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The 4th Annual Network Leadership Training Academy

May 16-18, 2016 -- Denver, CO
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NLTA website to learn more about the event and to register

**Announcing the 2016 NLTA Keynote Address: Building and Leveraging Powerful  Social Networks – Dr. Noshir Contractor from the SONIC Research Group at Northwestern University**

The Network Leadership Training Academy (NLTA) is a place where network leaders gather to learn, share ideas, and develop skills for engaging in the "network way of working." This 3-day workshop, hosted by the University of Colorado Denver’s Center on Collaborative Governance, 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 interactive workshop is based on the premise that everyone involved in a network requires network leadership skills in order to be an active, effective member of a collaborative network.

What will you do at the NLTA?  The agenda for the 2016 NLTA is packed full of opportunities for attendees to share and learn from each other’s experiences and skills, as well as research and tools to translate back to practice.


NLTA Core Trainers & Large Group Sessions:

·         Managing Networks, Brint Milward, Ph.D, University of Arizona

·         Network Way of Working: Building a Network Culture, Janice Popp, MSW, RSW, University of Calgary

·         Affective Contagion in Networks: Evaluating Process Quality, Darrin Hicks, PhD, University of Denver

·         Evaluating Networks as Systems, Danielle Varda, PhD, University of Colorado Denver


Monday Pre-Academy Workshops (optional registration)

·         Networks 101 (Brint Milward)

·         Using the PARTNER's Social Network Analysis Tool to Evaluate your Networks (Danielle Varda)


Tuesday Afternoon Breakout Sessions*

·         Facilitation Skills for Network Leaders (Lisa VanRaemdonck)

·         Conflict Training in Network Leadership (Robin Amadei)

·         Networks as Policy Tools: “Network Nuggets” from Research and Practice (Janice Popp)

·         Collective Impact for Network Leadership (Blythe Butler) [Currently full]

*(Please note the breakout sessions have a limited number of spots and are filling quickly- register early to ensure a spot in your preferable session.)


Introducing the 2016 NLTA Keynote Address - Building and Leveraging Powerful Social Networks: We are pleased to welcome Dr.  Noshir Contractor, the Jane S. & William J. White Professor of Behavioral Sciences in the McCormick School of Engineering & Applied Science, the School of Communications and the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University as the 2016 keynote speaker. Dr. Contractor is the Director of the Science of Networks in Communities (SONIC) research center. His keynote will highlight factors that lead to the formation, maintenance, and dissolution of dynamically linked social and knowledge networks in a wide variety of contexts. In 2014 he received the National Communication Association Distinguished Scholar Award and in 2015 he was elected as a Fellow of the International Communication Association. He is the co-founder and Chairman of Syndio, which offers organizations products and services based on network analytics.


Visit the NLTA website www.spa.ucdenver.edu/nlta to register and learn more about the agenda, trainers, attendee testimonials, or view this short video. Book Hotel Rooms by mid-April
before block room rates expire. Online registration available until May 15. Please email [log in to unmask] with any questions.

Can’t attend the NLTA, but still want to learn more about Network Leadership? 

Take a look at our free Webinar Series: Network Leadership from the Field-Linking Research to Practice

·         Thursday, April 21: Developing a Framework for High Impact Collaboratives: A Funder’s Perspective: Click here to register.


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