Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I apply?

Click here to access the online application. 

 

Where is the training taking place?

The April Sessions will take place at the Monterey County Behavioral Health Bureau in Marina. We are still working on the location for the May Sessions and will let you know the location soon. The June Sessions will take place at the Monterey County Office of Education in Salinas

 

How should I think about the LCT project?

The sky’s the limit!

LCT s a “learning-in-action” program, meaning that you learn though being in action with the principles and tools we learn along the way. The purpose of LCT is to put tools for tangible social change in the hands of changemakers. With that in mind, a good way to think of the project is as a vehicle for learning. This means it is something you can tangibly have your hands on and work on over the course of the three LCT sessions in order to apply what you are learning and come back with deeper insights, questions and observations.

Many people shift or completely change their project once in the program and that’s perfectly fine. Do not think of your project as set in stone, but as one possible space you can apply your learning.

 

What is a typical project?

There really is no typical project, as each one is very unique. The project should be something you have your hands on directly and will be working on during the time of the program. The most successful participants who are most engaged in the program are those that choose to focus the application of what they learn on something related to their day-job and actively apply what they learn to this setting.

Projects range vastly in topic, size, scope and scale depending on the context where the participant is working. Some participants have focused on changing the process and/or culture of an organization or initiative. Some focus on a particular result their organization, department or team is working toward. Some focus on improving a particular program. Some focus more broadly on the issue their organization, department or team is working to address. And still others have focused on community based processes and initiatives.

Here are a few examples:

  • A large service organization is using LCT to break down silos within their teams and refocus how they create results. They’ve started using the tools in their team meetings to do a total redesign process for how they are serving clients.

  • Another organization used LCT principles to convene stakeholders to create an aligned vision and action plan on homelessness for their community. The planning and design of this process started in the LCT sessions

  • Another participant who works as a consultant focused their time in LCT on how to fundraise more effectively. She has since used LCT tools to write grants differently and has successfully brought millions of additional dollars to her community. She has also used LCT tools in other aspects of her work with the community.

  • Another individual works for the public library system and wanted to design programs and ways that the library could better respond to underserved individuals in the community.

There are truly endless possibilities for what a project can focus on, depending on the context in which you are working. We are happy to discuss your ideas with you to help flesh them out!

 

How big should my project be?

While we all want to change the world, we are most effective when we start where we are standing. The scale of your project should match the scale at which you are currently working. You will have the opportunity in the program to think about how to scale your work up, if it is appropriate, to have a larger impact for more people.

 

What if I don’t have a project?

We are happy to explore this with you. We guarantee you will leave our conversation more confident about a project you can focus on. The most important thing is that you are committed to creating a more equitable and just community for yourself and others. The rest will come!