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Reclaim your profession reclaim your power
Reclaim your profession…Reclaim your POWER!

The Oklahoma Education Association


Session one
Session One

Connecting Self-Interest to Levels of Power




The levels of power1
The Levels of Power

  • BUREAUCRACY


The levels of power2
The Levels of Power

  • GOVERNMENT,

  • POLITICS, &

  • POLITICIANS


The levels of power3
The Levels of Power

  • LAWYERS

  • AND

  • EXPERTS



The levels of power5
The Levels of Power

  • UNIONS,

  • CONGREGATIONS

  • &

  • SCHOOLS


The levels of power6
The Levels of Power

  • CITIZENS,

  • FAMILIES

  • AND

  • COMMUNITIES


The levels of power7
The Levels of Power

  • POWER

  • RECOGNIZES

  • POWER!


Minimum requirements for power
Minimum requirements for power…

  • Must have at least 2 participants

  • Must have a PLAN!


However
However…

Power without Love is Brutality….

And Love without Power is Sentimentality.


Follow the the story of sandi kress
FOLLOW THE $$...THE STORY OF SANDI KRESS

  • The Godfather of High-stakes Testing


Self interest latin for interesse the interests among between
Self-interest: Latin for “interesse”—the interests among, between

  • The continuum of self-interest:

  • Selfish……….…Self-Interest………….….Selfless

  • All self, Balance No self,

  • no others all others


The continuum of consent
The continuum of consent: among, between

  • The continuum of consent:



Session two
Session Two among, between

Relational Power and the Power of One on One Conversations



Two types of power
Two types of power… among, between

Unilateral:

  • Top down

  • Rugged individual

  • Others exist to carry out their will

  • Delegating

  • Power is a zero-sum game…there’s only so much power to go around

Relational:

  • Power with

  • Others seen as potential leaders

  • Belief in mentoring

  • Exponential power…power grows through others


Relational best practices
Relational Best Practices among, between

The One to One

Relational Meeting:

  • Always face to face

  • Intentional

  • 30 minutes

  • Purpose? To explore the possibility of a relationship…to determine if you want a second meeting with this person!



The iron rule
THE IRON RULE… among, between

NEVER

EVER

DO ANYTHING FOR ANYONE

THAT HE OR SHE CAN DO

FOR HIM OR HERSELF!

AGITATION

VS.

IRRITATION


How do you spot an organizer qualities to look for
How do you spot an organizer? among, betweenQualities to look for…

  • Anger

    To the Greeks, “meekness” meant appropriate anger at the appropriate time. They positioned meekness between two other emotions on a continuum:

    Rage--------meekness--------apathy


Other qualities to look for
Other qualities to look for… among, between

  • Humor

  • Imagination

  • Curiosity

  • The “Integrated Schizoid”

  • Acceptance of terminality

  • Ego


What does organizing look like
What does organizing look like? among, between

General Organizing Actions

Association Actions

  • Develop association leaders

  • Move an agenda

  • Membership engagement

  • Improving teaching and learning conditions

  • Building membership

  • Develop leaders

  • Move an agenda

  • Deepen member involvement

  • Raise $$


Time management
Time management among, between

1) Be clear about the mission…whatis most important? What are we trying to make happen?

2) Be strategic!

  • What can I do now that positions me for the future? This draws on imagination, creativity

  • Avoid one size fits all thinking…local context matters

  • Refusal to accept a changing world

  • Seeing life as one-dimensional…all things are good or everything is bad

    3) Reflection


The cycle of reflection
The cycle of reflection: among, between

“We run around as a ball of undigested happenings.”

Saul Alinsky


There s power in reflection
There’s power in reflection! among, between

What gets in the way?

What helps?

  • Reading—specific and targeted

  • Writing

  • Tension

  • Training

  • Mentoring

  • Quiet time

  • Sleep

  • Time

  • Fear

  • Lack of humor

  • Arrogance

  • Lack of ego

  • Technology

  • Fatigue


Make a budget
Make a budget… among, between

Are we filling our calendars with tasks, operations, or opportunities? Most of us work 90% operations, 10% opportunities! Strive for 50/50!


So now we know
So now we know… among, between

  • There’s no shame in self interest

  • There’s unselfishness in self-interest

  • We are currently at the BOTTOM of the levels of power

  • Power depends upon relationships

  • Power depends upon consent

  • Reflection is vital