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Presentation by Cassandra O'Neil and Maureen Bureson

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  1. 1. Sustainable Resource Development Discover Ten Resources You Didn’t Know You Had February 6, 2008
  2. 2. Maureen Bureson Cassandra O’Neill , MA
  3. 3. Goals for the morning <ul><li>Identify connection between strengths-based and resiliency building approaches and sustainable resource development </li></ul>Develop an expanded definition of resources Differentiate between traditional and sustainable resource development Identify of 10 resources you didn’t realize that you had
  4. 4. <ul><li>Introductions </li></ul>Discuss the connection between strengths-based approaches and sustainable resource development Identify beliefs about resources and sustainable resource development Discuss the difference between sustainable and traditional resource development Appreciative Interviews – a fun and easy way to discover strengths The Agenda But first, about the templates…
  5. 5. The Resources Circle Map We’ll give you time to think and fill this out throughout the morning
  6. 6. <ul><li>Scissors story </li></ul>
  7. 7. <ul><li>Scissors story </li></ul>
  8. 8. <ul><li>Learning Objective </li></ul>Share with your table : identify one for yourself What do you want to learn this morning? Share with large group
  9. 9. <ul><li>Insight </li></ul><ul><li>comes </li></ul>between words
  10. 10. Write on a card <ul><li>On one side write a belief you have about resources – “A belief I have about resources is …” </li></ul><ul><li>On the other side write a belief you have about sustainable resource development – “A belief I have about sustainable resource development is …” </li></ul><ul><li>Find a partner and share </li></ul><ul><li>Find a different partner and share what you learned from your first partner about their beliefs </li></ul>
  11. 11. Share with Table <ul><li>What did you learn about people’s beliefs regarding: </li></ul>Share with Large Group Resources Sustainable Resource Development
  12. 12. Reflection Learning comes from Reflecting Work on template
  13. 14. <ul><li>Now Playing: “Stuck on an Escalator” </li></ul>
  14. 15. Reflection Learning comes from reflecting Share something with a partner
  15. 16. <ul><li>What does the brain have to do with it? </li></ul>
  16. 17. Differences between traditional and sustainable resource development <ul><li>Pick a Partner </li></ul><ul><li>Complete Worksheet </li></ul><ul><li>Share with Table </li></ul><ul><li>Take Notes </li></ul><ul><li>Share Notes with the Large Group </li></ul>
  17. 18. <ul><li>Here is what we came up with – </li></ul>
  18. 19. Traditional vs. Sustainable Resource Development High-impact partnerships No or low-impact partnerships Focused on increasing impact Focused on finding more money to deliver services Based in Sufficiency Paradigm Based in Scarcity Paradigm Design activities, programs, changes to be sustainable Ignore sustainability until it is too late – after implementation Based on inquiry of strengths and assets that are available Based on “perceived” need rather than strengths or assets Focused on diverse revenue streams Focused exclusively on grants and fundraising Sustainable Traditional
  19. 20. <ul><li>Inspiring a clown </li></ul>
  20. 21. Reflection <ul><li>Learning comes from Reflecting </li></ul>Work on Resource Template
  21. 22. What does: <ul><li>Resiliency and operating from a Strengths perspective have to do with sustainable resource development? </li></ul>Interviews with 10 organizations in the state that build resiliency and use asset-based approaches – ALL found that the more strengths are identified and developed the more resources the organization has – and they’re sustainable because they already exist internally and externally
  22. 23. <ul><li>MIP – What is the most Important Point for you? </li></ul>Read Handouts on Strengths and Highlight important points. Share with a partner and then small group Share your MIP with the large group
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  24. 25. Reflection Learning comes from Reflecting Write thoughts about resources on template
  25. 27. An easy and fun way to discover strengths Appreciative Interviews!
  26. 28. <ul><li>What did you notice about process? </li></ul>What did you notice about themes, things that surprised or inspired you? Appreciative Interviews
  27. 32. <ul><li>Thank you! </li></ul>
  28. 33. Creating what we most want is fundamentally different than making bad things better. Creating is about bringing into being what most matters-the concrete results you most want to see exist. -- Bruce Elkin
  29. 34. “ No problem can be solved from the same consciousness that created it. We must learn to see the world anew.” Albert Einstein
  30. 37. Scarcity vs. Sufficiency Paradigm Collaboration creates prosperity More is better What you appreciate appreciates It’s always going to be that way Collaboration creates prosperity There isn’t enough Sufficiency Scarcity
  31. 38. Collective Intelligence is intelligence that is infinite rather than fixed, multifaceted rather than singular, and belongs to everyone, not just a few. - Andy Hargraeves