Impact360 recently introduced Toolkit360, a set of 12 tools for facilitating inclusive problem-solving between researchers and practitioners working to reduce natural hazards impacts and disaster risk. Now, we’re offering all of our members a free Toolkit360 Planning Workshop. The workshop is available remotely and adaptable to your team’s needs and availability.
Impact360 members can request a workshop at any time. After you contact us, a member of our team will reach out to you to learn more about the problems you are working to resolve. We will work with you to design a Toolkit360 Planning Workshop that best serves your team to support the integration of research and practice.
What You Can Expect
During the workshop, your team will receive up to eight hours of facilitated Toolkit360 activities adapted for your team’s context. Toolkit360 can help you understand a problem and discover solution opportunities, all while fostering team alignment.
Here are two examples of the many activities that we can facilitate during the Toolkit360 Planning Workshop.
Complete an activity that asks everyone on the team to reflect on past problem-solving efforts; why haven’t we been able to solve this problem or what have we tried that hasn’t worked? This exercise will help the team move forward from the past and focus on tackling everyday challenges that come up while also avoiding failed solutions by putting the relevant information all out in the open.
To discover solution opportunities, you might complete an activity that forces your team to look at the problem from a different point of view. It can be hard to come up with creative solutions sometimes, and your team may feel locked into approaching problems from a specific discipline’s perspective or a strict policy perspective. Providing everyone with an opportunity to reframe the problem allows for greater flexibility and more inspiration for new and realistic solutions.
We Are Mindful of Your Constraints
Impact360 strives to ensure that available funding does not limit any of our members’ ability to incorporate these tools into your problem-solving processes. Making the Toolkit360 Planning Workshop available to all of our members for free is part of that commitment.
We also know it can be challenging to give up a full day to participate in a workshop. We will work with you to come up with a schedule that works for your team. We can even design asynchronous materials if that’s what works best.
Finally, if you’re worried about Zoom, internet bandwidth, or other technical issues, please let us know. We’re happy to investigate alternatives.
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