Online Social Capital Development Program

About the Program

The Flowork Social Capital Development Program provides a systematic process of identifying and managing social network resources which support a learner's goals and objectives. The program motivates learners to network with people who can help them accomplish their goals and increase their likelihood for success. The online program involves a social network assessment, goals setting process, network mapping, action plan development and relationship building tools.

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AGES: Grade 7 to Adult

Program Focus

  • Improving learner networking competencies, including social networking
  • Increasing a learners access to social resources which support their goals
  • Maintaining interest for learners once they set their goals
  • Encouraging and supporting learner goal setting and achievement using social networks
  • Reducing learner dependency on teacher support by getting learners to leverage other resources and capital from their social network (i.e. other learners, parents, community leaders)
  • Increasing learner retention through the utilization of improved social networking skills
  • Improving academic performance

The Flowork Social Capital Development Program was designed to systematically guide learners through the necessary steps to increase their utilization of the social resources that exist within their network. More specifically, the Flowork Social Capital Development Program involves five areas:

(1) Assessing network accessibility - social networking competencies (ability level) that includes information gathering, initiating contacts, network spanning, self-awareness, confidence, flexibility, and communication preference (social networking).

(2) Setting networked goals - (i.e. career related, academic achievement, etc.) includes integrating a goal development process into the curriculum, as well as illustrating concepts, skills, applications, and pedagogical strategies that promote goals which can easily be communicated to the network.

(3) Linking social network members to goals set (network mapping) - includes getting learners to think and constructing network maps to determine who in their social network can help learners achieve their goals.

(4) Mobilizing social network resources around their set goals (goal attainment) - includes initiating the process for capitalizing on relationships and opportunities within their social networks to achieve their goals.

(5) Creating paths to attainment of goals (action plan) - includes identifying their goal path and linking their social network resources to successfully move forward towards their goals.

Course Assessment and Tools Include

The Social Capital Management Board. This tool provides a visual representation of the social networking process and what learners do to gather information. Included in the course, the board allows learners to monitor their information gathering process and helps identify strategies to increase the flow of information from their social network in order to manage identified opportunities (contacts) related to their goals. The social capital management board will also help monitor and stress the importance of linking social networking activity to the learner's goal. The goal of the board is to move the identified opportunities towards a solution in order to accomplish a learner's goal.

The Social Capital Management Board enables instructors to assess whether the learner's social network resources are enabling their goal achievement and attainment, and, if not, allow for instructional remediation to reset learners back on the path towards their goal attainment.

Network Accessibility Scale. Helps learners' identify and improve specific social networking behaviors that impact their ability to CAPITALIZE on their social networks.

Network Mapping. Assists learners in identifying contacts, contacts linked to goals and mapping of their social network.

Sample the Program

To view an overview of the program and a sample module click here.

Download the Program Brochure

Online Social Development Program Brochure

Purchase the Program

To purchase the program in volume, contact sales at 1-877-FLOWORK (356-9675), Extension 705 or click here to contact us via our contact page.