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Final Summit 2012

Final Summit 2012

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WELCOME BACK!
2012Final ReflectionSummit
Nicole Patel
Assistant Directornicole-patel@northwestern.edu
Meghan Ozaroski
Program Managerm-ozaroski@northwestern.edu
Karina Walker
Program Coordinatork-walker@northwestern.edu
Last time we saw you, you spent a lot of time learning from professors, studentinstructors, and professionals. Now, we want to hear from you--what you’velearned, how you’ve been changed, and where you are going from here.
Keep in touch!
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photo from CECAM facebook pagephoto by Christine White
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photo from Karina Kedo’s blog
 
SCHEDULE
Saturday, August 18th 
2
Welcome Activity9:00am-10:00am
Facilitated by GESI staff 
Where:
Annenberg G-21
Objectives:
a) To reconnect with students across all GESI sites, and b) to have some fun!
Telling the Stories: From Self toUs to Now10:00am-11:15am
Where:
Annenberg G-21w/ Paul Arntson
Related content:
Refer to Marshall Ganz reading.
Objectives:
a) To turn GESI experiences into compelling stories, and b) to provide a possiblestructure for generating these stories.
Take Us There11:15am-12:15pm
Facilitated by room leaders
Where:
See breakout room assignment sheet
Related content:
Refer to journal prompts B1-4, D3, D4, E2, G3, and H4.
Objectives:
a) To reflect on your host country’s culture including such factors as customs, music,religion, gender, language, food, lifestyle, etc., b) to consider the similarities and differencebetween your culture and that of your host country, assessing major takeaways and lessonslearned about your own culture through the other, c) to discuss specific people you met abroadand what you learned from your encounter or relationships with them, and d) to learn about the5 other countries through other students’ experiences.
Lunch12:15pm-1:15pmSmall Group Discussion1:15pm-2:15pm
Facilitated by room leaders
Where:
Same breakout rooms/groups as “Take Us There”
Related content:
Refer to journal prompts F4, F3, and H3.
Objectives:
a) To reflect upon your personal growth process from the summer, including thelessons you learned about yourself, others, and your interactions with your GESI hostorganization and country, b) to prepare your mindset for the Project Sharing Sessions, cominginto the session with an attitude of openness.
Causal Diagrams & Logic Models2:15pm-4:15pm
w/ Brian Hanson
Where:
Meet in Annenberg G-21 for Prof. Hanson’s lecture; then he will dismiss you to yourcountry breakout rooms.
Related content 
: Refer to Burkey and journal prompt I1.
Objectives
: a) To depict the causes surrounding the issue(s) your summer work sought to addressthrough a causal diagram (complete page 49 in your journal), and b) to diagram the logic modelfor the work you did this summer and articulate what causes your model can and cannotaddress.
Practice Explaining Your Work4:15pm-5:00pm
Facilitated by room leaders
Where:
STAY in country breakout rooms
Instructions:
Working with your team and using your Final Summit Summary and abstract as aguide, think through how you’ll present your summer work in a 5-minute time period, providingthe most relevant details and information (includingthe origin of the development issue(s),setting, the objectives,the implementation, the outcomes, and the lessons learned). Don’tassume you’ll be speaking to people who know anything about your work, country,organization, etc.
Objectives:
a) To practice explaining your work in 5 minutes so that others can readilyunderstand, and b) to prepare for upcoming Sharing Sessions.
schedule continued next page!
 
SCHEDULE
Saturday, August 18th (continued)
Sharing Session 15:00pm-6:15pm
Focus on communicating  project effectively.
Facilitated by room leaders
Where:
See breakout room assignment sheet
Instructions:
1) Each student has 5 minutes to present his/her work verbally, then receives 5minutes of feedback focused on the content of their PRESENTATION. (ie: What questions do youstill have after hearing the presentation? What is confusing/especially clear? What can theindividual do to more effectively communicate/present next time? What did they present well?)2) Each person takes a turn presenting (5 minutes) and receiving feedback (5 minutes).
Objectives:
a) To learn to more effectively articulate your work from the summer, b) to learn aboutother teams’ work from the summer, and c) to begin finding themes present across multipleprojects.
Debrief with your GESI Team6:15pm-6:45pm
Facilitated by room leaders
Where:
Country breakout rooms
Instructions:
With your GESI team, discuss the the feedback you received after your first sharingsession. What did you communicate effectively? What are things you need to reframe? What didother students you watched do well that you might learn from? Did discussing your project withothers make you think about your work in new ways? Explain.
Objectives:
a) To learn best practices for effectively communicating community developmentwork, and b) to use that learning to further reflect on your summer work experience.
Dinner6:45pm
Reminder:
If you’d like to share your photos with GESI, please bring them today. You can load them to a flash-drive or bring your digital camera with a connecting cable.
Identifying Personal Strengths &Weaknesses during GESI9:00am-10:30am
Where:
Annenberg G-21w/ Paul Arntson
Objectives:
a) To identify the personal strengths and weaknesses that emerged during GESI, b) todescribe how group members’ strengths compensated for each other’s weaknesses, and c) toreflect on how these emergent strengths and weaknesses can be utilized and transformed infuture change efforts.
Sharing Session 210:30am-12:00pm
Focus on content of your community development work.
Facilitated by room leaders
Where:
See breakout room assignment sheet
Instructions:
1) Each student has 5 minutes to present his/her work verbally, then spends 5minutes answering questions from peers focused on the content of the WORK. (i.e. Whatquestions do you have about the rationale for the project/work? Community involvement?Importance of this work to stakeholders? Outcomes? Suggestions for what could have been donedifferently? About project sustainability? Attitudes or assumptions? etc.) 2) Each person takes aturn presenting (5 minutes) and answering questions (5 minutes).
Objectives:
a) To present an increasingly clear and comprehensive summary of your summerwork, b) to reflect on your project (the good and not-so-good) through others’ questions, insights,and discussion, and c) to engage with other projects to form an understanding of the multipleways to approach development issues.
Lunch 12:00pm-1:00pm
Sunday, August 19th 
schedule continued next page!
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