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Creative Capacity Building for Coalitions. Program Sharing October 13, 2010 MN Regional Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drug (ATOD) Prevention Coordinators. We cannot do this work alone.

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creative capacity building for coalitions

Creative Capacity Building for Coalitions

Program Sharing

October 13, 2010

MN Regional Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drug (ATOD) Prevention Coordinators

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We cannot do this work alone.

Our most successful efforts come from the combined strengths of coalitions members, partners, and supporters.

welcome
Welcome!

Name

Organization

Bucket List Item

Connect to a network of amazing people!

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Tools, ideas, and strategies to build capacity and create sustainability within a coalition.

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When you’re operating out of LOVE and truly reaching out to the world, trying new things, living up to your potential – that’s when you’re most likely to get stuck, because you’re deeply challenging the status quo. - UnStuck by Keith Yamashita and Sandra Spataro

leadership continuum
Leadership Continuum
  • Autocratic – totally in control, making all decisions oneself
  • Managerial – concerned with the smooth operation, rather then the goals and effectiveness of the organization
  • Democratic – consulting with others, encouraging equality within the organization but making the final decision oneself
  • Collaborative – sharing leadership, involving others in all major decisions, spreading ownership
collaborative or transformational leadership
Collaborative or Transformational Leadership

Effective coalition leadership requires a collection of person qualities and skill that are typically not found in one individual, but rather in a group of committed leaders who have grassroots community support.

traits of transformational leaders
Traits of Transformational Leaders
  • Let go of things others can do
  • Encourage initiative, ideas and risk taking
  • Ensure people have goals and know how they are doing
  • Delegate to challenge, develop and empower
  • Coach to ensure success
  • Reinforce good work and good attempts
traits of transformation leaders continued
Traits of Transformation Leaders Continued
  • Share information, knowledge and skills
  • Value, trust and respect each individual
  • Provide support without taking over
  • Practice what they preach
quotes
Quotes
  • If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.

-John Quincy Adams

  • I start with the premise that the function of leadership is to produce more leaders, not more followers.

-Ralph Nader

strengths
Strengths?

What are they?

strengthsfinder 2 0
Strengthsfinder 2.0
  • Tom Rath
  • 40 years of research to discover the top 34 strengths
  • Assessment to identify your top 5 strengths
  • Action Guide-includes action steps on improving your strength
focusing on strengths
Focusing on Strengths

“At its fundamentally flawed core, the aim of almost any learning program is to help us become who we are not…From cradle to cubicle, we devote more time to our shortcomings than to our strengths,” (Rath, 3).

“Across the board, having the opportunity to develop our strengths is more important to success than our role, our title, or even our pay,” (Rath, 11)….

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TALENT

INVESTMENT

STRENGTH

Rath, pg. 20

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The problem is that most people don’t get the opportunity to focus on their strengths!

  • Gallup has polled over 10 million people worldwide on employee engagement:
    • Only one-third strongly agree that “At work, I have the opportunity to do what I do best everyday.”
    • People who do get to focus on their strengths everyday are 6x as likely to be engaged in their jobs and more than 3x as likely to report having an excellent quality of life in general.
  • Additionally, having someone or a supportive team that focuses on your strengths can make a dramatic difference.

(Rath, iii)

strengthening teams
Strengthening Teams
  • Just as effective leaders know and leverage their individual strengths, effective teams can do the same.
  • Expanding on their original work, Rath and Conchie have identified four domains of leadership strength that your individual strengths fit within:
    • Executing
    • Influencing
    • Relationship Building
    • Strategic Thinking

Strength-Based Leadership, Rath & Cochie, 2008

four domains of strengths
Four Domains of Strengths
  • Executing: Striving, Making things happen
  • Influencing: Impacting, Connecting others to an idea
  • Relationship Building: Relating, Creating groups that are more than the sum of individuals
  • Strategic Thinking: Focusing on what could be

Although individual leaders may not have strengths in all of these domains, strong teams should leverage contributions from all four domains.

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Strengths of the four Domains

  • Executing /Striving
  • Achiever
  • Arranger
  • Belief
  • Consistency
  • Deliberative
  • Discipline
  • Focus
  • Responsibility
  • Restorative
  • Influencing/ Impacting
  • Activator
  • Command
  • Communication
  • Competition
  • Maximizer
  • Self-Assurance
  • Significance
  • Woo
  • Relationship Building / Relating
  • Adaptability
  • Developer
  • Connectedness
  • Empathy
  • Harmony
  • Includer
  • Individualization
  • Positivity
  • Relator
  • Strategic Thinking / Thinking
  • Analytical
  • Context
  • Futuristic
  • Ideation
  • Input
  • Intellection
  • Learner
  • Strategic
who are you
Who are you?

Think about something you want in your life, who you want to be, or a goal you want to accomplish.

Create a nametag to describe you: “Transformational Woman Laura ” or “Globetrottin’ Diane” or “Urban Farmer Andy”

where do our values come from how can we help instill values in others
Where do our values come from?How can we help instill values in others?

A picture is worth a thousand words! Pryckistulin

what percentage of the time are you true to your values
What percentage of the time are you true to your values?

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  • Absolutely all the time, 100%
  • Most of the time, 75-90 %
  • Sometimes, 50%
  • Working on that area, 20-30 %

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do you ever make promises you can t keep
Do you ever make promises you can’t keep?

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  • Never. I don’t make promises.
  • Never, I keep my promises.
  • It happens, I’m human.
  • Every now and then.
  • Yes, why should I keep a promise?

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what happens to a coalition when the members don t have shared values
What happens to a coalition when the members don’t have shared values?

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  • Chaos, Confusion, Conundrums
  • Disengagement and Disagreements
  • Angry or Absent members
  • Happy and Helpful members
  • Nothing

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what happens with a coalition has shared values and a shared vision
What happens with a coalition has shared values and a shared vision?

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  • Happy and Helpful members
  • Goals are accomplished
  • Community organizations will also support the coalition
  • We can start to solve the problems of the world
  • Tons of great things, all of the above

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3 basic sustainability guides
3 Basic Sustainability Guides
  • Ask for what you need
  • Right Person,Right Attitude,Right Tools
  • Think Big – aim high. Don’t give up on dreams and goals
  • How does your organization do this?
what are some common sources of funding
What are some common sources of funding?

Funding for prevention efforts can be very important.

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“True sustainability does not come from a grant application every few years-it grows from a strategic orientation to your coalition’s work and ongoing attention to the building blocks that make up our coalition’s vitality and viability.” –CADCA

or in an other word
or in an other word

“Leadership”

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Recognition Ideas

  • Birthday Cards mailed to members
  • Celebrate one thing (minimum) at every coalition meeting
    • Did you get a new grant, pass an ordinance, have a successful after-school program, new members join, try something new?
  • Awards: Partner and Member of the Month
    • {Step Up to The Plate Award in Chisholm}
  • Host special semi-annual or annual meeting to celebrate success
    • During regular meetings acknowledge activity was successful because of the leadership and hardwork of the coalition
  • Send a personal email, a card, or make a phone call to say thank you and encourage leadership development.
  • Free t-shirt or item with coalition name / logo on it
  • Celebration Board
  • Post success stories on facebook, Linked in, websites, blogs and newsletters.
  • Treat them to a coffee or tea sometime, take time for conversation
  • Framed photo or small album of pictures of work person has been involved in
  • Give a greater role to outstanding people, help others to be leaders
sharing events helpful resources and ways to be involved
Sharing events, helpful resources, and ways to be involved

309 people are connecting to the coalition via facebook!

recommended resources
Recommended Resources:

Great Meetings, Great Results : A practical guide for facilitating successful, productive meetings

By Dee Kesley and Pam Plumb

UnStuck By Keith Yamashita and Sandra Spataro

Community Anti-Drug Coalition of America www.cadca.org

The Tipping Point by Malcolm Gladwell

thank you we are here to help you feel free to contact us for help with your prevention efforts
THANK YOU!We are here to help you. Feel free to contact us for help with your prevention efforts.
thank you to our grant funder and host sites
Thank You! to our grant funder and host sites!
  • The RPCs are funded though a grant by the MN Department of Human Services – Alcohol and Drug Abuse Division
  • Polk County Public Health
  • Carlton-Cook-Lake-St Louis Community Health Board
  • Clay County Public Health
  • Community Partnership with Youth & Families
  • Project Turnabout
  • Parenting Resource Center