Why Networking Matters - A Diplomat's Perspective

Jul 25
Joint Event with IIBA, AIPM, DAMA and ICF

This event is now FULL!  If you would like to be placed on a waitlist, please email Narelle at act_chapter@aipm.com.au 

Presented by Robert Cotton, Visiting Fellow at the Crawford School of Public Policy at the ANU

Networking is all about developing relationships beyond your specific work area and responsibilities. Effective networking benefits you, your work area and your organisation. It requires personal initiative and asks you to reach out beyond your normal remit. Networking is not gossip. It is seeking accurate information, to help get things done and to establish the wider context for decision-making.
Throughout Roberts’s career, building relationships was an essential part of his work. However, there is little benefit to networking unless there are tangible benefits to you and others in a network. In his presentation, Robert will help you improve the effectiveness of your networking skillset, and provide valuable insights into how you can create the most value out of your professional networks.

Bring a Young and/or Emerging Project Professional along at no charge!  Contact Narelle to register your guest - act_chapter@aipm.com.au

5.00pm to 6pm:  Networking
6pm to 7pm:  Presentation

Hellenic Club in the City - 13 Moore Street Canberra City

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Robert Cotton Robert is a Visiting Fellow at the Crawford School of Public Policy and Mentor at the National Security College, ANU. His current advisory work focuses on public policy and national security, including advice on strategic leadership and executive education. He has served as Australian High Commissioner to New Zealand, Malaysia, Sri Lanka and Fiji (Ambassador). He has undertaken consultancy work for a range of government agencies including, ANAO, Defence and AusAid, He has been an active and committed Board Member and Treasurer of Carers ACT since 2004.

Robert Cotton

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