Community Visioning Workshop

21Oct2:00 pm4:30 pmCommunity Visioning Workshopwith Jaclyn Roessel of GrownUp Navajo

Event Details

Have a creative idea that you need help nurturing? Join Jaclyn Roessel, president and founder of Grownup Navajo, for a special community workshop designed with Taos creatives and visionaries in mind.

Roessel will facilitate a workshop to support envisioning a creative work plan for your project. Participants will use creative visioning tools to create a path forward toward their vision of their project. Attendees will leave the session with a clear picture of the next steps toward their future vision, a creative anchor image, and a wireframe of values to guide their project or idea.

This program is part of Harwood 100 More: Envisioning the Future, a weekend of programs aimed at sparking community dialogue about how to sustain a vibrant, equitable, and inclusive creative future in Taos.


Who is this for?
Anyone with a project or idea that needs some support before becoming real. Anyone with a project (personal/professional/community-focused) that needs some extra care to reach the next phase.

What is included in this workshop?
Jaclyn Roessel is a talented facilitator and coach, who will share these tools to help participants create a plan of action toward their project goals. This workshop will involve reflection time, conversation and sharing about your idea or project with fellow participants, there will be time for some creative expression of choice (collage, sketch, journal prompts).

What do I need to bring?
Depending on your personal practice, you will want to bring utensils that will help you hold your attention on your project. Optional materials: sketch pads, journals, stickers, planners. We will provide materials too – so come as you are and bring your imagination.


About Jaclyn Roessel
Jaclyn Roessel is a citizen of the Navajo Nation and a proud Diné asdzaan (Navajo woman) who carries interwoven German and Scottish lineage. As a writer, lactivist and a cultural equity & justice consultant, Roessel believes in the power of Indigenous ways of knowing and teachings to support the building of healthy, strong, and just communities.

Their practice as a certified personal coach integrates Roessel’s Diné perspective and belief in the inherent wisdom of their coach partners to navigate challenges and achieve healing transformation in their lives and work. Jaclyn most deeply identifies as a +Liberatory Kinship Coach+. Jaclyn is a member of the Coaching for Healing, Justice and Liberation School where they learn and orient toward growth with some of the most radically heart-powered people on the planet.

Roessel comes to this work from a history of cultural production, curatorship, museum education and offers coach partners a deep understanding of the oppressive nature of non-profit institutions.

They are one of eight co-founders of Native Women Lead. Jaclyn previously held the role of decolonized futures and radical dreams at the U.S. Department of Arts & Culture, where they co-stewarded the Honor Native Land Project. Roessel was appointed to serve on the New Mexico Governor’s Council for Racial Justice and is an organizing member of the Indigenous Milk Medicine Collective. Roessel has recently been appointed to be the Director of the ASU LACMA Fellowship Program Administration at Arizona State University.

Jaclyn lives, plays, farms and makes home in the Pueblo of Tamaya with their husband and children.

This program is supported in part by LOR Foundation, by New Mexico Arts, a division of the Department of Cultural Affairs, by the National Endowment for the Arts, and by the Institute for Museum and Library Services. 



(Saturday) 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm


Harwood Museum of Art

238 Ledoux Street


Space is limited in this worksop. All ticket holders who attend will be issued a refund of their full ticket price.

Tickets are not available for sale any more for this event!