Presentation on theme: "Global Operating Plan For Strengthening the Movement."— Presentation transcript:
Global Operating Plan For Strengthening the Movement
What is the Global Operating Plan? The Global Operating Plan (GOP) is the world Movements initiative for YMCA Movement Strengthening 2006 The goal of this movement strengthening is to enable YMCAs throughout the world to increase capacity for providing meaningful and relevant programmes to local communities.
The Movement Strengthening Initiative is built on 3 pillars: 1.Mission Clarity 2.Social Relevance 3.Institutional Viability
Mission Clarity Understanding the major issues currently affecting the local community and how the YMCA can relate to these Developing and understanding the YMCAs own spiritual identity and interfaith dialogue Building the YMCAs vision in order to positively influence their local communities Development of gender equality and youth centred leadership and programming
Social Relevance Socially relevant programmes that respond to critical issues and developing needs in the community Programming related to the Challenge 21 priorities - for challenge 21 priorities cut and paste this link: http://www.ymca.int/index.php?id=114
Institutional Viability Leadership recruitment and development Human resources, risk management and organizational development Developing relationships and linkages between the YMCA and other organisations Development of core resources and infrastructure Participatory decision making Self critical analysis Accountability
Development of the three pillars of movement strengthening will be accomplished through the two strategies of: Country Focus Knowledge Focus and complemented by the three cross cutting components of Resourcing, Communication and Monitoring and Evaluation.
1. Country Focus…..is a mechanism for strengthening key National Movements (NM) who are selected by the Area Organizations...is a mechanism for strengthening key National Movements (NM) who are selected by the Area Organizations. NM is then assessed to identify strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and challenges in the three key areas of mission clarity, institutional viability and social relevance.NM is then assessed to identify strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and challenges in the three key areas of mission clarity, institutional viability and social relevance. A multilateral Country Focus Working Group is formed to develop an action plan to address the gaps and support plan implementation.A multilateral Country Focus Working Group is formed to develop an action plan to address the gaps and support plan implementation.
2. Knowledge Focus... The Knowledge Focus Strategy works on an issue basis, strengthening the movement by fostering a culture of exchange and sharing within the movement. It is to iden- tify best practices in YMCAs around the world and making this knowledge accessible to the rest of the movement.
MAPPING KNOWLEDGE The World Alliance is mapping knowledge and expertise in the movement on specific themes. This knowledge will be made available to the whole Movement through the web, together with a space for exchange, discussions and sharing of information to help connect people with expertise with those needing.
… Cross Cutting Components … The 3 complementary, cross cutting components of the GOP are: Resourcing Communication Monitoring & Evaluation The leaders of every GOP initiative are to include these components into their action plan, as each of them is vital for the success.
The guiding principles of the Global Operating Plan are: National Movements are the primary agents for their own self-growth. International cooperation through multilateral approach Subsidiarity (tasks and decisions are best taken as close to the grass roots as possible) Selectivity (using criteria that will generate a multiplier effect) In order to achieve best results, a process is continuously reviewed and adjusted
How to support GOP Help promote education and understanding of the GOP in your YMCA Participate in a Country Focus Working Group Share your expertise Contribute to the World Fellowship Fund