How do you get ready for your interpretation? We have the details you need!

The most effective understanding of the information from a Holy Cow! Consulting Assessment report comes from reviewing the data with a trained  interpreter.  

Who should be at the meeting? Invite key people in leadership roles in your church (typically board members, chairs of committees, etc.) and be sure to have those people at your data interpretation.  This enables you as leaders to have a collective understanding of what the data is saying and how to best move forward together.  

When should the meeting be scheduled?

Our schedules do get busy so we suggest scheduling your interpretation around the same time that you launch the assessment. You can schedule your interpretation here:

How do we prepare for the meeting?

The final reports will be sent to you at least 2 business days before your meeting time. Make sure that each person attending the meeting has a copy of the reports (paper or electronic) before the meeting. They do not need to review the reports ahead of time, in fact we would prefer that we review them together, but having a copy allows them to follow along and take note during the meeting. 

Types of Interpretation Meetings 

In person/Onsite Interpretations: If you are having Holy Cow! Consulting work with your group in person, your interpreter will reach out to the church contact person to review the meeting set-up and anything else that is needed.  

Online Interpretations:  Online interpretations provide opportunities for leaders to engage in an interpretation who may otherwise not be able to participate due to location, schedules or accessibility. 

The following is provided as guidance for best practices in a virtual interpretation:

  • The preferred and most effective way is to have all leaders individually engage in the virtual platform with their own device in their own space. With each person logging in from their own office or home,  the interpreter and the group can effectively facilitate discussion and questions and this allows for face-to-face interaction.   It also means that the group and your interpreter can hear questions and discussion better. 
  • Though less effective, hybrid interpretations can be facilitated in which part of the leadership team is present in a room and other leaders are joining the zoom meeting but we ask the following:
    • The team in the room refrains from side conversations
    • Those joining via link are greeted by leadership meetings jointly
    • The interpreter can see, hear and interact with all those in attendance. This could include a point person assigned to be close to the microphone or zoom device to repeat questions from the group, a camera that allows the interpreter to see the room, etc.