Next Steps for Our Mission: Integrity Team Meeting June 2023

Creating the Future's Integrity Body (Board) Meeting:
Monday, June 12, 2023
10am-12pm Pacific time / 1pm-3pm Eastern time / 6pm-8pm UK time

Next Steps for Our Mission

Watch the meeting LIVE at this post. Just scroll to the very bottom of the page.
Details about how to participate are below.

Next Steps for Our Mission
Last year we asked our community to determine what's next for our mission. And wow did you ever respond! (You can see those responses at this link.) 

With all that meaty stuff to chew on, at the beginning of this year, we decided to take slow time to think about what actions to take, to address what you told us. That slow time was a gift. It gave us time to come up with plans, to think about those plans, to scrap them entirely and start over, to think up more plans...

It has now been six months. We have discussed and researched and tested ideas, and then discussed and researched some more.

And on Monday, June 12, our Integrity Team will discuss a path that feels right. Will you join us for that conversation? 

Here's what we know so far:

  • The ten-year clock of our mission is ticking - December 31, 2026. In the next 3.5 years, we will aim to accomplish the part of our mission we have not addressed yet: Sharing what we've learned from our experiments with Catalytic Thinking, so that those questions can become the common way we all reach for what is possible.
  • The results you told us you want to see from our work is a global mind-shift:
    > From reacting to what’s wrong to creating what is possible
    > From bringing out the worst in each other to bringing out the best in each other
    > From going it alone to sharing resources together
  • Within the remainder of our ten-year clock, you felt it is important to have
    > Places to learn Catalytic Thinking
    > Places to connect with other Catalytic Thinking practitioners
    > The inspiration to experiment on your own
  • If the questions of Catalytic Thinking are to be common, ubiquitous, the norm - it can't rely on just one organization to make that happen. Via Collective Enoughness, the work itself must be as distributed as we want the result to be (truly BEING the change we want to see). 

Now the big question is this:

What will it take for the questions of Catalytic Thinking to be ubiquitous, accomplishing the results our community wants to see, without that result relying on Creating the Future? You can see some of what we're thinking about the answer to that question in this draft document.

You were the ones who led this direction, and we hope you will continue to be part of this conversation. There are several ways to be involved, which you'll find below. 

We look forward to your being part of this critical conversation, as we continue to create the future of Creating the Future!

How to Prepare
First, let us know if you plan to attend by sending a note at this link

Second, if you are not familiar with Catalytic Thinking or the Integrity functions of our board, the following will be helpful:

For those who think visually, this PDF graphic of the Catalytic Thinking Framework will give you an understanding of the flow of the conversation. For those who work best with text, you can follow along with the questions that guide Catalytic Thinking at this link. We recommend having these pieces available during the meeting, to spark your thinking during the discussion.

To get a sense of the context of our Integrity Board, this post introduces our thinking about that.

Third, to come up to speed on this particular topic, please review the links we shared in this post above. 

3 Ways 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 you are already familiar with and committed to Creating the Future’s work, and you would like 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. Read more here about what it means to participate in that way. (Please note that these seats are limited, to ensure everyone's voice can be heard. If you are not able to be in the room with us, no worries - there are still two other ways to  share your insights with us!)
  • 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 the discussion!

* All Creating the Future's board meetings are open for anyone to participate, or to watch afterwards. To learn more about the thinking behind this openness - and our experiences with being open - click here.

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

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