Benefits of regional networks

  • They are a powerful way of sharing learning and ideas, building a sense of purpose and providing space to innovate and embed change – they will often fill information gaps that cannot be addressed by conventional structures.
  • Networks are a potentially more effective way of working on complex issues that have not been solved through traditional organisational models.
  • They can generate greater visibility for work College members engage in and add reputation to members.
  • Networks can be useful for advocacy on behalf of College members and shape the context (e.g. at policy level) in which the network’s work takes place.
  • They can deliver services/outputs in ways that makes the most of College members’ capability and resources which, in turn, helps create new value.