Empowerment & Engagement
The 2009-2010 Flex theme and Staff Resource Center's new two year initiative is ‘Empowerment and Engagement'. The Initiative highlights the call for all of us to come together in community to do all we can to engage and empower one another to be our best selves. Being and feeling connected to the mission, values and goals of Sacramento City College is critical if each person is to become empowered to think, behave, take action, and control work and decision making in autonomous ways. Over the next two years, the new Staff Resource Center Empowerment & Engagement Coordinator will be bringing the campus workshops and resources designed to develop a sense of empowerment. It is our hope that all stakeholders believe they can make a difference by having the freedom to be themselves and to do what they think is necessary to get the job done. We believe that faculty, staff and students will engage and connect when they feel a sense of community; see their involvement and issues as relevant and worth their time, and view the process and organizational climate of participation as open and supportive of their right to have a voice in the process. Campus engagement and empowerment efforts seek to address multiple levels of the college environment while developing mutual respect, understanding, trust and open communication.
In this upcoming academic school year, let's renew our commitment to be more involved and engaged in the process of refining the College's goals, values and mission. Let us seek opportunities to discover the more interesting and exciting components of our work. And let us be empowered by allowing ourselves to be more authentic, honest and creative in the way we serve our students and work together within this community.