• Training Room

    SPIRAL - Networking with external partners
    Provider   Organisational and Staff Development Unit

    This workshop will provide academic, research and knowledge exchange staff with an insight into mechanisms and strategies for improving engagement with networking opportunities and managing the outcome of these. It will empower staff in networking situations and help overcome feelings

Duration 1 half day

Course Type Workshop

Booking Status Waiting List

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Target Audience: For those who would like to gain an overview and awareness of the key aspects of working with external industry partners

This practical 4 hour workshop is for academic, research and knowledge exchange leaders who would like to improve their networking skills and the value gained from networking opportunities. Providing practical strategies and techniques, this workshop will allow participants to focus on planning, acting and reflecting on networking as well as maximising the impact of opportunities that present themselves.

By the end of the workshop participants will:

  • Have a practical toolkit to support engagement with networking
  • Understand the value of planning networking opportunities
  • Be aware of networking opportunities beyond academic and industry conferences
  • Be able to apply techniques for maximising the impact from networking opportunities in the longer term

Delivered By: Dave McKay, Alterity


We want our events to run at full capacity to ensure value for money and to get the most from group interactions and discussions. Cancelling attendance at a course should only be done as a last resort (some of our events are delivered by consultants and we would incur a high fee if we need to cancel events based on low numbers). Demand is high for our events with many having a waiting list and when a booking is made, others are turned away on the strength of that booking. If you have to cancel an event we would appreciate as much notice as possible (at least 48 hours), and this can be done via the "go to my bookings" link on the right.

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