Ambassador roles

Ambassador Roles As an Ambassador, you will dive deeper into the Roles of Ambassador to gain a better understanding of the conditions you create during the 100-Day Challenge to support leaders and guide teams coaches during their journey.   Learning objectives of this Landmark: Gain a deeper understanding of the roles you can play as a … Read more

Discovery

You volunteered or were nominated to become the 100-Day Challenge Ambassador for your organisation. Your role is to help local leaders organise a 100-Day Challenge focused on a GBVF Impact indicator.  You already have experienced being in the role of 100-Day Challenge Ambassador, and you are ready to deepen this experience and to strengthen your Ambassador skills.  … Read more

GBVF 101 – Safeguarding

GBVF 101 Safeguarding Orientation We are glad you are engaging with this self-help learning course on Gender Based Violence and Femicide in South Africa.  The purpose of the course is to ensure that as we all participate in or support collective action to address GBVF in South Africa, we have a common understanding of the … Read more

Refuelling

The team has been cruising over the past few weeks. Frankly, it’s been a relief from the intense period leading up to the Lift-off workshop. So you have let things drift a little and began to focus on your “day” job. So you are not thrilled about the idea of preparing for another workshop! The … Read more

Landing

You are nearing the end of the 100 days. The team has been doing well. The team leaders have been managing team meetings and occasionally reaching out to you for advice. Like every journey, the last experience is what will stick in the memory of the travellers. So, you want to make the Landing Workshop … Read more

Exploration

Once the goal is set and the plan is developed, action begins: implementing the plan, tracking progress, adjusting the plan, experimenting with new ideas, reflecting on the insights that are emerging, readjusting the plan, and generally doing what it takes to increase the odds of achieving the goal the team had set at the Lift-off … Read more

Lift-off

The leaders in your organisation, municipality, or community have selected an Impact Indicator and a Team during their Leadership Design Workshop.  The countdown for Lift-off starts at the Lift-Off Workshop. You want to make sure that everything is ready. You have been told that a successful Lift-Off Workshop accounts for at least 50% of a … Read more

Thought starter reflection questions

Jot down thoughts on these questions – to the extent they are relevant to your experience at the session:
  • When did the mood in the event shift from “why are we here?” to “this could be interesting – I am excited to be part of this.” What triggered this shift? 
  • When did you have to go “off script” on the agenda or to change the agenda? What triggered this? What did you adjust? How did it go?
  • What was most surprising to you at the event?
  • What new insights did you gain about the issue at hand, and about the way leaders in the system interacted with each other?
  • Where did the conversation get stuck? What got it unstuck?
  • How would you characterise the level of trust among participants in the meeting? To what extent did this shift as the meeting progressed? To what do you attribute this shift, if indeed it happened?

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Reflection Questions 

Jot down thoughts on these questions – to the extent they are relevant to your experience at the session:

  • When did the mood in the event shift from “why are we here?” to “this could be interesting – I am excited to be part of this.” What triggered this shift? 
  • When did you have to go “off script” on the agenda or to change the agenda? What triggered this? What did you adjust? How did it go?
  • What was most surprising to you at the event?
  • What new insights did you gain about the issue at hand, and about the way leaders in the system interacted with each other?
  • Where did the conversation get stuck? What got it unstuck?
These are 100-Day Challenge Mentors. 

They did some work before you received the Challenge Note. This included:

  • Writing the Challenge Note, and making sure that the leaders of all the organisations represented on the team are comfortable with it – and committed to supporting the work of the team
  • Helping the leaders of these organisation recruit you and your colleagues to the team
  • Gathering some baseline data and other information that will help you and your teammates set your 100-Day goal and develop your plan.
  • Making sure all the preparations are made for a successful Lift-Off workshop, when you and your teammates will meet and get your 100-Day Challenge started. This includes venue, facilitation support, food, swags, comms, travel arrangements and whatever else is needed.

 

Mentors will participate in all or part of the Lift-Off Workshop, mostly at the start to provide context and answer questions, and at the end to give you and your teammates feedback about the goal and plan you develop.

During the 100 days following the Lift-Off Workshop, here’s what the Mentors will do:  

  • They will check in every two weeks with the team leaders to see how the team is doing and what support they and the team need.
  • They will keep other organisational leaders informed and engaged during the 100 days, and pull them in to help as needed.
  • They will participate in the last part of the Refuelling Workshop, halfway through the 100 days, to see what additional support the team needs, and to begin to plan with the team for sustainability and scale-up.
  • They will work with the team at the Sustainability Workshop to finalise recommendations on sustaining the results and building on the work of the team.