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Tap Dancing on Barry Goldwater’s Grave

March 21, 2018 – April 30, 2018

How might we...

  • How might we evolve and utilize government to transform society?
    • How might I coach a grassroots group on thinking through what it means to govern?

Hypothesis

If I coach the staff then specific staff in the organization will be able to articulate with detail what it means for their endorsed candidate to co-govern.

 

Umbrella Hypothesis:

If we create explicit working agreements with candidates in advance of elections where we invest in / support the win then we lay the groundwork for mutually accountable relationships post-election.

Design

Will talk with group on weekly call. Coaching will happen then.

In working with grassroots group, visiting to help them prepare for co-governing conversation with a candidate they have endorsed.

Attend and support co-governing conversation.

Metrics

Get explicit yes versus mealy mouthed response from endorsed candidate.

Confidence level of 2-3 staff  (eye contact, visual cues with body language, open versus closed, posture, lack of disclaimer language)  on spectrum of non confident, building confidence, fully confident.

Staff flex this new muscle, going deeper with defining co-governance and asking for it.

    • Policies?
    • Staffing?
    • Legislative agenda?
    • Training: the role of government, a governing philosophy
  • Connections across the network among those who have contested for governing power

Learnings

In responding to partner’s immediate needs, shifted to focus on electoral fundraising coaching.

Will continue to visit partner before the election and partner has specifically reached out and brought up that they would like to discuss co-governance with Mehrdad demonstrating that this is an area they want coaching on.

Decisions

Questions

Updates

Hashtag #cogovern
Accountable Mehrdad
Team Mehrdad
Documents Design + LogExperiment Folder
Modified September 28, 2018
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