Creating a Change Process to Re-Imagine Your Youth Community
URJ Youth Engagement Conference 2013Alison Kur Executive Director of Jewish LivingBrett Lubarsky Youth Programs Coordinator & Social Media ManagerHannah Richman Youth Educator
Please take the post-it notes and pen on your chairand take a few moments to respond to this question:
When you are making a change, howdo you know that change is happening?Then the Israelites wept and said,“If only we had meat to eat! We remember the fishwe used to eat free in Egypt, the cucumbers, themelons, the leeks, the onions, and the garlic. Nowour gullets are shriveled. There’s nothing at all!Nothing but this manna to look to!” Numbers 11:4-6 “Why have you brought God’s congregation into thiswilderness for us and our beasts to die there? Whydid you make us leave Egypt to bring us to thiswretched place, a place with no grain or figs or vinesor pomegranates? There’s not even water to drink!” Numbers 20:4-5
Why are we changing?How do you build a shared senseof urgency?
What are we changing to?What’s our vision of wherewe hope to go?What will it look like whenwe get there?
Our Mission: To inspire and nurture the human spirit – one person, one cup andone neighborhood at a time.
“To bring inspiration andinnovation to every athlete*in the world.”(*If you have a body, you are an athlete. –Bill Bowerman (founder of Nike))
Dedication to the highest quality of customer service, delivered with a sense of warmth, friendliness, individual pride and company spirit.
Who will help make the change?How will you do it?How can you get others on board?
OneExample… List those forces that are DRIVING US TOWARD our vision. OUR VISIONTheForce Field How do weAnalysis leverage these forces? How do we remove or mitigate these forces? List those forces that RESTRAIN US FROM ACHIEVING our vision. WHERE WE ARE TODAY
This won’t happen overnight.Mistakes will be made.Communicate. Communicate. Communicate.
Once we have change, how will wemake it stick?