I’ve been plugging away on a draft of the CoS Vision, which is no small task, considering all of the amazing ideas captured during our June meeting. The current iteration is based on imagining the collective in June 2019 and is structured around the four themes we selected that afternoon:
–Developing Our Audience
–Group Vs. Individual Time
Although I’ve used our notes to write up some of our ideas, the true power of a vision is the collective nature in which it is created. That means I need your help. I’ve attached both the draft and the notes from which various ideas are drawn. As you read through the draft, you’ll see numerous areas awaiting your ideas. Please edit, add to, revise, alter, and augment as you see fit. I found it particularly exhilarating to read through the notes as I worked on the draft and hope that you will, too.
I’ve attached one final document. It’s the cliffs notes compilation of quotes from Ari Weinzweig’s book on visioning. The following quote seems particularly relevant at the moment: “Putting your vision in writing gives it enormous power, by imbuing it with a degree of clarity and commitment that goes so, so much farther than the, ‘That’s a good idea, maybe I’ll try it’ sort of stuff we’re all used to” (117)