Case Study on Building the Cuyahoga River Valley Organization
Building the Cuyahoga River Valley Organization Presented by Group:- 1 Leena Chellani (11015) Paresh Ghaghada (11019) Meet Gor (11020) Nikunj Gajara (11046) Chandan Pahelwani (11047)
The Cuyahoga Valley Cuyahoga Valley is situated near northeast ohio in USA. It is the 12th largest body of fresh water on the planet. It is Prime contributor to Northeast Ohio’s preeminence as an economic leader and now an integral part of the region’s recreation system. Cuyahoga River Valley is the setting for one of the most significant examples of industrialization, urbanization and preservation in America. Cuyahoga River Valley is home to many of physical, economic and regional assets.
Cuyahoga River Valley Organisation (CRVO) CRVO is an organization which is carrying out the Cuyahoga Valley Initiative (CVI) through projects to restore the health and strength of the region. CRVO hired the OD consulting firm, Currere, for the purpose of CVI project.
Cuyahoga Valley Initiative (CVI) One author named Steven Litt highlighted in local news paper in one of the article History of The cuyahoga river valley and explained its Natural Beauty and full throated industry. After that cuyahoga county commissioner took up the challenge and CVI was born. CVI began in 2001 as a Cuyahoga county-funded project under the direction of Cuyahoga County Planning Commission whose director was Paul Alsenas. Main objective of project is to create codes and other tools that municipalities in Cuyahoga County would use to direct redevelopment and for sustainable transformation and regeneration.
Cont… Four principles and six organizing ideas formed the basic structure. 4 principles are Build Connections Renew the Economy Create Sustainable Urban Ecology Appreciate Shared Heritage. 6 organizing ideas Working River Healthy Valley Destination Art and Design Business Innovation Community Capacity.
The Design Process Sally’s team did conversation with more than 80 representative from local and regional organizations. From these conversations Sally’s team drew 3 conclusions: CV is an asset worth and CVI appears to be an adequate framework for its regeneration. To accomplish its objectives the CVI needs organizational capacity beyond that currently present in the community. The formation of any new organization will have to be justified in the eyes of the community as an organization that is essential, non redundant and legitimate.
Developing the Design Gund Foundation Team created matrix of characteristics, expertise, experience. Primary point of leverage for effecting change in Valley was not a project or physical place but transformation was people and human network they formed. The design process was grounded on 4 key principles: Place Based Experimental, Participatory, Collaborative Task and Capacity Focused Transparent
The Cuyahoga River Valley Partnership Regional Priority The Triad Networkslegitimizing Partners activity enabling action The CVRO orchestrating resources Legitimacy Resource and and Guidance Direction Projects transforming the place
A Process to operate the System The Design team realized that valley’s transformation would require a new protocol or process for working together within and expanded set of values that integrate economic, environmental and social benefit. The protocol would require working in ways that probably felt counter to conventional wisdom and often seem unreliable. The protocol would help to identify how the Triad, network partners and the CVRO contributed to such a process.
Implementing the Design The design will be implemented in five primary categories Leadership Network Development and Management Marketing/Branding Knowledge Creation and Management Funding
Ques. 1:- Design Process and Protocol Design Process: Provide strategic thought leadership and direction Establish a sense of identity and coherence for the valley Set and contribute a course for aligned and collaborative action Invite the organizations and individuals within the network partners to work together in the valley Identify, facilitate and launch projects responsible for revitalizing the Valley.
Protocol The organizations should be committed to accomplish their own objectives and also the larger regional objectives. Organizations are committed to do and enable the work of transformation in the valley. Performance of organizations will be measured on the basis of promoting and leveraging the Cuyahoga Valley Initiative.
Ques. 2:- Organization Design Features Features Facilitating new kinds of Collaborations and cooperation whose work will benefit both the valley and the members of the collaboration. Reducing government fragmentation and inefficiency. Making the efficient use of resources. CVI will help to promote Cuyahoga river valley as a tourist destination.
Cont.. Human Resource Practices Protocol will help to identify how the TRIAD, Network Partners and the CVRO contributed to such a process. Participant of the divergent groups would be asked to work in the interest of the mutual benefit so that organization as well as valley can be developed. Currere and the CVI team formed an ad hoc group of 14 individuals representing different organizational and initiatives throughout cuyahoga and summit county. They looked for individual not afraid to speak the truth yet willing to listen to others.
Cont.. Leadership The team was leaded by 14 individuals whose characteristics were required as expertise, experience and perspectives. The Leader should have qualities such as systematic thinkers, civic champions and innovators. Their commitments was needed towards Time and Energy. Under Currere’s leadership the design team immersed into the valley as place- a physical ecology, human community and economy.
Ques. 3:- Obstacles and Facilitators of the process Obstacles Non profit organizations and government entities are already competing for an insufficient and shrinking pool of resources. To reduce the redundancy of the funders.
Cont.. Facilitators Restore air, water and land quality in the cuyahoga valley. Improve the performance of business already sited in the valley with respect to sustainable ecological practices, and create an attractive market for new sustainable businesses in the valley. Promote and advocate for investment in high performing infrastructure through out the valley watershed. Advocate for a regulatory and legislative environment that supports “Healthy place making” in the valley. Build a healthy valley network.