Tuesday, August 09, 2005

CDT -- A VISTA experience.

Wonderful, wonderful VISTA!

How can a concentration of so many inspiring people not cause change?!?

This week I am in my mandatory CDT (Continuing Development Training) at the Clarion Hotel in downtown Raleigh. It's pretty nice and I have been stuff all day with catered food.

Now this development training is supposed to enhance our VISTA efforts by teaching us skills for stress management, sustainability, infrastructure, grant writing, etc....but what, at least so far, have gained from it is the networking and just meeting all of the people. As luck would have it, I am one of the first to meet our new Campus Compact VISTAs, JJ, Chris, Ben, Beth, Bethany, and Shannon who, I'd like to add, are all so talented and personable! Not only that though; I am reuniting with some North Carolina VISTAs I met at PSO (Pre Service Orientation)...Tabitha, Carrie, Ida, and Jocelyn. Not to go on too much about it, but I really enjoy these gatherings of mind, heart, and determination.

I am also excited to learn what our trainer has in store for us. He seems to be very knowledgable and experienced...and is good with groups (keeps conversation flowing, quenching too many personal examples)

2 comments:

Kelli- Iowa VISTA Girl Wonder said...

Hey Calvin!
Glad you had a good time at CDT. I wish you much continued VISTA success.
Hope to talk to you soon. :)

Calvin said...

Thanks Kelli!!

Look forward to talking to you soon too! :D