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Ready by 21 Leadership Capacity Audit Sample Recommendations

Leadership capacity audits serve the same purpose as financial audits. They provide leaders with a structured opportunity to receive feedback on core functions that are critical to their mission so that they can increase their overall horsepower to make sustained change. The attached list of key findings and recommendations from a generic city will give you an idea of the helpful guidance this process can have.

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Friday, August 5, 2011
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Broader partnerships, bigger goals, better data, bolder actions to improve program quality, consistency and reach – these are the goals of leadership. To support this work, the Forum for Youth Investment has developed the leadership capacity audit: a set of structured surveys, interviews and processes designed to assess a community's overall leadership capacities. This process involves a series of stakeholder interviews and analysis of key indicators and data sources, and results in a set of findings and recommendations like this document.
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Ready by 21 Southeast Challenge Overview

Friday, August 5, 2011
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The Southeast Cities Challenge is an initiative to develop core leadership capacities that are critical to efforts to improve child and youth outcomes from birth to young adulthood. The Ready by 21 National Partnership, a coalition of prominent national organizations whose members touch the lives of over 100 million children and youth across the country, created the Challenge as part of its current focus on working in the Southeast region of the U.S.
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nFocus Software

For more than thirteen years, nFocus Software has successfully implemented solutions to track and measure outcomes for more than 2.2 million children in all fifty states and Canada. nFocus Software customers include nonprofit organizations, Fortune 500 companies, and the federal government, with organizations ranging from local sites with fewer than 100 individuals, to state-wide deployments serving thousands of individuals, to the United States Army.

David P. Weikart Center for Youth Program Quality

After-school and other out-of-school time systems throughout the United States rely on the Weikart Center’s intervention, performance metrics and aligned professional development to drive their continuous improvement efforts. These include an evidence-based intervention model (Youth Program Quality Intervention, or YPQI) and core set of instructional quality metrics (Youth Program Quality Assessment, or Youth PQA).

The Weikart Center is a division of the Forum for Youth Investment.

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