A097 Evaluating Experiments in Adaptive Change
Resolved, That the Presiding Officers’ decision to convene legislative committees and resolution hearings in advance of the 80th General Convention be commended as an experiment that can help the Episcopal Church learn more about how to adapt its structures and governance to the post-COVID world; and be it further
Resolved, That Executive Council conduct, with professional support from program evaluation specialists, an evaluation of the process by which legislative committees and resolution hearings convened online in advance of General Convention and of the outcomes for the church; and be it further
Resolved, That the evaluation include assessment of the ways in which conducting legislative committee business online promoted or hindered diversity, equity and inclusion and the involvement of people in the wider church, particularly people of color, people younger than age 40, and people from dioceses outside the United States; and be it further
Resolved, That Executive Council conduct this program evaluation with the intent of creating a model for evaluation of future adaptive change experiments, defined as adaptive thinking, innovative ideas, and fresh approaches to the Church's leadership, organizational thinking, and common life, recognizing that the Episcopal Church must continue to change and evolve in order to respond to God’s mission in all of its contexts.