The seventh week of Hans and Adriaan coming to IMO Israel.

Unfortunately the El-al flight Amsterdam – Tel Aviv was cancelled and Adriaan could only arrive two days later then planned.

Hans and Ronen visited the Jatt Gallilee School in Jatt Village, a Drusian school in the north of Israel. It was a school that Hans described as an IMO school: modern methods of teaching, a strong community and very inspired teachers. There was a warm welcome with a Drusian meal and after that there was a dialogue with the director Sameer Abbas and some of the teachers. In the dialogue they explored the way the school works with 240 pupils giving them a strong perspective for their future in the north of Israel. It really impressed how well the school was cared for and this reflects the strong horizontal leadership of Sameer and his team.

The Waldorf movement Israel project came to the finalising of the first phase. The six processes presented their results and the process owners proposed solutions and next steps. The processes had different themes and questions like the Forum functioning, teaching the teachers, school management, community development. A key issue is the future of the Forum and its leadership. In July in a special Forum meeting decisions will be taken about changes that will be made and next steps for the different processes and its process owners. With the central team we prepared the next phase of this process for Waldorf school movement development in the coming 10 years in Israel.

The one-day meeting with school managers was about community building and handling finances. Through practical exercises and dialogue we explored different ideas how they can stimulate and handle these developments in their own school.

We finalized the first master class. In a two-year process the participants made a big step in their leadership. Some of them decided to enter into IMO Israel team and support the development of the IMO impulse in Israel. It was a moving and stimulating experience to see and hear how the participants could act in a new way and develop their questions to a next stage of being.

We visited Ono Academic College in Tel Aviv. Here Ronen teaches every Friday 30 Israelian Arab students the IMO OD methodology. IMO is now invited to present to 1000 OD students with all kind of backgrounds our approach to organisation issues and questions. It is our common intention to teach two semesters to a group of 40 students our OD methodology. This will be a major opportunity to spread the IMO methodology under young persons in Israel.

Finally we had the IMO Israel team meeting where we decided on the mandates of the colleagues, the team process, the leading image of IMO Israel. It felt also here like starting the next phase of IMO development in Israel.

Friday at 02.30 in the night Ronen took Hans and Adriaan to the airport.

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