July 14, 2011 NWP Radio Show: “Site Directors Talk About Sustaining Their Sites”
I’m still buzzing from the energy of last night’s NWP Radio episode during which three site directors shared the ways in which their site leadership is thinking about site sustainability including sources of funding they plan to tap, ideas for programming and strategic planning with site leaders, and a variety of approaches to making their sites ever more visible and essential to the mission of the university. You can find the archive of the show here in NWP Connect here along with links to many of the resources that were mentioned, or listen at NWP Radio at http://www.blogtalkradio.com/nwp_radio/2011/07/14/planning-for-the-future-directors-talk-about-sustaining-the I’m thinking this would be a great planning and/or pre-retreat resource for the many site leadership teams that are planning retreats in August.
The show featured Lil Brannon, director, UNC Charlotte WP, Tom Meyer, director, Hudson Valley WP, and Lisa Rougeou, director, Northwestern State University WP, Louisiana sharing the thinking and the work that has grown out of conversations with site leadership over the past several months. And as Mike Mathis noted they covered three key areas around which leadership team are simultaneously organizing and facilitating inquiry:
site’s TC community
Sustaining work for the community
Sustaining availability of university faculty for leading the site
In my recent conversations with site leaders, I’ve heard of a variety of smart ways in which site teams are organizing around these areas of work. So I want both to point to this episode of NWP Radio as a terrific and inspirational resource and also invite a conversation about the ways in which sites are engaged in similar work. Looking forward to hearing from you all.