Networking Events and Classes to Help Boost Your Career

Channel that back-to-school energy into learning new skills and expanding your professional network.

Looking to learn something new or connect with like-minded professionals? Get started with this list of networking events and professional development classes!

Networking Events in Your City

OTTAWA | RÄNDĀ VO͞O | Ottawa’s Premier 5 à 7 Business Social | NOV 10 |

RÄNDĀ VO͞O is a chic, upbeat, and dynamic 5 et 7 premier business networking social experience that brings together hundreds of high achieving professionals, entrepreneurs and small business owners. Expect an inclusive, relaxed yet engaging atmosphere that allows you to develop authentic relationships with like-minded professionals from diverse industries.

TORONTO |The Hip Haus presents: The Return of our Professionals Networking Event | SEPT 23

The Hip Haus delivers social gatherings in an atmosphere where networking with like-minded professionals can take place – no matter what your professional background or industry you’re from. 

Whether you are a creative entrepreneur, passionate about a cause, or just want to network and connect with others doing impactful things in Calgary, you’ll be inspired by this afternoon of storytelling, experience sharing and community building!

Looking to expand your professional network? Register to attend this in-person networking event at DEA Canadian College, in partnership with the United Way Lower Mainland.

Network Online

Women’s Business Network Presents: Novel Networking – Sept 22
It’s back-to-school time, which means learning new things and making new friends! Pull out your backpack and your Lisa Frank binders and join your friendly neighbourhood Novel Networkers online.

Empower After Hours Networking – Monthly on the second and fourth Tuesdays at 7:30 pm ET
No matter what industry you’re in, whether you’re a business owner, salesperson, financial advisor, attorney, therapist, contractor, banker or any other profession, this event is for you. Join Empower Business Connection networking meetings, seminars, and events to meet new people, grow relationships and learn business techniques to help you succeed and grow.

Back to School: 5 Online Courses to Level-up Your Skills

Data Analysis and Visualization Foundations Specialization

Enhance your career by learning to analyze data using Excel spreadsheets and create stunning visualizations and interactive dashboards with Cognos. In this course, you will learn the core principles of data analysis and visualization and then practise communicating your data discoveries through hands-on assignments.

Conquering the Fear of Public Speaking

The fear of public speaking is real. Whether you are a beginner or experienced speaker, fear and anxiety are always a factor. However, with conscious and constant practice, you can overcome them and become an awesome speaker. This FREE course will teach you how to get over the fear of speaking in public and handle the anxiety of approaching the stage or standing in front of an audience.

The Manager’s Toolkit: A Practical Guide to Managing People at Work

Whether you are a first-time manager in a shop or a middle manager in an office, the same managerial skills apply to every workplace. This FREE course will give you practical tips and strategies for managing people in any workplace.

The Science of Well-Being

In this FREE course, you will engage in a series of challenges designed to increase your own happiness and build more productive habits. Professor Laurie Santos reveals misconceptions about happiness, annoying features of the mind that lead us to think the way we do, and the research that can help us change. You will ultimately learn how to incorporate wellness into your life.

Learn the Fundamentals of Graphic Design

Learn the fundamental concepts of graphic design and how to use them to create simple graphics in this FREE course taught by experts at Digital Marketing Institute.

Good with Words: Writing and Editing Specialization

Perhaps the most important thing students and professionals of all kinds can do to improve their effectiveness is to become good with words. This series of FREE courses focuses on writing skills, including how to simplify information in a reader-friendly way, give and receive high-quality feedback, and consistently hit deadlines.