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LOST News
Feb. 3, 2005


Thanks to the inaugural LOST members: Ryan, Trisha, Matt, John R, John C, Jamey, and Glenn. Welcome to our newest member, Ann. Farewell to John R (replaced by Ann) and also to John C and Glenn as they transition from steering to consulting.

 

See the latest set of meeting notes for changes to the "Steering Group Proposal."

 

Next LOST meeting will be Wed., 3/2, 12:00 PM at C'ville Coffee.

 

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2/24 Meeting Agenda

2/24 Meeting Notes

 

Learning

Organization

Steering

Team

 

 

 

 

 

 

Current Lost Membership: Ann, Jamey, Matt, Ryan, Trisha

LOST Consultants: Glenn, John C

Steering Group Proposal: Each team selects one steering group representative. Representatives serve on the steering group for a fixed term. When the term is up the team selects a new representative. To ensure some continuity, the terms differ: the term for groups A, B & C is three weeks and for groups D & E is five weeks.

Tasks, Issues & Priorities - Group Report Out

Evolve

TG

  1. Serve as a vehicle to share best practices and lessons learned among the teams.
  2. Handle administrivia/logistics for entire class: meeting times, documentation, etc.
  • benchmarks
  • deliverables: papers, i.e. group mission statement, implementation phases, project planning, etc
  • milestones: for both the entire class, as well as each group; i.e. reading materials, class & lecture of group/organizational systems & concepts, learning about real examples of present organizations that learn, etc.

Juicy

MH

  1. Develop a plan for effective communication;
  2. Identify the best atmosphere for the groups to develop their organizations and continue learning;
  3. Be an available resource for questions regarding the organization development, readings, etc.;
  4. Maintain progress reports on each group so the organization doesn't become stuck.

GK/JC

  1. Refine organizational purpose/principles/vision
  2. Integrate the six tracks
  3. Determine how LOST will work...propose or dispose?
  4. Determine the when/where/who/what of whole-class meetings
  5. Determine how we will evaluate individual, group, organization efforts
  6. Determine how we will document individual, group, organizational learning

Tool Time

JR

  1. Determine if whole class meetings are to take place - when, where, etc.
  2. Should blood-sugar enhancing substances be arranged - by whom, etc.
  3. Should an agenda be set to address aspects progress measurement, evaluation (group an individual) - if so, agenda particulars, schedule, etc.
  4. Communication (reports?) from groups to LOST to review what is working, what's not, etc. - then disseminate Epiphanies, frustrations, etc. to whole.
  5. Formulate, articulate whole group purpose, values vision, goals, etc.

True Learning RG

 

Ignore JB

  1. Our manner of assistance to the groups.  How will we do this?
  2. How to help keep them on track?  Can we encourage them to maintain the momentum?
  3. Fostering the exchange of good ideas and methods.  How can we share a successful process and avoid one that does not provide insight? 
  4. Finding a final method of individual evaluation.  Team presentations?  Weekly updates?  Individual monologues or papers?
  5. Focus on details and measurable outcomes.  How do we get our hands dirty?  How do we create new experiences (as we cannot grow by rehashing anecdotal experiences from members)?

 

Tasks, Issues & Priorities - Summary By Category

The category labels and the groupings in the following table are ad hoc. They're offered as a place to start the discussion. Note that they are presented in alpha order; the order does not reflect their importance or individual group's priorities.

Documentation
  • Determine how we will document individual, group, organizational learning

Environment

  • Identify the best atmosphere for the groups to develop their organizations and continue learning;

  • Should blood-sugar enhancing substances be arranged - by whom, etc.
Evaluation
  • benchmarks
 
  • Determine how we will evaluate individual, group, organization efforts
 
  • Should an agenda be set to address aspects progress measurement, evaluation (group an individual) - if so, agenda particulars, schedule, etc.
 
  • Finding a final method of individual evaluation.  Team presentations?  Weekly updates?  Individual monologues or papers?
Integration
  • How to help keep them on track?  Can we encourage them to maintain the momentum?
 
  • Fostering the exchange of good ideas and methods.  How can we share a successful process and avoid one that does not provide insight? 
 
  • Integrate the six tracks
 
  • Serve as a vehicle to share best practices and lessons learned among the teams.
 
  • milestones: for both the entire class, as well as each group; i.e. reading materials, class & lecture of group/organizational systems & concepts, learning about real examples of present organizations that learn, etc.
 
  • Develop a plan for effective communication;
 
  • Maintain progress reports on each group so the organization doesn't become stuck
 
  • Communication (reports?) from groups to LOST to review what is working, what's not, etc. - then disseminate Epiphanies, frustrations, etc. to whole.
Logistics
  • deliverables: papers, i.e. group mission statement, implementation phases, project planning, etc
 
  • Handle administrivia/logistics for entire class: meeting times, documentation, etc.
 
  • Determine the when/where/who/what of whole-class meetings
 
  • Determine if whole class meetings are to take place - when, where, etc.
 
  • Focus on details and measurable outcomes.  How do we get our hands dirty?  How do we create new experiences (as we cannot grow by rehashing anecdotal experiences from members)?
Purpose
  • Refine organizational purpose/principles/vision

  • Formulate, articulate whole group purpose, values vision, goals, etc.

Resource

  • Be an available resource
  • Our manner of assistance to the groups.  How will we do this?
Steering
  • Determine how LOST will work...propose or dispose?

 

 

 

 

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