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Culture of Care Institute-Schedule Highlight
Friday, June 9, 2019

10 to 11 a.m.
Participant Arrival
11 to 11:30 a.m.
11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
12:30 to 2 p.m.
Making the Case for Culture of Care
2 to 3 p.m.
Small Group Breakout
3 to 5:30 p.m.
Cleveland Art Museum Visit
5:30 to 7 p.m.
7 to 8:30 p.m.
Foundation of Culture of Care
8:30 to 9:30 p.m.
Small Group Breakout
Saturday, June 10, 2019

8 to 9 a.m.
9 to 10 a.m.
Learning How to Dialogue
10:15 a.m. to noon
Rite of Iris Ceremony
12 to 1 p.m.
1 to 2:30 p.m.
Small Group Breakout
2:30 to 4 p.m.
Care Begins with Me Time
4 to 5:30 p.m.
Restorative Practices
5:30 to 6:30 p.m.
6:30 to 7 p.m.
Bringing it All Together
7:00 to 8:30 p.m.
Small Group Breakout
Sunday, June 11, 2019

8 to 9 a.m.
9 to 10:30 a.m.
Culture Change
10:30 to 11 a.m.
Individual Assessments
11:00 to 11:30 a.m.
Small Group Breakout
11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
12:30 to 2 p.m.
Action Planning
2:00 to 2:30 p.m.
Small Group Breakout
2:30 to 3 p.m.

Culture of Care Institute-Session Details
Community Gathering: Making the Case for Culture of Care

The Culture of Care (CoC) Institute allows students and professionals alike to think about our why and challenge the national script about Greek Life. What is our purpose, and why do we care? By opening with a welcoming and vibrant environment, we begin to build connections, not just to each other, but to our individual group’s why. Once again, the critical question is: Why do we care? By starting from this reflective model and asking questions about our own individual purpose, we begin at our core beliefs and move outward. As we analyze the different strata of our own beliefs, we find how we can make our individual truths stand.

Small Group Breakout #1: Team Building

No community moves forward without a support system. Building upon our understanding of care, we will continue moving the ball forward in areas of trust, safety, belonging and commitment not only to each other, but themselves.

Community Gathering: Culture of Care Tenets and Defining Care

After initializing and building a community of care, we can begin identifying those feelings into words. In order to create a community of care, we need to begin by defining what care means to us. In this session, we will rationalize the importance and purpose of the assets and tenets and synthesize their meaning in to a definition.

Care Begins with Me Time: Meditation

This time is an intentional pause in the day to provide each participant time to reconnect with themselves, facilitate renewal, and prepare to reengage with the group.  We believe that in order to care for others we need to first learn to care for ourselves.

Community Immersion: Cleveland Museum of Art

“Beauty is in the eye of the beholder” (Margaret Wolfe Hungerford). Each work of art is unique in its own respect, however what is more important is how you interpret the art and the meaning it conveys to you. Examining our own definitions of success, mistakes, and biases through art can help us define what each of these mean to us objectively, and lead to greater insight into how we interpret these to ourselves.  

Small Group Breakout #2: Goals and Expectations

We can only move forward, so long as everyone is on the same page. Understanding what our definition of norms are and establishing them is integral for the group. In order to create sustainable change, we need to have trusting and supporting relationships. An important part in fostering these relationships comes from developing shared goals and expectations.

Community Gathering: Tenet #1 (I Have Value, All Have Value) Assets

I have value, all have value. As a core tenet of Culture of Care, we dive deeper into understanding ourselves as individuals. Using the identity wheel, we will examine how much control we have over who we are: appearance, status, race, gender, etc. From here we will look into not only how much we can control, but what others perceive of us from these angles. Is it a strength? Is it a weakness? We can’t control the actions and perceptions of others, but we can control our own actions and perceptions.. Coaching with compassion is a framework that helps us better attend to the needs of others and  create safe spaces for meaningful connections between coach and coached. Through this session, we will look into not only our individual identities, but how to coach others with identities different from us.

Community Immersion: Tenet #6 (My Ritual Compels Me to Care) Assets

My ritual compels me to care. Why are we Greek? What makes Greek Life a lifelong membership? In this session, we will dive into an open ritual to begin answering these questions. By investigating the values and purpose of our organizations, we can look further into the purpose of Greek Life. While each of our rituals are unique, they hold a common truth of developing into a better version of you. This session will peel back the layers of the formal ritual language into tangible values that we can incorporate into our everyday lives through the lens of caring for others and ourselves.

Small Group Breakout #3: Tenet #5 (My Ability to Care Deepens Through Reflection and Practice) Assets

My ability to care deepens through reflection and practice. Care does not happen overnight. Through the tenets we’ve learned thus far, we will practice how to deliver feedback with care through use of the Johari’s Window. Understanding what we are trying to show others and what others perceive of us can be widely different, and can only be shared when the community is built around care and understanding.

Care Begins with Me Time: Yoga

This time is an intentional pause in the day to provide each participant time to reconnect with themselves, facilitate renewal, and prepare to reengage with the group.  We believe that in order to care for others we need to first learn to care for ourselves.

Community Gathering: Tenet #7 (Accountability Communicates Genuine Care) Assets

Accountability is an issue in all organizations. People don’t show up or pull their weight, but it stems from a disengagement of purpose. How do we hold people accountable? We will utilize the social discipline window to investigate through the lens of restorative justice. By understanding how shame manifests in people through the nine affects and the shame compass, we can better communicator with care. This session will not only help us learn how to approach these conversations, but also help us understand the various outlooks these conversations can have and practices techniques to create restorative justice.

Community Gathering: Bringing it all Together

My Intent Matters. You as an individual have varying selfs: the ideal, the ought, and the real self. By understanding how the three connect using Boyatzis’ Model of Intentional Change Theory, we can formulate a personal vision. Utilizing previous coaching techniques, we will facilitate weaving the three selves to help develop a learning plan.

Community Event
Creating shared experiences through play is essential in facilitating learning and criticial thinking.  During this time we will spend time playing and having fun!

Topic-Based Assessments & Follow Up Conversation

Using the Culture of Care tenets, we will reflect on  the following topics; Brotherhood/Sisterhood, Member Engagement, Diversity and Inclusion, Accountability, and Health and Wellness. Identifying the problem through the lens of care, we can pinpoint the underlying issues within our community.

Action Planning Session

With the previous session pinpointing our problems, now comes the real outcome: how do we solve them? Building action plans surrounded by milestones and identifying resources, participants will devise their own learning plan for their organizations to implement. Creating tangible solutions with clear success markers can make the ideal sense of care more concrete.

Small Group Breakout #4: Closure

Community Gathering: Gavel Pass & Institute Evaluation