Where are you going? • The Dilemma of Direction: • Finding Our Way in the Oft-Changing Landscapes of Life
Stop! Aisha, where is DI going? • What is our Vision? Oh God, not that question again! • Weekend programs, retreats and the Rihla? • Who are our core teachers? • What are the challenges we are facing? • Are we meeting the needs of the community? • Why am I tired all the time? Did you know that two slices of organic whole wheat bread raises your glycemic index as much as eating two teaspoons of pure cane sugar?
Don’t Panic! • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5ilGGP9BDZs • Let’s keep it simple! • Problem/Solution • What are we real good at, and what are we struggling with? • We need to refocus and find our key targets; attainable goals • Recognize limitations • Rethink commitment levels • So what is our New Deal?
What are we good at? • Focus on strengths and enhance them • Minimize weak-points; our greatest advantage is knowing our limitations RIHLA Retreats Enhance the Rihla experience for all involved and continue to see it grow as the premier summer intensive An area that has been neglected but well within our reach. We need a return to the shorter, week-long intensives that provide a spiritual/intellectual jolt much needed among the youth Online Presence SHY’s Initiatives Website portal and experience in crucial for DI’s growth and presence; access to hours of materials and resources SHY’s work needs more direction and support; it is crucial our resources are integrated 100% with his vision and that we complement the work and help to bring about the educational tools he has envisioned and developed Your footer text
Action Items • Rihla Task Force: overall of program development and execution • Initiation of the DI Retreat • Outline of SHY’s projects that can be supported by DIF; MOUs • Marketing Overhaul • Strategic Planning • Recruitment • Presentation • Innovation • Niche Your footer text
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