[announce] CORRECTION FOR Daily Morning Roundtable at ISSS 2004 Asilomar
Posted by: daviding
Date: February 25, 2004 04:05AM
PLEASE NOTE THE CONTACT EMAIL TO RESPOND TO THIS INVITE IS DIRECTLY TO SUE.
Dear ISSS Colleagues and Friends,
Please contact Sue Gabriele (firstname.lastname@example.org) to express your
interest in attending a daily co-operated Roundtable (details below) so that
we can plan for handouts, seating, and coffee!
In brief, we would like to know.....
Q1: Are you interested in attending the morning 7:15 -8:15 Roundtable?
Q2: If not (...too early) or in addition, would you be interested in the
option of a daily Roundtable in the afternoon or evening? Any comments or
Looking forward to exploring this with you all,
Call for Participation: Daily Morning Roundtable at ISSS 2004 Asilomar!
Everyone is invited to our fourth annual morning Roundtable to take place
daily from 7:15-8:15AM, before breakfast, July 5-July 9, Room TBA. Join us
every day, or whenever you like!
Our Roundtable purposes are to open a space for daily reflection on our
ideals, that is, what we want to learn and create; to increase time for each
of us to talk from our hearts and minds about what we are thinking,
experiencing, and learning now; and to be listened to by the others in the
group, enjoying and learning with each other in a new way. To make our
purposes and format transparent, we will have the Roundtable guidelines on each chair for easy referral.
Our format is: We spend 5 minutes listening to short readings: e.g., the
Roundtable guidelines; We then spend 55 minutes on individual reflections or learning reports, time distributed equally among all present (e.g. 27 people = about 2 minutes each). Our suggested topic for the first morning might be:
"What situations and projects did you leave behind to come here, and what
could happen here that would be valuable to you, here, or in your work or
life back home?² Each day, a different topic will be suggested by a
different volunteering facilitator of the day.
Folk wisdom and compelling research indicate that participants experience
surprising benefits from this activity after about four sessions. Our
experience with this format has resulted in the following theory: Just as we
break the sound barrier when we travel faster than the speed of sound, we
can break the communication barrier when we hear 25 authentic viewpoints in 50 minutes.