Aug 072017

9/6/17 Kathy’s contribution to the team effort.

Paul’s internship includes “Mondays On Broadwell Hill” with Kathy serving as one of the Athens’ Own Collaborative Business Partner Mentors.  

Kathy is the Incident Commander, i.e. project manager and service learning facilitator, for the Broadwell Hill operations.

Kathy is Paul’s supervisor during his participation in the “Mondays on Broadwell Hill” program. 

Kathy is responsible for the orchestration of the program, listening and pursuing adaptive strategies to achieve goals.

These are Kathy’s notes: written reflective listening and  interpretation to identify patterns:  keywords, agreements, deliverables, performance measures, etc.

This information will be condensed into a list of deliverables with project management time lines, planned work schedule strategies  with a system of documentation for continuous improvement feedback loops.

PR: 8/7/17 log posted on 8/10/17

Again, the following are my notes from PR’s 8/7/17 log entry.


breakfast meeting … Kathy (K) and Constantine.

  • intern log format
  • resource time exchange between collaborative partners
  • deliverables*:  
    • technical writing – accessible, efficient, exact 
    • PR: internship website – produce synopsis of intern log instructions
    • PR/KJ: – At Home with Holistic Management: Chapters 1-7 – produce synopsis of chapters 1-7
    • PR: produce collaborative partner position descriptions, e.g. Athens Time Exchange

Into the woods .. K & P

  •  3 hours … plant and fungi species
    • some familiar, some introduced by K 
  • deliverables/goals:
    • pocket-sized notepad
    • forest plant and fungi journal
    • green eye – appreciating the intricacies of nature
    • forest trails:
      • walking meditation
      • self-guided tours, signage
  • feedback:
    • time with K:  fulfilled qualities of life goals – preparedness, independence, woods time, learning new skills.
    • shared time in woods:  furthered bWh goals, see above, and expanded understanding of K’s role/participation 

bWh motherhouse lunch

bWh business meeting:

  • wedding, reception/potluck, ceremony site selection, date (8/19/17) 
  • Into the woods:
    • site preparation/trail training, increased familiarity with ecotourism site operations
    • opportunity to further develop forest appreciation, knowledge, skill, green eye with diversity of input from via the knowledgeable client
    • motivating factors:

Wrap-up: K & P

  •  deliverables: what the deliverables might look like and when they might be completed.
  • Time management:
    • plan: 1 hour on Mondays for completion of log requirement
    • post-eval: unplanned 3 hr educational woods walk instead of completion of other work, but not wasted.
      • adaptive
  • positive feedback: communication, education, assignment clarity, furthered common goals.
  • re-affirmation:  
    • start a plant and fungi journal
    • work on the deliverables
    • pursue assignments with a consistent workflow 
Jun 292016

RE:  Internship Collaborative System Development
From: Kathy Jacobson, Broadwell Hill
To: Constantine, Athens’ Own, Halley, Intern and others interested in the internship program collaborative venture
Date: 6/24/16

Process Description:
Internship Project Collaboration:

Collaborative Unified Command System: Broadwell Hill – Athens’ Own

  • Broadwell Hill Stewardship
    • IC/Liaison: Kathy Jacobson, RN Transition Midwife & Forest Farmer

Athens’ Own Motto: Vision, Act on Your Vision, Network Your Actions

Athens’ Own Vision

re: educational internship program

  • collaborative, win-win, mutually beneficial
  • It takes a village to raise a child – assist students and future generations
  • Interns as Athens’ Own team members building systems
  • Streamline with OU academic studies
  • Collaborate with OU and Develop pipelines for business/student collaboration
  • Collaborate with Athens’ Own business partners to provide additional on-job training
  • address gaps / weak links
  • increase understanding of sustainability / resilience
  • custom designed per student
    • assessment
    • inquiry based approach
    • situational learning

Athens’ Own Resilience Worker Readiness Certificate criteria to provide

    • affirmation and reference:
      • Athens’ Own certifies successful completion
        • participants have basic skills,  the best of the best capable of keeping up with a modern business’s innovation, ideas and creativity.

SMART assignment:

    • 6/24/16  CF to KJ
      • S – specific
        • collaborative co-learning process experience via Athens’ Own Internship program
        • review Intern Log and provide feedback
        • pursue improvement processes
      • M – measurable
        • feedback will be posted within the on-line Internship Communication Hub
          • collaborative web site architecture – draft submissions
          • review of guidance documents, development of synopsis and system check-list for all team members – draft submissions
          • tracking with demonstrated improvement measures
            • system processes
            • interns
      • A – attainable
        • kj – personal passion, skill and available resources: weak link – time availability
          • wearing too many hats within the BWH ICS system; need to expand ICS – team member delegation
          • need to improve writing efficiency and skill; scale back writing time to increase efficiency with time management, maximized effort
      • R – relates (personal, business, collaborative goals; is it a win-win, mutually beneficial opportunity?)
        • kj
          • personal practice, continual improvement processes, life-long learning, co-learning community
          • professional RN assessment and life coach services, health & well-being basic need sector group
        • kj/bwh & cf ao: shared visions, goals, ventures toward sustainable systems of preparedness, mitigation, response and resilience
          • Internships: shared interests in collaboration, systems development/precautionary principle, communication, Holistic Management decision-making/seven generation stewardship, ICS/UCS team management system, focus educational co-learning outreach to help address needs, develop skills, enhance the collaborative conduits for the local town-gown flow while also conveying information about our autonomous businesses and inter-independent systems of collaboration.
          • fulfills both of our desired quality of life goals, heart of service: assisting our younger collaborative partners, future generations and maximizing our adaptive abilities to numerous high risk, high likelihood risks.
        • interns: academic/real world employment, change agent skill development
        • OU & other academic programs:  real world adjunct to programs
        • collaborative partners:  participation and access to pool of resources
      • T- time:
        • 1:1 mentorship with interns, check-in meetings with cf/ao
        • 24 hour turn around upon receipt of documents, posting of assignments
        • self motivated direction: access on-line documents, participate in conversation
        • self motivated direction – expand assignment to include homework and systems building:
          • review of all the Internship guidance materials
          • synopsis
          • checklist
          • collaboration hub
        • kj feeling stressed about addition of another project but also finding the effort to be very invigorating and meaningful
        • co-creative process toward improvements, system development to reduce time expenditures in the future
        • Time accounting:
          • 6/24/16 10 hrs – reading on-line, internship instructions, summarizing concepts/keywords, items to focus on during reviews
          • 6/25/16 10 hrs – collaborative website architecture, document development
          • 6/26/16 10 hrs – continued
          • 6/27/16  10 hrs – continued
          • 6/28/16  9 hrs face to face collaboration
            • 7-8 am kj/cf meeting
            • 9 – 3:45 pm kj/hd
              • Halley confirmed 6/29/16 plans: 9-2pm at BWH on
            • 5-615 pm kj/cf
          • 6/29/16  face to face collaboration
            • 7-8 am  kj/cf meeting
            • 9 – 2 pm  kj/hd
              • hd arrival:
                • 10 am No call, No Show
                  • 10:10 arrival said she sent text about delay
                    • kj didn’t see texts, again reinforced value of telephone call

Draft Review process:

  • Guidance Document
    • Intern Log evaluation
      • initial author: kj
        • 6/24/16  initial with on-going development
          • final input date into system for test applications
      • Target Audience:
        • Athens’ Own decision-making and project development team, including interns and collaborative partners
        • Specifically to help future collaborative mentors but also to help interns get with the program
          • Log Checklist, SWOT analysis for review of logs are in process
          • Resilience Worker Readiness program criteria checklist is also in process
          • Printable and On-line forms are in the realm of vision


      • Interns may be pushing the boundaries of comfort as this is a Resilience Recruit boot camp experience
        • situational co-learning within a new paradigm, new territory for most
        • Fun collaborative learning adventure
          • Mentors should:
            • input to help meet the needs of the intern
            • fun, positive, goal-oriented, self-improvement processes, win-win
            • learn to learn within a continuous improvement feedback loop
            • Provide objective feedback related to key concepts inclusion – checklist, criteria
            • Provide subjective feedback related to personal interpretations of concepts and suggested improvements
              • SWOT analysis format in process

The interns need to demonstrate learning process via their log entries.

A log entry does not have to initially demonstrate skill proficiency and comprehension with each and every document.  Your review will help us identify strengths, weaknesses, opportunities for improvement and threats to the sustainability of the program and the intern’s successful completion of the program (SWOT analysis).

    • Does the log entry address any of the following:
      • Title
      • Date, author
        • improvement? hot link to personal info page – bio, cover, resume, holistic goal?
      • link with incident command management system
      • clear assignment (SMART format)
      • target audience
        • Supervisor, Mentors, Cohorts/peers, collaborative partners, interested individuals?
      • big picture of activities and linkages
      • connectedness:
      • how it relates to personal life, academic, career goals?
      • how it relates to learning objectives?
      • how it relates to win-win, mutually beneficial collaboration with Athens’ Own?
      • how it helps answer “what does Athens’ Own do?”
      • does it include information that should go into FAQ?
      • does it offer helpful info for collaborative partners around the globe?
      • writing skills
      • spelling & grammar
      • thought development
      • organization
      • motivation
      • timeliness
          • Here is what I know, here is what I can do, and I want to learn more. How can I help?
          • Learning Journey – be present every day, every task
            • life-long learning
            • desire to learn
            • openness
            • questions
          • active participation
          • enthusiasm
          • Teamwork
          • Collaborative Culture
          • Community Building & Networking
          • Sustainability
          • Resilience
          • Skill development
            • overlap with holistic goal, academic, career goals, etc.
          • processes & systems
            • Holistic Management
            • Incident Command System
          • Resilience Recruit
            • positive adaptation to perceived adversity
            • adaptation strategies & tactics
            • initiative (self-motivated, self-directed)
            • take notes
            • ask questions
          • Athens’ Own History
          • Linked with Reference documents
            • demonstrates thorough research
Jun 262016

Intern Log Review

6/26/16 kj draft contribution

Is the log presented as a business report with all the needed information?

  • specific: who, what, when, why
    • highly descriptive title
    • author, position
      • hotlink to bio post: cover letter, resume, application
        • holistic goal, training, achievements, certificates, etc.
    • dates related to activity, assignment, submission, revisions
      • needed to evaluate timeliness
    • assignment:  specific – measurable – attainable – related – time delineated
    • learning process: details about new info, how activities reinforcing concepts, etc.

Does the writer present project proposals in a well-thought out business format, including Holistic Management Decision-Making rationale?

Does there appear room for improvement in the arena of  basic writing skills

  • target audience, message, spelling & grammar, sequential thought development and organization

Does writer appear to understand the reasons for the logs?

  • learning log, business record, communication, education, marketing, etc.

Is the writer addressing the highly diverse target audience with marketing strategies to inform, inspire, empower and mobilize?

  • Did the writer provide adequate information, references, hotlinks?
  • Will the highly diverse target audience be able to understand the situation, activity, assignment, learning focus, project, etc.?
    • Supervisor, Mentors, Cohorts/peers, collaborative partners, other interested individuals
      • many at-distance, out-of-the loop readers
        • will they be able to thoroughly understand the situation, activity, assignment, learning focus?

Does the writer appear to understand the importance of demonstrating personal understanding of Athens’ Own, concepts, etc. when writing the log?

Does the intern identify and demonstrate active learning processes in the log?

Does it appear the intern understands that they are working for/with Athens’ Own?

  • employee in a real world business operation

Does it appear that they are listening and comprehending instructions and feedback offered by the supervisor and mentors?

Does the log entry help answer the question: “What does Athens’ Own do?”

Does it identify information that could be added to the FAQ?

Does every log entry identify particular learning objectives with descriptions of application, etc.?

Is the intern demonstrating that he/she sees the application of concepts, systems, practices via every log entry?

  • concepts, systems are manifested in all learning activities, conversations, tours, assignments
    • incident command system – business management structure, span of control/delegation
    • holistic management
      • concepts, applied decision-making, adaptive strategies
    • collaboration
      • Collaborative systems thinking
        • me to we
      • personal sphere, Athens’ Own work,  scalable applications
      • community building
      • networking
    • social, economic, environmental sustainability
    • resilience – positive adaptation to perceived adversity
    • planning, preparedness, mitigation, response, recovery
    • seven generation stewardship

Is the intern asking questions in their logs?

Is the intern demonstrating any of the following traits through their writing?

  • Here is what I know, here is what I can do, and I want to learn more. How can I help?
  • Life-long learning journey
    • be present every day, every task
  • desire to learn, ability to learn
  • openness
  • active participation
  • enthusiasm
  • group process, teamwork
  • initiative
  • self-motivation
  • research

Does the writer address and/or demonstrate proficiency in the following resilience worker certificate program categories?

  • Four Agreements
    • Be Impeccable with your word
    • Don’t take anything personally
    • Don’t make assumptions
    • Do your best
  • Creativity
  • Research
  • Writing skills
  • Computer skills
  • Professional business attitude, appropriate attire
  • Intra-inter personal communication skills
  • Follow through on projects
  • Self-direction
  • Networking
  • Organized
  • Holistic view
  • Present info from different perspectives
  • ability to discern why other people care about an issue
  • able to motivate other to take and interest and act
  • capable of organizing the actions of others
  • ability to function in a complex system