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  • Monday, June 24 | 3:35-4:50 PM


    CPE: 1.5

    Level: Overview

    Recommended Prerequisite: None

    Field of Study: Personal Development

    Networking is a critical skill for establishing new contacts, identifying potential employment opportunities, creating strategic partnerships and enhancing business development. In general, there are very few opportunities to develop this skill outside of engaging in the activity directly. Without sufficient training in networking, many people mistakenly approach networking as if it were a timed competition, trying to leave with as many business cards as possible and thus lose sight of the purpose of the exercise. As a result, networking can create a lot of stress when it comes time to actually meet and engage with potential connections.


    This session will equip you with advice, methods and, best of all, practice with networking. You will be given the tools to put their best foot forward, set intentions for networking and practice using those tools with guidance. This session will provide a blend of both instruction and practice with making introductions and establishing a connection, as well as steps for following up, which can then be deployed through the remainder of the conference and onward through your career.

    You Will Learn How To:

    • Implement a successful networking method that minimizes the potential stress and maximizes the potential outcome
    • Develop a strategic and measured approach to making connections
    • Identify tools to prepare for, initiate conversations with, and follow up with potential new connections

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    Michael Schidlow, CFE, CAMS-Audit

    Head of Financial Crime Risk Training and Emerging Risk Advisory, Global Internal Audit, HSBC Bank

    Michael Schidlow currently serves as the Head of Financial Crime Risk Training for HSBC Bank’s Global Internal Audit Function. In this role, Schidlow designs and delivers bespoke training courses on anti-money laundering (AML), terrorist financing, anti-bribery/corruption (ABC), and anti-financial crime best practices. Schidlow also leads the function’s Emerging Risk Advisory for North America, Latin America, and for the Global Financial Crime Risk teams. He consults on audit planning and audit scoping based on regulatory issues, enforcement actions, and external environment monitoring.

  • Schidlow Headshot
    Michael Schidlow, CFE, CAMS-Audit

    Head of Financial Crime Risk Training and Emerging Risk Advisory, Global Internal Audit, HSBC Bank

    Michael Schidlow currently serves as the Head of Financial Crime Risk Training for HSBC Bank’s Global Internal Audit Function. In this role, Schidlow designs and delivers bespoke training courses on anti-money laundering (AML), terrorist financing, anti-bribery/corruption (ABC), and anti-financial crime best practices. Schidlow also leads the function’s Emerging Risk Advisory for North America, Latin America, and for the Global Financial Crime Risk teams. He consults on audit planning and audit scoping based on regulatory issues, enforcement actions, and external environment monitoring.

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