Networking and working a room – Alumni-exclusive workshop

 Registration is closed for this event

As part of our alumni network, we’re really pleased to offer an exclusive half-day workshop focused on networking and working a room, sponsored by Devonshires solicitors.

Making personal contacts is essential for anyone’s career progression, and it’s especially relevant in built environment sector. We need to be working across disciplines, sectors, and borough boundaries in order to be able to tackle the big issues London cities face.

But networking is easier said than done, with many finding it unnatural and unsure of where to start, which is why we want to offer this opportunity to hone your skills and make it less daunting. 

The workshop will be a blend of theory and practical guidance, followed by an opportunity for you to put you  newly gained skills into practice. 

Participants will leave the workshop with: 

  • Guidance on how to maximise networking opportunities for their own needs 

  • Practical tips and tricks on: how to start a conversation, how to gracefully exit a conversation, how to follow up on conversations afterwards.  

  • A basic understanding of the theory and psychology behind networking  

  • An understanding of their own networking style: how to bring their own personality and skills into it and present themselves authentically.  

  • An opportunity to put their new networking skills into practice in a supportive environment.  

  • A clear plan for what they’d like to achieve at their next networking opportunity and a system for following up on leads  


                                                                  Sponsored by:


Rasheed Ogunlaru is a leading life coach, motivational speaker and leadership, business and executive coach. His clients include entertainers, entrepreneurs, chief executives, leaders, healers and organisations. His career spans over 20 years in coaching, training, media, performance and organisational strategy. Rasheed is an inspiring and empowering public speaker and seminar leader. He is a qualified member of The Coaching Academy (for whom he also serves as an associate trainer). He is also trained in Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) and is former Co-Director of Samaritans (Central London). 

When: 9am - 12:30pm, 23 May 2024 

Where: Central London 

*Please note that we will be running three more of these workshops, in November 2024, May 2025 and November 2025, so if you don’t get a place on this one you’ll have other opportunities. 



This event is free to attend thanks to our supporters, but places are limited and registration is essential.

  1. Click 'Register now' and fill out the form.
  2. You will receive an email to acknowledge your request to attend (if you don't see it, please check your junk folder). Please note this email is NOT a confirmation of your place.
  3. We'll let you know if a place becomes available. This is likely to be two weeks from registration.

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23rd May 2024 from  9:00 AM to 12:30 PM
Central London
United Kingdom