I help out a lot, preferring to be the second dancer as in http://sivers.org/ff but, of course, selecting who I dance second to. Like serial killers, but a serial helper.
This time, though, I need help.
I’ve been doing other things lately. Very much related to resilience, which is were it looks like I’ll be helping out next: the Resilience session.
What I’ve been doing I can’t talk much about yet. Imagine a severe crisis, a global systemic one like the worst you’ve thought, and then it rains (or doesn’t, whatever’s worst). How do you react to that? No planning is possible, and if it’s possible, it is never done in practice. So you must forget about the RoboCop option, which is about arming yourself with expensive, specific, fancy, and heavy tools. You’re left with the MacGyver approach, which is about looking at your needs, then looking at your haves, and using your ingenuity and skills to hack your way out as safely and quickly as possible.
So, yes, I’ve been looking at resilience but I haven’t had the energy to catch up on EdgeRyders, shame on me! You can help me by pointing out the must-reads about the subject, both at the campaign and looking for the word across the full site. Or at other sources you find important. Thanks in advance!
Also, I know roughly what the session will look like. Say there’s a hundred of us on that Friday morning, and six sessions. That means maybe 17 people (a sixth of the hundred total) - or of course more or less than that - will get together in a room, for 2.5 hours, with the aim of looking into issues perceived by Europe’s youth as important and what young entrepreneurs, activists and innovators are doing to tackle them … bringing in their own experience and vision … all about “resilience” as a key element of the transition of young people to an independent active life.
After that, each workshop will be giving a 5 minutes (3 slides) report to the plenary … to bring to the plenary an actionable idea, not just general principles. This means that preparing well in advance, coordinating with other team members, will be a key to success. Our kind hosts say they will probably hold a competition between breakout sessions, so make sure your team wins! Those 3 slides, is suggested, would have this content:
- What is an important challenge identified
- Who are the stakeholders in ensuring that the challenge is resolved and their relationships to each other and the challenge
- A creative solution for how to solve the challenge and get stakeholders on board to help make it happen
In fact, if we’re lucky to be so many, we might even want to split up for brief sprints, or whatever works.
In any case, I’ll be thinking about how I can help to make the most of this, and I’d appreciate your help.
Again, thanks in advance, and - gasp - see ya there!