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Communities,  Networks and Engagement:  Finding a Place for Action For the Leadership Learning Network,  http://leadership...
Poll 1:  (for those viewing on SlideShare after the event, we did some polls within the meeting tool. <ul><li>I facilitate...
Poll 2: <ul><li>I regularly participate in online groups or communities </li></ul><ul><li>I occasionally participate in on...
PART ONE:  ENGAGEMENT  FROM  3 PERSPECTIVES <ul><li>Where we pay attention  to our stakeholders… </li></ul>
Three Perspectives:
Sponsors <ul><li>Strategic goals </li></ul><ul><li>Resource provision </li></ul><ul><li>Monitoring & evaluation </li></ul>...
What are the intended and unintended impacts of sponsors on engagement?
Facilitators & Leaders <ul><li>Role clarity </li></ul><ul><li>Task clarity </li></ul><ul><li>Feedback </li></ul>
What does leadership look like online?
Members <ul><li>Clarity of purpose </li></ul><ul><li>Ease of use </li></ul><ul><li>Efficient of time </li></ul>
Bridging  Across Perspectives
PART 2: BASIC VOCABULARY <ul><li>Where we develop a way to  examine and lead our communities & networks </li></ul>
 
<ul><li>Meets needs of sponsors, leaders and members </li></ul><ul><li>Broad enough to attract people </li></ul><ul><li>Fo...
What We Care About: <ul><li>What are  we  about? </li></ul><ul><li>What is  our  identity? </li></ul><ul><li>What is the s...
Practical Purpose Points <ul><li>Is it clear? </li></ul><ul><li>Is it sharable? </li></ul><ul><li>Is it inviting? </li></u...
<ul><li>It relates to  my  identity </li></ul><ul><li>Connects me to other people “like me” (yet with diversity) </li></ul...
<ul><li>Activities </li></ul><ul><li>Content people use and create </li></ul><ul><li>How people engage with each other to ...
What do we do together? <ul><li>Our  roles </li></ul><ul><li>How   we interact to  solve problems  &  answer   questions <...
…  meetings …  relationships …  community cultivation …  access to expertise …  projects …  context …  individual particip...
activities   oriented to … Example:   The Birdwatchers of Central Park …  open-ended   conversation …  meetings …  project...
PART 3: ENGAGEMENT STRATEGY ACROSS LIFECYCLES <ul><li>Where we think about our choices… </li></ul>
 
 
Some Comparisons As long as  interest remains Informal   network Friends and  acquaintances Collect & pass  on information...
PART 4: ROLES <ul><li>What is the magic? </li></ul>
enable people to… <ul><li>discover & appropriate useful   technology </li></ul><ul><li>be in and use  communities & networ...
facilitators   community   leaders technology  stewards network   weavers Independent  thinkers curators moderators
 
Ramlinger:   6 Network Functions <ul><li>Filters </li></ul><ul><li>Amplifiers </li></ul><ul><li>Convenors </li></ul><ul><l...
http://www.flickr.com/photos/frumbert/83756546/
<ul><li>Stay alert to the three perspectives (sponsor, facilitator, member) </li></ul><ul><li>Balance the three legs of th...
Most important?  Iterative Improvements http://www.flickr.com/photos/exper/1477729345 /
Thanks! [email_address] More information:  http://www.fullcirc.com  and  https://onlinefacilitation.wikispaces.com/
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Communities, Networks and Engagement: Finding a Place for Action

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Slides from a web gathering on October 11, 2011 with the Leadership Learning Network http://leadershiplearning.org/ and http://leadershiplearning.org/page/nonprofit-leadership-webinar-series

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Communities, Networks and Engagement: Finding a Place for Action

  1. Communities, Networks and Engagement: Finding a Place for Action For the Leadership Learning Network, http://leadershiplearning.org/ October 2011 Nancy White – Full Circle Associates
  2. Poll 1: (for those viewing on SlideShare after the event, we did some polls within the meeting tool. <ul><li>I facilitate online groups regularly </li></ul><ul><li>I facilitate online groups occasionally </li></ul><ul><li>I never facilitate online groups, but plan to soon </li></ul><ul><li>I have nothing to do with online facilitation! </li></ul>
  3. Poll 2: <ul><li>I regularly participate in online groups or communities </li></ul><ul><li>I occasionally participate in online groups or communities </li></ul><ul><li>I rarely participate in online groups or communities. </li></ul>
  4. PART ONE: ENGAGEMENT FROM 3 PERSPECTIVES <ul><li>Where we pay attention to our stakeholders… </li></ul>
  5. Three Perspectives:
  6. Sponsors <ul><li>Strategic goals </li></ul><ul><li>Resource provision </li></ul><ul><li>Monitoring & evaluation </li></ul><ul><li>Communication on results </li></ul>
  7. What are the intended and unintended impacts of sponsors on engagement?
  8. Facilitators & Leaders <ul><li>Role clarity </li></ul><ul><li>Task clarity </li></ul><ul><li>Feedback </li></ul>
  9. What does leadership look like online?
  10. Members <ul><li>Clarity of purpose </li></ul><ul><li>Ease of use </li></ul><ul><li>Efficient of time </li></ul>
  11. Bridging Across Perspectives
  12. PART 2: BASIC VOCABULARY <ul><li>Where we develop a way to examine and lead our communities & networks </li></ul>
  13.  
  14. <ul><li>Meets needs of sponsors, leaders and members </li></ul><ul><li>Broad enough to attract people </li></ul><ul><li>Focused enough to matter in their work </li></ul><ul><li>Often shifts over time </li></ul><ul><li>Drives the “who” and the “what we do” </li></ul>
  15. What We Care About: <ul><li>What are we about? </li></ul><ul><li>What is our identity? </li></ul><ul><li>What is the significance? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>To our Organization </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>To us as individuals </li></ul></ul>
  16. Practical Purpose Points <ul><li>Is it clear? </li></ul><ul><li>Is it sharable? </li></ul><ul><li>Is it inviting? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>to organizations </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>individuals </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Is it reasonable? </li></ul><ul><li>Is it negotiable? </li></ul>
  17. <ul><li>It relates to my identity </li></ul><ul><li>Connects me to other people “like me” (yet with diversity) </li></ul><ul><li>People who have time and attention to engage </li></ul><ul><li>Involves relationships </li></ul>
  18. <ul><li>Activities </li></ul><ul><li>Content people use and create </li></ul><ul><li>How people engage with each other to learn/do things </li></ul><ul><li>How people apply what they learn in the community back at their work </li></ul>
  19. What do we do together? <ul><li>Our roles </li></ul><ul><li>How we interact to solve problems & answer questions </li></ul><ul><li>How we foster trust & engagement </li></ul><ul><li>How we capture and share what we learn & do </li></ul>http://www.flickr.com/photos/mr_t_in_dc/4149444067/sizes/l/in/photostream/
  20. … meetings … relationships … community cultivation … access to expertise … projects … context … individual participation … content publishing … open-ended conversation Community activities oriented to … Base material from: Digital Habitats: Stewarding technology for communities © 2009 Wenger, White, and Smith
  21. activities oriented to … Example: The Birdwatchers of Central Park … open-ended conversation … meetings … projects … access to expertise … relationships … context … community cultivation … individual participation … content publishing Weekly bird walks, winter bird feeding fillings, irregular celebrations and events… Advocacy drives, adopt parts of the park, bird counts… The participation of the “Big Guns,” and “Regulars.” Mostly F2F Note when people missing… Invite people in Internal and External focus: Publishing, the “Register,” available to media… While everyone pays attention to the community, no centralized efforts… Anyone can bird watch, but sharing what you see/know is important…so the community accommodates both The “Register” (print) is central to community… Bump into another bird-watcher? Have a conversation… Base material from: Digital Habitats: Stewarding technology for communities, © 2009 Wenger, White, and Smith
  22. PART 3: ENGAGEMENT STRATEGY ACROSS LIFECYCLES <ul><li>Where we think about our choices… </li></ul>
  23.  
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  25. Some Comparisons As long as interest remains Informal network Friends and acquaintances Collect & pass on information Mutual needs, friends hip As long as reason to connect exists Etienne Wenger 2003 Who belongs Purpose Cohesiveness Duration Formal Org. Hierarchical reporting To deliver a product or service Organizational goals Until next reorganization Project Team Management assigned To accomplish a specific task Project goals Until project is complete Community of Practice Voluntary, invited or self - selected Build & exchange knowledge Passion, identity, commitment
  26. PART 4: ROLES <ul><li>What is the magic? </li></ul>
  27. enable people to… <ul><li>discover & appropriate useful technology </li></ul><ul><li>be in and use communities & networks (people) </li></ul><ul><li>express their identity </li></ul><ul><li>find and create content </li></ul><ul><li>usefully participate </li></ul>
  28. facilitators community leaders technology stewards network weavers Independent thinkers curators moderators
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  30. Ramlinger: 6 Network Functions <ul><li>Filters </li></ul><ul><li>Amplifiers </li></ul><ul><li>Convenors </li></ul><ul><li>Facilitators </li></ul><ul><li>Investors </li></ul><ul><li>Community builders </li></ul>http://www.odi.org.uk/Rapid/Projects/PPA0103/Functions.html
  31. http://www.flickr.com/photos/frumbert/83756546/
  32. <ul><li>Stay alert to the three perspectives (sponsor, facilitator, member) </li></ul><ul><li>Balance the three legs of the CoP stool – what we care about, who cares and how. </li></ul><ul><li>Be strategic. Consider options over time. </li></ul><ul><li>Facilitate, facilitate, facilitate. </li></ul>Leading into the Future
  33. Most important? Iterative Improvements http://www.flickr.com/photos/exper/1477729345 /
  34. Thanks! [email_address] More information: http://www.fullcirc.com and https://onlinefacilitation.wikispaces.com/

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