Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Planning & Design Informational Email

Thank you so much for participating in our Resiliency in Action Summit.  It was a powerful beginning to our work together!

We are excited to be working with Frank Robinson, who has strong expertise in collective impact efforts in Springfield.  Based on the strong input from the participants at our June 3rd Summit and feedback from Frank Robinson, we decided to postpone the start of the Learning Collaborative and have a Planning and Design Process meeting led by Frank to be sure that the structure of the Learning Collaborative is responsive to the community’s needs and strengths. 

The Planning and Design Process meeting will be held at Springfield College School of Social Work and run from 9-2:30 and include lunch. Someone from the Core Team will be calling a representative from your agency to follow up.  If you have already RSVP-ed for June 16th, a team member will connect with you.

We would like to ask that each agency send a representative to this meeting on the 16th.  It would be helpful if that representative is someone who has the ear of leadership at the agency to help assure participation by the agency in the ongoing Learning Collaborative.  Parents and young professionals are also welcome to participate.

Frank will be leading us through a series of structured activities to build on what we discussed on the 3rd to organize and prioritize issues, determine what voices we need to add to the table and develop proposals for action.  From there, we will together create a vision for the Learning Community, including determining what the team composition and learning sessions will look like. By the end of the meeting on the 16th, we will all have a clearer sense of the vision of this project, what to tackle and in what order, and what it will take from each of us to create a collective impact.

If you would like to register or have any more questions, please contact:
Maria Curtin-McKenna

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