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ACOSVO Annual Conference 2014
“Keeping Ahead of the Game”
Key Note Speaker: John Swinney, Cabinet Secretary for Finance, Employment and Sustainable Growth
As third sector leaders we are used to being agile and quick on our feet. But how do we keep up with an ever-changing environment to ensure our organisations not only keep their edge but seize new opportunities to stay ahead of the game?
Is your organisation alert and flexible, both in terms of thinking and organisational processes? Do you still ‘do’ strategy as a periodic planning exercise only to wait for a crisis to call the strategy into question? Do you have the leadership skills required to keep on the front foot to sense developing situations as they occur and act quickly to maximise impact?
This Conference will showcase examples of good practice to ensure your organisation is always in a position to maximise its potential and performance.
15.00 Table discussions
16.00 - 16.30 Reflection and close
16.30 -17.00 Networking
"The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy."
- Martin Luther King
"I skate to where the puck is going to be, not to where it has been."
- Wayne Gretzky
“Always be in control and ahead of the game. You will never get anywhere by doing the same thing or expecting the same outcomes continually. Always be alert and anticipate what is to come”
- Steve Jobs
Retired Chief Executive of CHILDREN 1ST
Board Member Care Inspectorate
John Swinney (available 0945 – 1045)
Cabinet Secretary for Finance, Employment and Sustainable Growth
A charity specialist, sector connector and social entrepreneur.
Founder of ‘Young Charity Trustees’
Previous Chief Executive of the Small Charities Coalition
Managing Director of Leaders for Leadership Ltd
Non exec. Director EDI Group Ltd
Trustee Edinburgh Womens Aid
Associate Director, ESRC Centre on Constitutional Change, Edinburgh University
Director of Innovation Leadership
Our Vision is: 'Excellent Third Sector Leadership in Scotland'
Our Mission is to:
Shape the future of Scotland's third sector by providing every leader with opportunities to develop, influence and excel
If you are a third sector leader in Scotland click HERE to become a member of ACOSVO or to find out more
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