The third phase in the in the Space Kit. The child pages here represent Projects.
Launch: 12-16 weeks
The first weeks after opening a new space are very exciting--all of the systems that we have created are now being put to the test by real life use. Members of the Founding and Administrative Teams will be elated and exhausted from their hard work. The Launch phase helps transition the energy of ownership from the Founding Team and Administrative Teams to the membership itself, to bring the space to financial and cultural sustainability--while building a strong community between members of the space.
- Forming an Advisory Team of members and community leaders to sustain and nurture the future growth of the space
- On-boarding members rapidly to reach the membership level targets defined by the financial model
- Promoting individual member activities
- Modifying the Operating Manual with learnings from the experience of the space being open
- Engaging members in taking ownership of the environment
- Engaging members in collaboration with each other
School Factory deliverables include:
- Facilitate and host a half-day Value Gathering in the new space, with the first new members and the Founding/Administrative teams to build an internal community and culture for the space, establish strong personal bonds between participants, and transition the energy of responsibility for space growth to members
- Form an Advisory Team who will act as custodians for the sustainability and growth of the space
- Host and facilitate weekly conference calls between Founding/Administrative/Advisory team members to monitor and measure membership growth and the health of the internal community
- Facilitate the revision and modification of the Operating Manual, Membership Model, and other administrative and operational structures based on the real-life experience of the space
- Provide training for Advisory/Administrative team members on how to manage and operate the environment and foster a healthy community, including exercises that engage members in collaborative projects, giving tours of the space to potential members (sales) and how to facilitate the member on-boarding experience
- Assess the health of the community by creating and issuing a Member Survey at the end of this phase; we will share and evaluate the results with the Advisory/Founding Team
The Formation phase concludes with Reaching Financial Sustainability--the number of members and fees they pay completely covers the cost of operations, and there is a cash reserve--and Reaching Community Stability--members are actively and consistently engaged with the space, their own projects, and each other and there is at least one collaborative project shared by multiple members.