About Our Presentations

NOTE: All presentations given by Partnering Resources founder Maya Townsend unless otherwise noted.

2019

2018

2017

2016

2015

  • “Strategic Networking: On Beyond Business Cards.” New England Branch of the American Association for Laboratory Animal Science, Tufts University, MA.
  • “Strategic Networking.” The Commonwealth Institute, Boston, MA.

2014

  • “Business Ecosystem Mapping & Analysis Workshop.” Portland State University, Portland, OR.

2013

  • “The Art & Science of Networking: Yes, There Is A Science!” Emerging Practitioners in Philanthropy, Boston, MA.
  • “Creating the Conditions for a Positive Group Mentoring Experience.” Healthcare Businesswomen’s Association – Boston Chapter, Cambridge, MA.
  • “Follow the Leader: What You Need to Drive Your Organization to Achieve Its Change Goals.” Inc 500 | 5000 Conference, Washington, DC.
  • “The Forest and the Trees: Understanding Business Ecosystems.” SHRM Strategy Conference, San Diego, CA.
  • “Mapping Austin’s Adolescent Health System Using Value Network Analysis:A Tool for Mapping Complex Ecosystems and Discovering Opportunities.” Austin Organization Development Forum, Austin, TX.
  • “Networked Leadership: A Systematic, Strategic Method for Helping Clients (and You!) Build, Sustain, and Benefit from Networks.” Massachusetts Bay Organization Development Learning Group, Cambridge, MA.
  • “Networked Organizations: Assessing Business Ecosystems and Helping Organizations Find Opportunities in Our Complex World.” Massachusetts Bay Organization Development Learning Group, Cambridge, MA.
  • “Project Manager Success Across Industries: A Roundtable Exploration.” PMI Central – MA Chapter, Westborough, MA.
  • “Six Strategies for Making Change Stick (Hint: Connections Matter).” The Build Network SOLVE! Session, Cambridge, MA.
  • “Stacking the Deck: Using Hidden Networks to Identify and Develop High Potentials and Succession Plans.” SHRM Talent Management Conference, Las Vegas, NV.
  • “What Got You Here Won’t Get You There.” Main stage panelist, Inc. 500 | 5000 Conference, Washington, DC.

2012

  • “Antidote to the 10,000 Name Contact List: Networking for Introverts.” Webinar for Women in Technology International.
  • “The Art & Science of Networking: Yes, There Is A Science!” The Commonwealth Institute, Waltham, MA. Acclaimed as “one of the best sessions TCI has ever sponsored.”
  • “Becoming a Change Leader (Yes, You!)” PMI Mass Bay Professional Development Day. Acclaimed as the “best session on change ever attended.”
  • “Becoming a Change Leader (Yes, You!)” Healthcare Businesswomen’s Association Leadership Conference. Acclaimed as “best workshop attended” and “most useful session yet.”
  • “Organization Change Management.” CEM Benchmarking Conference.
  • “Stacking the Deck: Using Hidden Networks to Identify and Develop High Performers.” NEHRA Leadership Conference. Received an overall rating of 4.9 on 5.0 scale.

2011

  • “The Art and Science of Networking (Yes, There Is a Science!)” Healthcare Businesswomen’s Network – Boston. Received an overall rating of 4.9 on 5.0 scale.
  • “Becoming a Change Leader (Yes, You!): What You Need to Lead Your Project to Success.” Boston ProjectSummit Conference.
  • “Network Practices,” Social Capital Summit, Lexington, KY.
  • “Network Weaving,” Austin Healthy Adolescent Initiative, Austin, TX.
  • “Now We Have a Map: Organizational Networks Made Visible.” Austin OD Community, TX.

2010

  • “Accelerating Time to Productivity: Using Network Science for Rapid On-Boarding.” NEHRA, Burlington, MA. Received an overall rating of 4.8 on a 5.0 scale.
  • “Battling Burnout: Engaging Employees When It Matters Most.” ASQ Worcester.
  • “The Hidden Web: Inside the Informal Networks that Drive Project Performance.” PMI Central Massachusetts, Marlborough, MA.
  • “The Missing Link: Leveraging Information Networks to Improve Project Success Rates.” PMI Mass Bay. Acclaimed as “best session on networking ever attended.”

2009

  • “How Work Really Gets Done:  Leveraging Social Networks to Accelerate Change.” Midwest Talent Management Forum. Acclaimed as “best session of the day.”
  • “Network Power: Building Quality Through Networks.” ASQ Worcester.

2008

  • “How Work Really Gets Done: Capitalizing on Hidden Networks.” NEHRA Advanced Practitioner Series, Waltham, MA. Acclaimed as one of the most successful in NEHRA’s history. 
  • Keynote address: “How Work Really Gets Done: Capitalizing on Hidden Networks.” Gartner EXP HR Summit, Las Vegas, NV.
  • “Network Power: How Organizations Benefit from Growing Informal Networks.” OD Network National Conference, Phoenix, AZ.
  • “Who Trumps How: Building Networks to Build Your Career.” Webinar for Dominion Enterprises.

2007

  • “Women in Leadership: Taking a Stand and Making an Impact.” Northeastern University Women’s Leadership Conference.
  • “What are You Going to Do—Fire Me?: Keeping Employees Engaged and Sharing Knowledge through Company Closure, Outsourcing, and Layoffs.” OD Network National Conference.

2003

  • “Emergent Community: Views from Complexity Science.”  NTL Institute for Applied Behavioral Science, 2003

2002

  • “Fractals and Anthills and Jazz – Oh My!: Complex Adaptive Systems 101.” OD Network National Conference, Montreal. Acclaimed as “best in conference.”
  • “Fractals and Anthills and Jazz – Oh My!: Complex Adaptive Systems 101.” OD Learning Group, Boston, MA.
  • “Navigating Organization Culture.” OD Learning Group, Boston, MA.

2001

  • “The Future of OD: Lessons from Scenario Planning.” Chesapeake Bay OD  Network, Washington, DC.

1999

  • “Generation Gap: Implications for Human Resources.” Eastalco Aluminum Company, Maryland.

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