Collective Narrative Methodology

  1. Communicate format, channels, and deadlines for participant contributions
  2. Host conversations
  3. Invite high-context storytelling for report-outs & allow individual contributions by midnight
  4. Aggregate all properly submitted contributions and convert them into text
  5. Defragment your text by clustering connected ideas
  6. Rearrange clusters to create backbone structure
  7. Rearrange sentences within clusters, replace “I”s with “We”s, and embrace contradictions
  8. Take a break, let go of the narrative, then come back and polish it without owning it
  9. Provide meta-context, give credit to contributors, and allow for feedback
  1. Harvesting the Wisdom of Networks (ReGen18)
  2. UN75 Global Consultations in San Francisco (UNA USA, San Francisco Chapter)
  3. Assessing Impact of Evolutionary Work (#impactplayground)
  4. Reflections on the Consciousness Deep Dive: A Collective Narrative (NowWhat?!)
  5. Wealth & Poverty in America (National Dialogue Network)

Why Collective Narrative?

Cultivating the Narrative

  1. Communicate Format, Channels, and Deadlines for Participant Contributions

That’s It!

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Fyodor Ovchinnikov

Fyodor Ovchinnikov

Co-Founder & Managing Partner of the Institute for Evolutionary Leadership—a California-based social enterprise that develops leaders for systems transformation