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Presentatie Noha


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presentation about networking for the noha alumni association

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Presentatie Noha

  1. 1. <ul><li>Leveraging the power of networks for humanitarian aid </li></ul>
  2. 2. <ul><li>The basis of all networks is a social network. A social network is a structure made of nodes (which are generally individuals or organizations) that are tied by one or more specific types of interdependency, such as values, visions, ideas, financial exchange, friendship, kinship, dislike, conflict or trade. Source: </li></ul><ul><li>Photo of UK flickr meet up </li></ul>
  3. 3. A professional network is a social network that focuses on professional interactions (photo by Jay Cross)
  4. 4. <ul><li>Networks are unique and differ in their purpose </li></ul>Learning & knowledge exchange Advocacy Research Service delivery Innovation
  5. 5. A community of practice is a network that focuses on practice. “Communities of practice are groups of people who share a concern or a passion for something they do and learn how to do it better as they interact regularly..” Etienne Wenger (photos by myself and Dorine Ruter)
  6. 6. <ul><li>Communities of practice help share tacit knowledge between professionals </li></ul>
  7. 7. <ul><li>My experience with communities of practice in Ghana </li></ul>
  8. 8. <ul><li>Questions for you: </li></ul><ul><li>Who belongs to a social network? </li></ul><ul><li>Who belongs to a professional network (besides Noha)? </li></ul><ul><li>Who belongs to a community of practice? </li></ul><ul><li>Who is a member of an online community? </li></ul>
  9. 9. <ul><li>Successful networks and communities are reflexive and generative </li></ul><ul><li>(source Patti Anklam: Net Work) </li></ul>
  10. 10. Source: Networks are nothing new
  11. 11. Source: There are new online tools to network How does this change networks?
  12. 12. <ul><li>3 myths </li></ul><ul><li>Communities are self organizing </li></ul><ul><li>Communities are the platform </li></ul><ul><li>Communities are good </li></ul>
  13. 13. <ul><li>Some success factors for cultivating communities of practice </li></ul><ul><li>Build on existing networks </li></ul><ul><li>Focus on important domain </li></ul><ul><li>Develop both public and private spaces </li></ul><ul><li>Keep practice at the core </li></ul><ul><li>Well-respected coordinator </li></ul><ul><li>Involve thought leaders </li></ul><ul><li>Develop active core group </li></ul><ul><li>Create rhythm of interaction </li></ul>
  14. 14. <ul><li>Questions? </li></ul>