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Hello! The Center on Network Science at the University of Colorado Denver would like to share information on our upcoming webinars, Network Leadership Training Academy, and network resources. We hope you can connect with us through one of these great learning opportunities!

2016 Webinar Series: Network Leadership from the Field- Linking Research to Practice
This free webinar series is hosted by the School of Public Affair's Center for Network Science, a part of the Buechner Institute of Governance. Webinars will feature a variety of topics to learn about the research, skills, and practices for engaging in the "network way of working." Visit the Network Leadership Webinar Series web page<http://www.ucdenver.edu/academics/colleges/SPA/researchandoutreach/Buechner%20Institute%20for%20Governance/profdev/NLTA/Pages/Network-Leadership-Webinar-Series.aspx> for more info.

A Network Leadership Approach to Program Development and Evaluation: The Regional Health Connector Program in Colorado
October 19, 1-2pm Mountain Time- click here to register<https://ucdenver.zoom.us/webinar/register/88e33b2abb62250a66858a512be5123a>
Join this webinar to learn about using a network approach for fostering leaders, program and workforce development, and evaluation within the community, organizational, and regional levels of a network. As part of two ongoing grants, the state of Colorado is implementing a Regional Health Connector (RHC) Program with the stated mission of utilizing "community and practice engagement to cultivate partnerships by bridging resources and systems to build healthier communities and healthier practices." RHCs are hosted by a local organization or collaboration with existing regional relationships and a history of community-based work. These locally driven RHCs build, strengthen, and coordinate clinical-community networks in 21 regions throughout Colorado. Presenters: Paige Backlund Jarquin, Colorado Health Institute and Matthew Simpson, Colorado Research Network (CaReNet) & Department of Family Medicine-University of Colorado School of Medicine

Network Knowledge Mapping: Mapping the Known, Discovering the Unknown
November 9, 12-1pm Mountain Time- click here to register<https://ucdenver.zoom.us/webinar/register/3f4e50792b821f79c5b9141539e44ee6>
Networked organizations have tremendous potential for tackling complex problems and achieving ambitious goals. They also face great difficulties in coordinating their efforts and providing evidence to show their shared success. Creating a "knowledge map" can help you make the case for your important work. Knowledge mapping also supports effective collaboration, communication, and planning. In this interactive webinar, you'll learn the basics of this scientifically rigorous, democratic technique:

*         How to map the evidence from people's experience (interview and collaborative mapping approaches)

*         How to map the evidence from research studies and other supporting materials

*         How to create an integrated map to show the evidence from experience and research, bridging the gap between academia and practice
Presenters: Steven E. Wallis and Bernadette Wright, Meaningful Evidence, LLC

Additional resources on networks:

*         Click here<http://www.ucdenver.edu/academics/colleges/SPA/researchandoutreach/Buechner%20Institute%20for%20Governance/profdev/NLTA/Pages/Past-Webinars.aspx> for past Network Leadership Webinar Recordings & Slides

*         Click here<http://www.partnertool.net/> for information on the PARTNER (Program to Analyze, Record and Track Networks to Enhance Relationships) Tool

*         Click here<https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCqRIJjhqmy3ngSB1AF9ZKLg> for videos on using complexity in evaluation

Save the Date for the April 26-28, 2017 Network Leadership Training Academy
The Network Leadership Training Academy (NLTA) is a place where network leaders and practitioners gather to learn, share ideas, and develop skills for engaging in the "network way of working." This 3-day workshop in Denver is focused on building, managing, and evaluating effective networks. More information and registration will be available later this year. Click here<http://www.ucdenver.edu/academics/colleges/SPA/researchandoutreach/Buechner%20Institute%20for%20Governance/profdev/NLTA/Pages/default.aspx> to learn more about last year's NLTA.
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Malinda Mochizuki    [log in to unmask]
Master in Public Administration-Nonprofit Management Concentration, University of Colorado-Denver
Training and Events Coordinator, Center for Network Science, University of Colorado-Denver
Network Leadership Training Academy: www.spa.ucdenver.edu/nlta<http://www.spa.ucdenver.edu/nlta>
PARTNER (Program to Analyze, Record and Track Networks to Enhance Relationships) Tool: http://www.partnertool.net/



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