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Building your people network

Creating connections for professional success

Jennifer Stine

How well you build relationships in your company and industry—that is, networking with people—is a key skill that directly impacts your effectiveness in your organization at all levels in your career. A strong network will help you and your group move its agenda forward and will provide you with opportunities for professional growth. But networks don’t happen overnight: they take time to develop.

In this practical, interactive course, Jennifer Stine explains why networks are important. You'll learn what strong, effective business networks look like and understand the common barriers to developing them. You'll then map your own network—in both a current and a desired state—and discover strategies that will help you both build and maintain a strong network. The best time to develop your network is before you really need it. Join in to get started today.

What you'll learn-and how you can apply it

By the end of this live online course, you’ll understand:

  • Why networking is important
  • Common barriers to networking and how to overcome them
  • What strong networks look like and how to build them
  • What your current network looks like and how it can be enhanced

And you’ll be able to:

  • Overcome mindsets that are keeping you from building strong networks
  • Feel more confident networking
  • Think strategically about your own network and take action to develop it

This training course is for you because...

  • You're looking to progress your skills and career and would like to see more opportunities.
  • You've faced challenges in influencing your group or business or getting acceptance for new ideas, products, or initiatives.
  • You're a manager or leader looking to improve your leadership effectiveness and organizational savvy.


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About your instructor

  • Jennifer (Jenny) Stine has been teaching organizational behavior, teamwork, and leadership for close to a decade. Her teaching experience includes a master’s level organizational behavior course at Harvard Extension and short professional development courses in leadership and teamwork at Harvard’s Division of Continuing Education. Jenny has also practiced these skills in senior-level leadership roles, including at MIT, where she was the founding director of the Professional Education Office; at Harvard, where she led executive education for the Graduate School of Education; and as a learning and development consultant for industry, including ongoing work at Accenture. She holds a PhD from Stanford.


The timeframes are only estimates and may vary according to how the class is progressing