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Shared Leadership Session: Alliance for Nonprofit Management

  1. 1.   Shared Leadership Why it Matters &How to Help Nonprofits Get ThereAlliance for Nonprofit Management Conference 2010 <br />
  2. 2. Session Leadership Team<br />Judy Freiwirth, Psy. D.<br />Principal,Nonprofit Solutions Associates, <br />Alliance Board Member<br />Dahnesh Medora<br />The Nonprofit Association of Oregon<br /> <br />Deborah Meehan<br />The Leadership Learning Community<br />
  3. 3. Session Goals<br /><ul><li>Explore shared leadership (with a specific focus on staff leadership)
  4. 4. Share concrete cases
  5. 5. Build connections
  6. 6. Walk our talk</li></li></ul><li>Session Design<br /> <br />
  7. 7. Changes in Leadership Thinking<br />
  8. 8. -- Connected: The Surprising Power of Our Social Networks and How They Shape Our Lives by Nicholas Christakis and James Fowler<br />
  9. 9. From Individual Leaders to Shared Leadership<br />
  10. 10. From Hierarchy to Connectedness<br />
  11. 11. From Silos to Collaboration…<br />
  12. 12. What is Shared Leadership?<br />Shared leadership in an organizational context refers the ways in which authority, responsibility, and accountability are more broadly distributed and supported with structures, communication strategies and processes that create opportunities for fuller participation in the leadership of the organization by more of its staff. <br />
  13. 13. Why Shared Leadership?<br /><ul><li>The sum of the whole is greater than the parts
  14. 14. Aligning values & structures
  15. 15. Creativity & problem solving
  16. 16. Leadership opportunity throughout the organization
  17. 17. More invested accountable team that is producing more
  18. 18. Shared burden and more fun!</li></li></ul><li>How is this Different?<br />
  19. 19.  Elements of Shared Leadership <br />
  20. 20. What it Looks Like in Practice<br />
  21. 21. Example #1<br />
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  23. 23. Key Features<br />
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  25. 25. Example #2<br />National Educational/Advocacy Organization<br />
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  27. 27. Key Features<br />
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  29. 29. Example #3<br />
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  31. 31. Key Features<br />
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  33. 33. Group Discussion<br />Who has the leadership: What do you think are the additional benefits and challenges?<br />Who makes decisions/Process: What models of decision making do you think will work most effectively in a shared leadership model? <br />Structures: Are there other structures that would work? What would be their benefits and challenges?<br />Communications: What are the primary challenges with communications within a shared leadership structure and what types would be most effective?<br />Culture: In what ways does culture influence the creation and implementation of shared leadership practices?<br />Accountability: What structures and processes would be most effective in setting up mutual accountability within a shared staff leadership model? <br />
  34. 34. Additional Resources<br />“Leadership Development and Leadership Change.” Building Movement Project (White Paper), 2009. www.buildingmovement.org<br />Zerezghi, Ruth “ Shared Leadership: “Creating New Models of Management.” Grassroots Fundraising Journal, July- August 2010 . Pages 6-9<br />Leadership for a New Era. www.leadershipforanewera.org, see collective leadership resources and resources provided by The Data Center<br /> Kellogg Leaders for Community Change: A collective leadership tool,<br />http://www.iel.org/pubs/klccframework.pdf<br />
  35. 35. Stay Connected!<br />Visit http://bit.ly/CollectiveLeadership<br />

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