a b o u t m i g r a t i o n e v e n t s
Migration Events serve as platforms for systemwide alignment and transformation. Through multi-sensory expression and participation team cohesion and mission alignment are reoriented. Conference, retreat, and workshop events allow wisdom, skills, and relationships to generate "second vision" awareness across entire teams and organizational strata.
Migration events often utilize off-site and retreat settings to temporarily suspend strictures of geographic and cultural bias. Didactic/experiential sessions present participants with metaphor and imagery that look toward horizons beyond linear thought.
These transformational visioning and experiences often become reference points for cohesion and enhanced mission alignment that energize people, projects, and outcomes.
National Presbyterian Church of Scotland
International Children's Assembly | Isle of IONA | Scotland UK
C H A L L E N G E
Provide an accessible conference experience to enrich the spiritual lives of more than 100 children and their chaperones from multiple nationalities, cultures, and with varying English language profeiciencies participating in The Church of Scotland's International Coming Home initiative on The Isle of IONA, Scotland.
C O L L A B O R A T I V E R E S P O N S E
Wild Geese Among Us worked with key leaders of The Church of Scotland Children's Assembly planning team to shape an accessible creative language allowing all children participants to share in both the experience and design process. This shared language, in effect, equipped the children to design significant portions of the event. Children explored basic aesthetic and spiritual practices that allowed them to transform the 1500 year old abbey into a space for celebration, renewal, shared responsibility, and acknowledgement in their role as a new generation of leaders.
Wild Geese Among Us worked alongside key leadership through on site and distance coaching through internet and conference calling to generate initial frameworks for the conference. On arrival in Scotland, we worked with key leadership to articulate the conference agenda and framework and then worked alongside children and leaders to collaboratively and improvisationally create the conference setting and events.
O U T C O M E
The Conference was evaluated as an outstanding success by the children, their chaperones, and key leadership, and even generated an invitation from the residents of the IONA Community to host another conference at IONA.