Strategy and Performance Management Cohort Program

Starting August 18, 2020 | Cohort Program

Strategy and Performance Management Cohort Program

ClearPoint and ELGL have teamed up to launch the 2020 Strategy and Performance Management Cohort Program.

We’re excited to announce that ClearPoint Strategy and Engaging Local Government Leaders (ELGL) have teamed up to launch the Strategy and Performance Management Cohort, a three-month program that helps local governments draft and implement a strategic plan quickly.

We wanted to take our talent and expertise and deploy it to a cause that we are passionate about. As such, priority will be given to Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) communities with limited resources. This cohort is designed to enable participants to identify opportunities, increase knowledge, and build relationships that will last for years to come.

How will the cohort work?

Cohort participants will be matched with mentor experts from around the country to develop a plan utilizing the ClearPoint strategic planning software, which is included at no additional cost to the participants. The cohort will be hosted through an online collaboration platform and will be virtual. Within weeks, cohort participants can expect to have a strategy plan, with measures they can report on, and relationships they can lean on to push through this year and future years to come. We’ve provided more on our content plan below.

Who can apply?

We encourage local governments who don’t have an active and well-managed strategic plan to apply. Priority consideration will be given to applicants who represent represent Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) communities and public agencies & programs which serve predominantly BIPOC communities and who want to invest in the long-term future of their communities but cannot afford it. ELGL will be managing the application process.

In conjunction with identifying participants, we are also looking for strategy experts within our ClearPoint Community, who would be willing to serve as mentors to the cohort participants – providing guidance and support all along the way.

If you are interested in serving as a mentor and would like more information, please reach out to Laura Chandler at [email protected].

When will the cohort begin?

Our timeline is as follows:

Cohort Applications Due: August 7, 2020
Cohort Selections Announced: August 11, 2020
Program Dates: August 18, 2020 – November 18, 2020
First Cohort Meeting: August 18, 2020 2 PM EST/11 AM PST
Presentations at Virtual ELGL20: October 2020
Graduation and final live session: November 18, 2020

Cohort participants can plan to spend 8 hours per month in participation.

What will the participants learn?

We have worked with ELGL and built a rapid-learning framework to help these public service professionals quickly build a strategic plan and create the measures needed to track results. Our content plan is as follows:

  • Weeks 1-2:  Strategy Overview
  • Weeks 3-4: Common Themes
  • Weeks 5-6: Common Measures
  • Weeks 7-8: Link Your Projects
  • Weeks 9-10: Share Your Data
  • Weeks 11-12: Start Managing

The cohort participants will present their work at the virtual #ELGL20 (October 2020) event to attendees. To learn more about ELGL Cohort Programs, click here.

Peer-to-peer learning and networking can be powerful tools for improving our communities. This is at the center of the cohort learning model.

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