$550 per person (including GST)
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Introduction to Social Network Analysis
Duration: 1 Day
Date: Wed 30th of October, 2019
Time: 9:00am - 4:30pm
Location: Melbourne CBD (Location TBC)
Social network analysis (SNA) is an approach to capturing and visualising the structure and interactions of the networks and connections that exist between individuals, groups and organisations. Predominantly focused on the social elements that operate within a network (e.g. information flows), it provides the framework for visualising complex and dynamic interplays between different stakeholders. Network analysis can reveal features and insights of networks that are otherwise difficult to see, and importantly can be used in communications, workshops and other engagement activities.
Network analysis can be applied in any context that involves different actors or stakeholders – whether it’s about understanding partnerships among grant recipients, who communities trust and access information from during emergencies or identifying the key influencers or brokers in an organisation.
This workshop will introduce attendees to the theory and practice of SNA, including its application in community engagement, program planning and evaluation. Developed as an introductory-level workshop with no prior knowledge needed, participants will finish the day equipped to undertake SNA in their own contexts.
The focus is on practical application – you will walk away with the knowledge and skills to design and undertake your own network analysis. This is an introductory level workshop with no prior knowledge needed. The skills learned here will be useful for a range of responsibilities - from evaluation or program design through to stakeholder engagement. You will need to bring a laptop to the workshop as we will step through the network analysis process using the cloud-based platform we prefer to use.
Why this workshop and what will you learn?
Understanding networks and systems, particularly within the context of engagement and partnerships, in an increasingly important area for program staff, evaluators and policy makers across a range of contexts. This hands-on workshop will provide the skills and mindsets for undertaking network analysis and applying it in your work.
Using a mix of theory and case-study practice, you will step through our network analysis process and explore the ways in which network analysis can be undertaken, how to interpret the analysis, how to apply it and how to communicate it.
Your facilitators: Matt Healey; Dan Healy
Matt Healey and Dan Healy (no relation) have delivered their training on social network analysis several times over the last few years, in addition to undertaking social network analysis in a range of contexts.
Matt Healey is a Consultant and Co-Founder at First Person Consulting (FPC). He has worked on social research and evaluation projects across a variety of areas including sustainability, climate change, natural resource management, public health, health promotion, waste management, emergency management and innovation. His clients span all levels of government, not-for-profits and private and social enterprises. Matt has a reputation as an energetic and adaptable consultant and presenter, known for consistently producing and providing products and services that are both engaging and useful.
Matt has undertaken social network analysis in public health, emergency management and community engagement contexts. These experiences have directly informed the practical approach taken during the training. Matt is a regular contributor to the Australian Evaluation Society conference and workshop series, known for an energetic and engaging presentation and facilitation style.
Matt is Secretary of the Australasian Evaluation Society (AES) Special Interest Group (SIG) on Design and Evaluation, which recognises the links between design and evaluation and the importance and possibilities of these fields complementing each other. His current interests include (among other things) design processes, innovation and the role of evaluation in supporting these, complexity and the role of different stakeholders in such areas.
Dan Healy is a Senior Consultant and co-founder of First Person Consulting. His work includes a range of evaluation and social research projects in the areas of community engagement, public health, sustainability and natural resource management. This has included work with local, state and Commonwealth government, industry and research bodies, and non-government organisations.
Professionally, Dan has led teams in all stages of evaluation including: planning, design, qualitative and quantitative data collection and analysis, reporting and presentation of findings.
Dan has implemented SNA over the last six years across a variety of content areas, such as public health, emergency management and natural resource management. SNA has been used as a key tool in many of these evaluation and research projects, with network maps and analysis used for planning, engagement, reporting and sharing results. Dan has training in SNA and is continually engaged in extending his knowledge via participating in conferences and special interest groups. Dan has a keen interest in systems-based approaches to complex issues and making the best use of data to produce insights that are useful and presented in an understandable ways.