Leadership Networks

Improving and Evaluating Results with Social Network Analysis

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About Us

We (Bruce Hoppe and Claire Reinelt) created this website as a portal for those who are building and supporting the capacity of leadership networks to generate solutions to complex problems, create more efficient distribution of products and services, be more responsive to clients and customers, and increase the potential for breakthrough changes. With growing interest in leadership networks, we hope this website becomes a hub for sharing, interacting, and linking people, ideas and tools for building and evaluating leadership networks.

Bruce Hoppe

Bruce Hoppe PhDBruce Hoppe, PhD, is founder and president of Connective Associates LLC, a networked organization with expertise in leadership development, collaborative innovation, and community transformation. Its clients include a multi-billion dollar healthcare company, numerous foundations, high-tech startups, and grass-roots non-profits. Bruce is also an experienced community leader and sought-after public speaker. He teaches Web Science in the College of Arts and Science at Boston University and writes a popular business blog Connectedness about social network analysis. Bruce is a member of MIT Sloan’s Innovative Collaborative Knowledge Networks project and a member of Harvard Law School’s Social Physics project on Internet & Society.


Claire Reinelt

Claire ReineltClaire Reinelt, PhD, is Research and Evaluation Director for the Leadership Learning Community (LLC).  LLC is a national nonprofit organization focused on transforming the way leadership development work is conceived, conducted and evaluated – primarily in the nonprofit sector.  Claire is currently working with key innovators in the networks field to explore the topic of “Leadership and Networks” as part of one of LLC’s core research projects: Leadership for a New Era (LNE).  Launched in 2009, LNE is a collaborative research initiative that seeks to promote a leadership model that is more inclusive, networked and collective. 

Claire has designed and implemented over 20 leadership development evaluations for national, state, and local foundations and programs. Her clients have included The California Endowment, the David and Lucile Packard Foundation, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, the California Wellness Foundation, UC Berkeley Environmental Leadership Program, the Rhode Island Foundation, the Schott Foundation for Early Care and Education, and the Blue Cross/Blue Shield Foundation of Massachusetts.