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Becoming a System Convener

Wednesday, Nov. 18th 

9:30 AM-10:30 AM PST

Hoping to create new spaces for learning and relationship-building across units in your organization, and with other organizations? In this training, we’ll explore the concept of system convening, a form of leadership that breaks down traditional barriers within and between organizations, and begin envisioning how you could infuse elements of this leadership style into your work.

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Producing and Assessing Value in Learning Communities

Wednesday, Nov. 18th 

2:30 PM-3:30 PM PST

How do you know whether the meetings you facilitate are valuable to the participants? In this training, we will discuss how you can use Wenger-Trayner and De Laat’s “Value-Creation Framework” to assess the impact of your work, produce more value for participants, and help participants articulate their own “value stories” that show the impact that you’re having.

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Build a Healthy Learning Event

Thursday, Nov. 19th 

1:00 PM-2:00 PM PST

How do you efficiently and effectively build a social learning event? In this training, we will discuss the important steps in creating a stand-alone social learning event, including how to manage the event information using Google Suite tools.

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Building a Community of Practice

Wednesday, Nov. 18th 

11:00 AM-12:00PM PST

Hoping to connect with others who share your passions and interests, and create new ways for you all to learn together? In this training, we’ll discuss the concept of a “community of practice” and explore ways that you can use this type of learning community to improve your work and build a stronger support network.

 

 

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Using Design Clinics to Mobilize Collective Wisdom

Thursday, Nov. 19th 

9:30 AM-10:00 AM PST

Hoping to help yourself and your colleagues move forward effectively with workplace challenges, and learn more about each other’s work? In this training, we will discuss how design clinics - a 30-minute protocol for workshopping a design challenge--can help enhance your collaborative work.
 

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Building Equity into Meetings

Wednesday, Nov. 18th

1:00 PM-2:00 PM PST

Hoping to structure your meetings so that everyone feels heard and shares the air more equitably? In this training, we’ll discuss how to include social learning techniques, which foster relationship-building and shared understanding among those with different perspectives and backgrounds, effectively in your meetings.

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Elements of Healthy Partnerships

Thursday, Nov. 19th 

11:00 AM-12:00 PM PST

Hoping to build stronger learning partnerships within and beyond your organization? In this training, we will discuss elements of healthy, mutually enhancing organizational partnerships, and also review questions that new or emergent partners should ask each other to get things off to a promising start.

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Our programming takes place on the ancestral homelands of the Coast Salish Peoples, who have lived in the Salish Sea basin, throughout the San Juan Islands and the North Cascades watershed, from time immemorial. We express our deepest respect and gratitude for our indigenous neighbors, particularly the Lummi Nation and Nooksack Tribe, for their enduring care and protection of our shared lands and waterways.

(For more information: WWU Tribal Relations)

Thank you to the numerous organizations that have empowered and continue to support this collaborative effort through co-sponsoring events and providing meeting space, expertise, and communication support. Special thanks to Eastern Washington University, Northwest Indian College, University of Puget Sound, Whatcom County Library System, and Whiteswan Environmental for their ongoing dedication to the work.

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