Let It Bubble

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By Rosemarie Wuite at the event: Network Approaches and Alliance Management, organised by MDF and PSO on 13 April 2011 in Utrecht, NL: This presentation was developed by a network facilitator/practitioner.
It gives some examples of how a network facilitator could foster network
dynamics and identifies some puzzles to further brainstorm around.

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  • Acrtion  Reflection  Analyse & Strategise  Planning  Action
  • Action : Include members in organising, chairing, facilitating and evaluating meetings Tool : E.g. triangle of change; 2. Action : unpack roles & responsibilise people Tools : network analysis & triangle of change 3. Action : Give alternative to fixed working groups approach Tool : market space approach & Spiral of innovations 4. Action : include this as an operating principle (e.g. OM)
  • 6. Action : peer-to-peer interviewing; 7. with e.g. conflict resolution skills and in-depth knowledge about context specific social change 8. Action: Agree on decision making process and means of communication Visualise core strategic frameworks Identify communication needs for various purposes and audiences Tools : network analysis 10. Tools : circle of coherence
  • 2. Action : Always ask why? and how? in addition to what? 5. Action : Doing a time-line session
  • 4. community participation new members ; (maybe buddy-system) international members
  • Let It Bubble

    1. 1. Fostering Network Dynamics -Let it bubble- Utrecht, 13 April 2011 Rosemarie Wuite
    2. 2. <ul><li>What/Who is IANRA? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>How did it come into existence? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Role Niza </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Organisation & purpose </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Ways to foster dynamics; </li></ul><ul><ul><li>IANRA Pearls & Puzzles </li></ul></ul>Outline
    3. 3. <ul><li>Emerging network on NR (since April 2009) </li></ul><ul><li>24 MOs, 9 countries </li></ul><ul><li>Local-national-regional-international </li></ul><ul><li>Diverse set of members </li></ul>I - INTRO
    4. 4. <ul><li>movie </li></ul>I - Solidarity Movement
    5. 5. <ul><li>Evolve into: </li></ul><ul><li>Solidarity movement </li></ul><ul><li>supportive platform, of linking and learning </li></ul><ul><li>to unite behind a common community driven agenda </li></ul><ul><li>serves as a well-informed and credible reference point for information and opinion on natural resource management. </li></ul><ul><li>WHY & HOW=key learning Qs </li></ul>I– FINDING A SHARED AMBITION AND PURPOSE
    6. 6. <ul><li>General Assembly </li></ul><ul><li>Steering Committee </li></ul><ul><li>Secretariat </li></ul><ul><li>Coordinator </li></ul><ul><li>National groupings </li></ul><ul><li>Working groups </li></ul>I – FINDING AN ORGANISATIONAL STRUCTURE FOLLOW THE ENERGY
    7. 7. <ul><li>SHARING OWNERSHIP & BUILDING TRUST (1) </li></ul><ul><li>Decentralise leadership & encourage and value informal leadership; </li></ul><ul><li>Understanding and clarifying roles and expectations; </li></ul><ul><li>Let things bubble; </li></ul><ul><li>Value the resources within the network; </li></ul><ul><li>Value members working voluntarily </li></ul>II – WAYS TO FOSTER DYNAMICS - PEARLS - 1:
    8. 8. <ul><li>SHARING OWNERSHIP & BUILDING TRUST (2) </li></ul><ul><li>Peer-to-peer engagement & accountability </li></ul><ul><li>Facilitator from the South; </li></ul><ul><li>Communication ; </li></ul><ul><li>Applying rules without being selective; </li></ul><ul><li>Manage differences and group dynamics; </li></ul><ul><li>Face-to-face contact & rotational hosting of meetings; </li></ul>II – WAYS TO FOSTER DYNAMICS - PEARLS - 1:
    9. 9. <ul><li>BALANCE ACTION-REFLECTION </li></ul><ul><li>Action-learning approach; </li></ul><ul><li>Learning oriented donor; </li></ul><ul><li>Free actor; </li></ul><ul><li>Internalise where you come from and where you’re going </li></ul><ul><li>Include the ‘self’ and the ‘organisation’ when thinking of linking issues </li></ul><ul><li>Follow the energy </li></ul><ul><li>Celebrate gains </li></ul>II – WAYS TO FOSTER DYNAMICS - PEARLS -2:
    10. 10. <ul><li>Accountability ; Planning and learning in complex, dynamic environment </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Balancing playing/gaming </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Managing content based results and network capacity. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>attribution </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>@ what level? Who should be included? </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Celebrating “MOST BRILLIANT FAILURE” </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Social movements vs alliance </li></ul><ul><li>Role and capacity of Coordinator/Secretariat </li></ul><ul><li>Membership; old/new; pace </li></ul>II - PUZZLES
    11. 11. <ul><li>“ E ffectiveness depends on the quality of the connections within the networks as well as those between the network and their environment ” – E.Wielinga </li></ul><ul><li>“ IANRA is no more than the people that make up the network ”- IANRA member </li></ul><ul><li>“ If you want to walk fast, walk alone. If you want to walk far, walk together ” - Xhosa wisdom </li></ul>
    12. 12. IANRA phambili! Thank you! www.ianra.org

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