Once all group members have shared their findings from the various investigations, the group will participate in a second round of the Future Protocol.

  • This protocol is very powerful in helping solidify a unified vision regarding the direction the school is taking.

  • This time through the protocol, the participants should take into account everything they have learned through the investigation process.

  • This time the protocol could be done as a whole group or small groups. If it is done in small groups, the Collaborative Decision Making Protocol will need to follow in order to establish one plan that has the group’s consensus.

  • Once consensus has formed around a plan, the group needs to decide how success will be measured. This doesn’t have to be completely quantitative data, but there needs to be a discussion to establish how the group will know the innovation has been successful.

  • A timeline for the plan also needs to be established.

  • A timeline for meetings throughout the implementation of the innovation also needs to be established. These meetings (or check-ins) will be helpful in deciding whether or not tweaks should be made (based on the data collected).

  • The last step is to share the plan with the wider group/faculty.


Reflective Questions about the plan

  • Is the timeline realistic?

  • What happens if we miss the timeline?

  • What does success look like?

    • Can there be moderate success? What would that look like?

    • What happens if the plan is a raging success?

    • What is the biggest downside if the plan fails?

    • What is the most likely outcome for the plan?

  • Who is responsible for implementation?