Write THE Book on Intergenerational Leadership

@Carlee123 and I want to write THE book on intergenerational leadership. We’re posting this in the Hub to will it into the world. We’re inspired by the brilliance that is books like Many Voices One Song and want to create the same type of comprehensive resource for intergenerational work. :heart:

How would you like to be involved?
What would you like to see in this book?

Idea:

What if structure the book like the Network Weaver Handbook? I especially appreciate its organization and that each section includes interactive elements like reflection questions, worksheets, and short how-tos.

Here’s the Network Weaver Handbook Table of Contents

INTRODUCTION

  • Section 1. Why Networks? 8
  • Section 2. Does a Network Approach Make a Difference? 12
  • Section 3. How to Use This Handbook 13

PART 1. UNDERSTANDING NETWORKS

CHAPTER 1. STARTING WITH NETWORKS

  • Section 1. Networks Basics 16
  • Section 2. Using the Social Web to Support You and Your Network 24
    • Reflections on Starting with Networks 27

CHAPTER 2. NETWORK LEADERSHIP

  • Section 1. Leadership Roles in Networks 29
  • Section 2. You are a Network Weaver 39
  • Section 3. Network Weavers Work Together 40
    • Network Weaver Checklist 43
    • Network Weaver Roles 45
    • Catalyzing Networks 47
    • What Network? 48
    • How Will We Work Together? 49
    • Reflections on Network Leadership 50

CHAPTER 3. HOW TO INTRODUCE A NETWORK APPROACH TO OTHERS

  • Section 1: How Networks Are Different 51
  • Section 2. How Do We Share What We Know? 55
  • Section 3. Using the Social Web to Make the Case for Networks 56
    • Why Networks? 58
    • Why Networks? (2) 60
    • When a Network Lens Is Useful 61
    • Organization – Network 62
    • Combining Organizational and Network Approaches 63
    • Thoughts about Introducing a Network Approach 65

PART 2. IMPROVING YOUR RELATIONSHIP NETWORK

CHAPTER 4. ANALYZING AND VISUALIZING YOUR NETWORK
Section 1: The Relationship Network 68 Section 2: Network Mapping 69 Section 3: Getting Ready to Analyze Network Maps 71 Section 4: Assessing Your Network 75 Options for Mapping 78 Practice Analyzing a Map 79 Map Your Network 81 Questions for Analysis 82 Analyzing Maps 83 Steps to A Healthier 88 Network Map 88 Characteristics of a Healthy Network 91 Assessing Your Network 92 Priorities for Your Network 95 Moving To Action 96 Thoughts on Visualizing and Assessing Your Network 100

CHAPTER 5. CONNECTING TO INCREASE THE EFFECTIVENESS OF YOUR NETWORK
Section 1. What is a Network Connector? 101 Section 2. Listening to Connect 102 Section 3. Closing Triangles 103 Section 4. Helping Others Learn to Close Triangles 104 Section 5. Adding New People to the Network 105 A Network Connector Story 108 Visualizing Your Personal Network 110 My Network Connector Plan 111 Listening to Connect 112 Identifying Potential Triangles 113 Twosies Checklist 114 Closing Triangles (from Jack Ricchiuto) 115 Closing Triangles 116 Expanding Your Periphery 117 Who is Missing? 118 Connecting Clusters Worksheet 119 Thoughts about Increasing the Effectiveness of Connections 120

CHAPTER 6. CREATING A NETWORK CULTURE
Section 1. Network Values 121 Section 2. Network Behaviors 123 Network Values Checklist 129 Awareness Activities 130 Opportunity-seeking 131 Appreciation 132 Accurate Assessment 133 What can I give? 134 Thoughts about Building the Network Culture 135

CHAPTER 7. ENGAGING YOUR NETWORK
Section 1. Interacting in New Ways 136 Section 2. Increasing Participation through Engagement 137 Section 3. Engaging Difference 139 Section 4. Deep Reflection, Everywhere, All the Time 140 Appreciative Interviews 142 Increasing Participation Through Engagement 143 Bringing Together Difference for Better Outcomes 144 Questions to Ask That Lead to Deep Reflection 145 Sample Reflection Ideas 146 Thoughts about Engaging Your Network 147

CHAPTER 8. TRUST IN NETWORKS
Section 1. Understanding Trust 148 Section 2. Assessing Levels of Trust 149 Discussion on Trust 151 Creating a Culture of Trust 152 Trust and Networks: How Can We Go Deeper? 156 Network Trust Assessment 165 Sharing Strengths and Challenges: 167 Personal Trust Assessment 167 Thoughts about Trust in Networks 169

PART 3. MOVING TO ACTION

CHAPTER 9. SELF_ORGANIZING
Section 1. Understanding Self-organizing 172 Section 2. Moving to self-organizing 179 Section 3. Integration and Reflection 181 Section 4. Project Coordination 181 Section 5. Coaching Project Coordinators 183 Section 6. Social Web Platforms to Support Project Coordination 184 Section 7. Using Social Web Platforms to Support Other Self-organization 186 Self-organized Projects 189 Opportunity Process 190 Project Coordination 191 Project Coordinator Role 192 Ground Rules for Small Groups 193 What Do Project Coordinators Need to Think About? 194 Project Coordinator Coach 195 Thoughts about Self-Organizing 196

CHAPTER 10. FROM INNOVATION TO TRANSFORMATION
Section 1. How Do Networks Lead to Transformation? 198 Section 2. Creating a local innovation ecosystem 199 Section 3. Leadership for Innovation 209 The End of Footbinding in China as an Example of the Power of Networks 212 Innovation Asset Assessment 214 Identifying Innovators 216 Network Transformation 217 Learning from Small Experiments 218 Thoughts about Innovation in Networks 219

PART 4. INTENTIONAL NETWORKS
CHAPTER 11. INTENTIONAL NETWORK BASICS Section 1. Definitions and History 222 Section 2. Identifying your Intentional Network 231 Section 3. Leadership in Intentional Networks 237 Section 3. Network Elements 238 Network Focal Point 240 Network Function Assessment 241 Your Network Needs to Decide… 244 Thoughts about Intentional Network Basics 246

CHAPTER 12. FORMING A NEW NETWORK
Section 1. Introduction 247 Section 2. Forming a Network 248 Section 3. Steps in Organizing Your Network 248 Forming A New Network: Are We Ready? 257 Network Interest Tracking 258 Map Drawing Activity for New Networks 259 Sample Cooperative Agreements 260 Thoughts about Starting a New Intentional Network 263

CHAPTER 13. TUNE-UP FOR AN EXISTING NETWORK
Section 1. Coordinating the tune-up process 264 Section 2. Assessing Your Network 265 Section 3. Tune-up 265 Assessing Your Current Issue Strategy 271 Relationship Building 272 Thoughts about Tuning Up an Intentional Network 273

PART 5. SUPPORTING NETWORKS

CHAPTER 14. CREATING AN ENABLING ENVIRONMENT FOR YOUR NETWORK
Section 1. Role of the Network Guardian 277 Section 2. Systems to Support Networking and Communication 277 Section 2. A System for Resource Flow 284 Section 3. Designing a Network Support System 287 Personal Communication Assessment 289 Using Social Media to Support Your Network 290 Current communication ecosystem 293 Your Network Communication Strategy 294 Resource Pool 295 Assessment of Your Network’s Support System 296 Ideas for a Support System for Your Network 298 Designing the Network System of Support 300 Thoughts about Network Support Systems 301

CHAPTER 15. NETWORK WEAVER SUPPORTS SYSTEMS
Section 1. Network Weaver Roles 302 Section 2. A Support System for Network Weavers 304 Section 3. Training Network Weavers 304 Section 4. Coaching Network Weavers 305 Section 5. Communities of Practice 306 15 Steps to Incubate Network Weavers 311 Sandboxes 313 Wisdom of the Crowd 314 Coaching Sessions 315 Freeing Up Your Time 316 Tracking Priorities 317 Thoughts on Network Weaver Support Systems 318

PART 6. NETWORK STRATEGY

CHAPTER 16. DEVELOPING YOUR NETWORK STRATEGY
Section 2. The Strategy Development Process 321 Section 2. Four System Change Processes 326 Section 3. Transformative networks are multiscalar 329 Drawing Your System 341 Network Evaluation 342 Network Indicators 345 Collective Sensemaking 346 Thoughts about Network Strategy 347

CONCLUSION

APPENDICES
Appendix 1. Building Communities Through Network Weaving 350 Appendix 2. Networks, Self-Organizing, Breakthroughs and Scale: A Case Study 359 Appendix 3. Glossary of Network Terms 371 Appendix 4. Quotes 375 Appendix 5. Bibliography 376
INDEX 381

What would the equivalent sections and exercise be for the Intergenerational Leadership Handbook?

Important Topic from @Carlee123 !

Capacity

  • Hard to operate on different schedules while keeping in mind what people can handle
  • Adults might have jobs and YPC part time
  • Young people who have schools and YPC part time
  • People who can donate a lot of time but you don’t want to put everything on their shoulders
  • At the same time, commitment needed

I’d love for us to connect with the folks at Young Women’s Empowerment Project! How might we collaborate with fellow radicals and intergenerational leaders in this project?

This is part of their values

Empowerment Model: This means that we believe that girls are the experts in their own lives!
Many times girls are taught that they don’t know what is best for them. A doctor knows what is best for her health, a social worker knows what is best for her emotional health or judge knows what is best for her-period!

At YWEP we strive to create spaces in where girls are in charge.

We don’t tell girls what to do, we don’t give advice and adults don’t take control of youth lead projects. We create as many opportunities as possible for girls to be in leadership positions and adults DO NOT do all the important work and DO NOT make all the important decisions. Being empowered means that girls are active in the decisions they make about their lives.

At YWEP we give girls skills to become active in their lives, by involving them in leadership development as much as possible and by educating them about their rights, their money and their options.

Here are a few examples of how we teach empowerment:

  • Girls make program decisions through a weekly group called Girls in Charge. Girls talk to each other about life stressors and help each other find solutions to problems.
  • Girls write zines and other project literature that goes out into the general public.
  • Girls do workshops and presentations for other girls and service providers interested in knowing more about the sex trade and YWEP.
  • We hire girls to become staff members.
  • We teach social justice.

Another sample book: Table of Contents | Community Tool Box