Blogpost: Reflecting on Learning Experiences at the National Forum by Carly Wegner

Carly WegnerWhile looking back at my previous blog post that I wrote shortly after arriving at the National Forum, I realized how many new skills I have actually gained since starting in May. I will be graduating from the Center for the Study of Higher and Postsecondary Education in December and I’m on my way out of the National Forum, as well, but I think it’s important to reflect on these new skills. The following is a list of 3 new things I learned during my time at the National Forum as a member of the Finance & Stewardship team:

3. Creating agendas is vital – Things don’t always go as planned if you don’t have an agenda of what you think should be accomplished at the many meetings held at the National Forum.

2. Immerse yourself in the material – There is SO much going on at the National Forum that I’ve learned it’s best to just jump in to a project. Find out as much information as you can and then get started wherever you think you can be the most useful.

1. Look ahead – Again, there is so much going on at the National Forum that it can be difficult to keep everything straight. Looking forward on the calendar can help you better prepare for the busier times during the semester and know how early to get started on that final report or that LOI.

My time at the National Forum has been a great growing experience for me and I hope others have the opportunity to learn as much as I have in the past 6 months.