NVC USA Meeting 27 Nov 2005
Please do not edit this page, it's an archive of meeting notes for the Compassion In Action conference. Do try to incorporate everything from it into the relevant pages of Compassion In Action Planning pages.
4-5:30pm Pacific time
- decision re some potential titles for workshops (see Compassion In Action Sample Sessions
- some names of people w/ brief bios
- decision re outreach nationally - who's contacting who
- update re outreach for more people on this committee
- discuss strategy of local hospitality team and funding for people who need support
- discuss strategy of building community at the event
- Playback Theater at the conference
other initiatives for the project (not conference-related)
Outreach - who's contacting who
- John Abbe - Alaska, one friend in Mississippi
- Margarita - North and South Dakota, Wisconsin, Minnesota
- Jane - a few states in the Northeast: NY, NJ, Mass., Conn.
- Rick - Pennsylvania, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois
- Judi - Maine, Georgia
Outreach - how?
See Compassion In Action Invitation (Anyone want to work on a fuller draft? No one as yet. If anyone does come up with some good text please add it there.)
[rick added: from my notes on what Kit suggested on somethings we might include...]
For outreach phone calls, wanting to let people know that this project/conference exists and to share our own excitement about it. Hopes:
- to develop support for new groups
- connect with each other
- foster learning
- possibly invite them to join phone conferences if they seem excited about the work
- [Include the brainstormed items as possibilities]
Feel free to invite people to join this group on our next call.
Finalize the name (see Naming The NVC USA Conference)
Short name -
From last call: Turning to Compassion
New possibilities: Compassion to/for Action
After some tinkering we ended up with: Compassion In Action
Tag line -
From last call: Networking and Community Building for Nonviolent Communication in the United States
Jane: spreading NVC itself, or the larger dream?
New possibility: Nonviolent Communication Networking and Community Building in the United States
We decided to stick with the former, so:
Compassion in Action: Networking and Community Building for Nonviolent Communication in the United States
Electronic communication to support distributed communities
Offering compelling NVC introductions
When conflict happens in NVC communities - mediation in your network or community
How to give feedback among workshop co-leaders - Offering your so-facilitator feedback
Nurturing leaderful practice groups
How to involve outside support, or Marshalling support (empathy for those who have organized for Marshall visit :-)
Marshalling support in your community
Meta: Let's be clear that these are just ideas, things that people could offer if they like-it's an Open Space!
Jane: will e-mail/wiki a URL to a page explaining Open Space well
Let's post all the good explanatory links we find on NvcUsaConferenceInvitation
Local hospitality team and funding for people who need support:
Jane $800 coming from Binghamton (July ticket from small east coast town, plus $200 conference fee)
Kit report on funding, etc.: Unable to contact Mills College since last call. Wanted it up on website right away, so did it anyway, estimating costs assuming 10 full scholarships. $250 - $360 (conference + room & board) - will talk w Mills tomorrow
Hospitality team - coordinating flights(?), housing for people ()
Special needs - particular food (refrigerator), wheelchairs, etc.
Kit - BayNVC will handle that among the organizing work
Meta has had problems with getting help from BayNVC with that before, suggests that someone take this on as their specific focus
Kit - issue has been raised, let's keep it in mind as we go along
Building community at the event
Jane - felt alone at Munich event. Cultural? Maybe since all-U.S. we'll be okay. Munich was scheduled 9-5, no spaces to connect during conference hours.
Empathy teams - support the creation of small groups that can meet periodically through the conference
Empathy buddy sign-up - match people up based on size of community, interests, etc.
Physical place - Loose Ends room
Jane and Judi will think about these and other strategies and bring it back to the next meeting.
Kit was inspired seeing it at the Deep Democracy conference, where they watched sessions then did skits capturing the juiciest energy/words.
Jane - the more usual way is they listen to participants report on their conference experience and act out those situations. Also, Jake Birnberg is a Playbacker.
Kit will go forward talking with Chris about having them come, and which style to use.
Besides the conference
Rick - (?)
Meta - wants more time for this - first item next time?
We agreed yes.
Next two meetings: Dec 18 and Jan 8, both at 9am Pacific time