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Before You Start

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We’ve learned that people bring 3rd Conversation to their community for a variety of reasons. It’s important that your team discuss what YOU want, BEFORE you dive into logistics and event planning, so you’re sure to GET what you want. And while NO practice is simple, if you’re in a complex system, such as an academic medical center, you’ll have many layers to consider, both for strategy and for logistics. You’ll want to tackle that thoughtfully and in advance. This page offers considerations and guidance as you start these more strategic conversations. Perhaps your first strategic move could be to invite others to join in these conversations. That can be a powerful way to grow your team of 3C champions!

Planning for 3rd Conversation:
Keeping Your Organization’s Goals in Mind

Following are some ways you and your leadership may want 3rd Conversation to fit into or influence your health care system or practice. We recommend dedicating conversations to figuring this out before you have your 3rd Conversation Experience(s), then revisiting the conversation afterwards.

Some ideas include:

You want change in your institution to be discrete

So you just want one Spark event and to pursue the ideas that emerged from it

You aspire to infuse relationship, connection, and bi-directional empathy among all the humans in your institution.

So you want as much 3C programming (Spark, etc.) as you can pull off.