This unit describes the skills required to establish, expand and use strategic networks. It includes identifying features of required strategic networks, identifying or establishing network links with key stakeholders and building strategic relationships.
This unit applies to those working in generalist and specialist roles within the public sector.
The skills and knowledge described in this unit must be applied within the legislative, regulatory and policy environment in which they are carried out. Organisational policies and procedures must be consulted and adhered to.
Those undertaking this unit would work independently seeking advice as required, performing complex tasks in a range of familiar and unfamiliar contexts.
No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to unit at the time of publication.
1.1 Identify the strategic value and likely outcomes of participating in networks at an individual and organisational level.
1.2 Research and assess the benefits of existing networks.
1.3 Identify key stakeholders and their needs, expectations and roles.
2.1 Identify existing network links between key stakeholders, and identify and initiate strategies to maintain or expand them.
2.2 Establish and use new network links between self and key internal and external stakeholders.
2.3 Develop and maintain strong working relationships among network members.
3.1 Establish effective communication channels to exchange strategic information for the mutual benefit of network members.
3.2 Interact and consult with key stakeholders to anticipate developments that may impact on the organisation and require a strategic approach to dealing with them.
3.3 Identify and address misunderstandings and conflict situations.
3.4 Seek and act upon opportunities to improve communication processes and achieve mutually beneficial outcomes.