Connecting local responses around the world
ABOUT TRANSFER - When the Constellation team shares its excitement about its approach and the impact it has on their lives, some people want to apply it in their context, and invite us to facilitate them. Together with them, we transfer the approach. The TRANSFER function organizes (at scale) the response to invitations of people and communities to apply the appreciative way of working (SALT) and the CLCP learning cycle.
9 Months after arriving on this Paradise Island, we reflect as a team: how & what of the Constellation approach have we transferred to Mauritius? The question makes us feel very uncomfortable.
Here in Mauritius, we see great strengths emerging: people connecting, deep listening to each other, having fun on this journey together, spreading hope that change on drugs is possible and taking joint action to support that.
But is this something WE transferred? Most certainly not.
We just recognized what was already there. Connected with people. Appreciated some of their strengths. Listened to their dreams. Walked along on their journey, when they invited us.
It made me think back. Did anyone transfer the approach to me?
When I heard about SALT and CLCP for the first time, it resonated with something within. I recognized something I was already trying to practice in my own life and work.
I was invited to join some of the Constellation activities. I was appreciated for being there, for the things I said and did. Sometimes I would get caught up for months in other activities. But every time I got together with people from the Constellation, I felt the same energy and inspiration. It made me want to create more of this in my own life, and invite others to join the party.
Being on this road, I’m meeting more and more people with a similar intuition and similar experiences. I just love connecting with them, learning from them and taking small bits of action together.
Is that what you call transfer?