Special Event: Before and After-Action Reviews
Over 25 years ago, the U.S. Army's National Training Center developed "action reviews” as a principal learning method for leaders in the face of extremely challenging environments. A national leader in adopting this tool for grantmakers, Marilyn Darling of Signet Research and Consulting, will describe how this simple technique has been used by its master practitioners, and how it can be adopted by you and your grantees.
All foundations want to make good decisions, implement them well, and improve their impact. But grantmakers are often too busy to take the time to reflect and learn. Before- and After-Action Reviews can be a simple but powerful tool for making mid-course corrections and learning from them to improve future practice. They can be used by grantees, grantmaking staff and foundation boards to improve decisions and action.
Special notice: Maryland Philanthropy Network members are welcome to invite one grantee executive staff person to participate with them in this hands-on session that emphasizes real-time learning (not required). Please register your guest in your registration comments or forward to firstname.lastname@example.org.
This special event is a sneak peak of the GEO Learning Conference to be held in Baltimore, June 6-7, 2011 in partnership with Maryland Philanthropy Network. Learn more about this exciting conference here. Please note that lunch will be available from 11:45AM and we have allotted two hours for the program.
Special thanks to Maryland Philanthropy Network Board Member Tom Kelly and the Annie E. Casey Foundation for inviting Marilyn Darling.