Target Presents - Expanding Your Professional Relationships
Thursday, June 10, 2010 from 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM (PDT)
Please join us on June 10th to learn a painless and simplified method to expanding professional relationships. Professional relationships should be all about meeting new people… but with a purpose. Hosting this event will be Brian Buford and Jim Hoar from Target Corporation. They will share with you a combined 31 years of experience of navigating networking events. Please join us for this fun and interactive evening!
REGISTRATION BEGINS AT 6:30 PM
PROGRAM PROMPTLY BEGINS AT 7:00 PM AT THE GRAMMY MUSEUM
NETWORKING, FREE APPETIZERS & NO HOST BAR TO FOLLOW AT THE TARGET TERRACE
MEET OUR SPEAKERS/FACILITATORS
Jim is the Senior Consultant and Project Champion for Target External Partnerships, a program that seeks to develop relationships with colleges and universities for executive education and campus recruiting.
In his 23 years at Target Corporation Jim has held a variety of positions in merchandising, technology services, and human resources. Career highlights include Captain of Target’s Business Analyst training program, Creator of Target’s Merchant Assessment program, Creator of Target’s New Buyer training program, and currently Program Manager of the Target MBA Pilot.
Jim received his M.A. in Business/Marketing Education from the University of Minnesota, and his B.S. in Food/Beverage Merchandising from the University of Wisconsin – Stout.
Brian Buford, Ph.D.
Talent Management and Planning
Brian is the Principal Consultant in the Talent Management and Planning at Target Corporation in Minneapolis, MN. Brian’s primary responsibility at Target is managing the leadership development program for top talent. Since the program’s inception in 2005, Brian has worked with 145 leaders across all functions. He has also managed the team of internal leadership development consultants, created an internal executive coaching function, and designed corporate-wide training on leading organizational change, innovation, teamwork, and talent management. Brian is a requested keynote speaker, facilitator and coach at all levels. Brian received his PhD from the University of Iowa, where his research focused on leadership effectiveness. He is an active member of the Conference Board’s Council on Executive Coaching, works with several nonprofit organizations
When & Where
National Black MBA Association Los Angeles Chapter
VISION ~ MISSION
Established in 1970, the National Black MBA Association is dedicated to the creation of educational opportunities and economic growth for Black business professionals and the African-America community.
The National Black MBA Association achieves its mission three principal ways:
- Providing innovative programs to stimulate intellectual and economic growth.
- Building partnerships with key stakeholders who help facilitate this growth.
- Increasing awareness of and access to graduate management education programs and career opportunities in management fields.