The Mosaic process guides participants through processes of: *Empathy and compassion development through personal bonds *Trust-building toward “tipping point” at the pace of the partners *Starting and sustaining challenging conversations *Inclusion and sharing of capital through bridging *Readiness for engaging with others in projects/innovative ways
Social Ecological Theory
Developed as a social science contribution to the evolution of American policy and social development in the 1960’s and 1970’s, the Social Ecological Model intersects systems thinking with the experience of people within it. This presents a holistic perspective to managing change. This model has helped inform Mosaic Methods.
Majority of the program places emphasis on the partner pairs experiencing one another and designing their pace and approach. Concepts such as commitment, morale and satisfaction at times are measured out of context meaning that enough consideration is not given to the fact that they are outcomes. In order to achieve increased levels, awareness must be given to the input variables such as justice, learning, inclusion and competence. This blended with personal experience shifts the focus from training the individual for change to transforming the individual and fostering the development of adaptable behaviors.