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HoursMinutesSeconds Insert Text Here Seating Instructions: 1)Please fill in seats at tables starting in the front of the room 2)Complete seating at one table (5 seats) before starting a new table 3)Sit with people you don’t know, introduce yourself. You are all part of the network
Building the Alliance – A Regional Network Weaving Workshop Janne Flisrand, Flisrand Consulting Kristin Johnstad, Johnstad & Associates
Network weaving is the practice of: intentionally building effective relationships around a common issue area to accomplish a set of goals or build a movement.
Smart Networks: Most helpful in promoting collaboration & innovation
Why network weaving?
We need more involvement
Our networks are too homogeneous
Who is missing? ? ? ? ? ?
Listen deeply to Identify Resources and Needs
Close triangle with someone else
Close Triangles Lead education hazard prevention program staff You Both interested in the same thing One can help the other out Community gardener Innovation!
A Story of Using a Network Approach: Rebuilding Together and ESNCD
Reach Out – and give first
Small Projects build skills Large Projects for impact Building relationships and doing small things. It might not feel like we are doing something huge, but in doing small things together, we are building a network and strengthening the network Let’s practice with a GAME
Game Objective: Match needs and resources Needs: skills, capacities, relationships, or other assets Resources: skills, capacities, relationships, or other assets $ For example: Meeting space Contacts Video editing
Take a Moment What is a Resource you have to offer? What is a Need you have? Take a nametag from the table. Write 1.Your name 2.Your Resource 3.Your Need
Game Warm-Up – Meet your Team Quickly share 1.Name 2.Organization 3.Resource 4.Need Then: Find one match in your group.
Game Set-Up (It’s OK to redo the name-tag if you want.) Find your team worksheets (2) Write down your 5 resources and 5 needs Fill out BOTH worksheets Pick 2 people to stay, 3 people to roam – each group gets a copy of the worksheet (and a pen)
Game Objective: Match needs & resources 1 team point for each match A match counts if you plan to follow-up with the person after the Convening (Bonus: if you help others)
Ready to play?
HoursMinutesSeconds Play the game:
Ready, set, stop! Go back to your team’s table. Tally points – How many matches did you get? – What was the most surprising match? – What was the most practical match? – Did any other teams help you make a match? Write down the contact info for YOUR (personal) matches. We’re going to collect your sheets.
What’s Next? Collecting worksheets for grant reporting If you had a need and found a resource it is YOUR job to follow up with the person who has the resource
Twosies build relationships Small Projects build skills Large Projects for impact Reflection Wrap-up: Twosies become energy centers
Small projects Larger projects Tipping Point to Self-Organization & Innovation 0
Number One job of Network Weavers: help more people become Network Weavers …. unleashing the potential in us all
Catalyze and Support Others more! DO LESS ourselves!
We believe all Minnesotans should have the opportunity to make choices that allow them to live a long, healthy life, regardless of their income, education, or ethnic background. Everyone wants good health in order to be productive at work and to succeed in school, and to have affordable medical and housing costs. To make this opportunity a choice for all Minnesotans, we all have to do our part in creating and maintaining healthy homes and communities. Every person and every organization has a role to play, small or large. Thank you for playing your part in the network