Hi valued team of the Resilience Project!
In this thread, I suggest we collect questions that you might be able to answer for all of us. I am Micha from Sieben Linden Ecovillage in Germany, I am very motivated to participate fully in this project, but there’s some mild wondering on the process on my part. And I think you’ll be able to fix that !
I just wanted to upload the results of our timeline workshop over the link I got sent in an email by email@example.com on January 20, 2023. My trouble is, the questions posted there are really different than the material I used when organizing and facilitating our workshop. I cannot really answer that easily, “How has the system changed over time in terms of the benefits it provides to people and the challenges people face?” or “Historically, how did people in the system respond to specific disturbance events or on-going changes?” We did, in the workshop, what was suggested to be done:
“Identify significant past events”, “Identify Drivers of Change” etc.
I did not realize that what you posted as “Timeline Discussion Guide” would actually be the questions we should have tried to answer in the workshop and therefore the results you want us to upload. Please make very clear what the objective is when instructing such a workshop. I remember explicitly asking in the Zoom session about what exactly should be done and the “Timeline Discussion Guide” was not mentioned.
In the same email you go on about the tree model (“With that, for this round, here we go…”), although in the online session you made it clear that we should not yet worry about/prepare the next workshop. When I asked why you are introducing the tree model at that Zoom call, I got the reply that I should not be confused but we would get into the tree model in some sessions later on.
I am actually an entrepreneur and very much capable to work on my very own, but when/as we do this whole project together, I ask you (Team) to be very precice on what exactly we should prepare/facilitate/evaluate/upload and when.
I will find a way to solve the mentioned issues myself but it would be nice to get less confused the next time… Cheers!