Tuesday, February 21, 2012

May 8 and 9 Azenet Spring Conference: Building Capacity for Organizaitonal Effectiveness

Discussion Hosts Wanted – Strategic Learning

As part of the Arizona Evaluation Network (AZENet) Spring Conference
Which will be held on May 8 and May 9, 2012
Azenet is looking for people to host discussions on Strategic Learning on May 8.

We are looking for people who can share a story about a team or organization that has an example of making changes as a result of data/information they learned from. We are interested in exploring how teams or organizations started moving toward the practice of strategic learning.

• What led to the interest in practicing strategic learning?
• What were the first steps?
• What initial successes were there?
• What supported the new use of information to make changes or decisions?

If you are interested in sharing your experience with strategic learning on May 8, 2012 please send an email to Cassandra O’Neill by March 15, 2012 at cassandraoneill@comcast.net or call her at 520 403-0687.

Conference Theme: Building Capacity for Organizational Effectiveness
May 8 and 9 2012, 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. each day Tempe, Arizona

Interested in learning more about what research shows builds capacity for organizational effectiveness? Join us for a day of dynamic presentations and small group discussions.

Day 1 will focus on answering the question: What does research show leads to organizational effectiveness in three key areas: Adaptive Capacity/Strategic Learning, Leadership, and Management Practices?
Day 2 will focus on decision-making when investing in capacity building, that aligns with research on organizational effectiveness.
Keynote Speaker: Peter York, TCC Group. Peter York is Senior Partner and Chief Research and Learning Officer at TCC Group. As the field learns more about what it takes to help organizations become effective, some long-standing assumptions about what constitutes high-quality capacity building are being challenged. TCC Group (TCC) has designed, implemented, managed and evaluated over 70 capacity building initiatives, organizations and projects over the past 12 years. Through this body of work, TCC has amassed a significant amount of data and research findings which, in aggregate, are shedding light on what works and what does not when it comes to nonprofit organizational capacity building. More information available at http://www.tccgrp.com
Information about the conference is available at www.azenet.org. Please register by April 15, 2012.


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