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Webinar Recap: Developing a Network Strategy for Leadership Programming (November 2014)

Developing a Network Strategy for Leadership Programming
Presenter: Deborah Meehan, Executive Director, Leadership Learning Community

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) has articulated a bold new strategic vision “to help create a national Culture of Health that makes it possible for everyone to lead healthy lives, now and for generations to come.” To create a Culture of Health will require systems change, and leadership development can be a leverage point to catalyze change. The Leadership Learning Community was selected, along with seven other organizations, to partner with the Foundation to develop recommendations for their leadership programming based on their new vision.  Our focus is on developing a comprehensive network strategy - we believe that network strategies intentionally weave relationships and foster partnerships across sectors and disciplines so that needed ideas flow more freely; integrated solutions are developed; and local communities learn and share with each other to scale what works to improve health outcomes.  We are working with a group of thought leaders in the areas of leadership, networks and evaluation (Claire Reinelt, Beth Kanter, Heather McLeod Grant, June Holley, Milano Harden, the Interaction Institute for Social Change, and Zero Divide) and would also like to engage you, the LLC network, to help us test some of our initial thinking and contribute to this remarkable new leadership initiative.