Day 3 of Big Public Health Project Idea
After conceiving the idea for a Big Public Health Project 2 days ago and getting plans for it and my blog started, I'm now preparing for Day 3. A lot more creative thinking is going to be needed today - I have a feeling.
Date: 11/19/2008 11:03:11 AM ( 11 y ) ... viewed 1162 times
1.Today's Plan, 2. Need for Thinkers, 3. Consensus, 4. Commitment
-1. PROGRESS & PLAN: I think I made a pretty good start yesterday kicking off the IISD or Internet Self-Diagnosis project. I told all of my Golden Eagle Friends School supporters about the idea and I started this blog on Curezone and told people about it. I set up a forum in case we need one for communicating with a lot of people on the project. I've gotten only 2 comments about the project idea, but both were supportive.
- For today it looks like the things most needing doing are to:
.- check on feedback, including from the survey (which had no replies yet yesterday) and develop further plans from the feedback; (It's now 10:23 a.m. Central Time. Either 11 or 24 people have viewed my posts on my Curezone blog and no one has commented on them or answered the survey linked there.)
.- develop a better presentation of the project idea;
.- seek more people to join the project from Curezone and various forums;
.- start drawing up guidelines for making agreements among project members and for following scientific procedures;
.- seek to help Curezone make more scientific surveys;
.- look for bugs in the overall IISD plan;
.- and develop a website for donations.
-2. THINKERS: It seems that it may be helpful for the project to have communicative thinkers, who think about potential problems or ideas for the project and enjoy communicating to the project forum about them - and who are also willing to think about things that the project members request of them. Any thinkers out there are welcome to volunteer your services, say an hour or so per week(?).
-3. CONSENSUS: One procedure I consider very progressive for such projects is consensus. But there are several kinds of ways to get consensus. The way I favor is the No Objection way. Any committed member of a group or team may do whatever they like toward group actions after informing the group of their plan, as long as no one expresses an objection or counter-proposal. If either of those is expressed, then the original planner may accept the counter-proposal or submit a modified plan, attempting to satisfy the objection. If there is no further objection expressed re the modified plan, the person may proceed.
- Another thing about this method is that any member may express an objection at any time, no matter how far along a project may be, and the objection must be addressed in a similar way.
-4. COMMITMENT: In the case of our free school, Golden Eagle Friends School, we're not yet a committed group or team. I suppose the way to determine who's committed to what is for each member to express what exactly they're committed to. The survey everyone answered indicated members' interests vaguely, but I don't think any of us consider those answers to be sufficient to determine what each person is committed to. I assume everyone is waiting to see what develops before deciding if I develop a plan they want to commit to.
- I'll go ahead and try to express my specific commitment. My commitment is conditional of course, conditioned on finding others who share the same commitment.
- The original commitment was to start a free school to teach progressive subjects for the betterment of society. Then I committed to trying to find clients for natural healthcare consulting, in order to have people that the free school students could practice consulting for. The client health survey I made for that purpose, combined with the poor results I got trying to get clients for free consulting, led to the IISD idea and using that project to teach students.
- So, now, I'm committed to the IISD project, as long as it appears that enough others are also becoming committed to it. I'm also committed to GEFS free school on the same condition. I intend to work on both projects for at least a few weeks and, if no one else (who is effective) also commits to one or the other, I'll decide then whether to remain committed or not. I intend to keep discussing the project on my Curezone blog for at least 2 weeks, I think, to see if I can find enough support here.
- I welcome any comments, proposals, counter-proposals etc.
- Here's the original message:
- Good Day. Lloyd
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