Why recreate the wheel? In this session, we will discuss the value and importance of asset sharing as a practice of professional learning in order to build our strategies for serving Native youth today. We will identify the assets that are working for members of the group and share ideas and suggestions for ways they can be reprocessed.
Facilitator: Melissa Powless Chacon, NAP Network Weaver
In the nonprofit world, foundations are recognizing that philanthropy needs to focus on learning systems in order to fully leverage funded projects. But others are seeking peer-to-peer connections and learning opportunities with or without the support of institutions. This includes regional and tribal economic development, within urban, rural and reservation communities, focused on Native youth development, as well as inter-organizational learning with communities gathering from various regions.
NAP's Community of Practice will provide those peer-to-peer learning opportunities. Those that are current leaders, staff, supporters and advocates for Native youth development are most encouraged to join this group webinar series. Members will contribute to developing a shared repertoire of resources including: experiences, stories, tools, ways of addressing recurring problems; in short a shared practice for implementing promising practices for addressing the needs of today's Native youth. In the course of these webinars, conversations, and resource building, members will have developed a set of stories and cases that will become a shared repertoire for practice.