Get your Rough Guide to destination: Experimentation. For six-weeks, we worked with four drop-in centers and coached five teams of practitioners to close a gap between their values and their practices. We modeled doing research, generating ideas, and trying out small interactions – be it a new agenda for a staff meeting, new tools for a conversation, new spaces for street-involved adults, etc.
Small interactions can add up to big changes to an organization’s culture.
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What happens when you bring 8 frontline workers, 6 policymakers, and 2 managers together in a room for 2 days to explore values and prototype practices? You get homemade ice-cream in a bag, excavating for diamonds in the rough, role play, and deep dialogue about why we do what we do. Over the summer, we’ll coach 5 teams to iterate ways to close different values-practice gaps.
We have a few spots left. If you are a frontline staff, a manager or coordinator working in the social service sector and are interested in developing values based practice then get in touch.
We’re ready to put the Push and Pull document into practice! For the next two months we will be working with frontline staff from drop-in centres across Toronto to develop work place practices where the values driving the practice are made really explicit.
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Toronto Learning Circle has completed a full rotation for 2016!
Hi, I’m Maggie – the Toronto Learning Circle Coach.
From November to May, 23 frontline, mid-level and senior level leaders from across Toronto’s social sector spent 12 hours a month trying out a Grounded Change approach. That’s an approach that starts on-the-ground with people experiencing a pain point in order to re-design practices & policies that prompt change. Participation was totally voluntary – meaning these 23 individuals volunteered to put themselves out of their comfort zones. Each of them shared their experience – the ups and downs – on May 12th. Ten project teams bravely offered their learning to about 100 guests from the social service, government and community outreach sectors at the Berkeley Field House in Toronto.
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We will be having a chat and mingle about our latest work in Toronto tomorrow, Tuesday May 17th! You’re invited to hear what we’re learning and give your insights & feedback.