I was in Indonesia with Syntegrity Group and the Knowledge-Sector Initiative to help over 50 public sector and academic leaders from across the Indonesian archipelago to connect research more directly to implementing effective public policies.
This was the first bilingual workshop I’d ever done. The conversations were conducted in Bahasa Indonesia, so I want to say a huge thank you to the incredible translators understanding and sharing so many conversations so quickly!
A key takeaway from this workshop: It really hit home the value of bringing together leaders from across different industries that all connect with people’s lives. So often, we can all see the challenges we’re facing and we’re even aligned on what needs to be done, but until we make space for people to come together and share, with a very clear structure for collaborating, we can’t realize we’re aligned and we can’t take action on that. This applies to big complex systems with many layers of governance and policy, just as it applies to tackling complex challenges in our personal lives.