The Young Professionals Program of Northern Fairfield County is designed to attract and retain young talent to the Northern Fairfield County Region by creating a program that will energize, engage, and empower professionals aged 21 to 35, from a cross-section of careers. This is achieved by connecting with peers, learning from leaders, growing professionally through career development, and giving back.
Networking is a key component of the program. Members and guests gather at these informal meetings to conduct business, make new contacts and develop leads. Events will be hosted in some of Northern Fairfield’s premier hot spots and unique venues that have specific offerings for young adults. Upcoming events will include Beer Tastings, a Holiday Party, Dodgeball, Sports Bar Tournaments and more.
In between networking events, roundtable forums will be held to explore relevant topics such as conflict resolution in the workplace, your professional image, navigating LinkedIn, how to network, sales techniques and more.
Twice a year, the Young Professionals of Northern Fairfield County will host Career and Professional Development workshops or seminars that will cover topics such as public speaking, interviewing skills, resume workshops, personality and career assessments and more.
Throughout the year the Young Professionals Program members will partner with local Non-Profits to assist various projects to give back to their communities.
Young Professionals Program members who request a mentor will be given one. More to come on this.
The YP group will meet twice a month on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month, and the initial schedule is as follows:
September 23rd – Oktoberfest at Old Heidelberg
October 14th – Open Forum
October 28th – Costume Party and Trivia Night at Fusion 25
November 11th – Open Forum – Selling Techniques in today’s market
December 9th – Christmas Party
January 13th – Open Forum – Conflict Resolution – Dealing with Difficult Co-workers
January 27th – Superbowl Party with Texas Hold ’em Tournament – 1st and 10 New Milford
February (both days) – Open Forums – You have the lead and the meeting but you can’t close them!
March 3rd – Open Forum
March 24th – Dodgeball and Beer Tasting
For more information about The Young Leaders Program , contact us online or call the Chamber at (203) 775-8282. We look forward to hearing from you!