In this third webinar of the Network Leadership Series, Professor Angel Saz-Carranza will explore the question of how formal networks of organizations, created to reach a collective goal (also known as goal-directed networks), work to support the overarching network goals. Goal-directed networks often create a separate organizational unit to broker and administer the network as a whole called Network Administrative Organizations (NAOs).
The webinar will answer questions like:
How organizational units lead and broker the work of network members to ensure that the network as a whole achieves a collective network goal. finds the direction it needs, aligns the activities of its members, and helps them stay committed and ready to collaborate
How leadership strategies are different when the work is not internal to a single organization
Drawing from the work of immigration coalitions in the U.S. as examples of an important type of network, Saz-Carranza unpacks the leadership dynamics of formal goal-directed networks. These network member organizations join together to accomplish a common goal that is different from each organizational member but that contributes to advance their individual missions.