Welcome from NYSDOH and OPCE
Maureen Spence, Assistant Director of the Bureau of Community Chronic Disease Prevention at NYSDOH and Tammy Calise, Director of the OPCE welcomed the group to the second annual CHSC Convening. View Maureen’s welcome address slides here.
Getting to Know Your CHSC Team: Exploring How Different Work Styles Complement Each Other
Certified MBTI instructor, Tammy Calise, provided an overview of the Myers-Briggs personality types and led the group through exercises to demonstrate the different viewpoints and mental processes of each personality type. Attendees received their team report highlighting how different team members’ personality types work together. Attendees learned how everyone is able to take in, process, and use information in different ways, but may prefer to do it in a particular way. Understanding differences within groups can strengthen a team’s ability to work together and can also facilitate communicate with external stakeholders. View slides from the MBTI presentation here.
Celebrating Year 1 Successes: CHSC Evaluation Results
MJ Pattison, a Program Research Specialist at NYSDOH, provided an overview of evaluation metrics from Year 1 of the CHSC grant. MJ also shared themes from Catalyst narrative data to highlight challenges and successes related to CHSC goals. View slides from the evaluation presentation here.
Communicating Success: Understanding and Adapting to Different Communication Styles
Following up on their tour of New York State during the 2016 Regional Meetings, Gina Maree, President, Innovative Leadership Strategies LLC, and Teresa Schwab, President, Arnavon Strategies, LLC returned to talk about different communication styles and reaching productive discussion and consensus even when personalities may conflict. The session focused on the importance of storytelling—creating effective messaging that resonate for a range of stakeholders—and emphasized that audiences often remember brief, compelling stories instead of lengthy presentations, data, and reports. View their presentation slides here.
Team Reflection and Planning: Applying Day 1 Activities to CHSC Work Plans
The Day 1 sessions wrapped up with grantee teams taking time to reflect and think about how the results of their MBTI team report and the storytelling session could inform their CHSC work. Several teams noted their intent to continue these discussions after returning home to plan how to incorporate insights gained at the Convening.
Contact OPCE at email@example.com if you and/or anyone from your team misplaced your team report and would like another copy.
Coordinators had a chance to network at an after-hours reception. Many took this opportunity to find answers to the scavenger hunt and meet others doing innovative work to make their schools and communities healthier. Congratulations to Moria Byrne-Zaaloff for being the first person to finish the scavenger hunt!