The NLTA is our annual flagship training program for network leaders, funders, and evaluators. The Academy is returning from September through November 2021 as an online learning program. You’ll learn how to build and manaage networks while developing a network strategy to implement back home. Sign up for updates or register your team today!
Sept 22, Oct 6, Oct 20, Nov 3
10am - 1pm Mountain Time
What Will You Learn at the NLTA in 2021?
This year’s program will focus on building a network strategy for you to implement with your partners. We’ll walk you through each step of the process over four consecutive sessions. With a small group setting and numerous expert trainers and presenters, you’ll be able to apply what you learn in real-time to develop a plan and strategy for your network.
Bringing together new partners to form a network is no easy task. We cover topics like network membership, diversity, equity & inclusion, design thinking and more to help you build more effective collaboratives.
Managing the day-to-day affairs of a network includes a suite of leadership skills and knowledge, including facilitation, governance structures, conflict resolution, relationship management, and strategic planning.
The best networks evaluate their performance, both quantitatively and qualitatively, to improve over time. We cover common evaluation tactics, along with ways to use your findings to improve and share your story.
The NLTA Schedule & Agenda
Begin each day with an interactive opener to inspire and energize you with inspiring leaders! Engage with your peers to leverage collaborative expertise. Move to hands-on workshops on special topics to build competence and skills. Leave each session with key takeaways, tools, and ideas to take back to your network.
September 22 at 10am - 1pm MT
In our kickoff session, we’ll introduce our speakers and dig into a discussion of network strategy: What it is, and why it is important for all networks to have one in mind. The session will help frame the remainder of the NLTA and leave you with thought-provoking lessons to prepare for October.
October 6 at 10am - 1pm MT
Our second session will include multiple in-depth presentations on topics related to building and managing networks.
October 20 at 10am - 1pm MT
Our second session will include multiple in-depth presentations on topics related to managing and evaluating networks.
November 3 at 10am - 1pm MT
Our final session will prepare you to implement your new skills, knowledge, and network strategy back home, with tools and resources you can bring back to your network along with all you have learned. This is where theory and knowledge meet action and practice.