Learning Bites – Networking
Networking enables colleagues to share ideas, expertise and insights about topics they care deeply about. Over time, networking can lead to the development of close personal relationships based on mutual support, and these relationships can contribute to colleagues’ thinking and development and enhance the collective knowledge of their organisations.
The objectives of this bite are to help participants:
- Review what networking is and isn’t
- Discuss why they should develop their network
- Learn tools to help identify and grown their network
- Start to develop their networking brand
We discuss approaches to building your network, including identifying your existing network, strengthening existing ties, identifying suitable occasions for networking, being open to new contacts and monitoring your network over time. We use tools such as the Networking Bullseye and the Mutual Benefits Map to help with this, and challenge participants to consider their personal brand and how they relate to others, thus stimulating a higher level of self-awareness to help them build the relationships that matter.
Available e-Learning modules to create a blended learning programme for delegates: