Dave Norton, Speakers from World Bank, Boys & Girls Clubs of Puerto Rico Headline 5th Annual Mission-Driven Management Summit

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Speakers from global organizations, including the World Bank and Boys & Girls Clubs of Puerto Rico, on March 5-6 keynoted the 2013 Mission-Driven Management Summit with presentations on leading and measuring strategy-driven organizations.

The 5th Annual Mission-Driven Management Summit, held at the National Press Club in Washington, DC, March 5-6, featured keynote presentations by Dave Norton on “When Targets Become Self-Fulfilling” as well as the World Bank’s Pedro Alba discussing the Bank’s Latin America and Caribbean Region’s (LCR’s) experience in implementing the Balanced Scorecard across its 13 units.

Norton’s discussion compared the value multipliers derived from strategy execution of for-profit versus mission-driven organizations. He found that while for-profits that were “Hall of Fame” strategy execution organizations had higher multipliers—achieving an increase of 150% of shareholder value—“Hall of Fame” mission-driven organizations were still doing rather well—increasing their mission measure by 100%.

Alba talked about how when the World Bank LCR began looking at their strategic measures, they discovered that they were doing worse in areas they thought they were doing well and well in areas where they thought they needed work, which had implications for strategic investments.

“The Summit was attended by more than 100 individuals for the fifth consecutive year and was a huge success,” said Ted Jackson, Managing Partner at Ascendant Strategy Management Group, the consultancy that sponsored the conference. “Returning speakers continued to inspire participants with their stories of sustained success while new speakers from mission-driven organizations shared their best practices and lessons learned.”

Additional speakers included representatives of the CFA Institute, the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS), the Boys & Girls Clubs of Puerto Rico, Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Boston, the Los Angeles Unified School District, and the FBI.

More information on the 2013 Mission-Driven Management Summit, its speakers, and its agenda is available at http://www.missiondrivensummit.com.

About Ascendant Strategy Management Group:
Ascendant Strategy Management Group helps nonprofits, agencies, associations, and foundations manage strategy, collaborate with stakeholders, and build communities around their strategy execution efforts. We offer Balanced Scorecard and performance management training, facilitation, and consulting to help organizations accelerate mission results. For more information, visit Ascendant online at http://www.ascendantsmg.com.

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