At our monthly Open Meeting in January it was suggested we set our goals for the coming 12 months by answering questions from Jinny Ditzler’s book “Your Best Year Yet”.
Since we need time to update each other on TiK’s activities in the past month, we ended up creating our Best Year Yet over three meetings in January, February and March.
Click on the links to see the full answers. Bottom lines: 1) We’re still here! and 2) There aren’t enough of us.
In March there were six key questions left to complete: 5) Which areas do we want to work on? 6) Which should be our major focus? 7) What are our goals in each area? and 8) What are our Top Ten Goals?
To answer these questions we stuck flipcharts around the walls, one for each of the areas we want to work on. Of course the Food Group, GUCE, Market and the People Petal (i.e. Inner Transition) are continuing. To these we added Education and Enrolling. Since we don’t yet know enough to include KLCBS, we left this area out. So, six areas altogether.
Next, we added PostIt notes for the goals to achieve in each area. The Food Group, Market and GUCE had already set their goals, so we added their PostIts. Then we discussed the goals in other areas and added PostIts for those too.
Afterwards, it was clear that our major focus should be on Enrolling, with the goal of “Recruit and retain”.
Tabulating and sorting the results revealed our Top Ten Goals:
Enrolling – Recruit & retain
Food Group – More volunteers
Market – Broaden produce
People petal – Encourage caring environment
Education – Involve schools
GUCE – Re-launch Transition Streets
People petal – Welcome person
People petal – Place people with the right skills in the right place
People petal – Young people group
Enrolling – Design campaign
We don’t have “Petals” for Enrolling and Education, so the next steps in those areas will be up to the Tiking Team. Each of the other “Petals” will need to decide on their own next steps.