Lives on the Line: Why and How Mission-Driven Leaders Are Embracing Performance Management

Cost: FREE!

Date & Time

Thursday, March 7, 2013, 3:00-4:00pm EST (speakers will be available for questions until 4:30)


  • Ingvild Bjornvold, Director of Strategic Initiatives, Social Solutions


  • David Hunter, Ph.D., Principal, Hunter Consulting & author of Working Hard – And Working Well
  • Sam Cobbs, CEO, First Place for Youth
  • Introduction by Mario Morino, Chairman, Venture Philanthropy Partners & author of Leap of Reason 

Meet David Hunter, consultant and author of soon-to-be released Working Hard – and Working Well: A Practical Guide to Performance Management for Leaders of Organizations Serving Children, Adults and Families. This “sleeves-rolled-up companion” to Leap of Reason describes the theory of change approach Dr. Hunter has developed working with some of the most effective organizations in the United States.

Don’t miss this opportunity to learn about the foundation for great performance management and have your questions answered by the author. Dr. Hunter explains with passion why an agency-level theory of change is a necessary starting point for organizations to gain the clarity and focus it takes to produce meaningful, measurable outcomes for the people who rely on them. He shows – step by step and with examples – how to engage the right people in the process and move from theory to practice.

Dr. Hunter will be introduced by Mario Morino and joined by Sam Cobbs, a CEO who has led his agency from theory of change to becoming a performance-driven organization working hard and well for youth aging out of the foster care system.

This webinar will give leaders of human services organizations a new perspective, inspire them to take a close look at how they work, and help them make use of Working Hard – and Working Well for improvement. The event is open to all.