PATH - Planning Alternative Tomorrows with Hope
Give your team the opportunity to pause and reflect on what matters most to them about the work they do. The act of listening to each other creates relationship and strengthens trust and inclusion within the team – in creating a shared vision, groups of people build a sense of commitment together.
They develop images of the future we want to create together, along with the values that will be important in getting there and the goals they want to see achieved along the way. Communities can still tend to think vision is the top leaders job. In schools, the vision task usually falls to the Headteacher and/or the governors or it comes in a glossy document from the local authority or the DfE. Visions based on authority are not usually sustainable.Authentic ownership is a necessity.
Drawing on the planning tool PATH (Pearpoint, Forest and OBrien 1997) and other facilitation sources Sharon Gray uses both process and graphic facilitation to enable the group to build their picture of what they would love to see happening within their organisation/community in the future and we encourage this to be a positive naming, not just a list of the things they want to avoid.
This is a half day process with a half day preparation fee including an initial consultation with senior staff.