Network Leadership Training Academy2020-06-25T17:21:18-06:00
The 2020 Network Leadership Training Academy is Full!

Our 2020 online NLTA is full for the year. Sign up for our Training Updates to stay up to date about all our future Learning Lab programs and events, including our new online course (launching this September!).

Visible Network Labs and the University of CO Denver is pleased to host the 8th Annual Network Leadership Training Academy. For the first time ever, we will host the entire event online, in a series of 6 2-hour virtual workshops. You will have the opportunity to meet some of world’s leadeing experts in network leadership and hear form practitioners who are on the ground leading networks. You will join a cohort of peers who are looking for skills and tips to build, manage, and evaluate effective cross-sector inter-organizational networks. 

NLTA Alumni Testimonials

  • “I found the Network Leadership Training Academy to be a more valuable experience than I ever anticipated… I left with a completely different perspective on how our program could be operating and how our organizational structure could improve to better support our “network” design. “

    Kendra Bigsby

    Assistant Director, CO School of Public Health at CSU
  • “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
  • 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

    Dave Hackett

    Region Director, visionSynergy

Meet our 2020 Speakers!

Dr. Jennifer Husbands
Senior Program Officer, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Darrin Hicks
Dr. Darrin Hicks
Professor of Communications
University of Denver
Abby R. Charles, MPH
Program Officer,
Institute for
Public Health
Curtis Ogden
Senior Associate,
Interaction Inst.
Social Change
Kap Wilkes
Director of Program Development,
National Rural Health Resource Center
Lisa VanRaemdonck
Lisa VanRaemdonck
Executive Director,
CU Denver School of Public Affairs Institute
Developmental Evaluator,
First 2000 Days Network
Associate Director of External Innovation Programs, Inworks CU Denver // Anschutz
Bruce Goldstein
Associate Professor, University of
Colorado at
Peter Eckart
Director of Health and Information Technology,
Illinois Public Health Institue
Santiago Bunce
VP of Evaluation & Learning,
Developmental Evaluator,
Curious Compass
Dylan McDonald
Management & Policy Analyst, National Park Service
Jonathan Mischke
VP of Communications and Marketing,
Visible Network Labs
Bilal Taylor
Senior Program & Policy Analyst,
National Office of Policy & Prevention
Nemours Children’s Health System
Dr. Robyn Mobbs
Co-Director, CU Denver
Center on Network Science
Danielle Varda
Dr. Danielle Varda
CEO at VNL & Co-Director, Center on Network Science, CU Denver
Shannon Studden
Program Specialist, National Rural Health Resource Center
Ericka Stallings
Co-Executive Director, Leadership Learning Community

2020 NLTA Schedule

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak, the 2020 NLTA will take place as a series of monthly interactive web sessions. Each session will feature a guest speaker and main topic, with follow-up work sent to participants. There will also be opportunities between sessions for discussion, networking and peer-learning between participants. Check back often for more information as we continue to adapt our plans to this exciting new format!

Sessions Run 11am-1 p.m. MT on the Following Dates:

Session 1: "Thinking Like a Network Scientist"
- June 17, 2020

Session 2: "Building a Network: Where Do I Start?"
-July 15, 2020

Session 3: "Managing a Network: Distributive Leadership, Equity, and Representation"
-August 19, 2020

Session 4: "Managing a Network: Leading with Authenticity; Tackling Challenges "
-September 16, 2020

Session 5: "Tracking if it's Working; Telling the Story of Your Network"
-October 21, 2020

Session 6: "The Future of Your Network: Translating Data to Action"
-November 18, 2020

New this Year: the Network Innovation Summit on May 18th!

The Network Innovation Summit precedes the NLTA on May 18th, 2020 as a Virtual Conference. This one-day, online event will focus on exploring big ideas surrounding the future of networks. What are the equity implications? How can connection solve old and new problems? Join us to explore of networks! Register for both the NLTA and NIS and receive a discount.

Location, Travel & Hotel Information

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak, the 2020 NLTA will take place virtually. There is no in-person event this spring.

Questions? Contact us at learning@visiblenetworklabs.com.