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From 2013-2016, BKI undertook a role as program evaluator for a major women’s leadership and empowerment project, developed in collaboration with three women’s organizations across Canada and funded by Status of Women Canada. Each of these organizations offered women’s leadership training, which BKI assessed and evaluated, assisting the organizations in identifying and strengthening the best practices which arose from the programming. BKI also tracked program participants, assessing how and why the training they received had assisted them as they worked to improve their lives and communities. The project culminated in free curriculum [link] for women’s leadership and empowerment training, which has been distributed to and is in use among organizations across Canada.
In 2016-2017 BKI assisted two related Toronto-based non-profit organizations in their strategic planning processes. For these community-based, grassroots organizations, BKI developed a collaborative information gathering and strategizing process, gathering feedback on the organizations’ strengths, challenges, positions, and potential future directions from members, employees, service users, and trusted partner organizations. From the starting point of these diverse perspectives, BKI worked with each organization to co-create strategic outcomes and objectives to shape their work over the coming years.
In 2016 BKI assisted a large, multinational non-profit organization in a leadership transition. The organization’s executive director was stepping down after more than a decade in their role, and in the context of a growing interest in collaboration and shared leadership, the organization decided to adopt a co-executive director model. BKI provided recruitment support and assessment, gathering and combining feedback and information from multiple stakeholders (senior employees, Board members, the candidates themselves) to provide the organization with a clear and accurate picture of the candidates’ strengths, challenges, and capacities. BKI maintains a strong relationship with the new co-EDs and the organization as a whole, continuing to support them in their evolution towards shared leadership.
Community leadership development
Insight for Community Impact
BKI is a co-founder and leading sponsor of ICI: Insight for Community Impact, a network which offers workshops and other training events on leadership, authority, and group relations to organizations, leaders, and activists in non-profits, networks, and communities. ICI believes that creating change in our communities necessitates that we improve how we work together, and thus strives to make this training available to all. You can learn more about ICI here.