I'd like to welcome you to our first edition of The Rockwood Community NETwork.
As some of you may know, we are in an exciting time of transition. We are committed to bringing the best experience to our staff in service to you and I'm proud to announce that we are continuing to strengthen our team in 2008.
First, I'd like to welcome Amanda Berger to Rockwood as our new Program Director leading our Leadership Development programs. She brings a wealth of experience and a great heart -- we're quite lucky to have us with her. Also joining Rockwood is Paul Goldberg, a strong addition to our development team.
Our leadership development team also welcomes two new trainers in 2008: Maria Ramos Chertok and Suzanne Hawkes. They bring wonderful skills as trainers and facilitators, and will help broaden our diversity and reach. Both are wise, optimistic, and tremendously skilled. (And they both have terrific senses of humor!) Welcome, Maria and Suzanne.
Andre Carothers is settling into his new role as Founder and Senior Fellow. He will oversee work on our new website, have a strong role in communications, and will assist in developing new and special projects. It is such a pleasure to have him remain close. I honor and applaud his amazing work over the years, and I know that I stand in very big footsteps. Thank you Andre, for being such a strong and steadfast voice for social change and justice.
Finally, I am delighted to take on my new role as President/CEO. I have been gifted with an astonishing staff, board, training team, and alumni community. I look forward to building on the foundation we've collectively built over the past 7 years, and to adding my piece as we move forward.
Many of you have written to express your support and encouragement during this time of transition, and I sincerely appreciate it.
As we move through this winter season, I hope that you and your families are in good health and spirit. We look forward to further strengthening our connections with you, and as we develop our plans in the months ahead, we will keep you posted as to our progress.
Our purpose for this monthly e-letter is to let you know what is going on here at Rockwood, to connect our alumni and supporters, and to provide a forum for discussion of ideas that will enhance our collective capacity to lead. We will open each issue with a practices and resources to anchor a specific leadership insight to continue to develop your personal growth outside of the Art of Leadership.
We hope you will enjoy it.
From my heart to yours.