• Be Fully Present
  • Assume a Beginner’s Mindset for the work. Park your title, be open-minded, empathetic, and Channel your inner Roy Group coach and coachee.
  • Fierce Collaboration: Lean in, get creative, embrace discomfort and have an awareness of your role in creating an engaging atmosphere.
  • Make, Create, Do
  • We use processes and protocols that help us to be collaborative and creative together.

Big Idea: Processes and Protocols enable people to be collaborative and creative together

Driving Questions: What are the upcoming opportunities that I can redesign to include collaborative and creative processes and protocols?
How might we rethink our collaboration opportunities to be more engaging, creative and productive?

Goals: Intentionally design or redesign how we work with each other and others.

Deliverables: A collaboratively designed opportunity that you will run between October 28 and November 25.
Feedback from your critical friends toward revising your design.

October 28, 2016 Agenda

11:00am Introduction, agenda and ToolKit

11:05am Review the metaphors and statements, revise, wordsmith, and finalize.

11:15am Develop your Pitch with your team. Redesign an opportunity that you will facilitate between October 28 and November 25.

11:30am Critical Friends Protocol: In groups of 3 or 4 from different branches. Complete the Options brainstorm section.

11:50pm Lunch

12:10pm Reconvene in your branch and share the feedback you’ve heard. Use the Will section of the tool to focus on those ideas that you will bring to your plan and Design Time (build the agenda and todo list for tool or protocol building)

OCTOBER 28- LS Agenda

OCTOBER 28- LS Agenda

12:45pm Share your redesign of the plan with your multi disciplinary team.

1:00pm Departure

Next meeting November 25. Bring your feedback and experience to share with your multi disciplinary team.

Big Idea

The work of the Learning Department is varied and diverse, yet we all strive to improving learning for our students and teachers.

Driving Questions

What are the intersections for our work in the Learning Department?
How might we better support our learners as a team?
How might we make our work visible to inspire and inform our stakeholders?


Developing a greater understanding of our work, and each others’ work,  in the Learning Department.


Visual Metaphors for the different branches of the Learning Department.
Caption statements to describe our work.

September 30, 2016 Agenda

11:00am (DM) Introduction, agenda and ToolKit

11:10am   (DM) Empathy Interview

11:30am  (PD) Consolidate your insights and notes about your partner into a visual metaphor for the work of their branch.

11:45pm  Share the metaphor you’ve created for your partner and gift it to them to take back to their team.

12:00pm Lunch

12:20pm (Dan) Develop a consensus metaphor for your branch. Add a succinct caption or phrase that could describe your branches’ role in Rocky View.

12:50pm (KW)Exhibition

1:00pm (GR) Exit Pass: I Like, I wish, Aha, What if