Leadership & Internationalization in  ActionAid  Stanley Arumugam  ActionAid International  People in Aid Leadership Summi...
Presentation Overview  <ul><li>AAI Internationalisation Strategy  </li></ul><ul><li>Leadership and culture challenges </li...
2012 + 2016 New Strategy  National/Northern  Internationalization  ( Federation)  ActionAid  International  Federation of ...
General Assembly International Board Changing Governance across 47 Countries  CP’s (23) Associates (10)  Affiliates (14)  ...
Organisation Changes ‘walking the talk’  International  Secretariat  North -  London South  JHB Nairobi Bangkok Brazil  Lo...
Changing Competencies  <ul><li>Transformational Leadership  </li></ul><ul><li>Incremental - Radical  </li></ul><ul><li>Acc...
Lessons Learned  <ul><li>Organisational  </li></ul><ul><li>Theory of change – vision - cost and courage  </li></ul><ul><li...
THANK YOU  <ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul>
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Action Aid Internationalisation Strategy People In Aid Conference

  1. 1. Leadership & Internationalization in ActionAid Stanley Arumugam ActionAid International People in Aid Leadership Summit London Nov 2010
  2. 2. Presentation Overview <ul><li>AAI Internationalisation Strategy </li></ul><ul><li>Leadership and culture challenges </li></ul><ul><li>Lessons learned </li></ul>
  3. 3. 2012 + 2016 New Strategy National/Northern Internationalization ( Federation) ActionAid International Federation of Funding Affiliates < 2000 AAI ‘Rights to End Poverty’ Internationalisation Strategy 2005 -2011 Human Rights Based Approach Women’s Rights Service delivery – Advocacy <ul><ul><li>North-South Governance </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>accelerate growth </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>strengthen legitimacy </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>enhance accountability </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>increase affiliation </li></ul></ul>Grassroots Partnerships Internationalisation Journey ‘ ActionAid has embarked on a distinctive form of internationalisation to become a unitary federation that has not been attempted by similar organisations. “ External review report 2010
  4. 4. General Assembly International Board Changing Governance across 47 Countries CP’s (23) Associates (10) Affiliates (14) Managed by IS UK Ireland Italy Hellas < 2005 2005-2010 2012-2015 S Affiliates 0 % 42 % 58 % N Affiliates 100 % 58 % 42 % S Aff/Total Aff 0 6 /14 14 /24 Kenya Uganda Ghana USA Brazil Guatemala India Austcare * Denmark-MS * Sweden
  5. 5. Organisation Changes ‘walking the talk’ International Secretariat North - London South JHB Nairobi Bangkok Brazil London National Asset transfer National boards International Ownership Governance Central Leadership Strategy De-Central Regional Country Funding Model Child Sponsorship Diversified Income Mergers
  6. 6. Changing Competencies <ul><li>Transformational Leadership </li></ul><ul><li>Incremental - Radical </li></ul><ul><li>Accountability - Partnership </li></ul><ul><li>Engagement - Decisiveness </li></ul><ul><li>Compliance – Complexity </li></ul><ul><li>Activists – Managers </li></ul><ul><li>Mission – Human Rights based </li></ul><ul><li>Transactional Leadership </li></ul><ul><li>Complex operational Planning </li></ul><ul><li>Mergers and acquisitions </li></ul><ul><li>New business ventures </li></ul><ul><li>Changing corporate governance </li></ul><ul><li>Finance and fundraising </li></ul><ul><li>Performance management </li></ul><ul><li>Matrix management </li></ul><ul><li>Consultation and facilitation </li></ul><ul><li>Monitoring and evaluation </li></ul><ul><li>People management </li></ul><ul><li>Partner – frontline engagement </li></ul>
  7. 7. Lessons Learned <ul><li>Organisational </li></ul><ul><li>Theory of change – vision - cost and courage </li></ul><ul><li>Partnership legitimacy with the poor </li></ul><ul><li>Trustees as champions of change </li></ul><ul><li>Activism and institutional leadership </li></ul><ul><li>Staff </li></ul><ul><li>Management - catalysts for change </li></ul><ul><li>Capacity building critical and continuous </li></ul><ul><li>External – Internal alignment & integrity </li></ul><ul><li>Mission and reputation – engagement driver </li></ul><ul><li>Change and communication management </li></ul>
  8. 8. THANK YOU <ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul>

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