Lane is the community’s college and there’s an opportunity to give your input about the community by participating in Lane County’s strategic planning process.
The county is currently seeking input to update its 2018-2021 strategic plan through a survey. There is also an open house where you can learn more about the framework of the process from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 24 in Harris Hall, 125 E. 8th Avenue, downtown Eugene.
If you can’t make it to the open house, here’s a link to the survey: http://bit.ly/LaneCoSurvey
You can read more about the county’s strategic planning process and the 2014-2017 strategic plan by clicking this link: https://www.lanecounty.org/cms/one.aspx?portalId=3585881&pageId=4081129
Our current cohort met on Friday, Jan. 19 for a special presentation by Lida Herburger and Deborah Butler on Appreciative Inquiry, a reflective planning tool they illustrated using a “4-D Cycle” –
- Design: Consider, “What should be?”
- Destiny: Consider, “What will be?”
- Discovery: Consider, “What is?”
- Dream: Consider, “What could be?”
Last year, a team of employees was trained in Appreciative Inquiry practices and several of the trainees are going through the certification process, which requires them to give a presentation. If you’re interested in learning more or in a training for you or your department, email firstname.lastname@example.org.