STEERING COMMITTEE: Part 2
The CIS Steering Committee - to be comprised of leaders across the state representing business, community development, education, health and government - will convene to consider the results of the 7 Regional Forums held across California.
The Steering Committee will charter Action Teams to include a widely shared policy, funding and/or program priority in their development of Action Plans – if the Steering Committee deems that a priority meets three basic criteria (yet to be approved):
· Focuses on the triple bottom line (not a single bottom line) of economic, social and environmental progress
· Reflects a widely shared regional priority (not a narrowly shared priority of a few regions or secondary issue), and makes sense from the standpoint of achieving Collective Impact in one or more Summit Focus Areas
· Has clear regional champions identified
The following additional criteria may also be considered:
· Builds on an existing Signature Initiative, rather than moves in a completely new direction
· State-level partners show willingness to collaborate with regional champions on the initiative
· Examples from California regions or other states suggest it’s a promising area for action
Consistent with the priorities from the Regional Forums, the Steering Committee will define the parameters within which an Action Team works, and discuss potential leads for each Team.
After applying these criteria, the Steering Committee will have three options:
Champion the Priority: The Steering Committee charters an Action Team, either re-chartering an existing team or creating a new team that aligns with one or more Summit Focus Areas .
Support the Priority: The Steering Committee determines that an Action Team is not currently warranted but authorizes the Management Team to draft a letter of support and include a summary of shared priorities across regions, and provide that package to those who will advocate for those actions. Be prepared to continue to support the priority by restating Summit Action Plan principles as an issue progresses through the policy process. Includes state/federal legislation or administrative branch action such as Executive Order, as well as new processes and priorities that do not require a change in regulations or law.
Defer the Priority: The Steering Committee can defer some areas if they do not represent a widely enough shared regional priority, or if they do not meet the other criteria. This option (along with option 2) is insurance against “agenda explosion,” and for issues that get pushed forward from outside the Regional Forum process. This option could also be used to suggest further incubation of a topic by other means, including framing it at the Statewide Summit as a possible issue for the following year. Regions for which the priority is key will be encouraged to work collaboratively on the priority.
TRIPLE BOTTOM LINE
COLLECTIVE IMPACT: THE FIVE CONDITIONS FOR SUCCESS
INTRODUCTION TO THE NEEDS
Lack of Access to Capital
and Diversity Challenges
Quality of Life In
California’s Inner Cities