Re: Visioning Workshop
From: Alice Alexander (alicecohousgmail.com)
Date: Tue, 1 Sep 2015 04:48:05 -0700 (PDT)
Ha! We are by design making this process easily accessible, since to be
honest, there has been questions whether visioning is necessary. Also to be
clear: this is a year long process, broken out in easily edible bits. The
outline I sent was for the first part over 5 months.
Alice

On Mon, Aug 31, 2015 at 10:03 AM, Jerry McIntire <jerry.mcintire [at] gmail.com>
wrote:

>
> Alice, if you can eat a light dinner and have a discussion in just one
> hour, you are an efficient group!
>
> Jerry
>
> On Sun, Aug 30, 2015 at 8:09 AM, Alice Alexander <alicecohous [at] gmail.com>
> wrote:
>
> >
> > Kudos to Touchstone Cohousing for revisiting mission/vision at the 10
> year
> > mark!
> >
> > At Durham Coho, we are embarking on a visioning process to provide a road
> > map for long term health and wellness; which for one, will help inform
> what
> > and how we invest our funds and time. Below is our summary agenda, which
> > outlines the first part of what is a year long process. This approach may
> > be suitable to new communities.
> > Alice Alexander, Coho/US Executive Director and member of Durham Coho
> >
> > Community Visioning at Durham Coho
> >
> > "If you don't know where you are going - you might end up someplace
> else."
> > Yogi
> > Berra
> >
> >
> > What future do we want at Durham Coho and what will be necessary to
> achieve
> > this vision? Let’s gather to capture what members most value about our
> > community, and create a shared image of what we want our community to
> > become. Change is inevitable; this process will enable us to be proactive
> > in how we want to approach and mold this change.
> >
> >
> > Potential questions to whet your appetite:
> >
> >    -
> >
> >    Whom do we want to attract to live here in 10 years? in 20?
> >    -
> >
> >    How do we consider and address climate change?
> >    -
> >
> >    How are we a caring community as opposed to a health care community?
> >    -
> >
> >    What is our role in shaping Durham development that affects us?
> >
> >
> > Who’s invited? All Durham Coho members
> >
> > Is this required? Participation is optional and encouraged
> >
> > When? Five one-hour meetings, Tuesdays at 7:00 pm (late Sept through
> early
> > Feb)
> >
> > How can I get to the meeting and still eat dinner? Pizza and other snacks
> > provided!
> >
> >
> > 7:00 pm Tuesday, Sept 29
> >
> > Session 1 - Orientation
> >
> >
> > 7:00 pm Tuesday, Oct 27
> >
> > Session 2 - Vectors
> >
> > Identifying internal and external vectors that will cause change in our
> > community, such as a community member leaving (internal vector) or the
> > neighborhood changing (external)
> >
> >
> > 7:00 pm Tuesday, Dec 1
> >
> > Session 3 - Mapping the Vectors
> >
> > Which vectors are most important to us as a community; which are likely
> to
> > have the greatest impact; what is the time frame (near term 2-5 years,
> mid
> > range 5-10 years; long range 10-15 years). Groups will assess how these
> > vectors align with our values and what are the priorities.
> >
> >
> > 7:00 pm Tuesday, Jan 5
> >
> > Session 4 - Consensus on our Road Map
> >
> > Priority areas to be adopted by members to consider how we transform our
> > vision into reality
> >
> >
> > 7:00 pm Tuesday, Feb 2
> >
> > Session 5 - Transforming our Vision into Reality
> >
> > Creating a plan and set of options
> >
> > On Sat, Aug 29, 2015 at 7:59 PM, Jill Dimond <jpdimond [at] gmail.com> 
> > wrote:
> >
> > >
> > > Hi all --
> > >
> > > We at Touchstone Cohousing in Ann Arbor are looking to revisit our
> > mission
> > > statement/vision after ten years. I was wondering if anyone had any
> > sample
> > > agendas for visioning workshops. We are researching types of activities
> > and
> > > artifacts that have resulted from such workshops.
> > >
> > > Thank you!
> > > Jill
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> > >
> >
> >
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> > Executive Director
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-- 
Alice Alexander
Executive Director
www.cohousing.org <http://www.cohous.org>
[image: The Cohousing Association]

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