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Emerging Leadership Structure of Transition Whatcom

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Emerging Leadership Structure of Transition Whatcom

Time: June 30, 2010 from 5:30pm to 10pm
Location: Sustainable Living Center
Street: Corner of Broadway and Meridian
City/Town: Bellingham
Event Type: transition, meeting
Organized By: the TWIG
Latest Activity: Jul 3, 2010

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Event Description

Continuing our conversation started on the night of June 2nd, and further developed on June 16th. Developing together how the new leadership/responsiblity of Transition Whatcom will be structured. Facilitated again by Alan Seid. This meeting is open to anyone who attended the June 2nd meeting, the June 16 meeting, or has gotten filled in by a TWIG or someone who was at those meetings.

There will be a potluck dinner starting at 5:30 pm, with the meeting getting underway at 6:00 pm.


1. Facilitator Alan Seid establishes a note taker
2. Principles of Transition Reading from David MacLeod
3. Cindi Landreth and David Marshak present "Our Best Shot at a Synthesis" model.
"We did our best to synthesize what we heard from the last 2 meetings and created a model that we will be voting on tonight as to whether to adopt. "
4. Alan Seid facilitates Clarification and Q&A about the model presented.
5. Official vote.
6. The process for applying for Core Group
7. Closing

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Comment by David MacLeod on June 29, 2010 at 9:43pm
Just got the notes from our 2nd meeting on June 16th from Brian Carpenter. Brian says "My notes were really only useful up to the point that proposals started being offered, so I cut it off there"

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Comment by Laura R. on June 28, 2010 at 12:58pm
Unfortunately I am out of town this week until Thursday.
Comment by Travis Linds on June 25, 2010 at 8:07pm
Here is the Criteria for thriving core group (TWOG) From Leadership Planning Meeting June 16, 2010, 6 -10 pm. I will bring all postings to the meeting too.

· Simple

· Inclusiveness

· Reflects living system vs mechanistic model

· Functional and practical

· Fun

· Patient

· Scaleable – from small groups to county wide and beyond

· Non-tyrannical

· Viral

· Open hearted

· Facilitate cross pollination

· Open to change and updating (dynamic steering)

· Promotes communication

· Full representation

· Built in flexibility

· Transparent

· Durable/resilient (50+ yrs)

· Dynamic / healthy turnover

· Community partners

· Informed

· Visually representable

· Accessible

· Inclusive of internal and relational process

· Efficiency in decision making

· Willing to interface/work with existing structure

· Plan on passing baton – intentional

· Pro democratic

· Turns to transition towns model as an advisor

· Willing to be a model

· Learning organization

· Clear boundaries

· Communities orbiting a hub

· Accountability

· Clarity of what it is not

· Generating small successful results (tangible – crawl, walk then run)

· Multi species/culture/generation/habitat (include air, water and soil)/ethnic representation

· Consistent with transition town principles

· Replicate-able

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