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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. Come learn how Network Leadership applies to the ongoing, everyday work of building, managing, and evaluating effective networks.

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As collaboration across organizational boundaries is becoming more and more common, the need to explore how to “govern” or manage/facilitate/lead networks of partners continues to grow. The rise of the Collective Impact model guided many networks in strategies for utilizing a backbone organization as the primary governing entity and many resources have emerged for how to implement that structure. However, as that model has been implemented, people are curious about what other types of methods for governing networks might be possible, and are looking for alternatives to this top-down approach to network governance. Specifically, people are looking for governance models that will empower network members to engage in shared accountability, shared facilitation, and shared voice. In this webinar, Blythe Butler, one of today’s most influential thinkers on network governance, brings to life a conversation many of us are looking for, and sets the stage for digging deeper into this “big topic” of networks in today’s fast moving collaborative spaces.

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Blythe Butler  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. Blythe’s practice focuses on change management, evaluation, and capacity building to support the development of adaptive learning cultures within organizations. She is an accomplished facilitator and stakeholder engagement practitioner with over 15 years’ experience in the public, private and non-profit sectors. Blythe holds a BComm in Finance and International Development from University of Alberta, studied Journalism at Carleton University, and Design Marketing at Parsons in New York City. 

Past Webinars

Jan 23 2019 Webinar: Using Network Analysis to Design Better Health Systems

This webinar will explore how network evaluation & analysis can be used to aid in the process of designing better health systems at the organizational level. Three key considerations will be discussed: 1) diversity of participants, 2) equity in governance, and 3) centrality of the [...]

Jan 24 2018 Webinar: Cross-Sector Community Network Evaluations: Stories of Success Using the Partner Tool

Presenters: Blythe Butler, First 2000 Days Network & Jennifer Marshall, Florida’s Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting ProgramHear from a panel of experienced community network evaluators on how they adopted and implemented the social network analysis tool, PARTNER, to evaluate the relationships and outcomes [...]

Nov 28 2017 Webinar: Network Evaluation Using the Partner Tool

Presenter: Danielle Varda, Visible Network Labs As more organizations and communities collaborate, measuring, evaluating, and using data from community networks can be a challenging endeavor. A novel yet growing approach is the use of Social Network Analysis (SNA) to assess the quality and quantity of [...]

Oct 26 2017 Webinar: Building Resilient Community Networks in Challenging Times

Presenter: Jenna Bannon, Denver’s Early Childhood CouncilWhen the Rules Don't Apply: There is an art and science to building a network. But what happens when what you think you know about networks is challenged by things you haven't considered? Join the Center on Network Science [...]