Keeping Your Network Alive



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Keeping Your Network Alive


Our individual and team networks are the tentacles that keep us effectively and efficiently connected in our world. They provide us with insights and outsights to plan, seize opportunities, avoid pitfalls and excel. In times of uncertainty or crisis, the strength of our networks can be the source of our survival, or can foster an edge over others.

Historically, we have assumed that some aspects of networking require in-person connection. However, most recently, as we have been compelled to network from a distance, we have found ways to stay connected. But what have we lost and what have we gained in the process? Are we as networked as we want to be as individuals, and should organizations be doing more to develop networks that position themselves to be more competitive?

In this TASK topic, Keeping Your Network Alive, we provide resources to help you professionally connect as an individual, and to leverage networks for the benefit of your organization during this period of uncertainty.


Strenghten your network

Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has. - Margaret Mead


Connect with IACCM Networks

Get involved in industry, region-specific, or topical IACCM networks. Examples include Healthcare, Banking, Negotiation, Risk Management and many more. Run by member volunteers, it is your opportunity to meet new people and exchange ideas. Join one of the many communities and connect with others.

Work with new IACCM Council Members

Think Global. Act Local is the focus for our newly elected IACCM Council Members. Over 130 key people across the world have volunteered to advocate and support the contract and commercial management community from a geographical or topical perspective. Whether it is arranging local networking events or sharing the latest knowledge from around the globe, IACCM Council Members are a great addition to your network.


Leveraging your network for competitive advantage

“Alone, we can do so little; together, we can do so much” – Helen Keller


Expanding commercial acumen within your network


Promotional rate - Commercial Awareness Program

Through 15th September, IACCM members can take advantage of the TASK promotional training rate of $49 for Commercial Awareness for Better Business Outcomes (regularly US$395pp). At over a 75% discount, individuals across your entire organization can earn a certificate that demonstrates their commercial acumen. After completing the program, participants will, among other things, be familiar with the tools to manage stakeholders (e.g. RACI Matrix), as well as understand the criticality of reaching out to those stakeholders along the contracting lifecycle to prevent missteps that could otherwise cost an organization financial and reputational harm.

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