What is the “PMW Networking ActivityGuide?”
The 4-phased 28-page Peer MentoringWorks Networking ActivityGuide is a tool that a person may use when mentoring a youth, student or young adults who wants to create and employ a strategic approach to building their professional, social and community network.
The strategies and activities outlined in the PMW Networking ActivityGuide were informed through crowdsourcing and workshops from nearly a decade of research and experiences by its author within the disability community.
The Peer MentoringWorks Networking ActivityGuide is a tool to help individuals in creating a networking strategy with follow-on actions to help enhance inclusion success in the community, education, and employment through relationships. The purpose of the guide is to provide a networking and mentoring model for individuals seeking baseline information or ideas to augment their networking strategy and approach.
- Learn a four-phase model for structuring and enhancing networking activities to help meet personal objectives.
- Access new networking resources and techniques.
- Understand how to build confidence in networking through communication techniques.
- Create a networking plan and map to organize relationships.
- Describe how to identify and request mentors from networking activities.
- Identify at least 15 activities to support networking.
- Describe creative ways to follow up with individuals after a networking meeting.
- Develop a networking and mentoring mindset.
- Expand and diversify networks.
- Share and enjoy helping others succeed.
The 4-phased 28-page PMW Networking ActivityGuide includes:
Introduction and Reflections
Phase 1: Preparing to Network
- Preparing to Network Activities
- Who is in Your Professional Circle? (reference image to the right)
Phase 2: Building Confidence
- Building Confidence Activities
- BRAG! “Take-12” Self-Evaluation Questionnaire for Professionals
Phase 3: Meeting People
- Meeting People Activities
Phase 4: Following-Up
- Follow-Up Activities