NAA is pleased to offer a variety of Webinars, each designed to introduce valuable information and resources aimed at strengthening the field of afterschool.

Webinar: Engage, Connect, and Network at NAA17!

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Thursday, March 9, 2017 1:00PM EST

Designed for registered participants of NAA’s Annual Convention.

Conventions hold the promise of meaningful, in-person connections with like-minded colleagues - opportunities that are simply not possible through email and social media. With that in mind, NAA is making a concerted effort to foster a Convention culture of inclusion, effective engagement, networking and relationship building. A little planning prior to your attendance will reward you with a more meaningful experience and a strong professional network - one that can support you year-round!

Participants of the Webinar will learn:

  • Ideas and steps for creating your own strategic networking plan for Convention.
  • Ways to maximize even small networking moments that occur throughout the event.
  • How your personality and energy level is a factor and specific tips for both introverts and extroverts.

Seasoned participant of NAA’s Convention?
We’ve got you covered! The webinar will discuss how stepping into a “host” role by welcoming less seasoned participants and promoting engagement between participants can assist you with your own networking and leadership goals.


Robbie Samuels has been recognized as a networking expert by Inc. and Lifehacker, and profiled in Stand Out: How to Find Your Breakthrough Idea and Build a Following Around It by Dorie Clark. Since 2009, his engaging and fun presentations have helped a wide array of audiences increase their confidence when it comes to relationship-building – whether through networking, fundraising, or sales. His clients have included Marriott International, Cornell University, and PA Consulting to name a few. He passionately believes everyone should stop wasting time networking and shares how through his signature session, “Art of the Schmooze.”