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Building Bridges Workshop & Board Changes

31 December 2011

building-bridges-2011-4168This year’s Building Bridges leadership seminar took place on December 30 at Scarborough Gurdwara. Altogether, 26 people attended the full-day session which focused on setting goals for the foundation, learning how to organize events, and forming action plans for events that will take place in 2012 and beyond. The Council also announced changes that have been made to the Board for 2012.

The morning started off with a fun ice-breaker to allow everyone to get to know each other. Nimratvir Kaur led the session and started by talking about the Foundation’s Vision and Mission. It was briefly discussed that perhaps they should be interpreted differently to allow for inclusivity of older members as membership has changed over the years. The focus then shifted to goals. Amritvir Kaur talked about the importance of setting goals, how to overcome the fear of failure and how to set S.M.A.R.T. goals. Everyone then set goals for themselves within the Foundation for both 2012 and the Foundation’s twentieth anniversary.

After lunch, the Council and Board members spoke about what the Foundation means to them and shared stories. Other individuals also talked about its significance in their lives. Rashpal Kaur continued by talking about the importance of imagining and visualizing goals before they can be realized. She also talked about failure and commitment as well as characteristics or mindsets that individuals should bring to a project. Having learned about setting goals, the attendees then brainstormed ideas about events that could be done in the near future. In smaller groups, an action plan was developed for each of these events and presented to the larger group for feedback and discussion. These events included the annual seniors’ trip, visits to food banks, the annual Guru Nanak Walk, the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon, an adopt-a-senior program and a run around the world.

Upon conclusion of the session, the Council announced changes to the Board for 2012. Avneet Kaur, Jasmin Kaur and Sunny Singh stepped down after serving for two years or more. Chiranjeev Singh, Jagdeep Singh and Jasjit Singh were the new appointees and will join Nimratvir Kaur and Sarpreet Kaur.

 

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