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Leadership Development Investment Framework External website [view] [more info]

The Leadership Development Investment Framework is a tool developed to assist funders, program staff, and evaluators clarify the purposes of leadership development and capacity-building supports. In 2008, we partnered with United Way Toronto to adapt the original Leadership Development Investment Framework that was produced by Grantmakers for Effective Organizations in 2005. The tool was useful in assisting the United Way and other leadership funders in Canada to become more intentional about where they are currently investing resources, where there are gaps in investment, and how they might work together to maximize the impact of their resources. Grady McGonagill adapted the framework further by adding the dimension of teams and team building capacity as part of a study for the Bertelsmann Foundation. Claire Reinelt and LLC Board Member and Leadership Consultant Grady McGonagill have continued to refine the framework and explore ways that funders can use this tool to better align their leadership investments internally and externally with others. At a recent Funders' Circle meeting designed for funders to learn more about each other's work and find synergies across strategies, issues and geographic areas, the attached summary of the framework was shared. This summary describes changes that occur at five levels: individual, team, organizational, community, and field. Since most foundations seek to develop a range of leadership capacities across multiple levels, choosing the right approaches and combining the right strategies is a process of experimentation and learning. To make the framework more useful, we have added examples of different programs and how they invest in leadership development. This framework provides a comprehensive view of 25 potential leadership development opportunities organized in a 5 x 5 matrix. The matrix enables stakeholders to identify patterns in their current investment strategies; engage in deeper dialogue about the purposes for investing in leadership; and become more intentional about the directions in which they want to invest moving forward. Through sharing strategies and lessons learned among funders, successful approaches can be adapted and tried in different contexts. Please refer to the document for additional information on the framework.

Authors: Claire Reinelt, Grady McGonagill

Subjects: leadership, evaluation

08/08/2014 - 00:00 - 0 comments - 0 attachments - Posted by Miriam Persley

Leadership Development Investment Framework PDF file [download] [more info]

The Leadership Development Investment Framework is a tool developed to assist funders, program staff, and evaluators clarify the purposes of leadership development and capacity-building supports. In 2008, we partnered with United Way Toronto to adapt the original Leadership Development Investment Framework that was produced by Grantmakers for Effective Organizations in 2005. The tool was useful in assisting the United Way and other leadership funders in Canada to become more intentional about where they are currently investing resources, where there are gaps in investment, and how they might work together to maximize the impact of their resources. Grady McGonagill adapted the framework further by adding the dimension of teams and team building capacity as part of a study for the Bertelsmann Foundation. Claire Reinelt and LLC Board Member and Leadership Consultant Grady McGonagill have continued to refine the framework and explore ways that funders can use this tool to better align their leadership investments internally and externally with others. At a recent Funders' Circle meeting designed for funders to learn more about each other's work and find synergies across strategies, issues and geographic areas, the attached summary of the framework was shared. This summary describes changes that occur at five levels: individual, team, organizational, community, and field. Since most foundations seek to develop a range of leadership capacities across multiple levels, choosing the right approaches and combining the right strategies is a process of experimentation and learning. To make the framework more useful, we have added examples of different programs and how they invest in leadership development. This framework provides a comprehensive view of 25 potential leadership development opportunities organized in a 5 x 5 matrix. The matrix enables stakeholders to identify patterns in their current investment strategies; engage in deeper dialogue about the purposes for investing in leadership; and become more intentional about the directions in which they want to invest moving forward. Through sharing strategies and lessons learned among funders, successful approaches can be adapted and tried in different contexts. Please refer to the document for additional information on the framework.

Authors: Claire Reinelt, Grady McGonagill

Subjects: leadership, evaluation

11/23/2009 - 01:00 - 0 comments - 1 attachment - Posted by Natalia Castaneda

The Results of an Evaluation Scan of 55 Leadership Development Programs External website [view] [more info]

The W. K. Kellogg Foundation has had a long history of investing in leadership development programs. Recent changes in the way that the Foundation thinks about leadership have been accompanied by questions from our leadership team about how to evaluate leadership programs. These questions led the Foundation to commission the Development Guild/DDI, Inc. to conduct a scan to determine the current status of efforts to evaluate change-oriented leadership programs. The scan provided information about desired and unintended outcomes, approaches to evaluation, data collection methods, and data sources. We believe that funders and those who run programs will benefit from understanding the variability across programs.

Authors: Craig Russon and Claire Reinelt

Subjects: leadership, evaluation

01/01/2004 - 01:00 - 0 comments - 0 attachments - Posted by Natalia Castaneda

Designing an evaluation for a community health leadership initiative Microsoft Word file [download] [more info]

Over 30 people participated in a WebEx Conference Call hosted by the Center for Creative Leadership that provided consultative support to the CCL team about the design and evaluation of the “Ladder to Leadership” Initiative.

Authors: Health Leadership Circle WebEx Conference Call

Subjects: International Reproductive Health Leaders share their experiences, evaluation

09/24/2007 - 00:00 - 0 comments - 1 attachment - Posted by admin

Summary of Results from a Leadership Development Cost-Benefit Analysis Survey PDF file [download] [more info]

The purposes of conducting and evaluating the results of this survey were to: explore the benefits and potential hazards of cost benefit analysis; harvest early learning about what constitutes a strong return on investment (e.g. numbers, strategic impact, etc.) and how it is achieved; and,explore methodologies and approaches for gathering data about the return on leadership investments.

Authors: Claire Reinelt

Subjects: cost benefit, roi, return on investment, program costs, funders, evaluation

04/22/2008 - 09:42 - 3 comments - 1 attachment - Posted by Elissa Perry

Beahrs ELP Framework for Inquiry Microsoft Word file [download] [more info]

This framework for inquiry uses the Beahrs ELP EvaluLEAD results map to develop a set of questions for inquiry about each results space on the map.

Subjects: evaluation, evalulead, Beahrs, environmental leadership

10/22/2007 - 06:51 - 0 comments - 1 attachment - Posted by Claire Reinelt

Beahrs Environmental Leadership Program EvaluLEAD Results Map Microsoft Word file [download] [more info]

Beahrs Environmental Leadership Program EvaluLEAD Results Map

Subjects: evaluation, evalulead, Beahrs, environmental leadership

10/22/2007 - 06:42 - 0 comments - 1 attachment - Posted by Claire Reinelt

Evaluating the Emergence of Leadership Within Networks and Communities of Practice Microsoft Powerpoint file [download] [more info]

Powerpoint presentation on Berkana Institute's theory of change, the evaluation questions they are asking, and the challenges they have faced. This presentation was given at a Boston LLC gathering on September 21, 2007.

Authors: Debbie Frieze

Subjects: evaluation, boston, networks, communities of practice, Berkana

09/22/2007 - 00:00 - 0 comments - 1 attachment - Posted by Claire Reinelt

Evaluation Techniques Series External website [view] [more info]

As grant makers, we often look for evaluation and assessment techniques that match the projects or programs we fund. We want an evaluation that’s useful to the foundation, the grantee, the grantee’s stakeholders, and the wider field or community. We hear about techniques like theory of change, collaborative inquiry, ethnography, or outcomes measurement, and their use seems to be growing. Even so, it's not always easy to find out exactly what the terms mean, and many grant makers remain uncertain about what the methods have to offer, how they can build useful knowledge, or when they might be most valuable. To help grant makers understand some of these newer evaluative approaches and weigh their advantages, GrantCraft is developing a collection of briefing notes. Each note will explain the basics of one technique and answer some common questions about its use. A mini-case, based on one grant maker’s experiences, is featured in each guide. If literature about the topic is readily accessible, we refer you to it.

Authors: GrantCraft

Subjects: evaluation, grantcraft, guides-tools-reports, actionresearch

07/11/2007 - 00:00 -