Friday, 18 June 2010

Future Leaders!

Yesterday was our annual CEO Summit. Today it's The future Leaders Summit.

I'm not involved today; apart from an appearance to glad hand. I asked at the beginning of the week if I was needed and was told: "No, no. This is future leaders; Seb and Peter are in charge!"

But it also marked the launch of a new ACEVO publication "How to become a Third Sector CEO". A superb piece of work carried out by the Cass business school. Get it! Order here

A great turn out - which included two of ACEVO's previous Deputy CEOs. Here they are with the current DCEO.

Nick Aldridge (now CEO, Mission Fish), Gail Scott-Spicer (Scouts) and Peter Kyle.

In the morning I was at Lambeth Town Hall to talk about the work they are doing on The Co-operative Council. They are looking at ways to forge a new relationship between the Council and the citizen. ACEVO will be working with Lambeth on this. We need more Councils to take a radical approach to service delivery. Many are simply salami slicing. This is not the way you will protect front line services. And it will not deliver Big Society.

Perhaps Lambeth would be a great case-study for 'This is European Social Innovation' - a new initiative launched today by Euclid Network and Social Innovation Exchange. Ten projects will be used by the European Commission as case studies in future communication about social innovation in the EU. The projects will also be featured in an official European Commission publication which will be distributed across Europe. I know ACEVO members have some great case-studies, it would be great to see them championed across Europe!

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