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Registration for the 2014 Network Leadership Training Academy is now open!

About the 2014 NLTA:  This year's academy will be held from May 19-21, 2014.  The NLTA is a place where public sector leaders gather to learn, share ideas, and develop skills for engaging in the "network way of working".  The workshop is focused on building, managing, and evaluating effective networks.  Many people today are deeply involved in the network way of working, but are struggling to find tools and a place to build skills and a community for this new way of connecting across boundaries.  This workshop provides conversations about network leadership, activities and exercises to share and demonstrate skills and ideas, and practical tools to translate back to practice.

What will you do at the NLTA?  The agenda for the 2014 NLTA is packed full of opportunities for attendees to share their own experiences and skills, interaction with the leading trainers and thinkers in networks leadership through presentation and consultation, and topic specific workshops to develop a "network of networkers" in your specific field.  Each part of the NLTA is led by a recognized leader in the field and will be a variety of small group, breakout, and large group interactions.  A summary of the agenda:

Monday:  Building Networks (Janice Popp, Joan King); Followed by an Evening of Sharing Our Practice (attendee presentations/posters highlighting their own work)
Tuesday: Managing and Evaluating Networks (Brint Milward, Darrin Hicks, Danielle Varda)
Wednesday: Special Topic Workshops on Network Leadership (morning and afternoon), including but not limited to:
- Dark Networks with Brint Milward
- Network Leadership for Funders with Sandra Mikush
- Network Leadership for Environmental and National Resource Management with Tanya Heikkila
- Network Leadership in the Public Services Sector (Education, Public Health, and more) with Bill Fulton
- Network Leadership Tools and Technologies with Judah Thornewill
- PARTNER: A Tool for Organizational SNA with Danielle Varda
- Skills for Facilitating Networks with Lisa Carlson
                - Heroic Improvisation with Mary Tyszkiewicz (

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What:                                                Network Leadership Training Academy
When:                                               May 19-May 21, 2014
Where:                                             Denver, CO
Cost for Training:                          $600 for private and public organizations/agencies/companies
                                                            $400 for students
                                                            $525 per person for a group of 3 or more
Included with registration: Lunch all three days, Breakfast Tuesday/Wed Morning, and one dinner.

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Have a wonderful day!

Sara Sprong

Sara Sprong, MPA
Professional Research Assistant
Research Program on Collaborative Governance
University of Colorado Denver-School of Public Affairs
1380 Lawrence Street, Suite 500 - Denver CO 80204
P: 303-946-8135 - [log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>

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