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.

September Webinar
Collaboration Launchpad: Sparking your Network’s Connections
September 18, 12:00-1:00pm (MST)

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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.

Past Webinars:

Presenter Title Date                Slides Recording
Blythe Butler Network Leadership for Collective Impact Jan. 21, 2016 Presentation NLTA_CI Network_First 2000 Days Network_Jan 21 2016_BButler.pdf View Recording
Danielle Varda Evaluating Networks for Network Impact Feb. 18, 2016 Evaluating Networks for Network Leadership-SHARED Feb 18 2016.pdf View Recording
David R Hackett Six Characteristics of High-Performance Networks for Network Leadership March 17, 2016 Six Characteristics of High Performing Networks 3-17-16.pdf View Recording
Joe Mendyka Framework For High-Impact Community Initiatives April 21, 2016 Webinar-Framework for High Impact Community Initiatives.pdf View Recording
Paige Backlund Jarquin, DrPH, MPH and Matt Simpson, MD, MPH A Network Leadership Approach to Program Development and Evaluation: The Regional Health Connector Program in Colorado Oct. 19, 2016 Oct 19 16 Network Leadership Webinar- Regional Health Connector Program.pdf View Recording
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Social Isolation- Changes in Core Discussion Networks_October2016.pdf
Steven E. Wallis, PhD and Bernadette Wright, PhD Network Knowledge Mapping: Mapping the Known, Discovering the Unknown Nov. 9, 2016 Nov 9 Network Knowledge Mapping Final Presentation-Combined.pdf View Recording
Lea Ayers LaFave, PhD, RN and Naomi Clemmons, MPH Using Network Analysis to Evaluate Early Childhood Systems of Care

Project Launch Survey Questions.pdf

Dec. 13, 2016 Dec 13 2016 Webinar-Network Analysis toEvaluate Early Childhood Systems of Care.pdf View Recording
Bianca Klein and Dylan Mroszczyk-McDonald A Network Approach to Fostering Empowerment, Leadership, and Innovation within Public Sector Agencies January 26, 20 Jan 2017 Webinar-NPS Innovative Leadership Network.pdf Recording Here
Kap Wilkes Leading Networks toward Action: How to Facilitate Effective Discussions with Groups of Diverse Stakeholders February 15, 2017 Feb 2017 Facilitation Network Leadership Webinar Slides.pdf Recording Here
Dr. Malcolm Williams and Dr. Danielle Varda A Mixed Methods Approach to Assess a Network Intervention of Public and Private Sector Partners: The Example of Million Hearts March 15, 2017 March 15th Million Hearts Webinar.pdf Recording Here