Retreat in Jericho, Oktober 2020
As we expand our leadership team to include a cohort of grassroots leaders, Taghyeer has started a long-term project with our partner forumZFD for visioning with 12 community leaders. The project consists of monthly workshops and weekly meetings. The goal is to broaden Taghyeer leadership by including a representative team of activists and build a stronger functional system that guarantees clear communication and responsibilities to fullfill Taghyeer's strategic role on the ground.
The project started in the fall of 2020. Since then, Taghyeer leadership and the Messengers of Change (MoCs) had several zoom meetings as well as a multi-day in person meeting.
What is the movement DNA?
The movement DNA consists of four elements and has the ultimate goal of unifying a movement around them.
Reflecting together with our MoCs on these four elements will equip Taghyeer leadership team to fully reach its potential and keep the dynamic within the group. This project serves as an inclusive refinement process of Taghyeer movement.
Telling the story is vital for Taghyeer movement. The story builds a personal connection to the movement and it creates momentum around the vision & mission. We aim to be a movement where many people can share a united identity in nonviolence and want to tell that to the world.
Having a clear and functioning allocation of roles and responsibilities is essential to working efficiently and effectively. We want a decentralized structure that promotes self-organizing while maintaining a high level of involvement and participation among Taghyeer's activists on the ground. This grassroots approach feeds into the strategy.
Refining our strategy means working at the center piece of our movement. The strategy helps our people understand how we function and how we want to achieve what we aspire to be. The strategy defines our guidelines based on Taghyeer's values so that the decision-making process remains transparent and clear.
The movement culture sets the scale of how Taghyeer's leaders and activists act and live. It establishes an environment in which Taghyeer's values and principles can be practiced in order to achieve our vision. With a shared and strong movement culture, unexpected problems and arising challenges can be overcome through a clear set of morals and protocols. The culture strengthens the sense of belonging among the activists and creates a unique dynamic within the movement.