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Network Manager's Training Manual
A toolkit of revised Cap-Net network management tools:
1.1 Guidelines for establishing a network
1.2 Network strategy
2.1 Running a network
2.2 Financing capacity development networks
2.3 Managing membership
2.4 Knowledge management for capacity development networks
2.5 Communication stategies
3.1 Opportunity Assessment – a tool for work planning
3.2 Network Performance Assessment
4.1 Facilitation and Presentation Techniques
4.2 Planning Short Courses
4.3 Promoting Leadership in Networks
A paper and tools supporting improved monitoring of outputs and outcomes of capacity building activities.
An overview of the practical steps required when planning short training courses. A checklist at the end helps to recall important things easily forgotten.
- GTZ , Work the Net, A management guide for formal networks , link
This is a hand-on guide for setting up, managing and using formal networks efficiently and effectively. It focuses on the structural and operational issues of the networks and explains the most important aspects in making them work.
The guide addresses network practitioners, as well as other professionals wishing to establish a network. Hopefully, those involved in established networks will find some useful tips too.
- Cap-Net , Opportunity Assessment - A Tool for Work Planning ,
Opportunity assessment tool - A tool for work planning consisting of a set of guidelines, recommended activities, tips and definitions that may be used partly or as a whole to identify project opportunities and establish a proactive relation of the network with its target public. The main purpose is to enable capacity building networks identify the immediate capacity building requirements of the water managers in the water sector and to prioritise those needs according to the ability of the network to deliver.
- Cap-Net , Lessons Learned from WaterNet. Summary report .
A concise report drawing the main lessons from the operations of WaterNet, a capacity building network for water. The lessons are expected to be useful to other networks and address management and operational issues. Drawn from the full report by H Krugman and Low Kwai Sim.
- Krugman H., Low K.S., 'Lessons Learned' from WaterNet ,
A review study of WaterNet,a network of 18 University departments and training institutes from 10 countries in Southern and Eastern Africa. Aim of the study is to transfer lessons and providing guidance to other regions.
- Creech H., Willard T., Strategic Intentions. Managing Knowledge Networks for Sustainable Development .
This is a very useful book on the management of networks. Experience of knowledge networks is similar to that for capacity building networks. There is a lot of good practical advice and experience on various aspects of network management and it should be read by every network manager.