HRDQ-U Webinars | The Well Connected Employee

The Well-Connected Employee: Networking Competencies That Foster Engagement, Collaboration, & Business Results

This On-Demand event was originally presented on February 7, 2018 (60 min)


In a survey of 2000 employees from many different organizations, only 20% said, “Yes, I have the network I need to get the job done.” Unconnected employees hurt your business when they fail to see the big picture, don’t know how to uncork bureaucratic bottlenecks, and don’t contribute to enterprise-wide results.

In this webinar, you’ll explore the 8 Networking Competencies that are needed by almost everyone, in almost every job type, at almost every level, and are survival skills for The Network-Oriented Workplace (The NOW). These skills are learned over time, not overnight. We’ll look at how to design an enterprise-wide strategy that supports the growth of employee social acumen to build the organization’s social capital and fuel future growth.

Attendees will learn

  • Who the Unconnected are.
  • Four ways the Unconnected hurt your business.
  • Why you should create an enterprise-wide strategy for boosting social acumen.
  • Three reasons organizations have been slow to harness the power of social capital.
  • The 8 Networking Competencies.
  • Three case studies: getting the job done, collaborating cross-functionally, and attracting new clients.


Lynne Waymon is an internationally recognized expert on networking and business development and the co-author of Strategic Connections: The New Face of Networking in a Collaborative World (AMACOM, NY, 2015) and Make Your Contacts Count (NY, 2nd Edition, American Management Association). In keynotes and training programs, she gives professionals in corporate, association, university, and government audiences, as well as people in professional services firms, practical strategies for getting things done through networking, collaboration, and alliance building. Her strategies, in print and in person, are recognized as state-of-the-art.

Recent clients include Bristol-Myers Squibb, KPMG, Deloitte Financial Advisory Services, PricewaterhouseCoopers,  Booz-Allen Hamilton, U.S. Cellular, Verizon, Corning, DuPont, Lockheed Martin, Raytheon, First Horizon Bank, HSBC Bank, Bates White, the National Business Incubation Association, the Consumer Electronics Association, the American Institute of Architects, George Washington University, Georgetown University, the Smithsonian, the National Geographic Society, the Treasury Executive Institute, the Central Intelligence Agency, the Defense Intelligence Agency, and the U.S. Departments of State, Agriculture, FDA, Commerce, and Navy, the NIH, and the Presidential Fellows Program.



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