May is always a special month at UWG. We’ve just finished celebrating the excitement of graduation and we’ve wrapped up the end-of-semester crunch of grade submissions and other student-centric celebratory functions. As we move into May, we enter into a time of planning, assessment, and continuous improvement for the next academic year.
It’s highly appropriate, then, that we will hold our fifth LDI (Leadership Development Institute) the first week of this month. Over the course of the last year, we’ve focused intently on building leadership toolkits, because we believe firmly that effective, inspiring leaders are key to development of an engaged faculty and staff. With this next LDI, we begin an exciting transition from learning to living. Certainly, learning will continue. But, beginning this month, we will truly begin using what we’ve learned.
Part of that process will be engaging our entire faculty and staff in Engage West! This will include new learning opportunities for all full-time employees as well as continually evolving opportunities for leaders to engage those they work with.
I’m heartened that we’ve reached this stage in our growth and I’m so looking forward to seeing how Engage West can help us move toward success at all levels and in all aspects. As always, I welcome your feedback and I appreciate your sincere commitment to helping UWG become the best place to work, learn, and succeed.