Project Management Networking for Introverts, Extroverts, and In-Between-Verts

Project Management Networking for Introverts, Extroverts, and In-Between-Verts


Abby Kohut

Absolute Abby

PMIWDC Non-Member Rate

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Event Location

3150 Fairview Park Drive South
Falls Church, VA, 22042

Agenda and Cost:
11:30 am: Check in and Networking 12:00 pm: Presentation Begins 1:00 pm: Meeting Concludes There is no cost to attend the event and the Noblis cafeteria is available to purchase lunch and bring into the session. All visitors are required to check-in with security and present a valid Driver's License to gain access to the facility. Please plan on arriving 15 minutes early to ensure that you are seated in time for the noon presentation.

About the Program

Do you attend PMI or company events and walk away feeling like you could have been more successful in meeting more people? Do you wait for others to approach you? Do you feel anxious when you try to start a conversation? In today’s world networking isn't just for those NOT working. It’s a powerful personal and professional tool we can all use to leverage relationships. To advance in your project management career, it's imperative that you get comfortable with networking. But why just be comfortable when it can actually be fun??? Walk away from this interactive event knowing:

  • How to explain what you do so people will remember you
  • Why being specific when asking for help is important
  • How to identify the right networking opportunities for you
  • What “paying it forward” is all about
  • Why networking is simply making new friends
  • How to turn your networking magic into long term relationships
Special Instructions: 
This program is located at Noblis in Fairview Park. For directions, please visit Note for Non-US Citizens

For security reasons, attendees who are not U.S. citizens or legal residents (resident card holders) must register at least 5 days in advance of the event and must provide a valid passport upon entry to the facility.

The Fairview Park luncheon series is hosted at the Noblis facility, 3150 Fairview Park Drive in Falls Church, VA (across from the Fairview Park Marriott.) Pre-registration is preferred, and guest are required to show a valid U.S. government-issued ID to obtain entrance to the building. Please allow 15 minutes to complete check-in for this event.

Please contact Bill Morris ( or Kerry-Ann White ( with any questions regarding this event.

PDUs Available: 
1.00 PDUs for Certified PMs
Talent Triangle Category: 
Strategic and Business Management

About the Speaker

Abby Kohut

Absolute Abby

Abby Kohut is an award-winning speaker, author, and Human Resources professional who is known around the world as "Absolutely Abby". In the past 22 years, Abby held positions such as Senior Director of Recruiting for Kaplan, Interim Director of Recruiting for Continuum Health Partners, and Manager of Global Recruiting for Alpharma. She is responsible for helping to hire 10,000 people in 8 industries and at all career levels. Abby's website,, was selected as one of the “Top 100 Websites for Your Career” by Forbes and she was also selected as one of the top 100 influential people online according to Fast Company Magazine. She has delivered over 700 live workshops across 33 states on a variety of networking, job search, social media and business-related subjects during her RV tour around America which began in 2012. Abby has been interviewed on Fox 5, NBC, CBS, ABC, LinkedIn, Monster, Real Simple, The Ladders, Bloomberg Radio, and Forbes. In 2014, CEOWORLD Magazine rated @Absolutely_Abby one of the "Top 25 Women for your Job Search" on Twitter and Business News Daily rated @Absolutely_Abby as "1 of Top 10 Twitter Accounts Every Jobseeker Should Follow". To learn more about Abby, please visit

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