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  • 1. Network Weaver Handbook A Guide to Transformational Networks June Holley, Network Weaver june@networkweaving.com www.networkweaving.com 740-591-4705
  • 2. Table of Contents Introduction Handbook purpose: This handbook is for people who are interested in building healthy inter-organizational or community networks. Define NW Why networks are so important Concepts How to use this Handbook Using social media to build networks Part 1. Preparing Chapter I. Becoming a Network Catalyst Section 1. Network Catalysts - work on yourself
  • 3. What do Network Catalyst Do? Finding other Catalysts - Network catalysts don't work alone Being Intentional about your network How do you work together? Social media for Network Catalysts Picture showing section 1 and 2 not linear could start either way Section 2. Getting Started: What do you need to know to get started? What does a Catalyst need to know About Networks Creating a Network Mindset: Mapping your personal network Social media: Using simple web-based mapping tools What network? Section 3. What is Your Strategy to Catalyze Your Network? What network do you want to understand? What are ways to make sense of it? Introducing network building processes What will be your approach? What will be your role? Who will you work with? Social media: basic platforms to support first steps Network Concepts Chapter 2. Catalyzing the Network Section 1. How to Introduce A Network Approach
  • 4. Section 2. Basic Network Concepts Introducing Network Concepts What Is a Network? Case Studies: Will have parts of case studies of six networks: community/econ development, advocacy, learning network, policy network, international network, etc Section 2: Network Benefits Why Networks? Why Networks?2 When A Network Lens Is Useful Section 3. Organizations, Networks and Communities Organization ~ Network Combining Organizational & Network Approaches Social media: platforms to consider Section 4. Helping Your Network Decide to Go Forward Conversations with Key Individuals Exploration Time at Meetings Social Media Part 2. Implementing
  • 5. Chapter 3. Understanding and Visualizing Your Network Section 1: Simple Network Mapping A Map Drawing Activity Map Drawing Activity 2 Social media: platforms for web-based sharing of maps Section 2: Using Social Network Mapping Software Types of software Making a Decision to Use Software Steps in the Mapping/Analysis Process Section 3: Analysis of Network Characteristics Analyzing Your Network Map Analyzing Your Network Map Worksheets Steps to a Healthier Network Map Assessing Your Network Checklist Network Weaving Actions Chapter 4. Connecting People to Increase the Effectiveness of Your Network Section 1. What is a Network Weaver? Network Weaver Checklist
  • 6. Network Weaver Strategies Section 2. Listening to Connect Listening Practice How to Keep Track Section 3. Closing Triangles Closing Triangles Diagram Closing Triangles Activity Section 4. Adding to the Periphery Expanding the Periphery Worksheet Section 5.Connecting Clusters Section 6. More Basic Network Weaver Microprocesses Appreciation Questions that Make a Difference Accurate Assessment Noticing Chapter 5. Moving Your Networks to Action Section 1. Understanding Self-organizing
  • 7. Chart: Examples of self-organizing Checklist for Our Network: what do we want to do? Section 2. Train Network Weavers in Generating Action Opportunity Process Worksheet Project Management Worksheet Social Media: Setting up a web-based project management site. Section 2. Coaching Project Coordinators What Do Project Coordinators Need to Think About? Training Project Coordinators Self-organized Project Coordinator Role Social media: platforms to use in coaching Project Coordinators Section 3. Build skills that lead to Breakthroughs Questions to Ask That Lead to Reflection Simple reflection processes Part 3. Designing and Defining Chapter 6. Networks Make a Difference Section 1. Identifying Network Characteristics
  • 8. Checklists and Worksheets: Geography (local to international) Function (Catalytic, Action, Learning, and Policy) Content (Environmental, economic, education, health, etc) Type (intra-organizational, inter-organizational, volunteer, friendship/family, community) Organization (unstructured to formal coalition) Interaction mode (face to face, mobile, web) Section 2. How to Apply Network Strategies for Increasing Impact Movement building ~ conflict transformation Self-organizing: Crowdsourcing, Flash collaboration, Innovation Social media ecosystems Chapter 7. Network Support Structure and Roles Section 1. Network Roles Network Weaver Checklist with Roles The Network Guardian Role Network Facilitators Section 2. Network Structure How Your Organization or Initiative Can Make the Most of a Network Approach Deciding on the Most Effective Structure for Your Network
  • 9. Section 3. Network Culture Network Values Framing Network values Simple steps in creating a network culture Section 4. Network Support Setting Up An Innovation Fund Networking Hubs Network Values Setting Up a Network Weaver Training and Support System Using Social Media Section 5. Network Evaluation and Indicators How do we evaluate whether networks are effective? How do we know if our network development efforts are on track? Part 4. Transforming & Spreading Success Chapter 8. How Change Happens in Networks Section 1. From Innovation Diffusion to Transformation Theories of Change: new research on the role of networks, self-organizing and metacognition
  • 10. Checklist for Our Network Strategies for Transformation Section 2. From Conflict to Complementarity and Metacognition Changing perspectives about difference and conflict Chart on complementarities Creating resonance Basics processes for metacognition Section 3. Influence in networks From influence to influenceability to collaborative mindfulness The role of individuals and collaborative projects in influence Section 4. Social media and transformation Chapter 9. Catalyzing More Network Weavers Section 1. Why More Network Weavers? Understanding the importance of having many Network Weavers Identifying natural Network Weavers Section 2. Coach, Train and Network Network Weavers 15 Steps to Incubate Network Weavers. Outline for Training Network Weavers
  • 11. Coaching Activities Set up peer support networks Section 3. Help Network Weavers be More Effective Freeing Up Time for Transformation Tracking Priorities What brain research says about effectiveness Personal work: mindfulness training Section 4. Using social media to train, coach and set up peer support Chapter 10. Moving Networks to Scale: Rhizomatic Pathways Section 1. How can networks help successes spread and expand? What are rhizomatic pathways? Chart on rhizomatic pathways to increase scale 10 steps to increase spread of success Social Media creates rhizomatic pathways Section 2. Creating Learning/Expansion Networks with Other Communities Steps to creating a learning network
  • 12. Coaching and facilitating a learning network Networking networks Part 5. Focusing and Deepening Chapter 11. Network Case Studies and Specific Strategies Section 1. Economic and Community Innovation Networks Case Study Specific lessons from the field Section 2. Networks in Healthcare Section 3. Policy and Advocacy Networks Case Studies How network strategies differ from coalition strategies Section 4. Foundations and Networks Section 5. Networks of networks
  • 13. Part 6. Reflecting into the Future Chapter 12. Reflection and Next Steps Reflection Worksheet Network Weaver Peer Learning Cluster Network Weaver Advanced Training Network Weaver Coaching Certification Appendix 1. Glossary of Network Terms Appendix 2. Bibliography Appendix 3. Building Networks Article