Organizations frequently overlook the “critical middle”–how the exercise of leadership at all levels and how the application of a well-integrated operations strategy contribute to results and outcomes. This webinar offers a practical framework for integrating defined leadership and management practices into a holistic operations strategy in order to maximize organizational outcomes. Strategic plans are crucial. Policies and systems are practical. But without an explicit operations strategy and a unified approach to leading and managing the human systems across an organization, significant promise is left unattained.
Understanding of “operations strategy” and its relevance to any organization.
Guidelines for setting operations strategy while integrating the leadership and management practices component.
A foundation for defining the core leadership and management practices relevant to one’s own organization.
Daniel Doucette, leadership adviser, coach and operations strategist, is the founder of Windfires: Leadership Engagement Strategies (www.windfires.com), offering coaching, workshops, consulting and keynotes that elevate individual and organizational performance across civil society. Daniel also currently serves as Chief Operating Officer for EngenderHealth, an international NGO that improves the lives of women and their families by increasing access to, and improving the quality of, family planning services in under-served communities worldwide. Daniel previously has served as CFO and VP of Operations for Rainforest Alliance and as VP of Finance for American Cancer Society/Eastern Division. He has been board chair for several community-based organizations and currently volunteers for the Trevor Project conducting workshops on suicide prevention for LGBTQ youth. He has also held positions at AFS Intercultural Programs and World Wildlife Fund. Daniel holds a BS and MS in international affairs from Georgetown University, as well as a MA in Organization Development and a Certificate in Evidence-Based Coaching from Fielding Graduate University.
Windfires: Leadership Engagement Strategies was launched in December 2010 by founder Daniel Doucette with a mission to accelerate achievement of strategic and operational goals by elevating individual and organizational performance across civil society. Through coaching, workshops and keynotes, Windfires’ principal Daniel Doucette makes enhanced leadership effectiveness real, and facilitates the development of operation strategies that bring strategic plans to life.