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CPD Networking

Course Overview

A network is defined as ‘a group or system of interconnected people or things’. In modern society networking has changed the way we interact with other people on a professional and personal level. Networking as a skill can be a powerful tool for persuasion and change as well as forming unique relationships that often defy traditional hierarchical structures and limitations.

In this short course, learners will understand the difference between networking and hierarchy by critiquing the bureaucratic approach to organisation. Learners will gain an understanding of how networks can react to complex situations. Understand the power of networked communication and the ability to articulate how society, state and business utilise networks to create change and action. Learners will recognise the value of engaging, investing and building upon their own personal networking relationships and professional connectivity.

This short course is particularly well suited to graduates or anybody looking to improve their employability prospects.

Key Information

Course Length
7 hours

Course Level
Level CPD

Learning Method(s)
Online materials
Online assessment

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  • Fully online course
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Section 1: Networks vs. hierarchies

  • Critique the bureaucratic approach to organisation
  • Describe how networks react to complex situations
  • Compare networks to hierarchal organisation

Section 2: The power of networks

  • Articulate how society, state and business uses coercive and persuasive power to create action
  • Explain how society has evolved organisation to favour networked communication

Section 3: Persuading the network society

  • Conclude which sort of networks are appropriate for creating change in society
  • Draw a conclusion as to why changemakers like Greta Thunberg are such powerful voices in global change
  • Devise approaches to orchestrate change in any organisation in the future

Section 4: It’s a small world

  • Recognise the value of engaging and investing in your own network

Section 5: Creative minds don’t think alike

  • Identify and analyse potential development activities that will improve your professional connectivity

Section 6: Variety is the spice of life; it gives it all its flavour

  • Demonstrate an awareness of how diverse networks can foster new ways of thinking by connecting you to people whose viewpoints, insights, resources and lived experiences differ from your own

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