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Young leaders (1.5'ers) mobilizing community-wide response to the climate crisis through regenerative and equitable food systems

Young leaders (1.5'ers) mobilizing community-wide response to the climate crisis through regenerative and equitable food systems

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Kevin commented on 1.5’ers

Hi Itika,
A small question for you. One of the required docs for the Refinement submission asks for a listing of the different stakeholders involved in the development of our Vision; including a description (age, profile, and total number) of the stakeholders engaged. Does 'profile' refer to the type of organization it is (e.g., university, governmental organization, K-12 school, healthcare organization, farming organization, etc...)?

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Kevin commented on 1.5’ers

Hi Itika,
A small question for you. One of the required docs for the Refinement submission asks for a listing of the different stakeholders involved in the development of our Vision; including a description (age, profile, and total number) of the stakeholders engaged. Does 'profile' refer to the type of organization it is (e.g., university, governmental organization, K-12 school, healthcare organization, farming organization, etc...)?

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Kevin commented on 1.5’ers

It's awesome to have a support person from IDEO. Some 20+ years ago in developing an Intro to Design course, I found the Shopping Cart video from IDEO. I shared with students for a decade. I have continued to read about and grow in understanding and application of human centered design.

This is what we are thinking about for Refinement. We actually have an OpenIDEO Chapter in Dayton (brand new). Our 'big' community-wide refinement will take place in an OpenIDEO Outpost event focused on refinement of our vision. The University of Dayton Institute for Applied Creativity student leaders will be developing and facilitating 'refinement breakout sessions' focused on specific refinement needs (local growing, full-time and cottage employment and entrepreneurship, development of young leaders, policy change, and technology/science associated with restorative ag, and inclusive engagement). We are planning to bring in over 100 people to the event - people who have been part of our Food Security Coalition, high school students and teachers representing urban and diverse, suburban, and rural constituencies, people involved in youth leadership programs, governmental leaders, sustainable ag researchers and practitioners, students/sustainability scholars from the University of Dayton Hanley Sustainability Institute, enterprise development (particularly co-op enterprises), underserved food equity advocates, health care system leaders, and more.



We will engage all in what we term a transdisciplinary innovation process - where the ideas of many are merged in short order. What results represents the collective wisdom of all.

We believe that this type of engagement will help to establish a more detailed and realistic vision of our food system - thus helping all to visualize the 'how' for what we envision.
The third point you make above is not quite clear to me --- a food system that anticipates its needs and challenges? Does this mean that it is imperative to develop a continuous improvement process whereby we evaluate our progress and envision future issues periodically (say biannually), and development an evolving plan to improve what we are doing - strengthening what is working well and rethinking what isn't?


Do you have any suggestions about our community-wide Outpost event - about how we can best leverage it to get the input we need to describe the 'how' of our vision and to insure buy-in and commitment to the Vision as it evolves?

One last question. You talk about the Vision Team. In the end, the writing has to be done by just a few in order to get a consistent voice (perhaps). We are excited that our young leaders will be taking on this role. But, in truth our team is much bigger. There will be many moving parts downstream and we need them all involved. We are getting their voice and ideas (and will be recording our community-wide refinement session for others to see) and developing a collective voice for refinement ideas. How do you see the team members contributing further to the actual 'written' or 'performed' vision?

Last of all, how do you imagine 'teaming' with some of the other Semi-Finalists. There are a few which could be complimentary to what we are doing - and where we would be complimentary to what they are doing? How do we share? Can we combine to produce one vision? Or can we agree to 'borrow' what is strong from another team and share with them what is strong about our team?

In advance, thanks!