Building a Framework for a Lasting Peace

The Lighthouse team provided vision, leadership and support for the Building the Framework for a Lasting Peace Project at the American Friends Service Committee.

We refer to this as a Cross Organization Conversation.

This project used the Star Cafe, AFSC’s Intranet, to publish the current draft of the Framework; a Star Cafe sign up list to help organize participants; a series of Small Group video conferences to discuss and gain insight and buy in from the staff; and a “What We Heard” component to capture the major ideas and themes that came forward. We also worked closely with Mary Zerkel & Peter Lems to prepare them to become terrific facilitators for this project.

“Framework” was a broad success; drew praise from Shan Cretin, the General Secretary at the AFSC; and culminated in a fishbowl small group session at a Board Program Committee Meeting (Mary & Peter facilitating from Chicago) that helped energized the AFSC Board around the project. “Framework” was a major building block for a new Strategic Plan.  LTA’s leadership and work played a central and pivotal part in this success.

For more background on this Project, see this in our eJournal.