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 I will be in a training class in Arlington that week and would love to meet up with any MTers in the vicinity.

BJ_Marshall's picture

This sounds like a great opportunity for us to hold our DC/MD/VA quarterly meet-up. I'll send out a post shortly in the Meet-Up section of the forums - please check that out. We'd love to have you!!

- BJ

thebeezer's picture

 Looking forward to it!

BJ_Marshall's picture

Let's plan for our regular meet-up around this time so we can include THEBEEZER. I'll propose standard logistics:

We'll meet at Blacks Bar and Kitchen (http://www.blacksbarandkitchen.com/)

Location
7750 Woodmont Ave.
Bethesda, MD 20814
Phone: 301.652.5525
Map

Agenda
1. Welcome/Introductions if there are newcomers (7:00 p.m.) - Who you are, where you're from, and when and why you discovered Manager Tools.|
2. Update from last meet-up (7:15) - Have you overcome any of the challenges you mentioned in the last meeting? How did you do it and what was the outcome?
3. Your most powerful manager tool(s) (8:00 p.m.) - Which tools have been the most successful or effective for you? Why? Are there any that you've tried that haven't worked?
4. Adjourn (9:00 p.m. or whenever).

I know this is far in the future, but September and October look pretty busy for me, and November is just a wash-out since THEBEEZER can be with us in December.

Let's shoot for Monday evening, December 12.

dmbaldwin's picture

Hey BJ,

Count me in. I can be there. Thanks so much for setting this up!

Dave 

thebeezer's picture

Thanks BJ for setting this up.

Roger

rgbiv99's picture

I'm down.

DPWade's picture

Looks good to me.

-Dave

kaystr's picture

I may want to come, I work in Maryland so I know where Bethesda is but live further north so for me it would depend on the weather. This may be a weird question but would I be the only female if I go? I'd be a newbie and a chick so I might feel little out of place.

BJ_Marshall's picture

Kaystr,

I've heard from at least one woman, rbgiv99, and I talked to a few people at the DC Effective Manager/Communications Conference I just attended (freaking AWESOME, by the way). You will not be the only female.

I look forward to meeting you.

- BJ

BJ_Marshall's picture

I sent out an e-mail to previous DC Conference attendees and got a couple bites. I've made reservations for 6:45 p.m. under the name Marshall.

Looking forward to seeing you all there!

- BJ

thebeezer's picture

I look forward to a great meetup tomorrow!

DPWade's picture

I'll be there....Mr. Auzenne maybe?

-Dave

thebeezer's picture

BJ, Kate, Faisal and I had a great meal and wonderful conversation about MT, interviewing, and building our networks. It was wonderful to meet people like me that are trying to get better at what they do while dealing with the daily challenges of management. I highly encourage those of you in the area to attend the next meetup. I look forward to keeping in touch with my new members of my network!

DPWade's picture

I got pulled into a presentation prep late that day...sorry I missed it.

-Dave

BJ_Marshall's picture

Dave,

Sorry we missed you! We didn't talk about our next meet-up, but in the meantime you can join the conversation on LinkedIn:

At our meet-up this past Monday, we decided to start a LinkedIn group to help facilitate discussions in between our quarterly meet-ups. You can find us in LinkedIn by searching for "Manager Tools DC Networking Group" or by following this link:

http://www.linkedin.com/groups/Manager-Tools-DC-Networking-Group-4216392?itemaction=mclk&anetid=4216392&impid=&pgkey=anet_search_results&actpref=anetsrch_name&trk=anetsrch_name&goback=.mid_I3286306864*42.gdr_1323865316605_1

Hope to see you there!

- BJ