Conexiones networking events are hosted by our corporate partners and feature breakout sessions lead by guest presenters.  With the help of our Conexiones committee, HPGM introduces our members to topics related to leadership and career development, best practices, and national trends, as well as Milwaukee initiatives and organizations.




5:30-5:50pm                    Registration & Networking

5:50-6:00pm                    Welcome

6:00-7:00pm                    Breakout Sessions (see options below)

7:00-8:00pm                    Networking, Cocktails & Appetizers at Snifters, 606 S. 5th St.


Registration for this event is now closed, but walk-ins are welcome!


1. The Empowered Leader: Being present for professional and personal happiness

Have you ever felt like you were being pulled in several different directions at all once?  We have many things each day that beckon our attention and most often we meet the needs of our daily world with our hearts and minds elsewhere not present with our physical body.

In this session, you will learn what it means to be fully present and practice strategies to increase your ability to be more aware in the moment, to manage distractions, and bring more fulfillment and happiness to your life.  Mindfulness strategies are scientifically proven to reduce stress, increase focus and concentration and provide an overall greater sense of well-being.  Find out through an experiential presentation how making small shifts has a tremendous impact on your mind and body.


2. Your Online Breakthrough:Using Social Media to Boost your Business and your Brand

According to the Pew Research Center, approximately 74% of online adults (18+) utilize social media on a daily basis.  Even the most traditional organizations have adopted and adapted to various social media platforms. However, with so many different platforms available and heavy competition on all of them, it can be difficult to set your brand apart and carve out your place on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.

Is your brand being represented the way you want it to on social media?  Are you using social media platforms for your own personal and professional development? 

Social media panel experts will share knowledge about the social media landscape, identifying current patterns and trends. Identify opportunities that could lead to creating better brand awareness for you or your business, utilizing various social media channels. Receive a free digital headshot for your social media page/platform!


3. Finding Courage: The Introvert’s Guide to Meaningful Connections

Networking, meeting other potential colleagues, business leads and establishing meaningful connections can be difficult, especially for those of us to whom it does not come naturally.  

How do others, who do this so well, generate a strong network of support and establish meaningful connections with others?  What is their secret and how can you breakthrough?

Learn from some top leaders at Aurora Health Care and other HPGM partner organizations on how they approach these important interactions and have established practices that make these networking opportunities so fruitful. Top performers establish themselves not on their raw ability alone, but also through the deep and meaningful connections through purposeful networking.