The world has changed since 1912 and the founding of Girl Scouting. Our commitment to girls and our focus on providing a positive and quality leadership experience is unwavering. We must provide an experience that girls need … in a way they want. We must focus our limited resources of today on what matters most in order to deliver our promise to girls for the next 100 years.
Girl Scouts of North East Ohio has embarked on a learning-based process for creating and implementing breakthrough strategies called Strategic Learning. Led by Board Member Cathy Lippert, this is an inclusive process, which means volunteers, staff and community members are encouraged to participate.
We are so proud of the 30 volunteers and staff members who have made a commitment to making this important plan a reality. Many more of you will contribute through surveys and focus groups. Together, we have the answers and the ability to create the strategy that will serve today’s girls and produce tomorrow’s leaders.
Honoring the history of Girl Scouts of North East Ohio and the importance of the democratic process and responsibility of customers and stakeholders to engage and influence the process, communication will be transparent, mutually respectful, and ongoing.
We believe this the right process at just the right time in our Council’s history. It will enable us to strengthen our programs and focus our resources on the most relevant services for our members.
If you would like to learn more or volunteer, please contact Board Member Cathy Lippert via e-mail CB_LIPPERT@YAHOO.COM or call her at 440-773-0129.
Joan P. VillarrealChair, GSNEO Board of Directors
M. Jane ChristysonGSNEO Chief Executive Officer
Developed by Willie Pietersen, professor of Practice Management at Columbia Business School, the process has four linked steps - learn, focus, align and execute – which build on one another and are repeated in a continuous cycle.
“Today, the mission of strategy is to create and sustain an adaptive organization - one that continuously scans and makes sense of its changing environment, learns from its own actions, and modifies its strategies accordingly,” said Pietersen.
In 2004, GSUSA made a commitment to train all 112 councils in the Strategic Learning Process with the overarching goal to enhance leadership effectiveness throughout the Movement. Today, there are more than 90 councils nationally that have used this process with great success to develop local market strategies.
Barb AnzaloneJane ChristysonKathy DiFrancescoJackie EbersoleEmily Fletcher-FeinJackie FordJean GrangerJohn GravesAndrea HartmanBrenda HeidingerPenny HewittAida IdiaquezKim JanikovicsKatie KarverKim KlimaJan LarsenShirley LeonardCathy LippertPat KochLiz KohlerDeb KroupaValarie MariolaSandra F. MorganLynda RossiterKoyen ShahDiane Stevens RobinsonGenesis StubbsPam ValentineJoan VillarrealTina Wells