The Design includes all of the details of a session. This would be the objectives, types of participants, activities, activity deliverables, breaks, stop/start times, types of activities, sub groups of participants, Form Templates, Environment design, etc..
The Design governs the sequence of events in the Session.
A Learning Community can operate as a system and exhibit collective behaviors.
Emergence is the opposite of reductionism which is breaking something into its component parts and seeking to understand the function of each.
Emergence is considered part of the field of study into Systems, Chaos, Complexity, and Networks. It includes the study of complex living systems and what we can learn and apply to human organizations.
A great book on this topic is:
Surfing the Edge of Chaos: The Laws of Nature and the New Laws of Business by Richard Pascale, Mark Milleman, Linda Gioja.
An Exercise is a period of individual or group work within a Session.
An Exercise consists of a selected Activity designed to create an environment for emergence within the participants.
Instructions are the specific directions on how participants are to conduct an Exercise, including any questions to be considered.
This activity usually involves a presentation of information followed by an analysis and feedback activity.
The purpose is to bring participants to a common understanding or focus.
A learning community would initially consist of the participants in a session but would further develop as they met together in subsequent sessions.
Community psychologists such as McMillan and Chavis (1986) state that there are four key factors that defined a sense of community: “(1) membership, (2) influence, (3) fulfillment of individuals needs and (4) shared events and emotional connections.
So, the participants of learning community must feel some sense of loyalty and belonging to the group (membership) that drive their desire to keep working and helping others, also the things that the participants do must affect what happens in the community; that means, an active and not just a reactive performance (influence).
Besides a learning community must give the chance to the participants to meet particular needs (fulfillment) by expressing personal opinions, asking for help or specific information and share stories of events with particular issue included (emotional connections) emotional experiences.
A model is a description of a concept or idea.
Models are recommended concepts or ideas based on proven collaborative principles, that when applied, result in the creation of a full and robust experience by participants.
The RbC Facilitator creates a Design based on the Objective.
This individual meets multiple times with the RbC Facilitator before a planned Session.
Together they develop the Design with the RbC Facilitator applying their knowledge and experience with Facilitation.
While in the Session the individual may be grouped with other individuals during activities.
The individual is the most important component of the Session because it is they along with the other Participants who produce solutions in accordance with the Objective.
The Session is not a fixed length and may last for four hours, or four days.
RbC is the method used to lead the Session.
Multiple Sessions are part of the WaveChange process.