With the Engage rollout- District Director Paul Waldeck encouraged the collaboration of chapters for a district-wide deployment. Chapter Chair, Jim Mutschler, shares his thanks with Paul for the leadership and highlights of what made the shared approach so successful!
"Paul, your guidance to shift the Engagement implementation training to a District-wide deployment strategy, rather than a Chapter level rollout provided positive impacts for all of our Chapters, due to higher Efficiency and Effectiveness. A few examples:
- Starting with the sharing of Portland, Maine's experience, we were able to leverage the lessons learned by Whit Ford and his Chapter, allowing us to start the rollout planning from a better point.
- If the standard approach of Chapter level implementations was used, the overall resource commitment would have been much higher, and there would have been variable levels of quality.
- The District approach allowed individuals with education expertise and others with system rollout experiences, allowed the team to leverage a strong team to create the educational plan and content.
- With District Administrative support, we were able to leverage a single set of slides and talking points, and it allowed us to record every session so that anyone could catch up as needed.
- The District wide education schedule allowed all volunteers to select programs that met their schedule.
- And the approach allowed us to easily staff each presentation with multiple panelists. This allowed attendees to get the answers they needed during the training sessions, regardless of which chapter or state the questions were coming from.
Overall this was a more efficient and effective approach than the Chapters could have done individually. Thank you."
Jim Mutschler, RI Chapter Co-Chair