Dear Colleagues,

In preparation for our upcoming LDI on May 5, I wanted to provide some information on our focus for the day.  Attached is the agenda and goals for the day.  The theme is "Transitioning into the Legacy Year! Hardwiring the Future or What Does it Mean to Learn, Live and Lead in Our Legacy!” 

To be the best comprehensive university in America–sought after as the best place to work, learn, and succeed—we must continue to develop our leadership skills to impact the people we lead, develop and identify new leaders, and further align our organizational outcomes—from the individual to the unit to the division to the institution.  As we transition into the fourth year of Engage West! the Legacy Year, sustainability and continued progress toward our stated goals will be reflected in our behaviors and thus hardwired and fully adopted into our processes, expectations of excellence, and accountability.  

We will start the day connecting to purpose by viewing a video that tells the story of the tragic UWG Cheerleader's accident and their journey to overcome, strive for excellence, and obtain a legacy of success.  We will then update progress on our LDI topics of the Leading Year - annual performance evaluations, campus safety, solve & evolve (student and operational success) and diversity and inclusion.  

In preparation for our divisional Engage West survey rollouts and action plan development, we will hear from a supervisor's and staff member's experience and impact of their roll out process.  After the divisional breakouts, we will have lunch.  Then after lunch, we will report back the draft Action Plans developed and conclude the day with our focus on Hardwiring the Future.  Seating will be open for this LDI.

Again, it is important that you attend the LDI.  If you are not able to attend due to a conference or an emergency, please let your VP know and send a quick email to Danielle Tackett by close of business, Monday, May 1.  This will help us manage table and food logistics.