Professional Networking Skills


Facilitated e-learning

UN Partner

Offered by

United Nations Institute for Training and Research

Course details

Archived Course

3 weeks
9 hours/week on average
USD 900; Group reduction of 10% for group registrations of 8 or more; Possible reduction for participants from SIDs and LDCs.
Start date
20 May 2021
End date
7 June 2021
Registration deadline
17 May 2021

Course summary

In the modern work environment, professional networks are as important as hard skills. The ability to create and maintain long-lasting connections leading to mutually beneficial impacts is increasingly valued by companies and organisations. Learn how to be a rounded relationship-builder with UNITAR.

About this course

With the digitalisation and increased inter-connectedness of today’s social interactions, cross-sector and cross-cultural communication becomes a norm, giving an advantage to those who can apply charismatic leadership, professional networking skills, and cultural sensitivity in any given social or professional situation. This innovative and highly interactive course aims to provide participants with this advantage by providing them the knowledge and skills from world-class experts necessary to thrive in an international setting and to create long-lasting and solid professional relationships anywhere.

The e-workshop aims to provide participants with the ability to enhance their professional capabilities by reinforcing their understanding and competency in what it means to network internationally. The interconnected workshop themes will allow participants to understand their current leadership style and methods to enhance their leadership performance; will address the objective frames through which different cultures can be perceived, therefore minimalising cultural misunderstanding; and will encompass the social faux-pas in different cultures. By doing so, participants will accumulate the necessary knowledge and skillset to build up long-lasting and impactful professional relations under any circumstances or constraints.

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Target audience

The training programme is open to all actors who wish to take on leadership roles in their respective environment and to build up their charismatic leadership skills and intercultural communication skills in order to build up their professional international networks.

Participants can include high school students, university students, young professionals, business leaders, and international servants of all backgrounds.

In order to ensure the highest quality standards, the registration will be closed after 35 participants. Slots will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. At the end of the programme, participants will receive a UNITAR certificate of completion

Learning objectives

After successful completion of the training, participants will be able to:

  • Identify their own leadership style preference and be able to adapt according to the situation;
  • Understand through which frames they perceive different cultures and use tools to minimise cultural misunderstandings;
  • Apply the necessary etiquette when being a host or a guest at the table of a different culture;
  • Explain the main factors influencing a wine’s taste and understand the labeling system;
  • Apply the skills acquired to reinforce their networking skills in an intercultural environment.