Getting ready for the workshop
Once the interviews are completed, you are ready to make the final preparations for the Leadership Design Workshop.
Go back to your notes and summarise these in 2-3 slides that will become part of the slide deck for the Leader Design Workshop. It will be helpful to also prepare some focus area ideas based on your conversations. You will only use these as examples, if necessary, to help the leaders select the focus area(s). Here is an example of how you can use the metaphor of a funnel to guide leaders.
The focus area is on the path down the funnel between the vision and the 100-day challenge goal and it establishes the activities the leaders want the team to spend their time on. Directions between the focus area and goal can be:
The leaders take the path down the funnel to help the team settle on the present but it is very important that the team set the actual 100-day goal.
In the Lift-off Workshop, the selected team will shape a 100-Day Goal from the sharpened focus area. The goal will be an outcome they want to achieve, an actual result. The goal points to a future they intend to reach.
With your context slides created, move on to the other preparations:
The 100-Day Challenge workshop is designed to be engaging and collaborative which involve breakaway groups discussion and people moving around in the space.
The best venue will have tables for people to sit in small groups. The most difficult set-up would be an auditorium or a boardroom with a big table because this will make movement and group work difficult.
Documents to be printed for handouts at the workshop (available under resources)
|Refreshments||Water for the tables and refreshments based on the duration of the Workshop|
|Convener opening remarks||Discuss with the convener talking point for opening remarks based on the discovery conversations. ALRIEN – LET’S MOVE THIS OUT OF THIS SECTION|
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: