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  • The pastor, the bear, and the lion story is found in Holy Hilarity written by Cal and Rose Samra, pp.166-167 (copyright 1999, Fellowship of Merry Christians: Portage, MI)

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  • 1. Transformation Through Education The Power of a Community Organization Presented by Damon L. Spight
  • 2. Transformation Through Education: The Power of a Community Organization
    • Objectives
      • Define “community organization”
      • Determine the relationship between alignment and transformation
      • Present how to move from toleration to transformation
      • Experience two key practices for transforming through educating
      • Celebrate our success
  • 3. Transformation Through Education: The Power of a Community Organization
    • “ Community Organization” defined
      • Centers of meaning
      • Cultures for the practice of democracy
      • Transcends the individual without disrespecting individuality
      • An organic system
        • Relevant background factors
        • Internal/External influences
        • Consequences
  • 4. Transformation Through Education: The Power of a Community Organization
    • The Righteous Man, The Lottery, and God
    • The Power of Alignment
      • Visualize to Actualize
      • PassWord Mission
        • Helping kids in crisis access their full potential, one step at a time
      • PassWord Vision
        • To assist youth in becoming productive community citizens by improving their educational, social, and mental health outcomes
  • 5. Transformation Through Education: The Power of a Community Organization
    • “ Today if we want to avoid further breakdown of the web of meaning anywhere in society, then organizations can best serve that purpose by becoming practice fields for the skills that will lead to democratic behavior.” Peter Senge, et al, The Fifth Discipline Fieldbook , p. 508.)
    • “ The potential of ordinary people fully emerges only when they are able to translate their self-interests in issues such as family, property, and education into the common good through an intermediary organization.” The Kettering Review, Summer 1996, p. 37.)
  • 6. Transformation Through Education: The Power of a Community Organization
    • Exercise Time!
  • 7. Transformation Through Education: Moving from Toleration to Transformation
    • “ Good teachers possess a capacity for connectedness. They are able to weave a complex web of connections among themselves, their subjects, and their students so that students can learn to weave a world for themselves.” (Parker Palmer, The Courage to Teach , p. 11. )
    • To teach is create a space in which the community of truth is practiced. (Parker Palmer, The Courage to Teach, p. 90)
      • Renew self and community
      • Reinvent the future
      • Utilize “Just-In-Time Learning”
        • coaching, training, actual work: one process (Peter Senge and et al, The Fifth Discipline , p. 512 )
  • 8. Transformation Through Education: Moving from Toleration to Transformation
    • “ When we reject that with which we cannot become intimate, our lives are diminished.” (Parker Palmer, The Courage to Teach , p. 91)
    • The pastor, the bear, and the lion
  • 9. Transformation Through Education: Moving from Toleration to Transformation
    • Leadership, Managing, Coaching
      • Leadership
        • Mission, vision, values
      • Managing
        • Bottom line
          • Goals
          • Objectives
          • Outcomes
          • Production
      • Coaching
        • Individuals and teams
  • 10. Transformation Through Education: Moving from Toleration to Transformation
    • Leadership competencies
      • Diagnosing the situation (mental)
      • Adapting the influences (behavioral)
      • Communicating the messages (process)
    • Success vs. effectiveness
      • Power down
      • Power up
      • Power convergence
  • 11. Transformation Through Education: Moving from Toleration to Transformation
    • Management Competencies
      • Technical deftness
        • Knowledge
        • Methods
        • Techniques
        • Equipment
      • Interpersonal prowess
      • Conceptual agility
    • Success vs. Effectiveness
      • Power split or convergence
  • 12. Transformation Through Education: Moving from Toleration to Transformation
    • Transactional vs. Transformational leadership
      • “The ability to motivate people to work toward challenging goals, creating transcendent organizations through bold, visionary thinking and calculated risk taking.” (Lea Williams, Servants of the People , p. 26)
  • 13. Transformation Through Education: The Power of a Community Organization
    • Transformational Leadership
      • Builds on man’s needs for meaning
      • Is preoccupied with purposes and values, morals, and ethics
      • Transcends daily affairs
      • Is oriented toward meeting long-term goals without compromising human values and principles
      • Separates causes and symptoms and works at prevention
    • Transactional Leadership
      • Builds on man’s need to get a job done and to make a living
      • Is preoccupied with power and position, politics, and perks
      • Is mired in daily affairs
      • Is short-term and hard-data oriented
  • 14. Transformation Through Education: The Power of a Community Organization
    • Transformational Leadership
      • Is proactive, catalytic, and patient
      • Values profit as the basis of growth
      • Focuses more on missions and strategies for achieving them
      • Makes full use of human resources
      • Identifies and develops new talent
    • Transactional Leadership
      • Confuses causes and symptoms and concerns itself more with treatment than with prevention
      • Focuses on tactical issues
      • Relies on human relations to lubricate human interactions
      • Follows and fulfills role expectations by striving to work effectively within current systems
  • 15. Transformation Through Education: The Power of a Community Organization
    • Transformational Leadership
      • Recognizes and rewards significant contributions
      • Designs and redesigns jobs to make them meaningful and challenging
      • Releases human potential
      • Models love
      • Leads out into new directions
      • Aligns internal structures and systems to reinforce overarching values and goals
    • (These descriptors taken from Steven Covey’s Principled Centered Leadership, pp. 285-286)
  • 16. Transformation Through Education: The Power of a Community Organization
    • Exercise Time!
  • 17. Transformation Through Education - Phase 2 The Power of a Community Organization Presented by Damon L. Spight
  • 18. Transformation Through Education: The Power of a Community Organization
    • C‘s that transcend the average and create transformation
      • Cause
      • Commitment
        • Core values
      • Communication
        • Core values
        • Expectations
          • Stretch
      • Confidence
  • 19. Transformation Through Education: The Power of a Community Organization
    • C‘s that transcend the average and create transformation (continued)
      • Confidentiality
      • Consistency
      • Change
  • 20. Transformation Through Education: The Power of a Community Organization
    • “ When authentic community emerges, false differences [i.e., race, gender] in power and status disappear.”
    • Leverage Your Strengths
    • “ Press with determination in the right direction and your circumstances will be your helpers, not your hindrances.” ( Christ Object Lessons )