Building Effective Employee Social Networks

Building Effective Employee Social Networks Learning Cafe Workshop

Social and Informal Learning, Onboarding, Collaboration & Innovation, Knowledge Exchange, Performance Support, Social Recruiting, Partner & alumni networks

  • Do you want to leverage  social networking at work, but don’t know where to start?
  • Do you want to design and set-up networks that employees want to join?
  • Do you want to establish the business case, and get stakeholder buy-in  for employee social networks?
  • Do you want to learn about governance, policy, risk management and socio-legal aspects of social networks?

Dates and Venue

Dates for 2014 to be announced.


Organizations can no longer afford to ignore the business implications of millions of individuals rapidly embracing  social networking. When it works, employee networks can transform employee productivity, innovation and engagement.  Many employee networks fail due to a number of reasons—from lack of strategy to lack of participation. In addition, there are risks and socio-legal aspects to consider.

This one-day hands on practitioners workshop, is focused on building a strong foundation and capability in your organization to foster successful thriving employee networks.

Who Should Attend?

Anybody interested in developing or managing effective online communities for employees & partners including :

  • Human Resources
  • Learning and Development
  • Employee Communications.
  • Knowledge Managers

Learning Objectives

  • Assess the readiness of your organisation  for employee social networks, including social learning, performance support and  employee engagement.
  • Build business case and get stakeholder buy-in.
  • Develop governance and policy for your employee social networks.
  • Consider socio-legal aspects of social networks and manage risks.
  • Review technology based platforms including public (Facebook, Twitter) and private.
  • Plan, set-up, nurture and grow effective social networks and communities.
  • Recognize critical success factors for a thriving network.
  • Begin developing skills and capabilities of a Community Manager.
  • Identify key metrics for evaluating results and ROI.

Learning Design Features

  • Learning Lab: Experiential learning using a social networking platform, to experience the life-cycle of an online community .
  • Blended Learning: Access to  e-learning materials  and webinars.
  • Better Practices:  Based on the Learning Cafe community management model.


Jeevan Joshi, Producer, Learning Cafe & Director at KnowledgeWorking.

Jeevan is the founder and producer of, a fast growing online community. He has assisted organisations develop social learning & media strategy. He has over 18 years experience in the management of the Learning and HR functions with PWC, Deloitte, Boots Pharm, Westpac, St George Bank and Royal Australian College of Physicians. Jeevan has an MBA in HR and a Masters in Biotechnology.
Divya Ramachandran, Community Manager at Learning Cafe

Divya is an Education Technologist with over 12 years of experience in global matrix organizations, such as GE and IBM. She is a certified Project Manager and Six Sigma Black Belt. She has performed a variety of specialist and managerial roles in L&D, Marketing and Media initiatives. She has a rich experience with a variety of formal professional, as well as non-formal online communities.