About the Learning Lab2019-09-28T12:26:15-07:00

Welcome to the VNL Learning Lab!

At Visible Network Labs we are committed to helping people to develop their capacity to build, manage, and evaluate effective networks. Many people today are deeply engaged in the “network way of working,” but there are very few places we can get the Network Leadership skills we need to be successful. The Learning Lab is where we provide in-person workshops, online webinars, product demos, and peer supported learning opportunities to help network innovators move their networks to the next level.


Our workshops focus on building the skills you need to effectively build, manage, and evaluate effective networks. We co-create every workshop with the audience in mind, tapping into our national network of trainers, speakers, and practitioners. 


Tap into VNL’s 20+ years of experience applying network science to develop actions and strategies in communities. Tap into our informational library, directly through our data dashboards, and use that information to learn, strategize, communicate, and translate to practice.


The PARTNER Platform is the most comprehensive and intuitive set of tools and resources available to help you track, assess, and leverage data on networks. These demos make it easy to know which tool is for you, and how to get started using them in minutes.

Workshop Attendees
Network Insight Resources
Communities Using Expert Services

Upcoming Workshops, Webinars, & Demos

  1. February 20 PARTNER Live Web Demo

    February 20 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
  2. Network Innovation Summit (NIS)

    May 18 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  3. Network Leadership Training Academy (NLTA)

    May 19 @ 8:00 am - May 20 @ 5:00 pm


May 18 – 20, 2020

The NLTA is our flagship training program. In In its 7th year, this training brings together people curious about learning skills to build, manage, and evaluate cross-sector networks more effectively! Every NLTA offers new content and skills from trainers, speakers, and practitioners from around the world. 

Coming Soon!

The PARTNER Tool Online Workshop consists of three learning sessions with PARTNER Creator, Dr. Danielle Varda. Learn how to use the PARTNER tool, analyze your data, visualize the structure and quality of your network’s connections, and translate your data into strategies and action steps.


The Network Leadership from the Field webinar series shares actionable insights and skills for building, managing, and evaluating effective networks in order to address their communities’ needs. These free webinars are based on the premise that everyone involved in a network requires network leadership skills in order to be an active, effective member of a network. 


Sign Up for A LIVE

Using new tools and technologies can be confusing! We want to make sure that our users have all the support they need to make the decision to purchase VNL tools and to seamlessly get started right away. Our VNL team of Network Scientists host monthly 1 hour live demos to help you understand what our various tools can do, how you can easily access and use them, and what to do once you get your data. We show you the ins and outs and offer time for your questions at the end.  Click on the links below to register.

PARTNER Platform: A start-to-finish platform with tools to help you collect, analyze, map, and make sense of data on your cross-sector organizational networks.

“I so appreciate and value all the workshop facilitators, the diverse backgrounds, knowledge, wisdom, and personalities they brought to the table, as well as their time! As well as the safe space they were able to create. I felt so comfortable, safe, supported and inspired to share my stories and speak my truth!”
Fall Network Leadership Workshop Participant

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