Friday, October 3, 2008

Constellations of Hope: Agenda Overview

Guiding Principles

  • Our conversation will be wholistic--engaging heart, mind, body, and spirit.
  • We will use circle dialogue, a collaborative container, as the primary process for our coming together.
  • Every voice will be heard and every perspective equally valued.
  • Facilitators will guide the process; a graphic artist will illustrate our learnings.

    Friday Evening: Opening Session
    6 - 9 pm

    --Gathering and welcome - Convening Team
    --Our purpose in coming together
    --Introductions: Who am I who has come? How are we interconnected?

    Saturday: Me-You-We-All of us
    8 am - 9:30 pm

    --Principles for collaborating
    --What are we yearning for?
    --What makes collaborating a challenge?
    --Unexplored assumptions about collaboration
    --Enhancing collaborative outcomes through through cross-cultural understanding
    --Special Evening Celebration: Singer - Songwriter Melanie DeMore

    Sunday: Our Organizations- Extended Realites - Creating a Third Space Together
    8 am- 9pm

    --Identifying synergies
    --What might we accomplish together
    --Grounding our learnings
    --Next steps

    Monday AM: Closing Session

    --Reflections and learnings

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