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Addressing the Purpose of the Compact

Upcoming Milepost

When planning for milepost training earlier this year, CSC decided to schedule a training at mid-year to help gauge progress with Compact understanding and application. Jeff Brewster provided a draft outline of the resource guide that will be delivered to leaders at the beginning of December. Mileposts will continue in the format of a general outline rather than a scripted packet.

Research and Input Committees

Steve will organize the ad-hoc groups and will include certified staff to gather feedback about continuous improvement.

CIC Training

CSC has been tasked by Leader group to make a recommendation on Interest-Based (IB) training for Compact Issues Committee. There has been ongoing discussion about the need for IB training for those members of CIC. The board has not received formal training, nor has anyone hired after 2004.

Small groups considered the question “Should CIC receive IB training?” and how it should be delivered. The consensus of the group was that formal training was not necessary but a review during the process would be helpful for all members.

The recommendation back to Leader Group will be:

*Provide training through strategic placement of people within the room by purposeful placement of trained members with untrained members.

*Provide an overview of the process and explain it is part of the budget process.

*Embed training and reminders during natural transitions within the process. Explain the steps as the group arrives at each one.

*Facilitators should be aware of the climate of the audience and how well learners are grasping that point in the process. Make adjustments as needed in the progress.

Compact Annual Review (highest priority of year ahead)

Each year, CSC will review the Compact and make recommended revisions to CIC. This was the highest priority task identified by the group when it prioritized tasks for 2013-14 in September.

Small groups began the work of combing through the hundreds of lines that make up the Compact. This work will take a couple of meetings. The groups were advised that this is more than word crafting the document. They should look at the philosophical underpinnings of what is said in the Compact and discuss if it still fits in our culture.

There was deep discussion surrounding the intent of the Compact, questions about whether it was truly viewed as a binding contract, and between or among whom. It was suggested that these questions should be considered as the groups are working through the document.

The Compact Steering Committee meets again on Dec. 12 at 7:30 a.m. 

Members Present: Angela Hensley (staff), Jeff Brewster (staff), Ted Hanson (NCASE), Danna Anderson (NCASE), Coebie Taylor-Logan (NCASE), Mark Mathern (staff), Trustee Rita Walsh, Trustee Audrey Cotherman, Ralph Obrey (NCASE), Amanda Yentes (NCEA), Brenda Miller (SEIO), Ruth Putnam (NCAESS), Gayle Schnorenberg (NCAESS), Trustee Dave Applegate, Connie Brasel (SEIO), Carol Glasgow (staff), Steve Hopkins – facilitator (staff), Shauna VanderLinden (staff)

 

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