What makes a successful CEPN pt 3: Business Development
Updated: Nov 7, 2018
This particular blog post series began because I am often asked what makes a successful CEPN?
So far, I have covered that a successful CEPN has effective leadership and day to day management. These posts can be found here:
In this post I am going to talk about business development, as in the early years of building a network, I believe the successful CEPN is always looking for opportunities to; grow, raise their profile, increase their income and cement their role in the system.
This drive does stretch limited resources, but these CEPNs are entrepreneurial:
ensuring proposals include funds to support the project’s implementation
drawing in other stakeholders to take on clinical leadership roles
easily connecting activity to local and national strategies
responding to tight deadlines
Whilst some opportunities are purposely sent to CEPN leads, the successful CEPN also;
makes the effort to seek out other sources of funding
accepts invitations (despite their busy schedules)
follows up after connecting with new people
Ultimately, the successful CEPN has a vision, and in order to make this happen, the network is taking leaps to try and make their vision a reality.
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