We met to discuss:
The core assumptions we have about meetings at UWCSEA East
The ways we can better ‘groom’ those meetings
Potential experiments to trial in order to ‘boom’ our assumptions in the future
What if our ‘agenda’ was a list of questions that we could select to discuss/reflect on in pairs/small groups?
Do we need a ‘pre-meet’ and ‘post-meet’ section?
How can we save time by asking people to do thinking before or after a meeting?
The role of controversy?
Can we do more to invite debate in?
What if we built in more time for ‘hot topics,’ or intentionally sought out provocations?
Could we ask teachers to take on the opposite stance and debate accordingly?
Pop up rules?
Let’s mix and match norms for different sessions.
Have a pop-up rule that will allow the meeting to function even better.
When might you need a time-keeper?
When might you need a designated ‘devil’s advocate’?
When do you need someone else to lead your meeting?
How might an outsider’s perspective allow for new ways of thinking?
Should each member of the team lead a meeting at some point in the year?
When might you make attendance invitational? How might giving time back to others help?