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Some of the slides used on November 3rd, 2009 at the breakfast at Kirkwood Continuing Education Center by Michael Langley
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  • 1. “ The Pathway to Regional Excellence” November 3 , 2009 Michael Langley
  • 2. Your Own Bad Days - in The Corridor Cedar Rapids Iowa City “ I believe that the river that divided us will unite us for the long road ahead.” Andrew Shaffer UI Alumnus
  • 3. What is Regional Stewardship?
    • The “Responsibles”
    • Regional Citizenship + Stewardship of Place
    • 360 Vision and the Ability to Mobilize
    • Government / Governance / Stewardship
    • Network of Responsibility for the Future
  • 4. What Regional Stewards Do
    • Civic Entrepreneurs
    • Integrators
    • Boundary Crossers
    • Coalition Builders
  • 5.
    • Regional Stewardship in Practice
  • 6. The Regional Imperatives
    • Regional Excellence (Keys)
      • Brand/Image (Achieving Brand Identity)
      • Workforce/Education
      • Infrastructure (physical, environmental, governance)
      • Culture of Innovation/Entrepreneurship
      • Culture of Inclusiveness and Diversity
  • 7. The Regional Success Cycle ©
  • 8. The Regional Success Cycle © Regional Marketing and Promotion Policy Research /Analysis (Advocacy/Governance) Policy /Advocacy/Partnership (IRS/C3/Tax Law) Regional Marketing Policy and Advocacy for Good Governance / Infrastructure ED Marketing and Business Climate Policy Policy Research and Business Advocacy (Workforce/Tax)
  • 9. Where We Can Make a Difference
    • Regional Marketing and Promotion
    • Public Policy Research and Analysis
    • (for continuous improvement)
    • Public Advocacy (Federal/State/Local)
  • 10. The hallmark of our age is the tension between aspirations and sluggish institutions. John W. Gardner
  • 11. Continuous Improvement “Wheel”
  • 12. Challenges of Integration
    • Resistance to Change
    • Somebody Might Lose Their Job/Title
    • Governance Transition Takes Some Time
    • Buy-In by Public Leaders a Must
    • There WILL be Outliers/Critics
  • 13. Benefits of Integration
    • Common Strategy, Focus, and Goals for the Region
    • Economic Efficiency/Effectiveness (Board Governance Simpler, Fundraising Easier, Staff Smaller and More Qualified)
    • Aggregation of Regional Leaders
    • The “Wheel” Moves Faster and You Get More Done
  • 14. HOWGOZIT In The Corridor ?
    • Is Regional Leadership Organized for Success and Continuous Improvement?
    • Do We Have the Most Effective Civic Model for Collaboration to Ensure the Success Cycle Continues?
    • If so, Congratulations to us all, But Realize We Must Evolve Constantly!!!!
    • If not, What are We Doing About it ????
  • 15. Challenge – The Path
    • Build an even stronger sense of regional stewardship among Corridor leadership
    • Execute a regionaI, sustainable, development strategy for the entire Corridor that focuses on the keys to regional excellence
    • Integrate civic leadership institutions for efficiency and effectiveness
    • Repeat steps 1-3
  • 16. “ Success Doesn’t Just Happen.... Leaders Make It Happen”
  • 17. Contact Info: Michael Langley [email_address] .com www. langleygroup .com (412) 874 7145 THANK YOU !!!