Start the new year off right with a Professional Renewal Workshop, Friday January 11th from 10-12. RSVP now at https://tinyurl.com/gcrenewal . Location TBA.
My new position as director of GC Journeys has enabled me to be out and about more, and I have had the opportunity to talk to more of my colleagues, more often, than I ordinarily would. I have noticed two themes bubbling to the surface. For some, there is a need to feel renewed, to feel invigorated by work rather than drowning in it. For others, there is a need to collaborate meaningfully, to be part of a dedicated, interdisciplinary community working toward something significant. For many, it is both. And so, I decided what might help is an interactive workshop focused on professional renewal to kick off the spring semester. This will be a time to come together with colleagues and create a tailored plan for yourself while thinking about what we can do as a community. I spent some time in Finland this semester and saw a whole culture that is remarkably innovative and productive. They have found a way to be dedicated to their work and invigorated by it without sacrificing their personal lives. Maybe that could become the Georgia College culture. Come explore that possibility.