Inspired by the pandemic and Black Lives Matter movement, Beyond Boundaries is an opportunity to forge new collaborations that transcend geographical, political, and sociocultural boundaries.
All are welcome and participation is free. We hope to include people living in many different places and of diverse walks of life, including those working in higher education, tribal and non-tribal governments, non-profits, libraries, P-12 schools, and other community organizations.
Our meetings will be lively and engaging. Beyond Boundaries participants will join in a series of six 75-minute meetings on Zoom to discuss the design of healthy collaborations and support each other in advancing our work through activities like Design Clinics. We value listening, reflection, and practical action. You’ll get no homework or assigned readings.
Please send questions about the program or requests for accommodations to Travis Tennessen at email@example.com. One week advance notice is appreciated and necessary to arrange for some accessibility needs.
To sign up, please complete this simple form by January 27:
COHORT SCHEDULE AND TOPICS
There will be multiple meeting day/time options, which will be determined once the number, home time zones, and preferences of participants is known.
Meeting #1: Why Engagement? Why are you drawn to build new collaborations beyond boundaries?
Week of Feb 8-12
Meeting #2: Preparing the Self What do you need to keep in mind about yourself as you engage?
Week of Feb 15-19
Meeting #3: Forming Lasting Partnerships When challenges arise, how will you and partners respond?
Week of Feb 22-26
Meeting #4 Integrating Your Work How can new collaborations support your work holistically?
Week of Mar 1-5
Meeting #5: Defining Success Where will new collaborations take you and your partners?
Week of Mar 8-12
Meeting #6: Building Support Who will champion the collaborative work over time?
Week of Mar 15-19