Thanks to all of you who attended this retreat. We all agreed it was a totally amazing meeting – the three working groups after a breakout session all came back to each joint session with almost identical results! AND, those of you who took the time to fill in the 2012 Planning Survey will note you were in tune with what the groups came up with, too. Looks like we’re all singing off the same (grey or teal) hymn sheet!
The groups’ first task was to create a motivating, inspiring Vision for 2017.
We agreed we wouldn’t “wordsmith” the Vision during the meeting. However, we can use the “comments” area below to hone this vision down where it’s a bit cleaner.
Here’s what we ended up with:
And, here’s my take on this based on the discussions we had afterward (I’d put parentheses around the phrase ” that’s known throughout the region” to emphasize the importance of the rest of the vision (and decrease the importance of the enclosed phrase)
Next, we came up with the following 2012-2013 UUCLC Goals to move us forward towards achieving our 2017 vision:
The goals are in black. The committees responsible for achieving the goals are in brown above the goals. (You’ll note the group decided to form a new body – “PET” (the Public Event Taskforce) co-headed by Bruce Maxwell and Deon Pollett. Stay tuned for more information from them about this group and how you might want to get involved).
Our next step was to take these goals and split again into three groups. Each group was responsible for coming up with a list of ideas for our committees to ponder, and to write these ideas on filecards so they could be distributed to committee chairs. I have these cards and will be distributing them to the respective committees so they can use them to aid with the creation of a committee-specific “Action Plan”. Here is the link to the “Action Plan” form.
So, what do you think? Any ideas as to how committees can implement these goals? Any discussion on how we can word the Vision better? Add your comments below!