Wednesday, February 20, 2019


By: Mr. Parijat Gupta
Place: Narmada College of Management
Date: 9 February, 2019


The third session of “CO-CREATE TRANSFORMATION" was held on 9th February 2019 at 10:10 am in the conference room of the college (NCM) by Mr. Parijat Gupta. Students strength in the 3rd session was a bit less than the 2nd session. Mr. Gupta had started the session by askingabout the assignment given in the earlier session and also asked what was going on in the minds of students before starting the session. Few of the students shared their expectations regarding the session and what was going on in their minds.

Leading from the emerging future:
Mr. Gupta started with the topic leading from the emerging future. He then told students to take out the handouts that he provided in the earlier session. One by one he requested students to stand up and read one para. He then explained the following topics covered under the handouts:
·         What is a Hub ?
1.      Introduction
2.      Size and location
3.      How often to meet
4.      Hosting a hub
5.      Form a hosting team
6.      Formulate an intention for the hub and invitation for community
7.      Organize a physical space to meet
·         High level planning:
1.      Co-initiating phase
2.      Co- sensing phase
3.      Presencing phase
4.      Crystallizing phase
5.      Prototyping phase
6.     Co-evolving phase

Under Co-initiating phase, he further explained three specific actions as follows:
·         Return to your own intentions that you formulated earlier. And he also made students to write their intention which was different than what was written in the assignment given during earlier session.
·         Ask yourself who are those people with whom you are going to connect and make the intention happen. After that he made everyone write 2 or 3 names of those with whom that intention was to be implemented .

·         And the last action was to listen, listen, listen. The three listen was purposefully written with a specific reason for each and was explained very well by Mr. Gupta.

1.      Listen; listening to your intention or to what life calls you to do (listen to oneself)
2.      Listen; listening to your core partners in the field (listen to others)
3.      Listen; listening to what you are called to do new (listening to what emerges)

After that Mr. Gupta made everyone write a saying by Martin Buber as:
“She listen to what is emerging from herself to the course of being in the world, not in order to be supported by it, but in order to bring it to reality as it desires”.
Mr. Gupta also insisted on “Pay attention to your attention" and through this explained the above saying.

Levels of listening:
·         Downloading (it is a listening based on the habits of past i.e., closed mind)

·         Factual listening (it is type of listening based on open mind i.e., listening by suspending the old judgements & seeing through fresh eyes)

·         Empathic listening (listening with open heart i.e.,listening through which you can empathize and redirect)

·         Generative listening (listening with open will i.e., listening in a way that you can let go off the past and let come the emerging future)

After explaining thetype of listening Mr. Gupta showed a video of an orchestra which was an example of what he explained above.

Lastly everyone had to do an exercise. In that exercise coaching circles were formed. A coaching circle was a group which consisted of 6 members. 4 such coaching circles were formed. After the circles were formed Mr. Gupta insisted everyone to sit in the respective coaching circles. He explained the whole exercise regarding what all tasks the coaching circle members had to do. Every circle had to select one case giver and one time keeper. And the remaining 4 members were considered as the coaches.

The tasks of each of them were as follows:
Case giver : He/she had to share their personal aspiration and leadership challenge which has to be current, concrete, important and the case giver was the key player.

Coaches : Coaches had to listen to the challenge of the case giver very deeply without trying to fix the problem. Coaches had to listen to the case giver and along with it they also had to stay quite and attend to the images, feelings, metaphors, and gestures that the challenge evoked.
Time keeper : One of the member from the group had to manage the time.

Coaching circles were sent to different classrooms for the exercise to be conducted by each. One hour was given to each circle. After one hour everyone gathered in the conference room again and sat in their own circle. One by one every circle started sharing their experience and also the things they could generate from that exercise. Sharings from the circles were very helpful. At the last handouts of the exercise which had to be done during the 15 days period was distributed to all and with this the session ended at 5:20 pm successfully.

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