Democracy is not a
spectator sport

OTOC leaders learn how to hold a “listening campaign” at their organization

September 1st, 2015
Kevin Graham and documents

Kevin Graham shared agendas, leaders guides and other documents to help leaders prepare for their listening session

House Meeting

Leaders participated in a small group meeting role play to see how to conduct the meeting

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nearly 40 OTOC leaders participated in a training session on Monday, September 14 to learn how to organize an  OTOC “Listening Campaign” at their institution. OTOC leaders Carol Beaty and Kevin Graham organized and led the session that was attended by leaders from 16 congregations and community organizations that have committed to move to hold a “listening session” sometime before November 6

large group foto

Carol Beaty helped leaders think about how they will organize to have a good turnout from their congregation or community organization

OTOC member organizations are being asked to hold at least one large group meeting anytime from September 15 to November 6 with members of their congregation or organization to listen to stories and experiences of their members.

This process of listening to the ‘pressures on our families’ is the fundamental way that OTOC leaders identify issues of common concern which become the basis for organizing Action Teams. OTOC is asking each member institution to have at least two representatives at this training session to help you organize the listening campaign.

 

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