It was all hands on deck this week, which for Seattle Works means three full -time AmeriCorps team members (Jenna, Page and Ellen), two full-time staff (Tara and Bevin) and two part-time staff (Tyler and Andy) and for a 12 month planning session.
We call it the Great Calendaring Session of 2012 and it happens with background beats from Gaga.
Everyone is responsible for identifying their own programs, events, meetings, grant deadlines, what have you dates on post-its and then placing them on the ginormous calendar sheets. Once that happens we looks at the year quarter by quarter as a team and see how the dates overlap/intersect. It was seriously the most productive two-hour discussion we’ve ever had around our calendar!
You might be asking yourself, “Why should l care about your calendar?” Because it’s going to make hanging out with Seattle Works easier on you! Team Works rounds will be kicking off consistently, year after year in the same months, we’ll have one training course, either The Bridge or HandsOn Leadership, offered every month (for the first six months of the year) and major events like Seattle Works Day is already set (mark your calendars – Sat 5/19/12). Plus we’ll be publishing all these dates for you at the beginning of the year in case you’re a planner.
You. are. welcome.