Here's an initial follow up to the I-Open
leadership retreat lead by Ed Morrison, Director, I-Open and Policy Analyst for the North Central Indiana WIRED
Initiative, Purdue Center for Regional Development, Purdue University, last week about new practices and tools for Open Source Economic Development..
The Leadership Retreat was a productive experience for everyone who participated last Wednesday, Thursday and Friday in the beautiful surroundings of Punderson State Park
in Newbury, Ohio. You can view the Live Show broadcast (just click "On Demand" at the lower bar and the selections will display) on the iopeneducation
channel.We enjoyed brilliant weather in addition to meeting and spending time with great people and learning about assets, passions, and next steps toward regional economic transformation.
I-Open Leadership Retreat April 2008
pictured: retreat participants including Indiana's Jeff Miller, Innovative Leadership Solutions
pictured: Ed Morrison leading Thursday's sessions
Lunch on the patio at the Manor House.
Here's an outline of the material we worked on together guided by workshop leader, Ed Morrison (below). You can view the Live Show broadcast (just click "On Demand" at the lower bar and the selections will display) on the iopeneducation
Asset Mapping, Appreciative Inquiry and the Strategic Role of Conversations
Module 1: Understanding the Shift to The Second Curve
Module 2: Civic Network Mapping
Civic Values Discussion: Why should we care about civic spaces?
Module 3: Organizing a Civic Space with Civic Forums
Module 4: Strategic Doing: Creating “Hot Spots”
Tool Set for Strategic Doing
Workshop: Designing a Strategic Doing Exercise
Module 5: Finding Our Way: Strategy Mapping, Process Mapping
Tools: Strategy Maps and Process Maps
Module 6: Open Source Economic Development and Web 2.0
Tools: Collaborative Workspaces
Out of the Retreat, the participating group formed an online workspace on the near-time.net platform called Meet The Pundersons - to sustain conversations between F2F and amplify efforts to accelerate regional transformation. The group decided to meet again in six weeks and head for a larger Northeast Ohio engagement meeting-down-the-road in July.
We've also organized an online space I-Open Education
, more for general information about education services I-Open offers, for anyone who is interested to learn about new practices and tools for Open Source Economic Development. You are welcome to join the web space, start posting and contributing your questions, comments and your stories to the News or Forum section or upload files.
We are planning a fall I-Open Leadership Retreat for Sept 10, 11 & 12 at Punderson. Sessions focus on new practices and tools for building networked communities and regions, as well as building connectivity for like minded leaders. Contact Susan Altshuler, I-Open if you would like to register at firstname.lastname@example.org
We'll upload VOD taped sessions organized by topic content in the near future for easier viewing access on the iopeneducation
channel. Depending on your Internet speed/online traffic, the Live Show Broadcast will give you an excellent unedited access to the information Ed Morrison presented as well as the conversation, comments and contributions shared F2F by the group last week.
More info soon...