The Malaria Consortium Tech Community Programme

“How do you change the world?  One room at a time.  Which room?  The one you’re in.”

Peter Block

This set of resources has been curated to support your community development programme.

Drawing on leading-edge materials, it aims to:

  • Maximise the efficiency and effectiveness of your precious time – by offering materials that you can access to deepen your learning.
  • Support your learning, with pragmatic solutions, tools and concepts that build on, and complement the live workshops, webinars and learning groups.
  • Create a lasting resource, you can dip into again and again.

Why invest in community?

As one of the world’s leading figures in the creation of empowered communities, Peter Block, says “Relationship and connectedness are the pre-condition for change.  Every meeting, every process, every training program has to get people connected first.  Otherwise the content falls on deaf ears.  So small groups are an essential building block to any future you want to create.”

This programme will not change Malaria Consortium.  It has no power over the senior leaders who are not part of it, nor can it magically shift patterns of behaviour that exist BETWEEN the Tech Community and the rest of the organisation.  It aims to simply ask the questions – what change do YOU want to see?  And what are you prepared to start to experiment with to create it?

No substantial change can occur without the community finding its voice – and that means the development of trust and relationship.

These materials will help – but only if you choose to talk about them and act upon them as powerful and agentic people, in good connection with each other.

Contents and resources

  • Malaria Consortium – Webinars
    105 minutes
  • Malaria Consortium Tech Community Discussion Space
  • Get ready to learn
    20 minutes
  • Know self to lead others
    40 minutes
  • Learning and change preferences
    40 minutes
  • Develop your generative presence to be at your best
    30 minutes
  • Understand your personal ‘drivers’
    45 minutes
  • Understand human needs to build trust
    60 minutes
  • Introducing growth mindset
    45 minutes
  • Trust and trust-building
    60 minutes
  • Checking in and out to build trust
    25 minutes
  • Dialogue and generativity (draft)
    0 minutes
  • Hosting, convening and facilitating
    180 minutes
  • Orienting to personal strengths – develop your appreciative eye
    30 minutes
  • Orienting to strengths as a team – develop your collective appreciative eyes
    60 minutes
  • VL – What changes when we lead ‘virtually’?
    20 minutes
  • VL – Checklists, tips and hygiene factors for productive virtual meetings
    45 minutes
  • VL – Stay connected when remote – tips and tech for community productivity and social health
    30 minutes
  • The gift of skilful listening
    90 minutes
  • The art of the question
    20 minutes
  • Difficult conversations and feedback
    40 minutes
  • Coaching conversations using the ‘iceberg’ model (draft)
    45 minutes
  • Meeting design – focus, check-in and engagement
    45 minutes
  • Designing and leading meetings that get results
    120 minutes
  • The power of purposeful teams
    60 minutes
  • The power of purposeful teams – workshop templates for purpose, strengths and values
    60 minutes

This resource pack offers

You are in control - take as much or little as you like

The Community Development programme is designed such that YOU are in control how much you do, beyond the webinars/workshops, learning groups and coaching.  It is an action-learning based process.  We will work ‘live’ with whatever you bring into the workshops and then following each interaction, we will use this platform for offer you post-workshop materials that will deepen your learning and empower your practice – and you can take as much or as little as you like.

Different types of media to suit all needs

Each package offers a mix videos to watch, with material to read developed by your programme faculty.  You will also find a curated set of hotlinks to the best external materials, books, papers and videos, recommended by your coach/facilitator.

Plus there are downloadable handouts, worksheets, templates and checklists to print, take away, and use.

Help always at hand

This programme has an external Programme Manager Julie.  You can reach her quickly and easily – and she can help you through most difficulties and questions.

Your Facilitators and Coaches are also happy to help.  You can drop an email or a message (via your programme Dashboard) to us anytime.

Frequently asked questions

How long can I access these materials

These materials will be accessible to you for 1 year from the time you start on the programme.

However in each lesson there are also PDFs, tools, products and exercises, that we think you will want to keep - you can download them, or print them.

You may also have an Alumni version of the programme that you will be transferred onto, at the end of your specific 'cohort' programme.  If this is the case, you will have enduring access to all the materials via this product, for as long as your organisation is running the overall programme.

What if I fall behind and out of step with the programme timing?

All significant learning commitments require some dedication.  This means making conscious choices, and carving out the time to acquire, experiment with, and reflect on what you are exploring.  Sometimes, this is going to clash with other priorities and occasionally it might feel a little overwhelming - even for the most dedicated learner.  If you know that a busy period is coming up, plan for catch-up time in the weeks that follow.

To get value from your organisation's investment in your leadership, you should plan from the start to dedicate some of your time to studying and applying the ideas at work.  Some people prefer 'binge-learning' (stacking it up and taking a whole day to sink into the learning products and materials, but do it less regularly) and others like to do a little each week.  Whatever your style is, we recommend that you book the time in your diary, and protect it when it comes under pressure.  Whatever you do, you are in control and it needs to suit your style and work pattern needs.

Quilibra programmes usually involve following a routine within a given cohort group.  This might tie in with Peer Learning Group meetings, or specific workshops or webinars.  An important aspect is that you are not alone - but in a community of learners in your organisation.  The timings of 'live' experiences or group meetings are rarely changed once the programme starts, as this would impact negatively on your colleagues and co-learners.  Keeping up with others, so that you share your learning and benefit from their experience, is important.

If you have concerns about whether you will be able to do this, and if you fall behind at any time, just reach out to us and we will try to help.

If you are registered and confirmed as a participant on this programme, then you are also already enrolled and can get started.

Click on the MENU button, and then follow through to your Dashboard.  You can launch your course from there.