CORE TEAM RETREAT II
June 12-14, 2019

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purpose + outcomes

We are anchoring in our commitment to the learner and expanding into more audacious change.
— Tuesday Ryan-Hart, The Outside
  • Further train in participatory leadership worldview, mental models/theory and methodologies to increase capacity to implement organizational change

  • Integrate the learning from sensing interviews and other activities to build a bigger picture understanding of Workforce Institute current reality

  • Co-create a purpose and roadmap for the next period of work (6-12 months)

  • Identify & launch action (i.e. experiments, participatory events, further capacity building) based on the roadmap

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SENSING INTERVIEWS PRESENTATION

SENSING INTERVIEWS PRESENTATION

JARGON JUKEBOX

JARGON JUKEBOX

THE TEAM

THE TEAM

DEVELOPMENTAL EVALUATION

DEVELOPMENTAL EVALUATION

NEXT PHASE [draft] ROADMAP

NEXT PHASE [draft] ROADMAP

NYC WI: GUIDING PRINCIPLES

NYC WI: GUIDING PRINCIPLES

ACS WORKFORCE INSTITUTE TEAMS

ACS WORKFORCE
INSTITUTE TEAMS

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HOW TO HOST A CIRCLE

HOW TO HOST A CIRCLE

OPEN SPACE TECHNOLOGY

OPEN SPACE TECHNOLOGY

MOVEMENT WORK

MOVEMENT WORK

BELIEFS / TWO LOOPS PRESENTATION

BELIEFS / TWO LOOPS PRESENTATION

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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?

The Personal Work of Professional Growth  by Tuesday Ryan-Hart

The Personal Work of Professional Growth by Tuesday Ryan-Hart

Day One

 
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What is our reality?

In examining our current reality as well as the potential future, we want your perspectives. This is about expanding our capacity to meet the times. We are learning about ourselves, our structure, our dynamics…

We are an innovation project. Our job is to push beyond the status quo. This retreat is important as we are at a pivot point where we have learned enough to take actions rooted in needs.


Check-In: what question, if asked, would move you in your journey?


 
We are at a pivot point!
— Tuesday Ryan-Hart & Tim Merry, The Outside

teach

DOWNLOAD: SHARED WORK - ELEMENTS OF SUCCESS

DOWNLOAD: SHARED WORK - ELEMENTS OF SUCCESS

OVERARCHING THEMES

  • Incorporating what we do here [WI] in the day-to-day and taking it out.

  • Space to listen.

  • Personal accountability.

  • Need for self-reflection.

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WORK GROUP UPDATES

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making sense… together

Q: What do we dream possible for this initiative?

 
  • ihop & pancakes - we have so much engrained and developed at WI that, regardless of leadership, the structure will live on.

  • The highest levels of leadership model what we want to see.

  • Open, transparent communication from the top down.

  • To create a space where people could take a risk and learn and feel supported.

  • Stay connected across the different organizations and stakeholders.

  • How do we have equity at the centre of all that we do and how we show up?

  • How do we engage and intentionally give opportunities, guidance and training to those across work streams?

  • Have a culture shift where we feel safe to ask questions and, in turn, receive transparency in communication.

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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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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