Net-Map Certification Training, Washington DC, Nov 20-21, 2015

Participants will learn to draw Net-Maps to structure their own thought processes, in one-on-one consultations and in group sessions. They will understand the typical structural issues in influence network, which will increase their network mapping facilitation skills.

Participants will work on their case studies from their own work experience. This has the benefit that, while learning the method, they will also develop a concrete networking plan of action for an issue relevant to their work. Also, this will make implementing Net-Map in future work related cases easier.

Nov 20

09.00 – 12.00 p.m. Social warm up
Net-Map: the basics
The 5 steps of Net-Map
Case studies and past experiences
Basic network metaphors/measures
Framing case studies
 12:00 – 1:00 pm Lunch (Lunch will not be provided. There are many eateries around)
 1:00 – 4:00 Net-Mapping applied to your case:
Getting the question right: “Who influences XY?”
Putting the actors on the map
Defining the links
Connecting the dots
Goals of actors
 Nov 21

9:00 – 12:00
Net-Mapping applied to your case:
Setting up influence towers (once or twice)
Exploring meaning, understanding bottlenecks, identifying coalitions
The most special link: Future connections
 12:00 – 1:00 pm Lunch 
1:00 – 4:00 Net-Mapping applied to your case:
Prototypical Net-Map structures and what to do about them
Reflection: How can you use all this in your work?
Introduction to basics of Network analysis
Network Archetypes


Eva Schiffer and Amit Nag

Within 6 months after training

Each participant is entitled to a free 2 hour phone/skype consultation with Dr. Schiffer within 6 months of the training, to discuss questions that came up with implementation.


Thurgood Marshall Center Trust, Inc.
1816 12th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20009


Institutional (participants reimbursed by their organization): $720 (15% discount for 3 participants and more),
Individuals (paying on their own): $620,
Students (full time): $490


  • Organizations – for 3 or more participants from the same organization 15% discount on Organization rate
  • Hardship Allowance – 1 hardship allowance (on first come first serve basis) with 30% discount on the individual rates, if you have been out of work for at least 5 months (some form of proof is required)

please contact Amit Nag at –, to avail discounts



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Refund policy

50% refund till October 15th

If you have any questions please contact Eva Schiffer at, or Amit Nag at

18 Responses

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  2. Dear Eva,

    Net-Map sounds interesting to me as a networking organisation in Uganda / East Africa. is there a plan to have it conducted online in the near future?

    Kimbowa R

    • Hi Kimbowa,
      Thanks for the interest in Net-Map. We have done some work with RENEWAL, an Aids and Nutrition research network in Uganda in the past. At the moment there are no online trainings planned. We have done them in the past but because Net-Map is such a visual tool where it is important to see what the persond being trained is doing, they have never been as successful as the face-to-face training. Even with decent internet connection it is difficult to have video that is good enough to see all the details. But as I know that there is always a great demand for training from many different countries I might offer online trainings again in the future.

  3. Dear Eva,

    I found your WEB site by accident and I think this can be a very worthwile tool in technical assistance programs. I find it very convincing that it is not a digital tool in the very beginning, so it is much more useful for a workshop with the whole TA team in the office for example.

    Nevertheless, a digital version wouldn’t be bad in order to include the results in the famous project reporting for example. The first step using PowerPoint is nice but I think there are more convenient tools such as Visio (WINDOWS) or OmniGraffle (Mac) or ConceptDraw (Mac). I would be glad to discuss this with you.

    Are there any plans to given lessons in Germany as well? Berlin, or may even be my hometown Leipzig?😉

    Hope to hearing from you

    Regards from Germany


    • Hi Werner,
      Thanks for your comment. My favorite social network analysis computer program, which I use to get a better understanding of what is going on in terms of actor centralities and to analyze which one of the network links “makes” an actor influential, is Visualyzer TM (mdlogix). Basically any social network analysis program will work, the reason I like Visualyzer is that it is extremely easy to learn and requires far less of a techy mind than for example UCINET, which is the most commonly used one, at least in the US.

      As for courses in Germany… I travel home regurlarly and am happy to discuss partnering on organizing a course. I don’t have an open course planned in Germany yet, but the way these course often come about is that someone in the country says: “I’d love to have a Net-Map course here.” Then you see if you can get institutional funding or get together a large enough number of participants who all pay their contribution and invite me to your town to teach. If you are interested in discussing this further, just end me an email directly at

  4. An Online course will be great — Im in South Africa… and have a few people who do consulting in various sectors — that will be interested in using a SNA approach to finding insight into communty problems…

  5. Hey Eva,

    To be clear on the dates – is it Fri/Sat the 16 and 17th? Or Thu/Fri the 15th and 16th. I ask as in day two on the agenda it mentions Friday from 1-4:00 PM.

    Very interested, Thanks,


    • Hi Tom,
      Yes it’s on a Friday and Saturday. In our experience, some people to the training as work, others as spare time. By scheduling it on a Friday and Saturday, either only has to sacrifice one day of their respective leisure or work…

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  8. […] The most interesting aspect of teaching Net-Map is that our participants bring their own cases to map, so that they can learn how to apply the method to their own problems. And I have had participants mapping torture networks in a South East Asian country (to improve the effectiveness of an anti-torture campaign) and I have seen many different versions of: “Who will influence that I achieve my career goals?” or, even more personal: “Who will influence that I am happy more often and unhappy less often?”. If you join us for our November 15th-16th training, it’s up to you: What are the burning, confusing, exciting and/or painful issues that you want to clarify, where you want to become more strategic and understand the major bottlenecks and opportunities? And yes, in the process you will learn all the nuts and bolts of the method and become a member of our growing community of practice. A few spots are still available. The training will be held at a beautiful event space in the Eastern Market area of Washington, DC. All the details are here and you can sign up here. […]

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  10. Hi Eva,
    Net-Map sounds like it could be a useful tool in mapping out possible research collaboration network. I would have loved to register for the training but the announcement is short because I might need about 3 months for visa processing from Nigeria.
    Is there a likelihood of running the program at a later date but with a longer notice to accommodate interested participants who would need a long period to apply for visa?

    • Hi Lara,
      I see your problem. We are planning to do another training in November, so that might be an option. Another thing you might consider: We also do international trainings if we have a strong partner on the ground. For example, the Kenya training was developed because someone in Kenya wanted to learn Net-Map and was ready to organize the location and mobilize about 20 participants. If you are interested in this, let’s talk.

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