Read the final report outlining the findings from the Network Weaving for Regional Development on the Tip of the Northern Peninsula project by clicking here.
On December 7, 2010, a workshop introducing social media technologies was held in Flower’s Cove. A report highlighting the discussion from the workshop is now available by clicking here. Please feel free to share the report and the resources on this website with individuals and organizations in the Northern Peninsula.
The report highlighting the discussions of the network survey results on October 4, 2010 is now available online (click here). During the meeting participants provided initial feedback on how the sub-regions could be better connected and to build priorities for moving forward.
During the Introduction to Social Media workshop in Flower’s Cove three presentations were delivered. A link to each of the three presentations is provided below. Highlights from the workshop will be posted shortly.
Nina Mitchelmore and Kelly Vodden provided an introduction to the day, highlighting achievements from previous meetings on Network Weaving. A copy of this presentation can be downloaded here (file size: 300 KB).
John Hull delivered a presentation called Packaging Unwrapped. John is the Associate Director of the New Zealand Tourism Research Institute. A copy of John’s presentation is available by clicking here (file size: 10 MB).
Ryan Gibson provided a brief analysis of the in-kind contributions of time participants provided by attending the workshop in Flower’s Cove (click here for slides, file size 50 KB). The costs of attending the meeting, both mileage and time to travel, were calculated to demonstrate the potential savings that could be achieved through by utilizing social media platforms.
During the Introduction to Social Media Tools Workshop in Flower’s Cove a number of social media platforms were discussed. Further information about each of these tools is listed below.
- Basecamp – www.basecamphq.com
- Blogspot – www.blogspot.com
- Dim Dim – www.dimdim.com
- Doodle – www.doodle.com
- Facebook – www.facebook.com
- Gotomeeting – www.gotomeeting.com
- LinkedIn – www.linkedin.com
- Microsoft Office Live Meeting – http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/live-meeting/
- MSN/Windows Messenger – http://explore.live.com/windows-live-messenger?os=other
- Skype – www.skype.com
- Survey Gizmo – www.surveygizmo.com
- Twitter – www.twitter.com
- Voip Discount – www.voipdiscount.com
- WordPress – www.wordpress.com
- Youtube – www.youtube.com
This project aims to support sustainability and regional development on the tip of the Northern Peninsula by examining how partnerships and networks have been built between different individuals, organizations, communities and sectors in the region. It focuses on the tourism industry, as well as how it interacts with the natural resource and research/education economic sectors as identified local priorities. The project also aims to build upon existing networks and build new networks based upon local interest in doing so.
Surveys and interviews have been carried out with individuals inside and outside of the region who have been involved with the sectors of interest and/or have been involved with development initiatives on the tip of the Northern Peninsula.
Networking guru visits Memorial: Click here for more information
On the morning of October 4th, 2010 (from 9:30am to 12:00pm at the Plum Point Motel) we will be holding a session which will report back the results of this research thus far. A survey was completed by 182 people who live on the tip of the Nortern Peninsula, as well as 21 people who live outside the region and have worked with people in the region from the tourism or natural resource sectors. The results of this survey and priorities that have come out of it will be presented. We would also like to have some group discussion on some of the key findings. Whether you have completed the survey or not, you are welcome to attend this session and will likely find it quite informative.
Following this reporting session, there will be an afternoon network weaving session from 12:30pm to 3:00pm. This will be led by international network expert June Holley, who will describe how new and innovative tools can be used to improve and develop effective networks. Network weavers are people who are motivated to make things happen and who have leadership qualities. You should attend this afternoon session if you think that you could be a network weaver, and if you would like to be part of moving forward any of the key priorities that have come out of this research.
We hope to see you in Plum Point on October 4th. Please RSVP to Nina Mitchelmore (firstname.lastname@example.org) by Tuesday, September 28th if you would like to attend. Also, if you feel that this may interest others you know, please feel free to pass this information along.
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