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Bringing Liberating Structures to the White House

Bringing Liberating Structures to the White House | Change Management Resources |

In April of 2015, the practice of liberating structures (LS) came to the White House.

Some 60-plus leaders of hospitals and clinical care systems, faith networks, and community organizations gathered in the nation’s Executive Office to create actionable plans to increase access to health care and preventive services, promote community health and wellness, by aligning their missions, visions, and assets.


Over the two-days, the following Liberating Structures sequence guided the White House deliberations in a narrative sequence:

Impromptu Networking set the stage for discussions, focusing on the challenges faced in collaboration and alignment of clinical systems, faith, and community assets.

Participants then discovered root causes of success with Appreciative Interviews and 1, 2, 4, All, shared innovations with Shift and Share (two rounds), learned and generated questions through a User Experience Fishbowl, generated actionable ideas through Crowdsourcing/25 Gets You 10, decided who needed to work with whom through Social Network Webbing, built upon those ideas with Troika and 15% Solutions, and debriefed the experience with 1, 2, 4, All.

Gary Gunderson of Stakeholder Health captured the significance of the meeting in his blog titled: Trellis, Reflections on a White House Meeting.

What did the participants think of the process?


Here's one reaction.  

Surprise: “It was highly relational and not what I expected;” “These two days were unconventional and I have been continued to be blown away by the trust of the process and commitment to the process.”

More in the full article, click on the title or photo above.


Deb Nystrom, REVELN's insight:

This book of process consulting techniques is all the rage in 2016.  However, in 2015, what is more important is that this combination of techniques brought people together to solve common problems. If you are a change leader or a change consultant, this story will resonate.

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March 15 Deadline Approaching: Success Secrets of Trusted Change Advisors @ ACMP Global, April, Las Vegas 2012

March 15 Deadline Approaching: Success Secrets of Trusted Change Advisors @  ACMP Global, April, Las Vegas 2012 | Change Management Resources |
What does it mean to be a trusted change advisor in today's turbulent times?

As a curator of for which this is the curation stream on ScoopIt as well as Change Leadership Watch, I'm pleased to be on a unique panel to share diverse perspectives on the role of the Trusted Advisor in today's turbulent world.  

We'll also be trying something new at global conference of this nature, using Open Space to explore the nature of collaborative learning within a session format.

Note the approaching conference deadline of March 15, 2012.

Here's a few excerpts from our program as well as from Liz Guthridge, who is facilitating our panel and organized this conference event:

What does it mean to be a trusted change advisor in today's turbulent times?

My colleague, Liz Guthridge, has written a helpful post about the Trusted Advisor role in supporting the work of leaders, outlining what we'll be covering in our session at ACMP Las Vegas. An excerpt:

[Liz] re-read quite a few of David Maister’s tips, primarily from his book, The Trusted Advisor...[a] 2000 classic. ...Some favorite things:

  • “I am not the center of the universe.”
  • “A point of view doesn’t commit you for life.”
  • “Reach out to notice, and acknowledge, something that has been held back in or about the other person.”
  • “Who am I serving by my present approach?”
  • “Assigning blame will trap me; taking responsibility will empower me.”
There's more, including biographies of who is presenting on the panel, photos, including yours truly, and links to register for the conference.
Do comment if you plan to attend.  It would be great to see you there!
~  Deb
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Change Community: Writing an Online Community Plan - How To

Change Community:  Writing an Online Community Plan - How To | Change Management Resources |

If you plan on building an online community you must have a plan - not a strategy, but a community plan. The list below will help you develop your plan and improve the growth and experience of your community. 


The plan is relevant for  social communities, blogging, email marketing and just about anywhere else online.


Recommendation: Create an online community plan and then segment each category with their own responsibilities

DN:  I suggest a thorough answer to this question before the steps below:  What is the purpose of being in the community?  (Short & long term.)




1.  Who runs the community.   A leader. Choose one person (responsibility, control, standards, expectations) to manage the online community.  


2.  Build community persona.  Who you are targeting to join?  Include demographics, habits and attitudes, vehicle types they drive, education levels, average annual income, marital status, number of kids, etc. 


3. Early focus.   Focus on 20-50 people that fall into your persona descriptions, to encourage early joining.


4.  Why should they join?  Be prepared to explain why these people should join:

  • Value proposition?  
  • Increase their stature in the off-line community?  
  • Increased visibility or fame?  


5. Retaining new members.  What is your plan to get them engaged and to retain them?  Defined your process to get new members engaged immediately or they will lose interest.  Assign a dedicated member to mentor each new member that joins the community for about 3 weeks.  Provide the opportunity to engage, ask questions, recommendations.


6.  Community happenings.  Short-term and long-term - activities


7.  How will you grow the community?  Exclusive?  Grow a massive community?  Define your clear vision of how to or not to promote the community for growth.


8.  Platform selection.  Explain your choice via the  type of community you are building - note  forums, mailing lists, newsgroups, etc.


9. Content creation.  Create a content calendar, plan for content creation at least 4-6 weeks out when you launch.  Stay at least 30 days ahead of publishing. Assign responsibilities for management, creation, editing, and publishing of the content for the community.


10.  Value.   [DN:  See purpose & vision, to ensure this is delivered!]






Plan for Content Creation --

The Social Media TuneUp --

Via maxOz
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