Leadership as a Process:
Implications for Emerging
Leaders
NOVEMBER 2013
Global Youth Leadership &
Engagement Workgroup
Na...
Agenda

1. Opening (5 min)

2. Opening Question (10 min)
3. Presentation (25 min)

4. Group Discussion (30 min)
5. Concret...
Purpose

To tap your experience and
lessons from leadership
development to jointly
explore models, strategies,
and opportu...
Outcomes

1. Insights and practical ideas
about translating new
leadership thinking into practice

2. Energized by engagin...
WHAT PRACTICES HAVE YOU SEEN THAT
SUCCESSFULLY SUPPORT THE
LEADERSHIP OF EMERGING LEADERS?

5
Presentation Overview
Framing:
Thinking about
leadership
development

Supports Needed
• Leadership Development
- examples
...
Rethinking Leadership

7
Response Required for Different Problems

Technical

Management

Critical

Wicked

Leadership

8
Tackling “Wicked Problems”

June Holley: The Network Weaver’s Handbook

9
Leadership as a Process

Individual Leadership

Leadership as Process

10
The Changing World Around Us

Groups
Organize
To
Advocate

Shift In
Power
Dynamics

Issues Less
Localized

Need To
Support...
Emerging Leaders & Social Innovation
Agile

Partnerships

Sustainable
Impact

Learn From
Failure

Leverage
Resources

12
Focusing on Collaboration

2009-2010 American Express NGen Fellows Project
13
Establishing Partnerships

“You need to have fishermen see and
understand the benefits of becoming
community stewards. The...
Taking Risks
1) Created first working
prototype with limited funds
2) Trial and error
3) Grow one crop of sustainable
mush...
Taking Ownership

"There is a certain generation who
have grown up being able to mash
up, to tinker with, every system
the...
Leadership Roles
Not Taking
Leadership Roles

When In
Leadership Roles

Not
Interested

Lacking
Management
Skills

Not
Sup...
Trying Different Models

.
.
.
18
Trying Different Models

(YNPN Survey, 2011)

“I served as a co-director in a nonprofit that traditionally
had an executiv...
LLC Example

Creating
Opportunities For
Emerging Leaders

Experimenting
With
Co-Leadership
Model

Investing In
Infrastruct...
Supports Needed: Leadership Development

Credibility
Access To
Networks

More Skills:
Business
Plan

21
Creating Opportunities

Informal Network:
Participants of the program are
creating new organizations and
advancing within ...
Creating a Global Network

Network Strategy:
Network of 880 emerging
innovators, all CEOs and
founders of their social
ent...
Long Term Investment

Lifelong trajectory for emerging leaders
Many move on to purse even bolder social change
agendas

“I...
Foundation Support

Support
Experiments

Capture Data

Invest In
Leadership
Development

Support
Collaboration

25
WHAT IS CHALLENGING OR RESONATES WITH YOUR
THINKING ABOUT EMERGING LEADERSHIP?
WHAT ARE YOUR EXPERIENCES AND OBSERVATIONS
...
WHAT IS ONE PIECE OF ADVICE YOU MIGHT
OFFER TO OTHER FUNDERS ABOUT HOW TO
SUPPORT EMERGING LEADERS GLOBALLY AND
IN THE U.S...
“ONE WORD”

28
Resources/References
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
10.
11.

2009-2010 American Express NGen Fellows Project -- Final Report, ...
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  1. 1. Leadership as a Process: Implications for Emerging Leaders NOVEMBER 2013 Global Youth Leadership & Engagement Workgroup Natalia Castañeda Chaux
  2. 2. Agenda 1. Opening (5 min) 2. Opening Question (10 min) 3. Presentation (25 min) 4. Group Discussion (30 min) 5. Concrete Application (15 min) 6. Closing (5 min) 2
  3. 3. Purpose To tap your experience and lessons from leadership development to jointly explore models, strategies, and opportunities to support emerging leadership and engagement. 3
  4. 4. Outcomes 1. Insights and practical ideas about translating new leadership thinking into practice 2. Energized by engaging with each other 3. Diversity of perspectives, experiences, and wisdom 4
  5. 5. WHAT PRACTICES HAVE YOU SEEN THAT SUCCESSFULLY SUPPORT THE LEADERSHIP OF EMERGING LEADERS? 5
  6. 6. Presentation Overview Framing: Thinking about leadership development Supports Needed • Leadership Development - examples • Foundation Support External Factors Emerging Leadership & Social Innovation • Examples 6
  7. 7. Rethinking Leadership 7
  8. 8. Response Required for Different Problems Technical Management Critical Wicked Leadership 8
  9. 9. Tackling “Wicked Problems” June Holley: The Network Weaver’s Handbook 9
  10. 10. Leadership as a Process Individual Leadership Leadership as Process 10
  11. 11. The Changing World Around Us Groups Organize To Advocate Shift In Power Dynamics Issues Less Localized Need To Support Innovation 11
  12. 12. Emerging Leaders & Social Innovation Agile Partnerships Sustainable Impact Learn From Failure Leverage Resources 12
  13. 13. Focusing on Collaboration 2009-2010 American Express NGen Fellows Project 13
  14. 14. Establishing Partnerships “You need to have fishermen see and understand the benefits of becoming community stewards. They need to see that their actions will benefit their families and communities. At the end of the day that is one of the most important goals for conservation of the reef” (MAR Participant) 14
  15. 15. Taking Risks 1) Created first working prototype with limited funds 2) Trial and error 3) Grow one crop of sustainable mushrooms in an old paint bucket 4) Enough to demonstrate vision and create successful Kickstarter campaign 15
  16. 16. Taking Ownership "There is a certain generation who have grown up being able to mash up, to tinker with, every system they've ever encountered, so they are meeting their relationship with government in a new way, with a new assumption: We can fix it. “ (Jennifer Pahlka, Founder and Executive Director) 16
  17. 17. Leadership Roles Not Taking Leadership Roles When In Leadership Roles Not Interested Lacking Management Skills Not Supported Unsustainable Model 17
  18. 18. Trying Different Models . . . 18
  19. 19. Trying Different Models (YNPN Survey, 2011) “I served as a co-director in a nonprofit that traditionally had an executive director. I found the experience to be very positive. The co-director model made the ED role far more realistic and having a partner in advancing the organization’s mission was a very positive experience.” (YNPN Survey, 2011) 19
  20. 20. LLC Example Creating Opportunities For Emerging Leaders Experimenting With Co-Leadership Model Investing In Infrastructure Emerging Leader Coach For ED 20
  21. 21. Supports Needed: Leadership Development Credibility Access To Networks More Skills: Business Plan 21
  22. 22. Creating Opportunities Informal Network: Participants of the program are creating new organizations and advancing within existing organizations. They are creating opportunities for each other and hiring other participants. 22
  23. 23. Creating a Global Network Network Strategy: Network of 880 emerging innovators, all CEOs and founders of their social enterprises. Goal is to strengthen and scale up the impact of youth-led social ventures around the world. 23
  24. 24. Long Term Investment Lifelong trajectory for emerging leaders Many move on to purse even bolder social change agendas “I don’t see working in a nonprofit as necessary to bringing about social change.” (YNPN Survey, 2011) 24
  25. 25. Foundation Support Support Experiments Capture Data Invest In Leadership Development Support Collaboration 25
  26. 26. WHAT IS CHALLENGING OR RESONATES WITH YOUR THINKING ABOUT EMERGING LEADERSHIP? WHAT ARE YOUR EXPERIENCES AND OBSERVATIONS ABOUT LEADERSHIP SKILLS AND COMPETENCIES THAT ARE REQUIRED OF LEADERS IN THE 21ST CENTURY? WHAT STRENGTHS DO YOU BELIEVE THE NEXT GENERATION OF LEADERS BRING TO LEADING IN THE CURRENT ENVIRONMENT? WHAT DO YOU BELIEVE ARE EFFECTIVE WAYS TO SUPPORT EMERGING LEADERS? 26
  27. 27. WHAT IS ONE PIECE OF ADVICE YOU MIGHT OFFER TO OTHER FUNDERS ABOUT HOW TO SUPPORT EMERGING LEADERS GLOBALLY AND IN THE U.S? 27
  28. 28. “ONE WORD” 28
  29. 29. Resources/References 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 2009-2010 American Express NGen Fellows Project -- Final Report, July 2010 A New Leadership Mindset, Leadership Learning Community, 2009 Generation Changes and Leadership: Implications for Social Change Organizations, The Hauser Center for Nonprofit Organizations, 2002 Good in Theory, Problems in Practice: Young professional’s views on popular leadership development strategies. 2012 Leadership and Networks: New Ways of Developing Leadership in a Highly Connected World, Leadership Learning Community, 2012 Lean Impact Series: 10 Changemakers Using Lean Startup Methods For Greater Social Impact , Beth Kanter, 2013 Next Generation Organizations: Nine Key Trait, CompassPoint, 2011 Next Shift: Beyond the Nonprofit Leadership Crisis, Building Movement Project, 2007 Stepping Up or Stepping Out: A Report on the Readiness of Next Generation Nonprofit Leaders, Young Nonprofit Professionals Network Vision for Change: a New Wave of Social Justice Leadership, Building Movement Project, 2007 YouthActionNet Yearly Reports, 2012 and 2013 29
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