About the Learning Lab
Many people today are deeply involved in the network way of working, but are struggling to find tools and a place to build skills for this new way of connecting across boundaries.
We provide ongoing webinars, an annual training academy, leadership workshops and customized trainings to provide conversations about collaborative leadership, activities and exercises to share and demonstrate skills and ideas, and practical tools to translate back to practice to become more effective network members and leaders.
The VNL Learning Lab is the space where we gather with our partners and customers in trainings and workshops to share best practices for expanded impact and real-world examples in the practice called Network Leadership. Our Denver leadership training courses have more than 450 alumni over the past six years.
Our Learning Lab programs are perfect for those in any sector whose work involves:
Coalitions & Strategic Alliances
Learn more about each our our training and collaborative leadership workshop offerings below!
The NLW is a two-day workshop with a smaller cohort to allow for a more intensive, hand-on training experience. Led by a small group of network practitioners with diverse backgrounds and skill-sets, the Workshop gives participants the opportunity to focus on areas of most interest to the group. Past topics of discussion include:
Creating a Culture of Collaboration
Emotional Intelligence & Leadership
Group Power Dynamics
Telling your Network Story
Network Evaluation Consulting
The NLTA is our flagship training program. In its 7th year, this seminar brings together more than 100 network professionals to learn how to build, manage and evaluate cross-sector networks more effectively! Each year, more than a dozen experts in the field join us to present and participate in panels on a variety of topics. Past sessions at the the NLTA include:
Using Data to inform Strategy
Equity and Diversity in Networks
Adaptive Governing Processes
Visualizing your Network Story
The next NLTA is April 15-17, 2019 in Denver, CO.
The PARTNER Tool Online Workshop is a series of four online webinars with PARTNER Creator, Dr. Danielle Varda. Learn how to customize, administer and analyze the PARTNER survey to visualize the structure and quality of your network’s connections. Also discuss how to use this data to inform your network leadership strategies.
The PCN App Workshop will explore how to use the PCN App in a clinical or client-based setting to help map social support networks and fill the gaps.
The Person Centered Network App remains in Beta testing and is not yet publicly available. Once the App is public, a workshop date will be announced to support our App users.