For those that may have missed it, the Pope, direct from the Vatican, submitted a recorded message to the current global TED Conference finishing up in Vancouver, BC, Canada. For those not familiar, TED stands for Technology, Entertainment, and Design, but later became known as TED.com, a video repository of leading thinking on a wide range of topics. Much of what is presented is in accordance with their mission:
TED is a global community, welcoming people from every discipline and culture who seek a deeper understanding of the world. We believe passionately in the power of ideas to change attitudes, lives and, ultimately, the world.
Just within the last few days, the Pope’s message was delivered to the TED live audience as part of the current year’s theme of “The Future You”. I couldn’t help but take notice of the ideas presented that are similar to our thoughts about relationships that are appearing in the Project Nest as part of strategic planning. Sharing this video (in Italian with English subtitles) with you here as additional fodder for our ongoing dialog in this space:
I urge you to consider stopping in to our Project Nest in the days following the break, as clearer ideas start to develop out of the ideas and stories so far shared. We are looking to work toward some synergy, reorganizing and developing the key facets that are now starting to emerge. Relationships, belonging, environment, innovation, and many others are helping us to come closer to the values that underpin these concepts.
This is a community process and the design team needs your help. We’ve also setup a channel for you to communicate with them through a Google Form, which will capture open thoughts on the process and help us inch ever closer to our goal of a developed list of values for consideration by the Board of Trustees and the Leadership Team. You can add your thoughts here: https://goo.gl/forms/8jZbz9wV3t2yque32
Have a wonderful May break, and we all look forward to a rested and focused return for the final weeks of school!
And, lest I forget, best wishes to seniors and their exams this week. I’m quite confident that you will all do fine and looking forward to your preparations for graduation following!