The power of video!
It was an honor to create this whiteboard video for the Macomb Michigan Habitat for Humanity. It tells the story of Patrick Ngolo and his family, and their immigration from the Democratic Republic of Congo.
The Ngolo family's journey was fraught with delays and struggles. And even today after settling in the U.S., help is needed to support their residency in the U.S.
This video was used at a fundraising dinner in November 2022 and generated donations to support the Ngolos.
Thank you to the Macomb Habitat for Humanity for the invitation to help tell this story.
The events of 2020 emphasized the value of inclusion and hearing diverse voices. As a professional facilitator, I have been using a mental model that I call P-E-A-C-E in my workshop design and implementation. Each letter of P-E-A-C-E involves one or multiple processes that are fundamental to inclusion and the enhancement of planning, execution, and bottom-line profitability or success.
P – Perspective – Think of the principle of the beach ball, recognizing that any topic can be viewed and understood from multiple perspectives.
E – Equality – Deliberating taking the time to hear all voices can lead to richer awareness, understanding, planning and vision.
A – Assessment – Change relies on people. Assess and measure impacts on workers and implementers before and during planning and execution.
C – Consistency – Agile design and design thinking teach us to methodically seek the voice of the customers and workers to know how to improve.
E – Engage – Avoid “planning in a vacuum” and the notion that no plan survives first contact by openly engaging unique voices to gain unique views.
Please help me test out the P-E-A-C-E Model and let me know what you learn!
How we phrase questions and the positivity of our questions can drastically impact conversation, attitudes and collaboration. These sketchnotes were from a workshop by Jill Greenbaum, a champion of positive thinking and finding 'silver lining' lessons in all experiences.