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WEadership, Jobs & Sustainable Development

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Shared with HUD Sustainable Communities grantees at the December 2013 convening in Washington, DC. (Note: the first few slides supported a simulation exercise).

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WEadership, Jobs & Sustainable Development

  1. 1. Prosperity Prize Partners! VINZ KOLLER, KRISTIN WOLFF, LAURA ARON & ALL OF YOU
  2. 2. WEADERSHIP.ORG
  3. 3.  519+ workforce leaders  A guide/Blurb book  A blog/website  Short briefs & curated collections of media  Social media friends  Video  A changed understanding of what was possible in solving workforce problems WEADERSHIP.ORG
  4. 4. 1 Adopt A Wide-angle View Photo by Hockley Photography
  5. 5. Photo by CaptainMcDan (Flickr) Boston meets Honolulu (& Seattle & Raleigh…)
  6. 6. 2 Build Diverse Networks
  7. 7. Meetings  Invitation  Agenda  Pre-meeting packets  Refreshments  Minutes
  8. 8. Engagement  Hackathons  [Fill-in-the-blank] Camps  Co-design/co-creation sessions  Labs  Collective impact partnerships
  9. 9. Photo by donabelandewan@flickr
  10. 10. 3 Embrace Radical Openness
  11. 11. “We don’t expect every student to become an Etsy seller, but rather to apply the skills they learn to any entrepreneurial path they want to follow. We do believe, however, along with the City of Rockford, that this will lead to real economic impact.” “This pilot program has the potential to be not just what Mayor Morrissey calls a “pathway to prosperity” for Rockford, but a blueprint for similar programs across the country and around the world.”
  12. 12. http://vimeo.com/61305313
  13. 13. “Thank you for inspiring us…”
  14. 14. 4 Experiment & Repeat
  15. 15. 5 Add Unique Value Photo by Creatica.com
  16. 16. Cloudgate 1. Started 2004; Completed 2006 2. Number of steel plates required: 168 3. Size: 33x66x42 4. Weight: 110 tons 5. Designed by Anish Kapoor
  17. 17. Photo by: Opusfotos
  18. 18. 6 Cultivate New Leaders Photo by Chnines (Flickr)
  19. 19. “Building leaders is not just a possibility or opportunity, it is something you should make your goal to achieve.”
  20. 20. 6 Practices for Building Community Partnerships, Creating Jobs & “Changing the Odds” EMBRACE ADOPT A WIDE BUILD RADICAL ANGLE DIVERSE NETWORKS OPENNESS VIEW EXPERIMENT & REPEAT ADD UNIQUE VALUE REGENERATE
  21. 21. Thanks! Vinz Koller, Director, TAT (vinz_koller@spra.com) Kristin Wolff, Adjunct Researcher (kwolff@thinkers-anddoers.com) Laura Aron, Senior Associate (laura@spra.com) @kristinwolff @Social_Policy @Weadership SPRA.com WEadership.org
  22. 22. 6 WEadership Superpowers ADOPT A WIDE ANGLE VIEW BUILD DIVERSE NETWORKS Description Leaders look broadly for resources to help them achieve their goals and seek to deploy their assets in creative ways. They focus on solving important community problems. Leaders collaborate with partners creatively, using informal networks alongside traditional hierarchies. They make engaging people with diverse perspectives a priority. Resources Cited - CodeforAmerica.org on repurposing solutions GitHub.com for sharing solutions - http://inmaps.linkedinlabs.com/network for mapping networks Monitor Institute’s Gather guide: http://www.monitorinstitute.com/downloads/wh at-wethink/gather/GATHER_The_Art_and_Science _of_Effective_Convening.pdf - Leaders share the role of leadership with staff, partners, and the public. They use social technologies to listen, inform, and collaborate. Kiva.org for small business lending P2PU.org for un-school example http://meshing.it/companies for shareconomy companies Leaders know their industries and organizations needs new ideas, and new ideas need testing. - AmericanSamoaRenewal.org for video Prototyping Framework (NESTA) http://www.nesta.org.uk/news_and_features/a ssets/features/prototyping_framework ADD UNIQUE VALUE Leaders find ways their unique contributions can make a real difference in their communities. Those who add value remain relevant. - CULTIVATE NEXT GENERATION LEADERS Cloudgate http://www.cityofchicago.org/city/en/depts/dca/ supp_info/millennium_park_artarchitecture.html#cloud Leaders build skills, share knowledge, and create opportunities for others to lead, so that new leaders can emerge. - Embrace multigenerational workplace and boardroom Leadership as mindset http://arnander.com EMBRACE OPENNESS ENCOURAGE EXPERIMENTATION www.weadership.org -

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