To Facilitate thechanging from just a group of Individuals to a team that
has its own Charter (purpose, Goals and
roles) for working together
The charter represents
a document that describes a project, its rationale, its goals
and its participants. The purpose
of a charter aims
at aligning the expectations of all the contributors so that
their energy focuses on the project's priorities.
Questions for dialogue
Why are we
creating a charter first rather than doing the Culture first?
thoughts or experiences do I
bring to this exercise?
A propose course of action:
Has the group assigned roles to manage the process?
Do you have a name for your team?
Read what a Charter and Cultural statements are and discuss.
The next steps are to create the charter first and then work on
your cultural statement. These actions need to be recorded.
You need to define some ground rules for how to deal with
disagreements between team mates.
recording the elements of our Charter
reason why something is done or used, the aim or
intention of something
Organization structure-Roles Scribe,
Captain, Planner, Advisor, Tester, Public reporter,
Goals for our team
Write up your
charter and copy for each individual
Example of a Charter-10/18/2020
The purpose of the group
is to test and provide feedback on the given process
(web-site top-sheet) to see if we can use it to learn
the tools to create a functioning team; learn to pick a
problem and solving for solutions of that problem using
the listed tools.
rational for doing this is that we are:
your wisdom to work; By providing tools to go from a
group to a working community, from problems to solutions
and showing a path for giving back to the community.
are seniors who live in a senior housing community.
The results will be presented by the group at the end of
Our problem to solve
will be the creation of a process for selling this
method to a senior housing facility that gets their buy
The proposal needs to be no longer than a 6 page
document. It shall contain the following areas; Value
statement, benefits to the housing facility, benefits to
the possible community, time frame, resources needed.
of the group is to have some solutions to the problem
that can be presented to the first client within a
three-week period of completing the process.
John Bace: 4/1/2021
To advance the
mission of Project Academy by testing and
providing feedback on the overall methodology
(while conducting as our own team on this
problem), including the accessibility of the
process and supporting web content, so that it
is in a better position to be used by the first
group of elder participants.
support the marketing and rollout of the program
with the initial participating groups.
interested in a fulfilling experience (see flyer
living in a senior housing community, but not
exclusively (market also through senior centers,
Our problems to
refinement of the overall methodology and
2)Creation of a
process for “selling” this program to group of
seniors (or to a senior housing facility
manager) that gets their buy-in and builds
participation in the program
program (overall methodology) as a team; use as
a means of learning the program, understanding
the value, and providing feedback
Get a trial group
of senior/elder participants to conduct the
program, using as an opportunity for further
testing and refinement
Have a plan to
expand the number of groups of participants in
order to increase the impact of Project Academy
– do more good!
Scribe – rotating
responsibility; limit or avoid meeting notes and
focus on the program artifacts
Moderator?) – to hold to the stated agenda and
time allotments; also help moderate
disagreements (using tools)
It is the
policy of Project Academy not to discriminate on the basis of race,
gender, religion, national origin, color, homelessness, sexual
orientation, gender identity, or disability in its education programs,
services, activities, or employment practices.