Networking for Researchers

Networking for Researchers for scientific researchers wanting to gain confidence by improving their networking skills, or mentor others through the networking process. It will enable you to:

  • Understand the underlying theory and importance of networking, and how to use your research and career goals to guide you in finding appropriate networking opportunities;
  • Learn how to research and prepare key resources to help you build an effective network;
  • Learn strategies for approaching and connecting with potential contacts, and how to follow up - both in person and online;
  • Learn strategies for nurturing your networking contacts, and how to leverage them to advance your research and career.

This course is divided into 3 modules, with 4 hours of learning - 15 minute lessons.

  • Module 1: Why network?

    How to examine the different purposes, challenges and opportunities related to building your network.

  • Module 2: Getting ready to work

    How to prepare key resources to help you build an effective network.

  • Module 3: Connect with new networking contacts

    Strategies to approach and connect with potential network contacts, both in-person and online.

  • Module 4: Nurturing and harnessing the power of your network

    How to follow up on initial approaches and how to apply strategies to leverage your network that will advance your research or career.