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Anna Young, Senior Director, Strategy & Learning
Mercy Corps

Presentation & Continental Breakfast at 8:00
Networking at 9:30

What’s going on in the world of strategy? Are five year strategic plans redundant? What can nonprofits learn from the private sector? How do you translate strategy into action?

We will explore recent trends and insights into setting strategic direction; share experiences and lessons learned from the journey that Mercy Corps has made; and create the opportunity for peer coaching, trouble shooting, and feedback on topline strategies from participants’ own organizations. Come explore how to make your own strategic plans more effective and better tailored for your own organizations!

About the Presenter

Anna Young currently heads the Strategy and Learning team at Mercy Corps, which guides and aligns strategic direction across teams at Mercy Corps and ensures that the organization has a robust approach to performance measurement and organizational learning. She offers 15 years of first-hand experience in setting strategy, organizational learning, and program implementation combined with a wealth of expertise in analysis and research into best practices in the development field. Of her many field-based experiences, she has managed an integrated relief and transitional development program in Maluku, Indonesia, providing relief and economic development assistance to conflict affected populations working through local partner organizations. Her international experience covers Afghanistan, the Balkans, Central Asia, Georgia/Caucuses, India, Indonesia, and Sri Lanka. She holds an MA Honors degree from Oxford University, UK.

About the Network

Executive Directors Network is designed to strengthen your management skills while providing field-tested concepts and tools to take back to your organization for implementation. In addition to skills development, each session allows for networking and peer coaching in a collaborative learning environment.

January 8th, 2014 8:00 AM   through   10:00 AM
Ecotrust Conference Center
721 NW 9th Avenue
Portland, OR 97209
NAO Members $ 22.50
Nonmembers $ 25.00
Event Particulars
City Portland
NAO Event?
Topic Business Development
Presenter Anna Young
Event Region Metropolitan Portland
Programmatic Approach

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