Network Leadership Training Academy

The NLTA is our annual flagship training program for network leaders, funders, and evaluators. The Academy is has been postponed until the spring of 2022 to facilitate a return to an in-person expeience. You’ll learn how to build and manage networks while developing a network strategy to implement back home. Sign up for updates below to stay up to date.

Spring 2022 In Person Event

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.

Building Networks

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 Networks

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.

Evaluating Networks

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.

Our 2021 Speakers & Trainers

Dr. Robyn Mobbs

Co-Director, CU Denver Center on Network Science

Danielle Varda

Dr. Danielle Varda

CEO & Founder, Visible Network Labs

Lisa VanRaemdonck, M.P.H.

Director, CU Denver School of Public Affairs Institute

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

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