09:00 - Arrival & Registration: Meet the Lab Team.
09:50 - Welcome & introductions
We began they day with welcoming everyone to the last studio and an overview of the agenda and the purpose of the studio. The purpose of the studio was the following:
Celebrate the past
Honour the future
09:55 - Check-in & Future Thoughts
Check-ins can be thought of as a warm up and a cool down and are often phrased as questions. Check-ins are used to gather participants as the first thing you do at a studio or a meeting where you ask for and allow all voices to be heard and expressed.
After the check-in Sara Fernandez went over the many possibilities the future hold for the Oxford Early Years lab.
10:05 - Evaluation & Reflections
This part of the agenda was meant to give the participants space to evaluate the rapid action lab and look into how the process been from their perspective.
The questions the participants were invited to look into was:
What value does the lab bring to the early years and the lab participants?
The participants looked at three different kinds of value:
11:10 - Break
11:20 - Group Future
Time for the group to meet up and have discussion around their future. Couple of groups have planned events after 6th of December and even so far as in January.
11:35 - Presencing
By the definition of the Presencing Institue presencing is “Connect to the Source of Inspiration and Will: go the place of silence and allow the inner knowing to emerge”.
The participants were invited, through guided journaling, to bring the “I” into the future of their work.
The questions were the following:
How is you breathing at this moment?
The last weeks: what new questions have occurred in your mind?
Think of two people you know: what is their hope for your future?
What elements from this process would you like to bring into your future?
Who could help you make your future hopes possible?
When you now end this journaling, how will you carry it with you into the near future?
12:00 - Evaluation Survey
The participants filled out an evaluation of the studio and the lab work. Purpose of it is to make sure that the participants are getting the most out of their experience and that the work is benefitting the early years system in Oxford.
12:10 - Celebration & Closing Down
The last part of the day was dedicated to celebrating the work and the new relationships that he
12:40 - Looking ahead & Networking Event
The facilitator wished the teams good luck and Sara Fernandez closed down the day. Valerie, Anna Thorne, Ellen, Tora and Anna, an ensemble of lab participants and the the Kaospilot team (see more on Studio 4 site), planned a networking event on the 26th of November. The is an event will be an opportunity to meet in a casual setting, foster conversations and invite external people.
13:00 - Community Lunch
14:00 - End