Exemplary Advocate Cohort: Trainer for Network Theory and Practice (Request for Contracted Service Proposals)

Exemplary Advocate Cohort: Trainer for Network Theory and Practice  (Request for Contracted Service Proposals)

This request for proposals (RFP) invites trainers and facilitators to guide Missouri Foundation for Health’s (MFH) Exemplary Advocate Cohort (EAC) to achieve understanding of network theory and practice among cohort members and through overarching learning goals and planned session objectives.  

Advocacy: Exemplary Advocate Cohort
Missouri Foundation for Health’s Exemplary Advocate Cohort is a cohort of 24 health advocates representing 12 organizations. The EAC members actively work in the field of health, adopt a health equity lens in their work, exhibit experience and knowledge of advocacy activities throughout the state, and challenge themselves to promote a relationship-driven advocacy field. The members are required to contribute their time and attention to nine MFH-sponsored cohort workshops/trainings per calendar year; participate in peer-to-peer learning; engage in organizational development, individual/group coaching, and technical assistance provided by the Foundation. The EAC began meeting in January 2019.  

Description of Services Required
MFH recognizes the need to create and mobilize networks to advance health initiatives in Missouri equitably, efficiently, and inclusively. In alignment with the EAC’s overarching learning goals and planned session objectives, we are seeking a trainer who will facilitate a learning experience that will build shared language and frameworks toward better understanding the basic principles of network theory and practice, resulting in both individual and collective action. Networks, how they work, and how they can be strengthened, is a distinct area of knowledge and practice around which we seek an expert outside of the existing facilitation team. Once the cohort is introduced to the key frameworks, language and operating principles of networks, the existing facilitation team can continue to weave them throughout the cohort’s experience.   

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If selected, contractor will be required to enter into a Service Agreement with MFH.

The proposal is due no later than midnight on Monday, August 26, 2019.

If you have questions please contact Nicole BrueggemanAdvocacy and Community Affairs Manager, at nbruggeman@mffh.org.