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Pathways to system change: the design of multisite, cross-sector initiatives
Over the past few years, there has been significant growth in the number of multi-site, cross-sector initiatives to improve communities and the lives of their residents. Through a comprehensive literature review, interviews with key project evaluators and funders, a recap of a December 2014 roundtable discussion, and the authors? significant expertise, this report provides detailed descriptions of ?what works? and ?pitfalls? in its analysis of design elements and project parameters of both past and current multisite initiatives. In addition, the paper provides insights into the design and ...
Best practices in the design and implementation of learning communities
Many multisite initiatives supported by national foundations and the federal government have included some type of cross-site convening or platform for peer learning within the design, often referred to as ?learning communities.? This report, based upon a literature review and interviews with 15 individuals who have had experience in designing and implementing learning communities and communities of practice, looks at how learning communities have been designed, the challenges faced when implementing this work, and what have been some of the best practices in terms of building team cohesion, ...