What Do Networks Mean for My Work?

Tuesday September 17, 2019
1:00- 2:00 pm Eastern

We are all familiar with the term “network”. It’s a common term in the twenty-first century workplace, but what does it mean in practice? How can networks support the work of military family service providers? How are relationships fundamental for establishing effective resource and referral networks?

In this session, Kristin Johnstad provides a broad overview of professional networks, including relationship building, information flow, collaboration, and innovation. She will discuss ways to become a part of, contribute to, and experience the many benefits of networks mobilizing around the shared goal of supporting military families.

Presented by Kristin Johnstad

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Kristin devotes her career to developing individuals, networks and systems to be more effective and resilient. She has extensive experience in cross-sector collaborations, peer-based learning models, network capacity building, and providing training and technical assistance on successful community initiatives.

Kristin started her own consulting practice in 2012 after 11 years as the Senior Consultant with Search Institute, an applied research firm with global clients. Prior to that role, she designed and led innovative projects in community and social change. She thrives in working across differences and frequently assembles inter-disciplinary and inter-generational teams for optimal results. She is a good neighbor, mom, and spouse and loves to sing at the bedside of those preparing to die. She resides in the Powderhorn Park neighborhood of Minneapolis, MN

Kristin has a Masters degree in International Administration and received certifications in integral coaching in 2009 (New Ventures West) and the application of complexity science to human systems improvement in 2005 (Human Systems Dynamics). She is lead consultant with Network Weaver Institute having provided close to 100 presentations and workshops on network weaving over the last 7 years.

An active associate with Authenticity Consulting where she applies their peer-based learning with clients around the world , Kristin is also a frequent team player with the Leadership Learning Community projects which are focused at the intersection of leadership, community building and networks.


Continuing Education / Certificate of Completion Information

A certificate of completion and/or continuing education credits are available from the following organizations:

Commission for Case Manager Certification (CCMC): 1 credit
Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR): 1 credit
National Council on Family Relations Certified Family Life Educator (CFLE): 1 credit
Association for Financial Counseling & Planning Education (AFCPE): 1 credit
FinCert: 1 credit
University of Texas at Austin Steve Hicks School of Social Work (UT): 1 credit

Get more information or request a certificate of completion and/or CE credit

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