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What our Sector Leaders Think about Today, for Tomorrow - Shared screen with speaker view
rebecca sorusch
Hi there, apologies in advacne i will have to leave after one hour due to another meeting
Deborah Willig
Hello! Pose questions in chat for QA the final 30 minutes.
John Ruthrauff
How can we better coordinate our advocay work on mulit-lateral organizatoins / decision making e.g.: World Bank, G7 Summit and G20 Summi, WTO etc.
John Ruthrauff
How do we coordinate more closely with international labour organizations, e.g.: ITUC (International Trade Union Confederation) and TUAC (Trade Union Advisroy Committee to the OECD)on common issues John Ruthrauff, Center for Democratic Eduation
Anne-Marie Heemskerk
Do you see possibilities for civil society world wide to cooperate on a joint message of change to re-engage with the public and bridge the big divide within our societies? What would be the core elements of such a message?
Tosca Vijfeijken
Where do you see the most effective forms of change management that we as NGOs exhibit (in view of all the need for change) and where are our weakest spots?
Paul Hamalian
At Habitat for Humanity, we have found that people have been giving to local program over international for 10+ years. In our national DM campaigns for a number of years, national messages have generated higher response rates.
Barbara van Paassen
Sorry what was the first trend mentioned?
Barbara van Paassen
Tosca Vijfeijken
which new norms do we need to most crucially consider embracing if we are going to remain relevant?
Beth Ellen Holimon
Dining for Women is educating over 8,000 regular US citizens a year (on a monthly basis) about the impact of international investment - educating the public - converting general public to global citizenship - is incredibly important.
Ed Boswell
If there was some sort of collective “call to action” at this critical moment across the sector (e.g., like the joint effort to End Violence Against Children), what could it be?
Tim Boyes-Watson
How can we coordinate together as CSOs and CSO networks globally, as globalists, to better combat populism and nationalism?
Ed Boswell
Many of us are struggling to keep our own organizations relevant and afloat, leaving little bandwidth (money, time, energy) to engage in cross-sector initiatives and investments.
Barbara van Paassen
The question is what is more effective in the long term I think: how long can you keep organizations afloat in times of external threats without addressing those external threats together
Barbara van Paassen
How to overcome this cycle and ensure we create time and space to reflect (or 'be reflectivists' as Duncan Green calls it), reposition and work together as effectively as possible is what I'm very interested in.
Jose Manuel Roche
The impact of some of these trends vary from organization to organizations, so how to systematically assess the potential direction of each trends (and intersections) but unpacking the various potential implications for the work each organization does? What would you recomend to your member organizations to do?
Asif Khan
How do the centrally ethical INGO's detect and offset attempots to highjack ethical norms as is apparent by the US in its "Ministerial" conversation under Amb. Brownback?
Tosca Vijfeijken
Regarding call for values: but we also have to ask ourselves: have we truly been that effective in earlier calls for such values? If not that effective, what have we learned from that to be more effective this time around?
John Ruthrauff
A useful book on populism
Rachel Dickinson
What role do donors have in values, principles, movement towards local autonomy, environmental awareness, etc? Where are they in this conversation? How do we as INGOs get them more involved, or going back to a comment from Sam at the beginning - how do we advance those values within a system full of constraints?
John Ruthrauff
A useful book on populism, National Populism the Revolt Against Liberal Democracy by Roger Eatwell and Matthew Goodwin, Pelican Books, It expores Brexit and Trump, John Ruthrauff, Center for Democratic Education
Darren Ward
How can we leverage the capital we have in the sector to build better, more constructive relationships with others, especially the private sector, where we are seeing a changing narrative towards the values we promote?
Anne Goddard
Sam, why do you think our overall relevance is going down? Can you expand on that?
Tim Boyes-Watson
One area we can share more on is how to move from Theorising around Change which is focused on justifying our own action, (and raising money for it), to new ways to achieve, and resouce, much wider transformations that are hard to attribute.
Barbara van Paassen
I like the term 'mental agility' and my feeling is that we need to invest much more in the people within our organisations to develop these competencies: critical reflection (also on own assumptions, systems thinking), flexibility, self awareness and risk taking. Are there existing frameworks or is it interesting to develop this for both individuals and teams?
Paul Hamalian
We have found great help in using the transformational change mindsets and tools that ConnerAdvisory has given us.
Barbara van Paassen
I agree with Tim it would be great to share learnings on how to push for larger transformations, interconnected issues. E.g. campaign logic and experience is very much biased towards focusing on small, niche, winable issues. When proposing something 'broader' it seems more difficult to get organisations and people involved, evne if they feel it is relevant/ needed.
Darren Ward
A lot of what is being discussed comes back to the culture of organisations and the sector which has been identified as needing change since the Bellagio workshop 5 years ago. How do we shift this from discussion to action?
Deborah Willig
I will pose on multilateral advocacy coordination; frameworks; why overall relevance going down ... please repost / add other questions?
Chris Proulx
How do we measure our collective success at transformation? Can as associations develop some useful measures/data/metrics we could use to both guide us and motivate us to stay focused on transformation vs. implementation of business as usual?
Dirk Frans
We might have to move our organisation from being supertankers to agile, flexible sailing ships. This means smaller, more flexible teams.
Chris Proulx
Sam, maybe the fact that we are not at the center of development anymore, is not necessarily a bad thing…a broader set of tools/forces for development vs. 40 years ago
Virginia Loeb
Invest in educating the next generation of leaders in many fields not just development…business, education, medical, cultural/arts fields. Make global issues and needs relevant and necessary to wider fields which could make partnerships more possible and funding more appealing to private sector
Deborah Willig
Chris - love your Q and are losing time for it!
Stephanie Draper
great ideas too Chris - need to take a screen shot
Paul Hamalian
We need to grow our adaptive leadership capacity.
Dirk Frans
One thing? NGOs are no longer at the centre of the action but we can still contribute.