Working at the intersection of theory and practice, the Network Leadership Series is a cohort-style training to deepen the understanding and practice of network coordination. Participants will learn useful tools and frameworks while collectively exploring ways to apply learned strategies in their home networks, within organizations, and with other practitioners.Register here
“I have found the sessions extremely helpful first in developing and understanding of the Converge approach, but also helpful in deepening my understanding of what networks are, how networks work, the role of a network coordinator, and so much more!”
No two trainings are exactly alike. In each training we include our current best thinking alongside examples from our work with networks. The series unfolds in weekly online gatherings over two months, co-facilitated by Converge practitioners with diverse specialties in systems strategy, design, facilitation, education, and evaluation. Each session offers small group learning and builds depth across our core topics. During the series, you’ll receive resources, session recordings, and peer consult opportunities.
Focus on the network theory of change and how we leverage the key differences between organizations and networks to create impact.
“Converge has helped us to understand and manage our network better, understanding that dynamic tensions will always exist has been particularly helpful to me for the networks I support.”
Focus on coordination roles and how network weaving, communications framing, and project support contribute to network vitality.
“Converge has helped our whole team understand the best-in-class thinking behind networks; how they evolve and are woven.”
Focus on the ways network members engage and how creating opportunities for people to connect and collaborate generates value.
“We see a positive impact on the health of our network and the strength of relationships we have been able to foster—especially through the 5Cs approach.”
“It’s been a blast being part of this cohort, especially for someone like myself who is providing leadership for the first time in a network. I am grateful for the opportunity!”
“The balance between providing theory and allowing small group discussion on practice has enabled us to learn in a practical way and also develop new relationships.”
“The Network Leadership series has helped me gain an understanding of a variety of tools and techniques which I can apply as the Network Coordinator to better managethe network, as well as providing me with connections to a peer group of colleagues also running networks."
Elsa moves between the roles of facilitator, coach, and educator. In each role, her focus is on supporting individuals to learn, broaden their sense of what’s possible, and connect with a deeper sense of purpose. She brings an attitude of curiosity, respect, and care to all of her work.
Elsa has worked internationally as a facilitator and educator for 12 years. Her work focuses on capacity development and team alignment in corporate and nonprofit organizations.
As an educator she trains counselors and facilitators at the postgraduate level. Elsa holds a BA in Anthropology, and an MA in Process-Oriented Psychology and is currently pursuing
a Ph.D. in Organizational Studies.
Carri is a systems strategist and masterful facilitator who partners with systems change leaders to cultivate thriving organizations and networks. She has been consulting and coaching for more than 20 years. Her clients include regional and global networks, coordination teams, and executives.
She brings a bright spirit of generosity, detail-orientation, and a patient, caring essence supports people navigating change. She is based in Portland, Oregon and enjoys working globally.
Carri holds a BA in Political Theory and a MA in PublicAdministration and Nonprofit Management. She is certified as a True Purpose Coach for individuals and organizations.