“. Turning ideas into solutions The role of a nurturing culture. Part of a Global YMCA Movement. An idea is a network. Here ’ s an idea!. Photo. Here ’ s a solution!. My learning's. Photo. My learning's. Due diligence & Business Case Board engagement Relationships
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Understanding the appetite for riskSome elements of success
Board engagement in innovation
Monitoring & understanding
StrategyIdeas to solutions - the closed structure
fostering learning and change
facilitating networking and communicationsIdeas to solutions - the open structure
AccountabilityBeyond the self-enforcing structure
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50 kids every year.
A strong vision, strong analytics, and strong partnership between the board and staff;
A good dose of "innovative bravery"
Primarily however it was the people and relationships that work.
A strong team of trusted advisorsWhat were the top three factors which contributed towards success?
Take as long as you need to get things right… these were 3 to 5 year projects!
Maintain your to 5 year projects!“self-enforcing” structure (policy, risk management, due diligence etc.)
Build an open structure to overlay your formal one.
Be aware of your Board’s and your staff’s appetite for risk
Have a clear engagement (communications) strategy
Have a team around you that will test you
Be patient – take as long as you need.The common threads