Agenda for Nuts and Bolts meeting- November 16th 2010
Facilitator: Michael Pettit
Notes taker: Chris Terbrueggen
Introduction of facilitator.
Overview of meeting program. Scratch paper distributed to record questions raised by presentations or other comments
Introductions - All attending share name, role in TM thus far, and what they hope to get out of this meeting.
Review of last Nuts and Bolts meeting:
By the end of the last Nuts and Bolts meeting we had agreed to have a viewing of the Starhawk Webinars and that our top priorities of issues to address were:
1) General Policies and procedures of TM
2) How to create better tools or improve on existing tools for member interaction.
3) Education and public outreach strategy
4) How to begin the public “visioning” process. (refer to upcoming branding meeting for 3 and 4)
Review of Starhawk webinar, Part 1:
How does five fold path meeting structure concept apply to this and other meetings?
Review of Consensus and modified consensus and how it applies to TM
Key points derived from webinar-
1) Consensus is NOT an organizational structure.
2) Different decision making processes are needed for different types of meetings/groups.
TOPIC 1: Intragroup communications policy:
Discussion point #1:
Adjustments are needed in the way online communications system operates to create greater functionality and usability by group members and facilitators. Example: Facilitators of meetings involving whole group or specific areas of action should have the ability to invite members who they feel are most invested in the topic of the meeting. Ask for other examples.
Discussion point #2:
Tools for member interaction: Simple information sheet should be created for all incoming members, stating – Who is on the steering committee and what resource or function each holds for the group. How the NING site is designed to work with the group. (facilitating personal connections) what are the general policies of TM as an organization? What is the nature of the leadership structure of TM?
What are TM main areas of focus? Info sheet for new members, detailing policy and procedures already defined. Where to get literature. Who runs website. Responsibilities of members and work group leaders.
TOPIC 2: Defining policy for leadership roles and public communications.
TOPIC 3: Defining overall operational structure for TM
How does TM frame its mission and work focus in a way that allows outside organizations to collaborate and make reference to Transition as a larger effort which they identify with and contribute to, without feeling subsumed by TM?