2012 Webinar: Strengthening the Collective Impact of Leadership Development

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2012 Webinar: Strengthening the Collective Impact of Leadership Development

  1. 1. OCTOBER | 2012Strengthening theCollective Impact ofLeadership Development
  2. 2. Changing the Leadership Development Paradigm
  3. 3. From Individuals to Groups…
  4. 4. Current Leadership Investment AreasChange level Individual Organizational Network Systemstargeted capacity capacity capacity capacityIndividualOrganizationCommunityField
  5. 5. Why Think Differently About Leadership?Our current models will not… • Achieve large scale results • Reach many who want to act • Build collaborative capacity • Activate networks • Tackle complex problems
  6. 6. Starting with PurposeA commitment to population level results can change: • Program design • Recruitment • Curriculum • Networks • Impact
  7. 7. GETTING RESULTS:3 EXAMPLES
  8. 8. Leadership in Action Program•Publicly declare the result a priority•Gather and mobilize key leaders to workcollaboratively in new ways•Provide training and support to pick up thepace of change and get concrete, measurableresults. Not someday, now.
  9. 9. Theory of Aligned Contributions Pillsbury, Goddard-Truit, Littlefield, Cross –Sector Performance Accountability: Making Aligned Contributions to Improve Community Well-being (2010)
  10. 10. School Readiness Measures Composite: Maryland & Baltimore Students Assessed Fully Ready - Composite Score 2002 - 2008 80 70 Percent of Kindergarteners 67 68 60 60 58 58 57 55 50 49 52 40 40 35 30 28 32 27 20 All Students Baltimore 10 0 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 B-LAP Launched
  11. 11. Lawrence Community Works • Meet people where they are • Focus on relationships • Organize neighbor circles • Offer many opportunities for leadership • Ensure that form follows function Bill Traynor, Building Community in Place: • Cultivate the leader as Limitations and Promise (April 2007) connector
  12. 12. LCW Accomplishments• 6,000 network members • An inclusive downtown• Movement City Youth network development planning process focused on • Dozens of affordable housing design, technology, and the units, playgrounds and arts community centers Images: Lawrence Community Works Website, Bruner Loeb Forum
  13. 13. The Horizons Program Can we develop the leadership capacity in hundreds of rural communities to take action on poverty? Yes!!! In 6 years, over 100,000 rural people engaged; from 283 communities; across 7 states.
  14. 14. Key Elements of Horizons Study Circles Leadership Small Grants Plenty Coaching: Community Action Plans Visioning
  15. 15. Horizon’s Leadership Impact• Thousands of new leaders in communities• Half the communities report more accessible and transparent governance• 2/3 report increased civic engagement• Over 1,800 poverty reduction plans have implemented• $21,000,000 in new resources has been generated
  16. 16. KEY LESSONS: DESIGNINGFOR IMPACT
  17. 17. Lessons from These Programs • Get clear on social purpose and desired community benefit • Focus on group composition in recruiting • Anchor action learning to existing work • Build relationships and cultivate networks
  18. 18. Tie Recruitment to ResultsWho needs to be connected in order to achieve your desired result?
  19. 19. KLCC and Recruitment• First Indian Education Plan in A Montana School District• Passage of a $112,000 school construction bond• Youth led community digital storytelling project on education to inform school policy
  20. 20. From Silos to Collaboration Public Health EnvironmentalPublic Health Community Environmental Community Business Business
  21. 21. Beyond de Usual Suspects
  22. 22. A New Take on Action Learning
  23. 23. Cultivating Participant Networks
  24. 24. Your Model Could Help or Hurt
  25. 25. Design for Collective Impact Purpose Recruitment/ Network Connection Action Alignment & Learning Action
  26. 26. To Summarize• Focus on results• Recruit cohorts• Catalyze networks• Integrate action learning
  27. 27. www.LeadershipLearning.org www.LeadershipforaNewEra.orgEmail: info@leadershiplearning.org

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