Creating the Future’s Faculty: Qualities & Proficiencies (Meeting #3: Summary)

If you've been following the progression of the Faculty Development efforts at Creating the Future, you know that we started by asking high potential questions – what would success look like? From there, we established the pre-conditions for success – what must instructors be and have in order to achieve those outcomes? (For prior posts … Read more

Creating the Future's Faculty: Qualities & Proficiencies (Mtg #2: Summary)

As we continue to home in on the qualities and proficiencies that will be required for faculty to teach on behalf of Creating the Future, our discussions become more and more rich. That is not unusual. In our experience, when we talk about qualifications (i.e. indicators of qualities and proficiencies), that discussion is often rooted … Read more

Progress Report: May 2013

If you’ve been following our work so far this year, you know that the sheer volume of what we’ve accomplished is breathtaking. Planning in several key areas, including volunteering/participation/engagement, resource development, program development and branding/messaging. And that was just in the first quarter! Perhaps feeling the breath of that first quarter on its neck, the … Read more

Faculty Development: Qualities, Not Qualifications (Meeting #2)

What would it make possible if everyone, everywhere, understood what really creates positive change in communities and in our world? And what would it make possible if everyone was putting that into practice in everything we all do? The answer is simple: We would be at least a little closer (and hopefully visibly closer) to … Read more

Business Model or Mission Model?

In plain English, the word “mission” doesn’t mean “something we do forever.” A mission is either accomplished or impossible. We either get the job done, or we go home. Which means the most powerful question any change effort can ask is, “If we intend to accomplish our mission and actually change conditions in our communities, … Read more

Program Deconstruction: Part 2

Today we dive into Part 2 of our deconstructing the biggest, hairiest, most complex mission asset Creating the Future has – our immersion education program. (Details about the content of today's session are at this link.) We have several goals for this session. In no particular order… Have a record of exactly what it takes … Read more

Education that Accelerates Movements (Faculty Development Mtg #1: Summary)

What qualifications do we want people have, to teach classes on behalf of Creating the Future? That question, in any other realm, might begin a conversation that brainstorms qualifications. People might suggest bringing in a faculty development expert. Others might begin suggesting one-on-one mentorships or online classes or other formats for instruction. The question would … Read more