A Renewed Sense of Connection: Internal Leadership Program Reenergizes Employees
Finding Purpose in Return: What Does it Mean to Turn Towards Renewal?
Merriam Webster’s dictionary defines renew as “restore to freshness, vigor, or perfection” (Merriam Webster, 2022). After two years facing the COVID-19 pandemic, communities, individuals, businesses, organizations, and UADA professionals are finding new ways to envision our purpose, restore its freshness, engage stakeholders and partners, and explore creative approaches to our work.
Everyone was changed by the COVID-19 pandemic in some way—professionally or personally. We seek to capture and share ways Arkansans are looking anew at their work, envisioning new ways to engage volunteers and community members, and acting boldly in ways that create lasting change.
The below example demonstrates renewal through the lens of an internal leadership program.
Amy Cole, Pulaski County
Sharing Stories - Strengthening Arkansas Communities
Each month, the Community, Professional and Economic Development unit will explore a different theme related to our mission, vision, and the work being accomplished to develop communities across the state.
A great way to capture this work is through stories: stories of impact, stories of change, stories of challenge. This can be the work of individuals, businesses, organizations, and UADA professionals that are striving to improve the quality of life for all Arkansans. We will capture and share these stories via social media, our newsletter, and other forms of communication.
Share your community story and learn from the stories of others, as you help co-create a new community online—a space that preserves experiences, sheds light on challenges, fosters new insights, and hopefully inspires others.
Read more about next month's theme: Citizens in Action.