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GGGS Project Tallinn November 2012 Special Olympics Europe/Eurasia Director of Organisational Development

Special Olympics Europe Eurasia (SOEE)

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Topic  How does Special Olympics lead it’s leaders ? How do Special Olympics Leaders lead Special Olympics ?

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It’s a two way street

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Management is about • Current objectives • Plans and budgets • Allocating Resources

• Scheduling and controlling • Solving todays problems • Proccess driven

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Leadership demands • Integrity • Decisiveness • Competence

• Vision • Future Orientation • Inspiration

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Movement Collaboration • Bi Annual Leadership Conference • Europe Eurasia Leadership Council • Programme Development system (PDS)

• Newly created standards • Accreditation • Athlete Leadership Programme (ALPS) • Strategic Plan

• Families 6

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Leadership Conference – Bi Annual • 2012 in Istanbul (next week) • National Programme Leaders – CEO / Board members

• SOEE staff and senior volunteers • Outside experts • Agenda compiled from input from the field and previous evaluations

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Leadership Conference Process • Plenary sessions including updates on SOI / SOEE strategy and initiatives • Presentations by staff and outside experts on specific (high level) topics chosen for that conference e.g.  Collaborative Fundraising

Movement Leadership Lobbying Workshops around all 3

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Europe Eurasia Leadership Council (EELC) • Representatives from national programmes and elected by national programmes

• Must be a CEO or Board member and an athlete representative Responsibilities: (1) Establishing long-range plans for Region-based events, such as Regional Games, Regional conferences, meetings of National Directors in the Region, Strategic Growth plans for its region, and training seminars. (2) Reviewing and making recommendations to SOI concerning proposed dates and venues for Regional Games, and proposals from Accredited Programs within the Region to host Regional Games. (3) Reviewing and making recommendations to SOI concerning proposed dates and venues for Region-based Tournaments, and proposals from Accredited Programmes within the Region for hosting such Tournaments. (4) Planning and conducting Regional conferences in collaboration with SOI. (5) Advising SOI's Regional offices on programme priorities and methods for expanding the Special Olympics Movement within specific Regions, including recommendations concerning the development of Official Sports,

fund-raising initiatives, public relations and communications initiatives, and Regional training needs.

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Programme Development System (PDS) Governance BOARD COMPOSITION EMERGING

PROGRESSING

DEVELOPED

ADVANCED

Board of Directors(BOD)/National Committee is founded with minimum 6 members, Board Chair elected

Executive Committee Formed.

Board has an active committee structure.

Honorary Committee of wellknown sports, business and/or government figures.

Board contains one or more high profile person(s) with high-level business or government contacts.

Board contains 2 or more high profile people with high-level business & government contacts. (“door-openers�)

Board members have professional expertise in 3 or more of these 7 areas: legal, fundraising, finance/accounting, PR, strategic planning, IT, staff development.

Board members have professional expertise in 5 or more of these 7 areas: legal, fundraising, finance/accounting, PR, strategic planning, IT, staff development.

Board rotates membership (maximum tenure = 9 consecutive years) BOD includes expert in Intellectual Disability, expert in sports, SO athlete, family member of an athlete

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Programme Development System (PDS) Governance RESPONSIBILITES & POLICIES EMERGING

PROGRESSING

DEVELOPED

ADVANCED

Board of Directors(BOD)/National Committee has management oversight (approves Annual Report) and financial responsibility (approves budget and financial statements).

Board provides direction/leadership in development of programme’s strategic plan.

Board approves key management initiatives (strategic plan, establishes new committee, new financial standards).

Board members are involved in special projects such as capital fundraising campaigns.

Programme has organisational governance documents (articles of incorporation, statutes, bylaws) which include SO mission statement.

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Detailed board operating procedures in place. Board members have defined, written roles and responsibilities. Board sets written policy for programme behaviour (fundraising, personnel, PR activities. Board sets written policies for Board behaviour (attendance, level of involvement, conflict of interest policy)

Board requires Programme to obtain appropriate liability insurance (may not apply in all Regions).

Board members have defined roles, responsibilities & specific deliverables (donations, liaison with National Sports body) Board enforces policies for Programme behaviour. Board enforces policies for Board behaviour.


Programme Development System (PDS) Governance TRAINING EMERGING

PROGRESSING

DEVELOPED

ADVANCED

At a minimum, Board members receive Special Olympics orientation.

Board training plan is developed and implemented.

Program has a Multi-year Board training plan.

Professional support (consultant) is provided for the planning process.

ASSESSMENT AND EVALUATION EMERGING

PROGRESSING

Board reviews preformance of National Director.

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DEVELOPED

ADVANCED

Board reviews the performance of National Director on the basis of written formal criteria and hass access to Senior Management Team review summaries.


Standards • Currently being developed and reviewed • Also in consultation across the movement 10 standards: HR Policies & Procedures

Volunteer Recognition & Retention

Recruitment

Volunteer Data Collection

Training

Performance Management & Development

Volunteer Communication Volunteer Support

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Accreditation A number of points in relation to leadership composition - Athlete

- Close family relation of an athlete - Expert in Intellectual Disability

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Strategic plan 2 Year consultation throughout all levels of the movement Athlete Experience

Advance Quality Sports & Competitions

Build Communities

Connect Fans & Funds

Develop Movement Leadership Establish Sustainable Capabilities Special Olympics Foundation: Mission, Values and Model of Change Special Olympics


Athlete Leadership Programme (ALPS) Through Special Olympics ALPS athletes explore

opportunities in roles previously considered non traditional. • Athletes on Program Boards of Directors • Athletes on Games Management Teams

• Athletes on Games Evaluation Teams • Global Messenger • Athlete Congress or Input Councils • Athletes as Coaches Special Olympics


Athlete Leadership Programme (ALPS) • • • • • • • • • •

Athletes as Officials Athletes as Volunteers Athletes employed by Special Olympics Athletes as contributors to newsletters and websites Athlete Congress or Input Councils Athletes as Coaches Athletes as Officials Athletes as Volunteers Athletes employed by Special Olympics Athletes as contributors to newsletters and websites

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Families Leadership Family as Community builders • Many family members become spokespeople or volunteers, coaches, fund-raisers and officials – giving them an important voice in Special Olympics

• Families build communities by volunteering at athletic trainings, sharing links and information, talking online via a global network and serving in leadership roles. For every family member who gets involved, Special Olympics has a reason to celebrate. Olympics. • Many family members take a leading role in lobbying

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Leadership

• Leadership is about influencing others to follow by

using a capacity and will to rally them in common purpose and a charter that inspires confidence.

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Leadership at Special Olympics  

Presentation by Marian Murphy, Special Olympics SOEE, at GGGS 2nd Tarining, Tallinn November 2012

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