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Net-Map Certification Training, Washington DC, Nov 20-21, 2015

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Understand how people and their networks influence your (project) success – learn Net – Map! You are curious about network analysis but what you read about it sounds extremely technical, confusing and abstract?

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Guiding your network weaving: Net-Map training in DC (June 27-28)

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At our trainings you dive into using Net-Map in your own context pretty quickly. Last fall one of our participants actually took a break from the map he was drawing because it made him realize that he had to make a few phone calls to some key influencers that he had not been quite aware of.

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40 Maps that wil help you make sense of the world

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The map is not the territory. A map in the scale 1:1 would be useless – and cover the whole area that it intends to depict. In each map, you have to choose what story you want to tell. (Veleripieris circle by Kenneth Myers).

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Net-Map training, 16th-17th August, Washington DC

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The most engaging part of a Net-Map training that is open to everyone is the diversity of participants. You want to understand the politics of a reform, manage the people side of your business, evaluate complex projects or do engaging qualitative, quantitative and visual network research?

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Net-Map training: Learn to map your career or torture networks…

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The most interesting aspect of teaching Net-Map is that our participants bring their own cases to map, so that they can learn how to apply the method to their own problems.

First Net-Map training in Nairobi, Kenya (May 21-23)

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It started with a simple request many months ago: Kentice Tikolo of the Kenya based strategy communications firm Impact Africa asked me: What do I need to do to learn Net-Map? And the answer is our first Net-Map training in Nairobi.

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Net-Map facilitation pointers: Links

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Let me start sharing them with you too – starting with everything I know about links: Net-Map Facilitation Pointers: Links. It can either be done with the participants, asking them: “In which ways are actors on the map connected which has an impact on the result?”

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The risks of making it look too easy

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So, I developed Net-Map and have gone on using it in African villages, with children (as young as 3), in fortune 500 companies and community groups. There was too little time to have a conversation, so the group just rushed to get the mapping done. Is it as easy as child’s play?

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Net-Map Level 1 Certification Course (Washington, DC)

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We offer Net-Map certification courses on 4 levels: Level 1: Net-Map Facilitation. Level 2: Net-Map Qualitative and Visual Data Collection and Analysis. Level 3: Net-Map Quantitative Data Collection and Analysis. Level 4: Net-Map Mastery – Train the Trainer. Join us for a 2 day, Level 1 Net-Map class on the 4.-5. of August in Washington DC!

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How to get strategic insights from Net-Map

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So, you have done the mapping, in front of you a messy bowl-of-spaghetti-with-toys-on-top-diagram and your participants or clients ask you: So what do we do now? Just a bowl of spaghetti with toys on top?

Can a high school drop-out find a job with Net-Map?

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Will drawing a Net-Map help her understand who can help her make the next step, who she needs to avoid, what issues she has to tackle next and where some unexplored opportunities lie? (Picture copyright Lydia on flickr).

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Net-Map workshop in DC – May 1-2, 2015

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Come summer and it is that time of the year to immerse into mapping your complex networks. The two day Net-Map workshop teaches you basic understanding of the method, with emphasis on learning by drawing your network.

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Having the wrong map can kill you

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Your personal conflict map might be full of sea monsters no one has ever seen (source: [link]. Would you get this map by climbing on a hill (or sitting in a ditch) and just looking all around you, drawing what you see and inventing what you don’t see?

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From Net-Map to Action in less than a Minute

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Today, at day one of our Net-Map training here in DC, participants spend the afternoon mapping out cases from their own experience. And I witnessed the fastest move from a Net-Map to action I have ever seen. Picture by junussyndicate on deviantART.

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Identifying international knowledge partnerships

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We realized soon that this is not going to be a Net-Map session or a session of some squeezed out, shrunk down little cousin of Net-Map. They distribute the actor cards on the map, according to the country the actor is located in.

Facilitate! Don’t be a Clever-Bully

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I’ve been teaching Net-Map a lot, lately. And while my participants probably think it is most difficult to find the right Net-Map question or define good links (and yes, those are challenges), what is most difficult to do and most difficult (impossible?)

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Talk about corruption!

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I’m just back from a trip to a not so democratic nation in Africa and from an amazing Net-Mapping session with urban water managers. ” They put everyone and their grandmother on the map and start getting in the flow. corruption) beforehand and proposed mapping them too.

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Net-Map – Agile – Organizational Change

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And this is why my colleague proposed that we Net-Map it. ” Also, mapping out the whole situation provided a great opportunity to dig deeper into the history of this project, the divisions and people involved and how their past experience with each other might influence their ability and willingness to work together on this project. This is not the kind of Agile I'm talking about (picture by Double--M on flickr).

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Net-Map Manual in Portuguese!

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I am thrilled to add a Portuguese version of the Net-Map manual to this blog. Please read, share and use it! And tell me about your experience. Many thanks to. Jaqueline de Camargo , Roberta Amaral de Andrade and. Luiz de Campos Jr. . for putting so much work in the translation. Other people's work training material Uncategorized

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Public Policy and the Idea of the Vietnamese State: The Cultural Political Economy of Domestic Water Supply

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A Net-Map study on formal and informal water governance in Vietnam , by Nadine Reis and Peter P.

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Guest Post: Net-Map in cultural development in Germany

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First time-use of a Net-Map-procedure in a culture development process. By using Net-Map, the network structures between actors of culture, politics, administration, business and civil society could be traced in a very participatory process.

How the poor adapt to climate change in Kenya and Ethiopia

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Let me share some of the work my former colleagues at IFPRI have been doing with Net-Map. And if you want to share your Net-Map work, whether it is an extensive PhD research or a brief field report, please contact me so that I can share it with the wider Net-Mapping community.

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The three biggest networking mistakes of advocacy groups

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A member of our new Net-Map LinkedIn Group asked about how Net-Map can be used to improve the effectiveness of advocacy groups. So here are three things that advocacy groups often do that hampers their success and where Net-Map can help them understand these limitation better: 1.

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Net-Mapping the Water-Food-Energy Nexus in the Upper Blue Nile in Ethiopia

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Based on participatory, visual network mapping and focus group discussions, the paper illustrates three interdependent challenges of the water-energy-food nexus in the Upper Blue Nile in Ethiopia.

Oh the sheer beauty of networks…

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The images show here are mapping the top contributors to the Catalogue of Life and their associated species, references and databases.

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Agricultural Extension in Ethiopia through a Gender and Governance Lens

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This paper uses Net-Map for qualitative data collection on the use of agricultural extension in Ethiopia, especially understanding the role of women (authors: Tewodaj Mogues, Marc J. Cohen Net-Map Regina Birner Research Paper Tewodaj Mogues Zelekawork Paulos

Net-Map training – 2 spots remaining!

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If you are one of those eternal procrastinators (yes, you know who you are) and were thinking about joining us for the Net-Map training in August , this is your last gentle nudge. Some have initial experience with network analysis or Net-Map, others are just excited to learn it from scratch.

The gift of doubt

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Albert O. Hirschman.

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Talk to the Emir to save new-born chilrden

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So they asked me to map out: “Who influences the budgeting and the release of funds for newborn survival activities in Katsina state?” The size of the dots indicates the influence of actors on the specific issue (on planning/budgeting in map 1 and on disbursing in map 2).

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Net-Map discovers structural holes in Thuringia’s cultural networks (Germany)

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Robert Peper tried to answer these questions by using Net-Map in the analysis of the cultural networks in the German state of Thuringia. How do the different players of the art and culture scene connect?

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February 18th-23rd: All the Network Analysis Gurus and a Net-Map training in Tampa, Florida

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I will teach a three hour Net-Map intro class on the afternoon of Tuesday 18th of February and otherwise just go with the flow and be inspired. Social Networks training Uncategorized upcoming events Conference Florida INSNA Inspiration Meeting Net-Map Training Sunbelt Tampa

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8th of June: Join us for a Net-Map intro training in Reston, Virginia

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In 3 1/2 hours you will learn the basics of Net-Mapping, how it works, where and how we have used it to what effect and, most excitingly, get to draw your own Net-Map.

What is a link?

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When I map networks I like looking at the tension between the different kinds of connections between people. giving money, Are you connected by sausage links? copyright by stevendepolo on Flickr).

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Strategic engagement – with snakes, elephants, baboons, mosquitos and meercats

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drawing a Net-Map stakeholder map). I am just back from work in Southern Africa.

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Join us for a 2 day Net-Map training in Washington, DC

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Solve sticky problems while learning Net-Map. Spend two days with us, learning the basics of Net-Map, drawing maps of real cases that come from your personal or professional experience, learning to facilitate and read a Net-Map and earn a level 1 Net-Map certificate.

5 ways how drawing helps you think better

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In the past year I have taken a deep dive into visual thinking and finally, seven years after developing Net-Map in the hot, dusty North of Ghana, I understood why it leads to the insights and transformations it facilitates.

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Sign up for the Net-Map Summer School in Italy!

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Net-Map proudly presents… [drumroll]: The first ever Net-Map Summer School in Vicenza, Italy. We will offer two beginners classes on the 20-21 of June and the 27-28 of June, where you will learn how to use Net-Map to understand complex and messy issues that involve many different actors with different goals, formal and informal links and different levels of influence.

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Join us: Largest international Net-Mapper meeting ever!

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You might be working with Net-Map in your university, organization, consulting practice and maybe you are the only one excited by the participatory drawing of networks. Strategies for working together to make Net-Map interventions happen and grow the community of practice.

What’s more important? People or structures?

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When we draw Net-Maps and discuss them, we often jump between talking about individual agency and talking about structure. flows of money, hierarchy, friendships, conflict) tell you a lot about the structure and by mapping out the whole system you can get some insights about incentives and patterns that you would’t see by just talking about inspirational leadership.

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It’s not just who you know but what you know about them

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In one of my leadership trainings I had a number of mid-level managers draw Net-Maps around personal career goals: Who will influence that I reach this goal? One participant enthusiastically drew a complex map and when she reported back to the group we realized that she knew something about everyone on the map, including their big and small dirty secrets.

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