We are very pleased to announce that we will be conducting a four-part webinar series on Strategic Alliances for the American Network of Community Options and Resources (ANCOR). ANCOR is a nonprofit trade association representing and advocating on behalf of the more than 800 private providers of services and supports for nearly 500,000 Americans with disabilities that employ over 400,000 direct support staff in 49 states and Washington, D.C.
Dates: March 5, March 19, April 2, April 16
Time: 1:00 pm - 2:30pm Eastern
Presenters: Jane Arsenault, MBA, Principal, & Anne Yurasek, MBA, Principal, FIO Partners, LLC
Intended audience: Executive Directors, Emerging Leaders, and other interested agency staff
This four session course based on a case study will take decision makers through a strategic management framework that will examine the need for a variety of alliance models as tools to cope with an increasingly hostile environment. As leadership choices within the case unfold, the course will explore the options which are right for an organization and clearly define the roles and responsibilities of all members of nonprofit board and staff in planning and implementing an alliance. The FIO Partners Strategic Management framework provides a clear and useful conceptual framework for managing a nonprofit agency that can respond to increased accountability and rapid change. The model defines the four key tasks as: (1) consensus on vision, mission, values and agreement on strategic management tasks; (2) designing or redesigning the organization’s core; (3) safeguarding and supporting the core; and, (4) improving the core. As organization leadership moves through the steps of framing a plan, opportunities to work with other organizations will arise. Nonprofit leaders will learn to use collaboration as a strategic tool to enhance, rather than undermine, mission. This course will explore the various options for collaboration and consolidation and will provide insight into issues that may arise as a member of an alliance. The course will also include an online learning community throughout the eight weeks to encourage knowledge exchange in between webinar sessions.