As cross-sector community networks continue to form to address social, economic, and health problems, the need to evaluate and assess their effectiveness also grows. Identifying tools and methods to help us understand these networks can make this work more feasible.
In November's Network Leadership from the Field webinar, the Center on Network Science introduced the PARTNER tool (Program to Analyze, Record, and Track Networks to Enhance Relationships- www.partnertool.net) as an option for collecting data in your community using social network analysis. The interest and demand for more examples and information about PARTNER has flooded our offices. To meet these many requests, the January webinar will be an opportunity to dig a little deeper into examples and to have more time to answer questions from the audience.
Join this webinar to hear two examples of how experienced community network evaluators adopted and implemented the PARTNER tool in their communities. Blythe Butler, Network Weaver with the First 2000 Days Network and Jennifer Marshall, Lead Evaluator with the Florida’s Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting (MIECHV) Program will describe their projects, evaluation challenges, and experiences using PARTNER. During this one-hour portion of the webinar, attendees will also have the opportunity to ask panelists questions about their network evaluation experiences, tips, and challenges.
As an add on to this webinar, the Center on Network team will spend an extra half hour after to answer questions in real time from the PARTNER user (and potential user) community.