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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. Network analysis can be used in the scoping and design of programs, supporting implementation through monitoring and undertaking evaluation.
This highly practical and hands-on workshop will introduce attendees to the theory and practice of SNA. 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 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. Understanding stakeholders, who they are and who they are connected to is a key element of undertaking impactful work. 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.
What did past participants think?
The best thing about the workshop was the practical back end example to understand concepts (the corkboard activity), combined with the practical training on the platform. The style of the facilitators was also great! - State government staff member
Overall it was really useful! I have a much better understanding of the process and value SNA can bring to an evaluation. - Evaluation consultant
Your facilitators: Matt Healey; Niamh Donohoe
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.
Niamh Donohoe is an Associate Consultant at First Person Consulting. Her workwork includes a range of evaluation and social research projects in the areas of natural resource management, sustainability, health and innovation.. This has included work with local and state governments, industry and research bodies, and non-government organisations.
Niamh is an expert facilitator and has worked on a range of SNA projects. Most recently this includes working with a state government agency piloting SNA as an approach to monitoring engagement and relationship strength over time. Niamh is particularly interested in how SNA can be used to engage people, and present complex data in a way that is both useful and usable.