Creating Success
 by Learning to
   Challenge                 planets
  Assumptions
    October 15, 2009



Stephanie Nest...
LaDonna Coy
                          MHR, CPS, CDLA
                          Primary Prevention
                        ...
 Strategic Planner
                             Primary Prevention
                             Capacity Building
     ...
Getting Everyone’s Voice into
          the Room

Name
Organization
Location
Agenda
9:30-11:00
Welcome & Getting Started
  •The Secret to Out-of-the-Box Thinking
  •Foundational Tools
     The Ladder...
Objectives
• Provide foundational tools for
  challenging assumptions
• Provide an opportunity to apply the
  tools to eac...
Who’s here?   Our Tool Today   Content
Discussion Area
Type here
Emoticons!
Chat Poll


   What is one word that
captures how you are today?
Out of the
BoxThinking
Polling + chat
Debrief (why?)
                 Why do the
                  numbers look
                  like they do?
What PROMOTES it?
What STIFLES it?
The Secrets
      to

Out of the Box
   Thinking


    Name
     the
     Box!
What

   BOX
 are

   YOU
       in?
A Box we Live in


  An ounce of
   Prevention
    is Worth
a Pound of Cure


 Not everyone
thinks this way!
Recognize this can feel scary!
Create a safe container for exploration
Invite

OTHERS

to Explore
    the
    Box


Multiple
    Points
of View
Explore
All Angles
Integrate
ALL
Views


Both/And
Thinking
The First, grasping an ear,
   “It is a large rough thing,
 wide and broad, like a rug.”
The Second, holding the
trunk, “I...
PENCIL EXERCISE
Leveraging
  Diversity
  with The
 Ladder of
 Inference
 A tool for
 discovering
 how people
 think and why
 they think th...
You must go below the surface
Take Action

                The
                Ladder
                of
                Inference




Actual Events
Take Action

                       The
Adopt Beliefs          Ladder
                       of
                       Inf...
Take Action

                        R       The
Adopt Beliefs           E       Ladder
                        F L
      ...
Environmental
  Example
  Once we start
   worrying
   about the
   polar bears
   in the artic,
  We notice
   stories
  ...
Social
   Example
Once we become
 grandparents,

we see young
 children
 everywhere
Every Day
 Example

 Once we
 decide to
   buy a
certain kind
   of car,

We notice
   them
everywhere
Take Action


Adopt Beliefs   Bug is the only car for me

                The quality will be better than
   Make         ...
Ladder of Inference Exercise
TAKE ACTION

              BELIEFS




              ASSUMPTIONS




              DATA
Polls about how meeting
   time is INVESTED
What are the

                               Implications
                               of the

                         ...
Underage
Drinking


What are
the
divergent
points of
view?
Sharing your thinking is a gift
      That must be

UNPACKED
      to be truly


Useful
Teenagers




            Beliefs?


            Assumptions?


            Data?
Parents




          Beliefs?


          Assumptions?


          Data?
School Teachers




                  Beliefs?


                  Assumptions?


                  Data?
Police




         Beliefs?


         Assumptions?


         Data?
Community Members




             Beliefs?


             Assumptions?


             Data?
Small Business Owners




                  Beliefs?


                  Assumptions?


                  Data?
Large Beer Producers


                  Beliefs?


                  Assumptions?


                  Data?
Prevention
Volunteers
and
Professionals

     Beliefs?


     Assumptions?


     Data?
Ladder of Inference Exercise

TAKE ACTION             What are your strongest
                        beliefs about what w...
Sample Ladder of Inference Exercise
Divide into small groups of four to six persons.

Every person will take a few moment ...
What topics or
issues could
benefit from
a better
understanding of
How might you add a little
   to your meetings?
         Adding consideration of:




ASSUMPTIONS                  DATA

 ...
Next Steps   Create a plan
             What topics need
             conversation?
             How might you begin to ge...
Plans for
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Part one of a two part workshop on Creating Success by Challenging Assumptions with Stephanie Nestlerode, Omega Point International, Inc. and LaDonna Coy, Learning for Change, Inc. for the Texas SPF SIG community grantees. All materials are located at http://bit.ly/xQSu9

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  • LaDonna, this is a great presentation. I wrote a presentation two years ago on docstoc entitled 'Thinking in the box'. My approach was the need to know where you are (which box you are in) to know where to go (what ideas to generate). Why in the box and not out of the box> Because self-organizing system rearrange within defined boundaries. Being under pressure to accommodate their increasing numbers within limited space they change the box. I love this presentation.
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Success by Challenging Assumptions (Part I)

  1. 1. Creating Success by Learning to Challenge planets Assumptions October 15, 2009 Stephanie Nestlerode LaDonna Coy Omega Point International, Inc. Learning for Change, Inc.
  2. 2. LaDonna Coy MHR, CPS, CDLA Primary Prevention Capacity building with Collaborative Partners: -Kansas AAPS Social media and live -Kansas Prevention Virtual Learning/Training Network & SPF SIG Sector Network Interactionarssm -Kansas Family Partnership -Eagle Ridge Institute -CADCA -Paxis, Inc -Safe & Caring Schools -Collaborative The surest way to provoke the Conversations imagination is to seek out -Omega Point International, Inc. environments you have no -ODMHSAS experience with. -MACMHB-MASACA --author unknown
  3. 3.  Strategic Planner  Primary Prevention  Capacity Building  Technical Assistance Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention: Texas, Colorado, West Virginia, Kansas, Arkansas, Oklahoma, Stephanie Nestlerode, MSW California, and Nevada “The future we create is the legacy we leave our children.”
  4. 4. Getting Everyone’s Voice into the Room Name Organization Location
  5. 5. Agenda 9:30-11:00 Welcome & Getting Started •The Secret to Out-of-the-Box Thinking •Foundational Tools The Ladder of Inference 11:00-1:00 •Lunch, Homework & Coaching 1:00-2:30 •Homework Debrief •The Rule of Six •The Chicken Scratch Path •Social Media exploration/implications •Closing Reflections
  6. 6. Objectives • Provide foundational tools for challenging assumptions • Provide an opportunity to apply the tools to each person’s unique circumstances • Apply foundational tools to our assumptions about social media • Identify ways to shift our conversations
  7. 7. Who’s here? Our Tool Today Content
  8. 8. Discussion Area Type here
  9. 9. Emoticons!
  10. 10. Chat Poll What is one word that captures how you are today?
  11. 11. Out of the BoxThinking
  12. 12. Polling + chat
  13. 13. Debrief (why?) Why do the numbers look like they do?
  14. 14. What PROMOTES it?
  15. 15. What STIFLES it?
  16. 16. The Secrets to Out of the Box Thinking Name the Box!
  17. 17. What BOX are YOU in?
  18. 18. A Box we Live in An ounce of Prevention is Worth a Pound of Cure Not everyone thinks this way!
  19. 19. Recognize this can feel scary!
  20. 20. Create a safe container for exploration
  21. 21. Invite OTHERS to Explore the Box Multiple Points of View
  22. 22. Explore All Angles
  23. 23. Integrate ALL Views Both/And Thinking
  24. 24. The First, grasping an ear, “It is a large rough thing, wide and broad, like a rug.” The Second, holding the trunk, “I have the real facts. It is a straight and hollow pipe.” The Third, touching a front leg, “It is mighty and firm, like a pillar.”
  25. 25. PENCIL EXERCISE
  26. 26. Leveraging Diversity with The Ladder of Inference A tool for discovering how people think and why they think the way they do
  27. 27. You must go below the surface
  28. 28. Take Action The Ladder of Inference Actual Events
  29. 29. Take Action The Adopt Beliefs Ladder of Inference Actual Events
  30. 30. Take Action R The Adopt Beliefs E Ladder F L of L O Inference E O X P I Select Data V E Actual Events
  31. 31. Environmental Example Once we start worrying about the polar bears in the artic, We notice stories everywhere
  32. 32. Social Example Once we become grandparents, we see young children everywhere
  33. 33. Every Day Example Once we decide to buy a certain kind of car, We notice them everywhere
  34. 34. Take Action Adopt Beliefs Bug is the only car for me The quality will be better than Make the first time I bought one Assumptions If it looks good, it will drive well Select Data Salesman Consumer Reports Neighbors & Friends Mechanic Timely?? None
  35. 35. Ladder of Inference Exercise TAKE ACTION BELIEFS ASSUMPTIONS DATA
  36. 36. Polls about how meeting time is INVESTED
  37. 37. What are the Implications of the survey results? Source: margaret anne clarke
  38. 38. Underage Drinking What are the divergent points of view?
  39. 39. Sharing your thinking is a gift That must be UNPACKED to be truly Useful
  40. 40. Teenagers Beliefs? Assumptions? Data?
  41. 41. Parents Beliefs? Assumptions? Data?
  42. 42. School Teachers Beliefs? Assumptions? Data?
  43. 43. Police Beliefs? Assumptions? Data?
  44. 44. Community Members Beliefs? Assumptions? Data?
  45. 45. Small Business Owners Beliefs? Assumptions? Data?
  46. 46. Large Beer Producers Beliefs? Assumptions? Data?
  47. 47. Prevention Volunteers and Professionals Beliefs? Assumptions? Data?
  48. 48. Ladder of Inference Exercise TAKE ACTION What are your strongest beliefs about what will reduce BELIEFS underage drinking in your community? What assumptions are you ASSUMPTIONS making (underneath your beliefs)? How have your personal DATA experiences influenced your thinking? What other data relate to how you think about underage drinking?
  49. 49. Sample Ladder of Inference Exercise Divide into small groups of four to six persons. Every person will take a few moment to reflect IN SILENCE and then to write down their answers to three questions: What is my strongest belief (a single belief) about the issue at hand? What are my assumptions? What are the data underneath my assumptions and beliefs? Using a Talking Object, there will be three rounds of sharing. Round One: Every person will share the strongest belief. Round Two: Every person will share assumptions. Round Three: Every person will share data. Continue the conversation. What strikes you about the differences? The similarities? Share each group’s observations with the larger group. Identify shared themes and any differences that need to be explored further.
  50. 50. What topics or issues could benefit from a better understanding of
  51. 51. How might you add a little to your meetings? Adding consideration of: ASSUMPTIONS DATA CREATING SHARED MEANING
  52. 52. Next Steps Create a plan What topics need conversation? How might you begin to gently inquire more deeply into how people think? Each person will sharewhen we return at 1 pm! Call with questions during the break Call LaDonna 918-473-6789 Call Stephanie 512-847-0410
  53. 53. Plans for
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