purpose + outcomes
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
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?
Incorporating what we do here [WI] in the day-to-day and taking it out.
Space to listen.
Need for self-reflection.
WORK GROUP UPDATES
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.
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
WHERE ARE YOU ON THE LOOP?
”Houston, we have a problem…”
New or Failing
Building New System
What beliefs do we need to disrupt or further embed at the Workforce Institute?
OST: “What conversations now will support us launching concrete action tomorrow?”
What are we willing to let go of?
Roadmap of the next 6-12 months
Mission, Vision, Values
A look into supervision
Breaking down silos
Check-in: HOW are you today?
Excited to see what will emerge
Feeling the brightening of the day
Committed to the process
Grateful to be a part of this process
Honoured and hopeful for the future
Grateful & feeling the weight of this process
Optimistic and mindful
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
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