I have had the privilege of bei
ng selected by The
Arc of NY, and allowed by The Arc of Rensselaer Boards of Directors, to participate in their first Leadership Institute. The program was designed by fellow executives from Arc of NY Chapters across the state. It brings Senior Leaders together
total of ten times from September to May, culminating with the presentation of our Capstone Project in early June. In an effort to increase recruitment and retention
, my group was assigned the project of creating awareness of Direct Support Professionals to the larger community.
I am excited at what we have done so far and anxiously look forward to the next three months to see what we will present.
A second part of the program was designed to provide time for self- reflection and my impact to others. First, I had to admit that, good and bad, I impact others all the time, even when I don’t realize it. I impact my family, my work, even the cashier when I stop for morning coffee. Having been a short order breakfast cook as a teen, I know my way around an omelet. Even considering myself an omelet cooking expert, I remind myself that there is more than one way to cook said omelet. Just because it is not my way, both ways will fill your stomach. Knowing that numbers speak my language the best I sum up (pun intended) what I realize in this way. Multiplication brings numbers together; the product is always greater than the factors. That is unless you interject a negative number. Then you get a negative answer. Join me in being a positive factor.