Capacity Breakout I: Coalitions Achieving Collective Impact
Speaker: Rhonda Ramsey Molina
Achieving collective impact requires that we do more than just attend meetings together. It requires us to strategically align systems, services and resources in new and innovative ways to achieve shared outcomes. The success of the collective efforts hinges on the skill and ability of leaders to facilitate and leverage dynamic interaction between partners. This session provides meeting maps and facilitation techniques leaders need to generate and manage collective work across multiple partners.
Rhonda has successfully taken collaboration to scale by linking and aligning systems to ensure large scale social change. Throughout her career, Rhonda served in leadership positions at the local, state, and national levels. She successfully translates research into practice for community partnerships addressing health and safety issues. Rhonda is a dynamic leader, distinguished administrator, master trainer, facilitator, and coach. Rhonda provides training, coaching and technical assistance to communities of all shapes and sizes. Rhonda excels at on-site and web-based coaching in the areas of collecting and using data for planning and evaluation, building cross-system community plans, elevating organizational infrastructure to support collaborative work, leadership development and recruiting and retaining partners. Recognized nationally as a master trainer, Rhonda has trained over ten thousand individuals from urban, suburban, rural, tribal, and frontier communities within 46 states. Rhonda couples her many years of coalition leadership experience with emerging research to provide state of the art training to community and system leaders. She builds leaders’ skills to enhance their capacity to facilitate cross-system and cross-issue collective impact strategies in their community. Rhonda has presented these principles of community collaboration internationally to community leaders in Russia, Chili, and Brazil.