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.

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Past Webinars:

Presenter Title Date Slides Recording
Blythe Butler, First 2000 Days Network & Jennifer Marshall, Florida’s Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting Program Cross-Sector Community Network Evaluations: Stories of Success Using the PARTNER Tool January 24, 2018 Network Evaluation: Stories of Success Using the PARTNER Tool Recording Here
Danielle Varda, Center on Network Science Network Evaluation Using the PARTNER Tool November 28, 2017 Network Evaluation Using PARTNER Tool Recording Here
Jenna Bannon, Denver’s Early Childhood Council Building Resilient Community Networks in Challenging Times October 26, 2017 NETWORK LEADERSHIP: LESSONS FROM THE FIELD WEBINAR SERIES | Building Resilient Community Networks in Challenging Times Recording Here
Katie Edwards, The Nonprofit Centers Network Collaboration Launchpad: Sparking your Network’s Connections September 18, 2017 NETWORK LEADERSHIP: LESSONS FROM THE FIELD WEBINAR SERIES 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
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
Bianca Klein and Dylan Mroszczyk-McDonald A Network Approach to Fostering Empowerment, Leadership, and Innovation within Public Sector Agencies January 26, 2017 Jan 2017 Webinar-NPS Innovative Leadership Network.pdf Recording Here
Lea Ayers LaFave, PhD, RN and Naomi Clemmons, MPH Using Network Analysis to Evaluate Early Childhood Systems of Care
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Dec. 13, 2016 Dec 13 2016 Webinar-Network Analysis toEvaluate Early Childhood Systems of Care.pdf View Recording
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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
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

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Social Isolation- Changes in Core Discussion Networks_October2016.pdf

Joe Mendyka Framework For High-Impact Community Initiatives April 21, 2016 Webinar-Framework for High Impact Community Initiatives.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
Danielle Varda Evaluating Networks for Network Impact Feb. 18, 2016 Evaluating Networks for Network Leadership-SHARED Feb 18 2016.pdf View 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
Eve Pinsker Cultural Constraints in Systems: Applying Anthropological Methods in Evaluations June 10, 2015
Bethany Laursen, Laursen Evaluation & Design Social Network Analysis: Use as a Systems tool When Evaluating Collaboration Capacity May 13, 2015 Social Network Analysis: A Systems Tool for Evaluating Collaboration Networks View Recording
Judy Oakden Soft Systems Methodology: The Use of Rich Pictures from Evaluation April 8, 2015 Practical Application of Systems to Conduct Evaluation: Cases and Examples View Recording
Jeff Wasbes, SUNY Charter Schools Institute Systems Dynamics: Computer Models to Anticipate and Plan for Surprise March 12, 2015 Practical Application of Systems to Conduct Evaluation: 2015 Conduct Evaluation: Cases and Examples View Recording
Jonny Morell, Fulcrum Corporation Cross Boundary Insights: Plans, Critical Incidents, and Outcomes February 11, 2015 Practical Application of Systems to Conduct Evaluation: Cases and Examples Blog: Surprises in Programs and their Evaluations View Recording
Michael Quinn Patton Developmental Evaluation: Emergence Strategies January 14, 2015 Developmental Evaluation: Emergence Strategies

Past Webinar Descriptions

January 24, 2018 Webinar: Cross-Sector Community Network Evaluations: Stories of Success Using the PARTNER Tool-Blythe Butler, First 2000 Days Network & Jennifer Marshall from Florida’s Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting Program
This webinar features two examples of how experienced community network evaluators adopted and implemented the social network analysis tool, PARTNER (Program to Analyze, Record, and Track Networks to Enhance Relationships), to evaluate the relationships and outcomes within their networks. Hear from the panelists and Center on Network Science staff on network evaluation practices, tips, and challenges using the PARTNER tool.

November 28, 2017: Network Evaluation Using the PARTNER Tool-Danielle Varda, Center on Network Science
As more organizations and communities collaborate, measuring, evaluating, and using data from community networks can be a challenging endeavor. A novel yet growing approach is the use of Social Network Analysis (SNA) to assess the quality and quantity of the interrelationships between people and organizations in communities, especially as a way to describe program and intervention outcomes. This webinar provides an introduction to the social network analysis tool, PARTNER (Program to Analyze, Record, and Track Networks to Enhance Relationships – www.partnertool.net) and discusses why and how to use the PARTNER Tool as a SNA approach in evaluation; making evidence-based decisions for effectively managing and improving your network’s outcomes; and how to translate SNA findings into action steps and strategies.

October 26, 2017: Building Resilient Community Networks in Challenging Times- Jenna Bannon, Denver’s Early Childhood Council
There is an art and science to building a network. But what happens when what you think you know about networks is challenged by things you haven’t considered? This webinar shares insights from LAUNCH Together in Southwest Denver on building a network where vulnerability, trauma, and resilience are at the heart of the matter.

September 18, 2017: Collaboration Launchpad: Sparking your Network’s Connections- Katie Edwards, The Nonprofit Centers Network
This webinar share activities and tools for getting your network members to share deeply, discover common goals, and map your way to collective solutions.