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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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Pathway To Regional Excellence Cm Prev

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