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psn21YNPN Pittsburgh is excited to launch the Professional Support Network (PSN)! This new program combines elements of networking, mentorship, and skills development in a virtual setting for young professionals in Pittsburgh. Facilitators will guide learning, discussion, and peer connection opportunities, designing each session to meet the needs of the group.

Sessions start in April and run through June. Our first three topics are:

  • Non-profit Finance 101 – meets the 3rd Thursday of the month from 6-7pm: focusing on budgeting basics, basics of grant writing, and how to develop your skills in this area
  • Developing Leadership Skills – meets the 2nd Wednesday of the month from 5:30-6:30pm: focusing on meeting facilitation, managing up, and effective workplace communication
  • Self-Marketing and Advocacy – meets the 1st Tuesday of the month from 6-7pm: focusing on career path navigation and leveraging your skills

 

To become a participant in the PSN, you must:

  • Be a YNPN Pittsburgh Member or be willing to join as a member upon start of the program (membership is $25 annually with discounts offered for students, veterans, and service fellows. Learn more at ynpnpgh.org/membership)
  • Attend three 60-minute sessions over three months, and complete any pre-session assignments (no more than 30 minutes for each session)
  • Be willing to actively participate in discussion and learning with other participants
  • No fee will be required for this pilot program; there will be a charge for participation in future cohorts

 

Accepting registrations until Friday, April 2nd. Click the link to sign up: https://forms.gle/8v9GRXbd97MWQYsLA

Can’t decide? Do more than one session!

 

Questions? Email Beci Russell, YNPN Board Member and Mentorship Program Manager at mentorship@ynpnpgh.org. We hope you’ll join us!

 

Volunteer PSN facilitators:

  • Have a professional skill to share with young professionals to increase their development and confidence 
  • Commit to leading two successive 3-month long learning series on your chosen topic (a 6-month minimum commitment)
  • Support coordination of a cohort including scheduling meetings, communicating pre-session assignments, and evaluation of sessions