September 14, 2012
Registration lines open at the annual conference, and you may see me behind the scenes. I hold my breath, know that we have a strong plan behind the program, and start to celebrate with everyone once it’s underway. Great partnerships make this possible in everything I do. Both at home and at work, I plan to make myself a better partner after reading Power of 2
in hopes I can experience exponential growth in getting things done that are more meaningful.
Much of the success in what we do comes from the willingness to take risks believing that there is awesomeness on the other end. I’m pretty sure you make these same calculated risks on your campus, in your building, and with your team. Does that same feeling come over you when you’ve risen up to meet the challenge? Doesn’t it feel great to see the benefit that comes from completing a project, especially those where you took calculated risks?
Based on the feedback those at the Central Office get from you—our members and attendees—we work to incorporate as many of the suggestions as possible. I learned at IPDS
this year that assessment comes in many forms, and I’m thankful to Jason F. Simon
, Ph.D., University of North Texas, for pointing out how easy and quick assessment can be.
Look for some of the suggestions you have provided in your next interaction with ACUI. Whether it’s making your community feel smaller with more communities of practice
, more information about putting the core competencies
to work on campus, or seeing new social media
platforms in play, you will find greater collaboration driven by the blended staff and volunteer workforce that makes up ACUI.
We often joke that we could never work for the "insert the craziest association you can think of here," but truth be told, I enjoy what I do only because of the balanced style in which we approach the work. Fair, thoughtful, and with the goal that we will have the best product to meet the member needs.Teamwork, calculated risk, and constant assessment bring the method to the madness. What works for you?
is the Director of Meetings at ACUI.
Serves as the primary meeting planner for the annual conference. Works with Championship-level Recreation and Leisure Activities, volunteer recruitment, elections, and the conference program team.