Co-creating a Conversation on Networks for Resilience

By: Bob Bertsch

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Jessica Beckendorf and I will be facilitating the Helping Military Families Build Resilience Through Networks” webinar discussion on April 10, 2018. This discussion is the final event in the “Building Networks for Resilience” learning experience which focuses on using elements of the Working Out Loud process, positive psychology, behavioral science and more to build social support networks to improve our resilience.

As we prepare for this discussion about how we can use network building concepts in our work, we need your help to create an open, collaborative discussion with real meaning.

We believe everyone is a learner and everyone is a teacher. Each of us has the expertise of our own lived experiences, and coming together to share those experiences helps us find patterns that help us identify challenges and create a way forward.

With that in mind, we’ve created some spaces we can all use to begin thinking, sharing and creating a discussion that we have a real stake in, making it more meaningful and increasing the likelihood of continuing learning and action.

You can start creating right here by answering one or more of the questions below in the comments section of this post. If you’d rather share your answers privately, email us at mflnnetworkliteracy@gmail.comIf you want to see and help organize some of what has already been shared, check out our Board on Boardthing.

Here are 3 questions to get the conversation started.

  • Are there any elements of Working Out Loud or building networks that you would like to practice more?
  • What questions would you like to ask your colleagues?
  • Are there any parts of the network building process you might encourage you clients to use? If so, which parts?

We’ll use your contributions to guide the conversation during the Helping Military Families Build Resilience Through Networks” webinar and in continuing the conversation around Building Networks for Resilience.


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