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4.3LEARNINGEXCHANGES
Eight TB5participantswere asked tohost small group
conversations as away for thegroup tobegin learning
about the various perspectives and areas of knowledge
andexpertise in thegroup. Following are the themes
convenedby the learning exchange ‘hosts’:
• AlexBruton -What are the threemost critical pieces
tohave inplace todevelop innovative culture?
• Chris Smith -What has theMuttart Foundation
learned about getting feedback from ‘the system’
through your process?Howhave you captured
feedback from the system?Whatmakes for effective
ways for sensingwhat is happening in the system?
• JerilynnDaniels -What have you learned is themost
effective roleof theprivate sector in influencing social
change?
• LaunaClark - The story of theECMap landscape
• LeannWagner -What you have learned about driving
changewithin the reality of our political environment?
• LeslieBarker &Robyn Sheedy -What isAHS learning
about the roleof knowledgebrokering in supporting
healthy parents and children?
• Rick Thomas -What have you learned about getting
things done inCalgary?
• SteacyCollyer -What hasCalgary Reads learned
about being anunusual suspect (Inbeing innovative
and effective)?
4.4OPEN SPACE
On the thirdday of the FoundationWorkshop, anOpen
Spaceprocesswas used toprovide anopportunity for
participants to host or suggest a conversationon any
topic theywanted todelve intomoredeeply. The topics
are listedbelow:
• How arewe all connected?What arewedoingwell?
What isworking?What is the 30,000 foot viewof the
ECD system?
• Preparationof professionals doingparenting
education / Programs and resources for parents
• What is the 25/75% (i.e., 25%of children are not
ready for kindergarten)?What is the First 2000Days
Network?
• How to change the narrative aroundECD?
• Provide awareness of the impacts of intergenerational
trauma
• Immersion/Inspiration/Connection (insight through the
eyes of a child)
• WhyABHuman Services andUW have co-convened
this lab
• On-linePlatform for TB5 to share information
• Developing an elevator pitch for the lab andwhat just
happened
• Directionof educating early childhoodprofessionals
5.0NEXT STEPS
Several next steps, ledby TB5participants, were identified at the endof the FoundationWorkshop.
Theupcoming activities associatedwith theChange Lab are as follows:
Formore information about
ThriveBy 5: Calgary’s Early Years Innovation Lab
, please contact TaliaBell at
or 403 441 2273. You can also visit ourwebsite at:
MAY
27-29
Learning
Journeys
Innovation
Retreat
Design
Workshop
Piloting
Workshop
APR
6-11
JUL
15-16
OCT
21-22
Developing and
testingPrototype
solutions
Pilotinghighpotential
solutions have thepotential to
shift the system
Time
dependent
on nature
of pilots
2days
1,2,3,4,5,6 8
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