A note from Lyn Brown, Acting President, CPRS Edmonton

As we approach the shortest day of the year, pausing to reflect is instinctive. We look back at what was accomplished. And, we look ahead to hills yet to be climbed.

Our CPRS Edmonton board is in a reflective mood as well, with national conference in June a warm but fading memory and five local events behind us since September.

Our fall events have drawn light attendance. Perhaps it’s because of economic challenges facing this province, our members and their clients and employers. Maybe time famine is the root cause with more variety and volume of PD and community networking opportunities to choose from than ever.

Personal experience shapes our hypothesis, yet real member feedback is even better. So we intend to start the new year by holding several focused conversation circles with members in January/February. Active listening, after all, is the foundation of effective communication!

Our goal is to answer two questions:
1)      What purpose does CPRS Edmonton best fulfill for you now and looking to the next three years?
2)      What purpose can and should CPRS Edmonton aim to fulfill in our community at large?

To help design, participate in, or facilitate a members’ conversation circle, please be in touch with me at lyn.brown@cprsedmonton.ca or our PD chair Crystal Wood at crystal.wood@cprsedmonton.ca.

Look for a schedule of times and locations early in the new year.

Until then, have a safe, happy and restful holiday season.


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