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Method of Transforming Projects Into Systemic Change

  1. 1. Vincentian Family<br />Systemic Change Meeting<br />November 4-7, 2010, Belleville, Illinois<br />METHOD OF TRANSFORMING PROJECTS INTO SYSTEMIC CHANGE<br />
  2. 2. Systemic Change:<br /><ul><li>It is a process that favors a </li></ul>structural change of a whole system<br /><ul><li>It is a change that leads to a radical transformation of the life of the excluded through specific strategies, needed to produce those changes </li></li></ul><li>Systemic Change:<br />“Our project, although it may not<br />achieve a radical transformation in the lives of our brothers and sisters, is a necessary project.<br />What should we do?<br />
  3. 3. Do people change?<br />It is a fact that most people <br /> do not want to change<br />What it is difficult to transform is the mentality, our mentality, in order to generate transforming strategies.<br />
  4. 4. M The Marillac Vincentian Center on the road towards transformation ARILLAC VINCENTIAN CENTER<br />SOCIAL CO RESPONSIBILITY <br />AND EDUCATION<br />FOR A WORLD WITHOUT VIOLENCE<br />
  5. 5.
  6. 6. The Center is located in a very poor community<br />
  7. 7. Oureffortsdidnotcontributetoimprovethequality of life of themembers of thecommunity<br />
  8. 8. “Training women to achieve their empowerment”<br />“Social Co-responsibility for a world without Violence”<br />A radical Change was needed<br />
  9. 9. Process leading to transformation<br />Methods employed: <br /><ul><li> The Flow of Change
  10. 10. Strategies for Systemic Change</li></ul>The strategies of Systemic Change are at the same time:<br /><ul><li>Doctrinal Frame
  11. 11. Guide /Action Lines
  12. 12. Criteria for Projects evaluations </li></li></ul><li>Mission oriented Strategies<br />
  13. 13. 1. Establishing the urgency to change<br />It is a fact that most people do not want to change<br /><ul><li> People will be more committed to changing </li></ul> if the change speaks to their hearts. <br /><ul><li>The primary challenge is to change behavior
  14. 14. This may be best accomplished by enabling people to see a truth that influences their feelings </li></ul>The heart of change <br /> is in emotion<br />
  15. 15. <ul><li> Is the project still needed?
  16. 16. Does it respond to the present needs of the population?
  17. 17. Which are the problems that have been detected?
  18. 18. What are the reasons for changing?
  19. 19. The risks for not changing?
  20. 20. Why the project has not transformed the lives </li></ul> of the people who are poor?<br /><ul><li>What results do we expect to achieve with the </li></ul> project?<br />
  21. 21. Our project did not respond <br />to the real needs of the population<br />
  22. 22. 2. Create a transformational vision<br />There must be a vision to direct the change effort, so that the possible “futures” may be seen.<br />Where transformation is desired, there should be effective strategies to achieve strategic changes.<br />The new vision implies a redefinition of the project’s objectives<br />
  23. 23. HolisticVision: spiritual and corporal<br />Work<br />Money<br />Education<br />Food<br />Health<br />
  24. 24. Holistic Vision: Inclusion of subsystems<br />
  25. 25. “Social corresponsibility and educationfor a world without violence”<br />
  26. 26. Promoting a culture of gender equality<br />“It is not enough to do good, <br />we must do good well”<br />without attacking poverty causes, <br />it is impossible to achieve a truly transforming effect.<br />
  27. 27. 3. Build the guiding team<br />
  28. 28. 4. Communicate the vision for buy-in<br />
  29. 29. Collaboration and networks that give place to a new project <br />Temascalli<br />PRODEM/CAVIF<br />Colegio de Médicas Potosinas<br />
  30. 30. 5. Empower others to act according to the vision<br />
  31. 31. Exemplary leaders<br />
  32. 32. Young women from the community, members of the guiding team<br />
  33. 33. 6. Create short-term wins<br /><ul><li> Long term visions may be broken down into short terms sub goals
  34. 34. Incremental change and small wins build confidence
  35. 35. These contributions toward change should be celebrated</li></li></ul><li>Reconstruction and readaptation of the CenterProgram “Three in One” 2009 <br />
  36. 36. Examples of short term wins<br />
  37. 37. 7. Don’t Let Up<br /><ul><li> The vision must be </li></ul>supported by all systems,<br />structures and policies<br /><ul><li> If one part of the organization</li></ul>changes, then other parts of the <br />organization need to be examined <br />for ripple effects<br /><ul><li> The urgency at the beginning of the change effort needs to continue, even after small wins occur</li></li></ul><li>How is the project seen for the future Women as multiplying agents<br />Children and husbands<br />Grand mothers, sisters, cousins, aunts.<br />DIRECT FAMILY<br />INDIRECT FAMILY<br />Friends<br />FRIENDS<br />Neighbours of neighbours<br />NEIGHBOURS<br />COMMUNITY<br />
  38. 38. How is the project seen for the future<br /><ul><li>Multiplying and generator effect
  39. 39. Women of the community facilitating the talks and workshops
  40. 40. New leaderships among the women</li></li></ul><li>Horizontal multiplying effect<br />Vincentian Center in <br />San Luís Potosí<br />Marillac Center<br />“Social co responsibility for a world without violence”<br />Pilot project: Multiplying effect in all the Vincentian volunteers’ centers in the country<br />
  41. 41. 8. Institutionalize new methods, policies and strategies<br /><ul><li> Any new culture that is working well </li></ul> for the organization should not only <br /> be “frozen” into place but <br /> continuously nurtured<br /><ul><li> Role modeling on the part of the leaders and key individuals will constantly remind organizational members of the higher purpose values and behaviors that keep their culture strong </li></li></ul><li>Some of the main <br />ACTIVITIES <br />according to the new vision<br />
  42. 42. Promotion of ethical and Christian values<br />
  43. 43. Psychological assistance for women and for whoever requires it<br />
  44. 44. Human rights and Legal and judicial support<br />Respect of their human rights, specially their right to live with dignity and free from violence<br />A complaint department of the Human Rights Commission <br />Talks and workshops<br />Legal counseling<br />
  45. 45. Health Brigades<br />
  46. 46. Mediation between couples<br />
  47. 47. “SUSTENTA” program (Food Bank)<br />
  48. 48. Workshop: Prevention of violence against women and children abuse (CAVIF)<br />
  49. 49. Workshop for parents: “How to communicate with my children” “Families free of Violence” …<br />
  50. 50. Computing classes<br />Use of Windows and the most common programs: Word, Excel, PowerPoint<br />
  51. 51. Transform your life practicing <br />Yoga<br />Discover your inner self<br />and fill your life with energy and peace<br />CENTRO MARILLAC<br />
  53. 53. Integral formation for men, young people and children (IEEA)<br />
  54. 54. Spiritual Formation, ethical and moral values<br />
  55. 55. Different opportunities for young people<br />TEMZCALLI: Organization to prevent addictions<br />
  56. 56. Different opportunities for young people<br />
  57. 57. Workshops on preventing health for youngsters(IMSS/Colegio de Médicas Potosinas)<br />
  58. 58. Summer Camp and <br />extracurricular activities for children<br />
  59. 59. Prevention of accidents and burns<br />
  60. 60. Social Work<br />Detection of individual, familiar and communitarian problems<br />Surveys, interviews, personalized attention, and socio-economical studies<br />Cases analysis<br />Projects for personal and communitarian improvement<br />Promotion of the Center’s activities<br />
  61. 61. Counseling and attention to families that suffer from extreme poverty and violence<br />Vincentian Listening Center<br />Attention to their physical and emotional health<br />Psychological and legal counseling<br />Nutritional support<br />Work and social security<br />Medical and dental attention<br />Home improvement, etc.<br />
  62. 62. CONCLUSION<br />