From May 2014 to August 2014 the core team of planners convened for one eight-hour in-person work session and four 1-2 hour phone calls to plan the CSOS Workshop #1.
During the pre-workshop planning participants engaged in the same task cycle framework and integrative process that was utilized for the CSOS Workshop #1 and which is intended as the larger, framework and process for the integrative design Community Solar on State Initiative. The graphics below show the basic task cycle components - purpose, products, and process – and the relatedness of each component of the planning, workshop, and overall initiative.
Dynamic Integrative Process Task Cycle Framework
Fractal Diagram showing the relatedness of each component of the CSOS Initiative
Below shows the progression of purpose statements for each phase thus far of the project. Each purpose statement is structured to include a functional component (To), a being component (In a way that), and a will component (So that).
Purpose Statement for at the end ofthe Pre-Workshop In-Person Work Session
Developed by by Jeffrey Brownson, John Boecker, Rob Cooper, Susan Stewart, Tom Keiter, Sarah Klinetob, Mike Prinkey, Mark Wherley, and Alex WikerJeffrey Brownson and John Boecker
To develop a community-created PV-generated energy source in Happy Valley,
Goal . . . what . . . Function
In a way that
Process . . . how . . . Being deeply values the role of all stakeholders in a collaborative transparent co-creative process,
So that all of the stakeholders enthusiastically participate in enriching and improving the unique quality of life in this particular community indefinitely.
Qualifier- ultimate goal, purpose, outcome . . . why . . . Will
Purpose Statement for entering the CSOS Workshop #1
Developed by Jeffrey Brownson, John Boecker, Rob Cooper, Susan Stewart, Tom Keiter, Sarah Klinetob, Mike Prinkey, Mark Wherley, and Alex Wiker
To initiate the development of community-created PV-generated energy sources in Happy Valley,
In a way that deeply values the role of all stakeholders in a collaborative and transparent co-creative process
So that all stakeholders enthusiastically participate in enriching and improving the unique quality of life in this particular community indefinitely.
DRAFT Purpose Statement for the CSOS Initiative
Developed collectively by 50+ community stakeholder attendees following the CSOS Workshop #1
To develop a community-created solar photovoltaic array in Happy Valley,
In a way that evolves transparently, enhances living systems, and values the voices of the community (both individual and collective),
So that future local energy projects embed energy resilience as a cultural value that enhances the quality of life in our region and empowers imaginations in this community indefinitely.
During the planning session the following products/outcomes emerged for the CSOS Workshop #1
- Shared Principles
- Products/Outcomes for the CSOS Workshop #1
- Process/Agenda for the CSOS Workshop #1
The core team aligned around the following principles to hold during the CSOS Workshop #1
- Discovering, not telling
- Complete transparency
- Allow the time and space for exploring potential without limiting ourselves to the restraints of current existing governmental and administrative structures
- Embrace the value of “not knowing” in the discovery process
2. Products/Outcomes for the August Workshop
- Align around the Purpose and Scope of the Community Solar on State (CSOS) project
- Understand the project’s distinctiveness and its “place-sourced uniqueness”
- Explore potential methods for developing community PV at Penn State
- Identify and align around the roles of all five key stakeholder groups (users/co-creators/earth systems/community/investors)
- Develop a deeper understanding of the community’s the role in generating community-created, PV-generated energy sources and their potential
- Develop Principles for delivering value-adding processes (VAPs) in balance to each key stakeholder group
- Sketch an arc of a process for developing the CSOS project
- Experience co-exploration and collective discovery as co-creators in a collaborative process
- Thinking grounded in place-sourced potential, pride, and hope
- Develop community leaders and vocal advocates who know why they are involved and are excited about their role
- Build reciprocal mutually-beneficial interconnections between the University and the surrounding community
3. Process/Agenda for the Workshop