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Course information

Full information on the course can be found in the course description brochure.

The training course The Art of Networking will cover the following aspects of networks and networking:


The training course The Art of Networking has three integral parts:

The five day face-to face seminar is embedded within two phases which are facilitated by an internet-based platform for collaboration and learning, and by other synchronous and asynchronous online communication tools.

Practice orientation
Participants will be encouraged to share in the course real cases,challenges or plans related to their own networking practice. Thus, The Art of Networking will ensure that the training content will be relevant for participants' professional practice and create an added value through the opportunity for joint problem-solving.

Mix of working methods
Short theoretical inputs will be combined with action-oriented methods: role plays, group work, dicsussion and reflective rounds. In addition, project work and hands-on sessions will be facilitated. Many of the networking and networking competences dealt with will be put into practice during the training.

Peer learnng
The organisers firmly believe that the participants will learn from each other at least as much as they may learn from the course facilitators and the training materials provided. Consequently, collaborative forms of learning will be encouraged and facilitated.

Evaluation and transfer
The course organisers will put much emphasis on feedback and course evaluation activities to make sure that participants' needs will be met and the training can be optimized.
Participants will be invited to develop concrete plans on how to integrate the new knowledge into their professional practice. In the transfer phase, they can count on support from the course facilitators.

Course description