The very first Branch of The Watt Club was established in Norway in 1953 and now branches exist all over the world and regularly meet to provide networking opportunities to their members.

With a history of bringing people together, the Watt Club in Norway was excited to hear that Professor Heather McGregor, Executive Dean at Edinburgh Business School, Heriot-Watt University was visiting Oslo to deliver an interactive talk to alumni on how to build social capital. 

Social capital captures the idea that people's goodwill towards us is an important resource. When developed and nourished, it helps to achieve personal, professional and organisational goals, serving as a source of competitive advantage.

On the evening of 3rd April Watt Club members gathered to learn more about network formation theory and explore how it is applied to personal and professional network development. Professor McGregor also reviewed practical techniques for developing a stronger network.

The talk was exceptionally well received by attendees and was followed by an evening reception during which we were treated to a musical recital from students of Høyskolen Kristiania Nettstudier, Edinburgh Business School’s longstanding learning partner in Norway.

Alumnus, Honorary Graduate and the Chairperson of Watt Club Norway, Dr. Nils-Odd Tønnevold said, "It was great to see some new faces at the social capital talk in Oslo. We’re excited about creating some memorable events and experiences in 2019 and beyond. On behalf of the Watt Club Norway committee, thanks for joining us and please do stay in touch.”

We would also like to thank our partners Høyskolen Kristiania Nettstudier for kindly hosting the event.

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