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Part one of a two part workshop on Creating Success by Challenging Assumptions with Stephanie Nestlerode, Omega Point International, Inc. and LaDonna Coy, Learning for Change, Inc. for the Texas SPF SIG community grantees. All materials are located at


  • 1.Creating Successby Learning toChallenge planets Assumptions October 15, 2009Stephanie NestlerodeLaDonna Coy Omega Point International, Inc. Learning for Change, Inc.

2. LaDonna Coy MHR, CPS, CDLA Primary Prevention Capacity building with Collaborative Partners: -Kansas AAPSSocial media and live -Kansas PreventionVirtual Learning/Training Network & SPF SIG Sector NetworkInteractionarssm -Kansas Family Partnership -Eagle Ridge Institute -CADCA -Paxis, Inc -Safe & Caring Schools -CollaborativeThe surest way to provoke the Conversations imagination is to seek out -Omega Point International, Inc. environments you have no -ODMHSASexperience with. -MACMHB-MASACA--author unknown 3. Strategic Planner Primary Prevention Capacity Building Technical AssistanceAlcohol and Drug AbusePrevention:Texas, Colorado, West Virginia,Kansas, Arkansas, Oklahoma, Stephanie Nestlerode, MSWCalifornia, and NevadaThe future we create is the legacy we leave our children. 4. Getting Everyones Voice into the RoomName Organization Location 5. Agenda 9:30-11:00 Welcome & Getting Started The Secret to Out-of-the-Box Thinking Foundational ToolsThe Ladder of Inference 11:00-1:00Lunch, Homework & Coaching 1:00-2:30 Homework Debrief The Rule of Six The Chicken Scratch Path Social Media exploration/implications Closing Reflections 6. Objectives Provide foundational tools for challenging assumptions Provide an opportunity to apply the tools to each persons unique circumstances Apply foundational tools to our assumptions about social media Identify ways to shift our conversations 7. Whos here? Our Tool Today Content 8. Discussion Area Type here 9. Emoticons! 10. Chat PollWhat is one word that captures how you are today? 11. Out of the BoxThinking 12. Polling + chat 13. Debrief (why?)Why do the numbers look like they do? 14. What PROMOTES it? 15. What STIFLES it? 16. The Secrets toOut of the BoxThinking NametheBox! 17. What BOXare YOUin? 18. A Box we Live in An ounce ofPrevention is Worth a Pound of CureNot everyone thinks this way! 19. Recognize this can feel scary! 20. Create a safe container for exploration 21. InviteOTHERSto Explore the Box Multiple Points of View 22. Explore All Angles 23. Integrate ALL Views Both/And Thinking 24. The First, grasping an ear,It is a large rough thing,wide and broad, like a rug. The Second, holding the trunk, I have the real facts. It is a straight and hollow pipe. The Third, touching a front leg, It is mighty and firm, like a pillar. 25. PENCIL EXERCISE 26. Leveraging Diversity with TheLadder ofInferenceA tool fordiscoveringhow peoplethink and whythey think theway they do 27. You must go below the surface 28. Take ActionThe Ladder of Inference Actual Events 29. Take Action The Adopt BeliefsLadderofInferenceActual Events 30. Take ActionR The Adopt Beliefs E Ladder F L of L O Inference E O X P I Select DataV E Actual Events 31. Environmental Example Once we startworryingabout thepolar bearsin the artic, We noticestorieseverywhere 32. SocialExample Once we becomegrandparents,we see youngchildreneverywhere 33. Every DayExample Once wedecide tobuy a certain kindof car,We noticethem everywhere 34. Take Action Adopt Beliefs Bug is the only car for meThe quality will be better thanMake the first time I bought one Assumptions If it looks good, it will drive well Select DataSalesman Consumer Reports Neighbors & Friends Mechanic Timely?? None 35. Ladder of Inference Exercise TAKE ACTIONBELIEFS ASSUMPTIONS DATA 36. Polls about how meetingtime is INVESTED 37. What are the Implicationsof the survey results?Source: margaret anne clarke 38. Underage Drinking What are the divergent points of view? 39. Sharing your thinking is a gift That must beUNPACKED to be truly Useful 40. Teenagers Beliefs? Assumptions? Data? 41. Parents Beliefs? Assumptions? Data? 42. School Teachers Beliefs? Assumptions? Data? 43. PoliceBeliefs?Assumptions?Data? 44. Community MembersBeliefs?Assumptions?Data? 45. Small Business Owners Beliefs? Assumptions? Data? 46. Large Beer Producers Beliefs? Assumptions? Data? 47. Prevention Volunteers and Professionals Beliefs?Assumptions?Data? 48. Ladder of Inference ExerciseTAKE ACTION What are your strongest beliefs about what will reduce BELIEFS underage drinking in your community? What assumptions are you ASSUMPTIONSmaking (underneath yourbeliefs)?How have your personal DATAexperiences influenced your thinking? What other data relate to how you think about underage drinking? 49. Sample Ladder of Inference Exercise Divide into small groups of four to six persons.Every person will take a few moment to reflect IN SILENCE and then to write down their answers to three questions:What is my strongest belief (a single belief) about the issue at hand? What are my assumptions?What are the data underneath my assumptions and beliefs?Using a Talking Object, there will be three rounds of sharing.Round One: Every person will share the strongest belief. Round Two: Every person will share assumptions. Round Three:Every person will share data.Continue the conversation. What strikes you about the differences? The similarities?Share each groups observations with the larger group.Identify shared themes and any differences that need to be explored further. 50. What topics or issues could benefit from a better understanding of 51. How might you add a littleto your meetings?Adding consideration of: ASSUMPTIONSDATACREATING SHARED MEANING 52. Next Steps Create a planWhat topics needconversation?How might you begin to gentlyinquire more deeply into howpeople think? Each person will sharewhenwe return at 1 pm! Call with questionsduring the break Call LaDonna918-473-6789Call Stephanie512-847-0410 53. Plans for


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