On September 27th, 3CSN Coordinators Rebecca Moon-Stone, Joanna Zimring-Towne, and Devon Werble joined an eclectic and dynamic group of 17 students, classified professionals, administrators, and faculty eager to engage in a day of professional learning at the Fall Regional Summit, “Weaving Community for Transformation,” at San Diego Mesa College. The event was the fourth of six regional summits focusing on the inquiry question: As we transform, how do we design for inclusive collaboration?
The morning began with a comprehensive overview and schema-building conversation around the concept of weaving and a reflection on participants’ current connections on their campuses: Where are there strong bonds and connections already? How do we leverage those connections and integrate them into the fabric how the campus community? The variety of different perspectives, particularly from students, made for a rich discussion.
Teams then broke into groups and focused their energies on what a campus community could look like when all of the key players come to the table with the same goals in mind. What remained central across all groups was the need for students to be part of the planning and implementation processes from the beginning to ensure a welcoming and efficient culture within the institution.
As the day progressed you could feel the energy building in the room. Attendees felt recharged, inspired and ready to take on the tasks they identified. Utilizing the action plan matrix allowed them to hone in on specific actions they can take in achieving their goal.
We are excited to gather once more on March 6th to share and learn with our San Diego regional colleagues!
You may view the materials here: https://tinyurl.com/sv33t5j