Imagine waking up one morning, looking in the mirror, and realizing that you’re much bigger than you were when you went to sleep the night before. Well, that’s exactly what happened with the Centre! Karen Visoná, recent graduate of UPEACE and a Centre alumni has joined as our full-time Coordinator.
How are we dealing with this growth spurt? Last week, we engaged in a planning process that had each of us think about two questions, “What do I really enjoy doing?” and “What am I really good at?”. Based on these two, we then decided upon the roles and responsibilities each of us would take on. Being a big believer in the ‘Appreciative Inquiry’ methodology, it was particularly interesting to implement this process for the Centre’s team. I realized as we went through this that time flies and it had been too long since we’d asked ourselves these questions in any systematic way. It felt good to practice what I teach.
I’ll recall here my wish for 2012 (from our January newsletter). It was “To continue to learn and teach what I love, while travelling less“. So it is with considerable excitement that we announce the Centre’s next online course ‘Beyond Traditional Leadership’. Over a period of 6-weeks, beginning August 15, it will explore the central question: “How do you connect deeply with the people you work with, see things from their perspective, and help unleash the tremendous potential that each one of us within us?”.
We invite you to share your ideas with our team and accompany us on this journey!