How do we build a Self-Healing Community here?
Roll out of presentations
These are some questions to help guide the launch or the roll-out of community presentations and resilience planning. Add your own, too! Expand
- Who in our community hasn’t heard this?
- What are our existing connections in the community we could leverage to set-up presentations?
- Who might want to hear it again?
- What do we (as presenters) need to feel ready to present it to others?
- How do we want to communicate with one another to set up presenter teams (triads or pairs)?
- When will we practice presenting and in what groupings?
Presentation preparation guide
- Before your first few presentations, set an hour and a half or two hours to meet with your co-presenters at least a couple days before the presentation.
- Before you meet, decide who will do which section(s) of the talk (Brain Science, ACEs, or Resilience).
- Practice your section on your own before you meet!
- It is often useful to make yourself and outline or notes of key points to refer to as needed.
- During the meeting discuss these questions, and any others that are important to you:
- How do we want to support each other as co-presenters? Do we want to be able to interject while another is presenting, or do we prefer to wait to add things either at the end of a section or when the person presenting askes for input from others in the audience? Do we agree that it is OK to ask each other for input if we get stuck?
- If you’ve co-presented with others previously, what did you most appreciated that your co-presenter did? What drove you crazy? What do you want to ask of your co-presenters this time?
- Will the presenter team be comfortable taking questions from participants throughout the presentation, or is the preference to answer questions during a Q&A at the end?
- What do we know about our audience? How does that impact how we want to present?
- Which of the presenters will be responsible for bringing handouts, sign-in sheets, and evaluations? Who will make sure completed evaluations and sing-in sheets get submitted to MCCC?
- Also during this meeting, take some time to practice presenting to one another.
- Each presenter could present a few slides from the section they will present, including a couple they feel really comfortable with as well as those they find most challenging.
- Take time to give one another feedback – what did you really like? what would you have liked to be different?
Community Resilience Planning Preparation Questions
Use these questions to help you prepare your Community Resilience Plan. What other questions do you think are necessary to ask? Expand
- Whose voices do we need to hear from as we plan our communities’ next steps?
- Whose voices are usually left out of program planning in our community? How might we reach out to them?
- Who do we need to be engaged in order for change to happen in our community? How might we reach out to them?
- How might we document what we hear from community members as we are presenting the talk? What questions might we want to ask, either in writing or in conversations as we are giving the talk that might guide our community planning?
- When and where will we host community conversations to discuss resilience planning?
- How might individual interviews or conversations fit into our community resilience planning?
- How do we track the information we are gathering?
- Who will be our leadership team?
- How often and when will we reconvene to discuss what we are learning?
- What about the NEAR science information reinforces what our communities already know?
- What about the NEAR science information shifts how we think about ourselves and the issues our community faces?
- What about the NEAR science information may be at odds with what our community knows or values?
- What are we already doing to build healing in our community?
- What are the values most important to our community?
- What are the most important challenges facing our community?
- What are the sub-communities within our community? How might their answers to these questions vary?
- How might the NEAR Science information change how we see and respond to one another in our community?
- What is one thing we could jointly address (across sectors and sub-communities) that would have the greatest impact on creating healing in our community?
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