The Forging Networks, Finding Solutions Webinar Series was a three-part series hosted between December 2016 and January 2017. While there are no future webinars scheduled at this time, we would love to hear your thoughts about suggested topics for future webinars we may have. Please share your ideas here.

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Past Webinar: Improving Collaboration Using the GLCCN

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

This webinar will showcase various networking features of the Great Lakes Clean Communities Network. Learn how to create and manage your own group, develop collaborative working docs, share files and more. Find out how these features are being used by organizations around the Great Lakes.

Laura Young, Michigan State University Institute of Water Research
Ken Freestone, Michigan State University Institute of Water Research
Riobart (Rob) Breen, New York State Department of State – Office of Planning and Development

Past Webinar: Using Social Media to Make Greater Impacts in your Community

Friday, December 16, 2016

Social media can be used for a variety of organizing tasks in a community, but there are limitations for meeting all of the needs that nonprofit organizations might have. This webinar will cover recent trends in social media use, describe some of the common organizing tasks where social media can be useful, and identify those areas where it might be less likely to meet community goals.

Dr. Cliff Lampe, Associate Professor, University of Michigan School of Information

Past Webinar: Improving Ecological Health in Your Community using the EcoScore Framework

Friday, December 2, 2016

Learn about the EcoScore process, how it can help your community reach desired water quality and environmental goals, and find out how your community can receive the Great Lakes Clean Community Designation. The EcoScore is framework available on the GLCCN for evaluating ecological health, identifying areas of improvement, and tracking changes over time. The overall goal of the EcoScore is to give Great Lakes communities, watershed planning groups, and others the ability to describe and measure their ecological health using 12 water and land indicators.

Presenter: Jeremiah Asher, Michigan State University Institute of Water Research