Many people today find themselves engaged in the “network way of working,” but are struggling to find information and tools to build knowledge and skills for this new way of connecting across organizational boundaries. The Network Leadership from the Field Webinar Series is an opportunity to learn more about the skills, practices, and tools for effectively implementing inter-organizational and community networks.
These webinars are based on the premise that everyone involved in a network requires network leadership skill in order to be an active, effective member of a network. Come learn how Network Leadership applies to the ongoing, everyday work of building, managing, and evaluating effective networks.
Below find more information about our upcoming webinars and past webinar archives, including recordings, slides, and any additional resources.
Prepared for Take-off – Lessons from The Nonprofit Centers Network’s Collaboration Launchpad
September 18, 12:00-1:00pm (MST)
The first step to forming a network is getting the right people in the room. The second step is to get them talking to one another. Join Katie Edwards, Executive Director, of the Nonprofit Centers Network, as she shares tools for getting your network members to share deeply, discover common goals, and map your way to collective solutions. Since 2004, The Nonprofit Centers Network (NCN) has focused on bringing together nonprofits under one roof with the goal of sparking collaboration. While some connections will happen organically, NCN has seen significant improvement in the degree of connectedness and activity when one person takes the role of a network facilitator. They designed the Collaboration Launchpad as a half-day intervention to spark new connections and relationships within a network. During this webinar, Katie will share lessons learned and discuss how you can employ these tools in your own community.
Presenter: Katie Edwards, Executive Director, The Nonprofit Centers Network
Katie Edwards has worked with the shared space community for over seven years in a variety of ways. Since 2012, she has worked at The Nonprofit Centers Network (NCN), with a primary goal of connecting NCN members with the resources they need to make their projects a success. She holds a Master’s in Public Affairs in Nonprofit Management from Indiana University, where she studied nonprofit co-location as part of her coursework. Combining her rigorous research background and her first-hand experience with the Co-location Task Force for the Indianapolis’ Early Intervention and Prevention Initiative, Katie provides thoughtful analysis to move projects forward or make course corrections to best meet the clients’ objectives. While at The Nonprofit Centers Network, she has worked on many feasibility studies for developing projects, most recently for the Volunteers of America – Colorado Branch, The Sunflower Foundation, SEFCU, and United Human Services of Southeast Alaska.