16 October 2019

Leaders of the future: Effective networking for mid-career professionals

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SCI's Mid-Career Group

London, UK

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This is the second meeting of the SCI mid-career group. The mid-career group examines what is needed for a mid-career professional who wishes to develop in their current role or is thinking about their next career step. In the inaugural meeting, a number of taster workshops were run, focusing on career development. In this event the focus is on networking.

A ‘mid-career professional’ is defined as someone who:

  • has greater than 10 years’ career experience
  • is in a 2nd or 3rd role or has developed specialised expertise in a particular area
  • wishes to develop in their current role or is thinking about their next step up the career ladder

Networking can be a useful tool to enable career changes and is an easy way to gain and maintain relationships with other professionals within the wider scientific industry. Networking can enable; new customer relationships, broadening knowledge and skills, career opportunities, personal development, new professional areas and potential investments.

This evening event consists of a networking focused talk, followed by a speed networking event. The speaker Nigel Fenwick (Head of Global Talent & People Development at Croda) will speak about the importance of networking to support career development and innovation. The speed networking event will allow participants to put the discussed networking techniques into practice while making new industry contacts.

This event follows What can Big Data do for Chemistry II.


For more information and to register for What can Big Data do for Chemistry II, please click here.

What can Big Data do for Chemistry II
Leaders of the future: Effective networking for mid-career professionals
Welcome and review of inaugural mid-career event
Gemma White, GSK
Keynote talk: Developing your network for career development & innovation
Nigel Fenwick, Croda
Introduction and preparation for networking activity
Networking activity
Feedback and review

Venue and Contact


14/15 Belgrave Square

Conference Team

Tel: +44 (0)20 7598 1561

Email: conferences@soci.org


Attendance to this event is free of charge, however places are limited and SCI reserve the right to restrict access to the target audience – as based on the definition of a ‘mid-career professional’, specified above.

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