In Person CPD Event: Networking - A Professional Approach

Tuesday, 23 April 2024
12:30 pm – 1:30 pm (UK time)
    • Nick Thomas, Nick Thomas & Associates

Networking has massive benefits to individuals and organisations on multiple levels, and yet many neglect it completely, go through the motions or treat it solely as an opportunity to get out of the office and blow off some steam.

This session, presented by Nick Thomas, emphasises a professional and structured approach to networking; exploring overall networking strategy, how to optimise results from specific events, and pays particular attention to networking for sales. It gives delegates the tools and insight to raise their networking game and reap the rewards for themselves and their employers.

We will be looking at

  • The multiple purposes and benefits of networking – mentoring, career advancement, learning, sales etc
  • Building a networking strategy and plan
  • What type of networking events?
  • Preparing for a networking event
  • Maximizing your time at the event. The principle of reciprocity. Are you a collector of cards?
  • Post-event – the follow up.
  • Sales networking – turning warm leads into hot results


  • 12:00 - 12:30 Registration and Refreshments
  • 12:30 - 13:30 CPD Event

Learning Objectives

By the end of the session, delegates will be able to:

  • build an understanding of the importance of and multiple purposes networking;
  • understand the need to adopt a professional structured approach to our networking strategy and how to do it;
  • learn how to maximise the benefits of specific networking events through pre-event planning and preparation, best practice at the event, and timely follow up post-event
  • AMP Technology Centre
  • Advanced Manufacturing Park, Brunel Way
  • Rotherham
  • S60 5WG
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CII Accredited

This demonstrates the quality of an event and that it meets CII member CPD scheme requirements.

1 hour's CPD can be claimed for this event if relevant to your learning and development needs.

It is recommended that you keep any evidence of the CPD activity you have completed and upload copies to the recording tool as the CII may ask to see this if your record is selected for review. Details of the scheme can be viewed online at