An Ending – and a Beginning
I went back to school at this late stage in the game for a reason. I wanted to get my community-building message out into the world in the most effective way possible which would prove challenging with only a bachelor’s degree. When I learned I could earn a Masters of Organizational Management degree at Crandall University (in town) in less than two years, the decision to apply was a no-brainer.
I had no idea how much work was involved in getting a Master’s degree; I had no idea how much I would learn about community, about the world, about the evolution of community in tandem with the human race; I had no idea that my classmates would have such a profound impact on my education.
I have plenty of ideas now, thanks to an excellent program, one that helped me to combine what I knew about the community-building framework with the frameworks of organizational culture and shaped my passion for community building into a business model.
In the last month of my program, I took on 3 Research & Development projects, working for free in exchange for feedback, testimonials, and (hopefully good) referrals. The results from the first two completed projects are here. As well, see a visual of the results of the survey participants completed before and after the program here!
I am now offering my community-building services to organizations/groups globally that want to communicate better, feel more connected, know and understand one another at a more foundational level and successfully grow as an effective organization because of this powerful foundation. Yes, globally. One of my R & D projects is happening completely online! I now know I can do this work with groups anywhere in the world!
Photo: My father, my daughter and I at my graduation!