T2P2 has been involved in a wide variety of projects and shows outside of our main stage. We hope to showcase all of our past events here.
This event, held in the Minneapolis Co-Co space was an opportunity for different community leaders to come together with media makers and work on telling your story in a short video. T2P2 was on the scene participating in the world cafe. Instead of a normal harvest of ideas at the end, our improvisers were interspersed among the tables, plucking interesting ideas and quotes from the conversations that were happening. After the discussion portion of the World Cafe, we brought all those ideas to life showing what elements make a successful video and what not to do. Afterwards, everyone was tasked with making short videos for several organizations. We helped coach people on communication strategies and how to spice up the presentations.
We partnered with the Twin Cities Young Non-Profit Professionals Network to present what’s in store for non-profits during the 2012 year. Much of the discussion focused on how seemingly unconnected issues such as the slate of proposed amendments would demand the attention and resources of most of the non-profits in the state. The show explored how : Marcia Avner, a Senior Fellow at the Minnesota Council of Nonprofits, and Sheila Smith, Executive Director of Minnesota Citizens for the Arts. You can see a highlight video here.
Respectful Conversations with the Minnesota Council of Churches
We recently worked with the Minnesota Council of Churches on their Respectful Conversations Project. Many people have strong emotions surrounding the upcoming Marriage Amendment in Minnesota. Disagreements on the amendment are projected to ruin family dinners, tear apart congregations, and create a poisonous media environment. The MCC hopes to facilitate conversations in churches throughout the state that let people honor each others opinions and listen honestly to feelings and ideas surrounding the issue. They are hosting different events around the state where people will get to listen, learn, and hopefully come away understanding different sides of the issue. We helped create part of an informal DVD that would dull aggression instead of sharpening it.
What makes a good leader? Do they swoop in like superman when we need them or are they grown like in a garden? The Bush Foundation planned to explore these questions and more at their Leadership Chautauqua. Chautauqua’s are an event right out of our past that brought communities together to learn and explore big ideas. Similar to a circus, they were held in large tents and traveled from town to town peddling ideas. They typically featured explorers, scientists, or scholars who would present their exciting and wondrous discoveries. The Bush Foundation recognizes how great these were and wanted to revive that spirit. Held in Morris, Minnesota, the event featured people from all over the country who all wanted to look at leadership from a variety of perspectives. We were invited to perform our show and interview three leaders from different backgrounds and then our improvised took off with those ideas and soared.