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Weaving collaboration: Exploring new possibilities in post-quake Canterbury

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Presentation with Dr Billy O'Steen at the Shirley Papanui Community Leadership Day in Christchurch on May 9th 2014...fantastic group of 80 passionate leaders across this part of Christchurch, Kia kaha!

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Weaving collaboration: Exploring new possibilities in post-quake Canterbury

  1. 1. Weaving collaboration – exploring new possibilities in Canterbury billy.osteen@canterbury.ac.nz chris.jansen@canterbury.ac.nz 1
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  4. 4. What examples of collaboration in your community have pleasantly surprised you?
  5. 5. • Weaving collaboration • Gather around shared vision and values • Relationships are the currency - weave ‘invisible threads’ • Shift from an ‘either-or’ to a ‘both-and’ approach • Focus on ‘with’ instead of ‘to’ or ‘for’ • Start small but take a long term view
  6. 6. “There is no them and us – there is only us”……The Press 2012 Shift from ‘either-or’ thinking to ‘both-and’ thinking
  7. 7. www.ideacreation.org 7
  8. 8. www.ideacreation.org 8 • In each case, a group or idea was created and driven by either individuals or a small group – the Innovators. • The idea gained momentum due to both the strength of the Innovators and the post-quake context. • Once the idea had enough momentum, it begin to function in a more mainstream manner. Take a long term view
  9. 9. Go to the people, Live with them, Learn from them, Love them, Start with what they know, Build with what they have, But with the best leaders, When the work is done, The task accomplished, The people will say, “We have done it ourselves” Chinese Philosopher Lao Tsu
  10. 10. Consider a collaboration you are involved in…..which of these principles do you resonate with?
  11. 11. • Weaving collaboration • Gather around shared vision and values • Relationships are the currency - weave ‘invisible threads’ • Shift from an ‘either-or’ to a ‘both-and’ approach • Focus on ‘with’ instead of ‘to’ or ‘for’ • Start small but take a long term view
  12. 12. Community collaboration #1
  13. 13. 13 University of Canterbury’s Vision “People prepared to make a difference”
  14. 14. CHCH101: Rebuilding Christchurch: An Introduction to Community Engagement in Tertiary Studies
  15. 15. www.ideacreation.org 15
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  20. 20. Community collaboration #2
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  26. 26. Heathcote Village Project “inspiring locals to be part of the solution to growing our community” Strengths Hopes
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  28. 28. What do you love most about this community? What drew you to live in Heathcote? What are you most proud of about Heathcote Valley?
  29. 29. Imagine a time in the future 5, 10, 20 years when people look to the wider Heathcote Valley as an example of a thriving, attractive and sustainable community… What would be happening? What would you be seeing? Hearing? Feeling? Experiencing?
  30. 30. ”Heathcote has a BYO Pub based weekly at the local church” “Neighbours meet together for shared meals once a month” “200 houses are fitted with solar heating” “St Marys church has a vibrant childrens programme on Sundays” “Fresh organic fruit and veges are sold in a collective store on the old diary site” “Heathcote Valley school hosts a blossom festival each year”
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  34. 34. • Weaving collaboration • Gather around shared vision and values • Relationships are the currency - weave ‘invisible threads’ • Shift from an ‘either-or’ to a ‘both-and’ approach • Focus on ‘with’ instead of ‘to’ or ‘for’ • Start small but take a long term view
  35. 35. Keeping in contact…. billy.osteen@canterbury.ac.nz chris.jansen@canterbury.ac.nz www.ideacreation.org www.leadershiplab.co.nz 49

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