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Welcome to MLOS 29 : 

9/24/2012 1 Welcome to MLOS 29 Session One

Beginning the Journey : 

9/24/2012 2 Beginning the Journey No steam or gas drives anything until it is confined. No life ever grows great until it is focused, dedicated, disciplined. Never confuse wisdom with luck. It is good to have an end to journey toward, but it is the journey that matters in the end.

Goals for Tonight : 

9/24/2012 3 Goals for Tonight Introduce the MLOS Program Answer questions about this course Introduce ourselves Teambuilding Introduce concepts of groups, teams, and meetings Norming for this group

Short Term Learning Objectives : 

9/24/2012 4 Short Term Learning Objectives At the end of this class session, you should be able to Articulate the nature of groups and their place within the organization Describe the difference between meetings, teams, and groups Describe the expectations for completing the MLOS program Describe the expectations for receiving a grade in this class

Long Term Learning Objectives : 

9/24/2012 5 Long Term Learning Objectives Over the course of time, you should Recognize the norms that develop in this group Be able to positively impact the climate of this MLOS cohort

MLOS Program : 

9/24/2012 6 MLOS Program Classes, Format, and Expectations

Program Format : 

9/24/2012 7 Program Format Lockstep, cohort basis Eleven courses (33 units) Ten courses delivered sequentially on Monday nights Three 1-unit weekend research sessions First: Reading and understanding statistics Second: Formulating problems and identifying methods Third: Surveying and summarizing research

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9/24/2012 8

Program Trajectory : 

9/24/2012 9 Program Trajectory Courses build on one another Three parts to program: Who am I and how do I fit? What tools do I have? How do I make a difference? Ethics course is “capstone” course Each course helps build portfolio

Portfolio : 

9/24/2012 10 Portfolio Organized around the parts of program Who am I and how do I fit? What tools do I have? How do I make a difference? Each course will have 1-3 assignments for portfolio Portfolio is submitted in final course A Portfolio Handbook will be supplied to you shortly

Program Characteristics : 

9/24/2012 11 Program Characteristics All courses will have some sort of group activity within them All courses will have some kind of presentation within them All courses will expose you to literature beyond your textbooks All courses have a heavily weighted writing component Academic integrity aided by

Program Expectations : 

9/24/2012 12 Program Expectations Faith integration occurs across classes Garnish Sandwich Tea

Program Expectations : 

9/24/2012 13 Program Expectations Fair Evaluation in 360º manner Teacher evaluation of students Students evaluation of peers Students evaluation of teacher

Program Expectations : 

9/24/2012 14 Program Expectations Attendance is vital Keep contact information up to date Use APU email address You can have mail forwarded from there Keep work current

Program Expectations : 

9/24/2012 15 Program Expectations Break time A time for fellowship and sharing Should be spent primarily in classroom Shared time is expected Share responsibility of providing some snack Full meals not expected Be sensitive to diets and food allergies

Grading of MLOS 501 : 

9/24/2012 16 Grading of MLOS 501 Attendance & Participation Attendance is expected 5 point penalty for missing a class unless make-up work completed

Grading of MLOS 501 : 

9/24/2012 17 Grading of MLOS 501 Discussion Question Email to instructor prior to 12 p.m. each Wednesday Should come from reading Provoke class discussion/problem-solving

Grading of MLOS 501 : 

9/24/2012 18 Grading of MLOS 501 Entry Ticket Use the template provided to you Three insights from reading What’s new? What’s different? What connection did you make? One practical application How could you put a principle into action tomorrow?

Grading of MLOS 501 : 

9/24/2012 19 Grading of MLOS 501 Short assignments Response to Learning Styles Inventory This will go in the first section of your portfolio Galaxy Quest worksheet Must be completed using the template that will be sent to you

Grading of MLOS 501 : 

9/24/2012 20 Grading of MLOS 501 Lucifer Effect Discussion Group Paper/Presentation

Grading of MLOS 501 : 

9/24/2012 21 Grading of MLOS 501 Group Analysis Paper Analyzes a meeting of an ongoing group Structured response Uses 5+ original sources to support conclusions This will go in the second section of your portfolio

Introductions : 

9/24/2012 22 Introductions

Break : 

9/24/2012 23 Break 15 Minutes

A New Perspective on Communication : 

9/24/2012 24 A New Perspective on Communication Communication is the study of misunderstandings Taco chips Sturdy brooms

What is Communication? : 

9/24/2012 25 What is Communication? Traditional View: Sending Meaning Subject to “Conveyor Belt” Fallacy

Within the Traditional View : 

9/24/2012 26 Within the Traditional View Six Needs in Communication I want to achieve I want to fit in I want to act consistently I want to be right I want to be heard I want to be seen

Our Needs Affect Our Communication : 

9/24/2012 27 Our Needs Affect Our Communication

What is Missing? : 

9/24/2012 28 What is Missing? The “YOU”—a sense of the other

Our Approach to Communication : 

9/24/2012 29 Our Approach to Communication

Something is still missing... : 

9/24/2012 30 Something is still missing... Communication is more than sending meaning

Communication is : 

9/24/2012 31 Communication is Creating Meaning

Some Starting Principles : 

9/24/2012 32 Some Starting Principles Communication is Culturally constrained Occurs in a context Sometimes mindless Both content and relationally loaded

Some Starting Principles : 

9/24/2012 33 Some Starting Principles Communication is Ruled by equifinality (uncertainty) Unrepeatable Irreversible Rule governed

Most Importantly : 

9/24/2012 34 Most Importantly There is no communication magic!

Clear Communication : 

9/24/2012 35 Clear Communication Is flexible mindful of the culture and context mindful of issues of language Pays attention to nonverbal signals

Clear Communication : 

9/24/2012 36 Clear Communication Asks What do I think needs to happen? What does the other think needs to happen? Am I focusing on me, you, or us?

Clear Communication : 

9/24/2012 37 Clear Communication Is not enough

Christ-like Communication : 

9/24/2012 38 Christ-like Communication Recognizes that The world was created by God’s words God gave no other animal the innate capacity to speak Jesus is the word incarnate Proverbs 18:21—death and life are in the power of the tongue We create reality through our words

Christ-like Communication : 

9/24/2012 39 Christ-like Communication Requires embrace Embrace is Attitude toward the other Based on the Imago Dei

Embrace is Indiscriminant : 

9/24/2012 40 Embrace is Indiscriminant The will to embrace precedes any “truth” about others and any construction of their “justice.” This will is absolutely indiscriminate and strictly immutable; it transcends the moral mapping of the social world into “good” and “evil.” Miroslav Volf, Exclusion and Embrace

Embrace Says : 

9/24/2012 41 Embrace Says Your needs are important to me: I want to hear you I want to accept you I want to see you as you wish to be seen I want to see you as God sees you

Communication That Embraces : 

9/24/2012 42 Communication That Embraces Focuses on problem-solving Says “we,” not “I” Does not emphasize power Is creative and inventive Creates relationships and community

Meetings, Groups and Teams : 

9/24/2012 43 Meetings, Groups and Teams How are groups distinguished from meetings and from teams?

Meetings, Teams, & Groups Differ : 

9/24/2012 44 Meetings, Teams, & Groups Differ Meeting People who come together for decision-making No regular interaction No relationship beyond

Meetings, Teams, & Groups Differ : 

9/24/2012 45 Meetings, Teams, & Groups Differ Team Organized around tasks Generally terminated at end of task

Meetings, Teams, & Groups Differ : 

9/24/2012 46 Meetings, Teams, & Groups Differ Group Characterized by interdependence Sense of identity as group Existence transcends tasks Governed by norms

Characteristics of Groups : 

9/24/2012 47 Characteristics of Groups Three or more people who Think of themselves as a group Communicate with each other

Characteristics of Groups : 

9/24/2012 48 Characteristics of Groups Three or more people who are interdependent. Shared goals Members’ behavior impacts each other Both affect and are affected by the environment

Characteristics of Groups : 

9/24/2012 49 Characteristics of Groups Groups are governed by norms What usually happens What is expected to happen Penalties for breaking norms

Group Exercises : 

9/24/2012 50 Group Exercises To be announced

Norming MLOS 29 : 

9/24/2012 51 Norming MLOS 29 What norms should govern this group?

Assignments for Next Week—check the syllabus : 

9/24/2012 52 Assignments for Next Week—check the syllabus

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