Challenge: Getting to Yes!

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Getting to Yes!

Thank you for being an expert for PLACE, it’s fantastic to have you with us to promote migrant-led innovation.

We hope you enjoyed your LIVE Expert Feedback Sprint with the Catalysts. Your tips and insights are key in the development of a growth mindset and the Catalysts are eager to get your final evaluation! 

What’s the context of the evaluation?

The Catalysts went through a ‚ÄúChallenge‚ÄĚ with PLACE: a 2.5 hour interactive learning experience online.

The Challenge is based on role-play within the context of a fictional company, GoToHarvest. The GoToHarvest Innovation Board has proposed 4 pilot projects that address 4 pressing sustainability issues for the company. The Innovation Board is looking for employees to lead these pilots over the next six months. (See the infographic below for more information on the pilots)

As employees of GoToHarvest, the Catalysts are presenting their proposal for leading the pilot of their choice. As a pilot lead, the Catalysts will have the opportunity to dedicate 100% of their time towards this pilot for the next six months and mobilise other resources from the company. 

In order to become a pilot lead, the Catalysts must produce an impactful 2 minute presentation, backed by 4 powerful slides, that answers the following questions: 

1. What pilot would you like to be the lead of?

2. What is the scale of the problem you are addressing through this pilot? 

3.How will the problem be solved through this pilot?

4. Why are you the best person to lead this pilot?

During the Challenge the Catalysts had access to two videos: 

РThe presentation of GoToHarvest 
РAn expert brief that outlines what the video will be evaluated on. 
We have included them both here for your reference.

Pilots infographic

Guidelines on evaluation scale… should you need it (or trust your instinct!)

Likelihood of solving the problem:
A clear understanding of why the problem exists and how it can be addressed

Remarkably observed: Completely convincing articulation between problem and proposal

Observed: Articulate expression of a reachable proposal

Insufficiently observed: Potential is exposed but no clear road to action 

Not observed: You cannot understand where they are heading


The proposal that is backed by tangible capabilities that are demonstrated by past achievements

Remarkably observed: Proposal seems non-refusable because it triggers desire to act, and the candidate seems trustworthy

Observed: Proposal is clear and realistic based on positive track record  

Insufficiently observed: Proposal seems relevant but lacks proof of capacity to deliver

Not observed: Proposal seems fragile and not sustained by evidence 

Convincing body language & staging:
An engaging body language during the delivery that shows me that you have what it takes to bring the project to success

Remarkably observed: Their engagement with the audience makes consistent focus on them easy

Observed: They are up to codes (rules, dress code, formality, presence) and show some engagement with the audience

Insufficiently observed: They show unawareness of professional codes, or looseness

Not observed: They are not in control of their body language (incapacitating fear, hesitation, lack of preparation and/or awareness)