As we enter this New Year, let’s talk intention. The mission of my new project the Small Group Lab is to strengthen the social fabric of human society. Kind of big, I know. But that’s what I’ve been doing for the last 20 years offline. Now I’m working to bring the models and resources online.
This is going to be a collaborative project. First, I am going to work to take what I believe are the most successful and flexible small group models from my work over the years and make them available as Creative Commons resources.
There are a lot of specific programs and curricula available, often branded and tied to organizations. I want to take the best group knowledge I have and share it. From there, we can work together to adapt it, remix it, together. As we move forward, I’ll be sharing models for gathering groups, facilitation and other guides, example session plans and templates.
As these Creative Commons small group resources are released, the hope is that more and more people will create, adapt, and share related resources and session plans. Together we can support each other in designing, launching, and facilitating amazing groups and networks of groups.
These can range from personal friendship-based groups, groups connected to social justice causes, corporations, or other contexts. Ultimately, it is about helping people use proven models to connect and accomplish more together.
I am working on the first batch and iteration of resources now. If you are interested in receiving them, please sign up to receive Small Group Lab updates!