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Food Learning Forum: Unlocking networks study group

Webinar Thursday 26 January 2023 09:30 11:00

The first of several online sessions for network leaders to work through the Unlocking Networks Toolkit.

Words FLF members used to describe the role of shared learning. Credit:

Words FLF members used to describe the role of shared learning. Credit:

T´╗┐his session is for people currently leading or managing networks within the good food movement.

We will be working through the toolkit developed by Unlocking Networks, a legacy from a collaboration between Power to Change, Shared Assets and the Social Change Agency. The toolkit has been developed to help network leaders build and manage their networks for change, you can watch a short video about the toolkit and who it is for here. These sessions will involve a mixture of paired listening exercises and group discussion, working through the toolkit resources.

In the first session we will look at an overview of the whole tool kit, and work through the interview task as a way to evaluate our own network building in relation to that of others as a foundation for future discussion and learning. In later sessions, we will go into the 6 key themes in more depth.

These sessions emerged from discussions within the Food Learning Forum, and have been put together by network managers from Social Farms and Gardens, the Soil Association's Food For Life Get Togethers programme and Sustain. You would be very welcome to join us in exploring how we run our networks, and what we are trying to achieve. Please email Miriam Turley ( with any questions.

Published Thursday 26 January 2023

Food Learning Forum: The Food Learning Forum is a peer-learning network of food focused organisations that connects and develops the food and farming sector through learning, development and peer discussion.

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