What went well
- Passion in cafes
- Speakers were well prepared
- Use of the throughlines: is it too many competing structures on the table now? Should we use them at the next meeting? Dave will think about it.
- will people produce integrative gists rather than collections
- Will people produce personalized gists that apply to them in their organizations or general ones
- Journals weren’t formally introduced. Is there a time for the group to talk about journaling and capturing gists. Can we get input from members on what would be helpful.
- How can we use the brief more in the two day gathering?
- Knowledge wall with a visual representation of the brief that is in the room when they get here.
- Fast process at the beginning to make connections to the brief. Ask people to prep for this: Bring a post it with your favorite idea from the brief.
What went well
- Speakers: framing of content, storytelling, interactive,
- Real time printing of documentation.
- Stickers: members want them so they can print out themselves.
- Gist experiment: generative
- Format for small conversation worked well
- Quick harvesting of topics and 5 topics for each cafe
- Strong voices in the group
- Using what brought me to the content by Katie to introduce speakers
- Blending reflection and break instructions together
- Team should prompt speaker with questions when presentation isn’t as coherent to keep it on track.
- How to bring in content from brief into conversation in the gathering: Activity that reinforces the brief. Show an image and have people connect to ideas in the brief.
- Creating a narrative with gists.
- Some confusion about when and how to use the moves in cafes: remind participants of process, one short story from several participants. Can start with either puzzle or point of view or story. Natural moves.
- How can we go meta this year: can we do something different this year since we are talking about entrenchment?
- What to do if the answers for the cafe’s doesn’t really get at the deep concern that the question raised initially?
- Better process for providing the “gist” of the cafe: talk, produce, talk, produce…..Have them document the conversation. Reinforce graphic facilitation. Can we provide a template for report out that they use and post them so people can engage with it during breaks. Is there a thinking routine we can use.
- How do we invite the mapping portion of the gists rather capturing lists?
- How do we create narrative: take a panel on paper on a wall, prompted with questions, work on them with a sharing process – how am I framing it? Could we take a narrative approach: ask 4-5 people to what does it mean to track their learning over time. What are some good practices for the community?
- Try out poll everywhere at next gathering especially on the graphics to see where the energy of members lies.
- Ask Sue to share the narrative “;lecturette”.