Networking in the Public Service

Building partnerships and networks is one of the core principles in the Clerk of the Privy Council's Blueprint 2020 vision document. Over the coming years, public servants will be connecting with Canadians more than ever, as well as with the private and not-for-profit sectors that serve the public interest. Are you looking for an organized way to build your network? Do you want to make connections that will enhance the professional services you provide and will advance your career? Do you wonder if you have the "right" qualities to be effective at networking? When attending events, are you confident approaching others, joining conversations and talking about yourself? Would you like to build a professional and personal set of contacts, or launch a post-retirement business? This workshop explains five principles of effective network-building and helps you to choose activities suited to your personality type. You'll practice self-introduction; learn to meet and talk business with others; draft your network-building plan; and see the opportunities, in-person and electronic, that surrounds you. Bring your business cards to exchange and your experiences to share. Take away new connections, new confidence, and a system for building and tracking your network.
There are no prerequisites for this course.
1 Day/Lecture & Lab
Recently hired public servants who will benefit from learning to network early in their careers; mid-career public servants who want to build their networks and improve their networking skills; near-retirement public servants who want to plan their transition into a well-connected life after leaving government work; and anyone who wants to learn the principles and techniques of network-building
  • How Networking Can Boost Your Career
  • Personality Types Yours and Others'
  • Places to Network and People to Meet
  • Networking at Events
  • Distance Networking
  • Develop Your Network-Building Plan

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