2018 Newsletters

Brrrrrr, has it been cold outside! Beautiful but chilly.

Had it been warm, it might have been difficult to stay indoors and focus on all of the things that need our attention now that the 2018-19 Grant Application and Reporting materials are on the horizon to be shared by Advanced Education! The CLN team has been hard at work assessing all the implications of the renewed Logic Model. We are thinking about the new Outcomes, Indicators and Measures, and how best we can support you and your colleagues as you start to plan for the year ahead.

In the coming weeks, we’ll be updating the e-Learning workshops on the CALP Portal, as well as updating or modifying documents, templates and videos to align with the new vison and logic model for CALP. We’ll keep you up to date on our progress online and with updates to the field at spring Regional Meetings. We want to make sure you have current resources at your disposal through this time of transition. And remember, you can always call or email your RSS if you have any questions about the latest changes.

We look forward to hearing from you in the coming months, and learning more about how we can best support you on this next leg of your journey!

Lisa Dickner
Executive Director

New Year… New Beginnings!

Happy 2018 to all! I hope everyone is well rested and spent some quality time with friends, family, and loved ones over the holidays.

While I had my feet up by the fire, I pondered what I would like 2018 to be. January is known to be the month for goal setting, personally and professionally.

Some of the questions I ask myself are:

  • What do I want to accomplish by the end of June in my program?
  • Do I need some PD to make it happen?
  • If so, what type of training do I need, and when would be a good time to take it?
  • How will I manage my work/life balance? How will I manage my stress level? 

A personal journal is a great place to record your thoughts and goals. Your professional goals can be added to your profile on the CALP Portal under Training and Events, click on “My Learning Plan and History”. At the end of the granting year, it is a great place to refer back to and record your PD on the Final Report. Please set SMART goals: Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Reasonable, and Time Bound.

As long as the needle is moving, we are making progress. Wishing all of you great success in 2018!

Jackie Peterson
Treasurer, CLN Board of Directors