[NLC] followup from last evening: worksessions
spencerj at efn.org
Wed Aug 26 09:45:35 PDT 2009
the idea of interaction between nlc reps about n'hood concerns arose
independently from each table
another idea, nlc reps could meet - at someone's home, coffee shop,
anywhere people cared to, could be a potluck, whatever, when ever they
want to, to discuss n'hood concerns and ideas, this would be totally
apart from 4th tuesday meetings, anyone from the n'hoods could
participate, it would just be a matter of people taking the iniative to
send out invites and meeting
we do a bit of interaction at cos meetings, its great to hear what
people are doing in thier n'hoods, and we could use more time for
interaction as well
thanks everyone who came last night
Stephen Lamb wrote:
> Hello NLC,
> I wanted to follow up on a suggestion that I made last night
> at the NLC gathering.
> There was a very strong thread in the various ideas that came out
> around the idea of interactive exchange between neighborhood leaders.
> To me, it also seemed clear that none of the proposed "ideal agendas"
> found a way to convincingly fit all of the "required" program into 2
> I want to reiterate my suggestion from last night.
> *SUGGESTION: Have every third (or even every other) NLC meeting be a *
> * worksession, with no predetermined agenda, and no moderation, no
> * Just let leaders talk to each other about what they need help with
> in their *
> * own neighborhood, in an open roundtable (rectangular-table) format.*
> For the other meetings, push the format/structure/agenda towards our
> "ideals" from last evening.
> *WHY?* In a "formatted" meeting, the most time we are ever going to
> be able to carve out for an "interactive" mode is 20 ... 30 minutes
> (perhaps 40 minutes, tops). Even 40 minutes is just not sufficient
> /to accomplish truly substantive open exchange of knowledge/.
> FWNA chr.
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