CAPACITY BUILDING LESSONS FROM THE NETWORK WEAVER LEARNING LAB
The Network Weavers (members of the Network Weaver Learning Lab). Photo by Tracy Nguyen.
The Network Weaver Learning Lab (NWLL) brought together 16 network leaders working to address relationship-based violence—and other intersectional issues—to learn collectively and rethink strategies for creating change.
Created through a partnership between Change Elemental (formerly Management Assistance Group) and CompassPoint, NWLL was an 18-month journey that covered a lot of ground. Part of this journey involved partnering with lab participants to bring together and harvest the learning from their experiments, prototypes, and the lab overall for application in their own work as network leaders and for sharing with the broader field. In addition to the Healing Cookbook and Medicine Deck, the program produced the following resources:
- Feasibility Study – this study explores what it might take to create a network space that would be the support for continued experimentation, co-creation, and collaboration for the NWLL and other network projects in the movement to end relationship based violence in California.
- The Network Weaver Learning Lab Evaluation: Sowing Seeds, Cultivating Growth and Harvesting Learning by Rachel Rosner outlines the design, approach and results of this extraordinary endeavor.
We offer these learnings for leaders working in the movement to end relationship-based violence, for funders interested in supporting movement networks, and for leaders working across a variety of social justice issues looking to work in more creative, liberated, and intersectional ways.
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WATCH: Why I Came to the Lab
Meet some of the Network Weavers and explore what called them into networked leadership in the movement to end relationship-based violence.
Network Weaver Learning Lab was created through a partnership between Change Elemental (formerly Management Assistance Group) and CompassPoint and generously funded by Blue Shield of California Foundation.