I found this quotation in a book called The Alliance, which has served as a foundation for my thinking about the employee journey, from start to finish, in schools. Consider sharing it with your teams in advance of conferences or meetings with people outside your school.
Knowledge isn’t valuable unless shared. Every Monday, Reid [Hoffman’s] venture capital firm, Greylock Partners, distributes a list of all the external people each partner is scheduled to meet with that week. This allows the rest of the partners to trade notes and suggest questions that might generate useful insights or valuable connections. Reid also asks the Greylock Consumer Team to regularly circulate their answers to the question, “Who was the most interesting person you talked to this week?”