Seven Organizations Named as Hubs for Results Count Leadership Development

Posted January 9, 2019, By the Annie E. Casey Foundation

Seven organizations are joining with the Casey Foundation to advance Results Count.

In a major step to boost the reach of Results Count™, its unique approach to lead­er­ship devel­op­ment, the Casey Foun­da­tion has select­ed sev­en orga­ni­za­tions to work with the Foun­da­tion for three years as hubs that will expand the use of Results Count through­out the social sector.

The goal: to increase the num­ber of lead­ers who take a results-ori­ent­ed approach to accel­er­ate mea­sur­able and equi­table improve­ments in well-being for chil­dren and fam­i­lies in com­mu­ni­ties across the country.

By help­ing lead­ers devel­op the results-based skills, behav­iors and rela­tion­ships they need to lead more effec­tive­ly with­in non­prof­it orga­ni­za­tions and pub­lic sys­tems, the Foun­da­tion believes that these lead­ers can achieve last­ing improve­ments in child and fam­i­ly well-being,” says Bar­bara Squires, direc­tor of Lead­er­ship Devel­op­ment at the Foundation.

Casey has worked with thou­sands of lead­ers over the last 25 years, offer­ing tools and skills to sup­port them in their work to bet­ter serve kids and fam­i­lies. The Results Count hub strat­e­gy will help to meet a grow­ing demand for this way of working.

The hubs were cho­sen for their abil­i­ty to use this approach inter­nal­ly in their orga­ni­za­tions, as well as to build the capac­i­ty of oth­ers to work in a sim­i­lar way. Each has either a net­work of sites, mem­bers and affil­i­ates or access to a net­work; a series of engage­ments or part­ner­ships with oth­er orga­ni­za­tions; or a posi­tion of lead­er­ship and influ­ence among a col­lab­o­ra­tive of orga­ni­za­tions in a spe­cif­ic geo­graph­ic area. The fol­low­ing orga­ni­za­tions are on the path to becom­ing Results Count hubs:

In addi­tion to these orga­ni­za­tions, the Casey Foundation’s Jim Casey Youth Oppor­tu­ni­ties Ini­tia­tive® will serve as an inter­nal hub, work­ing with its net­works to expand use of Results Count.

The Results Count hub strat­e­gy has evolved from Casey’s work with Striv­e­To­geth­er, which sup­ports a nation­al net­work of com­mu­ni­ty-based, cra­dle-to-career part­ner­ships. Since 2014, Casey has shared its approach to lead­er­ship devel­op­ment with StriveTogether’s nation­al staff and its part­ner com­mu­ni­ties. With a rig­or­ous, data-dri­ven approach, StriveTogether’s com­mu­ni­ties have changed sys­tems and improved edu­ca­tion­al out­comes across the country.

The Foun­da­tion will ded­i­cate itself over the next three years to sup­port­ing each organization’s path to becom­ing a Results Count hub. This path will be dif­fer­ent for each hub orga­ni­za­tion depend­ing on its spe­cif­ic needs, inter­ests and capacity.

We are thrilled to be able to share Results Count with oth­ers that are work­ing to improve edu­ca­tion­al out­comes in rur­al Amer­i­ca,” said Drea­ma Gen­try, exec­u­tive direc­tor of Part­ners for Edu­ca­tion at Berea Col­lege. Results Count will be an essen­tial tool for build­ing sus­tain­able, rur­al com­mu­ni­ties of change.”

Results Count is built on five core com­pe­ten­cies that Casey believes all lead­ers — regard­less of role or where they sit with­in orga­ni­za­tions — need to mas­ter to con­tribute in a mea­sur­able way to bet­ter out­comes. As the select­ed orga­ni­za­tions grow in their capac­i­ty to be Results Count hubs, their staff are work­ing to apply these com­pe­ten­cies in their work. Here are the five core competencies:

  • Be results based and data driven.
  • Act on dis­par­i­ties to advance equi­table outcomes.
  • Use one­self as an instru­ment of change to move results.
  • Mas­ter the skills of adap­tive leadership.
  • Col­lab­o­rate with oth­ers to be in high action and high align­ment to achieve results.

Cre­at­ing a just and fair soci­ety is the work of our gen­er­a­tion. To accom­plish it, we must achieve results at a scale com­men­su­rate with our nation’s chal­lenges. At Pol­i­cyLink, our result is all peo­ple have eco­nom­ic secu­ri­ty, live in healthy com­mu­ni­ties of oppor­tu­ni­ty and ben­e­fit from a just soci­ety,” said Michael McAfee, pres­i­dent and CEO of Pol­i­cyLink. Results Count tools and skills pro­vide the foun­da­tion for us to bring greater dis­ci­pline to our pur­suit of equity.”

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