Success Lessons for Networks

Posted by Steve Waddell in Net Dev on April 27, 2011

In Toronto I was the keynote speaker at a meeting to investigate establishing an integrated network of animal, public health and food safety laboratories to improve the timeliness of the testing and the ability to identify contaminated foods and affected individuals. I was asked to share lessons for successful development of the network. 

The multi-jurisdictional nature of food safety responsibilities in Canada provides unique opportunities and challenges to respond to the current food production systems that include global and national distribution of foods resulting from large-scale production and processing practices.  You can see my slide presentation here.  The first two slides are about the situation facing the people at the meeting;  the remainder are about more generic lessons for network success. 

NOTE:  For some reason the slide show "sticks" at slide 14;  however, if you wait 30-45 seconds it seems to move to the next slide. 

Comment on this item
  • Christian Flores-Carignan May 1, 2011 at 04:12

    This slideshow freezes up at page 14. I’m also not able to view it on slideshare.

    • Steve Waddell May 3, 2011 at 17:49

      Hi Christian. Thanks for noting this problem. There is indeed something wrong, but it seems that if you wait 30-45 seconds it will move to slide 14 and beyond. Not knowing how to fix it, I have put a note to explain this on the blog.

      Sorry for the problems!

  • joseph Ssuuna April 28, 2011 at 05:48

    i like this Steve! Offers lessons for me as we try to set up a network of rural schools. The whole idea is to increase performance of rural primary schools in national exams! The lessons shared in your blog do resonate with our effort as well. will keep you posted.

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