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    Karin Patzke, karinpatzke@gmail.com
    elizaBeth Simpson, elizacorps@gmail.com
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    Lee Worden, worden.lee@gmail.com
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    Karin Patzke, karinpatzke@gmail.com
    elizaBeth Simpson, elizacorps@gmail.com
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    Lee Worden, worden.lee@gmail.com

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    To be organized in a sustainable fashion (no burn outs!)
    Commitment to serve in Core Group for three years (which doesn't necessarily mean attending each workshop in that time)
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    next workshop (i.e., joining the core group does not mean you have to be ready to co-organize the next workshop)
    Collaborate to arrange replacements for departing members of organizing committee; draw on regular attendees who are ready to make a commitment to serve in the group
    Collaborate to remind inner core group to arrange assistants/allies
    Collaborate to draw in participants
    One person collects any material (evaluations, project reports, arrangements...) to be archived on this wiki and made available for ongoing organizational learning. (This person needs to learn to edit wikispaces wikis.)
    Core group (as of 9/27)
    Karin Patzke, karinpatzke@gmail.com
    elizaBeth Simpson, elizacorps@gmail.com

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Friday, September 15

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    Evaluations
    Upcoming Workshops
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    Reflecting, Creating" (See also online Collaborative Exploration on this topic, October 2017
    date to be determined, "Opening up New Directions in Epidemiology and Population Health"
    Workshop Webpages
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    Evaluations
    Upcoming Workshops
    August 29, 2017, "Impossibledate to Simply Continue Along Previous Lines: Changing Life in Times of Crisis"
    October 6-9, 2017,
    be determined, "Making Spaces
    date to be determined, "Opening up New Directions in Epidemiology and Population Health"
    Workshop Webpages
    (See webpages linked below for participant profiles, program, evaluations, reports, and other links.)
    August 2017, "Impossible to Simply Continue Along Previous Lines: Changing Life in Times of Crisis"
    May 2017, "Intersecting Processes"
    2016, "Impossible to Simply Continue Along Previous Lines: Changing Life in Times of Crisis"
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    New England Workshop on Science and Social Change (NewSSC)
    Location: The Pumping Station, Arlington MA, USA*
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    around 5pm Postponed to date TBA (but see online Collaborative Exploration
    (*a limited number can participate from a distance via google+ hangout)
    “Most workshops are dysfunctional—this one wasn’t!” read one evaluation from the first NewSSC workshop in 2004. Appreciative feedback like that may feel like validation for the any workshop or collaborative processes that you facilitate, but how well can you articulate or support the principles or theory about personal and group change that underlie those processes? Moreover, how would you lead people who experience the dysfunction in many workshops, collaborations, conferences and meetings into making the effort to create something more fulfilling?
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Tuesday, September 5

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    Making Spaces for Connecting, Probing, Reflecting, Creating
    New England Workshop on Science and Social Change
    Program
    in development
    (as of 9/5/17)
    some linked files and pages only visible to workshop participants
    The structure of most sessions is predefined, but builds in room for participants to take stock so as to inform future proposals for improvements in these structures.
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    (toMaking Spaces for Connecting, Probing, Reflecting, Creating
    New England Workshop on Science and Social Change
    Program
    in development
    some linked files and pages only visible to workshop participants
    The structure of most sessions is predefined, but builds in room for participants to take stock so as to inform future proposals for improvements in these structures.
    “Most workshops are dysfunctional—this one wasn’t!” read one evaluation from the first NewSSC workshop in 2004. Appreciative feedback like that may feel like validation for the any workshop or collaborative processes that you facilitate, but how well can you articulate or support the principles or theory about personal and group change that underlie those processes? Moreover, how would you lead people who experience the dysfunction in many workshops, collaborations, conferences and meetings into making the effort to create something more fulfilling?
    This four-day workshop is intended to allow participants to delve into the principles or theory that underlie your own workshop or collaborative processes and develop plans to make those processes more effective in some sense(s) that you deem important. Activities will, as they have at NewSSC since 2004, build on what the particular group of participants contribute and employ a range of tools and processes so as to support and learn from each other's inquiries. The topic means that the processes of the NewSSC workshop itself and the ways they make space for people to "connect, probe, reflect, and create" will end up being subject to compare-and-contrast with other approaches to workshops and generative group interactions. The intended outcomes include: a) products that reflect your inquiries and plans, conveyed in work-in-progress presentations or activities (10-15 minutes) and revised in response to feedback so as to
    be shared outside the workshop (examples), b) experiences that motivate you to take your individual projects beyond their current scope or level of activity, and c) stock-taking towards developing the workshop format. This format, in brief, includes an activity together as a group each morning and again for an hour at the end of the day. In between, time is spent in independent research related to this scenario, in conversations, and in other pursuits that participants find helpful for advancing your projects.
    "Day 0": Preparation to make the best use of the workshop space
    Remind yourself of the project you proposed to work on during the workshop. Assemble notes, books, photocopies, pdfs, drafts to have at hand during the workshop. Begin Morning writing on your project in the week(s) before the workshop.
    Review the typical workshop processes and their rationale.
    Readings
    Readings to do in advance of the workshop
    TBA
    Taylor, P. J. {CultivatingCollaborators10.pdf} , S. J. Fifield, et al. (2011). "Cultivating Collaborators: Concepts and Questions Emerging Interactively From An Evolving, Interdisciplinary Workshop." Science as Culture 20(1): 89-105 (on 4Rs and Probe-Connect-Create Change-Reflect frameworks for building a supportive community for learning in the workshop).
    Thursday, October 5
    6.30-8.30pm
    Cook-out Dinner at tba
    Day1
    Firday, October 6: Exposing Diverse Points of Potential Interaction/ Begin Inquiring and Planning
    Host/Facilitator for the Day: Peter
    Assistant/Support/Debriefer for Facilitator: tba
    8.30-9.15
    Meet at the Pumping Station, 61 Cleveland St., East Arlington (directions: http://bit.ly/61cleve)
    Breakfast, coffee, tea (optional)
    connect/reconnect with participants
    9.15-11.15 (approx.)
    Coming together & Getting oriented
    Welcome from PT, thanks for gift of attending, logistics & tasks addressed later, reading of the workshop description
    Initial activity (guided freewriting and hopes for workshop)
    Before imposing any more ideas from organizer, participants bring to the surface what they know
    Pair share on hopes
    Overview of workshop
    Context as a CPR [connecting-probing-reflecting[-creating]] workshop, and in relation to the specific topic/scenario
    Changes since previous workshops: quiet time during breakfast;back to 4 days; PT as host for each day with a view to:
    Changes a) building on understanding of what has been built before; and b) taking stock of outcomes so that this building can continue.]
    The Collaborative Exploration format initiated in 2013, with the concentration of group activities in the morning and late afternoon period, allows self-directed time, [but comes with expectation of being as present as possible (e.g., not multitasking) during group activities], noting ground rules, and [doing tasks without anyone reminding you or filling in for you].
    Related workshop objectives include:
    learning and practicing process or participation skills valuable in activity-centered teaching and workshops
    collaboration and making connections that will support participants taking beyond the workshop the insights, learning, and connections made during the 4 days together.
    provide a workshop model that can be repeated, evolve in response to evaluations, and
    adapted by participants => stock-taking and documentation
    Autobiographical Introductions – 5 minutes each min/max
    Gives participants an opportunity to
    Introduce ourselves in narrative depth, our current and emerging work, including the project we intend to advance during the workshop
    Learn more about each other
    Everyone encouraged to take notes on points of intersection, interest, curiosity. After every introduction, take 2 minutes to prepare a note {CandESheet.pdf} on:
    1 point of intersection with your interests
    1 question you would like to take up with the speaker
    1 direction that you could imagine their work being extended.
    After every 3rd introduction: discuss in pairs what is emerging
    After 90 minutes: 15 minute break
    At the end: Freewrite on "what I said vs. what I thought I was going to work on; how that affects what I need to do today", then Share in pairs something significant that you left out of your autobiography.
    Remarks by Task Coordinator and other logistical matters.
    Rest of the day till 5pm: Independent research and Conversations
    Independent research building on the workshop topic as it intersects with our own interests
    Conversations building on the intersection-question-extension notes
    12.30-1.30
    Lunch
    5.00-6.15
    Dialogue Hour (http://bit.ly/FivePhase) to share and digest the experience of the first day of Inquiring and Planning, finishing with: One thing we're chewing on about how to make use of the workshop to advance our individual inquiries and planning.
    Guidelines will be explained as we go. In particular: Dialogue process invites inquiry more than advocacy--airing what you're trying to work out, not what you already "knew" or your "answers" to other people's issues. On that basis, we develop trust to explore difficult issues with each other during workshop.
    Preview of Day II
    Announcements
    7.00
    Dinner (brought in)
    Day2
    Saturday, October 7: Exposing More Points of Potential Interaction through Focus on Shared Reading / Continued Inquiry and Planning, Focusing in towards Day 3's Work-in-Progress Presentation
    Host for the Day: Peter; Facilitator: tba
    8.30
    Breakfast (optional)--Quiet--conversations outside so as not to disturb:
    Morning writing
    Even 4-5 minutes will help you get ready for the morning activity
    9.15
    Host to set the scene for Day 2
    Check–in (after a minute to gather thoughts): New idea or question that has come to the surface or come into focus since yesterday
    Spoken check-ins are brief, even telegraphic--one if not working out ideas by talking aloud on the presumption that that happens through morning writing or other interactions
    9.30-11.30 (approx)
    Response (using this format ) to reading = tba
    Brief intro by author, then turn-taking (4 minutes min/max each): "How does the paper intersect with or stimulate my own project?"
    Author stays quiet, listening.
    Note: The emphasis is on participants teasing out their own thinking (and thereby exposing more points of potential interaction), not digging into what the author thinks. (Specific suggestions about the manuscript can be conveyed by other means.)
    Author joins in the discussion, indicating overall--not speaker by speaker--how the responses intersect with or stimulate their own thinking.
    Freewrite: "What would it mean for me to put my ideas into wider circulation at this point?" (given the stimulation of one person having done this during this session)
    Go-around with one idea
    Take it as a given that people know that you have more than one idea.
    Rest of the day till 5pm: Independent research and Conversations
    including preparation of a 10-minute work-in-progress presentation for Day 3.
    Walk and informal conversations- arrangement (provisional & optional) = convene at 1.45 to go for a walk in the Middlesex Fells or Walden Pond (2 hours roundtrip)
    12.30-1.30
    Lunch
    5.00-6.00
    Dialogue Hour (http://bit.ly/FivePhase) to share and digest experience of a second day of Inquiring and Planning, Focusing in towards Day 3's Work-in-Progress Presentation, finishing with closing go-around of one thing you want to focus on to share tomorrow.
    Announcements
    7.00
    Dinner (brought in)
    Show and tell (or our own work or texts that influenced us)
    Day3
    Sunday, October 8: Work-in-Progress presentations, with feedback informing further Inquiry and Planning
    Host for the Day: Peter; Facilitator: tba
    8.30
    Breakfast (optional)--quiet--conversations outside so as not to disturb:
    Morning writing
    Upload visual aids to flashdrive
    9.15
    Host sets the scene
    The feedback on W-I-P presentations braids two strands: input towards further inquiry & engagement + web of connections and sharing needed to support that ongoing inquiry and engagement
    Check–in: One thing you are looking forward to in the presentations (after a minute to gather thoughts)
    WIP
    9.30-12.30
    10-minute Work-in-progress presentations
    which may include activities and feedback as requested by presenters
    Plus-Delta feedback (on written sheets)
    Rest of the day till 5pm: Independent research and Conversations
    Visual aids transferred to http://sicw.wikispaces.com/-/n17a/n17a/
    Digest responses from feedback sheets
    Sign-up for Office Hours
    Further development of projects, building in feedback from and connections with other participants.
    12.30-1.30
    Lunch
    3-4
    Office Hours (three 18-minute slots for consulting one-on-one)
    4-10.00
    Journey and final dinner together
    Provides an opportunity for extended conversations, play, quiet time for reflection
    Car to Subway (T), to Aquarium stop (or Uber)
    5.30 Ferry to Hingham
    Dinner at Hingham waterfront
    Return to Arlington by car
    Day4
    Monday, October 9: Supporting Us in Going Back to Our Worlds to Use Inquiry and Planning during the workshop// Taking Stock of the Workshop Experience
    Host for the Day: Peter; Facilitator: Peter
    Before the day's sessions start: Pack up where you are staying; bring luggage to workshop to leave from there
    8.30
    Breakfast (optional)--quiet--conversations outside so as not to disturb:
    Morning writing
    9.15
    Logistics (e.g., departures in time to catch planes; reimbursements; things to happen soon after the workshop; group photo)
    Host sets the scene
    Generating products from the workshop shows to outsiders the value of the workshop process; sharing them enhances support and recognition. The products also provide a basis for each of us so what we got from the workshop does not dissipate when we return to our places of life and work.
    Check–in 1: One thing you're going back to (so you can then put it out of your thoughts for the day)
    Freewrite on what you're looking forward to in making good use of Day 4 (3 minutes)
    Check–in 2: One thing you're looking forward to in making good use of Day 4
    (Keep these short--one thing only. Take it as given that people are aware that there's more to you than that.)
    9.45-10.45
    Connections and extensions activity, part a
    Re-read notes received after first day Autobiographical Introductions to prompt thinking about where you started and where you are now
    Respond to questions about pursuing project further, separating those that are not to be shared by writing them on the back
    10.45-2.15
    Prepare written product emerging from initial Project description (submitted with application), work-in-progress presentation and feedback, and Planning and Inquiry during workshop
    Post written products to private workshop wikipages, personal wikis, blogs, etc.
    12.30-1.15
    Lunch and clean up
    Put luggage in relevant cars
    1.15-3.15
    Connections and extensions activity, part b
    Written Recognitions/Affirmations to each other participant, placed in a shoe
    Digest Written Recognitions/Affirmations
    from 2016)other participants and update responses to questions about pursuing your project further.
    Scan the shareable portion of the responses, uploaded to personal pages on the wiki and linked to http://sicw.wikispaces.com/-/n17a/n17a/Pursuing
    Complete preparation of written product and posting to private wikipages (and optionally to publicly viewable wikipages, including page on this wiki)
    Conversations (outside so as not to disturb the above)
    3.15-4.45
    Closing Dialogue "Hour": In relation to NewSSC goal 4, review the workshop and Collaborative Exploration -- taking stock of the workshop experience with a view to its ongoing evolution?:
    five-phase format: Freewriting on "what can I contribute to taking stock of the workshop experience with a view to its ongoing evolution, Check-in, Turn-Taking
    Critical Incident Questionnaire: Gathering Thoughts
    Plus-Delta feedback (spoken): Check Out (audio)
    Soon after workshop
    Collated Critical Incident Questionnaire responses
    Collated responses to questions about pursuing project further
    (Optional) Post updated written products to publicly viewable wikipages, including page on this wiki
    Taking stock of workshop and posting of suggested revisions to program, tasks, and other workshop pages

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Monday, September 4

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