Flow of Day 4
Story of Day 4
by Nguyen Thu Trang (Iris)
Practicing communicating from the heart. Opening the first conversations among the group to learn about collaboration together. Sensing and diving deep into what is needed by conversations that matter. And now, it’s time for us to come back to the reality again, to the question “What is my next step?”
That’s why a major part of our last day is a process to Design for Wiser Actions. Each one of us come to this training with a different purpose, holding different questions. However, we are all interested in how to have more effective collaboration in our work and our life. Today, ten brave people in our group have decided to really plan a change and put themselves out to receive support from the whole group to design a process or a conversation that they find challenging but still full of hope.
Yesterday I signed myself up to support my friend, Zach, to design a teachers’ meeting at his school. Ten change-makers were standing in a circle when the rest of us decided which one to support by standing behind the back of them. That’s right, we got your back.
This morning, we will be conscious about The Breath Pattern to design the meeting together. As a supporter, it’s really beautiful for me to see myself and my team fully being there for our friend, listening to him, putting ourselves in his place, offering our perspectives but respecting him 100% to make his own decisions. The three of us are actually practicing holding space for our friend.
The beauty of this process lies in its ability to get as much collective wisdom as possible. That’s why after the first round of designing, the supporters will go to a different conversation they choose while the callers can get new perspectives from fresh minds.