Business Networking Skills Training


Enhance your professional connections with our “Business Networking Skills” course. This training is designed to equip you with the strategies and confidence needed to effectively build and maintain a robust professional network, essential for career development and business success.


Networking is more than just exchanging business cards; it’s about creating meaningful, mutually beneficial relationships that can lead to new opportunities and increased business value. This course covers the essentials of networking, from preparing an impactful elevator pitch to following up and nurturing professional relationships.


This course is ideal for:

Course Outline

Fundamentals of Effective Networking

  • Understanding the importance of networking in professional growth.
  • Overcoming common networking challenges and fears.

Preparing Your Networking Strategy:

  • Developing a clear objective for networking activities.
  • Crafting an engaging elevator pitch.

Making the First Impression Count:

  • Body language and appearance.
  • Conversation starters and key questions to ask.

Building and Sustaining Relationships:

  • Effective listening and communication skills.
  • Strategies for maintaining and deepening professional relationships.

Leveraging Social Media for Networking:

  • Utilizing platforms like LinkedIn, Twitter, and Facebook effectively.
  • Creating content that attracts and engages professional audiences.

Networking Events and Opportunities:

  • How to choose and prepare for relevant networking events.
  • Tips for following up after meetings and events.

Measuring Networking Success:

  • Tools and techniques for evaluating the effectiveness of your networking efforts.
  • Adjusting strategies based on outcomes.


Participants will:

  • Gain the skills and confidence to network effectively in various settings.
  • Learn to create and communicate their personal brand.
  • Develop techniques for building long-term professional relationships.
  1. Promoting equal opportunity and fair treatment in employment through the elimination of unfair discrimination
  2. Implementing affirmative action measures to redress the disadvantages in employment experienced by designated groups, to ensure their equitable representation in all occupational categories and levels in the workforce.’

Welcome to our complete guide on Employment equity and its new 2023 amendments. Right here, we will offer you with clear and concise information about this important new EE legislation, ensuring you understand its motive, key principles, EE changes, Compliance and the obligations it imposes on employers. We will also talk the newest amendments and their impact, retaining you updated with the modern day compliance requirements.

At its core, Employment Equity aims to promote fair and equitable workplaces by addressing systemic discrimination and ensuring equal opportunities for all employees. This Act encourages employers to create inclusive environments where diversity is valued and individuals from designated groups have equal access to employment and advancement opportunities.

With the current amendments, Employment Equity has undergone essential modifications. We are going to delve into those updates, highlighting the important areas affected and the implications for employers. By understanding the amended provisions, you will be better equipped to navigate compliance necessities and ensure your employer meets its obligations. At McDowell Development Institute South Africa ( MDSA ) We believe Employment Equity should be about Transformation, Diversity, Inclusive and Equity.

In terms of the new amendment,

  1. Changes include the introduction of an Employer Equity Certificate of Compliance which companies wishing to participate in state contracts are now required to provide. Companies without an Employment Equity Certificate of Compliance will not be able to receive any points under the Management Control pillar of the B-BBEE scorecard and could be subject to fines and penalties for non-compliance with the Employment Equity Act. Management Control has traditionally been the pillar that all sectors struggle the most with.
  2. Sector-specific targets set by the Minister of Employment and Labour ostensibly after consultations with industry over the past 18 months, appear to have been more closely aligned to the BEE scorecard.

The newly amended Employment Equity (EE) Act to aid workplace transformation in SA to come into operation on 01 September 2023


Join our “Business Networking Skills” course to unlock the power of professional connections and open doors to numerous opportunities. With practical tools and techniques, you will be prepared to extend your network and enhance your career trajectory effectively

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