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A network of ‘Q Connectors’ – for members who love connecting people and ideas across boundaries

Q has a new and growing network of ‘Q Connectors’ – for members who love connecting people and ideas across boundaries  – and who can help push the boundaries of what’s possible for all of us in Q. You can see Connectors’ activity on twitter here. (More about the network below).

If you want to learn more about what’s happening in Q around you, or need advice about connecting and sharing – contact your Connector(s) and they will try to help.

Your Q Connectors:

East Midlands AHSN

Mandy Rudczenko

Eastern AHSN

Barbara Hercliffe

Greater Manchester AHSN

Please e-mail if you’d like to find out more about being a Q Connector here.

Imperial College Health Partners AHSN

Please e-mail if you’d like to find out more about being a Q Connector here.

Kent, Surrey and Sussex AHSN

Sarah Leng
Natasha Scott

Northern Ireland

Levette Lamb

North East and North Cumbria AHSN

Yitka Graham
Gillian Janes
Louise Wilson

North West Coast AHSN

Please e-mail if you’d like to find out more about being a Q Connector here.

Oxford AHSN

Please e-mail if you’d like to find out more about being a Q Connector here.

South West Peninsula AHSN

Dan Beale-Cocks
Matt Bell
Andrea Gibbons
Rebecca Harriott
Mark Juniper
William Lilley
Jane Pightling

Scotland

Graham Mackenzie
Jordan Napier

South London AHSN

Leigh Forsyth
Zoe Lord

UCLPartners AHSN

Sophie Bulmer
Sam McIntyre

Wales

Grant Evans
Debra Woolley

Wessex AHSN

Joe Croombs
Lesley Mackenzie
Deborah Matthews
Carol Read

West of England AHSN

Elizabeth Beech
Bridget Kelly
Andrew Seaton
Tricia Woodhead

West Midlands AHSN

Helen Billings

Yorkshire and Humber AHSN

Clare Ashby
Tony Jamieson
Alison Lovatt
Liz Watson

Q will offer ‘Connectors’ various forms of training and support – initially a ‘Network Leadership’ masterclass (and webinars) with Prof Becky Malby and others.

There also will be (voluntary) quarterly web calls with the other Connectors, and the Q Community Manager to share news, learning, best practices, challenges and feedback on how the Q community is developing. With support, and group learning, Connectors will model network-weaving behaviours and help to spread them right across the whole Q community, so that these skills spread widely across the membership

This emerging network – and the characteristics of Connectors themselves – is something that will be worked out with the Connectors.

Here’s one brief description:
Q Connectors are enthusiastic knowledge-sharers and relationship-builders who play a crucial on-the-ground role of weaving Q together as a UK-wide community. They provide suggestions and share their experiences to help develop Q’s spaces and activities – and other structures. They also can act as point of call for new members locally who need some signposting and support. Though they are not part of the formal governance structure, they will be given support to develop these skills.

One thing to be clear about, it is an informal and flexible role (not part of formal Q governance structure – with its 3-year roles – which is being created in some of the regions/nations that have already completed their recruitment phase). Connectors can join – and leave – whenever they need to.

The aim is to have at least two or three Connectors in each area of the UK.

*If you’re considering becoming a Connector – or would just like to find out more – please contact Matthew Mezey (Q Community Manager).

 

 

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