Putting Possibility Back into Practice

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Infuse 2013 Steve Frith Presentation

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  • 1.Developing Soft Skills: Putting POSSIBILITY back into PRACTICE PAMELA SWEET FCIP, RPP STEVE FRITH MCIP, RPP VANCOUVER 2013 PLANNING INSTITUTE OF BRITISH COLUMBIA CANADIAN INSTITUTE OF PLANNERS JULY 8, 2013

2. PUTTING POSSIBILITY BACK INTO PRACTICE Outline of Workshop 1. Introduction 2. Adopting a Positive Attitude 3. Collaboration and Vulnerability 4. Sharing Positive Possibility 5. Wrap up and Continuing the Conversation 3. TITLE HERE Planners are NATURALLY Optimistic Ann McAfee PUTTING POSSIBILITY BACK INTO PRACTICE (Planner) 4. Dont Curb your enthusiasm Renew your enthusiasm for planning Put the zip into planning How to stay optimistic Asked some fellow Fellows.. PUTTING POSSIBILITY BACK INTO PRACTICE 5. TITLE HERE I always found that work was MORE FUN than fun Noel Coward PUTTING POSSIBILITY BACK INTO PRACTICE 6. TITLE HERE Make PASSIONATE love to your city Paul Bedford PUTTING POSSIBILITY BACK INTO PRACTICE 7. TITLE HERE A planner has to be VISIONARY and BELIEVE that ones contributions will make a difference N.Tunnacliffe PUTTING POSSIBILITY BACK INTO PRACTICE 8. TITLE HERE Seek and seize NEW OPPORTUNITIES even when we are out of our comfort zone. Travel, hang out with young people, think about city building through the eyes of non-planners Marni Cappe PUTTING POSSIBILITY BACK INTO PRACTICE 9. TITLE HERE Nothing succeeds like SUCCESS John Livey PUTTING POSSIBILITY BACK INTO PRACTICE 10. TITLE HERE When I feel pessimistic, with further searching optimism will return. It always does. Ray Spaxman PUTTING POSSIBILITY BACK INTO PRACTICE 11. TITLE HERE Life is full of misery, loneliness and suffering- and its all over much too soon Woody Allen PUTTING POSSIBILITY BACK INTO PRACTICE 12. TITLE HERE Optimism? It makes us look naive and ill- informed. I like realism Joe Berridge PUTTING POSSIBILITY BACK INTO PRACTICE 13. TITLE HERE Thinking that I am doing the right thing and helping make things better, even in a modest way John Steil PUTTING POSSIBILITY BACK INTO PRACTICE 14. TITLE HERE Stay connected with students. Their ENERGY and OPTIMISM is contagious Gerry Couture PUTTING POSSIBILITY BACK INTO PRACTICE 15. TITLE HERE Students seek advice and in turn impart their enthusiasm for their career ahead Ann McAfee PUTTING POSSIBILITY BACK INTO PRACTICE 16. TITLE HERE Welcome women into planning. They bring a CONSTRUCTIVE & COLLABORATIVE approach to the business which helps society move forward N. Tunnacliffe (a man) PUTTING POSSIBILITY BACK INTO PRACTICE 17. TITLE HERE Have a sense of HUMOUR and dont be afraid to share it Mary Bishop PUTTING POSSIBILITY BACK INTO PRACTICE 18. TITLE HERE If youre not fired with enthusiasm, youll be fired, with enthusiasm. Vince Lombardi, NFL coach PUTTING POSSIBILITY BACK INTO PRACTICE 19. TITLE HERE Planners get to place a small mark on the canvas of those who came before us. Lucky us. F .Lewinberg PUTTING POSSIBILITY BACK INTO PRACTICE 20. TITLE HERE Planning is based on faith: You must BELIEVE in a future; That this future could be better; That this possibly better future can be achieved through human efforts; That the human efforts involved include planning. Hok-Lin Leung PUTTING POSSIBILITY BACK INTO PRACTICE 21. EXERCISE #1 Adopting a Positive Attitude PUTTING POSSIBILITY BACK INTO PRACTICE 1. Reflection- How do you stay optimistic? (on post-it notes write one strategy per note) 2. Share with your group 3. Stick similar strategies together 22. PUTTING POSSIBILITY BACK INTO PRACTICE Nothing great was ever achieved WITHOUT ENTHUSIASM R. W. Emerson 23. PUTTING POSSIBILITY BACK INTO PRACTICE 24. PUTTING POSSIBILITY BACK INTO PRACTICE 25. In admitting our WEAKNESSES, we find STRENGTH PUTTING POSSIBILITY BACK INTO PRACTICE 26. By expressing UNCERTAINTY, we earn TRUST PUTTING POSSIBILITY BACK INTO PRACTICE 27. And by acting with HUMILITY, we gain CONFIDENCE PUTTING POSSIBILITY BACK INTO PRACTICE 28. These are PARADOXES PUTTING POSSIBILITY BACK INTO PRACTICE 29. These PARADOXES of vulnerability are for us, the key to achieving TRUE COLLABORATION PUTTING POSSIBILITY BACK INTO PRACTICE 30. EXERCISE #2 Inviting Collaboration Through Invitation IN PAIRINGS OF TWO: 1. Share a problem (use I feel statements). 2. The responder identifies and expresses empathy for the person sharing the problem. 3. The responder then asks a question to embark upon collaboration and possibility. PUTTING POSSIBILITY BACK INTO PRACTICE 31. The last of human freedoms is the ability to CHOOSE ONES ATTITUDE in any given set of circumstances Viktor Frankl PUTTING POSSIBILITY BACK INTO PRACTICE 32. Is this FEAR just here to destroy me or to tell me to do SOMETHING about it? Immacule Ilibagiza PUTTING POSSIBILITY BACK INTO PRACTICE 33. From these stories, and our own professional experience, no one can ever take our ATTITUDE or DIGNITY away from us These are ours, AND OURS ALONE PUTTING POSSIBILITY BACK INTO PRACTICE 34. POSITIVE ENERGY COLLEAGUESGRATITUDE GENEROSITY POSSIBILITY AFFIRMATION CITIZENS CLIENTS FAMILY FRIENDSPOSITIVITY PUTTING POSSIBILITY BACK INTO PRACTICE 35. Why is this IMPORTANT? PUTTING POSSIBILITY BACK INTO PRACTICE 36. It is important because our work MATTERS PUTTING POSSIBILITY BACK INTO PRACTICE 37. We can affect a GREATER GOOD when we ENVISION a positive future with positive investments toward positive change PUTTING POSSIBILITY BACK INTO PRACTICE 38. EXERCISE #3 Sharing Positive Possibility IN PAIRINGS OF TWO (WITH A DIFFERENT STRANGER): 1. Convey something about your work that you are looking forward to and why. 2. The respondent acknowledges the persons enthusiasm (echoes this) and shows an understanding of what it is about. + PUTTING POSSIBILITY BACK INTO PRACTICE 39. Continuing the conversation: CIP new web site blog- Andrew Sacret, Director, Policy & Public Affairs, CIP Other ideas? PUTTING POSSIBILITY BACK INTO PRACTICE