Saturday Oct 10, 2015: THE ROLE OF NETWORKS

We will take a step back from the individual to focus on the networks we participate in, operate around, and work through. We’ll explore the importance of our relationships, formal, informal and institutional, and the systems at play in the field.

Guest Speakers

Elissa Perry works with people and groups of people in network contexts to be better in what they do. Elissa joined Management Assistance Group (MAG) in 2013 as the Program Catalyst for the Network Leadership Innovation Lab and became a Senior Consultant with MAG in 2014 and CoDirector along with Susan Misra in 2015. She enjoys bringing together theory and real-world practice and is driven by the values of human dignity and justice in both what she does and how she does it.

Elissa holds a BA in Humanities with a concentration in social change and an MFA with concentrations in teaching and ethnic literature. She is also an accredited Values & Leadership Coach. When she’s not at MAG (and even sometimes when she is!) you can find Elissa writing, dancing, exploring other art forms, and hanging out with trees. | Elissa Perry’s LinkedIn

Emiko Ono serves as a program officer in The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation’s Performing Arts Program. In this role, she manages a diverse portfolio across the full range of grants that the Program makes.

Ms. Ono came to the Foundation from the Los Angeles County Arts Commission, where she managed a portfolio of 350 grantees from all artistic disciplines with budgets ranging from $5,000 to more than $10 million. Earlier in her career, she served as director of grant and professional development programs for Arts Council Long Beach, and prior to that she was manager of education initiatives and partnerships for the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County.

Ms. Ono graduated with a bachelor of arts degree in anthropology from the University of California, Berkeley, and later earned a master of science in education from the Bank Street College of Education in New York City. | Emiko’s LinkedIn

If you’d like to read further:

  1. Community and Civic Engagement in Museum Programs (2012) By Stacie Garcia Museum 2.0
  2. Working Wikily by By Diana Scearce, Gabriel Kasper, & Heather McLeod Grant (2010) Stanford Social Innovation Review
  3. Toward a Networked Sociality By Andreas Wittel (2010)
  4. Catalyzing Networks for Social Change (2011) By The Monitor Institute – Pages 6 -18
  5. How the Hub Found it’s Center By Michel Bachmann (2014) Stanford Social Innovation Review

If you can happen to be at your neighborhood library:

  1. Bowling Alone: The Collapse and Revival of American Community (2000) By Robert Putnam
  2. Leadership and the New Science (1992) By Margaret J. Wheatley
  3. The Network Society: A Cross Cultural Perspective (2004) By Manuel Castells
  4. The Networked Non Profit: Connecting with Social Media to Drive Change (2010) By Beth Kanter and Alison Fine

Group Notes

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