Below are dates for the Servant Leader round-tables scheduled in the Greater Milwaukee area for 2019.  If you would like to receive reminders of round-table events, join the WISL Milwaukee email list.

WISL Cities Tours – Tuesday, November 12th at Alverno College 

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Operating agreements
The following guidelines describe the principles which govern interactions among participants in the Servant-Leader Milwaukee roundtable.  These principles act as a guide in our interaction with each other as participants in the group.  These norms will be reviewed and revised periodically. 

  1. The Servant Leader Roundtable is first and foremost a learning community. At no time is the group intended to be a source of sales leads for products or services.
  2. We recognize that a dollar spent with a Servant-Leader goes farther than a dollar spent elsewhere. With the knowledge that we will not be approached by members selling their goods/services we make reasonable efforts to proactively support the business and personal activities of our fellow Servant-Leaders.
  3. Ideas are presented as an invitation to mutual discussion and exploration.
  4. The discussion of issues, ideas, and direction will not become a personal attack or return to haunt you in the future.
  5. Practice and experience humility – each of us may not have all the answers.
  6. Listen first to understand, and don’t be dismissive of the input received when we listen.
  7. Share air time with others.  Recognize that different individuals are more or less comfortable in groups.
  8. Don’t go off /stay off topic for long.
  9. Keep confidentiality.
  10. If you have a problem with someone, calmly and respectfully address the problem directly with them.
  11. Expend the effort to practice all of these norms and to care enough about the roundtable and its work to confront each other, with care, compassion, and purpose, when a roundtable member fails to practice these norms.
     
    April 26, 2017

Servant-Leader Milwaukee
Guide to Starting Your Own Roundtable
“The servant-leader is servant first. It begins with the natural feeling that
one wants to serve. Then conscious choice brings one to aspire to lead.
The best test is: do those served grow as persons: do they, while being
served, become healthier, wiser, freer, more autonomous, more likely
themselves to become servants? And, what is the effect on the least
privileged in society; will they benefit, or, at least, not be further
deprived?” (Greenleaf, 1977/2002, p. 27)

Notes on Facilitation:

  • The facilitator provides a framework for meaningful conversation.
    The facilitator is “first among peers” rather than a “sage on the
    stage.”
  • Topics should invite exploration of the principles of Servant
    Leadership that can be applied to participant’s leadership journeys
    rather than solve a specific problem.
  • Monitor start and end times to honor participant’s schedules.
  • The things we learned in kindergarten make for good operating
    agreements.
  • Invite quiet individuals to share their thoughts and recognize that
    some individuals may find it a challenge to conclude their thoughts.
    It may be necessary to intervene.
  • Refocus the conversation as needed.
  • Asking participants to identify a memorable idea from the
    conversation provides for a summary of the roundtable. It can also
    be a useful tool for evaluating participant engagement.
  • Remind participants of other S-L roundtables, events, web/email
    resources, and to invite others to participate.

Servant-Leader Milwaukee Guide to Starting Your Own Roundtable

Each participant in an S-L roundtable brings their own set of unique
experiences and motivations. The sharing of these individual
journeys is at the core of the wisdom found at our roundtables.

  1. The Servant Leader Roundtable is a learning community. It is never
    intended to be a source of sales leads for products or services.
  2. The roundtables are intended to be first-person conversations
    grounded in the participant’s direct experiences. Practice and
    experience humility.
  3. Promote mutual discussion: listen first to understand, and don’t be
    dismissive of the input received through listening.
  4. Keep confidentiality. The discussion of issues, ideas, and direction
    will not become a personal attack or return to haunt you in the
    future.
  5. Share air time with others. Recognize that different individuals are
    more or less comfortable in groups.
  6. Don’t go off /stay off topic for long.
  7. If you have a problem with someone, calmly and respectfully address
    the problem directly with them.

For more information go to: www.s-l-milwaukee.com
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