Presentation on theme: "Contents What is a BHAG Our soundings – perceptions of FoE Our Core Values and Purpose BHAG framework, qualities & model Our first BHAG ideas Next steps."— Presentation transcript:
Contents What is a BHAG Our soundings – perceptions of FoE Our Core Values and Purpose BHAG framework, qualities & model Our first BHAG ideas Next steps
What is a BHAG?
Perceptions of Friends of the Earth
Our Core Values & Purpose Core Purpose: To create a just world together, where people and nature thrive. Core Values: Justice and fairness (are integral to solutions); People are involved in the change; Evidence and research based; Interdependent relationship between people and planet; Deep, lasting change is necessary, desirable and possible. Question Do these sound about right to you?
Sharing our Core Values & Purpose How can we do this? BHAG internal comms SMT at next Staff and Vols Desktop background Use white boards in the Printworks Put it up front and as a thread through all away days Question How could you and your team use these Core Values and Purpose?
What qualities define a BHAG? A BHAG will take a long time – perhaps 20+ years A BHAG won’t be delivered just by doing more of the same – it requires a quantum step change in the organisation You don’t have a 100% chance of success, equally it’s not so unlikely that it’s impossible % is optimum A BHAG is said to be “out of reach but not out of sight” A BHAG needs to be exciting, clear and compelling A BHAG need to be exciting, clear and compelling to a broad group within the organisation not just the people who create it You will be able to tell if/when you have achieved it
BHAG: bridge between core ideology and envisioned future Core ideologyEnvisioned future Made up of Core Values and Core Purpose. Made up of two parts: year audacious goal, and vivid descriptions of what it will be like to achieve the goal. YinYang What we stand for Why we exist What we aspire to become / achieve / create Enduring character of an organisationMay change every 10 years.
Our BHAG model
FoE at its best: people at the heart People – in terms of them being our power base, our source of credibility and outreach – must be at the heart of any BHAG. “Created local membership and support. Thus social rather than environmental.” And when we’re effecting domestic change, on a national issue, with potential for international ‘export’.
Our BHAG ideas so far 100+ possible BHAGs 6 x ideas in more detail Emerging themes – strong possibilities around – creating sustainable/healthy cities – linking people and places to nature – energy and climate Question What of what you’ve heard excites you? What can you build on? What’s missing?
Next steps Going to all team meetings Working up propositions with programme leads Testing propositions via channels including – Facebook and twitter – Staff & volunteers – People involved in the research and learning phase – On the street – With the Board – Friends of BHAG – With the network
Questions What do you feel about what you’ve heard? Looking at the longlist are there any that immediately grab you and convey the right messages about who we are and what we’re trying to achieve? What about the emerging themes? What are your ideas for a FoE BHAG? What's missing? Do the Core Values and Purpose feel about right to you? How can you use the Core Values and Purpose?
Contact Project team Farah Ahmad Eleanor Bradstreet Gemma Charnock Sarah Gabriel Lucy Pearce Paul Steedman Steering group Mike Childs Joe Jenkins Robin Phillipps Adeela Warley