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Knowledge Quarter Introduction to Networking Masterclass

19 January 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

- Free

Due to limited place, please only register if you are confident you are able to attend this course.

Networking is an essential skill in the 21st century workforce yet many of us find it daunting and stressful. As the world becomes ever more connected, so should any organisation seeking to be innovative, and to work with diverse partners in new and creative ways.

Whether you are in a new role that entails a degree of stakeholder engagement or looking to improve your networking skills, the half-day Knowledge Quarter Networking Masterclass will give you the confidence, tools and working examples to ‘work a room’.

The course will cover:

  • Pre-event networking preparation
  • Live event networking and conversation optimisation
  • Post-event next steps and relationship building.

Participants will:

  • Learn how to prepare for a networking opportunity, optimise a networking event and develop introductions to meaningful, professional relationships;
  • Learn through a variety of pedagogic methods;
  • Take away key document templates to use in their own organisation;
  • Have a chance to start building their own professional network of KQ partners

About the Facilitators

Edmund Connolly works at the British Library delivering a variety of programmes including: the British Fashion Council-Teatum Jones Design Competition and Harry Potter: A History of Magic, prior to this he has delivered cultural programmes for the British Council and UCL. In addition, he is Head of Communications for the International Council of Museums, UK and a founding Trustee of the Bomb Factory Art Foundation as a specialist in communications and marketing. Edmund has worked with cultural institutions around the world to build long term professional networks, mentored young professionals in the international arts sector and is currently an Inspiring Futures speaker for Hackney and Islington.

Viya Nsumbu is Public Policy Officer at the British Library where she manages the Library’s relationship with policy stakeholders. Prior the Library, Viya has held roles in politics and public affairs which has included working with consumer and corporate brands as diverse as Puma, Starbucks, Land Securities and Battersea Power Station Development Corporation. She started her career as a Parliamentary intern for two backbench MPs, including one who is now Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Prime Minister.

Click here to register for this masterclass.


19 January 2018
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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The British Library
96 Euston Rd, Kings Cross
London , NW1 2DB United Kingdom
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