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Craig RITCHIE

Year of Award: 2006 Award State: Australian Capital Territory Policy > Non Governement
To study leadership development and governance models within Indigenous non-government organisations and communities - USA, Canada
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Conclusions

Leadership Development

  1. Effective leadership development builds on functional leaders to create critical mass 
  2. Clearly articulated traditional values provide a foundation for effective leadership 
  3. The most effect development programmes take account of the contemporary context and build on strengths not deficits 
  4. The most effective programmes use intensive delivery and limited group size 
  5. Effective leadership development activities actively reduce power distance and practice inclusion
  6. Effective leadership programmes inculcate a global perspective 
  7. Effective leadership development provides practical tools (eg ILIS) 

Governance

  1. Good indigenous governance develops flexible responses to the environment 
  2. Good governance focuses on processes that build 
  3. Good governance happens within a supportive environment (1) Legislative (2) Administrative (3) Community 
  4. Provision of training and resources is essential for effective governance
  5. The importance of catalytic leadership cannot be overstated 
  6. Traditional values and community vision are the bedrock of effective governance in indigenous contexts
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