Networking for Success: love it or hate it, we all have to do it

Claire Pickerden - Collaboration Development Manager, White Rose University Consortium

Networking is an important professional activity.  The social and knowledge capital we gain from our networks is linked to our role and career success. In the university sector, given the current funding and partnership environments, you need to be a member of multiple networks, including those related to any research discipline, knowledge transfer, public engagement and impact requirements. The White Rose University Consortium has been creating successful collaborations for 20 years, working across 16 faculties, 110 schools, and nearly 9,700 academics that make up the research intensive universities of Leeds, Sheffield and York. In this interactive workshop, we will share some advice, techniques and our experiences of connecting with people at all levels to create those all important contacts and build those mutually beneficial relationships. We will show you that successful networking is “the ability and willingness to both help, and make use of, contacts” (30% Club).

“You simply have to do it.  You have to bother. Otherwise how would people know about you? You don’t have to go around saying I am amazing, but you can raise awareness of the things you are interested in and things you can do.”

– Professor Elena Rodriguez-Falcon, University of Sheffield

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Room Ochil 1, 2 & 3
Time 15:45 - 17:00
Date Tuesday 5th June, 2018
Theme Winning Friends & Influencing People
Style Workshop
Speakers Claire Pickerden - Collaboration Development Manager, White Rose University Consortium