Come and join us in our social lab
+ Fiona Ross — The Treasury Chief Operating Officer
+ David Dougherty — The Treasury Manager Strategy and Performance
+ 24 curious and creative people at The Treasury
have been experimenting in the social lab.
We’ve been playing and rapidly prototyping with the Heartwork Wellbeing Card Game* — now available publicly.
We’ve been exploring how to foster the capabilities of system-leadership (qualities like awareness of self and others, empathy, mirroring, perspective-taking, generative listening and communication), and collectively asking the question:
Together we’ve been using the Heartwork Wellbeing Card Game* — developed by Heartwork, as a tool to make it easier to learn and practice these skills at work.
We’ve created a “compassion starter culture” — a network of people who want to create a more compassionate culture in Aotearoa, starting where we are — in our workplaces.
We don’t have all the answers. And we can’t do this mahi alone.
So we’d like to invite you into this social lab.
So we can grow an even more beautiful, and more resilient strain together.
We’ll share what we’re learning while we’re still metabolising.
Come along to:
- Hear from Fiona Ross about what she’s been learning from her experiments with the Heartwork cards in her work as Chief Operating Officer of the Treasury.
- Meet the Heartwork team and understand the potential they see for people to be 1) meeting their own needs 2) meeting each others’ needs and 3) creating more delightful outcomes together with Aotearoa.
- Learn at least three powerful ways you can use the Heartwork cards to cultivate a ‘win-win-win’ culture for Aotearoa, your teams and yourself.
- Play the card game and share stories with other people who care deeply about people.
- Connect with other people who want to grow system-leadership skills and cultivate compassion throughout Aotearoa.
- Contribute ideas and co-create with us as we consider how to take this kaupapa forward together.
Watch our video about the card game here.
The cards are a really good way to recognise what you need to do to end up with positive outcomes. After using them I felt more complete, certain of what [the other person’s] feelings and needs were, and was able to come up with different strategies to find solutions for negative feelings I was having.- Penny
Before having [a] chat I used the cards to check in on what I wanted to feel and not feel, and what I wanted them to feel and not feel. This really helped me identify my needs and what I wanted out of the conversations- which then helped me put together a really quick plan. And it took 5 mins tops. So I went in more prepared emotionally as well as intellectually; and being more intentional is a work-on for me.
As a result I feel the conversation went well and I am more confident in my decision and the reasons for it…- Sam
*win-win-win: good for you, good for others in your organisation, and good for society as a whole.
Wednesday 17 April, 4:45 — 7 pm
The Treasury, 3 The Terrace, Wellington