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Zone Assembly Presentation


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Presentation on Structures by the Zone

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Zone Assembly Presentation

  1. 1. How do we understand ‘Organic System/Organisation?
  2. 2. Organic - ‘relating to, derived from, or characteristic of living things’
  3. 3. An organic system is alive, ever changing and adapting, interdependent, unpredictable, resilient, sustaining and sustainable. Participation is not a choice Leadership does not reside in a person or team but in the whole group Befriends confusion and sometimes chaos Outcomes are not predetermined
  4. 4. Requires letting go of Well established mindsets Habitual behaviours Ego Requires suspending Judgment Opinion What we already know Organic - ‘relating to, derived from, or characteristic of living things
  5. 5. Organic - ‘relating to, derived from, or characteristic of living things’ Nature is the expert in organic organisation
  6. 6. External: To strive for a just and compassionate world where the rights of the whole community of life (and the Earth) are respected. Our Purpose Internal: To be Passionists for our time To support the transformation of the congregation
  7. 7. Our Structure Zone Group Authority resides in the whole group
  8. 8. Clusters CLUSTERS Geographical communities First place of support and accountability Clusters are accountable to the whole Zone group.
  9. 9. HUBS Hubs are task oriented groups e.g. Finance, Process, Communication, New Members, or new ministries to name but a few. Hubs are accountable to the whole Zone group.
  10. 10. Core values Courage Communication Commitment Justice Wisdom
  11. 11. Core values at work in the group
  12. 12. Seeing and operating from a new story “In the twentieth century the glory of the human has become the desolation of the Earth. The Desolation of the Earth is now becoming the destiny of the human. All human institutions, professions, programs and activities must now be judged primarily by the extent to which they inhibit, ignore or foster a mutually enhancing human-earth relationship.” T Berry Integrity of Creation
  14. 14. ‘The important thing is this; to be able at any moment to sacrifice what we are for what we could become.’ Charles Du Bois UNFINISHED, EVOLVING, EVER-CHANGING