Who and from where are the leaders?
The first question you need to answer is who are these leaders? Or what are the organisations that these need to come from? If you are not familiar with the context, and stakeholders, review background documentation like strategy, current information on the status of the challenge and other initiatives underway.
You may have a general idea about the organisation and stakeholder groups that the leaders may come from, but each district is different. So you need someone in the district to be your guide on this. Or maybe you need 2 or 3 guides from the district so you can triangulate and make sure you have the full picture.
You can probably find and get introduced to these guides with the help of your peers on the national forum. They may have local representatives in the district who can give you the lay of the land. These reps may be your local guides or they may introduce you to a local guide.
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: