Jul 26, 2013

Envisioning the Future Community Meeting

You are invited to “Envisioning the future”
Come and Join us! 

Self-advocates, family members, service providers and supporters are invited to share ideas and a collective vision about the future of supports and
 services for Albertans with developmental disabilities. 

Please RSVP to Nancy by August 9, 2013 at nedick@ucalgary.ca


 If you are unable to attend, but would like to answer the questions in advance, Please fill out this form! 

 Detailed Agenda for “Envisioning the Future, Tuesday, August 13th, 2013 9:30 – 2:30 pm

9:30 to 10 am - Coffee and getting ready
10 am to 2:30 pm - Welcome
Welcome, introduction and brief explanation of why we are coming together (active involvement of all components of the community in planning for future services)

10:05 – 11 am - Brainstorming
Brainstorming to create a vision for services/supports/future
  • Small groups discussing “What values are most important to us in our services, our supports and our community?” (20 min)
  • Put ideas into themes in small groups (10 min)
  • Move themes on to large wall chart and reorganize to general areas (15-20 min)
  • 10 minutes for running over or a short break

11-12 Vision
Brainstorming to create a vision of how we want to work together to create/plan for services
  • Small groups discussing “How do we want to work together to create/plan for our services, our supports and our community?” (20 min)
  • Put ideas into themes in small groups (10 min)
  • Move themes on to large wall chart and reorganize to general areas (15-20 min)
  • 10 minutes for running over or a short break

Noon to 12:20 pm lunch/break
  • Facilitators organize themes for report back after lunch on morning work
  • Facilitators summarize areas to work on after lunch

12:30 to 1:10 pm
  • Report back on themes to ready people for the next session
  • Report on summary of areas to work on based on morning discussion
  • Brainstorming any additional areas we will need to work on to move toward the vision created in the morning session
  • Move themes on to large wall chart and reorganize to general working groups

1:10 to 2:10 Work Plan
Creating a work plan for the working groups
  • Small working groups discussing “What do we need to do over the next year to address the concerns of this work group?” (20 min)
  • Put ideas into a work plan in the small groups (10 min)
  • Move work plans onto the wall and give everyone a chance to look at and comment on the work plans (10 min)
  • Ask groups to add key elements of plans info to big timeline on the wall (“Gantt chart for realizing the vision”
2:10 to 2:30 Wrap Up
(Room booked until 3 pm or later for those who can stay on)
Wrap up: what have we accomplished and how we will move forward?

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