Natural Networking

Natural Networking

“If we create networks with the sole intention of getting something, we won’t succeed. We can’t pursue the benefits of networks; the benefits ensue from investments in meaningful activities and relationships.” — Adam Grant, Give and Take
Personal Effectiveness
Tuesday 30 January
4:00pm5:00pmUK time

Over a social and snappy 60 minute session we'll think differently about the act of networking, reframing its purpose and arming ourselves with useful tools to 'do it' with more confidence and intention.

Wouldn’t it be great if we could reframe networking from a sometimes painful cliché, into a purposeful endeavour that furthers our learning, enriches our community and wins us new work and collaborations?

Because networking's not often something that we actively want to 'do'. The act itself is easily perceived as an off-putting prospect or necessary evil in the modern, connected world of work.

But when framed and approached in the right way, networking (in so far as sharing learning, building communities and forging new relationships around our goals) can become a positive pursuit — and a valuable way to refine our skills in creative thinking and communication.

What we'll cover:

• A purpose statement for networking
• Playing to our natural strengths
• Telling our own story with clarity
• Listening to learn
• Reciprocity and why givers win

How the session will be structured:

We'll balance conversation with your facilitator sharing some new methods, and ways of thinking about the topic. There'll be lots to try out there and then, and plenty to take away and apply. Alongside group discussion, we'll make use of smaller breakout rooms on one or two occasions.

Who the session's for:

Anyone who wants to make more of networking, irrespective of their starting point.

Tuesday 30 January
4:00pm5:00pmUK time
Want to see the session slides in advance?
Want to see the session slides in advance?

You'll find those below, downloadable as a PDF. And following the session you'll receive a course pack with a companion eCourse, helpful tools and other curated resources.

They're here!