Welcome! The office for the Central Midwest District of the Unitarian Universalist Association is in the process of going virtual. In this blog we’ll let you know about some of our trials, tribulations and successes. We hope you’ll comment, ask questions, and share your ideas and experiences with us. -- The CMwD Office Staff: Peggy, Gretchen, Karen, Karin, Ian, Dori, Kimberlee and Michelle. March 5, 2008
One key question, of course, is who is going to do what jobs to keep the CMwD office functioning, even virtually. Every year for the past years, the CMwD office has hired a 3rd or 4th year Meadville-Lombard student to be our part-time Office Assistant. The Office Assistant has a set of specific tasks, plus as time is available, works on special project. This year’s Office Assistant is Karen Mooney. Karen and I sat down on April 1 and worked out a plan that would allow the OA to take on current tasks while working Virtually for the most part.
Here are our thoughts:
The Office Assistant would still be required to work at District Assembly along with everyone else in the office.
Peggy Boccard & Karen Mooney
The proposal to “go virtual” first of all poses these and a hundred other questions. In deciding to “go virtual” we are not saying that we have answers to all these questions or even that all are answerable. Rather we are saying that it is a productive time to work these questions. It is a moment when those we serve have a lot they can teach us about this and when a lot of people might benefit from what we learn.
In this spirit of making this a project focused on learning—and sharing what we learn—the staff of the Central Midwest District establishes here a blog of our adventure and invites your comments.