In September, the Board and invited leadership volunteers gathered at Maymont for a two day retreat to discuss, and plan for, the future of the Council.

The first day involved an opportunity for the team to learn about themselves and each other. As the Author Simon Sinek said in his now famous Ted Talk How Great Leaders Inspire Action https://www.ted.com/talks/simon_sinek_how_great_leaders_inspire_action?language=en. “The ability of a group of people to do remarkable things hinges on how well those people can pull together as a team”. The VDC group did just that, learning and growing during the two day session.

The leadership processed through Myers-Briggs Type training and Strengths Finder assessment. Following the self-assessments, they explored topics including transition management and strategic planning.

The end result of the retreat was the bones of a strategic plan which will lead the VDC and it’s volunteers through 2020.

If you are interested in learning more, please contact Julia Groom, Executive Director at [email protected], or any of the participants.