I did it! I graduated from New Area Director Training. It took me two years, but I have completed the training with friends from around the nation. The training is designed to help me transition from campus work to my new role as a supervisor.
So what did I learn? Much of what we learned related to how we can better supervise our staff. I must have learned something, because my staff think I am the best area director.
At a recent staff team meeting, my staff team decided to honor my graduation by presenting me a very special award, “Best Area Director.” They even made a mortar board hat for me (see picture).
After graduation, people often ask what’s next? Hopefully more of the same. I love my job!
Coming up: interviewing staff candidates, work with new staff at leadership camp and help staff plan out new student outreach for Fall 2010.