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Micro-credential Overview

The professional networking micro-credential provides participants with a distinct understanding of best practices in networking and building relationships with peers and colleagues. The micro-credential provides an examination of creating your brand, etiquette in professional settings and active listening.

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What will you be able to do with this micro-credential?

  • Describe strategies for effective networking;
  • Identify common networking mistakes;
  • Recognize networking etiquette best practices;
  • Demonstrate common social skills in a networking setting;
  • Demonstrate active listening, interpersonal and nonverbal skills;
  • Create a professional brand; and,
  • Articulate value to a potential employer.

Intended Audience

  • UCO students, students in leadership positions, President’s Leadership Council and Leaders of Tomorrow students, high schools, adult professional groups.

Instruction Method

  • In-person workshop


  • 4-7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 18


  • Interested parties will register via the Leadership Central UCORE page.


  • The micro-credential fee is sponsored by Leadership Central making it free for students.

Contact Information

  • Contact Claire Painter for availability.
  • Claire Painter, Assistant Director of Student Leadership

What is a micro-credential?

Micro-credentials provide new opportunities to demonstrate specific knowledge, skills and abilities in ways that create a more complete picture of your capabilities. Upon successful completion and verification of the micro-credential requirements, you will be issued a digital badge that can be displayed and verified online, such as on resumes or professional social media profiles. Digital micro-credentials can provide another way to demonstrate your achievement of competencies and allows you to clearly communicate your capabilities to others.