Tracks for First Half of the Day:

  • Sustainable Food Track (eg. creating jobs in sustainable ag that are accessible to low-income residents, sustaining rural Minnesota, etc.);
  • Clean Energy Track (eg. getting residential energy efficiency to scale in a way that works for everyone, creating community solar opportunities, getting our energy utilities to support clean energy, social justice, and local control);
  • Community Redevelopment Track (eg. how to make new transit and site redevelopments support whole communities that are materially and emotionally self-sustaining)

Framework Agenda: Saturday August 23, 2014

Time Session Name Content Purpose
8-9 Breakfast Meetup As attendees register, gather, and get breakfast, prompts at tables will invite interaction Connect people to each other and set a tone of creative collaboration
9-10:35 Opening Session
  • Tone-set and social context provided by local facilitators and community leaders
  • Interactive exercises that get people talking together
  • Orientation to the day
Prepares people to actively participate and to think creatively in both visionary and focused ways. Frames the exciting challenge we’re collaborating around
10:45-Noon RFP 1: Living Models (~10 breakout groups) Presentations or panels in which people present exciting case studies of their green economy work Provide concrete examples that give a sense of what is possible and get ideas flowing. Introduce challenges to solve
Noon-12:45 Lunch  Eating and talking together in a less structured format. Invite topics for the “Collaboration Planning Session”  Keep us healthy and happy, build community, and create open space for people to share new ideas.
12:45-2:00 RFP 2: Solution Strategy Discussions (~10 breakout groups) Facilitated discussions to identify best practices, major barriers, changes needed, and groups/ resources available to work on them for specific community solutions Create space for people working on similar projects and issues to share experiences then clarify and improve the strategy around their shared work.
2:00-2:15 Quick Break This is the last opportunity for people to propose topics for “Collaboration Planning”
2:15-3:30 RFP 3: Tools For Change (~10 breakout groups) Interactive and engaging trainings on different techniques for making change that can be used across issue areas Building concrete skills that participants can use through interactive activities that allow practice and experimentation.
3:30-3:45 Quick Break During this time, participants should check topics and room assignments for Collaboration Planning
3:45-5:00 RFP 4: Collaboration Planning (~10 breakout groups) Issues and collaboration groups proposed during lunch and breaks will meet to go through a set of focused questions to identify the goals, assets, roles, timeline, process, and message of what they want to do together. Help groups who want to work together on similar issues to identify resources available, primary goals, timeline, and next steps of action that will grow a just and sustainable local economy.
5:00-6:00 Closing Session Opening facilitators reconvene. Cross-track scribes review what they synthesized for an emerging collective vision. Collaboration groups report back. Share process for feedback and staying involved. Closing inspiration/speaker  Reconnect everyone to a shared purpose.Wrap up the day with sharing of outcomes and next steps going forward.
6-7 Reception More time for networking and interaction over snacks Provide space for more connections and ideas