17 leaders from 9 member institutions attended the Annual General Meeting on Tuesday 15th September 2020.
Leadership Group appointed for 2020-21. Welcome Choe, Emma and Harvind from MK Academy. Farewell and thanks to Sheila Bacon.
Leaders asked to attend Unconscious Bias training on Tuesday 29th Sept, 6-7pm, on Zoom
Listening campaign launched: agreed all leaders to have 5 one-to-one conversations in next 8 weeks, ready for Leaders Forum 10th November:
- Choose 5 people who interest you and/or are angry about a social injustice
- Ask each person these 4 questions (printable version here)
- Find other ‘leaders’ who can organise their own 5 one-to-one conversations
- Gather information from all your institution’s one-to-one conversations using this summary form. In the score box, please average scores (0-5) from the individual listening forms.
Reflection on organising leaders – ‘snowflake’ model of leadership
In post-event evaluation, participants gave the action a score of 8 out of 10.
Pledges received for Listening Campaign 2020 (some added afterwards):
|NAME OF INSTITUTION||PLEDGED NO. 121s||PLEDGED BY|
|Church of Christ the Cornerstone||30 (33)||Fidele Mutwarisibo|
|Jubilee Wood Primary School|
|MK Academy||15||Harvind Gill|
|MK Council of Faiths|
|MK Deanery||25||Tim Norwood|
|MK Green Alliance||5||Kirsty Forshaw|
|MK Muslim Association|
|MK Quaker Meeting|
|Open University||20||Jane Whild|
|Southwood Primary School|
|St. Augustine’s RC Church|
|St. Frideswide’s Church||30||Catherine Butt|
|St. Paul’s Catholic School|
|Stantonbury Ecumenical Partnership|
|Truby’s Garden Tea Room|
Early in the session, participants observed a 121 between the Co-Chairs and made the following comments:
- I liked the image of the cheese and celery sandwich over which Jane’s feminism was inspired by her Nanna Gertie!
- I think it makes a difference whether you know the person well or whether it is your first meeting. Fidele said that you need to find a hook .
- inspired by the input Nanna Gertie on Jane
- The mention of her nanna was powerful because it stared up memories and gave them a shared story…
- talking properly with someone I wouldn’t normally meet.
- I really liked the honesty and hearing how someone had influenced Jane’s life. I think we all have one or more people like that. It’s good to remember them.
- We liked the idea of connecting with people’s anger, and using that to light fires in people. Also digging deeper with asking the question of where that anger comes from.
- Interesting to hear the campaigns that others are a part of, as well as hearing their stories and the work they’ve done, as well as having a more personal touch.
- I agree with Sheila s point about prior knowledge of the person.
- Great way of learning more about what motivates people (especially through our personal stories) and that connects us to them in future.
- Interesting chat on the difference between leading a campaign and being co-chair! We still need the anger though!
- It was great that the questions encouraged personal stories as this helps people build connections between people even if they hadn’t know each other prior (also loved Jane’s story