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1 Essential Skills for Effective Partnerships Working to bring diverse community partners and perspective together and have them agree on the path forward is...

2 Essential Skills for Effective Partnerships Suprotik Stotz-Ghosh, Backbone Team Lead The Learning Network of Greater Kalamazoo Vice President, Community Investment Kalamazoo Community Foundation

3 Revealing Sources C.T. Butler, On Conflict and Consensus Strive, Jeff Edmondson and Jennifer Perkins Learning Network Executive Team Margaret Wheatley Jim Collins Gandhi U2 Beth Zemsky, Intercultural Competency facilitator Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi 3

4 Essential Skills for Effective Partnerships Working to bring diverse community partners and perspective together and have them agree on the path forward is... NOT YOUR JOB!

5 The Role of Facilitative Leaders -See many where others see one -Meet people where they are -Respect where they are -Translate complexity into simple, dynamic processes that create “flow” experiences 5

6 Elements of Flow 1. Goals are clear 2. Feedback is immediate 3. Balance between opportunity/capacity 4. Concentration deepens 5. The present is what matters 6. Control is no problem 7. The sense of time is altered 8. The Loss of ego 6

7 Facilitative Leaders—YOUR JOB IS... to seek dynamic processes that create flow experiences in order to bring diverse community partners and perspective together and have them agree on CONSENT TO the path forward. 7

8 Why dynamic processes? Why Flow? Faith, goodwill, good intention, and Robert’s Rules are insufficient to cause the shift necessary to create the new civic infrastructure Facilitative Leadership Skills are Required! 8

9 Dynamic Processes, Flow Experiences Lean in to Conflict Where did the conflict go? - Controlled - Denied - Parking lot - Mutually resolved leveraging full diversity of group 9

10 Review Formal Consensus Process 10

11 Q&A Suprotik Stotz-Ghosh for questions, feedback


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