Vision-Quick Summary

1.          Set Group Goals – Bullet list of group process-oriented goals and outlook flower-of-life-297x300including decision making process.

2.          Personal Strengths – Identify each group member’s skills.

3.            First Impressions – Record neutral observations via photographs, sketches, notes, etc. (remember to utilize all senses during this step!)

These observations will help with the introduction section of the design presentations.

Vision- Detailed Description and Examples

1. Set Group Goals – Bullet list of group-process goals and outlook including how the group will be making decisions. 

Sample:PDC TreeYo

  • Taking responsibility for emotions by using “I” statements, expressing emotions when they arise in clear calm language, and sharing how these emotions came about.
  • Communicating clearly about when you will be late, when you can’t keep a meeting, and if you have any miscommunications or questions.
  • Having integrity inside of your commitments and being respectful of each other and each individuals ideas and inputs.
  • Intentionally listening with patience to each person’s ideas surrounding the project.
  • Empowering and encouraging each other in sharing and leadership communicated clearly through hugs and love.
  • Conducting efficient meetings by developing an agenda and designating a meeting Facilitator, Scribe and Vibe-Checker.

2. Personal Strengths – Identify each group member’s skills.nasturtium

Sample: Artistic, Design-Oriented, Creative, Tech-Comfortable, Likes talking in front of people, Can talk to anyone, Knowledge in the retail/selling side of organic produce,  Excited to learn.

3.            First Impressions – Record neutral observations via photographs, sketches, notes, etc. (remember to utilize all senses during this step!)

  • use creative ways to absorb info from the land without analytical perspective

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My recommendations for your groups from past observations:

  • Cut the chit-chat and you will make their time agreements.
  • This usually necessitates having a Scribe, Facilitator ( & time keeper), vibe checker
  • The facilitator is responsible for steering, but not dominating, the conversation so it flows and meets agenda item points
  • Have agenda items that can be checked off so the facilitator can always come back to those if conversations trail away
  • Once done with the list, then socialize, cook dinner together, go for a bike ride, or whatever so that the design assignments are finished quickly
  • Create ways to celebrate along the way!!!!!!

Again let the assignments flow, don’t get stuck on the details, you are learning a process.  Patterns to details, let the ethics guide you and fall back on the principles at all times!

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