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March Membership Lunch

March Membership Lunch

Thursday, March 21, 2024
12:00 PM - 1:15 PM (EDT)

Gainesville-Alachua County Association of REALTORS

1750 Northwest 80 Boulevard
Gainesville, FL 32606-9177
United States
1 Seat Remaining

Event Details

 Join your NCFAA peers and industry friends for lunch to network and share ideas. We look forward to seeing you there live and in-person! Please use the link above to register and save your seat. 

Speaker: Dr. Debbie Phillips, Ph.D., CPM

Lunch Session Topic: Networking vs. Netweaving

Networking is hardly a new concept; it’s been around as long as people have been exchanging ideas and information on a variety of subjects including introducing one another to opportunities. Networking as defined by Webster is to “interact with other people, to exchange information and develop contacts, especially to further one’s career.” Netweaving on the other hand is to establish common bonds with others to build upon the “collective genius” in order to gain momentum toward a particular goal or for a mutual cause. The method in which one approaches networking or netweaving is influenced by their generation, experience and personality. The additional layer of today’s hyper-connectivity creates both advantages and disadvantages in a world where relationships can be strengthened or destroyed by a click of a button. To some, networking is a business imperative and to others, it’s innate to a person’s DNA. To most, networking is both formal and informal and can result in long term value.

Learning outcomes:
• Understanding generational approaches to networking
• Debunking myths of networking
• Overcoming barriers and increasing effectiveness in networking
• Approaching networking for the long haul

About Our Guest Speaker:
 Debbie Phillips is an internationally recognized real estate professional with over 35 years of experience with diverse property types. As an entrepreneur, Debbie has a multi-faceted career including developing world class leadership development programs and talent management strategies. She was recognized in 2019 as a Woman of Influence in Real Estate by Globe Street

 and was awarded the first Real Estate Award of Excellence as a Certified Property Manager (CPM) in 2015 by the Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM). In addition to her private consulting, Debbie serves as President of the Real Estate Career Academy, a non-profit that focuses on career awareness for those exploring careers in real estate. Debbie completed her Ph.D. from Georgia Tech, where she developed an Employee Engagement Model for the Multi-Housing Industry. In addition to teaching and consulting, Debbie is an author and nationally acclaimed speaker.

“Dr Phillips has a unique ability to review an enterprise from the outside (as an outsider) and with limited exposure to identify new and meaningful ways to deploy talent and maximize the return on human resources…read more” Rick Bradshaw, Principal TPA Group

“Debbie Phillips is one of the most inspiring people in our industry. Her passion is undeniable and her knowledge priceless. Debbie instructed the first marketing class I ever attended as a multifamily professional in 1997- and I still remember how I felt when I left the class…read more” Melanie Gersper, Chief Operating Officer ACRE

Attendee Agreement

By registering and attending any NCFAA class, meeting, or event you are agreeing to our Safety Liability Agreement. As deemed necessary, additional requirements will be added below:

  • If you are sick, caring for an ill person, or may have recently been exposed to COVID-19 we ask that you stay home for self-quarantine. 
  • Wash your hands or use hand sanitizer often, especially after touching high traffic areas. 
**Communicable diseases such as COVID-19 can be highly contagious viruses that pose inherent risks that cannot be fully eliminated regardless of care or precautions taken. As such, by participating in classes, meetings, or events hosted by NCFAA in any facility you hereby assert you do so voluntarily and that by participating you knowingly assume any and all risks related to COVID-19 or other communicable diseases.

For More Information:

Robert Carroll (Member)
Robert Carroll (Member)
CNPR Association Executive NCFAA (352)333-0333

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We reserve the right to use photographs/videos taken at any event sponsored by the association without the express written permission of those included within the photograph/video. We may use the photograph/video in publications or other media material produced, used or contracted by association including, but not limited to: social media platforms, brochures, invitations, publications, magazines, television, website, etc.

Any person that does not wish to have their photo taken or distributed must contact the association and communicate, in writing, their intentions. These requests will be accomodated; however a photopgraph must be included for identification purposes (and will be held in confidence).