2019 Webinar Series

Our Network Leadership from the Field Webinar Series will be starting up in January 2019. Stay tuned for more information!

Explore recent webinars from Visible Network Labs staff and partners. 

Many people today find themselves engaged in the “network way of working,” but are struggling to find information and tools to build knowledge and skills for this new way of connecting across organizational boundaries. The Network Leadership from the Field Webinar Series is an opportunity to learn more about the skills, practices, and tools for effectively implementing inter-organizational and community networks.

These webinars are based on the premise that everyone involved in a network requires network leadership skill 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.

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 Program

Hear 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 within their networks.

Slides available here

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 the interrelationships between people and organizations in communities, especially as a way to describe program and intervention outcomes.

Slides available here


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

Presenter: Jenna Bannon, Denver’s Early Childhood Council

When 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 and Jenna Bannon for a conversation about network-building where vulnerability, trauma, and resilience are at the heart of the matter.

Slides available here

Sept 18 2017 Webinar: Collaboration Launchpad: Sparking your Network's Connections

Presenter: Katie Edwards, Nonprofit Centers Network

The first step to forming a network is getting the right people in the room. The second step is to get them talking to one another. Join Katie Edwards, Executive Director, of the Nonprofit Centers Network, as she shares tools for getting your network members to share deeply, discover common goals, and map your way to collective solutions.

Slides available here


Jan 26 2017 Webinar: A Network Approach to Fostering Empowerment, Leadership, and Innovation within Public Sector Agencies

Presenters: Bianca Klein and Dylan Mroszczyk-McDonald, National Park Service

As the pace of change accelerates globally, institutions designed to function in simpler times are strained. As task complexities increase, budgets are being simultaneously trimmed and public sector employees are increasingly taking on more work. Often this tendency to "do more with less" comes at the cost of work-life balance, workplace satisfaction, and morale, which can causes recruitment and retention problems for agencies.

Slides available here

Feb 15 2017 Webinar: Leading Networks toward Action: How to Facilitate Effective Discussions with Groups of Diverse Stakeholders

Presenter: Kap Wilkes, Director of Program Development, National Rural Health Resource Center

More and more organizations, groups, and industries are recognizing that complex issues can't be addressed from one direction alone. To achieve sustainable outcomes, representatives of diverse stakeholder groups are coming together in networks and coalitions to develop and implement mutually beneficial solutions.

Slides available here


Full archive of webinars available here.