A strategy for engagement which begins with small, concrete steps
What is it?
The Engagement Arch is a strategy for addressing an organisational or operational challenge. The process supports organisations or institutions to better serve the people or purpose they are created for. Be this through reconnecting with the needs of students and community to develop more relevant curriculum, or engaging staff members and resources in different activities which are directly working on the situation of beneficiaries.
Who is it for?
The engagement arch is directed to Educational Institutions that are shifting their educational models or are aiming at connecting with their internal and external communities and NGOs that working to overcome issues, and reconnecting with their members.
It is for organisation aiming at increasing capacity while engaging with their most pressing challenges.
What is the aim?
There are multiple aims built within this strategy, some of the main ones are:
Increasing the capacity within the organisation to carry the work forward and the ability to tackle future challenges
To create an environment in which the same amount of time and support is given to the three “I’s”: inspiration, invention and innovation
To enable a shift in mindset: developmental work is very much ‘on the desk’ work that could actually reduce the day-to-day activities that are preventing the engagement in developmental activities in the first place
To engage stakeholders and beneficiaries in the development of strategies and solutions, reinforcing or rekindling communities and core purposes of the organisation
What are the oucomes?
Some of the main outcomes of the engagement arch are:
Increased capacity of the whole organisations to deal with challenges and innovation: not a “band-aid”, but long term solution with a regenerative approach
Silos are broken: bringing the beneficiary, stakeholders and communities back in focus and involved into the innovation process to foster knowledge sharing
Experimental approach: to learn, in practice, a creative and adaptable approach to innovation and challenges
Implementation: a more collaborative culture and tools for implementation of ideas and initiatives
Frameworks: assessment criteria and evaluations of prototypes, process and a 360° view of the organisation
Taking a systemic approach into practice