Network IQ Academy

With Dr Daria Tataj


Length: 3 to 4 weeks

Effort: 6 to 8 hours per week

Partner: Tataj Innovation

Program overview

Network IQ Academy is an acceleration programme for young and for mid-career professionals who are in need of utilising their networks (both strong and weak ties) in new ways either to become more effective when working in a digital environment or more innovative for business growth and career impact or change. 

The programme guides participants through a structured process during which they master a set of Network IQ skills and use these skills immediately as individuals and as a community to build their ecosystem. 

Participants virtually engage with colleagues, peers, and influencers to learn new habits on how to utilise their networks more effectively towards a valid purpose as well as intentionally towards concrete objectives. 

Who is it for?

Young and mid-career professionals who wish to utilise their networks to become more effective when working in a digital environment or more innovative for business growth and career impact or change. 

Program Curriculum

  • Deep dive into “Must Do” for mapping your ecosystem 
  • Tools for designing the network strategy 
  • Tips on how to use LinkedIn in a way fit for your purpose
  • Dynamics of building and expanding networks and e-networks
  • Tactics for using digital networking for growth and innovation 
  • Tips on how to expand your Linkedin network
  • KPIs for measuring engagement trends
  • Virtual engagement techniques in cross-cultural settings in face-to-face and digital interactions
  • Best practices for engaging with your customers and users on LinkedIn
  • Tactics for becoming a “switch” between networks
  • Quick audit for values and purpose sharing
  • Tips on how to empower your 1st connections on LinkedIn
  • Deep dive into “Must Do” for effective digital communication
  • Tools for optimizing communication protocols in digital environments
  • Tips on how to communicate with your digital community on LinkedIn
  • Deep dive into “Must Do” for effective project orchestration
  • Tools for optimizing collaboration for innovation in diverse teams
  • Tips on how to improve collaboration protocols with your LinkedIn community
  • Defining your digital identity as an influential leader
  • Techniques for building your personal digital brand in a trusted community
  • Practical tips on how to influence the influencers using LinkedIn and Twitter
  • Developing a purpose-network fit strategy (Who are ‘The Right People?’, and how to engage with them for your business growth and career impact or change.)

Meet the Coach

Dr Daria Tataj

Dr Daria Tataj is the inventor of Network IQ based on 15+ years of research on business innovation networks in Europe, the US, and China, and an Honorary Professor at the Alliance Manchester Business School in the United Kingdom.

Daria is a senior advisor at the European Commission and has a personal worldwide network in global communities such as the World Economic Forum, Vital Voices Partnership, and the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT). Her primary areas of expertise include C-level talent and business growth strategies through Network IQ-based solutions and optimizing diverse teams across organizational networks through a culture of innovation and impact.

How is it done?

Active learning with cohorts

Learners will generate ideas, present and deliver together with their peers to help get different perspectives, internalise learnings and identify ways to apply them in the workforce.

Deep reflections

Learners will have the opportunity to reflect and analyse what they have learnt, how far they have come, and how they can apply these learnings in the workforce.

Real-time insights

Learners get real-time insights on how far they are performing vs their cohort that helps set their pace and enjoy a healthy dose of competition at the same time.

Immersive experience

Learners get rich, snackable content that helps boost their retention. They are given tools that enable strong collaboration and deep conversations with their peers. 

Empower purpose-driven leaders through the strategic use of networks

Learn how the Network IQ Academy program helps your people utilise their networks to become more effective and innovative.