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Networking and Social Capital

Successful social interactions with stakeholders, team members and personal contacts are the cornerstone of the business world today. Effective networking skills are crucial during the initiating and planning phases of a project, as they can positively influence stakeholder buy-in and resource allocation. Refining your networking skill set is an important step to take to achieve success as a Project Manager.

How You Will Benefit

Students taking this course will gain insights into what networks are and how they provide benefits in your personal and professional life. Additionally, the course outlines how creating social capital among peers can be used to a Project Manager’s advantage, if it is handled appropriately. Students will also learn the consequences of possessing negative social capital, including poor team interactions and failed projects.

What You Will Learn

In this course you will learn key concepts for Networking and Social Capital including:

  • Understanding the Terms Associated with Networking and Social Capital
  • Defining the Benefits of Networking
  • Developing a Methodology and Plan of Networking
  • Recognizing the Proper Use of Social Media for Networking

Who Should Attend

This course is intended for students looking to expand their understanding of how to enhance both personal and professional connections as a means to achieving more successful outcomes.


Video-on-demand; includes 6-months digital access to all training materials.

Duration / PDU Value

This course has been approved by PMI for 1 PDU.


What is a Network?

  • Overview
  • Networking Defined by PMI

Social Capital

  • What is Social Capital?
  • Positive Social Capital
  • The Benefits of Positive Social Capital
  • What is Negative Social Capital?


  • What is Networking?
  • Consequences of Negative Social Capital
  • What Networking is Not
  • Leveraging Networking Groups and Social Capital
  • Benefits Project Managers Derive by Managing Networks

Developing a Networking Plan

  • Identify the Overall Goal
  • Establish Measurable Success Criteria
  • Planning Before Execution
  • Proper Execution
  • Monitoring and Controlling

Social Media Use for Networking

  • Social Media Usage
Networking and Social Capital
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1 PDU hours
$49 USD
$49 USD
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