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Decision Rooms: Making Choices in a Big-Picture Context, by David Sibbet
Why Do Visuals Work with Teams?, by David Sibbet
Chart Critique, by Rachel Smith
TEDx Talk: “Drawing in Class”, by Rachel Smith
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The Unity Council was born in challenging times. In the 1960s, a freeway cut through the heart of Oakland and, as in many American cities, the result was an era of urban decline and poverty. During this time, the civil rights movement was gaining strength.
Latino activists from several organizations joined forces in 1964 to form the Unity Council, with the purpose of having a stronger, collective voice for their unrepresented community.
The Grove welcomes Giselle Chow, senior consultant, to our team! In this article, excerpted from a conversation over tea, Giselle reflects on the roots of her graphic facilitation practice.
Q: When did the role of “facilitator” first take hold for you?
The Grove’s Laurie Durnell facilitated a multi-stakeholder process with all of the public-land management agencies for Mt. Tamalpais. The resulting collaborative will sustain the well-being of the mountain on which Laurie grew up.Seeds for a multi-agency collaboration were planted back in 2003 when The Grove facilitated a watershed visioning process for Muir Woods. This culminated in a March 21 signing ceremony that launched the Tamalpais Lands Collaborative.
Be explicit about what works! Hold a special debriefing meeting at the end of intense projects. Look at what worked well, what could be improved, and overall learnings for next time. Conduct this session around a large chart that illustrates the big stages of the project, to focus the discussion and help team members see the process in its entirety.
Acknowledgements and commendations for special efforts are easy to integrate into this practice. Taking time to learn together will strengthen your team and make its next challenge less daunting.
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