Wednesday, February 6th 2019 2:00 PM — 3:30 PM
TfA Coordinator Call
This month’s call will be Brainstorming About
1) International Timebanking Day (March 23)
The original idea for this came from me (Pam Halton) to start it on March 23, on Edgar Cahn’s birthday in 2019. Kurt was interested in helping. People seemed enthusiastic about the idea. I will share the various ideas people have had about it so far. I’m looking for brainstorming including any new ideas coordinators have, whether you like the idea or not, what a simple version could look like in 2019, and ideas posed so far about a possible more elaborate expanded concept could look like for 2020. Timebanks doing something for it could report in what they were doing. We need to set up a way to gather the data, use it in a meaningful way, create one or more teams for next year to be able to expand it if sounded like a good idea to people, etc.
2) Regional Timebanking Unconferences in the US & other countries (month of May)
Chris Gray had the idea of timebanks around the US (and hopefully other countries too), holding regional unconferences, probably in May 2019. Typically at an unconference, the agenda is created by the attendees at the beginning of the meeting. Anyone who wants to initiate a discussion on a topic can claim a time and a space.
Unconferences are easy to prepare. These could also be regional by only inviting people from no more than a couple hours travel time away. The whole event could be within one day or a partial day, not requiring any overnight stays, and could be as simple as possible to coordinate for people to share with one another. I want to hear what you like or don’t like, your ideas for this year and next year, etc.
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Note: Time For All Coordinator calls will generally be one of three kinds.
Open Forums, where all coordinators on the call are invited to pose questions or comments and seek responses from other coordinators on the call. The subject line in the invite will include the words “Open forum.”
Topic Forums, where the presenter puts a specific topic on the table for the participants on the call to discuss. The call opens with a short introduction by the presenter as to the topic up for discussion, then turns to the participants for a discussion.
Coordinator Sharing calls, an established coordinator (or in some cases two or more coordinators from the same TimeBank) shares his or her experience relating to a specific aspect of TimeBanking, and then answers questions or comments from those on the call. The chosen topic will appear in the subject of the invite.
Pam Halton and the Time for All Team