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.
February 21 Webinar
Building Social Connectedness in Neighborhoods: Upstream Systems-Building Approaches to Address Health Demands
This webinar will explore how to intentionally consider social capital and connectedness as a way to improve organizations and community health, education, and the economy. By highlighting the example of Mesa County Public Health (MCPH), Dr. Jeff Kuhr will share their process of restructuring and streamlining their organization in order to better address the emerging health demands of local communities with an upstream, systems-building approach. In one Mesa County neighborhood, for example, MCPH and its agency and resident partners are together becoming a catalyst for change by fostering intentional partnerships, building community trust and participation, and leveraging existing community assets in a more cohesive, creative and responsive manner.
Presenter: Dr. Jeff Kuhr is the Executive Director of Public Health for Mesa County, located on the Western Slope of Colorado. Additionally, Jeff is an active participant in statewide policy and program development, serving on the Colorado Board of Human Services and the Colorado Early Childhood Leadership Commission. He is a Colorado Children and Families Fellow with Ascend at the Aspen Institute. In Grand Junction, Jeff serves on the board of directors for St. Mary’s Regional Medical Center, Quality Health Network (QHN), the Rocky Mountain Health Foundation, and acts as Co-Facilitator of the Mesa County Health Leadership Consortium.
March 27 Webinar
During this webinar, Blythe Butler from the First 2000 Days Network will share the key principles that underlie a healthy network culture and which support the pursuit of collaborative advantage in using a network approach.
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.