Board / Community Meeting: November 2019

Creating the Future's
Board / Community Meeting:
Monday, November 11th from 10am - 12pm Pacific time

Ensuring Our Board's Success
in its new role in the organization

Logistics: The meeting will happen right here at this post. Details are below.

Watch the meeting HERE
Note: if the meeting does not start on time please be patient as we may be running a few minutes late.

or, After the meeting - LISTEN TO THE MEETING HERE

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Creating the Future's board has spent the past several years designing an organizational structure that feels more aligned with accomplishing our mission. (Click on the Category Link for "Organizational Structure" to see the history of these discussions.)

Redesigning the work of the board is a big part of that organizational design. 

At our May 2019 meeting, board and community members determined how our board will fit into this new structure - a new role and function for the board within the organization. You can read a summary of that discussion at this link, and watch / listen to the meeting in its entirety at this link.

We are now at the point of building what we have envisioned. 

Using Catalytic Thinking to guide our discussion, we are at the point of determining what the board itself needs to have / know / be assured of, in order to ensure that our board can succeed in that new role. THAT is the conversation we will begin this month.

And you are invited to be part of that discussion!

How to Prepare

To help you feel as up-to-speed as possible on this meaty topic - the "doing" stage of a 4-year effort to determine the structure that will best accomplish our mission - you can read more about this journey in this summary post here.

And specifically, reading this post will make sure you are up to speed on what our board envisions as its role, the main topic of conversation for this month's meeting.

How to participate

If you have never been part of Creating the Future's work, all our strategy and board meetings are open and participatory, for anyone who wants to be part of the discussion. You can see more about that at this link.

Where we meet:

The board meeting will take place right here at this post. If the video does not appear precisely on time, please be patient – we are probably just running a few minutes late.

There are 3 ways you can participate in our meetings.

  • If your familiarity with and commitment to Creating the Future’s work is calling you to be actively involved in the meeting discussion side-by-side at our online “meeting table,” let us know, and we will send you an invitation to join us online.
  • If you want to participate but are unable to be in the meeting itself (perhaps you’re at work, or maybe at home with kids running around, etc.), watch the live-stream in real time and tweet your questions and ideas to us via the hashtag #CreatingTheFuture. We read those tweets aloud during the meeting, just as if you were there. This is a great first step for those who are not as familiar with our work, but want to get more involved.

(Please note: We will only see your tweets if you use the #CreatingTheFuture hashtag. In addition, during the meeting, we will not look at blog comments here at this post. While we will check those comments later, during the meeting we will only be following the #CreatingTheFuture hashtag in the Twitter stream.)

  • Lastly, if you want to simply watch, or you want to think about what you’re hearing and respond later – or if you will be watching the recording after the meeting happens – please add your thoughts into the comments here at this post. We will include that thinking into the mix of things.

We look forward to your being part of our discussion on Monday, November 11th!

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