NGO managers and leaders need to convene at times for strategic deep dives to survey the future, consider choices, decide on change agendas, or re-evaluate past efforts. Skillful facilitation by somebody who has sector-level perspective, knows peer experiences, understands leadership perspectives, and can highlight potential blind spots is crucial for success of this type of exercise.
Providing thought leadership to ensure the future-fitness of ‘influencing’ NGOs
Helping NGOs look change right in the eye
Influential NGO, which is undergoing big disruptions and faces a wrenching need for change, needed to hear a frank and well-respected, external sector-level voice as speaker for its organization-wide staff. In a similar vein, an association of INGOs needed to provide timely content relevant to its members in their need to grapple with the implications of the COVID-19 pandemic
Testing a competency model
A major human rights NGO was revising its behavioral competencies based on worrisome findings coming from several staff engagement surveys. It needed its group of senior managers and leaders to validate the proposed competencies during a Management Team gathering.