Becoming a Compassionate System: What am I Wanting to Grow in 2024?

It has been inspiring to work with LESNW Learning Communities during Week 0 as they continue, or begin to grow capabilities from Growing deep using Compassionate Systems tools and practices.  

Redeemer staff identified ways they can create the conditions at the start of the year for teams and children to live their school values. 

Immanuel Gawler staff explored the personal benefits of grounding, journaling, empathic listening, and check-ins. 

The staff from St John’s Eudunda and Good Shepherd Angaston continued their collaboration, sharing their personal and professional aspirations for the year, using Compassionate Systems tools and practices to plan for ways to bring these into being.  

The Living Waters Alice Springs staff and Board Chair spent the day becoming familiar and deepening their engagement with CS tools and practices. This culminated in using ‘stock and flow’ to plan for what they are wanting to create in their roles, with their teams and with their learners. 

Reflections shared during these sessions included: 

“We need to be present rather than patient and observe rather than judge.” 

“Engaging in deep listening through a check-in gave me a whole new perspective on the people in the group. It was inspiring to hear their aspirations and their vulnerabilities. 

This is all about wellbeing, not something on the side but a way of being.” 

“I realise that understanding my emotions is so important, they are not good, not bad they just are and awareness of this is what’s important.” 

“I need to grow my own wellbeing in order to look after the wellbeing of others.”  

If you are interested in learning more about Compassionate Systems check out the professional learning opportunities here in this publication or contact Mignon Weckert.


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