ETHOS: Core Team Working Session Sept 18 & 19, 2019

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purpose + outcomes

Every time we get together, more and more momentum is built. My aspiration is for us to do this so well that the whole system takes notice!
— Tuesday Ryan-Hart, The Outside
  • Develop and direct the work through June 2020.

  • Integrate learnings and strategic action planning.

  • Develop a DRAFT Portfolio of Prototypes.

  • Further training in participatory leadership worldview, mental models/theory and methodologies to increase capacity to implement roadmap activities.

  • Renewed energy and momentum.

  • Reformed Core Team with further willingness to co-create.

  • Identified roles and prototype leads with a coherent plan for going forward.

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JARGON JUKEBOX

JARGON JUKEBOX

ETHOS: TEAMS & CONTACT INFO

ETHOS: TEAMS & CONTACT INFO

ETHOS: VISUAL STRUCTURE

ETHOS: VISUAL STRUCTURE

NEXT PHASE ROADMAP

NEXT PHASE ROADMAP

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HOW TO HOST A CIRCLE

HOW TO HOST A CIRCLE

OPEN SPACE TECHNOLOGY

OPEN SPACE TECHNOLOGY

MOVEMENT WORK

MOVEMENT WORK

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Gage East: Using Developmental Evaluation

Gage East: Using Developmental Evaluation

Tm and Tuesday reflect on how to convene for multi-sector, multi-stakeholder change.

Tm and Tuesday reflect on how to convene for multi-sector, multi-stakeholder change.

Tim and Tuesday dig into the substance of the big-picture view that validates a good forward path. How can we extend our line of sight to future-making?

Tim and Tuesday dig into the substance of the big-picture view that validates a good forward path. How can we extend our line of sight to future-making?

Day One

 
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What is our reality?

We have built the structure and the momentum and are now in a position where ACS WI leadership is engaged, involved and behind what we’re up to. They are asking us how they can support ETHOS.

Now is the time to be bold and provocative. Let’s not hold back. The more we are audacious, the more we learn.


Check-In: WHAT IS YOUR ASPIRATION FOR THE CORE TEAM?


  • Open to the whole process. Willing to take a leap of faith into the prototypes.

  • To look inward and to be an example of our values.

  • To be bold, courageous and vulnerable - not fall back into the status quo.

  • How we show up in this way outside of this space as ‘change agents.’

  • To shift our culture - it’s a way of being for us.

  • How we incorporate the work here in our day-to-day.

  • Excited for prototypes, prototypes, prototypes!

 
 
Feel like we are arriving, not only to one another, but to the work.
— Tim Merry, The Outside

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roadmap: key elements

  1. Evaluation

  2. Capacity Building

  3. Prototyping

  4. Coordination

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making sense… together

Questions for further discussion...

  • How do we make sense of the multiple realities?

  • How can non-Core Team staff participate in the change rather than just receive updates?

  • How do we decide what to address and where to start?

  • What are the things we can address and what are the things we cannot change?

  • How do we do more with the Sensing Interview data?

  • If a significant number of people do not feel the Sensing Interview process was fair and transparent, what steps can be taken for future prototypes?


Prototypes, Prototypes, Prototypes!

When coming up with your prototype ideas, consider the following:

  • Need to be within our realm of control / spheres of influence.

  • Pick things that are already a little confused or in discomfort/unstable. What is ripe?

  • Don’t pick out of a hat - think of all the information we’ve gathered to date.

 

MAKING SENSE… TOGETHER


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TRUPTI SARODE:  PROTOTYPING & DEVELOPMENTAL EVALAUTION

TRUPTI SARODE:
PROTOTYPING & DEVELOPMENTAL EVALAUTION


Prototyping is a commitment to the issue, not the solution.
— Trupti Sarode

Day Two

 
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BLINDWALKING EXERCISE
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BLINDWALKING

What information did you get from this exercise about how you work at Workforce Institute?

  • Learning based on others / Imitate what we see.

  • Assume our role and internalize quickly.

  • Stay within the boundaries.

  • Our perception informs how we interact.

  • A lot of care and concentration on both sides.

  • As it got more complex, we got closer to it… but that heightened the complexity.

  • Assumption that closing the gap is the best solution.

  • Close versus covering the gap - lets get rid of the cracks. Is this helpful?


Teach: Limiting Beliefs

There’s a place where you can pause before you move into action... that place is in your beliefs.
— Tuesday Ryan-Hart, The Outside
To get from the old to the new system there needs to be a leap in beliefs. If you don’t shift beliefs, you just make more of the same.
— Tim Merry, The Outside

WHERE ARE YOU ON THE LOOP?

“Everything’s Cool”

”Houston, we have a problem…”

”Holy Cats!”

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New or Failing

Solid

Building New System

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7

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11

3

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DOWNLOAD: BELIEFS WE WANT TO FURTHER EMBED OR DISRUPT

DOWNLOAD: BELIEFS WE WANT TO FURTHER EMBED OR DISRUPT

What beliefs do we need to disrupt or further embed at the Workforce Institute?

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OST: “What conversations now will support us launching concrete action tomorrow?”

  1. Empowering decision-making

  2. What are we willing to let go of?

  3. Communications

  4. Roadmap of the next 6-12 months

  5. Mission, Vision, Values

  6. A look into supervision

  7. Breaking down silos

Day Three 

 
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Check-in: HOW are you today?


  • Excited to see what will emerge

  • Feeling the brightening of the day

  • Committed to the process

  • Hopeful

  • Curious

  • Looking forward

  • Grateful to be a part of this process

  • Honoured and hopeful for the future

  • Cautiously optimistic

  • Grateful & feeling the weight of this process

  • Optimistic and mindful

  • About time!

  • Motivated for the future

  • Looking forward to next steps


OST: “What do we need to set up now so we can work together going forward?”


NEW Work Groups
** as of Core Team Retreat II (June 12-14, 2019)

  • #CommunicationsSquad - Kate, Marc, Kay, Francesca & Cheryl

  • Open Space - David, Zach, Tisa & Francesca

  • Authentic Relationships - Maha, Hillary, Mark, Alexandra & Francesca

  • Evaluation - Adrian, Cherika, Alexandra, Tisa, Sabrina & Soni

  • Mission, Vision & Values - Patrica, Carolyn, Michele, Adrian, Chrysetta & Cheryl

  • Participatory Leadership Definition - Mark, Adrian, Tisa, Keith, Cheryl & Sabrina

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CLOSING

What momentum you are carrying from this room?

  • Seeing people motivated and optimizing their own potential

  • Commitment to change

  • Ambassadors of this work

  • Encouraged by energy and commitment

  • Inspired by co-creation

  • Wonderful opportunity both personally & professionally

  • There’s hope in creating change

  • If we do the work in this room, there will be a ripple effect into families and communities

  • Anticipation of doing

  • Pioneers in this work in NYC - the spark is catching fire

  • How everyone has shown up

  • Helping to create the newness

  • The impact that we can have

  • Sense of connection and purpose

  • Opportunity to shift the system

  • Preciousness of you all taking the risk

  • The audacity of what we might take on


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