Talk:2009 winter retreat

From MediaWiki

Jump to: navigation, search
Please add your ideas for things we want to do during the 2009 winter retreat here. Feel free to modify the strawman outline at will. Please "sign" each entry with a dash and four tilde (squiggle) characters, like this: "—~~~~" which will automagically insert your name and time stamp.

Possible Sessions

  • Social: non-business group activity
    • Talent show —Jan Steinman 22:27, 19 October 2008 (PDT)
    • Themed heart circles —Jan Steinman 22:27, 19 October 2008 (PDT)
    • Hikes and other non-work outdoor activities. (And some work activities, as well!) —Jan Steinman 22:27, 19 October 2008 (PDT)
    • Openings-an opportunity for those involved to do a show and tell about themselves —SA 06:07, 21 October 2008 (PDT)
    • From DLC's p 52, Sharing from the heart: describe in words, spontaneously (or from some notes created on the spot) "What life experience in a community setting has been very fulfilling for you?" Why? and "What life experience in community have been very dissatisfactory for you?" Why? Aim to be honest, vulnerable. Stick to the facts and what you thought about the facts that made the experience(s) linger for you the way they did. This is an opportunity to share our human-ness with the whole group so that the group becomes stronger at knowing individuals, not intended for embarassment or pressure to perform. Shan 14:19, 25 November 2008 (PST)
  • Strategy: long-range planning
  • Process: how we interact and set and accomplish goals
    • Review/revise our core values. —Jan Steinman 22:27, 19 October 2008 (PDT)
      • Begin Values Day/Circles with "Ten Steps to Peace" group meditation Shan 14:19, 25 November 2008 (PST)
      • In DLC's "Creating a Life Together", p 48-52, exercises #2 (Individual and Group values) and #4 (Non-Negotiables) the founding members did in November 2005, time to re-do Shan 14:19, 25 November 2008 (PST) (2 hours)
      • Shannon's exercise for values: groups of 3, one person reads existing values aloud to bring into the present, then brainstorm what is working? and what is missing? about the values and the way they are expressed currently; each group presents to whole in debriefing; facilitated whole group discussion to add/subtract/amend values listShan 14:19, 25 November 2008 (PST) (1 hour)
      • In DLC's "Creating...", exercise #5 (where to draw the line) and #7 (hidden expectations) (1 hour)Shan 14:19, 25 November 2008 (PST)
    • Review/revise vision and mission after values exercises:
      • whole group, facilitated, read vision aloud, brainstorm "what is working", what is not working, what is missing/could be improved? (0.5 hour)Shan 14:19, 25 November 2008 (PST)
      • have individuals write their own version of EcoReality mission (without access to what is current), in groups of 3, discuss each individual's version of the mission, notice how they are similar and different, any revisions to existing document? (0.5 hour)Shan 14:19, 25 November 2008 (PST)
    • Review/revise 2009 monthly themes. —Jan Steinman 22:27, 19 October 2008 (PDT)
    • Brainstorm effectiveness/efficiency of current weekly and monthly rhythms: work party, potluck, teleconf, monthly meetings, etc. —Jan Steinman 22:27, 19 October 2008 (PDT)
    • Themed heart circle on communication Shan 14:19, 25 November 2008 (PST)
    • Review/revise communications practices: publicity, website, meetings, teleconferences, etc. —Jan Steinman 22:27, 19 October 2008 (PDT)
    • Wiki/website training —Jan Steinman 22:27, 19 October 2008 (PDT)
  • Recruiting: getting additional quality members
    • Review/revise current practices and methods. —Jan Steinman 22:27, 19 October 2008 (PDT)
    • Themed heart circle: what works, what doesn't, what is in the way. —Jan Steinman 22:27, 19 October 2008 (PDT)

Share your opinion


blog comments powered by Disqus
Personal tools
Get our newsletter!
Name:
Email Address:

disturbance
entry points
help (off site)
Environmental jobs, green volunteering, good work! Powered by the wind! This server and other
EcoReality operations
are 100% wind powered.
Powered by Mac OS X Powered by Mac MediaWiki Powered by MariaDB Powered by Valentina Studio Pro