Building and sustaining effective networks is proving to be one of the most promising strategies of the 21st century. When individuals are able to work across organizational, geographic and sectoral boundaries, they are able to accomplish much more than they could working alone.
June Holley, a pioneer and 25-year veteran in the applications of network strategies, is coming to the Twin Cities and will share stories, tools and tips on building, nurturing and sustaining effective networks to facilitate the achievement of community and organizational goals. This session is for leaders or those individuals who find themselves aware of networks and want to applying new knowledge to get things done through networks.
In her new book, Network Weaver Handbook: A Guide to Transformational Networks, she outlines a number of leadership skills and competencies:
identifying and assessing existing informal or formal networks;
explaining the benefits of a network approach;
increasing trust in networks;
supporting innovation in networks;
convening people together with similar interests to develop collaborative projects;
developing network strategies.
We will have the opportunity to learn and practice these vital skills together.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
1) How much does the workshop cost?
The event is free, thanks to our local sponsors, Keyhubs and the Amherst H. Wilder Foundation.
2) Is parking or public transportation available?
Yes. Sabathani Community Center has on street parking and a free parking lot on the east side of the building. It is on a busline. There are bike racks too!
3) Are there other related events in the Twin Cities?
(1) The Network Leadership: The Role of the Network Weaver is also being held from 1:30 - 4:30pm on Thursday, August 30 at the Wilder Foundation in St. Paul. The content is the same. The difference is in who attends.
(2) There will be an Introduction to Networks: Weaving People, Ideas and Projects event from 12:00 - 1:00pm on Thursday, August 30 at the Wilder Foundation in St. Paul.
Check Eventbrite for details on these events or other public Twin Cities gatherings with June Holley. Contact June directly if you want to schedule time with her while she is in town.
4) Where can I get a copy of the Network Weaver Handbook: A Guide to Transformational Networks? It will be available for purchase at the workshop events in Minneapolis and St. Paul. You can purchase it in advance at www.networkweaver.com (recommended - having a copy in advance will augment your experience of the events.) Allow 5 - 8 business days for delivery via USPS.
5) Are there other ways I can learn about this work in advance? June has a number of other ways she shares information.
Kristin has over two decades of experience working with individuals who want to improve their communities. She is committed to strengthening the skills of leaders by sharing practices that work and processes that empower all who care about making a difference.