The Place Shapers Northern Forum meeting in July 2012 involved 28 Chief Executives from small and medium sized housing associations. They explored strategic leadership based on learning from the YPFN programme and considering four imperatives as in the picture on the right. (On the left is the summary from housing managers with greater range of views, less top marks but a lower overall score of 3.64.) The CEOs rated their overall performance as 4.17 out of 5 and the 4 criteria as:
§ Buy in from the Board: 4.07
§ Participation strategy: 4.54
§ Partnership commitment to local action: 4
§ Neighbourhood plans: 3.86.