Network Leader Learning Circle

The Network Leader Learning Circle purpose is to create relationships with other HEAL coordinators for the purpose of sharing ideas, resources and learning together.  The focus will be on leading with a network mindset in order to effectively implement place-based HEAL environmental and policy change.  The sessions will use a range of learning methodologies, with a priority on peer led consulting and case studies, discussion and debriefs on HEAL Zone strategy implementation and exercises aimed at translating theory into practice.

Session XVI: Summer 2017 Network Leader Learning Circle
Auugust 11, 2017  |  Hyatt Regency Long Beach

• Agenda (Link)

• Learning Circle Presentation (Link)

• Ontario HEAL Zone Presentation (Link)

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Session XV: Spring 2017 Network Leader Learning Circle
March 22, 2017  |  California Endowment Los Angeles

• Network Leader Learning Circle
   Agenda (Link)
   PowerPoint Presentation (Link)
   Discussion Highlights (Link)

• Cause Clarity Bite-Size Courses for Your Cause
   How to Create a Core Message (Link)
   How to Customize Your Message (Link)
   How to Choose a Messenger (Link)
   How to Choose Social Media (Link)

• Resources
   Cause Clarity Communications Toolkit (Link)
   Some Advice as You Develop a Communication Plan (Link)
   Data Sources (Link)

• HEAL Zone Materials
   Anaheim HEAL Zone (Link)
   Lemon Grove HEAL Zone (Link)
   Ontario HEAL Zone (Link)
   Riverside HEAL Zone (Link)

• Social Media
   Anaheim HEAL Zone (Website
   Lemon Grove HEAL Zone (Website) (Facebook) (Meet Up)
   North Long Beach HEAL Zone (Website) (Facebook: Coalition, Cafecito and Crop Swappers) (Instagram)
   Ontario HEAL Zone (Website) (Facebook)
   East Riverside HEAL Zone (Website) (Facebook)
   West Ventrua HEAL Local Partnership (Website
   Lancaster Healthy School Partnership (Website)

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Session XIV: Fall 2016 Network Leader Learning Circle
November 1, 2016  |  Sheraton Park Anaheim

• Agenda (Link)

• Presentations
   We're Turning 5! Collaborating in Style Since 2012 (Link)
   You're Invtied to a Data Party! (Link)

• Resources
   Collaborative Effectiveness Assessment Tool (Link)
   Data Communication Plan Template (Link)

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Session XIII: Spring 2016 Network Leader Learning Circle
May 16, 2016  |  Hilton Pasadena

• Agenda (Link)

• Reading Assignment
   Barnes, Melody and Paul Schmitz. “Community Engagement Matters (Now More Than Ever).” Stanford Social Innovation Review. Spring 2016. (Link)
   Kania, John and Mark Kramer. “The Equity Imperative in Collective Impact.” Stanford Social Innovation Review. Fall 2015. (Link)
   Reyes, Rebecca and Malana Rogers-Bursen, 10 Ways to Overcome Barriers to Youth Engagement (Link)

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Session XII: Building Clinic-Community Connections
November 5, 2015  |  California Endowment Los Angeles

• Agenda (Link)

• Reading Assignment (Link)

• Presentation by Dr. Colwell (Link)

• Individual Clinic Assessment (Link)

• Switch: How to Change Things when Change is Hard (Link)

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Session XI: Riding the Wave of HEAL Community Transformation - How Do We Sustain Our Momentum?
July 31, 2015  |  Crowne Plaza Ventura Beach


• Agenda (Link)

• Evaluation Form (Link)
   
• Presentations
   Network Leader Learning Circle (Link)
   Breakout Session 1: Overview of the HEAL Phase 2 RFP (Link
   Resident Engagement for Sustained Community Change (Link

• Resources
   Lessons for Leaders: Navigating the Process of Healthy Community Change (Link)
   Resident Engagement Spectrum: Informed to Empowered (Link)
   Data Use Session - Discussion Guide (Link)
   Planning Steps for Application Process - with Activity Ideas (Link)
   Anaheim HEAL Partner Highlights (Link)
   Whittier HEAL Pamphlet (Link Pending)

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Session X: Applying Lessons from Place-Based Initiatives
March 10, 2015  |  California Community Foundation Los Angeles


The Southern California Kaiser Permanente HEAL Zone Initiative builds on a "place-based" approach to reversing the high obesity rates in low-income communities. While place-based approaches have traditionally been designed as a means for addressing poverty, public health advocates now recognize the linkages between poverty and health outcomes, so this approach makes sense.  The HEAL sites thus have much to gain (and share!) from lessons learned and challenges overcome in other place-based initiatives.

• Agenda (Link)

• Evaluation Form (Link)

• Presentations
   Frank Molina, California Community Foundation (Link)
   Jennifer Vanica, VanicaCummings (Link)
   Jennifer Ybarra, The California Endowment (Link)

• Resources
   Pre-Session Reading Packet (Link)
   Resource Guide (Link)
   Herding Cats Video (Link)

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Session IX: Sustaining the Momentum Part II: Deepening and Expanding Facilitative Leadership
November 3, 2014  |  Westin Pasadena

How do Network Leaders tap into the creativity, experience and commitment of their partners to advance transformative changes for healthy eating and active living? At our last Learning Circle, we focused on the importance of building a movement. In this session, we will discuss leadership practices that, when fully embraced, can empower partners to move together from vision to action in extraordinary new ways.

• Agenda (Link)

• Presentations
   Network Leader Learning Circle (Link)
   Using Mindfulness to Support Facilitative Leadership (Link)

• Resources
   “The Art of Facilitative Leadership” by Jeffrey Cufaude (Link)
   "Collaboration: Getting Beyond the Magical Thinking” by Geoff Aigner (Link)

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Session VIII: Sustaining the Momentum: Building a Local Movement for Change
August 15, 2014  |  Uptown Whittier YMCA

Implementation is tougher than everyone had imagined.  It is still hard to demonstrate measureable impact.  Everyone’s wondering if the funder will “re-up.”  Under such conditions, how do you sustain momentum and partner commitment to advancing healthy eating and active living in your community?  How do you build a local movement for change?

• Agenda (Link)

• Presentation (Link)

• Resources
   Katcher, Robin.  “Unstill Waters: The Fluid Role of Networks in Social Movements.”  The Nonprofit Quarterly (Summer 2010). Pp. 52-59. (Link)
   Leach, Mark and Laurie Mazur.  “Creating Culture: Promising Practices of Successful Movement Networks.”  The Nonprofit Quarterly. (Fall/Winter 2013). Pp. 16-25. (Link)

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Session VII: Influence: Using Carrots when Sticks Won't Work
April 22, 2014  |  California Endowment Los Angeles


This session will focus on the many sources of influence that can be used to advance the HEAL strategies by your partners and stakeholders. We will take on the law of reciprocity, diagnosing other people’s worlds, identifying relevant “currencies” and more!

• Agenda (Link)

• Presentation (Link)

• Resources
   The Influence Model: Using Reciprocity and Exchange to Get What You Need (Link)

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Session VI: Insider Tips for Progress Reporting
January 21, 2014  |  California Endowment Los Angeles


In this session we will get a jump start on the progress reports by delving deeper on how to fully capture and illustrate the process, synergies, successes, and challenges in your CAP strategies. We will also discuss how to use data to inform your progress report and support any CAP revisions.

• Agenda (Link)

• Presentation
   Network Leader Learning Circle (Link)
   Anaheim Presentation (Link)
   West Ventura Presentation (Link)

• Resources
   Insider Tips for Progress Reporting (Link)
   Anaheim Progress Report Template (Link)
   West Ventura Progress Report Template (Link)
   Learning Event and Peer Exchange Save the Dates (Link)

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Session V: Tensions of Turf
October 15, 2013  |  Pasadena Hilton

This session will provide HEAL Network Leaders with practical support for skillfully managing the dynamic tension that commonly arises when people collaborate. Through small group discussion, role-playing and other hands on activities, HEAL Network leaders will continue to build their skills in leading coalitions and networks whose members have varying perspectives, skills, and mandates. How can a Network Leader structure or recalibrate their collaborative so as to identify, create and effectively frame opportunities for network members (agency partners and resident members) to advance their organizational and individual interests, while advancing the network’s purpose and impact?

• Agenda (Link)

• Presentation
   Tensions of Turf: Identifying Opportunities to Strengthen Coalitions as Issues Arise (Link)

• Reading
   Tensions of Turf: Making it Work for the Coalition (Link)
   Developing Effective Coalitions: An Eight Step Guide (Link)

• Resources
   Do's of Agenda Setting (Link)
   Tensions of Turf: Making it Work for the Coalition (Link)

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Session IV: Effective Network Planning
July 22, 2013  |  California Endowment Los Angeles


This session will focus on effective network planning – keeping in mind that strategic convening, flexibility and responsiveness to opportunities should continue to guide the work. With the effective use of data as a foundation, we’ll engage in discussion and activities designed to encourage reflection on HEAL Zone year one implementation, to consider how to sustain partner engagement (including resident leaders) through strategic convening in year two, and to help you prepare your annual Progress Report.

• Agenda (Link)

• Presentation
   Embracing Emergence (Link)
   Lemon Grove (Link)
   West Ventura (Link)
   Evaluation (Link)

• Reading
   Embracing Emergence: How Collective Impact Addresses Complexity (Link)

• Resource
   Using Data to Inform Program Improvement (Link)

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Session III: Inter-Sectoral Collaboration
May 3, 2013  |  California Endowment Los Angeles


In the transition from planning to implementation efforts, HEAL Network Leaders are gaining key experiences and skills in engaging and influencing decision-makers and stakeholders. This interactive session will provide Heal Zone Network Leaders the forum to discuss opportunities, challenges, and lessons learned as well as provide them with frameworks and tools for strengthening partnerships with residents and collaborating agencies. . Through the course of the session, Network Leaders will begin to develop an assessment of their collaborative efforts and identify next steps for action for their HEAL Zone work. Questions that will be addressed include: How does a Network Leader tap into agency partner and resident assets and power to advance change objectives? How do partnerships collectively assess and revise CAP strategies to advance environmental and policy change?
 
• Agenda (Link)
 
• Presentation
   Inter-Sectoral Collaboration (Link)

• Reading
   Collaboration Math: Summary (Link)
   Collaboration Math: Enhancing the Effectiveness of Multidisciplinary Collaboration (Link)
   A Decade of Advocacy: The Strategic Alliance for Healthy Food and Activity Environments (Link)

• Resource
   Engaging New Sectors in Collaborative, Policy Goals Worksheet (Link)
   Collaboration Multiplier Analysis Chart (Link)

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Session II: “Collective Impact” Approach to Community Transformation
February 12, 2013  |  California Endowment Los Angeles


Place-based networks that focus on environmental and policy change are very different from the service-oriented coalitions of times past!  What does it mean to create “collective impact” and “lead with a network mindset”?  What are the skills required for a “project coordinator” to transition to a true “network leader”?  What role does data play in supporting this role as well as creating and sustaining transformational change?  This session will launch your efforts to facilitate community transformations in the HEAL Zones.
  
• Agenda (Link)
  
• Presentation
   Network Leadership for Collective Impact (Link)
   DOCC and Snapshot Reports for Enhancing Collective Impact (Link)
   HEAL Website Launch and Use (Link)

• Reading
   Collective Impact 1 - The Basics (Link)
   Collective Impact 2 - Making CI Work (Link)
   Collective Impact 3 - Addressing Complexity (Link)

• Resource
   CHI Dose Guide (Link)
   Eastside Riverside Key Terms (Link)
   Eastside Riverside Park Categories (Link)

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Session I: Principles of Network Leadership
October 10, 2012  |  Westin Pasadena


For this first session, we’ll present an overview of network leadership. Through this presentation and subsequent discussion, we will facilitate a common understanding and knowledge to facilitate our subsequent “deep dives” into skills needed for impactful networked leadership and coalition building.

• Agenda (Link)
 
• Presentation
   Learning Circle for Network Leadership (Link)
   Evaluation (Link)

• Reading
   Vertigo and the Intentional Inhabitant: Leadership in a Connected World (Link)

• Resource
   Network Weaver Checklist (Link)