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  • 1. Network  Basics June  Holley,  Network  Weaver june@networkweaving.com June  2010
  • 2. Empty  Town
  • 3.  Artisan  Gallery
  • 4. One  Sustainable  Business One  Business
  • 5. Coffee  Shop
  • 6. New  Retail  Network Community   Created Opens  New  Resources $ $ TA
  • 7.    Shops  Open Shops  
  • 8.    Bring  in  People  from Bring   Other  Places
  • 9. New  Retail  Created Periphery
  • 10.    Opry  House Opry  House Nelsonville  Public  Square  on  Final  Fridays
  • 11. Walking  Tour  Brochure
  • 12. Final  Fridays Nelsonville  Public  Square  on  Final  Fridays
  • 13. Local  Culinary  School
  • 14. We  Need  Different  Lenses Network    Lens Organizational    Lens
  • 15. What  do  we  mean  by  networks? Networks  are  sets  of relationships  and the  patterns  they create These  patterns  influence  the quality  of  communication and  the  likelihood  of collaboration  and  innovation
  • 16. Network  Basics • Nodes • Link • Connected  pair • Isolates • Directional  link • Triangles – Open – Closed Valdis Krebs orgnet.com
  • 17. What  do  we  mean  by  networks? Big  “N” networks Little “n” network Catalytic Circle Network
  • 18. Smart  Networks: Networks  most  helpful  in  promoting  collaboration &  innovation Network Structure • Core  consists  of clusters  w  different perspectives  who know  &  trust  each other • Periphery  draws  in new  ideas  & resources • This  represents  a Field  of  Potential  for action
  • 19. Characteristics  of  Smart  Networks Self-­‐Organized  Action Many  people  initiate experiments  & collaborations Move  from  small  acts  to  larger Breakthroughs  from  diversity Successful  innovations  spread
  • 20. Characteristics  of  Smart  Networks Network Weavers  & Guardians Much  capacity  building, skill  building Trust  building  activities Facilitation  of  initial actions Creation  of  support structures  & communication systems  (esp  Web 2.0)
  • 21. Support  Emergence  and  the  Tipping the   1000 Point Projects Emergence of Entrepreneurs Collaborative Region Tipping Point v to v v Self-Organization 50 0 2006 1993
  • 22. Stage 1: Isolated Clusters
  • 23. Stage 2:Hub and Spoke
  • 24. Stage 3: Multi-Hub Network
  • 25. Elements  within  Networks Hub  and  spoke? Clusters? Elephant  tails?
  • 26. Network  Core Dominant  core
  • 27. Access  to  Resources No periphery Periphery all from area - No new ideas coming in
  • 28. Network  Surveying  &  Mapping June  Holley,  Network  Weaver june@networkweaving.com June  2010
  • 29. 3 types of questions Attribute or demographic questions – These questions are used to color the squares or nodes representing the people who took the survey – They may describe aspects of the person, such as age; characteristics of their organization, such as organizational type; or may be questions about values, behaviors, skills or values. Also, outcome based (How many collaborative projects did you initiate?) – We use these to identify clusters of people who interact with each other based on the attribute.
  • 30. 3 types of questions Network questions • These are questions about the relationships people have with others. • Some questions ask one-directional questions, such as who do you look to for advice? Others ask two-way questions such as who do you work with? Open Questions • You can ask any type of open question that would elicit a list of answers from the survey taker. For example, you may want to ask about specific projects in which the survey taker was involved.
  • 31. Data Collection Web-Based Survey
  • 32. Data Collection Web-based Survey
  • 33. Metrics • Awareness: How likely is it that information will spread throughout the network? Who knows what is happening in the network? • Influence: Who do people look to? How likely is it that people can positively influence others? • Connectors: Who links people who would not otherwise be connected? How connected are parts of the network? • Resilience: How dependent is the network on a few people? • Integration: What is the overall network health? Who are network leaders? • Smart Network: how large and well-connected is the core? How vast is the periphery?
  • 34. Network  Weaver A  Network  Weaver  is  willing  to  take willing   responsibility  for  making  the  network  more effective  by  increasing  the  quantity  and  quality of  connections.
  • 35. Network  Weaver Take  the  Network  Weaver  Checklist Share  your  results  with  a  friend
  • 36. Identify  Isolates  &  Clusters and  Connect Make Connections 37
  • 37. Add  to  Periphery Where can we get new ideas? Who has resources? How can we build relationships with them?
  • 38. How  can  we  help people  act? Access  to  Capital Organization  Type Other  non-­‐profit    K-­‐12 Large  Business Post-­‐secondary  Ed. Medium  Business Small  Business        Local  Gov.          Local  ED      Workforce Collaboration  among providers Greater resources
  • 39. Case Studies of Regional Development June  Holley,  Network  Weaver june@networkweaving.com June  2010
  • 40. Regional Hidden Treasures Flavor
  • 41. Hidden Treasures Make a list of hidden treasures in your interest areas
  • 42. PawPaw  Self-­‐Organizing Super  Network  Weaver Really  Weird  Fruit
  • 43. Albany  Ohio
  • 44. Pawpaw Microbrew
  • 45. Travel  Channel Travel Channel comes to the land of the pawpaw
  • 46. RURAL  HERITAGE  DEVELOPMENT  INITIATIVE Preservation-based economic development and community revitalization strategy  Heritage tourism  Local business development  Imaging and branding  Heritage and preservation education  Landmark preservation
  • 47. Arkansas Delta’s Regional Flavor
  • 48. Utilize micro-brands and encourage partners to buy-in to regional brand
  • 49. Rural Regional Flavor Network
  • 50. Next  Steps • What  are  ideas  you  have  for  your  interest  area? • What  are  small  ac:ons  you  could  take  to  explore op:ons  in  your  interest  area? your   • Who  do  you  need  to  get  to  know? do   • Who  do  you  need  to  connect? • What  other  support  will  you  need  to  move  forward in  this  area?