Essential Skills for Effective Partnerships Working to bring diverse community partners and perspective together and have them agree on the path forward is . . .
Essential Skills for Effective Partnerships Suprotik Stotz-Ghosh, Backbone Team Lead The Learning Network of Greater Kalamazoo Vice President, Community Investment Kalamazoo Community Foundation firstname.lastname@example.org; 269-381-4416
Revealing Sources • C.T. Butler, On Conflict and Consensus • Strive, Jeff Edmondson and Jennifer Perkins • Learning Network Executive Team • Margaret Wheatley • Jim Collins • Gandhi • U2 • Beth Zemsky, Intercultural Competency facilitator • Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi
Essential Skills for Effective Partnerships Working to bring diverse community partners and perspective together and have them agree on the path forward is . . . NOT YOUR JOB!
The Role of Facilitative Leaders • See many where others see one • Meet people where they are • Respect where they are • Translate complexity into simple, dynamic processes that create “flow” experiences
Elements of Flow • 1. Goals are clear • 2. Feedback is immediate • 3. Balance between opportunity/capacity • 4. Concentration deepens • 5. The present is what matters • 6. Control is no problem • 7. The sense of time is altered • 8. The Loss of ego
Facilitative Leaders—YOUR JOB IS . . . to seek dynamic processes that create flow experiences . . . . . . in order to bring diverse community partners and perspective together and have them agree on CONSENT TO the path forward.
Why dynamic processes? Why Flow? • Faith, goodwill, good intention, and Robert’s Rules are insufficient to cause the shift necessary to create the new civic infrastructure • Facilitative Leadership Skills are Required!
Dynamic Processes, Flow Experiences Lean in to Conflict • Where did the conflict go? • - Controlled • - Denied • - Parking lot • - Mutually resolved leveraging full diversity of group
Q&A Suprotik Stotz-Ghosh for questions, feedback email@example.com; 269-381-4416