I'm three days into my new role in the WEA: Director of Membership, Volunteering and Marketing. A big change for me in an organisation I've been involved with for over 30 years. Not the first change though; I've been a student, branch member, tutor, tutor-organiser before becoming a director.
I'm really looking forward to the new role. Almost 50,000 members and over 100 years of history to work with! I think the first priority is to link the new role into the main business of the WEA - adult education in communities across the country. That's going to need a systematic approach and hard work on communication. Won't get too far before my summer holiday but I've got plenty of ideas to knock into shape and I want to make sure we make progress quickly.
I've always enjoyed discussions with members and volunteers in the WEA as much as with tutors and students. I'm looking forward to much more of that - and developing ideas into action.