Why Invest in Collaborative Leadership Development? Summary Report

Getting Big Results

By the University of Maryland School of Public Policy

December 16, 2012

Summary

The Casey Foundation values skillful leadership in creating sustained social change. The Foundation partnered with the University of Maryland, School of Public Policy in sculpting a new approach to match leadership ability with constructive results for children, families and communities – a collaborative leadership style for complex social issues.  Readers, especially other foundations and nonprofit investors, get a look at the findings, lessons learned and recommendations from three years of collaborative leadership capacity-building efforts. 

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Key Takeaway

Collaborative Leadership Requires a Distinct Skill Set

Getting leaders to work together, combined with explicit actions, generates true community-wide results.  Supporting these complex efforts requires a specific set of collaborative leadership skills. These collaborative skills are crucial when striving for significant social change that cross-cuts communities, agencies and sectors. Skillful leaders know how to leverage opportunities to let these collaborative initiatives thrive over an extended period of time. 

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