Be a catalyst
for change…


        Working Differently
      to Achieve Community
             Solutions

      Community...
Agenda
I.     Welcome
II.    Working Differently Review
III.   DRAFT: Community &
       Aspiration and Implementation
   ...
Working Differently

Traditional Process                          “Working Differently” Process


• Nice looking plan to s...
Working Differently (con‟t)

Traditional Process                  “Working Differently” Process


• Tend to still be in th...
Traditional Ownership Models

 Government-owned                Existing organization-         New organization-owned
•Gove...
Bring into Balance the Focus on
  Activities and on Outcomes.
Olmsted County Birthing Center (OMC                              Does not Qualify or Qualifies but does not choose Program...
Working Differently:
                 A Community Enterprise
                                                .07        Ch...
Values Required of
     “Working Differently”


Accountability   Engagement

  Outcomes          Ownership

  Neutrality  ...
“Working Differently”
A community needs to create the capacity to
   “lead/manage” at this comprehensive level.

•   Clear...
Catalyst


 The Aspiration Process


           • Accountability
           • Decision-Making
           • Engagement
    ...
Process Map

 Engage Community / Partners (5/09)
 Community Aspiration Workshops (9/09)
  Conway, Ossipee, Wolfeboro
 ...
Steering Committee Role

• From Community Input help define
  “Community”
• Frame contours of aspiration for community
  b...
Steering Committee “Lens”: Five Steps to
        Community Effectiveness

1. Be comprehensive in scope
2. Provide the cros...
DRAFT Community



 Where we can share an Aspiration
     -- “Are we Making the Same Movie?”
 Where we can achieve our A...
DRAFT Community


Greater Carroll County

Or …




       Prepared by Rubicon Partners, LLP; www.thecollaboratory.us
Community Aspiration


“The great danger for most of us is
  not that we aim too high and miss
  it … but we aim too low a...
Community Aspiration
• Most importantly, community aspirations
  stimulate action.
• NOT a list of activities/programs
• P...
DRAFT Aspiration


 Through “working differently,”
  make Greater Carroll County a
better place to live, work & thrive.
Best Practices Model:
  From Aspiration To Action

 Greatness is not a function of
 circumstance. Greatness as it
 turns o...
Best Practices Model:
Governance of the Enterprise
          Community Forum
        Participants are from all
        sec...
Action           Action
               Team #1          Team #2




 Traveling                                  Steering
C...
Action    Action
Team #1   Team #2




 Action    Action
Team #3   Team #4
Traveling
Community
Roundtable
Traveling
Community
Roundtable
Steering
Committee
Action           Action
               Team #1          Team #2




 Traveling                                  Steering
C...
LEADERSHIP / ACTION FRAMEWORK


              Rallying        Decision                    Community
                      ...
Childhood Readiness and   Aligning Education to
  Success – Pre K to 3       Careers – 4 to 12




   Balance Economic    ...
How will you know?
         Possible Targets/Measures
Education
Early Child Development
• All 5 year-olds ready for school...
How will you know?
        Possible Targets/Measures
Career & Jobs
• Increase in college graduation rates
• Increase in ch...
How will you know?
            Possible Targets/Measures
Economic Success and Self-Sufficiency

• % of Families earning a ...
Steering Committee Panel

  The best way to predict
 your future is to create it!
BREAK
Breakout

1. Community & Aspiration
    Community?
    What did you like?
    What would you
    change?
Breakout By Team

2. From Aspiration to Action
     How will we get to action?
     Structure?
     How will you know?
   ...
Thank You

         Jay Connor
        734-904-1459
   jcrubicon @ gmail.com
  www.thecollaboratory.us
  www.twitter.com/j...
Team #1                                         Education K-12
Early Childhood Development                     Measure: Al...
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  1. 1. Be a catalyst for change… Working Differently to Achieve Community Solutions Community Report November 17, 2009
  2. 2. Agenda I. Welcome II. Working Differently Review III. DRAFT: Community & Aspiration and Implementation Structure IV. Steering Committee Panel V. Break IV. Q&A V. Breakouts VI. Next Steps
  3. 3. Working Differently Traditional Process “Working Differently” Process • Nice looking plan to show • Focus on outcomes that will people move the needle • Initial period of excitement with • Focus on implementation and a gradual decline to the level of resources background noise • Generate a culture of • Most items don‟t get engagement versus analysis implemented • Stick with the plan for an – A couple important items may get done extensive time period to truly – Lack of focus on implementation see results resources and action plan
  4. 4. Working Differently (con‟t) Traditional Process “Working Differently” Process • Tend to still be in the same • “Solution” usually resides peer group across sectors • Those involved tend to be • Collaboration must be those who are not neutral to the intentional about the solution and not about the providers “how” of getting to an outcome • Leadership focuses on • Cultural issues aren‟t handled structure-process-measures • Failure to align community needed to achieve outcome resources, attention and efforts • Solution needs to be “owned” • “Ownership” is usually limited by the community & its leadership
  5. 5. Traditional Ownership Models Government-owned Existing organization- New organization-owned •Government facilitated owned •Formed around specific set •Government funding and of initiatives resources dedicated to •Organization staffs the •Usually comprised of chief vision/plan initiative executive officers of •Volunteer advisory boards •Usually has narrow focus businesses used (based on organization focus) •Achieves goals by forming •Uses oversight or steering partnerships with committee government and other •Depends on organization organizations member funding “Working Differently” To achieve and sustain community transformation, the community and its leadership has to own the future. If the process is perceived as just another activity of government, the chamber or whatever institution, the leaders needed will simply sit back with their arms folded and wait for the next new idea to fall short!
  6. 6. Bring into Balance the Focus on Activities and on Outcomes.
  7. 7. Olmsted County Birthing Center (OMC Does not Qualify or Qualifies but does not choose Programs and Mayo) Screened prenatal or at hospital by doctors/staff Parent 1400/Year or 7000 Birth to Five Educatio * PAII n Classes * R Follow Along Home Visits (ECFE) 2005 Total 629 13 6000 Public Library First Child 35 At-Risk 40 7 0 0 31 referrals 161 Referred Other Community PHN Phone Preschool Resources * Steps to Success Consultation /Daycare 30 10 C2R2 Referrals 7 * C2R2 * Bright Futures Baby Steps Home Child Care System 85 80 Visits Crisis Well Baby / Non-At Risk Programs Nursery Immunizations/WIC Parenting Brief Intervention 75 Children with Special Health Needs Parenting ≈1495 Matters Public Heath Programs Check In Pass 1350 * Community Referrals to Child & Family Services 19referred Special Ed Re-screen Referral ≈79 Home Visits * Migrant Head C2R2 Head Start 254 Home Start Visits Red Team (Child Welfare Community Response Team) Services / Targeted * 200 Early Intervention School Readiness Migrant Traditional Alternative 166 Health Child Responses Protective Special Educational Services Services Adolescent Domestic Wait List Services Violence Arc Family Liaison ECSE 21 18 Child Mental 6 2 PAII Hand in Hand Family Health Home 50 Parenting Plus R Partners Visits 28 Wait List 92 Family Collaborative * Child & Family Services Programs Referral Home Visits * Legal System Referrals Hard Referral (At Risk) RAF Supported * C2R2 Hard Referral System Entry Point Paiir/Schools (Not At Risk) Children that move into Olmsted County can be at a Public Health disadvantage because they don’t receive the initial Major System Entry Point information related to early childhood programs. Soft Referral County Social Service
  8. 8. Working Differently: A Community Enterprise .07 Children‟s .45 Literacy Children‟s Effective Classroom Achievement Practices literacy at •Time on Academics school entry .04 .08 •Teacher-Child interactions .50 .50 Markers of School Parents and Excellence Home •Teachers‟ Education Community Markers .53 •Teachers‟ Experience Parent .17 .08 .44 Education Family and Community Resources
  9. 9. Values Required of “Working Differently” Accountability Engagement Outcomes Ownership Neutrality Leverage
  10. 10. “Working Differently” A community needs to create the capacity to “lead/manage” at this comprehensive level. • Clear Aspiration -- “Are we Making the Same Movie?” • Clear Accountability -- “Does it get us to our Aspiration?” …Your Work Today
  11. 11. Catalyst The Aspiration Process • Accountability • Decision-Making • Engagement • Resources Prepared by Rubicon Partners LLP
  12. 12. Process Map  Engage Community / Partners (5/09)  Community Aspiration Workshops (9/09) Conway, Ossipee, Wolfeboro  Steering Committee (9-10/09)  Community Event (November „09)  Engagement  Ownership Prepared by Rubicon Partners LLP
  13. 13. Steering Committee Role • From Community Input help define “Community” • Frame contours of aspiration for community buy-in / ownership • Envision, with community resources and assets in mind, a mechanism for “working differently” • Design and help create the “enterprise” space for achieving the aspirational outcomes
  14. 14. Steering Committee “Lens”: Five Steps to Community Effectiveness 1. Be comprehensive in scope 2. Provide the cross-sectoral structure/ method for making things happen 3. Focus on outcomes and measures 4. Owned by the community as a whole 5. Enable open-ended community commitment to “doing things differently”
  15. 15. DRAFT Community  Where we can share an Aspiration -- “Are we Making the Same Movie?”  Where we can achieve our Aspiration -- “Community is where the solution exists Prepared by Rubicon Partners, LLP; www.thecollaboratory.us
  16. 16. DRAFT Community Greater Carroll County Or … Prepared by Rubicon Partners, LLP; www.thecollaboratory.us
  17. 17. Community Aspiration “The great danger for most of us is not that we aim too high and miss it … but we aim too low and we reach it!” - Michelangelo
  18. 18. Community Aspiration • Most importantly, community aspirations stimulate action. • NOT a list of activities/programs • Passes the “Why?” test • Clear and compelling • Serves as unifying focal point of effort • Get people willing to allocate their creative talents and human energies.
  19. 19. DRAFT Aspiration Through “working differently,” make Greater Carroll County a better place to live, work & thrive.
  20. 20. Best Practices Model: From Aspiration To Action Greatness is not a function of circumstance. Greatness as it turns out is largely a matter of conscious choice and discipline. -- Jim Collins (“Good to Great”)
  21. 21. Best Practices Model: Governance of the Enterprise Community Forum Participants are from all sectors and include key decision-makers; always an empty chair Support / “New” Enterprise Space
  22. 22. Action Action Team #1 Team #2 Traveling Steering Community Committee Roundtable Project Mgmt. Action Action Team #3 Team #4 Community Working Differently Together DRAFT model
  23. 23. Action Action Team #1 Team #2 Action Action Team #3 Team #4
  24. 24. Traveling Community Roundtable
  25. 25. Traveling Community Roundtable
  26. 26. Steering Committee
  27. 27. Action Action Team #1 Team #2 Traveling Steering Community Committee Roundtable Project Mgmt. Action Action Team #3 Team #4 Community Working Differently Together DRAFT model
  28. 28. LEADERSHIP / ACTION FRAMEWORK Rallying Decision Community Accountability Resources Making Engagement Structures Aspiration Process Indicators Community Outcome
  29. 29. Childhood Readiness and Aligning Education to Success – Pre K to 3 Careers – 4 to 12 Balance Economic Self-Sufficiency & Environmental Development
  30. 30. How will you know? Possible Targets/Measures Education Early Child Development • All 5 year-olds ready for school by agreed upon definition and assessment Education K-12 • All 3rd Graders Achieve Grade-Level Reading Proficiency • Achievement Gap is closed for English language learners • All students at grade-level performance per standard tests • Increase overall graduation and college readiness rates
  31. 31. How will you know? Possible Targets/Measures Career & Jobs • Increase in college graduation rates • Increase in children remaining in the Valley or creating a reason for them to return and for new young people to move in. The reasons could be outlined as quality of life, affordable housing and attractive jobs. • Attract more creative / high wage jobs • Qualified and Trained workers are available for creative class jobs, high wage jobs • Decrease disparities in access and opportunity.
  32. 32. How will you know? Possible Targets/Measures Economic Success and Self-Sufficiency • % of Families earning a self sufficient wage • Senior Self-Sufficiency – ability to maintain independence & dignity in one‟s own home. • Median income for families above NH average • % Home Ownership, • % of Households with bank/savings account (to allow them to weather an emergency) • Rated as highly attractive place to do business • Vacancy rates for office/retail/light industrial below 10% • Assure a variety of housing stock distributed across the community
  33. 33. Steering Committee Panel The best way to predict your future is to create it!
  34. 34. BREAK
  35. 35. Breakout 1. Community & Aspiration Community? What did you like? What would you change?
  36. 36. Breakout By Team 2. From Aspiration to Action How will we get to action? Structure? How will you know? Measures?
  37. 37. Thank You Jay Connor 734-904-1459 jcrubicon @ gmail.com www.thecollaboratory.us www.twitter.com/jcrubicon
  38. 38. Team #1 Education K-12 Early Childhood Development Measure: All students performing at grade Measure: All children ready to enter level, with specific measures for improvement kindergarten, with “readiness” defined and in areas such as ISTEP scores, SAT scores, determined with specific measures. graduation rates etc. Team #3 Team #2 Inclusion/Community Development Self-Sufficiency Measures: Measures: All students graduating from high Increase by specific measures: school & enrolled in continuing education, ohigher paying / technology jobs, employed, or enlisted in the military within 18 oimprovements in housing numbers months after graduation; specific measures for and quality; higher educational attainment; specific oimprovement in city/county relationships, measures for increases in adult literacy rates. shared vision, working in tandem oopportunities for family-oriented recreation and cultural opportunities; ocommunity beautification and public art; oaccess to affordable medical and behavioral healthcare.

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