Recently, I had the opportunity to speak at the 44th Biennial Conference of the National Association of Retired Federal Employees (NARFE) Conference in Ocean City, Maryland with a topic of leadership and succession planning. What a joy to present to them! While they were staying at the beach and we weren’t on the beach, it was a great opportunity to meet new individuals leading their local groups. These local chapters in Maryland provide opportunities to engage in grassroots advocacy and leadership moments. We chatted about life-long learning and turning those experiences into “teachable” moments. My favorite part of our time together was the Q & A period where we discussed working with and motivating volunteers.
After the presentation, I received a wonderful letter from Dr Gary Roundtree, President of NARFE. I am beyond humbled with what he wrote: “Your presentation was engaging and very informative. Without a doubt, I enjoyed seeing you interact with the members. The knowledge we gained from you about change management left us speechless!”
Can’t wait to connect with them again in October at their training day in Bowie. Would love to leave another audience “speechless.” Call me, would you?