining Job Search Referrals" - 12:00-1:30

ENG Update - 1:30-1:45

Networking - 1:45-2:45

Arlington Heights Library- 500 N Dunton Ave (Hendrickson Room)

The people who should attend the Attaining and Retaining Job Search Referrals workshop are those that want to leverage landing jobs through contacts they make via networking and from previous companies where they worked.  In most cases, effective networking efforts involve the process of creating internal advocates within a targeted company. It takes a well-defined process to know who to target, how to engage them and the kind of communicates it takes to earn their interest in helping folks in their career endeavors.

The presentation was developed as a result of gathering feedback from successful employment landings over the past seven years. Here are the takeaways we will cover during the presentation:

The importance of having job referrals as a key part of your job search.
The steps in preparing to search, find and select job referrals. 
How to get an internal sponsor to help your cause.
How to write effective introduction messages.
What to say and do with targeted individuals in face-to-face new networking conversations. 


There is an associated quiz that is meant as a quick refresher for the attending students that can be filled out during the workshop presentation.

The Job Referral Templates purpose is meant to capture referral contact and journal information as referrals are met and re-met over time.

Participants can bring their laptops so that they can walk through some of the key hands-on workshop exercises. 


Bob Rosell has performed Project Management and Software Quality Assurance roles and on several multi-year projects for companies like Motorola, Electro-Motive Diesel and Boeing. He has contributed to the development and continual improvement regarding the IL workNet workshop program. He founded Social Media Emotional Intelligence (SMEI) to focus on Job Referrals. Bob has helped place individuals through sponsored referrals, as well as shorten the transition time for people looking for work.

Thursday, June 20, 2019

Check-In:  6:30pm

"The Confident and Visionary Leader - Present Yourself to Land the Job You REALLY Want in Half the Time"! - 7-8:30pm

Community Career Center -1815 W.Diehl Rd, Suite 900, Naperville

After multiple interviews that didn't land, it may be difficult to go into the next one feeling confident.  Join consultant, Alison Henderson, as she gives you actionable tips for creating your best and most confident first impression and how to be known, liked, and trusted faster and by EACH person you interview with.  In this interactive talk, with plenty of "how to" practice, learn secrets to landing your dream job which no one has told you about! 


Alison Henderson is CEO of Moving Image Consulting and is one of 26 Certified Movement Pattern Analysts in the world.  What?  You've never heard of this (she knows) which means you don't know her secrets of how to read body language and tell what someone is thinking and what they want to hear!  Her Confident and Visionary Leader presentations have been given both here and in Europe in support of Alison's mission to bring people out of their devices and back into better business relationships.  Find her book, Reducing the Drama in Business Relationships, on Amazon.  Follow her tips on YouTube. 

Tuesday, July 23

Check-in - 11:30

"Using Social Styles Technology to Assist with Landing Your Dream Job" - 12:00-1:30

ENG Update - 1:30-1:45

Networking - 1:45-2:45 

Arlington Heights Library-500 N Dutton Ave (Hendrickson Room)

Job seekers always want to find "Culture Fit", while also wanting themselves to win positions that they love.  Shane will walk you through how to use Social Styles technology to better fit with the interviewer and determine the cultural fit for you, as the interviewee.


Shane Swanson, CLU, ChFC, CLF, CFP is Managing Director for Illinois for Mutual of Omaha Advisors, a Fortune 400 leading insurance and investment firm.  Shane has 25 years of industry experience, including successfully running 2 agencies, as well as 10 years of regional management experience.  For a large portion of his time in the financial services industry, Shane has been involved in interviewing and training interviewers on finding top talent.  Shane’s goal is to bring to bear his personal involvement in over 8,000 interviews to bear in guiding participants to a better understanding of their own social style and how to diagnose the social style of the interviewer.  Candidates that have used this training report a better ability to “connect” with the interviewer, and thus win their dream job.



All participants in ENG meetings must be an ENG member, or purchase an ENG guest pass. 

ENG Meetings are held January - November, December Meeting will be a Networking Social (Location TBD)