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Sep 25, 2019 - Sep 27, 2019

Our Community Listens

Date: Sep 25, 2019, 8:00 AM – Sep 27, 2019, 5:00 PM
Location:

Hotel Indigo
263 W Grandview Pkwy
Traverse City, MI 49684

Cost: Free
Facilitator: Our Community Listens Michigan

This workshop is at capacity. Registration is open for the Oct 28-30 session below.

Sep 26, 2019

Convening Allies & Making Shared Governance Decisions

Date: Sep 26, 2019, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Location:

NMC University Center, Room 7
2200 Dendrinos Drive
Traverse City, MI 49684

Cost: Free
Facilitator: Megan Olds, Parallel Solutions

This is the first in our four-part Systems On-Ramp Series, offering new promise for durable progress on our most complex community problems through a systems practice approach. This session will share case studies and lessons learned for convenors who are starting out, or those feeling stuck in the way their networks are moving forward.

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Oct 02, 2019

Mindfulness & Self-Awareness

Date: Oct 2, 2019, 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Location:

NMC University Center
2200 Dendrinos Drive
Room 7

Cost: Free
Facilitator: Sue Bolde & Lucille Chrisman

This session is the first in our four-part Search Inside Yourself series, developed and tested at Google, and designed to give you take-away skills and practices for strengthening your emotional intelligence toward greater impact in the workplace. This session will hone your ability to focus your attention and clear your mind, fundamental skills to increase emotional intelligence.

To register, use the password: SIY

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Oct 04, 2019

Open Space: Time Management

Date: Oct 4, 2019, 9:00 AM – 10:30 AM
Location:

Rotary Charities
202 E Grandview Parkway
Traverse City, Michigan 49684

Cost: Free
Facilitator: Colleen Masterson-Bzdok

The Open Space is an informal discussion, shaped entirely by the group that assembles. The Time Management Open Space is designed for changemakers who have participated in one or more of our time management learning experiences to get some time management support.

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Oct 10, 2019

Motivation & Empathy

Date: Oct 10, 2019, 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Location:

NMC University Center
2200 Dendrinos Drive
Room 7

Cost: Free
Facilitator: Sue Bolde & Lucille Chrisman

This session is the second in our four-part Search Inside Yourself series, developed and tested at Google, and designed to give you take-away skills and practices for strengthening your emotional intelligence toward greater impact in the workplace.  This session will help you practice self-awareness, self-compassion and empathy toward strengthening diverse relationships and increasing motivation and well-being in the workplace. 

To visit, use the password: SIY

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Oct 11, 2019

Scheduling Your Time & Building Better Boundaries

Date: Oct 11, 2019, 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM
Location:

NMC University Center Room 7
2200 Dendrinos Drive
Traverse City MI 49684

Cost: $15
Facilitator: Colleen Masterson-Bzdok

This session is the second in our 4-part Habits of Time Management series to begin exploring your relationship with time, understanding common time management myths and addressing your most pervasive time management challenges. Course content will build from previous sessions but you're not required to attend them all.

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Oct 16, 2019

Self-Management

Date: Oct 16, 2019, 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Location:

NMC University Center
2200 Dendrinos Drive
Room 207* note room change, this session only

Cost: Free
Facilitator: Sue Bolde & Lucille Chrisman

This session is the first in our four-part Search Inside Yourself series, developed and tested at Google, and designed to give you take-away skills and practices for strengthening your emotional intelligence toward greater impact in the workplace. This session will help you confidently manage your reactions and responses, especially to difficult situations, to be able to better navigate opportunities and challenges. 

To register, use the password: SIY

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Oct 23, 2019

Navigating Difficult Conversations

Date: Oct 23, 2019, 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Location:

NMC University Center
2200 Dendrinos Drive
Room 7

Cost: Free
Facilitator: Sue Bolde & Lucille Chrisman

This session is the first in our four-part Search Inside Yourself series, developed and tested at Google, and designed to give you take-away skills and practices for strengthening your emotional intelligence toward greater impact in the workplace. In this session you will learn to identify the critical components of a difficult conversation before an encounter and respond in-the-moment with emotional intelligence. 

To register, use the password: SIY

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Oct 25, 2019

Open Space: Collaboration & Systems Change

Date: Oct 25, 2019, 9:00 AM – 10:30 AM
Location:

Rotary Charities
202 E Grandview Pkwy
Traverse City, MI 49684

Cost: Free
Facilitator: Freya Bradford

The Open Space is an informal discussion, shaped entirely by the group that assembles. Collaboration & Systems Change Open Space is designed for changemakers at any stage of collaboration, or those applying a systems lens to their work. Feel free to register in advance or join us day-of.

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Oct 28, 2019 - Oct 30, 2019

Our Community Listens

Date: Oct 28, 2019, 8:00 AM – Oct 30, 2019, 5:00 PM
Location:

West Bay Beach Resort
615 E Front St
Traverse City, MI 49686

Cost: Free
Facilitator: Our Community Listens Michigan

We are hosting Our Community Listens, a three-day course for changemakers to explore your communication style and step into complex conversations, in the name of doing good work together. Meet the facilitators & read about the approach in this document.

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Oct 29, 2019

Exploring Complex Problems & Finding Leverage Points for Change

Date: Oct 29, 2019, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Location:

NMC University Center
2200 Dendrinos Drive
Room 7

Cost: Free
Facilitator: Freya Bradford & Josh Stoltz

This is the second in our four-part Systems On-Ramp Series, offering new promise for durable progress on our most complex community problems through a systems change approach. This session will present a diverse array of tools to help partners see the messy, interconnected factors that hold complex problems in place and find leverage points for change.

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Nov 01, 2019

Open Space: Time Management

Date: Nov 1, 2019, 9:00 AM – 10:30 AM
Location:

Rotary Charities
202 E Grandview Parkway
Traverse City, Michigan 49684

Cost: Free
Facilitator: Colleen Masterson-Bzdok

The Open Space is an informal discussion, shaped entirely by the group that assembles. The Time Management Open Space is designed for changemakers who have participated in one or more of our time management learning experiences to get some time management support.

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Nov 01, 2019

Overcoming Procrastination & Perfectionism

Date: Nov 1, 2019, 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM
Location:

NMC University Center Room 7
2200 Dendrinos Drive
Traverse City MI 49684

Cost: $15
Facilitator: Colleen Masterson-Bzdok

This session is the third in our 4-part Habits of Time Management series to begin exploring your relationship with time, understanding common time management myths and addressing your most pervasive time management challenges. Course content will build from previous sessions but you're not required to attend them all.

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Nov 08, 2019

Open Space: Collaboration & Systems Change

Date: Nov 8, 2019, 9:00 AM – 10:30 AM
Location:

Rotary Charities
202 E Grandview Pkwy
Traverse City, MI 49684

Cost: Free
Facilitator: Freya Bradford

The Open Space is an informal discussion, shaped entirely by the group that assembles. Collaboration & Systems Change Open Space is designed for changemakers at any stage of collaboration, or those applying a systems lens to their work. Feel free to register in advance or join us day-of.

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Nov 11, 2019

Planning Collaborative Initiatives

Date: Nov 11, 2019, 12:00 PM – 12:30 PM
Location:

NMC University Center Room 7
2200 Dendrinos Drive
Traverse City MI 49684

Cost: $15
Facilitator: Sarah Ely

This is part of our Liberating Structures series that introduces activities for more meaningful, energetic meetings. This session will explore activities to establish common goals, map available resources, plan to address emergent challenges, and examine group thinking. This series will best serve those who have been through or are interested in a Liberating Structures immersion session.

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Nov 21, 2019

Designing Systems Change Strategies

Date: Nov 21, 2019, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Location:

NMC University Center
2200 Dendrinos Drive
Room 7

Cost: Free
Facilitator: Freya Bradford & Rotary Charities Systems Change Accelerator grantees

This is the third in our four-part Systems On-Ramp Series, offering new promise for durable progress on our most complex community problems through a systems change approach. In this session we will explore systems change strategies that restructure how things work, including policities, practices, relationships and resource flows, to limit occurances of a complex problem.

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Dec 04, 2019

From Russia to Northern Michigan with Love: A Changemaker Fellow's Story

Date: Dec 4, 2019, 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM
Location:

NMC University Center Room 7
2200 Dendrinos Drive
Traverse City MI 49684

Cost: Free
Facilitator: Josh Stoltz

Josh was awarded our first Changemaker Fellowship in December 2018 to attend Forum for the Future's international program focused on systems change and applied futures. He will be weaving stories from his experience in the program and as Executive Director of Grow Benzie.

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Dec 06, 2019

Open Space: Time Management

Date: Dec 6, 2019, 9:00 AM – 10:30 AM
Location:

Rotary Charities
202 E Grandview Parkway
Traverse City, Michigan 49684

Cost: Free
Facilitator: Colleen Masterson-Bzdok

The Open Space is an informal discussion, shaped entirely by the group that assembles. The Time Management Open Space is designed for changemakers who have participated in one or more of our time management learning experiences to get some time management support.

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Dec 13, 2019

Time Management in Teams

Date: Dec 13, 2019, 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM
Location:

NMC University Center Room 7
2200 Dendrinos Drive
Traverse City MI 49684

Cost: $15
Facilitator: Colleen Masterson-Bzdok

This session is the last in our 4-part Habits of Time Management series to begin exploring your relationship with time, understanding common time management myths and addressing your most pervasive time management challenges. Course content will build from previous sessions but you're not required to attend them all.

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Dec 20, 2019

Open Space: Collaboration & Systems Change

Date: Dec 20, 2019, 9:00 AM – 10:30 AM
Location:

Rotary Charities
202 E Grandview Pkwy
Traverse City, MI 49684

Cost: Free
Facilitator: Freya Bradford

The Open Space is an informal discussion, shaped entirely by the group that assembles. Collaboration & Systems Change Open Space is designed for changemakers at any stage of collaboration, or those applying a systems lens to their work. Feel free to register in advance or join us day-of.

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Jan 15, 2020

Creating a Supportive Work Culture

Date: Jan 15, 2020, 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM
Location:

NMC University Center
2200 Dendrinos Drive
Traverse City MI 49684

Cost: $15
Facilitator: Sarah Ely

This is part of our Liberating Structures series that introduces activities for more meaningful, energetic meetings. This session will explore activities to help your team build a supportive work culture while discussing how to prevent burn out. This series will best serve those who have been through or are interested in a Liberating Structures immersion session.

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Jan 23, 2020

Learning As You Go

Date: Jan 23, 2020, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Location:

NMC University Center
2200 Dendrinos Drive
Room 7

Cost: Free
Facilitator: Freya Bradford

This is the last in our four-part Systems On-Ramp Series, offering new promise for durable progress on our most complex community problems through a systems change approach. In this session we will explore practices and tools for creating an environment and culture that enables rapid cycle feedback and learning. 

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Feb 12, 2020

Spreading New Ideas

Date: Feb 12, 2020, 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM
Location:

NMC University Center, Room 7
2200 Dendrinos Drive
Traverse City, MI 49684

Cost: $15
Facilitator: Sarah Ely

This is part of our Liberating Structures series that introduces activities for more meaningful, energetic meetings. This session will explore activities to yield more productive and creative idea sharing among diverse stakeholder groups. This series will best serve those who have been through or are interested in a Liberating Structures immersion session.

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