January 2018 Webinar
Cross-Sector Community Network Evaluations: Stories of Success Using the PARTNER Tool
January 24, 2018, 1:00pm-2:30pm (MST)
As cross-sector community networks continue to form to address social, economic, and health problems, the need to evaluate and assess their effectiveness also grows. Identifying tools and methods to help us understand these networks can make this work more feasible.
In the Center on Network Science’s Network Leadership from the Field November webinar, we introduced the PARTNER tool (Program to Analyze, Record, and Track Networks to Enhance Relationships- www.partnertool.net) as an option for collecting data in your community using social network analysis. The interest and demand for more examples and information about PARTNER has flooded our offices, so we opted to spend this next webinar digging a little deeper into examples and to give more time to answer questions.
Join us for this webinar to hear the stories of experienced community network evaluators on how they adopted and implemented the PARTNER tool in their communities. They will describe their projects, evaluation challenges, and experiences using PARTNER. We’ll hear from two projects including:
During this one-hour webinar, attendees will also have the opportunity to ask panelists questions about their network evaluation experiences, tips, and challenges.
As an add on to this webinar, we plan to spend an extra half hour after the webinar presentation to answer questions from the PARTNER user (and potential user) community. We were not able to get to all of the questions at the end of November’s webinar (with 25 questions outstanding!) so we thought we would offer this extra time with Dr. Danielle Varda (the author of the PARTNER tool) and the staff from the Center on Network science to answer your questions in real time.
Blythe Butler, Network Weaver, First 2000 Days Network
Blythe’s practice focuses on change management, evaluation, and capacity building to support the development of adaptive learning cultures within organizations. She is currently implementing the First 2000 Days Network, an innovative ‘collective impact’ initiative using network analysis, developmental evaluation and capacity building to improve both process (systems) outcomes and early childhood development outcomes.
She is an accomplished facilitator and stakeholder engagement practitioner with over 15 years’ experience in the public, private and not-for-profit sectors. Blythe is known for taking a multi-disciplinary approach to develop strategies that address complex challenges and translating those into practical action.
She currently sits on the Boards of The Human Venture Institute and Bolivia Kids. In 2008 Blythe was named to Calgary’s ‘Top 40 Under 40’ for her career & community contributions. She holds a BComm in Finance and International Development from the University of Alberta, studied Journalism at Carleton University, Design Marketing at Parsons in New York City, and served as a Parliamentary Page in the House of Commons. Blythe lives in Calgary with her husband and their two children.
Dr. Jennifer Marshall, Assistant Professor, University of South Florida College of Public Health
Dr. Marshall is an Assistant Professor at the University of South Florida and the Lead Evaluator for Florida’s Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting (MIECHV) program and the Early Childhood Comprehensive Systems (ECCS) impact project. She also conducts community-based research assessing infant mortality prevention programs; family-centered care and access to services for families of children with birth defects; and Hillsborough County’s Infant Mental Health Uniting Grant. Her areas of expertise include mixed-methods research, community-based participatory research, program evaluation, and cross-cultural research. She has used PARTNER Tool for two statewide projects and one local initiative.