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Final Master Ngls Participants Book

  1. 1. Preparing Tomorrow’s Leaders of Slovakia A Conversation about the Future we are Inheriting 1
  2. 2. When a generation believes…
  3. 3. This week is about your future… • We are grateful to be here • We have more to learn than we have to offer • How we got here is amazing • What happens here after we leave should be more  amazing • Your story as a generation is full of promise • Your future story as a nation needs you in it • This week, we hope to watch you start writing it… Next Generation Leaders of Page 3 Slovakia
  4. 4. What we hope to accomplish this morning… • Set the stage for our conversations and our work  over the next two days – The world in which we find ourselves – The story we heard from you…about you – Our hope for the next chapter of that story – How we will start writing it this week Next Generation Leaders of Page 4 Slovakia
  5. 5. The world we find ourselves in: An age of paradox and opportunity • Where are you seeing and experiencing change in  the world around you? • Where do you see paradox (contradiction)? Next Generation Leaders of Page 5 Slovakia
  6. 6. The world we find ourselves in: An age of paradox and opportunity • ENIAC vs. Pentium 4 – Uneven progress in some industries over others • 1999‐2009; The International New York Times – Information vs. learning • 40 % increase in Slovak university graduates  in one year (07‐ 08) with no change in education quality • HPV, HIV, Genome – Dramatic advances in health sciences and decrease in  quality of global health care Next Generation Leaders of Page 6 Slovakia
  7. 7. The world you find yourselves in: Slovakia at the intersection of the future • The “Tatra Tiger” – 6% GDP • Economic growth – problem & opportunity • Population aging and people exiting the workforce; yet fewer  employment opportunities entice people to leave, leaving  fewer people in the workforce to support more retirees • Ahead on automotive production – Energy an opportunity? • Behind on I/T and knowledge management – Opportunity to advance? Next Generation Leaders of Page 7 Slovakia
  8. 8. What does this mean for you? • Unprecedented degrees of choice (many of which  you may understandably struggle to see) • The first generation to raise the first generation of  “true Slovaks” • You are “living between parentheses”  • You are privileged with the opportunity and  responsibility to write the course of history that will  be the most radical departure ever from the past • Little in your history has prepared you for this  Next Generation Leaders of Page 8 Slovakia
  9. 9. In this context, AIESEC is more important than ever Producing leaders… • who can lead transformation • of integrity: actions match words • who can develop other leaders • who aren’t afraid to try new things even if they fail • who are comfortable with uncertainty • who are not complacent or satisfied with the status  quo, but push for ever greater results Next Generation Leaders of Page 9 Slovakia
  10. 10. The story you told us about you Page 10
  11. 11. The story you told us about you • Surveyed over 100 emerging Slovak leaders around  the world • Both quantitative and qualitative questions • Clear themes and a story to be told… Next Generation Leaders of Page 11 Slovakia
  12. 12. Who responded? Total of 120 respondents have participated on the survey Gender Female 55 Male 65 • Survey was available online for respondents within the period of 28th August till  15th September • All the following numbers and percentages in the demographic analysis  calculate its values from the total sum of 120 respondents Next Generation Leaders of Page 12 Slovakia
  13. 13. Age range of the respondents 80% of the respondents belong to  the age group under 30 years. They are representing the next  productive and active generation  of Slovakia. Let us hear their voices! Next Generation Leaders of Page 13 Slovakia
  14. 14. You are smart & educated Educational level of the respondents 74% of the total survey participants hold the university  degree. Next Generation Leaders of Page 14 Slovakia
  15. 15. Where are they? 46% of the total survey participants have experience with  life in the foreign country. Next Generation Leaders of Page 15 Slovakia
  16. 16. Milujete Slovensko... „Vysoká úroveň medziľudských vzťahov, predovšetkým silné rodinné zväzky sú doma úžasné.“ „Mám tu priateľov z detstva a spomienky.“ „Slovenčina je môj materinský jazyk.“ „Slovenská krásna príroda.“ Next Generation Leaders of Page 16 Slovakia
  17. 17. Aj keď, stopy minulého režimu v spoločnosti vás odrádzajú Neotvorenosť ľudí a intolerancia k rozdielnostiam „Celkový pohľad na život a mentalita Slovákov je  frustrujúca.“ „ Závisť, negativizmus a ohováranie...“ Nedôvera v politických lídrov a ich ľudské vlastnosti je  najväčšou bariériou k nádeji, že sa niečo zlepší: „Korupcia, osobné záujmy o obohatenie sa, a rodinkárstvo v politike.“ Next Generation Leaders of Page 17 Slovakia
  18. 18. Túžite zvýšiť úroveň vášho osobnostného rozvoja a byť adekvátne odmenení za vašu prácu „Chcem školy, kde sa podporuje kreativita študentov a  vzťah s učiteľmi je na partnerskej úrovni.” „Viac možností priamo spolupracovať s expertami z  celého sveta.” „Mzdy, na takej úrovni, že človek si môže dovoliť  zaplatiť byt, auto a ísť raz za rok na dovolenku.” Next Generation Leaders of Page 18 Slovakia
  19. 19. Uvedomujete si svoj vlastný potenciál, ale neviete si predstaviť ako by ste to mohli využiť na Slovensku „Pokiaľ doma bude moja výplata neporovnateľne nižšia  ako v zahraničí, tak volím možnosť odchodu tam kde  si moju prácu vážia.“  „Na Slovensku, by sa musela úplne zmeniť mentalita  politických predstaviteľov aby to tu fungovalo.“ Next Generation Leaders of Page 19 Slovakia
  20. 20. Niektorí si zvolili realizovať sny mimo Slovenska „ Životný štandard, ktorý mám v zahraničí by som  nemohol nadobudnúť prácou na Slovensku.“ „ Na Slovensku nie je multikultúrna pestrosť.“  „V zahraničí je oveľa viac pracovných príležitostí a  priestoru na rozvoj kariéry.“ Next Generation Leaders of Page 20 Slovakia
  21. 21. Ale aspekty ako národná identita, rodina, či spomienky nemožno nahradiť odchodom „ V zahraničí budem stále cudzincom.“ „ Moji najbližší a ľudia, na ktorých sa môžem spoľahnúť  sú ďaleko.“ „ Materinský jazyk a domov je len jeden.“ Next Generation Leaders of Page 21 Slovakia
  22. 22. A viete čo chcete... „ Mzdy, ktoré mi na Slovensku zabezepčia komfort,  ktorý je štandardom v zahraničí.“ „ Školstvo podporujúce individualitu a talent študentov.“ “ Transparentných a čestných lídrov krajiny.“ „ Chcem, aby Slovensko bolo krajinou, kde chcem  vychovávať svoje deti.“ Next Generation Leaders of Page 22 Slovakia
  23. 23. Ok, now what do we do? Page 23
  24. 24. “They saw themselves as part of–not apart from–the problem  they were trying to solve. Their fundamental orientation was that  more than one future was possible and that the actions they and  others took would determine which future would unfold.  They  did not believe they had to wait passively for events to occur.   They believed they could actively shape their future.  They understood that one reason the future cannot be predicted  is that it can be influenced.”  Adam Kahane,  Solving Tough Problems  Next Generation Leaders of Page 24 Slovakia
  25. 25. One big conversation made up of important questions… Day One: Friday, November 6 Why does how we  What doors are  How did we get  Why are we here? got here matter for  opening to our  here? the future? future? Day Two: Saturday, November 7 What could our future look  What’s the story  I  How can we keep  How have our voices  like? What do we want it to  hope to tell one  this conversation  really mattered all  look like? day? going? along? Next Generation Leaders of Page 25 Slovakia
  26. 26. The plan for our next two days Agenda Day One  Friday 6 Nov Agenda Day Two Saturday 7 Nov 9:30‐9:45 Welcome – Ivana 11:00‐12:00  When a Generation Believes  Ron 9:45‐11:30 Future Search 1:  Building  Slovakia’s Tomorrow 12:00‐2:00  Community Conversation:  The  Heritage that made us who we are 11:30‐12:00  Seeing one another’s work 2:00‐3:30   Lunch 12:00‐1:00  Lunch 4:00‐ 4:30 Seeing one another’s work 1:00‐3:00 Future Search 2:  Stories from the  Future 4:30‐5:30  How today shapes tomorrow:  The  choice of our generation   Jon & Josh 3:30‐4:30  Seeing one another’s work 4:30‐5:30  Keeping the conversation alive   6:30‐7:30  Dinner Where do we go from here 7:30‐9:00  Community Conversation:  5:30‐6:30  The final conversation:  How our  Recognizing Open Doors voices matter:  Stories from Slovakia’s  Next Generation Leaders Next Generation Leaders of 26 Slovakia
  27. 27. The fundamental question: Do you believe that the choices and actions you make today can and will directly shape the future of Slovakia? Next Generation Leaders of Page 27 Slovakia
  28. 28. How we’d like you to approach this… • Playfully – have fun • With belief • With activism • Realistically  • As if it really were your future…work hard at it • Believing Ghandi was correct…You must be the  change you want to see in the world • Ask for help if you need it – with English, or with  anything! Next Generation Leaders of Page 28 Slovakia
  29. 29. What we hope for you • A vision for your future you believe you can achieve • To be as clear on what you do want as what don’t want • A broadened view of the world and your place in it • Your passion to change the world (starting with Slovakia and  AIESEC) • That you understand the powerful opportunity you have in  AIESEC to prepare for being world‐changers • That you understand how you must change in order to change  the world • The beginning of a conversation that turns into a movement Next Generation Leaders of Page 29 Slovakia
  30. 30. Appendix Detailed data and analysis from survey Page 30
  31. 31. Next Generation of Slovak Leaders Survey Results November 2009
  32. 32. Introduction to the Survey Process The survey was designed by Veronika Kopcik of Research Bridge, Ivana Sendecka and Ron Carucci The survey was administered in the Slovak language and distributed only to Slovak nationals The survey was administered online for a period of two weeks between August 28 and September 15, 2009 In total, 120 responses to the survey were received Rated questions were asked on a 7-point scale where 1, 2, and 3 represent negative responses, 5, 6 and 7 represent positive responses, and 4 is neutral Results are shown only for groups of 3 or more respondents 2
  33. 33. Demographic Description  of the Participants
  34. 34. Participants are about evenly distributed between males and females 4
  35. 35. 80% of the survey participants are 29 or younger 80% 5
  36. 36. Majority of the survey participants have University degrees 75% 6
  37. 37. By their own assessment, most respondents have solid command of English 88% 7
  38. 38. Self-reported English skills are fairly strong even among those who have never lived abroad 8
  39. 39. Participants encompass various levels of work experience 9
  40. 40. About half of the respondents never lived abroad and about half have experience living abroad 46% 10
  41. 41. Of those who have experience living abroad, three quarters lived abroad for at least 2 years 74% 11
  42. 42. Key Findings
  43. 43. Only 21% of those who haven’t lived abroad are definite about wanting to remain in Slovakia Virtually everyone who left Slovakia is happy with the decision and very few would consider coming back 13
  44. 44. Interestingly, although the vast majority of those who returned to Slovakia are happy with that decision, most of them would consider leaving again 14
  45. 45. This results is driven primarily by those who experienced shorter stays abroad (up to 3 years) - they may be considering another shorter term study or work stay abroad
  46. 46. Slovak schools were evaluated very low by all demographic groups in terms of their ability to foster creativity/innovation and develop leaders Not surprisingly, those who live abroad are the least satisfied with their career opportunities in Slovakia. Similarly, they rate Slovak employers’ ability to develop high potentials lower than those who live in Slovakia. 16
  47. 47. Friendly atmosphere / mutual respect among employees is by far the “top” job attribute, followed by good boss, interesting and challenging work and expertise of colleagues 17
  48. 48. Community Conversation: Exploring the heritage that made us who we are
  49. 49. The goal of this conversation • To think about our Slovak culture, its benefits  and limitations to our future • To think about our assumptions about our  future in Slovakia • To begin defining the future we hope for, and  what it would take to get there Next Generation Leaders of Slovakia
  50. 50. Instructions • Break into groups of 8‐10 • Using the outline, have a conversation about the questions  provided and complete the worksheet as a group • All of the questions are important to spend time on  • Create a flip chart page that summarizes your group’s  responses  to the five questions marked with an * • Facilitator’s will be available to help your group • Post your flip charts Next Generation Leaders of Slovakia
  51. 51. Questions for the Conversation Question Group’s Responses What about the data from the  survey most surprised you? *What does the data say about  how our generation “sees the  world” in Slovakia? *What parts of the Slovak culture  do we want to take with us into  the future?  For what benefit? Next Generation Leaders of Slovakia
  52. 52. Questions for the Conversation continued Question Group’s Responses *What parts of the Slovak culture  do we need to leave behind as we  move toward the future? What assumptions about  Slovakia’s future, and our place in  it, are we making? Which of them might be wrong? How much do we really believe we  can influence the future of  Slovakia and our place in it? Why? Next Generation Leaders of Slovakia
  53. 53. Questions for the Conversation continued Question Group’s Responses *If we do believe we can influence  the future, what must we as a  generation start doing/stop doing  today in order to write the story of  our future as we would want it to  be? What do you believe your parents  and grandparents are most proud  of as it relates to their Slovak  heritage?  Do you share that  pride?  Why or why not? *In  20 years from now, how do  you hope your children will  answer the above question about  you? Next Generation Leaders of Slovakia
  54. 54. Browsing the Gallery • What patterns do you see across the various  group’s responses? • What new questions do these responses raise  for you?  Note those on a post‐it note and put  them on the flip chart page • In what ways do these responses inspire you? Next Generation Leaders of Slovakia
  55. 55. How Today Shapes Tomorrow: The choice of our generation
  56. 56. The Flow of Grounds us in  Great Stories time and space  – “I am alive!” Broadens  perspective on  Place Implies  an old story ‐ “I  see new  connection – “I  possibilities!” am not alone.” Envision Relationship  Invites  Constraints  contribution – abound – “I  “I/We have  don’t see a way  much to offer!” forward.” Struggle Create Next Generation Leaders of Slovakia
  57. 57. The Power of Your Story • There’s common ground between us – story connects • You’re born into a story • It is the strongest link to your identity (e.g. within, between  and among – see 3 levels slide) • Our stories are interconnected and extremely complex – …yet not beyond understanding • Your story shapes you regardless of your  understanding of it • Past‐mindedness vs. Past/Present/Future‐ mindedness Next Generation Leaders of Slovakia
  58. 58. My Story… “I am moving to  Seattle with a  friend.” Place “We make new  friends.” Envision Relationship  “We try to build  our own non‐ profit.” Struggle Create Next Generation Leaders of Slovakia
  59. 59. Our Stories Shape Us • We become our stories • Can be a great thing… • Can be a difficult thing… • Being shaped happens regardless of our desire  for it. • How you are shaped has implications for your  future. Next Generation Leaders of Slovakia
  60. 60. The Power of YOU in YOUR Story • Become an anthropologist • Uniqueness – no one is exactly like you • Your role is an extension of your uniqueness • It is not only about you…it is about others too • Extend trust before its warranted • You have the choice to live into and out of your role(s) Next Generation Leaders of Slovakia
  61. 61. Exposing and Understanding Choice • You get to choose how you are shaped and  how you shape • Small roles = small future • Power and perspective – Seeing others as authority vs. co‐creators (power  and authority and its connection to choice) Next Generation Leaders of Slovakia
  62. 62. Broadening Perspective What do you see? Next Generation Leaders of Slovakia
  63. 63. Constraints and What They Sound Like • Barriers in our stories that make choices more difficult and  complex • What constraints sound like: – “I am too busy to volunteer.” – “There’s only so much I can earn here.” – “No one is listening to me.” – “Our universities don’t prepare us.” – “The government takes forever to change!” • Reveal and shape character/integrity of individuals and  groups   Next Generation Leaders of Slovakia
  64. 64. How Constraints Impact Choice • They are a part of life and cannot be avoided • Internal (fear) and external (Too few multi‐national  companies vs. exchange deadline coming) constraints • What is the biggest “internal, external – controlled,  uncontrolled” constraint • What (when) triggers your reaction to the  constraint? • Alternative approach to the triggers when your  reactions to the constraints surface. Next Generation Leaders of Slovakia
  65. 65. Types of Constraint: Influence on Choice Internal: External – Control: External  ‐ No Control Happens when: Happens when: Happens when: Usual Response: Usual Response: Usual Response: Alternative response: Alternative response: Alternative response: Next Generation Leaders of Slovakia
  66. 66. My Story… “I am moving to  Seattle with a  friend.” “A deeper more  meaningful  Place friendship  “We make new  emerged.” friends.” Envision Relationship  “We try to build  “We fought  our own non‐ because of our  profit.” differences.” Struggle Create Next Generation Leaders of Slovakia
  67. 67. New place…New Story Begins. Next Generation Leaders of Slovakia
  68. 68. Casting Off Constraints: Writing a new story in the face of Opposition • Suspend disbelief – How it is vs. how it could be • Fight to see anew – ask “Why?” often • Confronting required changes individually and collectively  (within, between and among) • Acknowledge the cost of those changes • Identifying my willingness to sacrifice toward that end • Go first – Recognize my responsibility in the creation and perpetuation of the  problem Next Generation Leaders of Slovakia
  69. 69. Grace for the journey (You’ll skin your knees) • Don’t expect to do this perfect • Everything that needs to happen can’t overnight  – Remember, what has taken years to develop will take years  to restore • Commitment will come and go, perseverance  is a must (the long view) • Much of your life is on behalf of those whom  you may never meet Next Generation Leaders of Slovakia
  70. 70. A Story to Celebrate "In the human world, abundance does not happen automatically.  It is created when we have the sense to choose community, to  come together to celebrate and share our common store.  Whether the scarce resource is money or love or power or  words, the true law of life is that we generate more of  whatever seems scarce by trusting its supply and passing it  around. Authentic abundance does not lie in secured  stockpiles of food or cash or influence or affection but in  belonging to a community where we can give those goods to  others who need them—and receive them from others when  we are in need.”   ‐ Parker J. Palmer, Let Your Life Speak, p. 107 Next Generation Leaders of Slovakia
  71. 71. Community Conversation: Recognizing open doors Leadership that welcomes differences
  72. 72. Questions for this conversation • What associations or feelings come to mind with the word “sameness”? “Other”? • Why are differences important to welcome? • Where do you see intolerance around you? Of whom or what? What are the consequences of that intolerance? • What existing divisions, if bridged, would make a significant difference in Slovakia? What would be different? • How are you perpetuating the intolerance? • What can you change today? Next Generation Leaders of Slovakia
  73. 73. Sameness & Difference How do you see it? • What comes to mind for you when you hear the words “sameness” and “difference”? How was this shaped? Why? • When you consider your families, work, friends, and the other circles you run in, which direction do you feel yourself leaning? How was this shaped? What perpetuates this? Next Generation Leaders of Slovakia
  74. 74. Thoughts on Sameness… • Sameness can mean safety, belonging, acceptance, and celebration • We all need places of sameness • A permanent residency in those places isn’t recommended • Constant expressions of sameness is an illusion • Sameness isn’t without risk: it produces an underlying anxiety along with a few question: – What if I am seen? – What if I am not accepted? – Are you free from tension/conflict? Next Generation Leaders of Slovakia
  75. 75. Thoughts on Sameness… • Are you living your life like you are a fan in the stands, or from time to time are you actually strolling on the field to give us all something to cheer about? What if you don’t? What is the cost? • How might you encourage others around you to consider strolling out onto their own field? What if you don’t? What might be the cost? “There is something in every one of you that waits and listens for the sound of the genuine in yourself. It is the only true guide you will ever have. And if you cannot hear it, you will all of your life spend your days on the ends of strings that somebody else pulls.” - Howard Thurman Next Generation Leaders of Slovakia
  76. 76. Thoughts on Difference… Quarantine vs. Cast off Next Generation Leaders of Slovakia
  77. 77. Thoughts on Difference… • Differences are strongly connected to identity and a good story • Recognition of differences ≠ agreement or approval • Differences are the raw materials for creativity. • There is power in being different (e.g. Other): you are seen (the myth of weakness). • The risk of difference and “otherness”: comparison and judgment. • Unchecked, comparison and judgment bleed into: – Nasty competition – Arrogance, better than mentality (same as Intolerance) Next Generation Leaders of Slovakia
  78. 78. Thoughts on welcoming difference… • Sameness can turn into intolerance. • Intolerance of differences (prejudice, bias, bigotry) results from many factors • Intolerance cannot be changed by “intolerance of intolerance” – it only makes the problem worse • The ability to embrace those who are different than ourselves happens when – Curiosity replaces ancient , embedded assumptions – We confront our own fears and perceived threats – We understand the potential benefits that differences can bring – Compassion wins over historical blame and anger – We have the courage to understand • It happens over time, generations, and with persistent hard work, educational, and multiple approaches Next Generation Leaders of Slovakia
  79. 79. The power of welcoming differences • Differences become powerful assets when they intersect long enough to create “friction” • The greatest disservice a person can make at points of friction are to leave (not so much geographically, but possibly) and never come back • Friction: – Opens up the possibility for new, often unforeseen realities – Creates a broader sense of ownership with all involved – Makes collective genius from individual intelligence – Creates common ground built on individual “uniqueness” – Decreases the risks of group think – Builds relationships capable of thriving in the face of increased complexity – Culture evolves in an environment of openness to friction • Friction doesn’t come without a cost…but neither does sustainable change • The challenge of difference: comparison. Next Generation Leaders of Slovakia
  80. 80. Exercise on Difference… Select five friends, relatives, or co-workers 1 you are close to, 1 you are not, and 3 in “the middle” Person A: Person B: Person C: Person D: Person E: Compare 3 of these people at a time. Determine which 2 are similar to each other and different from the third. ABC ABD ABE ACD ACE ADE BCD BCE BDE CDE Next Generation Leaders of Slovakia
  81. 81. Analysis of Exercise on Difference… •What did you learn about your own intolerance to difference? •On what basis do you judge others? •What will you need to do to guard against some biases that might obstruct your view of the organizations you are studying, their leaders, or the data you collect? •How will you work with difference in such as way that bring people together rather than push them aside? •What if the differences between us resulted in beautiful conflict and seen as a necessity for real, good, and lasting change to occur? Next Generation Leaders of Slovakia
  82. 82. My plan to welcome differences Next Generation Leaders of Slovakia
  83. 83. Our conclusions Next Generation Leaders of Slovakia
  84. 84. Recommended resources • Cose, Ellis.  Color‐Blind: seeing beyond race in a race‐obsessed  world.  New York: Harper Collins Publishers, 1997. • Carucci, Ron A.  Leadership Divided: What emerging leaders  need and what you might be missing.  San Franciso, CA:  Jossey‐Bass, 2006. • Buber, Martin.  I Thou. Hesperides Press, 2008. • Exercise: spend some time where you feel different (approx. 4  hours).  Journal and analyze the experience with someone  you consider different. • Jaworski, Joseph.  Synchronicity: The Inner Path of Leadership.   Berrett‐Koehler Publishers, 1996. Next Generation Leaders of Slovakia
  85. 85. Community Conversation: Recognizing open doors Leadership toward hope
  86. 86. Questions for this conversation • Why will hope be so important for Slovakia’s future? • What is at the root of the culture’s negativity/cynicism? • Where do you specifically see these behaviors/attitudes? • If this aspect of the culture were to change – from negativity  to hope, from discontentedness to action, from cynicism to  optimism, what would happen? • What would happen within AIESEC? • In what have you experienced hope? • In what ways are you perpetuating the negativity?  What can  you change today? Next Generation Leaders of Slovakia
  87. 87. A perspective on hope • It’s not an emotion, it is a choice • At the root of its absence is often a lack of resilience (why  bother?) , a lack of gratitude (nothing in my life is good) and a  faulty “theory of constraints”  (there are too many obstacles) • Ironically, those with the least evidence to have it often  discover the most of it • Centuries of cultural hopelessness, powerlessness, and  systemic distrust will need sustained exertion to see reversed • Gratitude is almost always the most powerful antidote Next Generation Leaders of Slovakia
  88. 88. What is it? What’s if for? • Hope = belief (this is possible) + faith (I will trust despite the  unknown)  + desire (I want this) • Expectancy; helps embrace and refocus constraints • Spurs movement; it’s action oriented • It’s not the absence of fear • Accompaniment through grief and loss • A vehicle through which to channel discontent  Next Generation Leaders of Slovakia
  89. 89. Stirring hope • Select a difficult circumstance in your life for which greater  hope is needed (e.g. chronic health issue, strained  relationship, unemployment, etc.) • If someone were to stir hope in you, what would they do or  say? Next Generation Leaders of Slovakia
  90. 90. My plan to hope What I am grateful for The hope this provides Next Generation Leaders of Slovakia
  91. 91. Our conclusions Next Generation Leaders of Slovakia
  92. 92. Recommended resources • Crossing the Unknown Sea  Whyte, David • Three Cups of Tea  Mortenson, Greg & Relin, David • The Audacity of Hope  Obama, Barak • The Healing Power of Stories  Taylor, Daniel • Between a Rock and a Hard Place Ralston, Aron • Pilgrim at Tinker Creek Dillard, Annie Next Generation Leaders of Slovakia
  93. 93. Community Conversation: Recognizing open doors Leadership that develops talent
  94. 94. Learning & Development - How you see it… • What is it? For you personally? • If it were more effective how would impact AIESEC? Future of Slovakia? • Think of an experience when you have learned – What did that experience include? – What does this experience reveal about how you prefer to learn? – How did the experience come about? • Why does your development matter? – To you? AIESEC? Slovakia? • What is your current sense for who or what you want to become? – How will your current development path get you there? Next Generation Leaders of Slovakia
  95. 95. Perspectives on learning • Learning is the result of thinking…not teaching (e.g. analysis of experience) • Learning requires the entire cycle (e.g. think, plan, do, evaluate, think…) • Intentional efforts increase capacity and results – What you go for is what you get (e.g. expect a lot get a lot) • Approach must honor the uniqueness of the individual • Preparation for specific contribution(s) Next Generation Leaders of Slovakia
  96. 96. Attributes of a effective learners • Reflective • Curious • Analytical (science) • Creative (art) • Confident - Belief that I can learn • Self-aware • Flexible in learning style • Humble - Start with presumption that there are things you don’t know, aren’t good at, and need to practice • Focused - Know what you want to contribute Next Generation Leaders of Slovakia
  97. 97. How learning happens • Action learning (e.g. solving a real problem, working on a real project, internships) • Master and apprentice (e.g. role models) • Training (recognize limitations, participation vs. attendance) • Reflection on successes and failures Next Generation Leaders of Slovakia
  98. 98. How learning impacts talent development • Personal responsibility, not an entitlement – Those who don’t take responsibility for their own development risk forfeiting their career potential • Organizations that don’t actively invest in developing the talent of their people risk their future • Professional development, even self-directed, can be meaningful if you remain committed and disciplined • It requires planning and creativity, regardless of perceived constraints • Development costs (e.g. time, money, energy) Next Generation Leaders of Slovakia
  99. 99. Focusing your development efforts toward unique contributions • Powerful results come from having the necessary skills, knowledge, attributes (competence) for your contribution(s) • Three areas to build competence: – Skills (e.g. what you do) – Knowledge (e.g. what you know) – Attributes (e.g. how others experience you) Next Generation Leaders of Slovakia
  100. 100. Personal Development Plan NGLS 2009 Particip ant Develop entPlan m How/Whe I’ll purs e re u Contributionwan to I t Specific lear required(Sk ning ills, development in those are Timeline:priorityandorder make: Knowledge, Attributes): (e.g. approach ) matters: AIESEC S K A Slovakia S K A Next Generation Leaders of Slovakia
  101. 101. Our conclusions… Next Generation Leaders of Slovakia
  102. 102. Building Slovakia’s Tomorrow Asking “What if….?”
  103. 103. What if…? • …the beauty of your heritage could be translated into relevant  and meaningful culture for tomorrow? • …the cynicism and other cultural patterns of yesterday that no  longer served you well could be left behind? • …you understood how your own story mattered in ways that  can and will shape your own future? • …you believed that “a sense of cultural belonging” and “the  opportunity to develop, advance, and prosper” were both  possible here in Slovakia? • …your insights and ideas about developing talent, welcoming  differences, and hope were actually applied by you? Next Generation Leaders of Slovakia
  104. 104. What would happen to… • Industry/commerce • Education • Technology • AIESEC • Public policy • Culture • Families Next Generation Leaders of Slovakia
  105. 105. We believe the results would be transformative and extraordinary • Today is about “rehearsing the future you want” • To prepare for it, you must first imagine it • Two conversations to imagine it – Combining  and applying yesterday’s work – Writing a story from the future • You will work with two of the six identified “sectors” – One we will assign you – The other you will choose as a team • Complete the worksheet as a team and create a flip chart version for  posting, including the “taking action” worksheet on slide 11  Next Generation Leaders of Slovakia
  106. 106. Rehearsing the Future: Building a blueprint What if… Impact on Industry/Commerce Applying this  specific aspect  of our heritage Shedding this  specific aspect  of our cultural  heritage The impact of  my story on  this story We developed  talent We welcomed  differences We hoped Next Generation Leaders of Slovakia
  107. 107. Rehearsing the Future: Building a blueprint What if… Impact on Education Applying this  specific aspect  of our heritage Shedding this  specific aspect  of our cultural  heritage The impact of  my story on  this story We developed  talent We welcomed  differences We hoped Next Generation Leaders of Slovakia
  108. 108. Rehearsing the Future: Building a blueprint What if… Impact on Technology Applying this  specific aspect  of our heritage Shedding this  specific aspect  of our cultural  heritage The impact of  my story on  this story We developed  talent We welcomed  differences We hoped Next Generation Leaders of Slovakia
  109. 109. Rehearsing the Future: Building a blueprint What if… Impact on AIESEC Applying this  specific aspect  of our heritage Shedding this  specific aspect  of our cultural  heritage The impact of  my story on  this story We developed  talent We welcomed  differences We hoped Next Generation Leaders of Slovakia
  110. 110. Rehearsing the Future: Building a blueprint What if… Impact on Public Policy Applying this  specific aspect  of our heritage Shedding this  specific aspect  of our cultural  heritage The impact of  my story on  this story We developed  talent We welcomed  differences We hoped Next Generation Leaders of Slovakia
  111. 111. Rehearsing the Future: Building a blueprint What if… Impact on Culture Applying this  specific aspect  of our heritage Shedding this  specific aspect  of our cultural  heritage The impact of  my story on  this story We developed  talent We welcomed  differences We hoped Next Generation Leaders of Slovakia
  112. 112. Rehearsing the Future: Building a blueprint What if… Impact on Families Applying this  specific aspect  of our heritage Shedding this  specific aspect  of our cultural  heritage The impact of  my story on  this story We developed  talent We welcomed  differences We hoped Next Generation Leaders of Slovakia
  113. 113. Taking Action: What we can start doing tomorrow What “we” will do… What “I” will do… Next Generation Leaders of Slovakia
  114. 114. Building Slovakia’s Tomorrow Writing “Stories from the Future”
  115. 115. “You are your stories. You are the product of all the stories you have heard and lived - and many that you have never heard. They have shaped how you see yourself, the world, and your place in it…Our stories teach us that there is a place for us, that we fit…the more conscious we are about our stories, and our roles as characters in them, the more clarity we have about who we are, and why we are here, and how we should act in the world.” Daniel Taylor, The Healing Power of Stories Next Generation Leaders of Slovakia
  116. 116. Seizing your Future • The pen for writing Slovakia’s next chapter is in your hands – whether you believe that or not • The second element of “rehearsing the future” will be to write  a scene from that story – a “story from the future” • We’ve seen this activity transform individuals, entire  communities and organizations  • It’s not about vision • Creative, compelling and fun • There’s nothing like a good story to inspire change Next Generation Leaders of Slovakia
  117. 117. The importance of story • We need a sense of place and time in history • If we don’t know how we got here, we can’t navigate forward with  confidence • If we don’t master our own story, we may end up living someone else’s – “Know your story, or your story will live you.”   Gertrude Mueller‐Nelson – Act III, Scene II • Creating narrative in community gives us glimpses into one another’s most  sacred place – the place where we create • The fusion of our respective creativity is what stitches together our  common story…and unifies our differences – ….and reveals to us the future story we are meant to create together Next Generation Leaders of 4 Slovakia
  118. 118. The process • Creation: You will create the assigned narrative together – Brainstorm, decide on your direction for the story – One person scribes on flipchart (neat handwriting ☺) – A powerful Slovak scene – conflict, characters, plot, challenges, positive ending – In every story, give yourself a “big” part – the hero, the “one who makes it happen” – Story elements will be provided for you – Post your story on the wall • Gallery walk: Interpreting the stories  – As a team, “tour” the other stories in the room  – Using the provided post‐its, mark what provokes you in the story and fasten to the story  on the wall – Notice what you are noticing as a team • Group Reflection: What patterns do you detect in the stories?  • Large group synthesis: What do the patterns reveal about our future?  Next Generation Leaders of 5 Slovakia
  119. 119. Story Elements: Industry/Commerce • Largest multi‐national Slovak company, headquartered in Bratislava, with  locations worldwide in 8 countries on 4 continents • Organically grown, founding entrepreneur a Slovak scientist/engineer  • New Slovakia‐born CEO, educated in Slovakia, USA, and Japan • Created 3000 new jobs in one year in Slovakia • Breakthrough advance (e.g. energy, life sciences, etc.) with global  implications both economically and socially • New industry to Slovakia;  generates great national pride • Annual revenue of  $20 billion Euro Next Generation Leaders of Slovakia
  120. 120. Story Elements: Education • Appointed 6 years ago, Comenius University Rector from New Zealand,  which is a country renowned for leading‐edge education, with charter to  reform programs that train educators • Lots of resistance in the face of important progress • Slovakia sees highest increase in start‐up businesses and patent  applications which some speculate is related to education reform • Enrollment in education programs increases; new degree programs raise  intrigue and controversy around the world, but seen as very effective • Rector hosting EU summit on education reform • Slovakia moves from # 46 globally in mathematical literacy  to # 17  in  same time period • Slovakia asked to contribute to education change in developing world Next Generation Leaders of Slovakia
  121. 121. Story Elements: Technology • Social media craze sweeps Slovakia • Huge increase in Slovak based web‐usage and websites • Used to mobilize grassroots support to take on major Slovak  social crisis (e.g. drugs, poverty, homelessness) • Slovakia becomes world leader in internet security products  and technology  Next Generation Leaders of Slovakia
  122. 122. Story Elements: AIESEC • AIESEC Slovakia reaches record # members/branches • Multi year membership retention percentages on the rise • Brand new partnership with global corporation • Significant national/EU recognition for major Slovak  contribution • Brand new offering/product sets AIESEC International  standards • Exceeded goals on most performance assessments as a result  of deepened relationships between “newies” and more  experienced AIESECers Next Generation Leaders of Slovakia
  123. 123. Story Elements: Public Policy • Cost of living vs. wage and earning potential taken as serious  issue • Special tax structures for employers who retain employees for  longer periods of time and demonstrate clear career  progression • Barriers to establishing new start‐up businesses for Slovaks  significantly reduced, leading to many new small companies • Special incentives for start‐up businesses who are creating  new products, markets, or services Next Generation Leaders of Slovakia
  124. 124. Story Elements: Culture • New Slovak music genre fuses “Eastern Euro Indie” with Euro‐rock and  creates pan‐European fad • Three new bands have produced global platinum records • Unique style appeals to multiple generations • Underlying distinction of this genre is the deep messages of meaning ,  purpose, and positive regard for  life • Music is being used in national TV and radio ads • One of the bands has partnered with Slovak art institute to build major art  installations around Slovakia in connection with their concerts; European  and Asian tourism increases  in Slovakia as a result • Success of the genre is strongly linked to making an impact on severe  social justice/human rights pandemic (e.g. sex slave trafficking,  water,  genocide)  Next Generation Leaders of Slovakia
  125. 125. Story Elements: Families • Recent changes in public policy and culture have led to a significant  revitalization of the relationship between parents and children • A resurgence of traditional Slovak customs and heritage have found great  acceptance alongside contemporary, emerging cultural norms • New Slovak web sites and blogs aimed at older generation are leading  Slovak parents to be more open to the ideas and social differences in their  children, and encouraging them to pursue broader goals in life • Many see this trend linked to decreases in youth consumerism and  passivity Next Generation Leaders of Slovakia

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