This output packet is the story of how I began my quest toward regenerative organizational design. I don't think it's regenerative to try to do things alone so I sought out a community to help me explore ideas, develop my projects for Gaia U and practice communicating about my projects both in conversation and in presenting to a group.


          I assigned myself an output packet on communication in my Learning Intentions and Pathway Design because this is an area I have difficulty with.  Since childhood I've felt socially awkward had difficulty communicating about topics I care strongly about.  I knew I needed to improve my communication to be a good facilitator and leader and so I sought a community to help me.


          I spent two months this summer in a full time residential project incubator in Chatham, New York called Emerging Leader Labs. ELL is a Social Enterprise Incubator focussed on the social aspects of enterprise design. There I found a supportive community of like-minded people, each with their own projects, working toward developing their own messaging, recruitment strategy, and organizational culture.  We explored topics like leadership, culture creation, non-violent communication, and influence.  I created a framework for organizational design called Regenerative Dynamics and gave a recorded presentation at the end of the program. This output packet records this journey and the outcomes that have emerged from it.