ABOUT THIS COURSE
**COURSE DATE & TIME: NOVEMBER 13TH 7-9 PM CET**
New ways of organizing are on the rise, and with them, networks, communities and movements are becoming increasingly common, as ways to organize in a highly distributed, agile and responsive manner. Networks have many advantages, and they are also very complex. Starting one is easy - but growing and sustaining one is hard work!
Are you a membership organization, and looking for ways to involve your members more? Are you an emergent movement, looking to create your first elements of "structure"? Are you a volunteer-run community, looking for ways to create commitment to the project? Are you trying to organize yourself to get funding?
This workshop will provide you with starting points and ideas on how to address some typical challenges that most networks face. You will:
- be introduced to basic concepts for thinking about how to govern a community or network
- hear ideas for thinking about topics such as membership, accountability, roles and decision-making
- get inspiration from concrete examples of how networks address questions such as membership, accountability, roles and decision-making
- connect with other participants who want to learn about this topic
This is a Facilitated Online Workshop, so come prepared to participate! In this two-hour workshop you will be actively engaged in discussing the topic of network governance and hear from others.
Francesca Pick is a collaboration catalyst and organization designer. She has over six years of experience developing global distributed networks as one of the key members of the Ouishare community and the Enspiral Network. As consultant and co-founder of Greaterthan, Francesca helps organizations with community buliding and the development of collaborative governance practices, with a focus on financial decisions and cobudgeting.