Sunday, April 24th (or as early as you can):
Submit your profile (update it every time you attend) to ivetabrigis(at)accelerating.org.
We'll get copies out to all your group members ASAP.
in Big Sur:
the profiles of all your group members.
at least 20 minutes per person writing out brief questions
to ask them (elaboration, clarifications) and any other notes (advice, compliments, constructive critiques)
that come to mind as you read each profile. You might even do a little
online research to write down URLs, books, ideas that come to mind for
helping that person.
Optional: Print out a hard copy of your feedback to give to your
Fusionmate. Doing this advance "homework" will give you a
deeper sense of the interests and background of your group before we
3. Share your personal passions.
Bring a few favorite gadgets, books, CDs, articles, or web
printouts to show and tell. Some Fusioners even loan and mail
stuff back to each other after the event.
Optional: Make copies of anything you'd like
to give to all your group members.
Weekend Before Fusion II on Saturday night:
Go over any notes you may have taken during Fusion I. Write
up brief Meta responses
for each Fusionmate. Do you agree or disagree with others' verbal comments?
See more issues to explore? Jot down at least three suggested action
items for that person. They may be related to priorities you hear
that person proclaiming, or things you think the person may be overlooking.
They don't have to be the "most important," just three useful
action items, from your perspective. Share those verbally or in written
form with each member during Fusion II.
down your goals.
Near the end of Fusion II you'll be asked to brainstorm
some of your top upcoming goals in front of the group. Afterward, review
what was said and put together your own brief written Goals
sheet. Think about ways to make your goals: 1) concrete (clear
and measurable objectives), 2) manageable (ie, broken into bite-sized
pieces), 3) prioritized, (e.g., which are most important), and
how to make yourself accountable to completing the important
ones. If you are willing to discuss your successes and challenges over
the last year, this will bring insight to all of these areas..
III on Sunday morning:
6. Share your Goals sheet (3-10
top priorities) for the coming year with the group. Keep your Goals
sheet and all your discussion notes, and bring them to next year's Fusion!
for the Trip
1. RSVP to Iveta by email
or calling (650) 396-8220.
2. Figure out your transportation to Big Sur. Road trip with friends?
Call us if you'd like to join a carpool or have a space to share.
3. Fill out your profile (or update your old one) and email it to ivetabrigis(at)accelerating.org by Sunday April 24th or you will be bugged incessantly until you
4. Write 20 minutes of Feedback notes on each of your group member's profiles before
the retreat. List and bring any Passions
5. Print this page and the schedule and bring it to remind you
of the rough format of our retreat (we'll probably make modifications
along the way).
6. Print directions
to Big Sur.
7. Pack your bags, remember the average temperature in Big Sur in May
is in the mid-60's.
Pens and paper for fusioning
Hiking clothes including a jacket, windbreaker, hat, hiking shoes, walking
Regular clothes for hanging out
Breakfast foods (there is also a general store at Big Sur Lodge) - two
of the cabins have full kitchens
Munchies, drinks, and lunch stuff for the trail
Books, CDs, passions to share
8. Come and enjoy yourself!