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Early Registration Rates End Friday, March 16.
Last year’s event sold out 1 month in advance of the event!

Join Us in Building a Community of Network Leaders

Are you a member of a community collaborative made up of organizations focused on a shared goal?
Have you built up a network of partners to help you reach your organizational and professional goals?
Are you looking for a place to learn more about how more effectively engage in the “network way of working”?

The Center on Network Science’s annual Network Leadership Training Academy (NLTA) is a 3-day interactive workshop for network leaders, funders, evaluators, and members from across sectors to develop skills that reflect the adaptive and innovative needs of managing and being a member of a diverse group of stakeholders. The NLTA provides a space to foster meaningful connections among colleagues, enhance knowledge and skills related to network science principles and practices, and learn about practical tools to more effectively build, manage, and evaluate inter-organizational and community networks.
 
Learn more about Network Leadership. If you have any questions, please email nlta@ucdenver.edu

Wednesday, May 16- Friday, May 18, 2018
University of Colorado Denver- Lawrence Street Center
1380 Lawrence Street, 2nd Floor Terrace Room, Denver, CO 80204


 2018 Agenda

Wed, May 16
8:15am: Registration & Breakfast
9:00am-5:00pm: Sessions

Day 1- Building Networks

Morning Presentations

Network Challenges, Building a Culture of Collaboration, Trust, & Inclusion

Afternoon Workgroups

Cohort Learning on Overcoming Challenges of Building a Network

Thurs, May 17
8am: Breakfast; 8:30am-5pm: Sessions
5:00-7:00pm: Networking Reception

Day 2 – Managing Networks

Morning Presentations

Network Governance, Strategies & Action Steps, Facilitation, and Communications

Afternoon Workgroups

Breakout
Sessions in the City

Fri, May 18
8:00am: Breakfast
8:30am-4:00pm: Sessions

Day 3 – Evaluating Networks

Morning Presentations

Network/Systems Evaluation Framework & Examples from Practitioners in the Field

Afternoon Workgroups

Bringing it All Together: Network Design Challenge


2018 Agenda

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Please note the NLTA agenda is tentative and subject to change.
A more detailed agenda and session information will be available soon.

See What Past Attendees Say About the NLTA Experience

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“The NLTA was a worthwhile experience that broadened my horizons, created access to experts in the field, and gave me a platform to share my experiences with participants. I think the NLTA is a valuable community of practice about network leadership.”
Dustin Stiver, Program Officer, The Sprout Fund / Remake Learning Network
 
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The Network Leadership Training Academy was my greatest experience for professional growth and new learning this year. It was exhilarating to discover other network leaders who were dealing with the same issues we wrestle with. We found many resources and sessions highly applicable to our work. We learned how network mapping could provide practical benefits to understand network dynamics. We strongly recommend the NLTA to others seeking to lead networks effectively: Your community of peers and a rich source of learning await you!” David R Hackett, Senior Network Advisor, visionSynergy
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“At the NLTA, I learned how support networks are a valuable method for cultivating ideas, sharing connections, and building community. At this intimate conference, there was the opportunity to learn from the presenters as well as from the other participants. I use the data all the time and implemented some of the break out activities with my clients and the networks that I manage almost immediately.”
Amy Rosenblum, Founder and Principal, Cultivation Center

More Details About the NLTA

The annual Network Leadership Training Academy (NLTA) is a 3-day interactive workshop for network leaders, funders, evaluators, and members from across sectors to develop skills that reflect the adaptive and innovative needs of managing a diverse group of stakeholders. The NLTA provides a space to foster meaningful connections among colleagues, enhance knowledge and skills related to network science principles and practices, and learn about practical tools to more effectively build, manage, and evaluate inter-organizational and community networks.

Drawing on the latest in network theory, research, and practice, the objective of this training is to enhance the skills of network leaders/members so they can be highly effective both in managing their individual organization in a network context and in managing and leading networks themselves. The NLTA training will be dynamic, practice-oriented, and highly interactive. The agenda for the 2018 NLTA is packed full of opportunities for attendees to share their own experiences and skills in small and large group activities and interact with leading thinkers in networks leadership in large group and breakout sessions. Click here for more information about the agenda/breakout sessions.

The large-group core trainings will be led by experts in the area of partnership development, network effectiveness, and evaluation of interorganizational collaboration. Specific breakout workshops are led by an experienced practioners as an opportunity for small group conversations, interactive activities, and skill building with others with similar interests and challenges. Together, these trainers compose a team of experts that are well-versed in network leadership topics, have years of experience translating research to inform evidence-based practice, and are committed to improving the way people can utilize networks to reach outcomes.

The NLTA is hosted by the Center on Network Science at the University of Colorado Denver’s School of Public Affairs. The Center on Network Science provides evaluation, trainings, and tools for communities working collaboratively to solve social problems. CNS specializes in building accessible social network analysis tools that identify strengths and gaps within communities (such as the PARTNER tool and the Person-Centered Network App), designing and conducting systems evaluation, and building the capacity and skills of individuals to improve their communities’ well-being and impact.

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