This series has called attention to the importance of professional networks and the characteristics of an effective network (Part 1), the key objectives of network training and network devleompment (Part 2), the common challenges trainees face in applying insights gained during network training to their own network development (Part 3), and common barries trainees face once back on the job developing their network (Part 4).
In this fifth part, we provide a step-by-step guide to transferring network training to real life. Training programs can teach people about how to build effective networks and identify areas where they need to improve. People have to use what they learn in training to actually develop their networks. Goals, strategies, and actions that match their specific network development needs are critical for maximizing network development.
To make the most of network training follow these 7 steps.