7. Building, sustaining, developing human networks of local stakeholders


This course focuses on exploring the idea of human networks and how these networks can be a factor of success for SMEs throughout Europe and the world.  The way we connect to the world around us, and how we engage the communities in which we operate, can help drive meaningful change and positive social impact, directly linked to sustainability and business viability.  In this course, several aspects of Human Networks will be addressed including lobbying and civic engagement.  

The Activities provided below can be used individually or as part of a comprehensive learning experience. The Activities were designed in order to adhere to the needs of all individuals regardless of their line of work. Moreover, it can be utilized by independent learners and adjusted accordingly to respond to any particular needs, aims and aspirations. 

This course aims to

  • Provide useful tools and good practices on building, sustaining, developing human networks of local stakeholders.
  • Support individual's efforts on how to address human networks of local stakeholders.

Learning outcomes:

  • Building and developing human networks of local stakeholders: address them, engage them, interact with them, enforce long term collaboration based on synergies.
  • Distinguish and develop the skills and characteristics that can establish effective networking.
  • Analyze various typologies of social networks.
  • Utilize social networks to enable sustainable development.


  • 4 Sections
  • 8 Lessons
  • 1 Quiz
  • 2h Duration
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Welcome to the 7th Module of the Business2030 MOOC!
1 Lesson0 Quizzes
  1. Video introduction
Networking strategies
4 Lessons0 Quizzes
  1. Networking Strategies I
  2. Networking Strategies II
  3. Networking: Useful and Applicable Tips
  4. 10 Effective Networking Strategies
Human Networks
3 Lessons0 Quizzes
  1. The Dale Carnegie Method
  2. Networking, Stakeholders and Sustainable Development
  3. Human Networks and Support to SMEs
0 Lessons1 Quiz
  1. How much do you know about networking with of local stakeholders - Quiz

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