What to get out of a good call…
The main purpose of the call to the Convener(s) is to enlist their support and partnership, and to validate and build out the list of leaders to invite to the Leadership Design Workshop.
One of the other questions you need to ask the Convener is the handful of leaders that would be wise to interview before the System Leadership Design Workshop. Watch the video overview of the essence of these discovery interviews with key leaders.
Convener may also ask you about the types of questions you will be asking these leaders. Here are sample questions you can use (also available as a document under Landmark material).
Of course, you can schedule a follow-up interview with the Guides and Convener so you can ask them these questions. After all, they are the most critical leadership stakeholder in the system.
The answers to the discovery questions will be the building block for a Challenge note that the leaders send to the selected team members after the Leadership Design Workshop. Here are tips to shape the Challenge Note as you go.
The final thing to agree with Convener on is a date and time for the Leadership Design Workshop. This will help create an urgency and a purpose for the stakeholder interviews.
If all goes well on the first call with the Convener, you can give the convener a DRAFT EMAIL that they can send out to the leadership stakeholders
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: