The key event in the Design Landmark is the Design Workshop. Setting the stage for the Design Workshop include finding the stakeholders who will be convening and attending the workshop. The activities during setting the stage will be explained through a scenario, revealing information as you progress through the story.
We’ll try to break things down into concrete and actionable steps. There will be links and references that you can use if you have time and interest in digging deeper and getting more immersed in the 100-Day Challenge philosophy and work. And we’ll point you in the direction of tools you can use along the way.
You are part of the National Forum on Gender-Based Violence and Femicide. And you volunteered to become the 100-Day Challenge Ambassador in one of the districts. Your role is to help local leaders organise a 100-Day Challenge focused on response time and service integration in the district. You have 60 days to get the 100-Day Team started on their work: to the Lift-Off Workshop. You will worry about supporting this team later. For now, you just need to figure out how to get the ball rolling in the district.
You do not know the actors in the district. You are just beginning to learn about the 100-Day Challenge work and how it is different. You are anxious. Maybe you are beginning to regret having volunteered to play this role…
First things first. We’ll focus on the first milestone in the journey: convening a group of local leaders who in turn have the gravitas and “pull” to convene a 100-day team and challenge them to make significant progress on this issue in 100 days.
In the sections that follow you will unpack the story of how to get to the Leadership Design Workshop and finally you can deep dive into how the enabling conditions are put into practice and brush up on your facilitation skills. To complete the lesson submit the assignments as you complete the practical work.
Overview of concrete steps – more detail in each lessons…
We talked in the Orientation about the Enabling Environment. And there is a reference in the slides about the enabling environment. If you’d like to go deeper into this topic and see how this enabling environment translates into specific practices in the 100-Day Challenge, there is a deep dive section on this topic.
If you’d like to brush up on your facilitation skills in preparation for the leadership design workshop, we suggest you do a deep dive on the topic in the bonus section.
After completing the lessons, submit your assignments in the Assignment folder.
Assignments are information, notes and slides that you will use in the practical implementation of a 100-Day Challenge. After each Section, upload the key documents. If you would like our input and feedback before you use the documents, please provide 2 days for feedback.
Jot down thoughts on these questions – to the extent they are relevant to your experience at the session:
They did some work before you received the Challenge Note. This included:
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: