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How to use Net-Map in Monitoring and Evaluation

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In all of these cases, Net-Map may be a useful tool to establish a baseline and keep track of the social and network changes that happen, as you do your work. Don’t just Net-Map. Use Net-Map as a tool for learning, not just for proving.

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Net-Map training in DC, November 15-16th, 2018.

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I am excited to invite you to our next Net-Map training in DC on the November 15-16, 2018. For me, the Net-Map certification training is a highlight of my year: A diverse group of passionate professionals gets together to learn and play and develop concrete plans to use Net-Map in their work or research context. netmap.wordpress.com/2018/07/20/net-map-training-in-dc-november-15-16th-2018/.

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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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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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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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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?

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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.

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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.

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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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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First Net-Map Certification Training in Canada (March 31st – April 1st)

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During this training you will be the first cohort to be introduced to the new Influence Mapping App, which is designed to allow non-geeks to intuitively enter, visualize, play with and share data generated from the paper Net-Maps.

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Who influences the EU’s green infrastructure strategy?

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It is my pleasure to share more Net-Map work done by capable colleagues. It’s not just about information flow and regulations: Social pressure considerably influences biodiversity governance in Europe. Jennifer Hauck , Jenny Schmidt and Anja Werner analyzed the key actors that influence the implementation of the European Commission’s green infrastructure strategy.

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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.

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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-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.

Two Brazilian Net-Map studies: Fair Trade and Cotton

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These questions are explored by using Net-Map in the studies below, which were shared by our Net-Mapping colleague Patricia Andrade de Oliveira e Silva. Do you know of Net-Map studies we haven’t featured here?

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Become an expert Net-Map facilitator: Next training in DC June 27-28

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We are are planning 2 Net-Map workshops in Washington DC this year. This is a two day workshop in which you learn the basics of how to use Net-Map to improve your ability to understand and navigate personal and professional networks.

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Next Net-Map Training: November 1-2

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We have to finalize some of the details, but the date is set, so mark it in your calendar: Our next two day Net-Map training workshop will be in Washington, DC, on Friday the 1st and Saturday the 2nd of November.

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Network Mapping for personal development – a retreat for women

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I have been exploring the power of Net-Map for personal development and happiness for a few years now. This will prepare them for the next step of drawing a new map, charting their future path to healthier and more supportive networks.

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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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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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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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Saving travel cost by Net-Mapping before you go

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So we will pilot using Net-Map for this, sitting down with the project leader (based in DC) and maybe one or two colleagues who know the country and the sector well and to help them draw a map of the stakeholder situation as they see it.

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Improve your Net-Mapping in 2 minutes

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By reviewing Net-Maps that my colleagues share with me I am picking up on all kinds of typical misunderstandings. Many are easy to fix once you know what they are… Here I would like to share two that you better avoid in order to have clear and specific maps: branches and boxes.

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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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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.

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The Power of Marrying Facilitation and Sector Expertise

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Last week I talked with my colleagues from the IFC , Sumit Manchanda and Anja Robakowski-Van Stralen , and Amit Nag (Net-Map facilitator) who have used Net-Map to facilitate their political economy analysis in setting up Public Private Dialogues in developing countries.

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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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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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Rare opportunity: Learn Net-Map in the UK!

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How about hanging out at the beach, learning Net-Map and meeting about 1000 highly intelligent social network analysis experts of every discipline, who do everything from crazy complex quantitative stuff to anthropologically observing network development on the ground? This year Net-Map will be present there in a three hour hands on training in the first part of the conference and we will have two sessions for applied network knowledge which will be heavily leaning toward Net-Map.

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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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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 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 your landscape expands if you talk about conflict…

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So why have I started insisting that most of the groups that I draw network maps with, add a link of “conflict” to their picture? ” Even if they don’t mention a single conflict when we plan the Net-Map session.

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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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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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Networks, gender and race in job-searchers in rural America (Missouri)

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Jenine Harrison and her co-authors have interviewed job seekers in rural Missouri and drawn Net-Maps that indicate clearly which contacts are male/female, black/white to understand these questions better. How do the networks of black and white, male and female job-seekers differ?

Don’t Net-Map this!!!

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If you know me, you know that I will soon start Net-Mapping what’s for dinner or whom to invite to my daughter’s third birthday (just kidding. So you’ll rarely hear me warn you not to use Net-Map in a certain situation. But recently someone asked me whether I ever had negative experiences or whether there were situations in which I would advise against Net-Mapping and, indeed, there are some: 1. One option here could be Net-Mapping without influence towers.

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Net-Mapping at Agile Coach Camp, Columbus, Ohio

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And because agile programmers are trying to implement radical innovations in organizations (not just a new product but a new way of how things are done, connected to a whole new philosophy ), they have to deal with the issues that Net-Map looks at every day: Who are all the obvious and hidden influencers, how are they connected, what do they want and how much power do they have to get it? These fish are ready for the next cocktail party! copyright by Sugar Daze on Flickr).

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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.

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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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Who wants to learn Net-Map and why?

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Paolo Brunello and I discussed who our potential participants for the Net-Map Summer School in Vicenza would be. I came up with this list: Advocates: What they want to do with Net-Map: These are people who want to change the world together by using Net-Map.

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