Tuesday, August 21, 2007

A good model for the Long Island Congress?

  1. As a service organization, CCRL is committed to helping its primary customers, collaborative regional organizations, to achieve their fullest potential success in improving the economy, environment, and social equity of their regions. CCRL must always strive to understand clearly their needs and wants, and to deliver high-quality direct support, whether through information and other resources, technical assistance, training, brokering, or promotion.
  2. As a constituency-based organization, CCRL is committed to representing the interests of the network of regional collaboratives with the public sector, particularly the state government, and with other public interest organizations. In general, this involves advancing new policies and programs that support the goals and strategies of the regional organizations.
  3. As a leadership organization, CCRL is committed to the generation and promotion of new ideas, strategies, policies, and programs that will challenge the thinking and actions of the CRI network, and ourselves so that we might continue to learn and to improve our effectiveness.
  4. CCRL is committed to collaboration, inclusion, innovation, boundary crossing, accountability, and continuous improvement."

This model seems to encapsulate one way a "Long Island Congress" might be structured although it is not as dynamic as we would like (as far as I can tell) and it might be too bureaucratic for our needs. 

We'll continue to research other models for all the "Long Island 3.0" projects although my gut feeling is that we'll have to develop some sort of hybrid model to suit our needs.

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