The Hunter Network Group began a couple of years ago, with a total of six people meeting in a hotel for dinner. Today, with the help and assistance of AAPM Head Office and local marketing, the group has grown to around 30-45 attendees. The group meets over a sit-down dinner and regularly invites a guest speaker to provide practice managers with industry updates or tips and tricks, along with some local healthcare related trades.
As the Hunter Networking Host, I encourage attendees to suggest topics they would like to hear about or whether they indeed want a speaker at the next event or not. The usual answer is yes, however I do try to organise intermittent network events that are just networking, to ensure attendees who prefer this receive a good balance of social networking interaction and speakers at these events.
Our network meets six times a year in February, April, June, August/September and November.
Elizabeth Jones, CPM F MAAPM
AAPM NSW/ACT State Committee Member
Hunter Networking Group Host