EnergizED Workshops

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EnergizED is Energize Our Neighborhoods’ workshop series that focuses on motivating, engaging and connecting Boise’s residents by giving them the information they need to become champions for change on a neighborhood level. 

Spring 2021 Series: Building a Foundation for Neighborhood Equity

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Trust: The Fuel for Getting the Work Done Well

There is an elusive yet essential ingredient for getting work done well: Trust. We know it when we experience and feel it. It brings us joy and connection, and it accelerates results. Oftentimes, however, we have difficulty identifying or articulating the distinct actions and behaviors that allow us to generate higher trust relationships.

In this session, we’ll explore a powerful framework, The Three Dimensions of Trust, which enables us to understand trust more concretely and then intentionally choose trust-generating behaviors. When we build high-trust relationships, we strengthen our ability to create the changes we seek in the world. This session is for any leader who wants to develop the skills to have greater trust, joy, and connection in their relationships and work

Facilitator: Shannon Rush-Call, Strelo Group Co-Founder

April 7, 2021 | 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Presentation Slides

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Powerful, Productive, & Inclusive Meetings

Meetings are the foundational organizing unit of our work lives, and they are at the heart of how we accomplish change initiatives that involve our stakeholders. Yet, do you ever sit in meetings and wonder…Why am I here? Why are we talking about this (again)? What are we doing? When will I have the opportunity to speak? Why are only a few people monopolizing the discussion? Are we really getting our team’s best ideas on the table? Do you ever leave meetings regretful of the time spent, uncertain of the work that was accomplished, or unclear about your next steps?

Our pressured lives can leave us feeling we have too much to do and too little time (to waste). Imagine a world in which meetings are powerful problem-solving engines that have stakeholders feeling energized, productive and even glad to have attended. Imagine a world in which the voices in the room, including yours, are heard equally. Imagine a world in which meetings generate the changes we seek in our teams and courageously move our work forward. You’ll leave this session with strategies and tools you can apply immediately to make your meetings more powerful, productive, and inclusive.

Facilitator: Shannon Rush-Call, Strelo Group Co-Founder

April 14, 2021 | 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Meeting Agenda

Mastering Intended Outcomes Handout

Presentation Slides

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The Power of Diversity

Join a discussion on shifting our collective narrative from problems in/of the community to the possibility within our community.

Participants will discuss how to seek opportunities to engage with neighbors who may not have participated in events or associations in the past. Each will walk away with tangible ways for removing barriers to participation.

Presentation Slides


Past Events

Healthy Community Series (April 2019)

  • Building a Sense of Community
  • Activating Your Neighborhood
  • Hosting a National Night Out Event
  • Neighborhood Event Planning

Housing (October 2019)

  • Grow Our Housing: Keeping Boise Livable for Today + Tomorrow
  • Housing Affordability in Boise
  • Accessory Dwelling Units: A Current Look at Invisible Density
  • Better Together: Why Private Development and Public Interests are not Parallel Universes

Leadership Development (Jan-Feb 2020)

  • Volunteer Recruitment & Retention
  • Community Organizing
  • Planning to Create Action
  • Mapping Community Assets

Energize Hour Workshops

  • Making Our Environments Last (February 2016)
  • History of the Vista Neighborhood (February 2016)
  • Safety First! (March 2016)
  • Growing Your Own Garden (April 2016)
  • Reverse Weatherization (May 2016)
  • Personal Safety & Self-Defense (June 2016)
  • Code Enforcement (July 2016)
  • Emergency Preparedness & Wildfire Safety (July 2016)
  • Vista Neighborhood History (walking tour) (August 2016)
  • Safe Routes to School (October 2016)
  • Personal Safety (November 2016)
  • Applying for Tax-Exempt Status (January 2017)
  • Neighborhood Branding (February 2017)
  • Community Leadership (March 2017)

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